Tuesday May 14, 2019

Black Forest Express


Monday’s high, 48; Overnight low, 40; .29” of rain

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Obituaries: Gerald “Jerry” Mahon, Roulette & Robert “Bob” Martin, Coudersport

Clinton County man sought for murder…..Elderly Liberty man facing DUI charges after crash….Two other drivers charged with DUI….Republican House member introduces legislation to combat Lyme Disease… PA Lt. Governor John Fetterman to hear comments tonight in Coudersport on legalizing marijuana…similar event to be held in Cameron County Wednesday night…

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The Pennsylvania State Police (PSP), Lamar Station is attempting to locate Timothy Alva NEFF. An active arrest warrant has been issued for Timothy NEFF regarding a homicide that occurred on 05/10/2019 in Lamar Township, Clinton County. During the incident, an altercation ensued between Timothy, his brother William Warren Neff and William’s wife Agnes Rae Neff, Timothy NEFF brandished a knife and stabbed Agnes Neff who was pronounced dead at the scene. Timothy NEFF then fled in an unknown direction in his cayenne red 2018 Nissan Frontier 4-door extended cab pickup truck displaying Pennsylvania registration ZLD5896. It is unknown if Timothy Neff has access to any weapons. Anyone with information on Timothy Neff’s whereabouts or who may come in contact with Timothy Neff is asked to contact Pennsylvania State Police Lamar at 570-726-6000 or call 911 immediately. You can also call the Pennsylvania Crime Stoppers if you have information on this crime, any serious crime, or wanted person, call the Pennsylvania Crime Stoppers Toll Free at 1-800-4PA-TIPS (8477).
Sourced via CRIMEWATCH®: https://www.crimewatchpa.com/…/wanted-t

DUI charges are pending against an elderly Tioga County man following a one-vehicle crash on the evening of May 4 in Morris Township. Mansfield based state police report 71 year old Anthony Bissinger was going east on Route 267 when his Chevrolet Silverado went off the right side of the road, hit the end of a guardrail, continue about 10 yards the hit another section of guardrail. The impact caused the truck’s passenger side tire to come off. The truck collided with more guardrails before crossing to the other side and coming to rest with guardrails there. Bisssinger was taken to Soldiers and Sailors Hospital for treatment of injuries. Police say formal charges will be filed pending blood test results.

Troopers at Mansfield also say DUI charges are pending against a known suspect whose name was not released. A witness told authorities that the man’s 2013 Jeep Patriot hit a mailbox at 500 Route 660 and failed to stop last Friday night. The driver was located at his home later and was held there by Wellsboro police until troopers arrived.

Emporium-based state police also report DUI charges are pending against a 23 year old man whose name was not released, after he was stopped on the Bennetts Valley Highway in Jay Township, Elk County early Saturday morning.

With the Commonwealth still leading the nation in documented cases of Lyme disease, Rep. Rosemary M. Brown (R-Monroe/Pike) sponsored House Resolution 38, which designates May 2019 as Lyme Disease Awareness Month in Pennsylvania. Lyme disease is a bacterial infection transmitted primarily by ticks and is caused by the spirochete Borreliaburgdorferi.

“It is crucial for our residents to be informed on the serious impact Lyme disease and other tick-borne illnesses have on our Commonwealth, as well as what precautions they should take to prevent themselves and their families from contracting this disease,” Brown said. “I will continue to advocate on behalf of Pennsylvanians who are affected by this disease and other tickborne illnesses and fight for better policies that will aid our medical communities in early detection of this disease, support research for treatments, and educate our health practitioners.”

Brown also suggests researching pet prevention and landscaping measures to reduce ticks in residents’ home environment.

In addition to House Resolution 38, Brown has sponsored two additional pieces of legislation to help prevent the spread of Lyme disease in Pennsylvania.

House Bill 94 would require school nurses to remove a tick when it is found on a child during the school day, notify the parent or guardian with medical information and resources, and store the tick for seven days.

House Bill 96 would require physicians to complete two hours of continuing medical education focused on Lyme disease and related tick-borne illnesses to help physicians receive the most up-to-date information on pathogens, testing parameters, patient symptom profiles and current treatment options.

Brown would like to remind Pennsylvania residents that they may have ticks tested for FREE at
Lt Governor John Fetterman will be in Coudersport at the Volunteer Fire Dept from 6-7:30 tonight to “listen” to citizens of Potter County on their views of the legalization of recreational marijuana in PA .Residents are invited to attend to ask questions or express their opinions. A simple vote on the issue will be taken at the end of the meeting.

