Friday November 1, 2019

 Turn Cl0cks back one hour Saturday night

Thursday’s high, 60; Overnight low, 33; 1.85” of rain







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Coudersport  area home destroyed by fire…Bradford man found guilty of several crimes relating to drug death….Several customers arrested for writing bad checks to Elk County business…..Port Allegany area bar cited for liquor law violations…Fall turkey season opens Saturday  in most PA WMUs …..Daylight Saving Time ends Sunday…….


An accidental fire Thursday morning destroyed a 2-1/2 story  Eulalia Township home.  Coudersport  Firefighters were dispatched at 11:39 am  when a member of the Roulette Ambulance service saw smoke and flames at the former Mason’s Creamery just west of Cemetery curve near Olmstad.. Upon arriving at the scene, Coudersport Chief Bryan Phelps  immediately requested a full second alarm assignment ( Roulette, Austin, Port Allegany and Galeton ) other depts were requested to cover other districts. At 12:14 Command called the fire under control. While the home owner was checked by ambulance on scene.At 1:49 all units had the fire our and lines picked up, returned to station with apparatus needing put back in service.The owner was assisted by family, friends and the Red Cross.

Following a four day jury trial at the McKean County Courthouse, Larry Shroyer was convicted of delivery of heroin- felony: conspiracy to deliver heroin- felony; delivery of a designer drug-felony; conspiracy delivery designer drug-felony; flight to avoid apprehension – felony; possession of a controlled substance – misdemeanor; and recklessly endangering another person-misdemeanor. The jury was unable to agree on a verdict on an additional count of involuntary manslaughter- misdemeanor.  A hung jury means the District Attorney’s Office will be able to decide if that charge will be re-tried. The case brings to conclusion an investigation into an overdose deathof 25 year old George Duke Jr. that occurred in the City of Bradford In November, 2015,that saw three defendants charged with various crimes relating to the overdose death. Stephanie Vettenburg Shaffer, McKean County District Attorney, prosecutor the case on behalf of the Commonwealth. Chief Christopher Lucco of the Bradford City Police Department filed charges.  Sentencing of the defendant will occur December 5.

Several area residents have been arrested for writing bad checks to Friday Gas and Oil of Byrnedal on June 13, l2018; over the past several months. Kay Jarrett, 37 of DuBois is accused of writing a worthless check on June 13, 2018; Seth Vaughn of Eldred is said to have written a bad check for $53.00 on July 16, 2018 abd abitger ibe fir $35,20 the next day; Kimberly Shelander, 47 of St. Marys is suspected of writing a bad check on November 1l1, 2018 for $34.00; Kelly Valdez, 58 of Wilcox is accused of writing one on December 20, 2018 for $13.00 and Tracey Lepold-Hardinger, 55, of Driftwood is charged for writing a dishonored check for $30.00. The defendants apparently did not make the documents good and state police have filed charges against them.

The state Bureau of Liquor Control Enforcement has cited the Two Mile Inn on Route 155, Port Allegany for violating laws. The bureau claims the bar failed to maintain malt or brewed beverage dispensing system records from October 31, 2019 to September 18, 2019. The charges will be brought before an Administrative Law Judge who has the authority to impose penalties ranging from $50 to $1,000 for minor offenses up to $5,000 for more serious offenses.  The judge can also impose license suspension or revocation for the licensee based on the severity  of the charge brought . The judge can also mandate training for the licensee in an effort to educate them about the requirements of being a licensee.