Monday November 18, 2019

Black Forest Express

 Photo by Gerri Miller

Sunday’s high, 36: Overnight low, 33

MON-MOSTLY CLOUDY, HIGH 39

MON NIGHT-CLOUDY, LOW 32

TUE-OVERCAST, HIGH 45

TUE NIGHT-CHANCE OF LATE SHOWERS, LOW 32

WED-AM SHOWERS, HIGH 40

WED NIGHT-CLEARING LOW 32

 Kane resident jailed for assaulting girlfriend….two drivers hurt in multi-car pile up Saturday in St.Marys…Burglars steal buck deer mount from Elk County camp…Republican senator proposes relaxing small games of chance law…

A Kane man has been arrested for physical assault in connection to a domestic violence assault. State police claim when they responded to a domestic violence incident in progress at a home on Poplar Street at around 2:30 am Sunday they found that 28 year old William Greek had assaulted his 20 year old girlfriend. The victim was taken to UPMC for treatment of her injuries. A two year old boy was in the home at the time of the alleged assault. Greek was committed to the McKean County Jail after being arraigned on charges of simple assault, harassment and endangering the welfare of a child.

Two drivers were hurt in a pile-up Saturday afternoon in  Fox Township, Elk County. State police at Ridgway report the multi-vehicle rear- ender was caused when 85 year old Edward Palmer of Kersey failed to see a Ford Transit Connect partially parked in the right lane of The million Dollar highway due to sun glare and drove his Ford F-150 into the back of the delivery truck. Barbara Rettger also of Kersey could not stop in time and her 2007 Hyundai Tucson ran into the back of Palmer’s pick up and was rear-ended by a 2012 Hyundai Tucson driven by  79 year old James Ellis of Weedville . Palmer and Rettger were taken to Penn Highlands Elk with unknown injuries.  Ellis and his wife, Diane were not hurt. Police did not release the name of the delivery truck driver but cited him for improper stopping, standing or parking a vehicle.

Troopers at Ridgway are also investigating a camp burglary taking place sometime since Augsut 10 on Rover Road and Halton Road in Spring Creek Township. Burglars broke a window at the Twin Bucks” camp owned by Gregory Happ of Freedom, PA and forced their way through  a door to steal a Buck Deer mount valued at $450. While causing $215 in damage.  Anyone with information is asked to call the barracks at 814.776.6136.

State senator Gene Yaw (R-23) is proposing changes in the state law regarding small games of chance. Yaw says there is language in the current law that ties a violation of small games of chance to a tavern’s liquor license so any bars do not want to risk fines connected to their liquor licenses. His proposal would streamline the application process and make fines more pragmatic which would benefit non-profit organizations.