Friday June 19, 2020

 

Thursday’s high,83; Overnight low, 52

MOSTLY CLOUDY TODAY, WITH A FEW THUNDERSTORMS POSSIBLE THIS AFTERNOON. A HIGH OF 77

THUNDERSTORMS TAPERING OFF TO PARTLY CLOUDY SKIES TONIGHT. A LOW OF 58.

THERE’LL BE A FEW SHOWERS AROUND TOMORROW WITH A HIGH OF 79.

MOSTLY CLOUDY TOMORROW NIGHT WITH SHOWERS TAPERING OFF A LOW OF 60.

SUNDAY, A CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS VERY HUMID WITH A HIGH OF 80.

Thursday’s high,83; Overnight low, 52

MOSTLY CLOUDY TODAY, WITH A FEW THUNDERSTORMS POSSIBLE THIS AFTERNOON. A HIGH OF 77

THUNDERSTORMS TAPERING OFF TO PARTLY CLOUDY SKIES TONIGHT. A LOW OF 58.

THERE’LL BE A FEW SHOWERS AROUND TOMORROW WITH A HIGH OF 79.

MOSTLY CLOUDY TOMORROW NIGHT WITH SHOWERS TAPERING OFF A LOW OF 60.

SUNDAY, A CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS VERY HUMID WITH A HIGH OF 80.

A deadline is quickly approaching for Potter County entities that are interested in applying for Coronavirus mitigation funds. Potter County Commissioner  Chairman Nancy Grupp made the announcement during yesterday’s meeting and urged those interested to get their applications in. “We had our first public hearing for our CBDG block grant for COVID related programs . In fact, this initial block grant is in the amount of $166,152. Some of the project projects that are can be approved through that would be working capital and reopening expenses related to COVID-19  for small businesses and  food banks. Food pantries in the county can get assistance to help with working capital or if they wanted to make upgrades because now they’re serving more people in their community. And those applications  need to be in by June 26th. We can email you and application packet if you’re interested in applying for some of those grant funds or have questions on what kind of things could be used towards it.” Chairwoman Grupp said there are other programs coming up that may be of interest to area residents and businesses.” Also the county has applied for $1.492 million in a county block grant, again to help our small businesses, nonprofit organizations, first responders, and many others who are impact who were economically impacted through the COVID-19 shutdown. Once we get our approval of that application, we’ll begin the process with our public hearings and get applications in and hopefully have those funds out to our communities as soon as possible. Also, there is another round of small business relief Assistance Grants out there that just became available again, to help Main Street small businesses again to help with expenses during the shutdown. And also the reopening. There’s a grant was also announced this week through USDA for dairy farmers who have been affected during the COVID shutdown that’s out there on the web to be applied for. And Potter County Human Services is applying for rent relief grant program to assist those who have been negatively affected by the shutdown and layoff that are having a hard time making their rent payments. So there’ll be more information available on that as that comes out. So lots of different ways to get some some relief for those who have been affected. And if you have any questions, please contact one of us. We’ll be happy to direct you to the different websites.” Potter County  Commissioner, Chairwoman. Nancy Grupp. You can find out more information by calling the commissioner’s office at 274- 8290.

The Pennsylvania Department of Health today confirmed as of 12:00 a.m., June 18, that there are 418 additional positive cases of COVID-19, bringing the statewide total to 80,236. All 67 counties in Pennsylvania have cases of COVID-19. The number here in the Black Forest Broadcasting Service Area has remained steady Tioga, 20; Potter and McKean each 13; Elk 6 and Cameron, 2; However across the border in neighboring New York State Allegany County has gone up to 57 while, Cattaraugus County is holding at 109

There are 6,361 total deaths in Pennsvylania  attributed to COVID-19, an increase of 42 new deaths. County-specific information and a statewide map are available on the department’s website.

Officials say mask wearing is required in all businesses in yellow and green phases of reopening. The importance of masks even in counties in the green phase could have lasting effects as a COVID-19 surge is possible this fall according to experts.

There are 630 patients who have a positive serology test and either COVID-19 symptoms or a high-risk exposure, which are considered probable cases and not confirmed cases. There are 543,832 patients who have tested negative to date. Pennsylvania has a recovery rate of 75%.

