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 Trees in the Black Forest by Curt Weinhold

 August 7, 2020

Wycoff Run detour begins Monday… Proposed bill would allow fire departments and other non-profits to conduct raffles, etc. on line….Covid cases continue to inch upward in region…..Ridgway state police are looking for a 60 year old man reported missing………Marysville woman accused of kicking in camp door. ….Kane teenager arrested for  drug possession after being pulled over by patrol officers….http://www.blackforestbroadcasting.com/?

August 6, 2020

Elk Run will be held this weekend in Cameron County…..Businesses affected by Covid-19 encouraged to apply for CARES grants…..Cases hold steady in most area counties…..Coudersport woman arrested for terroristic threats…Car/deer encounters reported in two locations….Tractor Trailer operator unhurt in minor Potter County mishap…Next on-air report after 12:06pm today on www.blackforestbroadcasting.com

August 5, 2020

Penn State presents webinars on Lyme disease….Covid cases inch up in region….Vandals damage Shippen Township grader and steal property….car parked in Emporium damaged by vandals…Troopers       revive overdose victim..http://www.blackforestbroadcasting.com/?

August 4, 2020

Ag Progress Days will be held virtually this year….Virus death rate in PA slows down…Troopers investigate corruption of minors near Port Allegany…Possible rape in Lafayette Township investigated Four people hurt  in McKean County Collision…Trail cameras capture image of thieves …Cops make several DUI arrests…..http://www.blackforestbroadcasting.com/?

August 3, 2020

DCNR accepting snowmobile & ATV Grant applications….Covid cases increase in region…..Underage Bradford resident arrested for DUI….Alleged sexual assault in James City being investigated…Neighbor swears at woman posting signs in Jones Township…Wilcox woman arrested for disorderly conduct…http://www.blackforestbroadcasting.com/?

July 31, 2020

Potter County businesses invited to apply for Corona aid grants….Virus cases hold steady in region….Harrison Valley knocked unconscious in ATV crash….Bradford woman hurt in McKean  County Collision…..Sweden Township burglary investigated….Items stolen from McKean County campsite….http://www.blackforestbroadcasting.com/?

July 30, 2020

Energy efficiency Grants available for farmers and small businesses….Virus Cases inch up in Elk and Cattaraugus Counties….A Smethport pedestrian killed early today in Keating Township….Emporium motorcyclist hurt when bike collides with a pile of logs…Sabinsville man arrested for operating ATV while drunk….http://www.blackforestbroadcasting.com/?

July 29, 2020

Unemployment rate is improving in region….Wycoff run to be closed for road work….Traffic will be detoured around Route 246 bridge…..All PA nursing homes have been tested for virus….cases in the Black Forest Broadcasting Service area holding mostly steady….ID Theft in Tioga County under investigation….Port Allegany man accused of  hitting woman during argument….Two fugitives picked up by Lewls Run state police….:http://www.blackforestbroadcasting.com/?

July 28, 2020

PennDot seeks public input on safety….PennDot is also seeking winter employees…..Covid cases hold steady in region…..Mansfield state police investigate fatal drug overdose……:http://www.blackforestbroadcasting.com/?

July 27, 2020

Transparency act becomes law without Governor’s signature…Virus cases move up slightly in the Black Forest Broadcasting Service area…Kane woman bilked out of $2500 in internet scam….Warren man accused of pointing BB gun at a Port Allegany man in Potter County….Bradford fire was arson….Ridgway man charged with child endangerment after he allowed two children to repeatedly walk across a the roof on a second story house…..:http://www.blackforestbroadcasting.com/?

July 24, 2020

Possible West Nile Virus detected in Potter County….slight increase in Covid-19 cases in region…Coudersport store customer accused of indecent exposure…Tires stolen off of message boards in Hebron Township……Stove, refrigerator and copper pipes stolen from Homer Township camp….Construction debris dumped along Swede Hill Road in Duncan Township, Tioga County…..:http://www.blackforestbroadcasting.com/?

July 23, 2020

Rep. Owlett urges Gov. Wolf to sign transparency bill….Covid cases hold steady in region….two people arrested for shoveng each other during Elk County argument…..:http://www.blackforestbroadcasting.com/?

July 22, 2020

Three area volunteer fire departments receive Wildfire grands…Virus cases hold steady in PA Counties….sexual assault of Tioga County girl investigated….Two thefts turn out to be unfounded…car and motorcycle collide in McKean County….:http://www.blackforestbroadcasting.com/?

July 21, 2020

 Game Commission meeting  this Saturday will be virtual only…..Virus cases held steady over past day in Black Forest Broadcasting Service area but one county  has had second fatality….Police at Ridgway investigate vandalism to homemade political sign…Details:http://www.blackforestbroadcasting.com/?

July 20, 2020

The state senate has approved a bi-partisan bill to change the probation system…..Virus cases continue to increase in the region…..Motorcylist.. killed in Tioga County collision….Passenger hurt after falling off motorcycle due to medical condition  near Cross Fork…Ridgway based state police arrest two for DUI…Details:http://www.blackforestbroadcasting.com/?

July 17, 2020

Wolf administration lays out plans for opening schools….virus cases continue to increase in region….Wilcox woman cited for pushing man during argument….Troopers at Ridgway make two DUI arrests…..Details:http://www.blackforestbroadcasting.com/?

