Tuesday October 16, 2018

 

Black Forest Express

 

Photo By Gerri Miller

Monday’s high, 61; Overnight low 36; .24” rain
TUE-PARTLY CLOUDY, HIGH 51
TUE NIGHT– MOSTLY CLOUDY, LOW 36
WED-PARTLY CLOUDY, SHOWERS POSSIBLE, HIGH 45
WED NIGHT POSSIBLE SNOW/RAIN MIX CHANCE LOW 31
THU – MOSTLY CLEAR, OCCASIONAL CLOUDS, HIGH 45
THU NIGHT- CLEAR, LOW 30

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Canadian woman hurt in motorcycle collision in southern Potter County….Hazel Hurst man wrecks compact car while swerving to avoid a dog….Homer Township resident accused of vandalizing sluice pipe on his property…Coudersport woman cited for defiant trespass…….Two area state parks get into the Halloween Spirit…….

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A Canadian woman was hurt Sunday afternoon when in a motorcycle collision on the Cherry Springs Road in Abbott Township, Potter County. State police at Coudersport report the collision occurred when 73 year old Joseph Pellitier, of Brantfiord, Ontario, after noticing debris in the road, slowed his Honda Gold Wing down to almost a stop to make a left curve and went into the path of a Victory Cross Country operated by 56 year old Lisabeth Van Der Made of Paris, Ontario. Both bikes came to rest on the western berm. Van Der Made was taken to UPMC Cole for treatment of serious injuries while Pellitier was not hurt.

A Hazel Hurst man escaped injury n a one-vehicle accident Monday morning in Mt. Jewett. Troopers at the Kane barracks say Todd Stahli was going east on Main Street when he swerved his Ford Focus to avoid a dog. The car crossed the road and hit a curb and utility pole coming to rest half on and half off the pavement. The car had to be towed from the scene.

State police at Coudersport have arrested 70 year old John Miller of Coudersport for criminal mischief. Police claim Miller damaged a sluice pipe on his property owned by Homer Township. Damage is estimated to be $1350.

A charge of defiant criminal trespass has been lodged against 25 year old Brielle Whitman of Coudersport. Troopers allege Whitman illegally went onto property located on the Ice Mine Road in Eulalia township owned by Ronald Linden between8:15 pm Sunday and 4:00 am Sunday.

Two area state parks are getting into the spirit of things….so to speak.Once again the Friends of Lyman Run will be sponsoring a magical trick or treat event at Lyman Run State Park Friday, October 19. Spooktacular is designed with fun in mind, not scares, so is appropriate for even the littlest of ghosts and goblins. The day-use area will be decorated with a luminary pathway and the trees will have hundreds of magical colored lights hanging in them. Along the way there will be “Spook” stations where the kiddies can collect candy treats. This is a free program and the event begins at 7:00 pm and will run until 8:30 or until the candy runs out. Kids and parents are encouraged to come in costume, bring your treat bags and enjoy the Haunted Picnic Grove. In the event of rain or inclement weather, this event will be held on Saturday the 20th.

The Friends of Lyman Run is a chapter of the Pennsylvania Parks and Forests Foundation and is one of 46 Friends groups in the Commonwealth associated with Parks and Forests. The Friends of Lyman Run provides most of the family environmental education programs at Lyman Run including year-round nature hikes, nature kayak tours, dutch oven cooking classes and fishing derbies. Everyone is invited to attend this fun event.

Sinnemahoning State Park is looking for enthusiastic volunteers to assist with the Haunted Trail and All Hallows Eve Celebration which will be held from 4:00 – 9:00 PM October 26-28 at the Wildlife Center. From trail decorating to event clean up, park volunteers are the reason behind this event’s success.

Volunteers are needed all weekend: Friday and Saturday for decorating and scene setup; Saturday for scare squad, makeup crew, children’s crafts and games, trail leaders and station sign-in; and Sunday trail clean-up. Park staff will match you up with a volunteer task that fits your interest and time availability.
For more information or to sign up to volunteer at Sinnemahoning State Park please contact the park office at 814-647-8401 and dial 0 for the front desk or email sinnemahoningsp@pa.gov.

