Black Forest Express

Sunday’s high, 79; overnight low, 61; 1.35” of rain weekend total







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Series of thunderstorms wreak havoc in the region….Five pedestrians hurt when SUV driven by elderly Kersey man collides with parked car…Lewis Run state police look for hit and run tractor trailer….Guns taken in Tioga County burglaries …vandalism on an Elk County cornfield being investigated…Coudersport man arrested for trespassing on posted property…..Next on-air report after 12:06 pm today on

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A series of thunderstorms plagued the region this past weekend, dropping torrential downpours leading to minor flooding and gusty winds which downed trees and utility wires. No injuries were reported and damage was for the most part, minor. Coudersport volunteer firefighters were summoned Sunday afternoon when lightning hit Kaytee’s Restaurant on Route 6 west. Apparently damage was minimal as all units were back in service a short time later.

Five pedestrians were hurt last Thursday morning when an SUV driven by an elderly Kersey man went out of control and hit a parked car. State police at Ridgway explained 87 year old William Ginter was going south on the Bennetts Valley Highway when his GMC Terrain failed to make a left curve, traveled onto the should, went into some grass and became airborne into the Triple Dime Distillery, went into the parking lot and collided with a parked Kia Optima pushing it backwards into family members m from Pulaski, PA standing at the rear. Ginter was  taken to Penn Highlands Elk. Ryan Beraski, 43; and his wife, Alyssa, 40, were taken  to UPMC Altoona;  22 year old Alyssa Berasi was transported to Penn Highland Dubois; Austin Berasi, 19. and Cody Holmes.26.  refused treatment. All injuries were considered minor.

State police at Lewis Run are looking for a tractor trailer which pulled down some wires on Route 66 in Wetmore Township at around 11:45 am; Friday. The semi was going south near the intersection with Sawmill Road when the trailer hit low hanging electric wires  and yankned them off of a house. The rig continued on without the operator stopping to provide required information.

Mansfield based state police are investigating three burglaries taking place recently in Tioga County. Thieves stole about $1000 in  from the home of a 71 year old Middlebury Center man while he was gone for the day, from 7:00 am to 11:00 pm on July 23. Guns were taken from two homes. Burglars

A Walther Arms PPQ with a deep scratch on othe ejection port was stolen from a home of Bretts Lane in Roaring Branch between July 7 and August 7 and an Intratec USA was taken from the home on Warner Road in Westfield between 1:00 am and 9:00 am August 8. Both weapons are valued at $500 each.

Agricultural vandalism is being investigated by state police at Ridgway. Someone drove through the Pontzer Farm corn field on the Kersey Road in Fox Township between 1:00 am and 10:25 am this past Saturday causing $150 in damage.

A Coudersport man has been arrested for trespassing in Homer Township at approximately 10:25 pm on August 4. State police claim 61 year old Donald Snyder went onto a posted driveway on Pioneer Drive near Heth Road.


Charles A. “Chuck” Anderson, 89,of Shinglehouse, passed away unexpectedly at home on Thursday, August 15, 2019, after suffering an apparent heart attack.Born on Monday, August 4, 1930 in Dubois, he was a son of Elmer G. and Mary Shannon Anderson.  On August 27, 1955 in St. Joseph’s Roman Catholic Church in Force, he married Marion A. Lenhart, who survives.He  was a graduate of Weedville High School in Bennetts Valley.  Chuck served during the Korean War in the U.S. Air Force from 1948 to 1952, attaining the rank of sergeant. He was employed by Consolidated Gas (now Dominion Energy) in Ellisburg, retiring after 32 years of service.  In 1977 Chuck and Marion purchased the former Newton’s Bar in Shinglehouse which became Anderson’s Tavern, which they operated for many years.Chuck was a member of St. Theresa Catholic Church in Shinglehouse.  He was a life member of the Shinglehouse American Legion Post 530 where he received his 50 year membership certificate in 2015, was a member of the Honor Guard, and was a life member of the NRA. He enjoyed solving crossword puzzles and spent many hours doing word searches. In his younger years, he enjoyed hunting and fishing.  He loved spending time at their summer home in the Thousand Islands.Surviving besides his wife of nearly 64 years are two sons, Charles M. “Mickey” (Carol) Anderson of Chiefland, Florida and John L. “Lenny” (Robin) Anderson of Shinglehouse; three grandchildren, Eric R. (Rachel Fero) Anderson, Allison M. (Steven) Buller, and Megan A. (Aric) Stewart; a great-granddaughter, Zoey C. Buller; a sister, Rose Mary; and several nieces and nephews.In addition to his parents, Chuck was predeceased by a brother, James Anderson; and a sister, Sara Woodring.Family and friends may call from 2 to 4 pm and 6 to 8 pm on Sunday at the Virgil L. Howard Funeral Home, 118 South Union Street, Shinglehouse.  A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 11 am on Monday, August 19, 2019, in St. Theresa Catholic Church, Shinglehouse with the Rev. Vincent Cieslewicz, pastor of St. Elizabeth of Hungary Catholic Church, Smethport, in the absence of the Rev. Thomas Brown, as celebrant.  Committal services and burial will be in Maple Grove Cemetery, Shinglehouse.Parish prayers will be recited at 3:30 pm on Sunday in the funeral home.Members of the Potter County Honor Guard will accord full military honors on Monday.In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Shinglehouse Volunteer Ambulance Association, PO Box 98, Shinglehouse, PA 16748 or to Shinglehouse American Legion Post 530, 1364 SR 44 South, Shinglehouse, PA 16748.Chuck’s family has entrusted his care to Kevin J. Dusenbury, funeral director/owner of the Virgil L. Howard Funeral Home, Shinglehouse.To express condolences, view a video tribute, or share a fond memory of Chuck, please visit or our Facebook page, Virgil L. Howard Funeral Home.