Friday February 14, 2020

Black Forest Express

 Photo by Gerri Miller

Thursday’s high, 34; Overnight low 10







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Obituary: Kathleen, “Kathy” Tilton, Ulysses

Potter County EMA   urges residents to prepare for cold weather….McKean County search dog well received at Kane PTO meeting….Man arrested for trying to burglarize occupied Westfield home……Emporium man charged with violating PFA….Tioga County resident arrested for vehicle theft…Slushy roads blamed for McKean County accident

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With dangerous wind chills predicted over the next few days, the Potter County Department of Emergency Services urges all citizens to prepare themselves for extreme cold temperatures. Citizens should have a plan in place and know where to go should they lose power or heat.

Some precautions include:

*Dress appropriately for winter weather and recognize the symptoms of hypothermia


*Gather emergency supplies for home and/or work


*Prepare a winter go kit for your automobile



Area residents are encouraged to check on elderly neighbors and family members to ensure they are safe and as comfortable as possible.  If anyone needs urgent medical treatment, contact 911immediately.



Residents are encouraged to stay inside during extreme wind chill temperatures.  If you must go outside dress appropriately and maintain personal awareness:


*Wear loose fitting, lightweight layered clothing. Layers can be removed if perspiration


and subsequent chills become a problem


*Wear a hat, half of body heat is lost through the top of the head


*Keep your feet dry, wool socks are best if you are going to be out in the cold


*Cover your mouth and nose with scarves to help protect your lungs from cold air.


*If you become stranded, stay dry and cover all exposed body parts.


*Avoid overexertion, for example when shoveling snow. Do not ignore chest pain or


tightness in your chest


*Watch for signs of frostbite such as numbness or white pale appearance to the skin


*Watch for signs of hypothermia such as slurred speech, memory loss, uncontrollable


shivering, disorientation and exhaustion


*Seek medical attention for chest pain, frostbite or hypothermia as soon as possible


McKean County District Attorney Stephanie Vettenburg-Shaffer reports On Bloodhound K9 “Dixie“ joined  her, handler Ruth Webb, handler Rod Johnson, and K9 trainee “Roxy“ at Kane Area Middle School’s PTO meeting February 12 as part of the organization’s First Responder Night along with area firemen and officers from Kane Boro and State Police.  Dixie is a trail dog who finds people by scent. The students were interested in hearing how the dogs were able to use their nose to find missing people.  The dogs have located missing people and tracked suspects for area law enforcement.  For more

Coudersport based state police have charged Tommy Causer Jr. with burglary and numerous related crimes after a break-on taking place at around 7:30 Thursday morning in Hector Township. Troopers summoned to a burglary in progress at the residence of Lawrence Pilot of West Grove PA and Lee and Valerie Gross of Westfield. Authorities claim Causer tried to force his way into the occupied house. Troopers chased him following his tracks in the snow and apprehended him on adjacent property. Causer was

An Emporium man was arrested by state police Sunday for violating a Protection from Abuse Order. Troopers claim the 42 year old suspect violated an active PFA filed against him by a 46 year old Emporium woman.

State police at Mansfield have arrested 28 year old Michael Campell of Canton  for auto theft.  Troopers claim Campbell drove a 2012 Chevrolet Silverado to the Ogdensburg Church late Monday night; parked it and the stole a 2011 Chevrolet Silverado. While investigating, troopers allegedly discovered that the 2012 Silverado was also stolen. Campbell was apprehended by state police and charged with theft, receiving stolen property and unauthorized use of a vehicle.

Slippery  roads are blamed for a one-vehicle accident Thursday morning a few minutes before 8:00 o’clock in Eldred Township. A 2017 Subaru Legacy slid off the West Eldred Road and hit a guardrail. The driver was not hurt and the car could be driven away so it’s considered a “non-reportable” so the driver’s name was not released.

Joshua Kulina of Savage Maryland escaped injury in a one-vehicle weather related crash last Saturday on Bailey Creek Road in Rutland Township, Tioga County. According to state police Kulina’s northbound Toyota Tundra spun off the snow covered road and hit a tree.

Troopers at Mansfield just released details about a one-vehicle crash on Ground Hog Day. Julia Dawson of AAronsburg, PA was cited for speeding after her Toyota Rav4 skidded across both lanes of snow and slush covered Route 15 and hit a guardrail. She was not hurt.


Katheleen M. “Kathy” TILTON, 64, Ulysses, PA, went to be with her Lord and Savior on Saturday, February 8, 2020 in Robert Packer Hospital, Sayre, surrounded by her loving family.  Born December 26, 1955, in Corning, NY, she was the daughter of Carlton L. and Reha “Betty” Mahnke Hand.  On December 31, 1974, in Prattsburgh, NY, she married her best friend, Donald E. Tilton, Jr., who survives.  After a disabling workplace injury, Kathy devoted her life to serving her community.  She was an active member of the Ulysses Free Methodist Church, Tri-Town Volunteer Firemen’s Auxiliary, and served as president of the Ulysses Area Improvement Association.  Kathy was honored as Ulysses Citizen of the Year in 2009.  She enjoyed baking, organizing and catering events, and crafting.  She cherished time with her grandchildren.  Surviving besides her husband, Don, are:  her mother, Reha Hand of Mills;  three children, Christian (Genny) Tilton of Coudersport, Tonya Peet of Knoxville, and Eric Tilton of Eden, NY;  several grandchildren;  many siblings from the Hand and Goerner families;  aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, and cousins.  She was predeceased by her father, Carlton Hand;  a brother, Mark D. Hand;  a grandson, Jacob Tilton;  and her foster parents, Arnold and Leona Goerner.  Friends may call at the Ulysses Free Methodist Church on Saturday, February 15, 2020 from 10:00 – 11:00 AM, with a Memorial Service following at 11:00 AM.  The Rev. Marty Zdrojewski will officiate.  Burial will be in Ulysses Cemetery.  Memorials may be made to the Ulysses Free Methodist Church, Tri-Town Volunteer Firemen’s Auxiliary, or the Ulysses Area Improvement Association.  Arrangements are under the direction of Olney-Foust Funeral Homes & Crematory, Ulysses, PA.  Online condolences may be expressed at