If you need an accommodation to participate in PA State Park activities due to a disability, please contact the park you plan to visit. With at least three days’ notice, interpreters for people who are deaf or hard of hearing are available for educational programs.
Halloween isn’t even here but it’s not too early to start thinking about Christmas. The Cameron County Chamber of Commerce is once again holding a house decorating contest.

#CameronCountyDeckedOut will be used again to share photos of your favorite decorated homes. Now is also the time to register for the event. The prizes have increased and those that vote will have the opportunity to take home prizes!
The annual event is growing with Student Transportation America (STA) providing a bus to tour the homes. “This addition will encourage more people to enter their homes and provide a fun atmosphere to see all the homes in one night prior to voting,” says executive director Tina Solak.

The prize amounts have been boosted by a generous donation from The Hygrade Inn. First place will be $200, second place $150 and third $100. In addition, a group of judges will award the David Karkoska Prize of $250. In addition to the decorating awards, three voters selected randomly will be given $100.

A $5.00 entry fee will qualify a home for the competition and place a home on the map. The deadline to register at the chamber office is Saturday November 24, but the decorations do not have to be operational until Friday December 7. Voting will take place December 7-16 6-9pm.

 

Monday, October 15, 2018

Black Forest Express

Sunday’s high, 61; Overnight low, 36; .02” rain

MON-RAIN, HIGH 57

MON NIGHT-LOW 34

TUE-MOSTLY SUNNY, COOLER HIGH 47

TUE NIGHT-LOW 37

WED-PARTLY CLOUDY, HIGH 44

WED NIGHT-INCREASING CLOUDS, SHOWERS LOW 28

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Obituary: Orin Dickerson, Millport

Coudersport pedestrian killed….No one hurt in Austin rear-end collision….Two area men arrested for strangling women…..Thief seen stealing batteries from a tractor in broad daylight….Corydon Township burglaries investigated by state police…..

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A Coudersport resident, Jim Hosley , was killed late Friday night when he was hit by a vehicle near the Sheetz intersection. No further details were available from Coudersport borough police.

Both  Austin drivers were unhurt when their vehicles collided last Wednesday afternoon in Portage Township, Potter County. According to Coudersport based state police, the fender bender happened when Sarah Stafford  failed to stop  her Honda Civic for a Dodge Nitro driven by Autumn Vossler which had stopped in the southbound lane of Route 872, preparing to turn left into a private drive. Vossler’s passenger, Clay Boucher also was not hurt.

A Smethport woman escaped injury Sunday afternoon in a one-vehicle mishap on the Combs Creek Road in Norwich Township, McKean County. State police at Kane report Jeannette Dunn over corrected when she swerved her Ford F250 Super Duty to avoid a deer a half mile east of Bear Head Road and caused the pick up to slide off the road, hit an embankment and roll over onto the passenger side.

Troopers at Kane have cited a Smethport driver for failing to stop at a stop sign after his  Dodge Ram Collided with a Ford Fiesta at the intersection of Route 646 and Route 59 in Keating Township, McKean County Saturday evening. Police claim Robert Stuart did not stop at the intersection, and drove through causing the pick up to collide head-on with a Ford Fiesta driven by Cody Lewis also of Smethport. Lewis was not transported to a hospital for treatment of serious injuries while Stuart was not hurt.

State police at Kane are looking for a hit and  run vehicle which ran into a parked car Saturday morning on the Jo Jo road in Wetmore Township. An unknown vehicle ran into a 2009 Subaru Impreza  owned by  Colton Barr of Kane between 10:30 pm Friday and 7:00 am Saturday. Authorities said a canvas of the neighborhood had negative results.

Two area residents are facing strangulation and other charges after being arrested by state police. Paul Schwab. 28, of Eldred was released after posting  $10,000 bail  following arraignment before District Judge Luther on charges of simple assault, harassment and strangulation for an alleged assault Friday night of a 19 year old Rixford woman  on the Looker Mountain Trail in Otto Township. He was picked up the next day at a house on Bloomster Hollow Road. A preliminary hearing is tentatively set for this Thursday. State police at Emporium arrested 31 year old Anthony  Catalano of that town for aggravated assault, reckless endangerment, harassment and strangulation in connection to an attack early Sunday morning on the Rich Valley Road involving a 35 year old Emporium woman. Catalano was committed to the Elk County Prison in lieu of $10,000 bail. His preliminary hearing has been scheduled for October 25.