Most of the patients hospitalized are ages 65 or older, and most of the deaths have occurred in patients 65 or older. In nursing and personal care homes, there are 16,850 resident cases of COVID-19, and 2,986 cases among employees, for a total of 19,836 at 649 distinct facilities in 47 counties—none here in the Black Forest Broadcasting Service Area. Out of the total deaths, 4,332 have occurred in residents from nursing or personal care facilities.

Police across the region have made several DUI arrests. State Police at Lewis Run are charging a 19 year old Emporium man with DUI and possession of a prohibited offensive weapon. Charges come after troopers pulled over the suspect’s 2001 Subaru Legacy on South Main Street in Port Allegany Borough early last Saturday morning. Police say that the driver was found to be driving under the influence and in possession of a small amount of marijuana and a prohibited offensive weapon. A passenger in the vehicle a 17 year old girl was also allegedly found to be in possession of small amount of pot. Both are being charged in district court with possession DUI and related summary offenses.

 A 27 year old East Amherst New York woman is facing DUI charges after being stopped by state police on Main Street in Eldred Borough early last Sunday morning. The suspect was pulled over for an alleged traffic violation and then police determined she was driving her 2015 Chevy Cruze under the influence of alcohol and a controlled substance.

 A 63 year old Elmira, New York man has been arrested for DUI by State Police at Lewis Run.  He was apprehended after state police were asked to assist Bradford township police in stopping his Dodge Caliber with Vietnam stickers on the rear window  late last Saturday night.  The car had been involved in a hit and run crash and at around 11:30pm troopers observed the vehicle and initiated a traffic stop .Troopers  determined the operator was driving under the influence of alcohol a 28 year.

A 28 year  old Mount Jewett man is being charged with physical harassment for an incident allegedly taking place last Saturday afternoon on Anderson Street Extension in Hamlin Township. Troopers claim  the suspect pushed an 18 year old woman from Mount Jewett to the ground during a verbal argument last Saturday afternoon.

State police  at Lewis Run report  both drivers escaped injury in a collision occurring Monday afternoon on Route 59 in Lafayette Township. The collision occurred as Janna Idehara  of Coudersport was traveling west on Route 59 and began coughing to the extent she became unconscious due to allergies. Her Jeep Cherokee traveled across the eastbound lane and struck  a Dodge Ram driven by Scott Graves of Gifford. The Jeep Cherokee had to be towed from the same but the pickup truck was driven away.

Ridgway based state police are looking for a hit and run vehicle involved in a minor collision Wednesday night at around 7:30pm on the Montmorenci Road in Ridgway Township. Troopers report Mary Buehler of Salt Lake City Utah was traveling north on Route 948 between Fairmont road and Jake’s Hollow Road when a Honda Accord struck the left rear of her Subaru Outback while traveling at a high rate of speed and attempting to pass in a no passing zone.  The driver fled the scene headed north on Route 948. The car is described as a 2008 to 2010 gray Accord  with unknown registration.  Damage to the vehicle would be on the right front corner with moderate to severe damage. No injuries were reported but anyone with information about that collision is asked to call the Ridgeway barracks at 814-776-6136.

An 18 year old Wellsboro driver was not hurt Wednesday morning when his Buick LeSabre collided with a tractor trailer on North Lawton Road in Delmar Township. David Short was blinded by dust and allowed his sedan to run into the side of a Peterbilt operated by Charles Cain of Middlebury Center as it was making a left turn. Cain also escaped injury.

Mansfield based  State police say that an Elkland driver and his passenger escaped injury in a car/deer collision  Wednesday evening on Route 49 in Nelson Township  Jonathan Daly was going west when the whitetail bounded onto the highway in front of his Nissan Sentra.  Daly  wasn’t able to avoid the collision. He and his passenger Matthew Learn of also of Elkland  were both wearing seat belts and were not hurt

A 32  year old Wellsboro  man has been arrested for physical assault in connection to an attack allegedly occurring on May 31 on March Creek Road in Delmar Township. State police claimed that the suspect hit a 61 year old Wellsboro  man in the face causing a laceration above his left eye and the suspect was placed under arrest and transported to the Tioga county Prison to face charges.