They  kept coming and coming. More than 1,000 bikers participated in the “Thunder for Trump” Rally Saturday in Coudersport.The 100 mile course began at Larry’s Sports Center near Galeton and ended at Kightlinger Motors in Coudersport.

Hundreds of potential  voters and their families enjoyed the offerings of several vendors at the end of the run.

SUNDAY’S HIGH, 82; Overnight low 47; .20 ” weekend  rain total.







 Virus cases hold steady in Pennsylvania Counties here but go up in neighboring NY state….Five people were hurt in a collision Saturday evening in Coudersport…..$4000 worth of items stolen from  Coudersport woman’s  parked in Lycoming County…Columbus, Ohio couple hurt in motorcycle wreck on Pine Hill Road….Knoxville man accused of violating PFA after allegedly breaking into ex-girlfriend’s home…


The Pennsylvania Department of Health today confirmed as of 12:00 a.m., August 30, that there are 670 additional positive cases of COVID-19, bringing the statewide total to 133,504. All 67 counties in Pennsylvania have cases of COVID-19. Here in the Black Forest Broadcasting service area,the totals remain relatively steady. Elk county has 64; Tioga 48; Potter 25; McKean 37 and Cameron has 8 cases. Across the border in New York State, Cattaraugus  County now has 201 cases and Allegheny County 89.

The number of tests administered within the last 7 days between August 23 and August 29 is 160,682 with 4,405 positive cases. There were 21,994 test results reported to the department through 10 p.m., August 29. These results represent the total number of tests administered.

There are 7,673 total deaths attributed to COVID-19, an increase of 2 new deaths reported. County-specific information and a statewide map are available on the COVID-19 Data Dashboard.

Mask-wearing is required in all Pennsylvania  businesses and whenever leaving home. Consistent mask-wearing is critical to preventing the spread of COVID-19 according to health experts.

Beginning August 29, the department began publishing COVID-19 case counts using the updated standardized case definition for COVID-19 from the Council of State and Territorial Epidemiologists. This revised case definition updates criteria for case identification and case classification based on the continued evolution of the COVID-19 pandemic. It updates probable case classifications and adds suspect case classifications. The definition for confirmed cases using a positive PCR test has not changed. Viral antigen tests, which identify people who are likely currently infected, will now be considered a probable case, even if the individual has no symptoms or exposure history. Persons with a positive antibody (serology) test, moving forward, will no longer be considered a probable case. However, cases previously counted as probable cases, using the prior national case definition, will remain counted as probable cases.

There are 9 cases who have a positive viral antigen test and are considered probable cases and 646 patients who have a positive serology test and either COVID-19 symptoms or a high-risk exposure.

There are 1,515,899 patients who have tested negative to date.

Most of the patients hospitalized are ages 25-49, and most of the deaths have occurred in patients 65 or older.

In nursing and personal care homes, there are 21,013 resident cases of COVID-19, and 4,493 cases among employees, for a total of 25,506 at 928 distinct facilities in 61 counties including Elk and McKean. Out of the total deaths, 5,189 have occurred in residents from nursing or personal care facilities. Approximately 9,608 of the total cases are among health care workers.

Five people were hurt in a collision Saturday evening on East Second Street in Eulalia Township. According to state police, the collision occurred while Hillary Levinson of Coudersport was traveling West near the Lauralwood Inn  and was in the eastbound lane making a left turn into the parking lot of the Laurelwood and did not see a 2015 Honda Sonata driven by Ronald Haskins of Coudersport, which was traveling West. Levinson’s Chevrolet Equinox crossed the westbound lane and was struck by the Haskins vehicle. Levinson’s car came to rest off the roadway facing north. The Haskins unit came to rest in the middle of the highway. Both units were disabled. There were multiple injuries reported and the severity of the injuries were unknown.. However, the Coudersport  volunteer fire department reports that four people were treated at UPMC Cole and a fifth person was life flighted to an out of the area hospital. Passgeners were listed as Sharon Haskins of Coudersport and a 14 year oldSmethport  boy in the Haskins SUV. Christopher Pedigo of Coudersport was riding in Levinson’s car.Details were not released amount the severity of the injuries by name. Route 6 was blocked for about an hour following the collision.

State police at Coudersport  are also investigating a scattering of rubbish taking place in Eulalia  Township sometime last week,  Someone dumped several discarded cardboard boxes on land belonging to Dale Anderson of Coudersport. However, police were able to develop potential suspectsfrom the boxes and the investigation is continuing

State Police at the Coudersport  barracks investigated a domestic violence incident allegedly occurring on East Seventh Street in the borough last Thursday morning. Police say when they spoke to the parties involved they discovered that an argument stemmed from the two parties breaking off the romantic relationship. Further investigation discovered that a 20 year old Coudersport woman shoved a 28 year old Coudersport man while they were arguing and he allegedly grabbed the woman’s arm during the altercation.

The theft of some items from a parked vehicle being probed by State Police at Coudersport. Sometime last Monday afternoon, thieves removed two iPhones,  two iPads, a MacBook Air and a diamond engagement ring from a black backpack which was in a vehicle belonging to Amanda Privet of Coudersport  while it was parked in Cummings Township Lycoming County. The stolen items are totaled  $4,018 in value.

