Monday September 9 2018

Flood warning posted for portions of Black Forest Service area….Flood watch for other locations

Black Forest Express

Photo By Gerri Miller

 

Sunday’s high, 56; Overnight low, 43; 1.77 “ of rain

MON-RAIN, HIGH 59

MON NIGHT-SHOWERS THEN SOME CLEARING, LOW 53

TUE-CHANCE OF SHOWERS THEN CLEARING, HIGH 65

TUE NIGHT-LOW 58

WED-PEAKS OF SUN,CHANCE OF AFTERNOON SHOWERS, HIGH 74

WED NIGHT-CHANCE OF SHOWERS, LOW 65

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Investigation continues into fatal crash Saturday in Duke Center and head-on collision earlier in the week also in McKean County…..Three men arrested for threatening victims with weapons…Armed robber sought by Tioga County authorities…ID theft in Elk County nets cyber thieves more than $2000….Motorcylists plan to particpate in Moving Wall ceremonies this week in Coudersport…..

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The National Weather Service in State College PA has issued a

* Flood Warning for…
Southeastern Elk County in north central Pennsylvania…
Northwestern Huntingdon County in central Pennsylvania…
Centre County in central Pennsylvania…
Somerset County in south central Pennsylvania…
Tioga County in north central Pennsylvania…
Cambria County in central Pennsylvania…
Clinton County in north central Pennsylvania…
Western Bedford County in south central Pennsylvania…
Clearfield County in central Pennsylvania…
Lycoming County in north central Pennsylvania…
Southern Potter County in north central Pennsylvania…
Blair County in central Pennsylvania…
Cameron County in north central Pennsylvania…
Northwestern Sullivan County in north central Pennsylvania…

* Until 715 PM EDT Monday.

* At 1015 AM EDT, Doppler radar indicated heavy rain that will cause
flooding. Additional road closures and travel impacts are
expected.

* Some locations that may experience flooding include…
Altoona, Johnstown, St. Marys, Lock Haven, DuBois, Huntingdon,
Somerset, Clearfield, Bellefonte, Hollidaysburg, Tyrone, Westmont,
Jersey Shore, Windber, Mansfield, Ebensburg, Wellsboro, Belmont,
Nanty-Glo and Portage.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS…

Turn around, don`t drown when encountering flooded roads. Most flood
deaths occur in vehicles.

Please report flooding to your local law enforcement agency when you
can do so safely.

A Flood Warning means that flooding is imminent or occurring. All
interested parties should take necessary precautions immediately.

Stephanie L. Vettenburg-Shaffer, McKean County District Attorney reports the investigation into the fatal crash that occurred on Main Street in Duke Center on Saturday September 8, 2018 continues. Preliminary findings are as follows: A car driven by Daniel Oaks of Bradford with one passenger was traveling on Main Street in Duke Center at approximately 9:32 PM when the car left the roadway as it headed out of town. After leaving the roadway, the car struck a full-size pick up truck parked in front of a residence. The force of the impact caused the truck to strike the porch and a parked side-by-side ATV which then collided with a second side-by-side that was occupied which was also parked near the residence. The car came to rest in the yard. The passenger was deceased at the scene. There were people outside of the residence at the time of the crash. Three men were in the vicinity of the porch and they suffered injuries. The occupant of the side-by-side was uninjured. The driver of the car and the three others who suffered injuries were taken to Hamot Hospital and ECMC by Mercy Flight, Star Flight, and Stat MedEvac. Authorities did not release the name of the deceased passenger.

Otto-Eldred Regional Police are investigating the crash and were assisted by members of the Pennsylvania State Police, the District Attorney and McKean County Detectives. A State Police Accident Reconstructionist also responded and will investigate the crash. The car and the pick up truck were towed from the scene by McKeirnan’s and Donovan’s Towing. Coroner Michael Cahill responded. Salamanca Police assisted with notification.>> The road was closed to traffic for several hours while investigators processed the scene. Jay Bradish assisted by photographing the scene.

Emergency medical services were provided on scene. A large number of area fire departments and EMS including Otto Township Volunteer Fire Dept., Eldred Volunteer Fire Dept., Derrick City Volunteer Fire Dept., Trans-Am Ambulance from Olean, Knapp Creek Ambulance, and Bradford City EMS responded.

While early reports indicate speed may have been a factor, the investigation into the crash will take several weeks.

