Tuesday February 4, 2020

Black Forest Express

Photo by Gerri Miller

Monday’s high

Monday’s high, 55; Overnight low, 38

TUE-SCATTERED SHOWERS, HIGH 47

TUE NIGHT-FLURRIES, LOW 26

WED-CLOUDY, HIGH 30

WED NIGHT-CLOUDY LOW 27

THU-WINTRY MIX HIGH 44

THU NIGHT-LOW 21

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Students graduate from LPN school as another class opens later this year in Coudersport…..McKean County authorities are looking for a hit and run vehicle which damaged a corn field near Port Allegany….Maryland woman ticketed for speeding after Tioga County accident….Two motorists facing DUI charges following McKean County crashes…

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Twenty-two students celebrated the completion of their Practical Nursing Program last Thursday, January 30.. The graduation was held at the Deane Center’s Coolidge Theater in Wellsboro. Eleven graduates attended the year-long program at Penn College’s campus in Wellsboro, and eleven attended at the Education Council’s Coudersport office.

The course curriculum includes three levels and offers both classroom and clinical instruction. The course prepares participants to take their NCLEX licensure exam, enabling them to become Licensed Practical Nurses (LPNs). LPNs work in doctors’ offices, hospitals, nursing homes, as well as many other facilities, and they are in short supply throughout the region.

Penn College will be offering another Practical Nursing Program beginning August 31, 2020, with graduation scheduled for August 19, 2021. As before, the program will be offered in Wellsboro and at the Education Council’s Coudersport office. An information session is planned for Wednesday, March 4th at 5:30 p.m. at the Education Council’s office, 5 Water Street, Coudersport. Those interested in attending the information session should contact Marie Van Ess at (570) 724-7703.

Coudersport Practical Nursing Students (L-R): Back row: Meagan Knapp-Moore, Heather Crowley, Melissa Hartman; Middle row: Julie, Connor, Autumn Jackson, Rachelle Weimer, Jessica Smith; Front row: Susan Lenker, Lacey Boyd, Katie Thomas, and Shyana Miller

In a related note, there will be an Information Session on the upcoming Practical Nursing Program. LPN graduates find jobs in hospitals, long-term care facilities, home health agencies, private homes, physician offices, and other health-related offices. Successful completion of the course enables students to sit for the NCLEX-PN exam for licensure as an LPN.

The next  full-time clock hour program starts August 31, 2020, and students will graduate August 29, 2021. Graduates earn a certificate in practical nursing.  Information sessions about the LPN Program will be held at 5:30 pm Wednesday, March 4th at the Coudersport office of the Education Council. For more information or to register for a Coudersport Information Session, contact Marie Van Ess at (570) 724-7703.

McKean County authorities are looking for a vehicle which damaged a corn field in Liberty Township a few minutes before 3:00 o’clock Sunday morning. The unknown vehicle went off the Lower Portage Road, traveled through the field leaving rut marks and then went back onto the road and left the scene.

State police at Lewis Run have arrested a couple of drivers for DUI following crashes. A 52 year old Bethel Par, PA man was going est on Route 59 near the Big Shanty Road in Lafayette Township early Monday morning when his 2011 Ford Explorer went off the south side of the road and hit a telephone pole. The driver was not hurt. No injuries were reported for a 35 year old Smethport woman after her 2012 wrecked on the Birch Run Road near Route 155 in Liberty Township. Both drivers were taken to Bradford Regional Medical Center for chemical testing and charges are pending results. Police did not release the suspects’ names.

A Baltimore Maryland driver escaped injury in a weather-related accident in Richmond Township Tioga County Sunday afternoon. State police claim 21 year old Alexandra Rhodes was speeding when her Toyota Camry went off the slush covered road and hit a guardrail. Rhodes received a speeding ticket.

Troopers at Mansfield are investigating an unauthorized use of a motor vehicle. A 19 year old Blossburg man told authorities someone used his 2005 Ford Taurus Sunday January 26 without his permission.

In a related note, there will be an Information Session on the upcoming Practical Nursing Program. LPN graduates find jobs in hospitals, long-term care facilities, home health agencies, private homes, physician offices, and other health-related offices. Successful completion of the course enables students to sit for the NCLEX-PN exam for licensure as an LPN.

The next  full-time clock hour program starts August 31, 2020, and students will graduate August 29, 2021. Graduates earn a certificate in practical nursing.  Information sessions about the LPN Program will be held at 5:30 pm Wednesday, March 4th at the Coudersport office of the Education Council. For more information or to register for a Coudersport Information Session, contact Marie Van Ess at (570) 724-7703.

McKean County authorities are looking for a vehicle which damaged a corn field in Liberty Township a few minutes before 3:00 o’clock Sunday morning. The unknown vehicle went off the Lower Portage Road, traveled through the field leaving rut marks and then went back onto the road and left the scene.

State police at Lewis Run have arrested a couple of drivers for DUI following crashes. A 52 year old Bethel Par, PA man was going est on Route 59 near the Big Shanty Road in Lafayette Township early Monday morning when his 2011 Ford Explorer went off the south side of the road and hit a telephone pole. The driver was not hurt. No injuries were reported for a 35 year old Smethport woman after her 2012 wrecked on the Birch Run Road near Route 155 in Liberty Township. Both drivers were taken to Bradford Regional Medical Center for chemical testing and charges are pending results. Police did not release the suspects’ names.

A Baltimore Maryland driver escaped injury in a weather-related accident in Richmond Township Tioga County Sunday afternoon. State police claim 21 year old Alexandra Rhodes was speeding when her Toyota Camry went off the slush covered road and hit a guardrail. Rhodes received a speeding ticket.

Troopers at Mansfield are investigating an unauthorized use of a motor vehicle. A 19 year old Blossburg man told authorities someone used his 2005 Ford Taurus Sunday Janaury 26 without his permission.