July 16, 2020

Bridge replacement underway in Hebron Township….Owlett introduces legislation to help students affected by virus…..Virus cases continue to go up in the region…..Shinglehouse teen’s car “egged” by vandals…..20 year old jailed on drug charges…Elderly driver unhurt after running over tombstone….Details:http://www.blackforestbroadcasting.com/?

July 15, 2020

House passes legislation putting time limit on Governor’s actions during emergency….. Free counseling available tomorrow for those who witnessed fatal accident in Coudersport Monday…..teen driver causes collision in McKean County….Smethport woman victim of on-line scam…Details:http://www.blackforestbroadcasting.com/?

 July 14, 2020

Virus cases increase in younger demographics but cases hold steady here…Elk County woman scammed out of $1000….Emporium based state police investigate theft of services and criminal mischief….Coudersport woman hurt in one-vehicle accident….Austin driver cited for speeding after  607 crash Thieves steal numerous items from Potter County camp…Details:http://www.blackforestbroadcasting.com/?

July 13, 2020

Resident doe licenses on sale….Virus cases continue to go up in region…..Eldred man arrested for strangulation…. McKean County teen facing assault charges….Mansfield state police have arrested man for terroristic threats…Elderly Kane woman scammed out of $4500…Cable box and wires ripped off of Duke Center home…..Details:http://www.blackforestbroadcasting.com/?

July 10, 2020

Tri-County REC switches to virtual annual meeting…..state sees increase in Covid  cases in younger demographics….Millerton woman accused of using car to hit a male victim…Smethport woman and passengers unhurt  in collision with several  deer…Troopers investigate possible corruption of minors in McKean County…..Bradford driver facing DUI charges after wreck in Hamilton Township….Terroristic threat charges filed against Bradford man…Details:http://www.blackforestbroadcasting.com/?

July 9, 2020

The Dean Center moves concerts outdoors….PennDot is resuming highway clean-up program…..Virus cases continue to creep up in region…..New York state man injures Tioga County woman with lawn chair….Smokey the bear silhouette stolen in Elk County…..Details:http://www.blackforestbroadcasting.com/?

July 8, 2020

Three Galeton residents charged with murder…Both people involved in Shinglehouse domestic argument facing charges….Austin man accused of disorderly conduct…Thieves cause more than $3000 in damage to Elk County camp…..Details:http://www.blackforestbroadcasting.com/?

July 7, 2020

Legislation changing way high court judges are elected is proposed….Virus cases continue to creep up in region, but deaths across state are down….Two vehicles stolen from Coudersport dealership…..Ridgway state police investigate worthless check for more than $4,000…..Details:http://www.blackforestbroadcasting.com/?

July 6, 2020

Single use plastic bags may have unintended consequences….Covid cases continue to inch up in Black Forest Service area….Weedville woman jailed on Clearfield County warrant…Oregon man arrested for driving while smoking pot in Elk County….PSP arrest Emporium resident for physical harassment….Details:http://www.blackforestbroadcasting.com/?

July 2, 2020

Enchanted Mountain Music Festival is on line and free…..Region sees slight increases in virus….Warren man accused of assaulting McKean County corrections officer….PSP Mansfield probe vandalisms….Details:http://www.blackforestbroadcasting.com/?

July 1, 2020

Region’s unemployment  rate improves….DOH launches new dashboard for tracking virus…General Assembly approves police reform laws….Wellsboro man jailed after being charged with crimes related to Galeton woman’s death last week…Genesee resident accused of violating Megan’s law…area police investigate several assaults….Details:http://www.blackforestbroadcasting.com/?

June 30, 2020

Coudersport Arboretum Association looking for volunteers…..Pennsylvania’s re-opening is a model for other states…..Number of cases in region holding steady….Replacement of Hebron Township bridge starts tomorrow….Route 49  project in Lawrence Township, Tioga County underway…Investigation continues into death of Galeton woman…..Details:http://www.blackforestbroadcasting.com/?

June 29, 2020

Winners of Community Foundation scholarships announced….Covid cases creep up in Black Forest….Several traffic crashes investigated by PSP…..Covington man arrested for burglarizing Tioga County home….Elk woman accused of physical harassment with a weapon….Details:http://www.blackforestbroadcasting.com/?

June 26, 2020

Program Saturday night in Mansfield about return of Bald Eagles…PennDot has extended deadline for several products….Covid cases hold steady in region—recovery rate is 78%….Warrant issued for Wellsboro man accused of terroristic threats…..Lawrence Township house damaged by burglars…..Driver cited for hit and run…..Details:http://www.blackforestbroadcasting.com/?

June 25, 2020

In light of Covid-19, state parks offer alternative programs….House approves Owlett’s bill to cut Medicaid fraud…Virus cases increase in Potter and Cattaraugus County….Roulette man accused of “cooking” methamphetamine….Ulysses driver hurt in one-vehicle crash….two suspects charged for shooting a National Fuel Gas building…Details:http://www.blackforestbroadcasting.com/?

June 24, 2020

PSP DUI arrests increased last year….Virus cases in region, hold steady…Authorities investigate cause of death for Smethport man who died in a house fire Monday….Johnsonburg driver cited for speeding after one-vehicle crash….Another car/deer collision investigated by state police….Details:http://www.blackforestbroadcasting.com/?