Another Emporium resident has been charged for harassment for an incident allegedly taking place Sunday afternoon on Route 120 in Shippen Township. Authorities claim 44 year old Dewar Gabel went to a home on Route 120 just 2:00 pm without permission and banged on the side door in an attempt to get the 27 year old woman to talk to him. When she told him to leave, he allegedly  refused to do so and instead grabbed her by the arms and pushed her against the door. Gabel was also charged for trespassing.

Troopers at the Coudersport barracks are looking for a daring thief was seen stealing two commercial batteries from an Agco Workhorse tractor at 250 Howard Road at about 2:00 pm  Saturday afternoon. A witness told police the thief was a tall white male with black hair about ear length and was wearing an orange hat, black coat, jeans, and work boots .He got into the passenger side of  a two door gray Dodge Neon car with NY plates on it. The car, driven by another man was seen going west on Howard Road. The tractor is owned by Rodney  Lane of Harrison Valley.

Minor injuries were reported for an elderly Pittsburgh driver after a rear end collision Saturday afternoon in Middlebury Township, Tioga County.. Mansfield based state police said the collision occurred when 23 year old Diango Becerril of Perrtyton, TX failed to stop for 71 year old Gregor Erickson who had slowed down on Route 287 near Cemetery Road to make a left turn. The Becerril Chevrolet 2500 hit the left rear corner of Erickson’s Mercedes Benz.  ML350. Erickson and his wife, Theresa  did not require treatment at Soldiers and Sailors Hospoital .  Bercerril and his passenger Enriquez Brigido also of Perryton were not hurt.

A burglary at a camp on the Loucks Mills Road in Pike Township is also under investigation by state police at Coudersport. Unknown person went inside the house owned by a 66 year old Anchorage, AK man and vandalized the interior last Tuesday or Wednesday.

Kane based state police are probing burglaries  in Corydon Township over the past month. Criminals stole several items after entering the house on West Washington Street through an unlocked basement door, vandalized the interior and stole several items. Criminals damaged several doors to enter a house on Heather Lane last week and made off with a large amount of alcoholic beverages and a candle. They also stabbed a bed three times before leaving.

Troopers at Coudersport are investigating a prank call to 9-1-1 last Wednesday evening. The dispatcher told officers a hang-up call was received and the caller advised that there was someone inside the Harrison Township home. The investigation revealed juveniles were responsible. For that fake call.

An unknown woman is suspected of trespassing on property located at 665 West Branch Road in West Branch Township on the afternoon of October 7. Barry Witmer of Manchester . PA  told police the woman and her dog walked onto his land even thought it was property posted at several locations.

Obituary

Orin J. Dickerson, 83, of Millport, passed away in his home surrounded by his loving family on Friday, October 12, 2018.

Born on March 4, 1935 in Olean, N.Y., he was a son of Harold J. and Edith LaDue Dickerson.  On July 11, 1953 in Wellsville, N.Y., he married Louella A. Geer, who passed away on September 3, 2017.

Orin attended Eleven Mile School.  He was employed by the former Air-Preheater Factory in Wellsville, retiring in 1985 after 25 years of service. He, along with his wife, ran the family beef farm for many years until 2017.

Orin was an avid hunter.  In his earlier years he enjoyed snowmobiling.

Surviving are four children, Sharon A. (Jeffrey) Putt of Allegany, N.Y., Pat K. (Ron) Sheppard of Clara, Peg A. (Ray Tombow) Harrier of Pittsburgh, and Alan W. (Melody) Dickerson of Pittsburgh; four grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; two brothers, Bill (Theo) Dickerson and Tom (Cecelia) Dickerson, both of Shinglehouse; and many nieces and nephews.

In addition to his parents and his wife of 64 years, Orin was predeceased by a sister, Betty Linza; and three brothers, Gerald Dickerson, Bob Dickerson, and Ed Dickerson.

