Monday’s high, 31; Overnight low, 22
TUE-SUNNY, HIGH 48
TUE NIGHT-MOSTLY CLEAR, THEN AREAS OF DENSE FOG, LOW 27
WED-MOSTLY SUNNY, HIGH 49
WED NIGHT-MOSTLY CLOUDY, LOW 34
THU-MOSTLY CLOUDY, HIGH 50
THU NIGHT-CHANCE OF RAIN, LOW 38
BFB Headlines (Tuesday December 11, 2018) Game Commission has launched 5th live stream of eagle nest….Burglars take money from homes in Tioga and McKean Counties….NY state man cited for speeding in connection to Potter County crash….Next on-air report after 12:06 pm today on www.blackforestbroadcasting.com
The livestream from a bald-eagle nest near Codorus State Park in Hanover, Pa. has launched for a fifth season, with Hawk Mountain Sanctuary joining HDOnTap and Comcast Business as a partner in the project.
The Pennsylvania Game Commission in November awarded a permit to HDOnTap to manage the cameras at the nest and livestream the action.
In the live stream’s first four seasons, the Game Commission had secured permission for audio and video equipment and components to be installed at the Hanover, Pa. nest, and the 24-7 livestream was made possible through services donated by HDOnTap and Comcast Business. This year, HDOnTap secured the permit after the Game Commission decided it would explore a new livestream opportunity envisioned to launch early next year.
It’s the second time a Game Commission live stream from a bald-eagle nest was adopted by a private partnership.
The Game Commission’s first EagleCam in Pittsburgh was continued in its second and subsequent years by PixController and the Audubon Society of Western Pennsylvania.
In the inaugural run of the Pittsburgh live stream and the first four seasons of the Hanover, Pa. live stream, the Game Commission had provided the project’s primary educational component, with the agency working to explain wildlife behavior viewers see while watching, and answer their questions. This season, Hawk Mountain has taken over that role.
Hawk Mountain and HDOnTap will work together to help educate livestream viewers through a blog to be updated and posted bi-weekly during peak nesting season.
The Hanover, Pa. livestream can be found on HDOnTap’s website.
Meanwhile, the Game Commission still is finalizing plans for its next live stream, which it hopes to announce in the coming weeks.
A burglary at a Tioga County home last week remains under investigation by state police at Mansfield. Sometime between 10:00 am and 6:00 pm Tuesday December 4 crooks entered the home of Preston Simonds and Tonya Carleton on the Stony Fork Road and made off with $280 in $20 bills.
An undisclosed amount of currency was stolen from A McKean County home Monday afternoon. The burglary at the residence of a 37 year old man on Dewey Avenue in Hamlin Township was discovered a little after 3:00 pm
A Wellsville man has been cited for speeding following a one-vehicle crash Sunday morning in Ulysses Township Sunday morning. State police at Coudersport explained 24 year old Cherokee Pensyl was headed north when his Ford F-350 went off of Routed 449 on a left hand curve and hit a guardrails.
Troopers at Mansfield have just released details about a one-vehicle crash last Thursday evening in Westfield Township. Christopher Bailey was taken by ambulance to Soldiers and Sailors Hospital by ambulance after his Subaru Outback skidded off of Route 49, hit a fence, then an embankment and rolled over three times before stopping.
Vandals damaged a mailbox in Sharon Township last Friday afternoon. Damage to the plastic mailbox owned by 85 year old James Babcock is estimated to be about $50.
Donald W. HILFIGER, 67, of Ulysses, PA, died Sunday, December 9, 2018 in his home. Born February 25, 1951, in Coudersport, PA, he was the son of Malcolm and Dorothy M. Stiles Hilfiger. On June 13, 1970, in Gaines, PA, he married the former Betty Jo Pepperman, who predeceased him on February 5, 2015. Don was employed as an x-ray technician on pipeline construction for many years. He was a member of International Union of Operating Engineers Local 2B. Don and Betty owned and operated the Hitchin’ Post in Shongo from 1993—2008. Surviving are: his mother, Dorothy Lerch of Ulysses; two children, Todd (Vickie) Hilfiger of Whitesville, NY and Billie Jo Hilfiger of Austin; six grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; five siblings, Sandra Potter of Ulysses,Bonnie (Terry) Timmerman of Whitesville, NY, Debra (Elwood) Lewis of Ulysses, Pamela (Kevin Davis) Wheaton of Addison, NY, and C. John “Goog” (Amanda) Putman Hilfiger of Ulysses, PA; two step-siblings, Wendy (Mark) Willenbecker of Elizabethtown, PA and Randy (Judy) Lerch of Middletown, PA; two aunts, Frances Frost and Margaret Wright; and nieces and nephews. In addition to his wife and father, he was predeceased by his step-father, Joseph N. Lerch. A private graveside will be held in Ulysses Cemetery. Memorials may be made to Ulysses Library, P.O. Box 316, Ulysses, PA 16948 or the Tri-Town Volunteer Ambulance, P.O. Box 247, Ulysses, PA 16948. Arrangements are entrusted to Olney Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Ulysses, PA. Online condolences may be expressed at www.olneyfuneralhom