The Pennsylvania State Police continue to investigate the head-on collision that occurred on Route 219 near Mead Run on September 5, 2018 according to the DA. At 8:36 PM, a vehicle driven by Marc Nuzzo of Kane, Pennsylvania was traveling south on 219 when his vehicle entered into the northbound lane, colliding with a vehicle driven by Stanley “Guy” Austin of Bradford, Pennsylvania. The Austin vehicle caught fire. There were five additional passengers in the Austin vehicle. Fellow motorists assisted the passengers by helping them escape the engulfed vehicle. The occupants sustained injuries and some remain hospitalized due to the severity of their injuries.

No information yet from Coudersport based state police regarding a collision Saturday on Route 44 at the Tennessee Gas Road intersection. Injuries were reported upon dispatch but no other details have been released.

Coudersport based state police over the weekend finally released details about a car/motorcycle collision taking place on the Dividing Ridge Road in Homer Township just after noon last  Sunday, September 2. Troopers explained the collision occurred when Michael Weir of Pipersville, PA was headed north and drove his Chevrolet Silverado into the opposite lane where it continued going north. Timothy Zanolini  of Coudersport  was going south on a Harley Davidson Cruiser and tried unsuccessfully to  avoid contact. The bike went off the road and went into an embankment where it continued for several feet before laying down on its left side.  Zanolini suffered major injuries and his passenger Carriebeth Zanolini received minor injuries. They were taken to UPMC Cole by Coudersport volunteer ambulance. Weir was not hurt.

Tioga County has experienced another armed robbery. According to state police at Mansfield, an unidentified white male wearing a black ski mask, black long sleeve shirt and camo pants with an Army style bag carrying an AR 15 style rifle entered the Acorn  Gas Station on Route 328 in Lawrenceville at about 12:40 am last Friday. The man state “this is a robbery” and told the employees to give him all the money in the cash register. After being handed $120, the thief left on foot. There were two employees in the store at the time. The bandit did not point the gun at them and there were no injuries. Anyone with information is asked to call state police at 570.662.2151. Similar holdups occurred this past winter at least three times at convenience stores. The robber in all cases was wearing similar attire.

Garret Yakoski , 38 of Galeton was arrested by  Coudersport based state police for allegedly threatening a 41 year old Galeton woman with a shotgun at a West Main Street  house at about 8:00 a,m  July 30. Yakoski is now facing charges in District Court.

Troopers also arrested 39 year old Joshua Freeman of Coudersport for making terroristic threats. Authorities claim Freeman physically assaulted and then threatened to shoot two Ulysses residents, a 32 year old man and a 30 year old woman and a 27 year old Port Allegany woman with a handgun he had in his vehicle. Unable to find the weapon, Freeman fled the scene but was later taking into custody by state police who allegedly found the pistol in Freeman’s vehicle.  He is also facing charges in district court and troopers say additional charges may be filed.

Similar charges are also pending against a known suspect for threats allegedly made early last Thursday morning.  State  police were called to the Ellisburg Road in Genesee Township at around 12:30 am over a verbal argument during the exchange of personal belongings. The suspect allegedly threated to stab two Lancaster, Ohio men and then drove off in in his 2002 Chevrolet Astro van causing damage to the front yard. The suspect was located on adjoining property and has been charged with terroristic threats, harassment and criminal mischief.

State police at the Ridgway barracks investigated an ID theft taking place over the past month. Cyber thieves used a credit card belonging to a 40 year old Kersey woman to make 24 separate transactions totaling $2096.16.

A criminal mischief taking place August 30 at a home of Route 6 West  in Eulalia Township is being investigated by state police at Coudersport. Chelsea Meacham told police a twin bed mattress and recliner were taken from her home  and then set on fire.

Coudersport based state police investigated a trespass by motor vehicle taking place last Thursday afternoon in Eulalia Township A Sunoco truck was reported driving on a yard at 1115 S.Main Street Extension leaving tire tracks.

The Patriot Guard Riders have been invited to Escort then Stand In Honor for the arrival of The Moving Wall, replica of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial.

The Moving Wall is a 1/2 size replica of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Washington DC which has been touring the country for thirty plus years.

“The Wall” went on display for the first time in Tyler, Texas October 1984, and two structures of The Moving Wall now travel the USA from April through November “The Wall, To Honor and To Remember All Fallen Heroes lost and their sacrifices that were made during the Vietnam War.

