Tuesday August 13, 2019


Black Forest Express


                  Hebron Township Bee Balm                                                                   —    Gerri Miller

Monday’s high, 78; Overnight low, 63







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Kane man jailed for threatening woman with a gun…Wellsboro driver wrecks car after spitting out of window…Red hit and run pickup sought by Lewis Run State Police…full tool box stolen from Port area home….Ag Progress Days started today….

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A Kane man has  been jailed for allegedly threatening a woman during a domestic violence confrontation early Saturday morning  at a home on Route 66 in Wetmore Township. State police at Lewis Run were called to an active domestic violence assault just after 1:00 am and were told by the 41 year old woman that the 50 year old man pointed a gun at her several times during a physical altercation. The male suspect, whose name was not released, was committed to the McKean Count Jail in lieu of bail following arraignment. Police say charges are pending against both pending court proceedings.

A 19 year old Wellsboro driver escaped injury in a one-vehicle crash Monday morning in Covington Township. State police report Dalton Prough jerked the steering wheel on his 2013 Toyota Corolla to the right when he spit out the window. The car went off the road, traveled through a ditch and came to a stop in a cornfield.

State police at Lewis Run are looking for a red pick up truck which collided with a tractor trailer in Otto Township Monday afternoon. Neil Johnson of Kane told investigators the Ford truck passed his International Harvester Workstar  in the southbound lane as he was making a right hand turn. The pick up collided with the semi while going back into the northbound lane. The driver failed to stop and left the scene in an unknown direction.

The theft of a tool box in Liberty Township Sunday is also being investigated by state police at Lewis Run. The tool box belonging to Kenneth Parris of Port Allegany was full of assorted tools and was taken from the front yard between 8:30 am and 10:00 pm.

A criminal mischief on Main Street in Lewis Run early Monday morning is also being probed by state police there. The driver’s side front tire on a vehicle owned by a 25 year old Lewis Run man was slashed. Despite canvassing the area, trooper were not able to find the culprit.

Troopers at Mansfield are also investigating a criminal mischief. A 2004 Dodge owned by Jay Larrison of Sabinsville was “keyed”  while it was parked at his residence on Wattle Run Road over the weekend.

Everything agriculture and more can be found at Penn State’s Ag Progress Days, which kicks off Aug. 13 and continues through Aug. 15 at the Russell E. Larson Agricultural Research Center at Rock Springs in Ferguson Township, Centre County.The event, one of the largest agricultural expos in the East, features 500 commercial and educational exhibits, crop displays, machinery demonstrations, guided research tours, family and youth activities, horse exhibitions, workshops, and the Pasto Agricultural Museum. There also are plenty of food vendors, offering hot sandwiches, lemonade, ice cream and fried fare, among other treats.The event typically attracts as many as 45,000 visitors from across Pennsylvania and beyond — an estimated 60 percent of whom are directly or indirectly involved in agricultural production — to get a glimpse into the science and business of agriculture. Sponsored by Penn State’s College of Agricultural Sciences, Ag Progress Days is held at the Russell E. Larson Agricultural Research Center at Rock Springs, 9 miles southwest of State College on Route 45. Hours are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Aug. 13; 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. Aug. 14; and 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Aug. 15. Admission and parking are free.For more information, visit the Ag Progress Days website. Twitter users can find and share in