Black Forest Express
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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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.