Minor  injuries were reported following  a motorcycle wreck last Tuesday evening on Pine Hill Road in Stewardson Township. According to Coudersport base state police, Matthew Palmer ofColumbus, Ohio was traveling West, negotiating left hand curve when his Honda BTX struck gravel on the roadway and went out of control and  slid into a ditch along side of the highway. But Palmer  and passenger Laura Palmer were wearing PennDot approved helmets and sustained only minor injuries.

Shawn Schaar, 31 of Knoxville,  has been arrested for criminal trespass according to Coudersport based state police. Authorities  assert Schaar broke the locked front door of his ex girlfriend’s new residence. The 49 year old woman told police  while she was showering Shaar entered   her house in a manic manner asking to get her his daughter. When the  family would not allow him into the household, he forced his way by breaking the front door. According to police. The victim claimed to not be aware of what caused his erratic behavior. Schaar  left the house without his daughter after being asked  to leave several times by the victim’s family, There were no injuries.  Schaar was charged with criminal trespass and criminal mischief and was released on $20,000 unsecured bail following arraignmen.t

Police did not release the name of a 33 year old Austin man now charged with DUI after his vehicle was pulled over in Austin borough August 14. Police say that the vehicle went off the west side of the highway struck a parked unit and a utility pole causing damage to a nearby garage. Police allege that the driver fled the scene, but returned prior to their  arrival of state police found to be under the influence of alcohol and fell asleep while at the wheel.

Two Coudersport women   have been arrested for physical harassment. According to troopers at the Coudersport barracks 31 year old Santa Hurd  and 33 year old Kathy Myers allegedly harassed a 29 year old Coudersport woman, while at her residence  on Mill Street in the Borough August 13..

A criminal mischief occurring on Route 49 near Hawks Road, in Bingham Township Potter County, on August 5 is being investigated by troopers in Coudersport. Someone

Vandals caused extensive damage to two skid steers and one mini excavator, owned by Cianbro Equipment of Pittsfield, Maine and Alvin Coleman and Son of Conway, New Hampshire. Anyone with information about that instance as to call the Coudersport  barracks at 274. 8690

Coudersport based State Police have arrested 57 year old Janet Healy of Shinglehouse for assault with a weapon. Police claim that when they investigated an act of domestic violence on Dodge Road in Sharon Township last Wednesday evening, they found that Healy had struck a 64 year old Shinglehouse man  in the head with his cell phone.  Healy was taken into custody without incident and transported to the local barracks for processing and charges have been filed in District Court.

Troopers  also investigated a trespass occurring 150 Main Street in the village of Roulette August 18. Trespassers went onto property belonging to Christina Murray of Roulette without her permission.

A Little  Genesee New York man has been arrested for a PFA violation after he allegedly went to a home on Route 44 and Kings Run Road in  Ceres  Township in McKean County.on August 15.  The investigation determined Gerald Fiske had violated an active protection from abuse order in which his children were listed as protected parties. They are a 14 year old boy and a 10 year old boy from Port Allegany.

Troopers  are also investigating a criminal mischief occurring in a soybean field at 116 Gross Road in Abbott  township Potter County.  The alleged  crime took place on August 24.

Both suspects have been arrested by Mansfield base state police. Troopers claim that during an argument a 36 year old Blossburg woman hit  a 17 year old Blossburg boy twice in the head with a closed fist and that he shoved her in the chest two times and punched her in the stomach. Both are now facing charges in District Court.

A 20 year old Elkland man has been arrested for drug possession. State please say when they conducted a traffic stop on Lakeview Road at Lakeview Drive in Nelson township Tioga County Friday morning they found the suspect whose name they did not release in possession of a small amount of marijuana.

Troopers at the  Ridgeway barracks have charged 43 year old Lisa Gess of Titusville with drug possession. Authorities say they pulled her 2002 Jeep over for a traffic violation Cenni Lane  and Route 219 in Horton township last Monday afternoon for multiple traffic violations.  After a probable cause search was conducted on her vehicle they allegedly found a small amount of marijuana and related drug paraphernalia.  She was taken to Penn Highlands Elk for blood draw and refused.  Charges are being filed in District Court.

A Sigel  Pennsylvania driver escaped the injury in a car /deer collision and occurring in Ridgway township last Thursday night.  State police at Ridgway report Benjamin Marzullo was going south on State Route 949 when a deer came onto the highway in front of his Ford Taurus. He was unable to avoid the collision but escaped injury and the car was driven from the scene.

Drug charges are being filed against a 39 year old Dagus Mines  man after his vehicle was stopped for a traffic violation on Scotland Srteet  Saturday evening. Police say they determined that the suspect whose name they did not release had been driving his 2005 Ford F 150. XLT under the influence of a controlled substance. He was taken to Penn Highlands out for a legal blood draw and charges are pending those results.



ost #7810 in Austin. He was an avid gardener, enjoyed hunting, small engine repair and tinkering in his shop.


Left to cherish his memory are his wife of 43 years; two stepsons, Lyle R. Dynda of Austin and David J. (Paula Roberts) Marsh of Coudersport; six grandchildren, Robert “Bob” (Jennifer Waite) Dynda, Nathan Scott Dynda, Jonathan “Jed” Dynda, Katarina “Kat” Dynda, Josh Marsh, and Travis Marsh; four great-grandchildren, Hailie Marsh, Akacia Dynda, Aizlynn Dynda, and Kaivan Dynda; a sister, Mary (Rod) Saulter of St. Marys; a special cousin, Howard “Pooch” (Laura Newell) Grant of St. Marys; and several nieces and nephews.




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