Monday, January 7, 2019



Black Forest Express


Sunday’s high, 37; Overnight low, 17







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Obituaries: Richard Durst, Coudersport and Raymond Shutt, Genesee

 PA Farm Show underway in Harrisburg….”Meth” lab found in Tioga County….Bradford man accused of violating PFA by using Facebook Messenger…Injuries reported in a couple of McKean County crashes…Westfield driver facing DUI charges…..

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Governor Tom Wolf kicked off the 103rd Pennsylvania Farm Show Saturday, celebrating our state’s agriculture industry through the 2019 theme, “Inspiring Pennsylvania’s Story.” The theme, which will be represented throughout the duration of the weeklong event, honors agriculture’s rich history and inspires the future yet to come.

This year’s event includes  theme-related events like a daily story time for children, interviews with real Pennsylvanians working in agriculture, and opportunities for attendees to engage and tell their own stories. It will also include Farm Show staples „Ÿ the iconic treats and events that guests look forward to all year, like the six-horse hitch competition, theme days like Military Veterans and their Families Day, programs on the Culinary Connection stage, and the Sheep to Shawl contest.

The ceremony began with a Pennsylvania Army National Guard ceremonial color guard and the singing of the National Anthem by 2019 Farm Show Star-Spangled Sing-off winner Faith Brown of Dauphin County. The event was emceed by state FFA President Jenna Harnish of Bradford County, and Vice President of Operations for the 4-H State Council Julia Jumper of Westmoreland County.

The Pennsylvania Farm Show is the nation’s largest indoor agricultural event, featuring 12,000 competitive exhibits, more than 5,200 of which are animal competitions, plus 300 commercial exhibitors. The show runs January 5 – 12, 2018. Admission is free and parking is $15 in Farm Show lots. The Pennsylvania Farm Show Complex and Expo Center is easily accessible from Interstates 81 and 83.

Two Tioga County residents have been arrested for operating a “meth” lab in Lawrence Township. The discovery was made last Thursday afternoon when state police were called to assist Tioga Coounty Children and Youth Services to check on the safety of a child. Verbal and written consent were reportedly given to explore a gaseous odor coming from a garage on the property. Members of the state police VICE unit and |Clandestine team were called to the scene and allegedly found methamphetamine ingredients and evidence of  a “one-pot” lab. Charges are pending lab results against a 39 year old Tioga, PA man and a 58 year old Lawrenceville woman.In our later newscast Friday, we reported on the investigation into a “Meth” lab located on River Street I Roulette. You can read the report on our website and choose the tab for Friday January 4, 2019 News. Also you can hear our interview with Potter County District Attorney Andy Watson by selecting “Black Forest Trails.” Watson told Black Forest Broadcasting News that drug addicts are switching to “meth” because of the fear associated with fentanyl laced heroin.

The name of a 30 year  Bradford man accused of violating a Protection of Abuse Order was not released by state police at Kane. However, authorities claim the suspect violated the order by sending Facebook messages to a 27yearold Duke Center woman early Saturday morning.


Kane based state police are choosing not to release names of anyone for any reason, including motor vehicle accidents. Troopers say one passenger was slightly hurt in a rear-end collision last Wednesday afternoon on North Main Street in Port Allegany. The 21 year old Port Allegany woman failed to stop her Jeep Renegade in time and ran into the back of a 2001 Chevy pick-up driven by an Emporium, woman. The 55 year old female passenger from Roulette r in the Jeep declined medical attention while a three year old girl  in the Jeep escaped injury.,

A 38 year old Smethport woman may have been injured last Thursday morning when her 2004 Land Rover Discovery crashed  in Liberty Township, McKean County.  The SUV went off of Route 6 near Freer Hollow Road and hit an embankment; continued on for about 45 yards, became airborne when the driver tried to correct the path, and tipped over onto the driver’s side.

Troopers at Kane report a Clarendon, PA woman was seriously injured Saturday afternoon in a one-vehicle crash on Route 59 on Corydon Township. The driver was taken to Bradford Regional Medical Center for treatment and was arrested for DUI.

