Monday September 9, 2019

 Black Forest Express


Photo by Gerri Miller

Sunday’s high, 70, Overnight low, 47







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Obituaries: Patrick Hogan, Coudersport and O’rianna Manning, Smethport

Port Allegany man arrested for using an an axe on a car and threaten victim…Police charge Ulysses woman for harassment…Tioga County cab driver charged with pocketing fares….pair accused of stealing $655 worth of property owned by Coudersport man….Charges finally filed regarding DUI crash in Roulette on July 16….Recliner dumped in bushes along Dry Run Road and Harrison Township church vandalized…

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                 Scenes  from the Oswayo Valley Senior Center Sock Hop 9/7/19 (Photos by Gerri Miller)


 The popular group, “Generations” from Olean, NY provided music from the 60s and 70s

 Potter Commissioner Republican  Candidate Nancy Grupp appears to be enjoying the music

“Generations” also provided some “slow dancing” music throughout the evening.


State police at Lewis Run have arrested a 43 year old Port Allegany man for harassment with physical contact. Troopers did not release the man’s name but claim he damaged a 2005 Ford Escape with an ax and threatened to cut the vehicle in half with a victim inside. The alleged assault took place Friday evening on Forestry Road in Liberty Township. The victims are listed as  47 year old woman and 27 year old woman, both also from Port Allegany.

Troopers at Coudersport arrested 24 year old Lynn Parslow for harassment in connection to an incident allegedly occurring on the night of August 19 on North Street in Ulysses.  Paslowis accused hitting and shoving a victim numerous times during an argument.

Both drivers escaped injury in a collision last Friday morning in Harrison Township, Potter County. According to state police at Coudersport the collision occurred when 77 year old Hattiemae Coates of Ulysses make a left turn from a private driveway onto Route 49 and hit an  Chevrolet  Silvrado driven by Robert Baldwin of Wellsville. The Coates Equinox came to rest in a private driveway while the pick up stopped on the highway.

A Galeton driver escaped injury Sunday afternoon in a one-vehicle mishap in Pike Township, Potter County. State police report Michael Graber was going west when his Chevrolet Silverado went off of Route 6 and went into a ditch where it came to rest.

Troopers at Coudersport claim a Maine driver left the scene of a one-vehicle crash Sunday morning on the in Harrison Township. A Chevy Silverado driven by Chester Dolloff became disabled after going off of the Whites Corners Road while traveling south. Dolloff was later located by police.

DUI charges have finally been filed against a Coudersport driver in connection to a crash just after 3:00 a, July 16 on the Lanninger Creek Road in Roulette Township. State police have filed charges of aggravated assault while driving under the influence , two counts each of endangering the welfare of children; six counts of driving under the influence of alcohol or a controlled substance; two counts of reckless endangerment; providing alcohol to minors, and related traffic offenses. Two teenage girls, a 14 year old from Austin and a 13 year old from Roulette were riding in Taylor’s vehicle at the time.

Minor injuries were reported for a Mt.Jewett  resident who swerved to avoid a bear on Route 59 in Lafayette Township early last Friday morning. Chad Ginkel’s Jeep Cherokee went off the road and traveled some 200 feet before hitting an embankment and rolling over  onto its roof before stopping. Ginkel was using a seatbelt according to police and did not require medical attention at a hospital.

A Port Allegany driver was not hurt when his Subaru went off of the Open Brook Road a few minutes before 11:00 am Sunday. Authorities say Dylan Baumgarner was headed north going toward the Route 6 intersection when he became distracted and allowed his car to go off the pavement and hit a section of guard rails and a tree before stopping.

Troopers at the Ridgway barracks allege 28 year old Kenneth Geick of Holbrook, ME was driving under the influence of alcohol and/or a controlled substance when his Honda CRV went off the Toby Road in Fox Township Sunday morning and hit a house along the Dagus Mines Road.

State police at the Ridgway barracks are charging 53 year old Geraldine Bell of that town with drug possession. Troopers explained  when Bell arrived at the barracks to geet her purse which had been found near Sandy Beach Park, they  found suspected pot and paraphernalia.

Theft charges are pending against a 40 year old Wellsboro man. State police in Mansfield allege the suspect failed to deposit $409.24 in cab fares while working for three days in early August belonging to Canyon Country Cabs. The suspect’s name was not released.

Troopers at Coudersport also did not release the names of a man and woman suspected of stealing a $655 worth items from the home of Manuel Senna at 224 Broo0kland Road in Sweden Township between July 28 and this past Friday. Stolen property included a bottle of vodka, Sony stereo, green glass bottle, Bugani Wireless speaker, Miele vacuum clean, electric can opener and kitchen knife set. All of the property was recovered.