The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation’s (PennDOT) is alerting motorists to parking restrictions and traffic delays that will start later this month on its Route 6 improvement project in Kane. The project began in spring 2018 and will wrap up later this year.  Beginning on Monday, May 20, parking along Route 6 (Fraley Street) in downtown Kane will be restricted. Crews will also enforce an alternating traffic pattern as roadway milling takes place throughout the week. This work is scheduled for daylight hours only.• Milling will be followed by paving, starting May 28 and continuing until complete. The paving work will also require restricting parking along Fraley Street and a continuation of the alternating traffic pattern. Paving will also be done during daylight hours.Overall project work includes roadway restoration, drainage improvements, signal upgrades, water line relocation, pavement markings, and miscellaneous construction. This work will extend the useful life of the roadway and improve overall ride quality.
Francis J. Palo, Inc. of Clarion, PA is the contractor on this $5 million job. All work is weather and schedule dependent.


 Gerald L.(Jerry) Mahon, 66, of, Roulette, died Wednesday (May 8, 2019) in the UPMC-Hamot, Erie.He was born Aug 30, 1952 in Coudersport, a son of Leonard C. and Edna Austin Mahon.Mr. Mahon attended Austin Schools and worked for Ball Incon of Port Allegany and C&S Lumber of Roulette.Jerry enjoyed spending time with his family especially his grandchildren and was a social member at the Port Allegany Veterans Club.He is survived by his Mother Edna Mahon of Roulette; Two sons; Aaron Mahon of Roulette, PA and Dustin Mahon of Marienville, PA ,Two daughters; Cherrie Mahon of Rochester NY and Carrie Mahon of Batavia, NY.One step daughter; Brandi Kio of Roulette.8 grandchildren and 3 step grandchildren’ Three brothers; Donald (Rita)Mahon of Roulette, PA, Terry(Sue) Lepold of Nottingham, PA and Leo Lepold of Belton, TX’Three sisters; Cheryl (Bill) Shall of Neptune Beach, FL, Kristine (Eric) Landes of Roulette, PA and Alice (Dana) Burgett of Austin.He was preceded in death by HIS Father, three brothers Rocky and Leonard “Tuffy” Mahon and Richard Lepold and one sister Rosanne Sherwood.Following Jerry’s wishes there will be no visitation or funeral services .Memorials may be made to the Roulette Fire Department.Online condolences may be made at www.hartle-tarboxfuneralhomes.com.Arrangements are under the direction of the Hartle-Tarbox Funeral Homes, Inc., Port Allegany.

Robert C. “Bob” Martin, 90, a longtime resident of Coudersport, passed away in his home on Thursday, May 9, 2019, surrounded by his loving family and friends, after a short illness .Born December 10, 1928 in Youngstown, Ohio, he was a son of James Robert and Elizabeth Deppa Martin. On October 8, 1960 in Coudersport, he married Phyllis J. Rees Martin, who passed away on October 8, 2008.Bob attended East High School in Youngstown. Mr. Martin enlisted in the U.S. Army serving in Germany from 1946 to 1949. In 1950 he went to Korea serving there until 1952. He attained the rank of sergeant, was wounded in action, receiving two Purple Hearts and two battle stars. While in the service, Bob learned to fly.Bob was an over the road trucker having worked for Youngstown Cartage for 35 years. He later was employed as a driver by Adelphia Communications for several years.Bob was a member of Potter Post 192 American Legion in Coudersport and a member of the Genesee Rod and Gun Club. He enjoyed woodworking, having made rocking horses and other wooden toys for his nieces and nephews, and making cabinets. He enjoyed having coffee with his friends in the morning and shooting his guns. Bob was a kind and generous man.Left to cherish his memory are a sister, Sharyon Ann Fye of Painted Post N.Y.; several nieces and nephews, including Jeanne (Dennis) Miglicio and Victoria (Robert) Copp, both of Emporium; and several grandnieces and grandnephews.In addition to his parents and wife, Bob was predeceased by a stepson, Larry E. Lattin; and two brothers, Norman Martin and Jack Martin.Graveside military honors will be accorded by the Potter County Honor Guard at 10 a.m. on Saturday, June 1, 2019, in Eulalia Cemetery, Coudersport, PA.Bob had entrusted his end of life care and cremation arrangements to Kevin J. Dusenbury, funeral director/owner of the Virgil L. Howard Funeral Home, Shinglehouse.In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105-9959.To express condolences or share a fond memory of Bob, please visit www.virgillhowardfuneralhome.com