Monday August 26, 2019

 Black Forest Express

 Hebron Township Bee Balm                                                                            –Gerri Miller

Sunday’s high, 70; Overnight low, 44






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Elderly Genesee woman dies in house fire….Port Allegany man jailed after allegedly attacking wife during argument…state police charge Emporium woman  for assault…vulgar word painted on truck parked in Otto Township…. elderly Emporium woman trapped in car some 29 hours..Snowblower stolen from Cameron County shed….

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 An elderly Genesee woman died in a house fire late Friday night. State police say they were called to the scene of a working fire at 11:30 pm and determined that 86 year old Helen Matteson had died as the result of the blaze. The investigating is continuing under the direction state police fire marshal Tyler Watson. Volunteer firefighters from Genesee, Shinglehouse, Ulysses, Coudersport, Whtesville, and Willing responded to the call along with the Potter County Coroner’s office.

State police at Lewis Run have arrested 52 year old Adam Reinard of Port Allegany for assaulting his 51 year old wife during an argument in their home on Route 155 late Saturday night. Reinard was arraigned before District Judge Richard Luther for simple assault, disorderly conduct and harassment. Unable to post the $7500 bail, Reinard was committed to the McKean County Jail.

Troopers at Emporium are continuing to investigate an altercation taking place on E. 4th Street in that town early Saturday morning.  Brittany Stuart is accused of attacking a 21 year old Coudersport woman during  a dispute at around 3:00 am.

A  handwritten vulgar statement was placed of a pickup truck parked at 7 Maple Street in Otto Township Saturday afternoon.  The incident is being investigated by state police at Lewis Run.

No injuries were reported for a Canadian driver and her four passengers  after her Acura IXL hit some guardrails on Route 15 in Lawrence  Township, Tioga County last Thursday morning. Peta-Gay Burrell ove-rcorrected when  her car hit some guardrails on the east side of the road when she swerved to avoid a deer. The car spun off the road and went onto the median where it hit another set of guardrails.

Both drivers and their  passengers also escaped injury in a collision  last Wednesday morning on Route 6 in Gaines Township. According to Mansfield based state police report Bernadette Chiaramonte was passing a Nissan Frontier driven by Carl Cummings of Lebanon, MO as he was slowing down to make a left turn into a private drive with his turn signal activated. The Cummings SUV hit Chiaramonte’s Nissan Juke in the side.

Minor injuries were reported for a North Carolina couple when their motorcycle spilled on Route 66 in Wetmore Township, McKean County Friday afternoon. Norman Foster was going north making a right curve when his Harley Davidson Limited encountered some rocks on the pavement and slide across the road throwing Foster and his wife Theresa to the ground.  Both were taken to UPMC Kaneby ambulance.

A one-vehicle accident sent an elderly Emporium woman to UPMC Altoona for treatment of undetermined injuries Saturday afternoon. Norma Hopwood, 77, was going west on Route 46 near the Cameron County fairgrounds when her Chevrolet Cobalt went onto the berm. Hopwood overcorrected sending the car into a skid across both lanes before colliding with a PennDot sign.  Hopwood was flown by Stat Medevac  to UPMC Altoona  from a landing zone near the highway. She had been reported missing Thursday night and police believe the accident happened at about 8:00 am that day. She was found, responsive, a volunteer search party atabput 1:00pm Friday. Police thanked everyone who helped in that search.

The theft of a snow blower from a shed at 374 Meadow Road in Shippen Township, Cameron County is being investigated by state police at Emporium The Troy Bilt 2 Stage snow thrower is valued at $1680 and belongs to Evelyn Hooftallen of St. Marys.

State police at the Mansfield barracks are accusing  39 year old Jamie Cragg of Lawrenceville for failing to return a 2018 Nissan Versa to Mathews Motors in Covington despite the company’s attempts to contact her. Cragg allegedly had the car in  her possession from August 6-August 19.

Vandals “egged” a car parked on Skinner Creek Road in Liberty Township  last Friday morning. Troopers are looking for the vandals who damaged the car owned by a 52 year old  Port Allegany man.

Troopers at Mansfield are looking for whoever dumped several bags of trash in an emergency pull-off between Cummings Creek and Route  287 last Tuesday morning.

State police at Lewis Run say a traffic sobriety checkpoint on August 10 resulted in 23 citations and 12 warnings being issued.