Tuesday June 23, 2020

Tri-County members in the Coudersport area are receiving high speed internet…..Covid-19 cases drop in PA and hold mostly steady in region….Smethport man dies in house fire…..Wellsboro man jailed for strangulation…Details:http://www.blackforestbroadcasting.com/?

Monday June 22, 2020

PA Hunting licenses now on sale…..Area schools received Convid-19 grants…..Cases go up slightly in some area counties…..Vandalism to a log skidder in Elk County….Two drivers cited for DUI….Details:http://www.blackforestbroadcasting.com/?

Friday June 19, 2020

Deadline next Friday for Covid 19 mitigation programs….Number of cases holds steady in region except for Cattarugus County….Several arrested for DUI….Coughing spell causes collision near Bradford airport….Tioga County teen driver blinded by dust as car collides with a semi…..#www.blackforestbroadcsting.com  Details:http://www.blackforestbroadcasting.com/?page_id=6872.

Thursday June 18, 2020

We don’t  have to worry about killer hornets here…..number of virus cases holds steady in region except Cattaraugus County which inches up….Human remains found in Elk County Sunday have been identified…Physical harassment charges filed against a couple of area residents….Two people hurt in car/deer collision in Tioga County…Details:http://www.blackforestbroadcasting.com/?page_id=6872.

Wednesday June 17, 2020

Health department warns about Lyme Disease……Tioga County Lyme Disease support group meets Thursday night….Number of virus cases in PA Counties here holds steady while increases are reported in neighboring NY counties….Tioga County couple seriously hurt in one-vehicle crash…Antenna stolen from vehicle parked at Mansfield Walmart…Ulysses driver unhurt in car/deer collision……Details:http://www.blackforestbroadcasting.com/?page_id=6872.

Monday June 15, 2020

State senate approves bill to help taxpayers affected by pandemic…..Cases in region creep up……Coudersport motorcyclist hurt in collision with deer….Vehicle roll-over in Tioga County injures driver and passenger…Eldred woman accused of assaulting male victim during domestic violence incident Friday night…..Details:http://www.blackforestbroadcasting.com/?page_id=6872.

Friday June 12, 2020

PA House passes legislation to strengthen elder abuse laws….. Vets in Bath VA Hospital will  be treated to a family parade Saturday….Virus  cases slowly inch up in the region….Mansfield based state police investigate reported sexual assault of two young Lawrenceville boys….Details:http://www.blackforestbroadcasting.com/?page_id=6872.

Thursday June 11, 2020

Two area lawmakers introduce bills to  help broadband expansion…..Covid cases creep up in region…State police at Coudersport and Mansfield investigate possible child endangerment cases….Suspected rape of young Austin girl under investigationDetails:http://www.blackforestbroadcasting.com/?page_id=6872.

Wednesday June 10, 2020

State parks re-opening in phases….number of cases remains steady in the Black Forest Broadcasting area…. Deaths declining in PA…..Public hearing on Potter County’s application for DCED coronavirus program…..Kersey man arrested for DUI…Details:http://www.blackforestbroadcasting.com/?page_id=6

Tuesday June 16, 2020

State house approves bills to improve police/community  relations….Region’s virus cases hold steady…State police @ Ridgway investigate discovery of human remains…Wallet stolen from car parked in Liberty Township, McKean County…Details:http://www.blackforestbroadcasting.com/?page_id=6872.

Monday June 15, 2020

State senate approves bill to help taxpayers affected by pandemic…..Cases in region creep up……Coudersport motorcyclist hurt in collision with deer….Vehicle roll-over in Tioga County injures driver and passenger…Eldred woman accused of assaulting male victim during domestic violence incident Friday night…..Details:http://www.blackforestbroadcasting.com/?page_id=6872.

Friday June 12, 2020

PA House passes legislation to strengthen elder abuse laws….. Vets in Bath VA Hospital will  be treated to a family parade Saturday….Virus  cases slowly inch up in the region….Mansfield based state police investigate reported sexual assault of two young Lawrenceville boys….Details:http://www.blackforestbroadcasting.com/?page_id=6872.

Thursday June 11, 2020

Two area lawmakers introduce bills to  help broadband expansion…..Covid cases creep up in region…State police at Coudersport and Mansfield investigate possible child endangerment cases….Suspected rape of young Austin girl under investigationDetails:http://www.blackforestbroadcasting.com/?page_id=6872.

Wednesday June 10, 2020

State parks re-opening in phases….number of cases remains steady in the Black Forest Broadcasting area…. Deaths declining in PA…..Public hearing on Potter County’s application for DCED coronavirus program…..Kersey man arrested for DUI…Details:http://www.blackforestbroadcasting.com/?page_id=6872.

Tuesday June 9, 2020

The Potter County Ed Council Ed2go offers variety of online courses….Covid cases continue to decline…region’s cases hold steady….Kayak stolen in Elk County…32 year old arrested for January burglary in Harrison Township…SUV collides with deer in Tioga County…PC Commissioners to hold hearing Thursday night on DCED-Covid programs…Details:http://www.blackforestbroadcasting.com/?page_id=6872.

