Wednesday’s high, 72; Overnight low 40

MOSTLY SUNNY TODAY A HIGH OF 72.

MOSTLY CLOUDY TONIGHT A LOW OF 52.

CLOUDY WITH A CHANCE OF SHOWERS HOPEFULLY TOMORROW WITH A HIGH OF 70

A LOW OF 55. OVERNIGHT

SATURDAY MOSTLY SUNNY, WITH A HIGH OF 75.

CLEAR SATURDAY NIGHT A LOW OF 53.

General Assembly fails to override governor’s Covid veto….state senators approve legislation to help bars and restaurants….Covid cases move up in neighboring New York State….Sweden Township police continue to look for missing man….Troopers at Emporium look for litterbug…Vandalism in Liberty Borough Investigated by PSP….

The Pennsylvania House of Representatives yesterday  failed to override Gov. Tom Wolf’s veto of House Bill 2787, legislation that would ensure decisions about school sports and spectators can be made at the local level.In response, Pennsylvania House Majority Leader Kerry Benninghoff (R-Centre/Mifflin) made the following statement:

“We have said from the beginning that this effort is more than just about school sports. It is about safely providing families the best educational opportunities for their children both inside and outside the classroom and ensuring certainty and consistency in the resumption of these activities.

“Unfortunately, today more Democrats decided to cave to political pressure by flipping their vote instead of standing up for their constituents. Until more Democrats are willing to stand up for the people of Pennsylvania instead of standing with their political party or their governor, the Commonwealth will remain mired in the governor’s emergency rule. We continue to call on them to stand with us—a united Republican caucus—against this governor’s overbroad, inconsistent and contradictory orders, especially when they have voted in support of these proposals before.

“House Republicans will continue to put forward a legislative agenda that stands up for children, families and small businesses—the very people forgotten by this governor’s overbroad, confusing and inconsistent orders during this pandemic.”

 

The Pennsylvania Department of Health today confirmed as of 12:00 a.m., September 23, that there were 898 additional positive cases of COVID-19, bringing the statewide total to 152,544. All 67 counties in Pennsylvania have cases of COVID-19. Here in the Black Forest Broadcasting service area cases in the Pennsylvania counties have remained steady. Elk county has 69 cases; Tioga 65; McKean 57; Potter 26 and Cameron 8. Across the border. Cattaraugus County has 258 cases now, while Allegany County is holding at 99.

The number of tests administered within the last 7 days between September 16 and September 22 is 181,386 with 5,432 positive cases. There were 23,750 test results reported to the department through 10 p.m., September 22. These results represent the total number of tests administered.

There are 8,062 total deaths attributed to COVID-19, an increase of 39 new deaths reported. County-specific information and a statewide map are available on the COVID-19 Data Dashboard.

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

There are 1,790,412 patients who have tested negative to date.

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

 

In nursing and personal care homes, there are 22,443 resident cases of COVID-19, and 4,926 cases among employees, for a total of 27,369 at 967 distinct facilities in 61 counties including Elk and McKean. Out of the total deaths, 5,396 have occurred in residents from nursing or personal care facilities

Approximately 10,484 of the total cases are among health care workers.

 

 

 

 

**MISSING*** Thomas Dibble left his Sisters home In Coudersport PA on 9/21 around 3:30pm after an argument. He left wearing a black jacket, red shirt and black jeans. He left his medication that he needs daily and his cell phone behind. He has sever COPD, asthma, he is mentally challenged and has sever PTSD, he also has a wound on his leg that may prevent him from walking long distances. He’s not originally from the Coudersport area. His Sister has contacted the Police and Hospitals. If you have seen this gentleman walking or gave him a ride please get in contact with his Sister Marie Diebel Dunn as she is worried sick about him.

James D. Buck, 77, of Austin, passed away Saturday, September 19, 2020 at Sweden Valley Manor after a brief illness. Born July 25, 1943 in McKeesport, PA to James C. and Genevieve (Hudson) Buck, he worked as a Tool and Die Maker at GKN in Emporium. On March 14, 1964 James married Anne Karija, and together they shared 56 years of marriage.

 

James was an avid outdoorsman and enjoyed hunting and fishing, he was a longtime member of the NRA, and loved being in the outdoors of “God’s Country”. He was a beloved husband, and a devoted father, grandfather and great-grandfather.

 

James is survived by his wife Anne Buck of Austin; a son: Dennis (Angie) Buck of Austin; two grandchildren: Logan Plant and DeLaney Plant; and a great grandchild: Ryker Kelly.

 

 

 

In keeping with James’ wishes there will be a private family service at his family’s convenience, and his arrangements have been entrusted to the Thomas E. Fickinger Funeral Home 210 North East Street Coudersport, PA 16915. Those wishing to share a memory or condolence with James’ family are invited to visit www.thomasfickinger.com.

 

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