Wednesday’s high, 81; Overnight low 55

PARTLY CLOUDY TODAY A HIGH OF 82.

SOME CLOUDS AROUND TONIGHT LOW 60.

SOME AFTERNOON THUNDERSTORMS TOMORROW. High 80

POSSIBILITY THUNDERSTORMS TOMORROW NIGHT LOW 62.

SATURDAY, THUNDERSTORMS ALL DAY A HIGH OF 79

AN OVERNIGHT LOW OF 50.

 

Here is something we don’t have to worry about. Recent alarming news reports aside, Asian giant Hornets sometimes referred to hyperbolically as murder Hornets are not an immediate concern in the northeast, nor are they likely to be for a long time if ever, according to an entomologist in Penn State’s College of Agricultural Sciences. The assistant research professor says the stinging insect recently discovered In the Pacific Northwest might cause some issues for beekeepers. If the Hornet becomes established and widespread in North America, the term murder coordinates originally was coined by a few Japanese media outlets several years ago. And the recent New York Times story using the description went viral, causing a bit of a panic in the United States. In their native range. They commonly are called great Sparrow be in Japan, Tiger had been China and general officer Hornet in Korea, the common name Asian giant Hornet is most frequently used. moniker in English couldn’t be confusing because another large species best bet is to name the yellow legged Hornet sometimes it’s known as the Asian Hornet, and the best by proper or European Hornet is sometimes called giant Hornet, whatever it’s called. The Asian giant Hornet queens are among the largest wasps in the world and can grow to a length of more than two inches with a wingspan of three inches. However, the Queen’s are seen outside the nest only when they are hibernating or in the spring before workers have emerged. Asian giant Hornet workers can grow to one and a half inches in length and are similar in size to some wasps that do occur here in Pennsylvania. The Asian giant horns are not present in Pennsylvania and are not known to occurred. In North America outside of Washington State and Vancouver Island, British Columbia were colonies were founded and eradicated. In the second half of 2019. Additional queens were discovered in the same area in spring of 2020, and attempts to find and eradicate column colonies. Our ongoing agent giant Hornets are strikingly colored with yellow heads of blank thorax and yellow and black or yellow and brown striped abdomens. They typically build their nest underground, usually in abandoned rodent burrows and fours, often association with pine roots. nests are sometimes constructed in dead hallowed trunks or roots or roots of trees. But there never been more than three to six feet above the ground among wasp species found in eastern North America. The one most commonly confused for Asian giant Hornets is the European Hornet which is somewhere in size, shape and color. However, the two species can be distinguished by several different features. We don’t have to be on the lookout for them as we deal with other issues.

Speaking of which, the Pennsylvania Department of Health has issued an update on COVID-19 as of 12am, yesterday, there are 335 additional positive cases of COVID-19 bringing the statewide total to 79,818. All 67 counties in Pennsylvania have COVID-19. The number here in the Black Forest Broadcasting Area is holding steady in the Pennsylvania counties. Tioga  has 20;  Potter and  McKean 13 each; Elk 6 and Cameron 2. Across the border in New York State Cattaraugus  County cases have gone up to 109 while Allegany  County is holding at 55. There are 60 319 total deaths in Pennsylvania  attributed to COVID-19 here  in Pennsylvania, an increase of 43 new deaths, the total is headed downward. There are 629 patients who have a positive serology test and either COVID-19 symptoms or high risk exposure, which are considered probable cases and not confirmed cases. There are 533,013 patients, or half a million, who have tested negative.

Most of the patients hospitalized are 65 or older, and most of the deaths have occurred in patient 65 or older in nursing and personal care homes. There are 16,774 resident cases of COVID-19 and 6,060 cases among employees for a total of 19,740 in  49 distinct facilities in 47 counties– none here in the Black Forest Broadcasting Service  Area. Out of the total deaths 4331 or approximately 68% have occurred in residents from nursing or personal care facilities. Pennsylvania has a 75% recovery rate.