Monday June 8, 2020

Potter County cases jump up…..Caledonia, NY motorcycle passenger killed in McKean County…Several motorists have been arrested for DUI…Eldred woman victim of ID theft….Details:http://www.blackforestbroadcasting.com/?page_id=6872.

Friday June 5, 2020

PC Commissioners confirm two more cases of Covid-19… PA has a 69% recovery rate…..Rep. Causer will resume veterans’ representatives sessions….Farmers market open this afternoon in Coudersport…..Virtual trail hike planned for tomorrow in Cameron County…Coudersport volunteer fire department will have a drive-thru chicken bbq Saturday…No foul play suspected in death of North Carolina man at Stevenson Dam…Eldred man accused of threatening another…Theft of items from Mills, PA residence investigated by State Police Details:http://www.blackforestbroadcasting.com/?page_id=6872.

Thursday June 4, 2020

It’s almost Mountain Laurel time…Claverack, Tri-County Electric team up to support Central Pennsylvania Food Bank….DOH releases Dental Health guidance….number of cases in PA now over 73,000 with a 68% recovery rate…Red Cross Bloodmobile this afternoon in Eldred….Ridgway passenger arrested for drug possession…Minor injuries reported for Elkland driver….

Details:http://www.blackforestbroadcasting.com/?page_id=6872.

Wednesday June 3, 2020

 

Dush is apparent winner of Republican State Senate race….Unemployment rates skyrocket in region…Cases increase slightly in region…..State police investigate domestic violence assault  in Potter County…..car/deer collisions continue to plague area motorists including a Smethport motorcyclist…Details:http://www.blackforestbroadcasting.com/?page_id=6872.

Tuesday June 2, 2020

Today is Primary Election Day in Pennsylvania Polls open til 8p…….Wolf administration announces increased work with nursing homes….Cases remain steady in region but NY cases go up…..Things are beginning to open up…The Nessmuk Rod and Gun club will hold an outdoor meeting Wednesday night….Potter County Commissioners to hold open meeting Thursday….Red Cross Blood mobile Thursday in Eldred…Ridgway police continue to investigate reported rape…No one hurt in Tioga County collision….

Details:http://www.blackforestbroadcasting.com/?page_id=6872.

June 1, 2020

 

 

Tuesday is the postponed Primary Election in Pennsylvania Area Counties to Receive More Than $6 Million in CARES Act Funds…One new case reported in Tioga County…..Cattsraugus County now has 88 cases….Potter County Fair canceled this year….Artisan center re-opening this week…..shooting death of Black New York State resident probed in Tioga County….Police investigate two high speed chases…..

May 29, 2020

Several counties, including all five here in the region, have moved into the more relaxed “Green Phase” of re-opening….State cases total 70,000; no new ones here accept in NY State….Farmers market re-opens today in Coudersport….Ridgway woman caught shoplifting at Walmart…Accidental fire damages Kane garage  Details:http://www.blackforestbroadcasting.com/?page_id=6872.

May 28, 2020

Owlett’s bill to expand broadband services approved by House Committee…PennDot again extends deadline for certain documents…..Virus Cases hold steady for most of region….Wellsboro man arrested for assaulting father……Three people arrested following fight in Charleston Township……Details:http://www.blackforestbroadcasting.com/?page_id=6872.

May 27, 2020

State House approves a temporary budget….Free meals available this summer for students in need….Number of virus cases slowing down….McKean County has added one while others hold steady…Wellsboro’s Growers Market opens Thursday…..Drug arrests made in McKean County….Eldred man accused of violating Protection From Abuse order….Details:http://www.blackforestbroadcasting.com/?page_id=6872.

May 26, 2020

Region moves into Green Re-opening Phase Friday……Number of virus cases in area hold steady…two people jailed after shooting in Elk County……Millerton couple face harassment charges following family fight….Two vehicle theft suspects arrested after two-state chase over the weekend….another, considered armed and dangerous remains at large…Details:http://www.blackforestbroadcasting.com/?page_id=6872

May 21, 2020

Gov. Wolf has vetoed bipartisan legislation to help PA residents  deal with unemployment….Total cases here more than 64,000…..Cases in region hold steady although Cattaraugus County goes up to 70….Brockport man jailed on strangulation charge…Tioga County forgery case investigated….Sweden Township residents advised large bears are roaming through the area, gobbling up food and destroying vehicle interiors……Details:http://www.blackforestbroadcasting.com/?page_id=6872    

May 20, 2020

County prepares for June Primary….nearly 64 cases in PA…..region’s totals stay steady…Potter County Commissioners to hold virtual meeting Thursday….Elderly Smethport man killed in Emporium collision with semi….Two car/deer encounters probed by state police…PennDot equipment stolen in Tioga County….Details:http://www.blackforestbroadcasting.com/?page_id=6872    

May 19, 2020                                                                                    

CDC teams are working in PA “Hot Spots”…..State cases now 63,000+ ….region’s total holds steady but Cattaraugus County has increases…Osceola man accused of punching woman in face….Cell phone booster stolen in Elk County camp burglary Details:http://www.blackforestbroadcasting.com/?page_id=6872    

May 18, 2020

Backyard HummingbirdsStatewide total now more than 62,000…..McKean County increases to 11…..Coudersport state police investigate child endangerment cases….Suspect uses phony bill to pay Emporium business for bad check…Byrnendale man accused of terroristic threats…14 year old seriously hurt in ATV accident in McKean County

