Black Forest Express
Tuesday’s high, 76; Overnight low 60
WED-MIX OF SUN AND CLOUDS , HIGH 75
WED NIGHT-A FEW THUNDERSTORMS, LOW 61
THU-THUNDERSTORMS WITH SOME HEAVY RAIN, HIGH 72
THU NIGHT-SHOWERS, LOW 54
FRI-PARTLY CLOUDY, HIGH 75
FRI NIGHT-LOW 55
Unemployment rates improve across region…accidental fire severely damages Fox Township rental home…Four people arrested for harassment for two separate incidents…Ridgway woman accused of failing to return borrowed vehicle on time….
The unemployment picture improved between March and April across the Black Forest Broadcasting service area according to the state Labor Department. Here in Potter County, unemployment went down from 5.0% to 4.7%; McKean saw a decrease from 4.4% to 4.0%; Cameron’s rate went down from 5.45 to 4.7%; Tioga realized a drop from 4.7% to 5.4% and Elk had a slight decrease from 3.7% to 3.6%. Chester County had the best figure in Pennsylvania at 2.6% which was a drop from 2.8%. Forest County remained at the bottom of the list with a rate of 5.5% but that was an improvement from 5.9%. Pennsylvania’s jobless rate for the period was 3.8% while the national figure was the lowest in recent history at 3.6%.
It is that time of year again when Honey Bees start to swarm.This is a natural process that the bees go through every year, sometimes even several times a year.
If you have a SWARM:
Do NOT disturb it
Do NOT spray it with an insecticide
Do NOT hose it down with water
Do NOT hit it with a stick
Do NOT call an exterminator
A Honey bee swarm:
Is Gentle, not aggresive
Is resting and may move on by itself
Will NOT attack you if not provoked
Call a Beekeeper as soon as possible
Observe it from a safe distance
Take pictures, it is educational
A fire which caused an estimated $85,000 in damage to a two-story wood frame house on Dagus Mines Road in Fox Township, Elk County just before noon Tuesday was accidental. State Police Fire Marshal Cpl Greg Agosti reports flames erupted in a wall cavity of an exterior wall at a house rented by Chrystal Ambusk and Kyle Bray and owned by Steven and Melissa Smithof St. Marys. There were no injuries.
Both people involved in a domestic violence incident in Jackson Township, Tioga County have been arrested for harassment. Mansfield-based state police explain 27 year old Bryan Talada of Troy and 52 year old Debra Brown of Jackson Township physically contacted each other during an argument at 35 Church Street early Sunday morning.
The names of two other suspects in a quarrel were not released by troopers in Mansfield. A 54 year old Wellsboro man is accused of pushing and shoving a 53 year old Wellsboro woman during an argument Saturday afternoon in Shippen Township. She is accused of throwing a cell phone at the man, hitting him in the head.
Ridgway based state police have arrested 35 year old Holly Hutchins of Weedville for unauthorized use of motor vehicle. Hutchins is accused of borrowing a 2006 Chevrolet Uplander owned by John Harvey of St. Marys on May 6 and failing to return it as agreed upon.