Wednesday March 20, 2019


Black Forest Express

Tuesday’s high, 35; Overnight low 17

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Ridgway man accused of terroristic threats at a factory…..Roulette woman arrested for several morals charges including sexual intercourse with a child and a dog……Lewis Run state police investigate theft of gun from storage facility….Motorcycle  stolen in Tioga County…..PennDot is looking for volunteers to help with roadside clean-up….Last Super Moon of the year appears tonight…..

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Ridgway based state police have arrested 35 year old Christopher Cenni of Ridgway for terroristic threats. Troopers allege Cenni told a co-worker at TDK Manufacturing in Kersey Monday afternoon, “I want to shoot everybody up tomorrow. You better tell your wife you love her before you come to work.” Cenni was taken into custody on a warrant and was committed to the Elk County jail in lieu of $10,000 bail following arraignment before District Judge Martin.

A 30 year old Roulette woman has been jailed in lieu of $75,000 bail after being arraigned before District Judge Kari Mcleaft on numerous morals charges. Autumn Renee Sutherland of 34 North Street. Roulette Township police are accusing Sutherland with several counts of endangering the welfare of children, corruption of minors, indecent assault of someone less that 13 years of age, and knowingly or causing the act of being photographed, videotape depicted on a computer or filming a child under the age of 18 engaged in a sexual act. In the probable cause for her arrest, authorities allege she had oral sex with her son while he was between the ages of one and five years; she was allegedly filmed by her husband while doing the act and also had sex with a dog. The alleged crimes are said to have occurred between January 1, 2016 and last Friday, March 15. Chief Phelps also states in the probable cause that Sutherland told authorities that her husband, Robert, would ask and encourage her to participate in such acts and photograph or video them to stimulate him for sexual activities. She also claimed Robert would stimulate the dog. The child has been put into the custody of Potter County Children and Youth and the dog has been taken to animal rescue facility. Robert is facing a number of related charges.

Lewis Run State Police investigated the theft of a gun from the Kane Self Storage on Route 6 in Wetmore Township. The gun, which police did not describe, belonged to a 70 year old Kane man and was taken between August 1 and November 30, 2018.

The theft of a motorcycle from a Tioga County residence is under investigation by state police at Mansfield. The black 2008 KTM was stolen from the front yard of Johnathan Tice’s residence on Seymour Hill Road in Mainsburg between February 15 and March 5. Anyone who has information as to the theft and/or the location of the bike is asked to call state police at 570.662.2151.

The Farmers Almanac says it’s called the Worm moon because earth worm casts appear above the thawing ground heralding the return of robins . Northern tribes called it the Full Crow Moon. To the settlers it was the Lenten Moon or the full sap moon. Tonight’s full moon will be the last of the Super Moons this year . It turns 100% full on tonight at 9:43 p.m. EDT, a little less than 4 hours AFTER the equinox, so it’s the first full Moon of the spring season!

The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) and Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) are seeking volunteers for this year’s Great American Cleanup of Pennsylvania, a campaign of statewide community cleanup activities that runs through May 31. Groups participating in PennDOT’s Adopt-A-Highway (AAH) program, which involves volunteers cleaning roadsides year-round, are also encouraged to take part in the campaign.

Volunteering is easy. People can simply organize their own local event and register it at Great American Cleanup of Pennsylvania, or can register to participate in an already registered event. Gloves, trash bags, and safety vests for the cleanup campaign will be provided by PennDOT, DEP, and the GLAD Products Company, a national sponsor.

In addition, during “Pick It Up, PA Days,” April 13 – May 6, registered cleanup events have access to reduced or free disposal at participating landfills, through support from DEP and the Pennsylvania Waste Industries’ Association.
During last year’s cleanup, 108,638 volunteers collected over 6.5 million pounds of litter from Pennsylvania’s roads, trails, and shorelines. Over 5,300 events were held, with every county participating.

PennDOT’s AAH program contributed 25,927 volunteers, who cleaned up nearly 25 percent of the collected litter on 10,076 miles of cleaned-up roadway.

Through PennDOT’s AAH program, volunteers collect litter on a 2-mile section of state highway at least twice a year. The program currently has over 4,700 participating groups, more than 91,800 volunteers, and 10,244 miles of adopted state-maintained roadways.

PennDOT has created a comprehensive webpage that includes all volunteer opportunities available, from the Great American Cleanup of Pa and Adopt-A-Highway to Safety Training, Litter Brigades and more. Find it at, Roadside Beautification.
In addition to the department’s clean-up activities, PennDO

T is participating in a multi-agency initiative to promote plantings that will benefit Pennsylvania’s pollinators and native species. Volunteers can assist by applying to adopt pollinator habitats. More information on the department’s new Pollinator Habitat Plan can be found under Adopt and Beautify at
The Great American Cleanup of Pennsylvania is sponsored each year by PennDOT, DEP, Keep Pennsylvania Beautiful, and other partners.