May 15, 2020

Health Secretary admits moving elderly mother out of nursing home…..more counties enter yellow phase….Traffic fatalities decrease dramatically….McKean County theft includes  laptop computer..Duke Center teen accused of hitting adults…Westfield man accused shoving his mother….Elk County couple arrested for stealing $232 worth of goods from Walmart…

May 14, 202o

Number of  PA cases now 59,000…. Regions total inches up slightly…Allegany County across the border increases total….State Senate approves package of bils to  help counties ease back into re-opening…Vandals damage tires in Liberty….Facebook messages result in charges being filed against an Elkland man…unknown crook uses Eldred woman’s  social security number to steal her tax return…Details:http://www.blackforestbroadcasting.com/?page_id=6872    

May 13, 2020

PA DOH reports new anti-viral drug on its way to all hospitals….All 67 counties  have cases, slight increase in BFB service area, Allegany County NY cases  have spike…PA Route 6 Alliance appoints new executive director….Duke Center man accused of trying to strangle 69 year old woman…Several area residents cited for physical harassment….Roulette driver escapes injury in Cameron County crash….Details:http://www.blackforestbroadcasting.com/?page_id=6872    

May 12, 2020

Number of cases in PA exceeds 57,000 while cases within region hold steady….New cases reported in NY state…this is National Police week….Ulysses woman charged with child endangerment4 and other offenses…Both men involved in a Harrison Township fight have been arrested…..ID theft investigated by Coudersport state police…Vandals cause $3000 in damage to Fiber optic cable owned by Tri-County.

May 11, 2020

Total case in PA now more than 56,000…number here stays steady…..Cattaraugus County adds another…Residents are encouraged to view Eagles on the Game Commission’s website…St, Marys man arrested for terroristic theats..Brookville man facing harassment charges….State police charge South Carolina motorist for stealing gasoline from Reed’s Market in Genesee…..

May 8. 2020 

Region moves into less restrictive “Yellow Phase” nearly 53,000 cases reported in the state…..one more in the region but…more than 200,00 have tested negative, state wide….new program will help state recover while creating jobs….PennDot resumes resurfacing job in Tioga County….Wellsboro woman charged with theft following domestic violence incident. Troopers in Ridgway look for hit and run vehicle.

May 7, 2020

Total number of PA cases nears 52,000…32 cases in Black Forest Broadcasting Service area….1 more reported in Cattaraugus County….Comment’s due today on Game Commission’s CWD plan….Tioga County man jailed for attempted homicide….State police at Coudersport investigate indecent exposure, theft by extortion and motorcycle/car collision……Details:http://www.blackforestbroadcasting.com/?page_id=6872    

May 6, 2020

State total now over 50,000…Almost 200,00 tested negative….One more case added in Black Forest Broadcasting Area…Some area events are going on-line this year…..Eldred man accused of strangling female victim….Preliminary hearing scheduled for Smethport man charged with terroristic threats…A Port Allegany man is accused of sending intimate pictures of Coudersport woman over internet….Eldred couple bilked out of almost $15,000  Details:http://www.blackforestbroadcasting.com/?page_id=6872    

May 5, 2020

DOH reports more than 50,000 cases in PA….Almost 160,000 have tested negative….Regional total  holds steady…..Bill to allow expanded liability for “outdated” food approved by House Committee…..Owlett’s bill to protect child witnesses gets committee ok…..Motorcyclist seriously hurt in Cameron County collision… Camp burglary investigated in Elk County…. Thieves steal $1400   worth of property from Tioga County storage unit….  Details:ourhttp://www.blackforestbroadcasting.com/?page_id=6872      

 May 4, 2020     

    Total number of cases in PA nearing 50,000….A couple of cases reported in Black Forest Broadcasting Service Area….McKean County DA recognizes corrections officers and staffs……Woman killed in one-vehicle accident in Tioga County…Teen accused of hitting adult in Eulalia Township….Both men involved in a scuffle facing charges…Theft of hunting blind investigated by state police in Potter County…Smethport woman victim of ID theft….   ourhttp://www.blackforestbroadcasting.com/?page_id=6872      

 

   May 1, 2020 

  Governor Wolf has announced that the five counties in the Black Forest Broadcasting Service Area, Potter, McKean, Cameron, Elk, and Tioga are among the 24 which will begin re-opening as of 12:01 am next Friday, May 8,2020. The 24 counties will move from the red phase to the yellow phase with more relaxed restrictions.             

The department is reporting a total of 2,292 deaths in Pennsylvania. …175,000 plus tested negative….Residents & officials are hoping Governor’s announcement today will help unemployment situation……Hummers returning to area may help with boredom from staying at  home….Theft of $650 worth of ethanol fuel from NOPO School probed by state police…elderly Lewis Run man cited for letting dogs run loose…Details on ourhttp://www.blackforestbroadcasting.com/?page_id=6872

Backyard Hummingbirds–Courtesy of Pennsylvania Game Commission

                                                                                           

April 30, 2020

Virus cases exceed 44,000 but more than 170,000 have tested negative….McKean County adds another case…..Programs, events and trainings at state parks postponed until June 15…..Brynedale man accused of harassing father twice Tuesday…..Tires stolen off of parked car in Abbott Township…..Tractor Trailer driver cited for two hit and runs in Galeton……Details on our “Latest News” page.