The theft of a wooden “no parking” sign from Route 3002 in Milestone Township, Elk County is being investigated by state police at Ridgway. The brown and gold sign belongs to a 53 year old Marienville man.

A charge of creating a disturbance has been filed against a suspect who was allegedly found to be under the influence of a controlled substance while walking down McCrea Brook Road in Eldred Township last Wednesday night making noise. The man’s name was not released.

Two crimes at area churches are being probed by troopers in Coudersport. Vandals used a blunt object to smash exterior and interior basement windows  at the Abundance Life Church at 209 Alba Street in Koxville between September 1 and 3. Damaged is estimated to total $200. A criminal trespass at the God’s New Beginning Church at 104 E. Main Street in Harrison Valley last Friday afternoon was also investigated by state police.

A scattering of rubbish incident on Dry Run Road in Hebron Township on August 30 is also under state police investigation. Someone dumped a brown recliner into some bushes.

State police at Coudersport responded to a complaint of reckless endangerment at 2:00 pm August 11 at 61 Carpenter Road. Officers found Jeffrey Duell’s neighbors had been foreign guns at a tree in their backyard and rounds  were recklessly being fired in his direction with some ricocheting  off the tree near an occupied residence.

A criminal trespass at 32 Pine Mountain Road in Keating Township, Potter County was also investigated by state police at the Coudersport barracks on the afternoon of August 31. A red Chevrolet Blazer, possible a 2004 model ripped up grass and damaged a survey monument on property owned by Mark Burke of Mount Joy, PA at around 5:30 pm. The vehicle was driven by a white male with a gray/white beard.


 Patrick J. Hogan, 66 of Coudersport, PA passed away early Friday September 6, 2019 at Cole Memorial Hospital. Born September 15, 1952 in Niagara Falls, NY, to John Vincent and Patricia (McKinnon) Hogan. On January 8, 1982, he married Barbara A. Scheel. He was a sales manager for Adelphia, and worked at Morgan AM&T. Patrick was a member of the St. Eulalia Catholic church in Coudersport, enjoyed music, was an accomplished guitar player, an avid reader and loved history.He is survived by his wife: Barbara Hogan of Coudersport, 5 children: Bridget Kiely of Hamilton, Ontario, Allison Hogan of Parksley, VA, Patrick Hogan of Pittsburgh, Michael Hogan of Philadelphia, and Mary Hogan of Johnstown; 6 grandchildren; 10 siblings: John V. Hogan (Donna) of Suwanee GA, Kevin Hogan of Lewiston, NY, Danny Hogan (Carrie) of Albany, NY, Maura Woods (David) of Doolin, County Clare, Ireland, Dennis Hogan of Suwanee, GA, Ruth Rickerman (Keith) of Lawrenceville, GA, Alyssa Hogan of Albany, NY, Tim Hogan of Suwanee, GA, Peggy Carmello (Mike) of Albany, NY, and Liz Hogan of Dacula, GA; and 14 nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents.Friends and paid  tribute to Patrick’s life at his funeral mass in St. Eulalia Catholic Church, 6 Maple Street Coudersport, PA 16915, at 11am today  with  Fr. James Campbell officiating. Those wishing to make a donation in Patrick’s memory are encouraged to remember Mercy Corps PO Box 2669, Dept W, Portland, OR 97208-2669. Patrick’s family has entrusted the Thomas Fickinger Funeral Home 210 North East Street Coudersport, PA 16915 with his arrangements, to share a memory or condolence please visit

O’rianna J. MANNING, 5, of Smethport, PA, died Thursday, September 5, 2019 in her home.  Born February 6, 2014, in Coudersport, she was the daughter of William C. and Kassandra L. Hunt Manning, Jr.  A fighter, O’rianna battled illness for over four years.  She was loved very much.  Surviving besides her parents are:  six siblings, Searah Shutt, Ginni Smith, Shea Smith, Aidan Manning, Emily Manning, Avannah Manning;  grandparents, Sherri (Ricky) King of Eldred, Gary Hunt of Roulette, and William C. and Robin Manning of Genesee;  great-grandparents, Ronald and Beverly Manning of Genesee, Martha Scrivens of Warren, and Mary King of Port Allegany;  aunts, uncles, and cousins.  Services will be private.  Burial will be in Ulysses Cemetery.  Memorials may be made to UPMC Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh.  Arrangements are entrusted to Olney Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Ulysses, PA.  Online condolences may be expressed at