DUI charges are pending against 36 year old David Causer of Westfield following a traffic stop early December 22 on Route 287 in Lawrence Township, Tioga County.


Richard Earl Durst, 73, of Coudersport, passed away with his loving family by his side on Thursday, January 3, 2019, in Geisinger Medical Center, Danville, after a short battle with Acute Myeloid Leukemia with complications.


Born on February 7, 1945 in Port Allegany, he was a son of William and Anna Denning Durst.  On August 27, 1966 in Buffalo, N.Y., he married Judith E. “Judy” Tangelder, who survives.


Richard graduated from Coudersport Jr/Sr High School, Class of 1963.  He served in the U.S. Army from 1963 to 1966 as an aircraft mechanic, serving in Germany for 2 ½ years.


Following his military service, Richard was employed at Bell Aerospace in Niagara Falls, N.Y. and by National Gypsum in Depew, N.Y.  After returning to the Coudersport area, he was employed by the Tannery in Coudersport and by the former Pure Carbon in Coudersport.  He was a self-employed logger and also was employed in the maintenance department at Charles Cole Hospital in Coudersport for 25 years.


Richard was a member of Coudersport American Legion Post 192 and a life member of the NRA.  He enjoyed hunting, fishing, anything to do with history and in the past, spending time with his chocolate lab, Rooster.  He built his own home. He loved to feed the deer in the winter and the birds in the summer, but his greatest love was spending time with his family.


Surviving besides his wife of 52 years are three children, Jenny L. (Jay) Bright of Coudersport and twins, Robin M. (Joseph) Moyer of Greensburg and William T. “Bill” (Hannah) Durst of Nelson; seven grandchildren, Jordan L. Bright, James A. Bright, Joseph L. Moyer, Tristan N. Moyer, Grey A. Moyer, Emma A. Durst, and Ella E. Durst; a brother, David A. (Mary) Durst of Coudersport; a half-brother, Stephen (Wanda) Kelly of Coudersport; and many nieces and nephews.


In addition to his parents, Richard was predeceased by two half-brothers, Eugene Kelly and Robert Kelly.


Family and friends may call from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday, January 19, 2019, at the Coudersport American Legion where a celebration of Richard’s life will follow at 1 p.m. with the Rev. James Campbell, pastor of St. Eulalia Catholic Church, officiating.


Members of the Potter County Honor Guard will accord military honors following the celebration.


In lieu of flowers, memorials in Richard’s name may be made to a charity of the donor’s choice.


Richard’s family has entrusted his care to Kevin J. Dusenbury, funeral director/owner of the Virgil L. Howard Funeral Home, Shinglehouse.


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Obituary of Raymond SHUTT


Raymond M. SHUTT, 87, of Genesee, PA, died Friday, January 4, 2019 in his home.




Born May 23, 1931, in Bingham Township, PA, he was the son of Clyde and Ruby A. “Peg” Baker Shutt.




A 1948 graduate of Ulysses High School, he enlisted with the US Army on June 28, 1951 and served honorably during the Korean War, discharged as a Sergeant on March 27, 1954.




Mr. Shutt owned and operated a television sales and repair business for 25 years and was rural mail carrier with the US Postal Service in Loganton, PA for 16 years.  He was a member of the DAV and the NRA.




Surviving are:  ten children, Paul Douglas Shutt of Phoenix, AZ, Raymond Shutt, Jr. of Zephyr Hills, FL, Rhonda Jean Goodell of Germany, Karen M. Shutt of NC, Mary Lee Brewer of IL, Judy Fisher of Lock Haven, Rodger Shutt of Germany, Sandi Shutt of Coudersport, Sherri King of Eldred, and Katherine Suzanne Shutt of ME;  many grandchildren and great-grandchildren;  and former wife, Daisy Elliott of Genesee.  He was predeceased by two brothers and a sister.




There will be no visitation or service.  Burial will be in Ulysses Cemetery.




Memorials may be made to the Patterson Cancer Center, c/o UPMC Cole, 1001 E. Second St., Coudersport, PA 16915.




Arrangements are entrusted to Olney Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Ulysses, PA.




Online condolences may be expressed at www.olneyfuneralhom