Last April Shower of 2020 — By Gerri Miller

 

April 29, 2020

PA total of cases exceeds 43,000….Number remains the same in BFB region….Causer reports on program to help farmers and food banks….Shakespeare workshop postponed until August…..Olean woman accused of intimidating a witness in McKean County…Two pedestrians were seriously hurt in Tioga County….Bradford woman injured after nodding off behind the wheel in Corydon Township…Details on our “Latest News” page.

April 28, 2020

Statewide cases now total a little over 42,000 in PA……number of cases in region hold steady….Some outdoor related businesses can open Friday….Game Commission launches podcast….Accidental fire in Kane causes $100,000 in damage….Vandals cause more than $1000 damage to Johnsonburg home…details on our “Latest News” page.

April 27, 2020

Statewide total of Covid-19 cases now exceeds 41,000 with more than 157,000 testing negative…..27 cases here in the Black Forest Broadcasting Service Area, 80 cases reported across the state border…The Roulette Fire Department has received a new rating which means lower fire insurance costs for residents…One driver arrested for DUI after collision in Corydon Township Satruday…..Car parts stolen from Tioga County residence…Several  items taken from Westfield home…..Details on our “Latest News” page.

 

 

 PA cases  now more than 37,000 with 1394 confirmed deaths but 142,000   plus people have been tested  negative……Potter County Commissioners confirm Gov. Wolf ‘s announcement of a possible re-opening in this part of the state on May 8…News” Page

                                Photo provided by Pennsylvania Game Commission

DOH says total cases in PA now  exceeds 35,000 with 1622 positive and probable  deaths…..Game Commission launches “Wildlife WiFi” to help with home-schooling……Causer reports area school districts have been awarded grants to provide computers etc. to students who need them to participate in on-line learning…..Alleged sexual assault and corruption of minors investigated by state police at Coudersport…Wilcox dirt biker arrested for having pot……Details on our “Latest News” page/

Happy Earth Day!

PA Department of Health reports more than 34,000 cases have occurred in state…..Two more added here in the Black Forest Broadcasting Service area….Two bills sponsored by area lawmakers are ready for governor’s signature…Vandals fire shots at gas meter and oil tank in Mt. Jewett…. Ridgway state  police look for vehicle which damaged a school zone sign

                                                                  

Drive-thru testing has begun in PA….Wolf extends “Stay at Home” order until May 9…..Camp Cadet cancelled this year….Potter County commissioners hold first virtual town hall…..Coudersport Fire Department releases video of 2019 calls…Millerton man arrested for attacking teen victim…..Bradford driver cited for speeding after crash on icy roads…..ID theft investigated in Tioga County…

 

April 17 & 18 2020 snowstorm left 5-10 ” of the white stuff in the region.Most of it was gone by Saturday afternoon.

PA Cases now total nearly 28,000 with 707 deaths to date….Everyone must wear a mask in Public starting Sunday night in PA….Penn State Extension offers on-line 4-H projects during “Stay At Home” directive….State police at Emporium advise about Covid-19 inspired scams… Westfield man accused of choking female victim….. Laptop Computer stolen from Tioga County home…. Details on our “Latest News” page.

                                                                                         Winter has not left yet!

 

PA has total of more than 26,000 cases….No new cases here…More than 111,000 have tested negative….PSU Extension Services offers a variety of resources to get through the pandemic….PA Route 6 Educational Summit and Annual Meeting postponed til August…..Four people arrested following shooting incident with drugs in Elk County…See details on our “Latest News” page.

Pennsylvania Commonwealth microbiologist Kerry Pollard performs a manual extraction of the coronavirus inside the extraction lab at the Pennsylvania Department of Health Bureau of Laboratories .

                                                       Robin practicing social distancing–by Gerri Miller

PA Health Department finalizes plans to help hospitals during pandemic…..Penn State Researchers will study loss of taste and smell from Cov-10….Accidental fire destroys Ridgway house….Several people arrested for separate scuffles….White Have couple facing charges in Tioga County for failing to deliver purchased goods….Wellsboro  residents accused of stealing Chinese food from Walmart….Details on our “Latest News” page.

                                                                              Forsythia in snow storm by Gerri Miller

 

PA has more almost 23,000 cases, and 13 new deaths…..Webinar this week will address improving retail activities in rural communities….tempers flare as “Stay at home”directive continues….burglaries investigated in Potter County….Theft of stolen vehicle probed by Ridgway State Police…Details on our News page.

He is Risen! Happy Easter

All 67 PA counties have virus cases…..17 cases have occurred in the Black Forest Broadcasting Service Area….State police seized more than $11 million worth of illegal drugs during the first quarter….First Tri-Co internet user now on line….Computer battery causes $200,000 fire in Elk County….Police in two counties investigate alleged rapes….Tractor Trailer wrecks in McKean County…..

Dave and Katie Taylor of Coudersport and their children, Jude and Mary Kate, became the first official customers of Tri-Co Connections Tuesday, April 7, when their Niles Hill Road home was connected to 100 megabit-per-second fiber internet service. Tri-Co Connections, a subsidiary of Tri-County Rural Electric Cooperative, has entered the installation and service-connection phase of its multi-year project to bring broadband to rural northcentral Pennsylvania. Installers are actively connecting customers in the Dingman Run area outside of Coudersport. Fiber installation is consider an essential service by the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.

