Monday’s high, 67;Overnight low 25

SUNNY TODAY A HIGH 66

LOW TONIGHT  50

SUNSHINE AGAIN TOMORROW A LITTLE BIT WARMER HIGH OF 71.

CLOUDS INCREASING TOMORROW NIGHT LOW AT 53.

WEDNESDAY, CLOUDY WITH SOME PEEKS OF SUN A HIGH OF 73

OVERNIGHT LOW OF 55.

The Black Forest Website is still down. Here is today’s podcast:Lawmakers plan to override governor’s veto…..Johnsonburg man accused of stealing money from a mislaid wallet…..two other Johnsonburg residents arrested for shoplifting at Walmart burglaries in Elk and Tioga Counties investigated by PSP….Hazelhurst man accused of pointing laser at passing motorists…https://soundcloud.com/user-159792485/black-forest-broadcasting-podcast-september-22-2020

 

 

State Police at Ridgway are filing charges against an elderly Johnsonburg man for theft of mislaid property. Troopers explained that on Saturday afternoon, a 66 year old Johnsonburg woman reported her wallet was stolen from after she accidentally left it behind at Elk County Foods in Johnsonburg. Upon further investigation, police discovered it was stolen by a 70 year old Johnsonburg man who told police during an interview that he dropped the wallet down a drain near the store after taking money from it. The empty wallet was located and returned to the owner.

Ridgway based state police responded to a drug overdose last Friday morning on Lawrence Street in Jones Township. The victim is listed as old year old woman who was taken to Penn Highlands Elk for treatment.

Two Johnsonburg residents were arrested for stealing three memory cards from the St. Mary’s Walmart on September 14, valued at $110.16. They are described as a 26 year old Johnsonburg woman and a 24 year old Johnsonburg man, but their names were not released by troopers. The woman is also accused of stealing three SD memory cards on September 13, also  valued at $110. 16 cents,

An  elderly Johnsonburg couple escaped injury as did a second driver in a rear end collision in a work zone on Route 219 near Blackberry  Lane in Hamlin township Monday just before noon. According to Lewis Run State Police, the collision occurred when Lindsay Ashcroft of Kane was traveling south and stopped for a flagger holding a marked stop sign with flashing lights. After coming to a complete stop, her GMC Acadia was struck in the rear by a Subaru Forester driven by 95 year old Alfred Marrone.  He and his wife 89 year old Vivian Marrone were unhurt, as was Ashcroft  who is from Kane.

A McKean County resident was arrested for drug possession after she was stopped by State Police on the Buffalo /Pittsburgh Highway Route 219 Saturday afternoon for alleged traffic violations. Police claim that while conducting a consent search of her 2011 Chevrolet Silverado, they found a bag of methamphetamine as well as drug paraphernalia. The woman, whose name was not released was taken into custody and allegedly tried to escape but was apprehended she is now facing charges  in District Court.

A Hazlehurst man has been arrested for disorderly conduct for an incident allegedly taking place Sunday night on North School street at Main Street in Hamlin Township. Police claim that 30 year old Travis Causer pointed agreen laser at traffic traveling Route 6 through Hazlehurst, causing alarm for motorists. The suspect was identified and cited for disorderly conduct in District Court.

a smethport. Private escaped injury partner collision Saturday morning on Route 446 and Keaton township C. Please. Lewis Run report that Courtney rammer was going north when her Ford Explorer struck a deer which she she was unable to avoid the collision but escaped injury,

 

a burglary occurring on High Street and Lewis Run burrow is under investigation by troopers at Lewis Run that took place between September 13 and 18th. The residence is primarily used as a hunting camp but burglars enter the building through a front door and stole two firearms and a rangefinder. Anyone with information is asked to call the Lewis Run barracks at 814-368-9230

troopers at Lewis Run are also investigating the theft of a trail camera from Wetmore road and route six in Hamilton township on Friday. The cameras belong to a 28 year old cane resident and anyone with information about that theft is asked to call the cane barracks

and legal resident has been arrested for DUI. State police pull his 2008 Ford Escape over after receiving a report of an erratic driver going south near the intersection of Route 59 in Lafayette township when police interviewed Samuel Dubois they determined that he had been driving the vehicle under the influence and charges are pending blood results.

Please do not release the name of a 66 year old banford man who is suspected of DUI. While on normal routine patrol last Friday night police say they observed a 2020 Infiniti committing traffic violations and pulled the driver over and found to be under the influence of charges are pending bug test results.

State Police and Lewis Run also report that a cane driver escaped or was hurt in a one vehicle crash occurring last Friday morning on Route six near pine drive. in Hamilton Hamilton township she was going east and came upon a 2000 Ford f150 x lt and turn left striking a utility pole she suffered minor injuries and was taken to a nearby hospital.

The theft of some tools taken  from a home on Westgate Road in Richmond Township is being investigated by troopers at the Mansfield Barracks. A cobalt splitting maul and a splitting wedge owned by James Montague were  located outside his garage  when they were stolen between August 13 and 20.

Acriminal mischief occurring August 17 or 18th. on Route 414 in the borough of Liberty is under investigation by state police at Mansfield.  Vandals spray painted several road signs with profane language and pictures.

State Police at Mansfield are also investigating a theft by deception reported August 12. Dennis Wilson, 61, of Mansfifeld  told police that he had sent $1,000 over the course of a couple of years to an individual pretending to be a female. No further information was given.

 

The Senate will vote to override Governor Wolf’s veto of a bill that would allow local school districts to have the final say on whether to allow school sports, extracurricular activities and spectators during the 2020-2021 school year, once the measure is received from the House of Representatives, announced Senator Joe Scarnati (R-25).