Family and friends may call from 10 a.m. to noon on Monday, October 15, 2018, at the Virgil L. Howard Funeral Home, 118 South Union Street, Shinglehouse, where funeral services will follow at noon with the Rev. Russell J. Horning, pastor of the First Baptist Church, Shinglehouse, officiating.  Burial will be in Maple Grove Cemetery, Shinglehouse.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Cole Memorial Home Health and Hospice, 102-108 South Main Street, Coudersport, PA 16915.

Orin’s family has 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 Orin, please visit www.virgillhowardfuneralhome.com

 

Monday, October 15, 2018

 

 

Sunday’s high, 61; Overnight low, 36; .02” rain

MON-RAIN, HIGH 57

MON NIGHT-LOW 34

TUE-MOSTLY SUNNY, COOLER HIGH 47

TUE NIGHT-LOW 37

WED-PARTLY CLOUDY, HIGH 44

WED NIGHT-INCREASING CLOUDS, SHOWERS LOW 28

Coudersport pedestrian killed….No one hurt in rear-end collision in Austin….Smethport woman escaped injury after avoiding a deer…..Two area men facing strangulation charges…Thhief seen stealing batteries in broad daylight from a tractor….Burglaries in Corydon Township, McKean County investigated by state police….

A Coudersport resident, Jim Hosley , was killed late Friday night when he was hit by a vehicle near the Sheetz intersection. No further details were available from Coudersport borough police.

Both  Austin drivers were unhurt when their vehicles collided last Wednesday afternoon in Portage Township, Potter County. According to Coudersport based state police, the fender bender happened when Sarah Stafford  failed to stop  her Honda Civic for a Dodge Nitro driven by Autumn Vossler which had stopped in the southbound lane of Route 872, preparing to turn left into a private drive. Vossler’s passenger, Clay Boucher also was not hurt.

A Smethport woman escaped injury Sunday afternoon in a one-vehicle mishap on the Combs Creek Road in Norwich Township, McKean County. State police at Kane report Jeannette Dunn over corrected when she swerved her Ford F250 Super Duty to avoid a deer a half mile east of Bear Head Road and caused the pick up to slide off the road, hit an embankment and roll over onto the passenger side.

Troopers at Kane have cited a Smethport driver for failing to stop at a stop sign after his  Dodge Ram Collided with a Ford Fiesta at the intersection of Route 646 and Route 59 in Keating Township, McKean County Saturday evening. Police claim Robert Stuart did not stop at the intersection, and drove through causing the pick up to collide head-on with a Ford Fiesta driven by Cody Lewis also of Smethport. Lewis was not transported to a hospital for treatment of serious injuries while Stuart was not hurt.

State police at Kane are looking for a hit and  run vehicle which ran into a parked car Saturday morning on the Jo Jo road in Wetmore Township. An unknown vehicle ran into a 2009 Subaru Impreza  owned by  Colton Barr of Kane between 10:30 pm Friday and 7:00 am Saturday. Authorities said a canvas of the neighborhood had negative results.

Two area residents are facing strangulation and other charges after being arrested by state police. Paul Schwab. 28, of Eldred was released after posting  $10,000 bail  following arraignment before District Judge Luther on charges of simple assault, harassment and strangulation for an alleged assault Friday night of a 19 year old Rixford woman  on the Looker Mountain Trail in Otto Township. He was picked up the next day at a house on Bloomster Hollow Road. A preliminary hearing is tentatively set for this Thursday. State police at Emporium arrested 31 year old Anthony  Catalano of that town for aggravated assault, reckless endangerment, harassment and strangulation in connection to an attack early Sunday morning on the Rich Valley Road involving a 35 year old Emporium woman. Catalano was committed to the Elk County Prison in lieu of $10,000 bail. His preliminary hearing has been scheduled for October 25. Under a new Pennsylvania law, strangulation is a stand-alone crime.

Another Emporium resident has been charged for harassment for an incident allegedly taking place Sunday afternoon on Route 120 in Shippen Township. Authorities claim 44 year old Dewar Gabel went to a home on Route 120 just 2:00 pm without permission and banged on the side door in an attempt to get the 27 year old woman to talk to him. When she told him to leave, he allegedly  refused to do so and instead grabbed her by the arms and pushed her against the door. Gabel was also charged for trespassing.

