Monday June 3 2019

Black Forest Express

Phlox on the Rocks                                                                                    By Gerri Miller

Sunday’s high, 80; Overnight low, 37; 1.13” of rain weekend total






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Obituary: Max “Grumpy: Greeley, Roulette

11 area suspected drug dealers arrested in Friday raid….Crosby woman accused of stealing more than $2,000  in one week from employer’s cash register …..ATV stolen from Clymer Township residence….collision involving SUV and tractor trailer investigated by state police at Mansfield…

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Late Friday afternoon, Potter County District Attorney Andy Watson announced 11 “suspected drug dealers,” were arrested in  drug busts were made by the Potter County East Drug Task Force in conjunction with the state attorney general’s office. Charges against the accused include delivery of a controlled substance, possession with the intent to deliver a controlled substance, criminal use of a communication facility and related offenses. Watson thanked everyone involved.

“A few months after I took office in 2010, one of my first priorities was to create a drug task force in Potter County due to an apparent and dangerous drug problem in Potter County,” the district attorney said. “Since that time, we have made approximately 150 arrests and have made a noticeable difference in our local community and are ensuring the drug dealers are brought to justice.”

The DA added “The abuse and sale of illegal controlled substances are a plague upon our community and a danger to our children.”

Arrested in the drug raid are Jonah Rushmore 26 of Roulette: Jessica Rushmore, 25 of Port Allegany; Megan Sena, 22 of Roulette;  Paige Foil, 29 of Galeton; Craig Hostler, 31, of Port Allegany; Kent Rissel,  32 of Coudersport; Kiersten Schweiger, 25 of Gaines; Felicia Stevens, 31 of Coudersport; Ryan Johnston,32 of Port Allegany; Herbert Watson, 46 of Austin; and Joseph Vettese, 43 of Roulette. Jonah Rushmore, Page Foil, Megan Sena and Kiersten Schweiger were also charged with endangering the welfare of children. Foil, Schweiger, Watson, Sena and Johnston were released on bail

Lewis Run State police have arrested 34 year old Jennifer Carpenter of Crosby for theft. Troopers claim that while employed  as a cashier at Herzog’s Valley Store on Reputed 46, Carpenter stole $2110 from the register during a one-week period last month.

Troopers in Mansfield are looking for the thief who stole an ATV from a Westfield residence between May 24. The 1999 green Polaris Model was taken from Sheila Echuck’s property on Route 349 1:00pm and 5:00 pm that day.

Minor injuries were reported for an Emporium woman following a one-vehicle crash early Sunday morning in Lumber Township. State police claim Erin Keir was speeding when her  2014 Chevrolet Cruze went off the CCC Memorial Highway on a left curve. The car traveled for about 50 feet before stopping in a ditch. Keir was taken to PennHighlands Elk for treatment of her injuries.

Both drivers escaped injury Friday morning when an SUV and Tractor Trailer collided on South Avenue in Lewis Run. Sate police explained the collision occurred when Cameron Taylor of Aldie, VA crossed into the opposite lane while going north and his Toyota 4 Runner hit a Freightliner operated by Craig McNallie of Jamestown, NY.

Mansfield based state police report a Wellsboro woman escaped injury in a car/deer collision last Thursday on Route 15 in Liberty Township. Megan Bush was going North when the whitetail ran into the path of her 2019 Jeep Cherokee.

DUI charges are pending against a 41 year old Bradford man after troopers stopped to check on a disabled motorist on the side of Viaduct Road in Kinzua Bridge State Park early Saturday morning. The man’s name was not released pending receipt of lab results.

Max C. “Grumpy” Greeley, Jr., 88, a longtime resident of Roulette, passed away on Thursday, May 30, 2019, in UPMC Cole, Coudersport, after a short illness.Born on Thursday, April 9, 1931 in Austin, he was a son of Max C. Sr. and Blanche Purdy Greeley.  On February 14, 1954, he married Marian Treat, who passed away on January 16, 1997.Max was a graduate of Austin School.  He enlisted in the U.S. Army, serving in Germany during the Korean War.  He was employed as an electrician working for many companies throughout the years.Max was a member of Riverside United Methodist Church in Roulette, a former member and past master of Liberty Lodge # 505 F. & A.M. in Port Allegany, and a member of VFW Post 6391 in Port Allegany.He enjoyed playing cards, cooking, and gardening.  Max also enjoyed the camaraderie of his fellow veterans and his granddaughter, Hannah Greeley, at the VFW.Left to cherish his memory are two sons, Max C. III (Susan) Greeley of Roulette and Michael L. (Jennifer) Greeley of Assumption, Illinois; a daughter, Kellee Weimer of Assumption, Illinois; many grandchildren, including: Isaac (Laura) Greeley, Adam (Noelle) Greeley, Hannah Greeley, Lisa (Bobby) Nay, Ryan (Erika) Trimm, Allison (Nick) Rissler, Steven Greeley, and Matthew (Nikki) Greeley; several great-grandchildren; a brother, Barton Greeley of Austin; and many nieces and nephews.In addition to his parents and wife, Max was predeceased by two brothers, Rex Greeley and Wayne Greeley; and a loving companion, Dorothy Smith.A social gathering was  held at 11am on Sunday, June 2, 2019, at Riverside United Methodist Church, 30 River Street, Roulette.A celebration of Max’s life will be held at the VFW Post 6391 in Port Allegany at a date and time to be announced.Burial will be in Card Creek Cemetery, Roulette.

Flowers are gratefully declined. Memorials in Max’s name may be made to VFW Post 6391, 4743 Rte 155, Port Allegany, PA 16743 or to Riverside United Methodist Church, 30 River Street, Roulette, PA 16746.Max’s family has entrusted his care to Kevin J. Dusenbury, funeral director/owner of the Virgil L. Howard Funeral Home, Shinglehouse.To express condolences or share a fond memory of Max, please visit