This is a multi-segmented Mission, Members can attend all of a Mission or any part of the Mission. PGR sets no time for a Member to Stand and or Escort for a Mission. We Thank You for whatever time you give us, and the families of our Heroes appreciate your time.

Thursday,13 September 2018

Staging: Approximately 8:00 AM

Morgan Advanced Materials (Pure Carbon)

1118 E 2nd St, Coudersport, PA 16915

https://goo.gl/maps/UGCSu3X17BU2

Briefing: 8:30 AM

KSU: 9:00 AM

Carp Park

105 W 7th St

https://goo.gl/maps/HAeAU2rXADu

Re Staging: 4:15 PM

At Carp Park on the Field Track just to the left of the field entrance.

Flag Line: 4:40pm

For the Opening Ceremony of “The Moving Wall” will last about 1.5hrs. The Ceremony will include a guest speaker from the Pentagon, local and state officials,the presentation and setting by family members, of wreaths for the 9 KIA Potter County residence listed on the Wall.

Volunteers needed to assist in erecting and preparing The Moving Wall for display.

The Moving Wall will be on display from 13 September-17 September 2018

 

 

 

RCIC: Tony Mingo

tony.mingo@centurylink.com

(412) 215-1496

Stephanie L. Vettenburg-Shaffer, McKean County District Attorney reports the investigation into the fatal crash that occurred on Main Street in Duke Center on Saturday September 8, 2018 continues. Preliminary findings are as follows: A car driven by Daniel Oaks of Bradford with one passenger was traveling on Main Street in Duke Center at approximately 9:32 PM when the car left the roadway as it headed out of town. After leaving the roadway, the car struck a full-size pick up truck parked in front of a residence. The force of the impact caused the truck to strike the porch and a parked side-by-side ATV which then collided with a second side-by-side that was occupied which was also parked near the residence. The car came to rest in the yard. The passenger was deceased at the scene. There were people outside of the residence at the time of the crash. Three men were in the vicinity of the porch and they suffered injuries. The occupant of the side-by-side was uninjured. The driver of the car and the three others who suffered injuries were taken to Hamot Hospital and ECMC by Mercy Flight, Star Flight, and Stat MedEvac. Authorities did not release the name of the deceased passenger.

Otto-Eldred Regional Police are investigating the crash and were assisted by members of the Pennsylvania State Police, the District Attorney and McKean County Detectives. A State Police Accident Reconstructionist also responded and will investigate the crash. The car and the pick up truck were towed from the scene by McKeirnan’s and Donovan’s Towing. Coroner Michael Cahill responded. Salamanca Police assisted with notification.>> The road was closed to traffic for several hours while investigators processed the scene. Jay Bradish assisted by photographing the scene.

Emergency medical services were provided on scene. A large number of area fire departments and EMS including Otto Township Volunteer Fire Dept., Eldred Volunteer Fire Dept., Derrick City Volunteer Fire Dept., Trans-Am Ambulance from Olean, Knapp Creek Ambulance, and Bradford City EMS responded.

While early reports indicate speed may have been a factor, the investigation into the crash will take several weeks.

The Pennsylvania State Police continue to investigate the head-on collision that occurred on Route 219 near Mead Run on September 5, 2018 according to the DA. At 8:36 PM, a vehicle driven by Marc Nuzzo of Kane, Pennsylvania was traveling south on 219 when his vehicle entered into the northbound lane, colliding with a vehicle driven by Stanley “Guy” Austin of Bradford, Pennsylvania. The Austin vehicle caught fire. There were five additional passengers in the Austin vehicle. Fellow motorists assisted the passengers by helping them escape the engulfed vehicle. The occupants sustained injuries and some remain hospitalized due to the severity of their injuries.

No information yet from Coudersport based state police regarding a collision Saturday on Route 44 at the Tennessee Gas Road intersection. Injuries were reported upon dispatch but no other details have been released.

Coudersport based state police over the weekend finally released details about a car/motorcycle collision taking place on the Dividing Ridge Road in Homer Township just after noon last  Sunday, September 2. Troopers explained the collision occurred when Michael Weir of Pipersville, PA was headed north and drove his Chevrolet Silverado into the opposite lane where it continued going north. Timothy Zanolini  of Coudersport  was going south on a Harley Davidson Cruiser and tried unsuccessfully to  avoid contact. The bike went off the road and went into an embankment where it continued for several feet before laying down on its left side.  Zanolini suffered major injuries and his passenger Carriebeth Zanolini received minor injuries. They were taken to UPMC Cole by Coudersport volunteer ambulance. Weir was not hurt.

