Monday, March 18, 2019

Black Forest Express






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Kane teenager accused of hitting father during argument Sunday morning….Cyber thieves fail at victimizing Genesee resident…Sabinsville woman wrecks car while listening to Audio Book…..Injuries reported for Coudersport woman after SUV wrecks while speeding….Minor injuries reported for another Coudersport driver and young passenger…Eldred motorcyclist treated at scene of collision…..Several drivers charged with DUI…..Coudersport Library hosting programming on gerrymandering this week…

Obituary: Richard Nelson, Wellsville (Coudersport)

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A 17 year old Kane boy has been arrested foe hitting his father during a quarrel  Sunday morning on Route 6 in Hamlin Township. The youth is accused of punching his father in the head two times with a closed fist. He is being processed through McKean County Juvenile Probation.

Would-be cyber thieves were thwarted last Monday when they tried to open multiple bank accounts at multiple banks using Genesee resident Gregory Cole’s name. Coudersport based state police report Cole was notified by and email from Experian. No accounts were opened in Cole’s name.

A Sabinsville woman  was not hurt in a one-vehicle crash last Tuesday night on the Phoenix Road in Gaines Township. State police say Jennifer Hanes Ferguson became distracted while listening to her Audio Book and allowed her Subaru Forrester to go off the road and hit four trees head-on.

State police claim Alisha Duman of Coudersport was speeding when her Jeep Cherokee went off of Route 872 at Ladona.  Duman overcorrected causing the SUV to cross both lanes and hit a tree head-on on the left side of the road. Duman was not using a seatbelt and was treated at UPMC Cole ;forehead and knee injuries.

Minor injuries were reported for another Coudersport woman and her young passenger following an accident Saturday morning in Hebron Township. According to Coudersport based state police, Courtney Gross was haded north on Steer Brook Road when  the rear end her Dodge Durango began to slide on a left hand curve. Gross over-corrected causing the car to go off the left side of the highway where it hit an embankment and traveled  into a ditch. Gross and a threey year old boy were taken by Coudersport Volunteer Ambulance to UPMC. Police say Gross was using a seatbelt and the youngster was in a child safety seat.

An Eldred motorcyclist was treated by ambulance personnel at the scene of a collision Saturday afternoon in Otto Township. Lewis Run state police explained Seth Kronenwetter has traveling to closely  behind a Ford Transit 350 operated by Lawrence Schuessler and when Schuessler made a right turn, Kronenewetter’s Harley Davidson Street Bob FXDB ran into the back of the truck.

Weather conditions contributed to a one-vehicle accident in Jay Township, Elk County early Friday morning. According to state police at the Ridgway barracks, John Reiter of Emporium lost control of his Dodge Caravan while going south on Route 255 a few minutes after 4:00 am due to fog and the wet pavement. The van went into a ditch on the right side of the road, traveled across a driveway and collided with a tree.

Coudersport based state police have charged 56 year old James Pickering of Harrison Valley with DUI and various other traffic violations after stopping him on the evening of February 22 on the Harrison Fox Hill Road in Harrison Township for an alleged traffic violation and allegedly finding he had been driving his 2005 Ford Freestyle  under the influence.

Automatic DUI charges have been filed against a 60 year old Kane resident who was stopped by patrol officers at the intersection of Park Avenue and Poplar Street in Kane last Friday night. The suspect, whose name was not released, was taken to UPMC Kane for a blood draw which he refused, which results in a license suspension of one year.

Troopers at Ridgway charged 42 year old Scott Lowe of Wilcox with DUI after they found  him, slumped over the wheel of his 2004 Ford Taurus parked on Rocky Run Road in Jones Township last Tuesday night.

A St. Marys man is facing DUI and related charges following a police chase late Saturday night. Authorities claim 25 year old Bryan Haberberger was speeding when they saw his 2019 GM Sierra hit the curb on Access Road in St. Marys.  When the patrol car began chasing Haberberger he continued onto West Creek Road where the SUV crashed while rounding acurve. Haberberger escaped inuy but is also facing charges of fleeing or eluding police.


Richard D. NELSON, 98, of Wellsville, NY, formerly of Coudersport, PA, died Saturday, March 16, 2019 in Wellsville Manor Care Center.  Born August 24, 1920, in Woodville, PA, he was the son of Clayton and Annabelle Higley Nelson.  A World War II Veteran, he served honorably from 1946 — 1947.  On October 31, 1948, in Wellsville, he married the former Dorothy J. Sutton, who predeceased him on November 27, 2012.  He was employed by National Fuel and then Clark Brothers/Dresser-Rand in Olean, NY until retirement.  Richard was well known for his skill as a hunter, receiving recognition several times for bagging Potter county’s largest buck and bear. He was a collector of all things. Surviving are:  a son, Richard C. Nelson of Coudersport;  four daughters, Janet (Vern) Vergason of Oswayo, PA, Donna Jean (Charles) Collins of North Chili, NY, Joy (Terry) Klimek of Coudersport, and Sharon (Gary) Jones of Wellsville;   13 grandchildren;  many great-grandchildren;  and nieces and nephews.  In addition to his wife, he was predeceased by an infant son, Lloyd James Nelson;  two great-grandsons, Skye and Alex;  seven siblings, Alberta Dunn, Leona G. Nelson, Arthur Nelson, Robert Nelson, Donna Dunn, Della Schoonover, and Lena Nelson;  and a daughter-in-law, Joyce L. Nelson. Friends may call at Olney Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Ulysses, PA on Wednesday, March 20, 2019 from 10:00 AM – 12:00 Noon, with Funeral Services following at 12:00 Noon.  Pastor Ann Jenkins will officiate.  Military Rites will be accorded by members of the Potter County Honor Guard.  Memorials may be made to Ulysses Library, P.O. Box 316, Ulysses, PA 16948.  Online condolences may be expressed at