 

Governor Wolf has closed all PA schools for the remainder of the school year….All 67 counties have Covid-19 infections…..More than 82,000 people here have tested negative….PA House has approved legislation to speed economic recovery….NY State truck driver unhurt when rig collides with an Elk in Elk County…..Criminal trespass investigated in Tioga County…..For details, click “Latest News Tab.”

 Total virus PA cases near 15,000 but 76,719 have tested negative…..Virus results in early start of trout season….state senate approves bill to expand municipal services during pandemic….State police hold media conference about enforcement efforts…Potter County Commissioners will hold abbreviated meeting Thursday via phone…Mansfield state police investigate PFA violation….Details on our News Page…>

   April’s “Pink” Moon, biggest supermoon of 2020, refers to wild pink ground phlox whose pinkish flowers area among the earliest spring flowers.                                                

Coltsfoot is of the first signs of spring and  heralds the arrival of wildflowers along Pennsylvania highways. It can be used to make and herbal tea.

 

                                     

Black Forest Broadcasting has joined the National “Bear Hunt”. If you spot ours, honk your horn!

 All of PA under “stay-at-home” orders….Almost 1000 cases in 60 of 67 counties…Clarion and PSU SBA centers holding webinar Friday for affected businesses….PA Route 6 postpones events…..NY state woman nabbed in Tioga County after high speed chase….Details on our News Page >

Photo Courtesy of Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture

 Statewide total of virus cases nears 5,000……14 patients have died but almost 38,000 have tested negative…. 26 counties under “stay at home orders”….Virtual eagle watching may give you something to do while staying home…Downstate driver arrested for drug and paraphernalia possession after being stopped by troopers in Elk County….State police in Mansfield have charged two Tioga County men for physical harassment in separate incidents….Details on our news page>

DOH reports almost 700 more cases but almost 34,000 patients have tested negative….PennDot announces deadline extended for most products…..Free SBA Webinars Wednesday and Thursday for small business owners….Potter County Senior Centers remain closed; Meals can be picked up……Lumber Heritage Mini Grants awarded…..Police revive overdose patient…..Corruption of Minors case probed in McKean County…..Emporium man arrested for illegal possession of guns…..Details on our news page>

Child custody case investigated in Tioga County….St. Marys woman accused of lying to police….Theft of pick up truck in McKean County probed….Vehicle vandalism near Eldred under investigation…speed contributed to one-vehicle crash on slush covered road in McKean County……Maryland man picked up on warrant in Tioga County….Details on our news page.

Photo by Gerri Miller

 

 

More than 1600 positive cases in 48 Pennsylvania counties…..Stay at home order expanded….McKean County DA says don’t use 9-1-1 to report non-compliant businesses….Northwest Bank announces new safety procedures take effect Monday…Coudersport School District makes lemonade out of lemons…..details on our news page

DOH reports more than 850 cases of coronavirus in PA inf 40 counties….Schools still closed until at least April 6…Area businesses respond to virus mitigation…..slippery roads Monday cause accidents in Elk County……$650 worth of  household items stolen from Westfield residence. https://soundcloud.com/user-159792485/black-forest-broadcasting-podcast-march-25-2020

One of the first signs of Spring                     –Gerri Miller

   Confectionery sugar atop Spice Cake                            –photo by Gerri Miller

Department of Health confirms more than 600  virus cases in PA….Residents of Seven Counties (none here) ordered to “stay at home”…..Businesses affected by virus mitigation can apply for low interest loans…Adjustments made to Unemployment insurance to help workers…Central PA Food bank distributing groceries and meals….Dagus Mines man accused of stealing items from his parents’ home……Details on our News Page

“Hope Springs Eternal” –Photo by Gerri Miller

Coudersport woman identifies self as Covid-19 patient….PA Law agencies will be enforcing Governor’s non-essential business order….Out of state man arrested for shoplifting at St. Marys Walmart….Elk County resident victim of ID theft….Alleged sex abuse of young boy  near Shinglehouse investigated ….Minor injuries reported for one driver in Potter County collision…Both people involved in domestic violence incident facing charges in McKean County…..DEtails on our News Page…..

 

One case reported in Potter County….Governor orders closure of non-essential businesses….PACE extends prescription deadlines….Department of Education cancels tests….Austin woman accused of punching male victim in the chest…..Adult and juvenile arrested for stealing chainsaws from Potter County business…Details on our news page.

 

Photo by Gerri Miller

First coronavirus death reported in Pennsylvania—not cases have occurred yet in the Black Forest Broadcasting Service area….Potter County Sheriff suspends pistol permits but still available in McKean County….Bath and Canandaigua VA Medical Centers curtail  visits….Community  Foundation for the Twin Tiers ext4ends scholarship deadline…Area cancer patients will soon have to go to Williamsport for radiation treatments….Details on our News page.

