Tuesday November 11, 2019


Black Forest Express

Photo by Gerri Miller

Monday’s high, 44; Overnight low, 22, 2” of snow







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Obituary: Gloria Kellogg, Shinglehouse

Game Commission says bear harvest may be record-breaking this year…..A state senate bill would give further protection to students who have been sexually assault….NY state driver unhurt in McKean County accident…Second crash investigated by PSP Lewis Run….Two Covington residents arrested for physical harassment…..

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The  Game Commission says Pennsylvania has covered a third of the distance needed to set a state record black bear harvest. Through an early archery bear season in selected Wildlife Management Units (WMUs), two new October firearms bear seasons and the first week of a two-week statewide archery bear season, Pennsylvania hunters took a preliminary harvest of 1,540 bears. A statewide four-day firearms bear season is set start Nov. 23, and two extended bear seasons of varying lengths in selected WMUs start Nov. 30.Last year, hunters took a total of 3,153 bears – Pennsylvania’s 11th best bear harvest – in an early archery bear season in selected WMUs, a shorter statewide archery season, the statewide firearms and extended seasons in selected WMUs. Taking as many bears in subsequent weeks would topple the current record bear harvest of 4,350 set in 2011.

Penn’s Woods has maintained a substantial bear population of about 20,000 the past four years, despite removing more than 17,000 bears from the statewide population over the past five years. That the average annual harvest over the past five years has been about 3,500 bears suggests taking at least another 3,000 to set a new state record in the ongoing archery and coming firearms bear seasons is a realistic possibility.

Last year, bears were taken in 60 of 67 counties. Additionally, 70 bears weighing 500 pounds or more, including 20 weighing 600 pounds or more and two that topped 700 pounds, were part of the 2018

State Senator Scott Martin, a Republican from Lancaster has introduced  legislation that will require a student who is convicted or adjudicated delinquent of sexual assault to be expelled at the victim’s request, if they are enrolled in the same K-12 school district. Martin says he recently became  aware of a young woman who was assaulted at a community event by her classmate. The assailant was charged and adjudicated for the crime, but when he returned, the victim had to attend school with her rapist on a daily basis. She relived her nightmare nearly every day and seriously considered moving to another district. This legislation would ensure that no student victim in Pennsylvania would have to go to school with their attacker or need to consider transferring. Victims should not be in a position where they need to up-end their lives, their social network and source of support when they need it most, especially after a sexual assault.

A New York State driver escaped injury in a one-vehicle accident early Saturday morning  in Hamlin Township, McKean County. According to state police at Lewis Run, Doulas Taft of Lindley was going east on Route 6 near the Lower Lindholm Road  at about 5:30 am when his Ford F350 went off  the Road on a left hand curve, and struck an embankment. The truck continued for a short distance before stopping in a ditch on the south side of the road.

A couple of hours later a Westbound  2005 Nissan Frontier crossed Route 6 in Hamiton Townshp and struck a guardrail near the intersection of Route 6 and Water Street. Since the SUV could be driven from the location and the driver was not hurt, it is considered a “non-reportable” mishap so the driver’s name was not released.

Both Covington residents  involved in a scuffle late Saturday night have been charged in District Court with physical harassment.  State police at Mansfield claim a 61 year old man and a 46 year old woman shoved each other during an argument at a house on Packard Road.


Gloria J. Kellogg, 96, of Shinglehouse, went to be with her Savior on Thursday (Nov. 7, 2019) in Sweden Valley Manor, Coudersport, after a long illness.Born on Friday, Oct. 19, 1923, in Myrtle, she was a daughter of John C. and Lila A. Palmer Danforth. On Oct. 1, 1942, in Portville, N.Y., she married Perry D. Kellogg, who passed away on Oct. 25, 2000.Gloria was a graduate of Shinglehouse High School, Class of 1941. She was employed at the former Shinglehouse Market Basket, from 1941 to 1943, and was employed by the former Daystrom’s, in Olean, N.Y., from 1943 to 1944. She was also employed in the cafeteria at the Shinglehouse Elementary School.Gloria was a member of Grace Bible Independent Baptist Church, in Shinglehouse, where she had previously served as a hostess; organized and worked in the nursery; was a former member of the choir; worked with the vacation Bible school program; and worked with the J.A.M. Club. She enjoyed her flower gardens and canning. Her greatest loves were her Lord and Savior and her family.Surviving are eight children, Lonnie D. (Doris) Kellogg of Shinglehouse, Michael H. (Patty) Kellogg of Gloucester, Va., Nancy J. (John) Ellison of Shinglehouse, Philip D. (Robin) Kellogg of Scio, N.Y., Susan J. (Rick) Geiger of Shinglehouse, Janet D. (Dennis) James of Shinglehouse, Penny Jo (Tony) Dunkle of Bakersfield, Calif. and Roger D. (Rachelle) Kellogg of Shinglehouse; 20 grandchildren; 30 great-grandchildren; five great-great-grandchildren; two sisters-in-law, Patricia Danforth of Shinglehouse and Alice Frost of Portville; and many nieces and nephews.In addition to her parents and husband, Gloria was predeceased by three sisters, Alene Perry, Grace Kellogg and Betty Lyon; and two brothers, Byron Danforth and Harold Danforth.Friends may call from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. on Friday (Nov. 15, 2019) at the Virgil L. Howard Funeral Home, 118 S. Union St., Shinglehouse, where funeral services will follow at 11 a.m., with the Rev. Roger N. Hain, former pastor of Grace Bible Independent Baptist Church, Shinglehouse and pastor emeritus of Black Creek Baptist Church, Black Creek, N.Y., officiating. Burial will be in Maple Grove Cemetery, Shinglehouse.In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Grace Bible Independent Baptist Church, 392 Coon Crossing Road, Shinglehouse, PA 16748; Sweden Valley Manor Patient Activity Fund, 1028 E. Second St., Coudersport, PA 16748; or to Cole Memorial Home Health and Hospice, 102-108 S. Main St., Coudersport, PA 16915.


Gloria’s family has entrusted her 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 Gloria, please visit virgillhowardfuneralhome.com or the funeral home Facebook page, Virgil L. Howard Funeral Home