Black Forest Express
Sunday’s high, 46; Overnight low
MOSTLY SUNNY SKIES TO START OUT TODAY. THEN CLOUDS MOVE IN A HIGH OF 47
LIGHT RAIN TONIGHT, A LOW OF 39
MORNING SHOWERS TOMORROW TAPERING OFF A HIGH OF 46
TOMORROW NIGHT A LOW OF 30
INCREASING CLOUDS ON WEDNESDAY WITH A HIGH OF 54.
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Although people are acting like a blizzard is coming, there have been cases of the Coronavirus reported yet in the Black Forest Broadcasting Service Area…..The Northern PA Regional College leads the way for electronic education….It’s wildfire season with two erupting Sunday…..Cyber theft investigated by Coudersport state police…..Vehicle stolen near Smethport was recovered nearby….
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– The Pennsylvania Department of Health Sunday confirmed 16 additional positive cases of COVID-19— one in Allegheny County; one in Bucks County; two in Cumberland County; one in Delaware County; one in Lehigh County; one in Luzerne County; three in Monroe County; four in Montgomery County; and two in Philadelphia County. All are either in isolation at home or being treated at the hospital. This brings the statewide total to 63 cases.There have been 446 patients to date who have been tested or are in the process of being tested. There are 205 who have tested negative; 63 confirmed cases; and 183 patient samples are either at the lab for testing or on their way to the lab.“While we anticipate that there will be more Pennsylvanians with COVID-19 in the coming days and weeks, it is important for residents to know the commonwealth is prepared and to be prepared themselves,” Dr. Levine said. “Right now, you have a higher chance of testing positive for COVID-19 if you have traveled to a country or state with known community outbreaks or have come in contact with someone who has the virus. We are working with the health care community across Pennsylvania to keep them informed, consult on patient testing and ensuring they have the resources they need to care for patients.”
Statewide – The Wolf Administration:
Announced mitigation effortsOpens In A New Window in Montgomery, Delaware, Bucks and Chester counties.
Closed all Pennsylvania k-12 schoolsOpens In A New Window with additional guidance forthcoming.
Issued guidance to non-essential businessesOpens In A New Window.
Strongly encourages the suspension of large gatherings, events, conferences of 250 individuals or more.
Discourages individuals from traveling to recreational activities like gyms, movie theaters and shopping malls.
Encourages religious leaders to exercise discretion in order to mitigate the spread of illness.
Initiated a no-visitor policy at all State correctional facilities and nursing homes to ensure the safety of inmates, residents, staff and visitors.
Restricted visitors in state centers effective today to ensure health and safety for individuals with an intellectual disability.
Restricted visitors in assisted living and personal care homes to minimize exposure to our seniors and individuals with disabilities.
According to ur check with the New York State Department of Health indicates there are no cases in counties adjacent to the Black Forest Broadcasting Service area—specifically Allegany and Cattaraugus counties.
As colleges and universities across the nation scramble to provide students electronic access to classes, once again rural Pennsylvania is leading the way . The Northern Pennsylvania Regional College which began taking students in 2017m does n not operate as a traditional campus-based college, nor are we an online college. To keep our classes affordable and convenient for students, community locations are utilized to deliver class instruction at multiple sites across the region and are brought together via live interactive technology. NPRC offers dual enrollment, associate degree, and workforce development courses.
Like community colleges, Northern Pennsylvania Regional College is an open enrollment College. No tests or entrance exams are required. All you need is a high school diploma or the equivalent to register for classes. NPRC makes college or post-secondary education accessible for everyone!
Northern Pennsylvania Regional College partners with local libraries, community education centers, and schools to deliver class instruction at multiple sites across the region via live interactive video technology. NPRC makes college or post-secondary education convenient for everyone!
High School Students
Get a jump-start on your college education! Eligible high school juniors and seniors can take dual enrollment classes at Northern Pennsylvania Regional College to earn college credits. NPRC classes can be taken outside of normal school hours right in your community and credits are transferable to most colleges and universities. Contact a Student Success Specialist today to learn more about earning college credits in high school.
Adult Learners welcome at NPRC
Northern Pennsylvania Regional College can provide you with the education you need to move your life in the direction you want. Whether you have some or no college credits, maintain certificates of training, are making a career change, or seeking another degree, there are options for you here. NPRC will work with you to determine what course work necessary for you to achieve your goals. Contact us today to connect with a Student Success Specialist who can help you develop an education plan!
Business Owners & Employees are encouraged to use NPRC’s programs to enhance their businesses.
Wildfire season has begun in the Black Forest Broadcasting Service Area . Coudersport volunteer were summoned Sunday afternoon a few minutes after 4 pm to a wooded area in Sweden township. A quarter to a half acre of land was involved in the woods with mild to moderate winds spreading fire fast. according to Chief Bryan Phelps. There was no property damage or injuries. The fire was caused by careless burning according to Chief Phelps. And a short time later, Coudersport volunteers assised Ford Allegany volunteer firefighters at a large wildfire on Route 155. All units for back in service just after 9pm
State Police at Coudersport are investigating a cyber theft victimizing 84 year old john Freer of Austin. Apparently he sent a prepaid VISA credit card to a fraudulent unknown recipient on March 12, last Thursday, the amount involved was not revealed my state police
Troopers at Coudrsport are also investigating a scattering of rubbish incident occurring on the Genesee/ Mills road in Bingham township sometime since the first of October, someone dumped a bag of household garbage onto property owned by Dwayne Adams of Genesee.