Elk County Coroner Michelle Muccio has released information in regards to the human remains found in the area Twin Lakes recreational area in Jones Township, Elk County. The remains have been positively identified as 53 year old Frank Arthur Gillespie, a white male from James City County, Pennsylvania. He’d been reported missing from his residence on in August of 2018 and his remains were found by a hiker at around 4:30pm this past Sunday in a heavily wooded area adjacent to the Twin Lakes recreational area. Positive ID was determined through dual means first by personal effects found with the remains and secondly, by means of a surgical plate that had been implanted with a comparative analysis of serial numbers was consistent with being that of Gillespie. At this time the coroner says cause and  manner of death remain undetermined. Although no foul play is associated with the death.

 Ridgway State Police are investigating a theft from a motor vehicle Monday afternoon on Delaware Avenue in Highland Township in Elk County. Someone tried to siphon gas from a Chevy Colorado owned by a 68 year old James City man was parked on Delaware Avenue.   The investigation is continuing.

A 50 year old Kersey man has been arrested for physical harassment for an altercation allegedly taking place Wednesday afternoon on Main Street and Fox Township Elk county.  Troopers claim that the 50 year old man and a 32 year old Weedville  woman were engaged in a physical altercation after a verbal dispute regarding child custody. The suspect was cited for pushing the female victim up against the car she was operating that night.

Mansfield based State Police are charging a 54 year old Wellsboro resident with physical harassment for an assault allegedly taking place at Valley View Estates in Charleston Township last Thursday night.  Police claim that the suspect grabbed the arm of a 24 year old Wellsboro  man and shoved him with two hands and is now facing charges in District Court.

Two people were injured in a car deer collision Tuesday night on Route six in Richmond Township, Tioga County state police at Mansfield report Samantha Jackson of Mansfield was going east when a deer came onto the highway in front of her Subaru Legacy. She was unable to avoid hitting  the white tail. The car came to rest along the eastbound berm. She and her passenger Edward Zuke of Mansfield were taken by ambulance to Soldiers and Sailors Hospital for evaluation.

The Sweden Township Police Department reports that once again, a large bear has destroyed the interior of a car. Earlier this week, the Bruin gained entry to the unlocked vehicle and destroyed the interior before exiting the passenger side of front door. Police are advising residents to keep their vehicles locked and don’t keep food in your vehicle. If the large cinnamon bear is cited, call the game Commission’s regional office at 570-368-4744. pictures of the bear’s destruction are available on the township’s Facebook page.

 

 

 

ere is something we don’t have to worry about. Recent alarming news reports aside, Asian giant Hornets sometimes referred to hyperbolically as murder Hornets are not an immediate concern in the northeast, nor are they likely to be for a long time if ever, according to an entomologist in Penn State’s College of Agricultural Sciences. The assistant research professor says the stinging insect recently discovered In the Pacific Northwest might cause some issues for beekeepers. If the Hornet becomes established and widespread in North America, the term murder coordinates originally was coined by a few Japanese media outlets several years ago. And the recent New York Times story using the description went viral, causing a bit of a panic in the United States. In their native range. They commonly are called great Sparrow be in Japan, Tiger had been China and general officer Hornet in Korea, the common name Asian giant Hornet is most frequently used. moniker in English couldn’t be confusing because another large species best bet is to name the yellow legged Hornet sometimes it’s known as the Asian Hornet, and the best by proper or European Hornet is sometimes called giant Hornet, whatever it’s called. The Asian giant Hornet queens are among the largest wasps in the world and can grow to a length of more than two inches with a wingspan of three inches. However, the Queen’s are seen outside the nest only when they are hibernating or in the spring before workers have emerged. Asian giant Hornet workers can grow to one and a half inches in length and are similar in size to some wasps that do occur here in Pennsylvania. The Asian giant horns are not present in Pennsylvania and are not known to occurred. In North America outside of Washington State and Vancouver Island, British Columbia were colonies were founded and eradicated. In the second half of 2019. Additional queens were discovered in the same area in spring of 2020, and attempts to find and eradicate column colonies. Our ongoing agent giant Hornets are strikingly colored with yellow heads of blank thorax and yellow and black or yellow and brown striped abdomens. They typically build their nest underground, usually in abandoned rodent burrows and fours, often association with pine roots. nests are sometimes constructed in dead hallowed trunks or roots or roots of trees. But there never been more than three to six feet above the ground among wasp species found in eastern North America. The one most commonly confused for Asian giant Hornets is the European Hornet which is somewhere in size, shape and color. However, the two species can be distinguished by several different features. We don’t have to be on the lookout for them as we deal with other issues.