Tioga County has experienced another armed robbery. According to state police at Mansfield, an unidentified white male wearing a black ski mask, black long sleeve shirt and camo pants with an Army style bag carrying an AR 15 style rifle entered the Acorn  Gas Station on Route 328 in Lawrenceville at about 12:40 am last Friday. The man state “this is a robbery” and told the employees to give him all the money in the cash register. After being handed $120, the thief left on foot. There were two employees in the store at the time. The bandit did not point the gun at them and there were no injuries. Anyone with information is asked to call state police at 570.662.2151. Similar holdups occurred this past winter at least three times at convenience stores. The robber in all cases was wearing similar attire.

Garret Yakoski , 38 of Galeton was arrested by  Coudersport based state police for allegedly threatening a 41 year old Galeton woman with a shotgun at a West Main Street  house at about 8:00 a,m  July 30. Yakoski is now facing charges in District Court.

Troopers also arrested 39 year old Joshua Freeman of Coudersport for making terroristic threats. Authorities claim Freeman physically assaulted and then threatened to shoot two Ulysses residents, a 32 year old man and a 30 year old woman and a 27 year old Port Allegany woman with a handgun he had in his vehicle. Unable to find the weapon, Freeman fled the scene but was later taking into custody by state police who allegedly found the pistol in Freeman’s vehicle.  He is also facing charges in district court and troopers say additional charges may be filed.

Similar charges are also pending against a known suspect for threats allegedly made early last Thursday morning.  State  police were called to the Ellisburg Road in Genesee Township at around 12:30 am over a verbal argument during the exchange of personal belongings. The suspect allegedly threated to stab two Lancaster, Ohio men and then drove off in in his 2002 Chevrolet Astro van causing damage to the front yard. The suspect was located on adjoining property and has been charged with terroristic threats, harassment and criminal mischief.

State police at the Ridgway barracks investigated an ID theft taking place over the past month. Cyber thieves used a credit card belonging to a 40 year old Kersey woman to make 24 separate transactions totaling $2096.16.

A criminal mischief taking place August 30 at a home of Route 6 West  in Eulalia Township is being investigated by state police at Coudersport. Chelsea Meacham told police a twin bed mattress and recliner were taken from her home  and then set on fire.

Coudersport based state police investigated a trespass by motor vehicle taking place last Thursday afternoon in Eulalia Township A Sunoco truck was reported driving on a yard at 1115 S.Main Street Extension leaving tire tracks.

The Patriot Guard Riders have been invited to Escort then Stand In Honor for the arrival of The Moving Wall, replica of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial.

The Moving Wall is a 1/2 size replica of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Washington DC which has been touring the country for thirty plus years.

“The Wall” went on display for the first time in Tyler, Texas October 1984, and two structures of The Moving Wall now travel the USA from April through November “The Wall, To Honor and To Remember All Fallen Heroes lost and their sacrifices that were made during the Vietnam War.

This is a multi-segmented Mission, Members can attend all of a Mission or any part of the Mission. PGR sets no time for a Member to Stand and or Escort for a Mission. We Thank You for whatever time you give us, and the families of our Heroes appreciate your time.

Thursday,13 September 2018

Staging: Approximately 8:00 AM

Morgan Advanced Materials (Pure Carbon)

1118 E 2nd St, Coudersport, PA 16915

https://goo.gl/maps/UGCSu3X17BU2

Briefing: 8:30 AM

KSU: 9:00 AM

Carp Park

105 W 7th St

https://goo.gl/maps/HAeAU2rXADu

Re Staging: 4:15 PM

At Carp Park on the Field Track just to the left of the field entrance.

Flag Line: 4:40pm

For the Opening Ceremony of “The Moving Wall” will last about 1.5hrs. The Ceremony will include a guest speaker from the Pentagon, local and state officials,the presentation and setting by family members, of wreaths for the 9 KIA Potter County residence listed on the Wall.

Volunteers needed to assist in erecting and preparing The Moving Wall for display.

The Moving Wall will be on display from 13 September-17 September 2018

 

 

 

RCIC: Tony Mingo

tony.mingo@centurylink.com

(412) 215-1496