Department of Human Services Closes County Assistance Offices Statewide to the Public, Encourages All Pennsylvanians to Use Online Services….The Red Cross desperately needs blood donations and advises bloodmobiles will still happen…..Potter County Artisan Center launches “GoFundMe” campaign …two fugitives nabbed in the village of Roulette…..Details are on our news page….>

 

Pennsylvania now has 13 more coronavirus patients but 670 testing negative….Potter County offices limit access during pandemic…..State police investigate theft of cell phone in McKean County and equipment from cell tower in Tioga County…

 

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….More details available on our news page.

Photo by Gerri Miller

DOH reports around 20 coronavirus cases in Pennsylvania….Penn State cancels many events including 4-H meetings….Potter County EMA reduces involvement in annual severe weather exercise…..Ridgway man arrested for physical harassment….Tioga County man undergoing mental evaluation after allegedly cutting wife…..

Project Rainbow” is one of 11 films being showcased during the 2020 Fly Fishing Film Tour on Saturday, March 14 at the Deane Center in Wellsboro. It is the story of how a dedicated group of anglers and researchers saved one of the west’s great fisheries, the Gunnison River from whirling disease. Details on our Calendar page.

 

More virus cases in  PA…State youth archery tournament cancelled….Owlet introduces bills to help youth…Mansfield driver and child passenger unhurt in accident….Butler motorist arrested in McKean County on drug charges….

Red fern meets the Milky Way–By Curt Weinhold who will teach a

photography class at the Pennsylvania Lumber Museum Saturday night.

See our calendar of events for details. Cancelled!

 

 

Causer sponsors bill to increase broadband service in rural areas……Department of health explains quarantine and isolation…..Wilcox man arrested for strangulating a woman….Weedville man accused of stealing vehicle part…..vandalism to tractor trailer probed in Tioga County…..

“Fire in the Glen” will  be playing a blend of traditional Irish, Scottish and maritime tunes Friday night in Wellsboro. For details, visit our calendar section.

State Department of Health reports 10 coronovirus cases in PA….Causer reports on spread of spotted Lantern Fly…..Brockport woman accused of stealing Ridgway man’s credit card and using it at Sheetz….Theft of ATV probed by PSP at Mansfield….Several DUI arrests made…..

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Photo by Gerri Miller

Theft and vandalism at Hebron Township building investigated…..Austin teen cited for physical harassment…..One driver hurt in McKean County collision Friday afternoon….Elderly couple escape injury in Elk County accident….State House issues a bi-partisan statement on coronavirus……Read details on our news page

Photo by Gerri Miller

Photo provided by PA Dept. of Environmental Protection

Perergine Falcon eggs will hatch any day soon in a nest atop DEP

Headquarters in the Rachel E. Carson Headquarters in Harrisburg.

You can watch the hatching and fledgling activity on the Falcon Cam

available on DEP’s website. More details available on our News page.

 

 

Dandy Mart Burglar caught on camera. See story on our News Page

State police seize dozens of purported skill based and other illegal gaming devices, statewide…Several traffic accidents investigated in past several days by state police…Byrnedale man arrested for drug possession…DuBolis man charged for illegally entering St. Marys Walmart…Mansfield state police charge Mainsburg man with shoplifting at Walmart… See Today’s post on our news page for details

“Project Rainbow” See our calendar for March 14, 2020

See details on our Calendar page

Greg Piccolo & Heavy Juice will be on stage in the Coolidge Theatre at the Deane Center for the Performing Arts at 104 Main Street in Wellsboro @ 7:30pm March 6.  Fans of classic rhythm and blues in the 50s and 60s style, blues, rock and roll, traditional jazz, big fat honking tenor sax and breathy horn ballads won’t want to miss this show. (More Details on our Calendar page.)

 

A large crowd of dignitaries, Tri-County REC officials and Co-op members

attended the launch of Tri-Co Connections Friday afternoon at Kightlinger Motors

in Coudersport. Read more about the Co-op’s Broadband service which will be on

line soon on our news page.

Betty Tomak,  hosted a “Hoodie Hoo” day celebration at the Gold General Store. There

was always lots of food and live music by the Morley Family and Friends. See more

in our February 20. 2020 News Report.

Kane PTO hears about McKean County’s K9 program. See story in our news section.

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 See more in our news section.

 

 

Canines are working at area VA hospitals. See more in  our 1.28.2020 news report.

Left: Sergeant Chris Hamilton at Rochester Calkins VA Clinic with Sampson and right Officer

Lieutenant Jeffrey Mastin with George at the Bath VA Medical Center.

More dogs added to McKean County K-9 program

See more in January 24, 2020 News Report

It’s time to get dog licenses. They are available at County Treasurers’ offices. See more on

our news report of January 22, 2020.

 

Pictured receiving the $1,000 check is Dr. Michele Moore/PCEC, (L-R) Doug Morley/PCEC Board, Cat Rush/Tri-Co Connections, Steve Erway/NW Bank, and Kelly Fernandez/NW Bank. See details in today’s news.

 Veterans, Military & Their Families Day: Farmers are the 2% of our nation that feeds us. Veterans are the 2% that protects us. On Thursday, January 9,  those who feed, those who serve, and those who do both were honored at the Pennsylvania Farm Show.

                                       The Entrance Bridge to the Bath VA Medical Center is Now Open

 The entrance bridge to the Bath VA Medical Center is now open.  All major structural renovation has been successfully completed.  Starting January 6, 2020, the Longwell Lane back entrance to the Medical Center will be opened 6:00am to 6:00 pm.