DUI charges are being file against 21 year old Tyrell Baker of your lysis after police stop him for traffic violations on State Route 49 in Harrison township just after 1am February 19
Troopers at Coudersport responded to an overdose in Sharon Township last Tuesday night. A28 year old man was unconscious when police arrived on the scene. Officeers administered Naloxone to the victim who is expected to make a complete recovery.
State police , at Mansfield are investigating the theft of a computer from a residence on the North Road in Middlebury Township Friday afternoon. The black Hewlett Packard computer is valued at $2,000 and belong to a 61 year old Macedon, New York woman. The investigation is continuing
A Blossburg teenager escaped injury in a one vehicle crash occurring last Thursday morning just before 8am. Trooper said 18 year old Joanne McNamara was going north on Route 15 negotiating and right hand curve when her Volkswagen Jetta went off the road struck guardrail, then bounced back across both lanes of the highway, hitting a guardrail on the right side of the road before coming to rest against the guardrail.
State police at Lewis run have arrested a 47 year old port Allegheny man for drug possession after stopping him on South Main Street at West Maple Street in the borough Saturday just before 11am Troopers say that the suspect whose name was not released committed several traffic violations and they determined he was driving his 2005 Chevy Silverado under the influence of a controlled substance He was allegedly found in possession of drugs and drug paraphernalia charges are pending in District Court.
the theft of the motor vehicle from Hamlin Township on March 7 remains under investigation by troopers at the Lewis Run barracks. The 2014 Kia Motors soul was later recovered at the intersection of Bark Shanty Road and the Droney Road . The car belongs to a Smethport couple. Anyone with information about that is asked to contact state police at Louis run.
A fugitive from Warren County was apprehended by state police from Louis run last Wednesday evening, Busch Hill Road and Hamilton township and King County state police apprehended the suspect and handed him over to the Warren County Sheriff’s Department but did not release his name
. A 24 year old Rew man has been charged with physical harassment following an incident allegedly taking place last Tuesday afternoon on Barden Brook Road in Eldred Township. He is accused of assaulting a 20 year old Eldred man during a disagreement
State police at Lewis Run are charging a 29 year old Cyclone man with DUI after pulling his 2008 toyo car over on South Avenue in Bradford ownship Wednesday night for a summary traffic violation and they determined he had driving the car under the influence. He was taken to Redford Regional Medical Center for a legal blood draw and charges are pending those results
State police at Ridgway are looking for the driver of a hit and run vehicle that damaged a mailbox on the old Kersey road in Fox township Saturday afternoon. The white Chevrolet Silverado was headed north and the driver failed to stop to notify the property owner of the damage
A 25 year old Ridgway man has been cited for DUI after he was stopped on Pine Avenue at Oak Street in Ridgway borough Saturday evening. The suspect whose name was not released was taken to Penn Highlands Elk for blood draw and charges will be filed pending those results.
James G. “Jim” Neefe, 90, a lifelong resident of Coudersport, passed away in his home, surrounded by his loving family, on Sunday (March 15, 2020) after a long illness.Born on Thursday, Oct. 24, 1929, in Olean, N.Y., he was a son of Richard C. and Irene M. Seeger Neefe. On Oct. 25, 1952, in Kane, he married Charlotte A. Prindle, who survives.Jim graduated from Coudersport High School and attended Lincoln School of Welding in Cleveland, Ohio. He was a U.S. Navy veteran, having served on the USS Beatty, from 1949 to 1951.He was employed by PENNDOT, as a truck driver and heavy equipment operator, and retired from Dresser Rand, in Olean, retiring after 25 years of service.Jim enjoyed cooking for his family and friends, watching sports, and working outside on his home and yard. He was a talented artist. .Surviving besides his wife are three children, Steven J. (Theresa Cline) Neefe of Coudersport and twins, James A. (Julie A. Herzog) Neefe of Boiling Springs and Julie A. (Ronn) Page of Auburn, Indiana; three grandsons, Steven Neefe of Coudersport, Marshall Neefe of Newville and Cody Neefe of Boiling Springs; four great-grandsons; Branden, Jorden, Hayden and Oliver; and several nieces and nephews.In addition to his parents, Jim was predeceased by four brothers, Charles, Dick, Kenny and Cecil; and two sisters, Charlotte and Phyllis.Private burial services will be held in Sweden Hill Cemetery, Coudersport with the Rev. Scott Ogden, pastor of Park United Methodist Church, Coudersport, officiating.In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Cole Memorial Home Health and Hospice, 102-108 S. Main St., Coudersport, PA 16915.Jim entrusted his 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 Jim, please visit www.virgillhowardfuneralhome.com or the funeral home Facebook page, Virgil L. Howard Funeral Home.