Troopers at the Coudersport barracks are looking for a daring thief was seen stealing two commercial batteries from an Agco Workhorse tractor at 250 Howard Road at about 2:00 pm  Saturday afternoon. A witness told police the thief was a tall white male with black hair about ear length and was wearing an orange hat, black coat, jeans, and work boots .He got into the passenger side of  a two door gray Dodge Neon car with NY plates on it. The car, driven by another man was seen going west on Howard Road. The tractor is owned by Rodney  Lane of Harrison Valley.

Minor injuries were reported for an elderly Pittsburgh driver after a rear end collision Saturday afternoon in Middlebury Township, Tioga County.. Mansfield based state police said the collision occurred when 23 year old Diango Becerril of Perrtyton, TX failed to stop for 71 year old Gregor Erickson who had slowed down on Route 287 near Cemetery Road to make a left turn. The Becerril Chevrolet 2500 hit the left rear corner of Erickson’s Mercedes Benz.  ML350. Erickson and his wife, Theresa  did not require treatment at Soldiers and Sailors Hospoital .  Bercerril and his passenger Enriquez Brigido also of Perryton were not hurt.

A burglary at a camp on the Loucks Mills Road in Pike Township is also under investigation by state police at Coudersport. Unknown person went inside the house owned by a 66 year old Anchorage, AK man and vandalized the interior last Tuesday or Wednesday.

Kane based state police are probing burglaries  in Corydon Township over the past month. Criminals stole several items after entering the house on West Washington Street through an unlocked basement door, vandalized the interior and stole several items. Criminals damaged several doors to enter a house on Heather Lane last week and made off with a large amount of alcoholic beverages and a candle. They also stabbed a bed three times before leaving.

Troopers at Coudersport are investigating a prank call to 9-1-1 last Wednesday evening. The dispatcher told officers a hang-up call was received and the caller advised that there was someone inside the Harrison Township home. The investigation revealed juveniles were responsible. For that fake call.

An unknown woman is suspected of trespassing on property located at 665 West Branch Road in West Branch Township on the afternoon of October 7. Barry Witmer of Manchester . PA  told police the woman and her dog walked onto his land even thought it was property posted at several locations.

 

MILLPORT, Pa.—Orin J. Dickerson, 83, of Millport, passed away in his home surrounded by his loving family on Friday, October 12, 2018.

Born on March 4, 1935 in Olean, N.Y., he was a son of Harold J. and Edith LaDue Dickerson.  On July 11, 1953 in Wellsville, N.Y., he married Louella A. Geer, who passed away on September 3, 2017.

Orin attended Eleven Mile School.  He was employed by the former Air-Preheater Factory in Wellsville, retiring in 1985 after 25 years of service. He, along with his wife, ran the family beef farm for many years until 2017.

Orin was an avid hunter.  In his earlier years he enjoyed snowmobiling.

Surviving are four children, Sharon A. (Jeffrey) Putt of Allegany, N.Y., Pat K. (Ron) Sheppard of Clara, Peg A. (Ray Tombow) Harrier of Pittsburgh, and Alan W. (Melody) Dickerson of Pittsburgh; four grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; two brothers, Bill (Theo) Dickerson and Tom (Cecelia) Dickerson, both of Shinglehouse; and many nieces and nephews.

In addition to his parents and his wife of 64 years, Orin was predeceased by a sister, Betty Linza; and three brothers, Gerald Dickerson, Bob Dickerson, and Ed Dickerson.

Family and friends may call from 10 a.m. to noon on Monday, October 15, 2018, at the Virgil L. Howard Funeral Home, 118 South Union Street, Shinglehouse, where funeral services will follow at noon with the Rev. Russell J. Horning, pastor of the First Baptist Church, Shinglehouse, officiating.  Burial will be in Maple Grove Cemetery, Shinglehouse.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Cole Memorial Home Health and Hospice, 102-108 South Main Street, Coudersport, PA 16915.

Orin’s family has 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 Orin, please visit www.virgillhowardfuneralhome.com