Speaking of which, the Pennsylvania Department of Health has issued an update on COVID-19 as of 12am, yesterday, there are 335 additional positive cases of COVID-19 bringing the statewide total to 79,818. All 67 counties in Pennsylvania have COVID-19. The number here in the Black Forest Broadcasting Area is holding steady in the Pennsylvania counties. Tioga  has 20;  Potter and  McKean 13 each; Elk 6 and Cameron 2. Across the border in New York State Cattaraugus  County cases have gone up to 109 while Allegany  County is holding at 55. There are 60 319 total deaths in Pennsylvania  attributed to COVID-19 here  in Pennsylvania, an increase of 43 new deaths, the total is headed downward. There are 629 patients who have a positive serology test and either COVID-19 symptoms or high risk exposure, which are considered probable cases and not confirmed cases. There are 533,013 patients, or half a million, who have tested negative.

Most of the patients hospitalized are 65 or older, and most of the deaths have occurred in patient 65 or older in nursing and personal care homes. There are 16,774 resident cases of COVID-19 and 6,060 cases among employees for a total of 19,740 in  49 distinct facilities in 47 counties– none here in the Black Forest Broadcasting Service  Area. Out of the total deaths 4331 or approximately 68% have occurred in residents from nursing or personal care facilities. Pennsylvania has a 75% recovery rate.

Elk County Coroner Michelle Muccio has released information in regards to the human remains found in the area Twin Lakes recreational area in Jones Township, Elk County. The remains have been positively identified as 53 year old Frank Arthur Gillespie, a white male from James City County, Pennsylvania. He’d been reported missing from his residence on in August of 2018 and his remains were found by a hiker at around 4:30pm this past Sunday in a heavily wooded area adjacent to the Twin Lakes recreational area. Positive ID was determined through dual means first by personal effects found with the remains and secondly, by means of a surgical plate that had been implanted with a comparative analysis of serial numbers was consistent with being that of Gillespie. At this time the coroner says cause and  manner of death remain undetermined. Although no foul play is associated with the death.

 Ridgway State Police are investigating a theft from a motor vehicle Monday afternoon on Delaware Avenue in Highland Township in Elk County. Someone tried to siphon gas from a Chevy Colorado owned by a 68 year old James City man was parked on Delaware Avenue.   The investigation is continuing.

A 50 year old Kersey man has been arrested for physical harassment for an altercation allegedly taking place Wednesday afternoon on Main Street and Fox Township Elk county.  Troopers claim that the 50 year old man and a 32 year old Weedville  woman were engaged in a physical altercation after a verbal dispute regarding child custody. The suspect was cited for pushing the female victim up against the car she was operating that night.

Mansfield based State Police are charging a 54 year old Wellsboro resident with physical harassment for an assault allegedly taking place at Valley View Estates in Charleston Township last Thursday night.  Police claim that the suspect grabbed the arm of a 24 year old Wellsboro  man and shoved him with two hands and is now facing charges in District Court.

Two people were injured in a car deer collision Tuesday night on Route six in Richmond Township, Tioga County state police at Mansfield report Samantha Jackson of Mansfield was going east when a deer came onto the highway in front of her Subaru Legacy. She was unable to avoid hitting  the white tail. The car came to rest along the eastbound berm. She and her passenger Edward Zuke of Mansfield were taken by ambulance to Soldiers and Sailors Hospital for evaluation.

The Sweden Township Police Department reports that once again, a large bear has destroyed the interior of a car. Earlier this week, the Bruin gained entry to the unlocked vehicle and destroyed the interior before exiting the passenger side of front door. Police are advising residents to keep their vehicles locked and don’t keep food in your vehicle. If the large cinnamon bear is cited, call the game Commission’s regional office at 570-368-4744. pictures of the bear’s destruction are available on the township’s Facebook page.