According to Scarnati, House Bill 2787 was passed by the Senate earlier this month and would allow local school districts to develop their own health and safety plans that reflect the realities facing schools during the COVID-19 pandemic. The health and safety plans would be required to be posted online and submitted to the Department of Education.

Scarnati explained that under the Constitution, because the bill originated in the House, that chamber must first gain a two-thirds majority vote in order to override the Governor’s veto. It would then go to the Senate for consideration where a two-thirds majority vote is also needed.

In originally passing House Bill 2787, the House voted 155-47, with 135 votes needed to override a veto. The Senate originally passed the bill by a vote of 39-11, with 34 votes needed for an override.

The bill includes safeguards and would prohibit any individual who has tested positive for COVID-19 in a transmissible stage from participating in any sporting event or extracurricular activity.

Most recently, Governor Wolf abruptly called for the cancellation of all fall sports this year. However, the Pennsylvania Interscholastic Athletic Association (PIAA) later voted to allow school sports to continue after discussing the issue at length with all stakeholders.

The Pennsylvania Department of Health today confirmed as of 12:00 a.m., September 21, that there were 234 new cases, in addition to 733 new cases reported on Sunday, September 20 for a two-day total of 967 additional positive cases of COVID-19, bringing the statewide total to 150,812. All 67 counties in Pennsylvania have cases of COVID-19. Here in the Black Forest Broadcasting Service Area Elk County has 67 followed by Tioga with 64; Potter has gone  up one to 26; McKean has 56 and Cameron is holding at 8. Across the border in New York State Allegheny County has 99 and Cattaraugus County has moved up to 255 cases.

The number of tests administered within the last 7 days between September 14 and September 20 is 180,596 with 6,135 positive cases. There were 23,140 test results reported to the department through 10 p.m., September 20. These results represent the total number of tests administered.

There were 25 new deaths reported Sunday, September 20, and 23 new deaths reported for Monday, September 21 for a total of 8,004 deaths attributed to COVID-19. County-specific information and a statewide map are available on the COVID-19 Data Dashboard.

Mask-wearing is required in all Pennsylvannia  businesses and whenever leaving home. Consistent mask-wearing is critical to preventing the spread of COVID-19 according to experts. There are 1,767,181 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 22,279 resident cases of COVID-19, and 4,882 cases among employees, for a total of 27,161 at 960 distinct facilities in 61 counties including Elk and McKean. Out of the total deaths, 5,353 have occurred in residents from nursing or personal care facilities. A county breakdown can be found here.

Approximately 10,392 of total cases are among health care workers.

State Police at Ridgway are filing charges against an elderly Johnsonburg man for theft of mislaid property. Troopers explained that on Saturday afternoon, a 66 year old Johnsonburg woman reported her wallet was stolen from after she accidentally left it behind at Elk County Foods in Johnsonburg. Upon further investigation, police discovered it was stolen by a 70 year old Johnsonburg man who told police during an interview that he dropped the wallet down a drain near the store after taking money from it. The empty wallet was located and returned to the owner.

Ridgway based state police responded to a drug overdose last Friday morning on Lawrence Street in Jones Township. The victim is listed as old year old woman who was taken to Penn Highlands Elk for treatment.

Two Johnsonburg residents were arrested for stealing three memory cards from the St. Mary’s Walmart on September 14, valued at $110.16. They are described as a 26 year old Johnsonburg woman and a 24 year old Johnsonburg man, but their names were not released by troopers. The woman is also accused of stealing three SD memory cards on September 13, also  valued at $110. 16 cents,

An  elderly Johnsonburg couple escaped injury as did a second driver in a rear end collision in a work zone on Route 219 near Blackberry  Lane in Hamlin township Monday just before noon. According to Lewis Run State Police, the collision occurred when Lindsay Ashcroft of Kane was traveling south and stopped for a flagger holding a marked stop sign with flashing lights. After coming to a complete stop, her GMC Acadia was struck in the rear by a Subaru Forester driven by 95 year old Alfred Marrone.  He and his wife 89 year old Vivian Marrone were unhurt, as was Ashcroft  who is from Kane.

A McKean County resident was arrested for drug possession after she was stopped by State Police on the Buffalo /Pittsburgh Highway Route 219 Saturday afternoon for alleged traffic violations. Police claim that while conducting a consent search of her 2011 Chevrolet Silverado, they found a bag of methamphetamine as well as drug paraphernalia. The woman, whose name was not released was taken into custody and allegedly tried to escape but was apprehended she is now facing charges  in District Court.

 A Hazlehurst man has been arrested for disorderly conduct for an incident allegedly taking place Sunday night on North School street at Main Street in Hamlin Township. Police claim that 30 year old Travis Causer pointed a green laser at traffic traveling Route 6 through Hazlehurst, causing alarm for motorists. The suspect was identified and cited for disorderly conduct in District Court.

No injuries were reported for a Smethport woman whose car hit a deer  Saturday morning on Route 446 and Keating township. Lewis Run troopers say that Courtney Brammer was going north when her Ford Explorer struck a deer.

A burglary occurring on High Street and Lewis Run Borough is under investigation by troopers at Lewis Run that took place between September 13 and 18th. Burglars entered the hunting camp owned by Robert Chapman of Bradford through a front door and stole two guns and a rangefinder. Anyone with information is asked to call the Lewis Run barracks at 814-368-9230.

Troopers at Lewis Run are also investigating the theft of a trail camera from Wetmore Road and Route 6 in Hamilton Township on Friday. The cameras belongs to a 28 year old Kane resident and anyone with information about that theft is asked to call the Lewis Run barracks.

A Ludlow resident has been arrested for DUI. State police pulled his 2008 Ford Escape over after receiving a report of an erratic driver going south on Route 219 in Lafayette township last Friday night. When police interviewed Samuel Dubaich, 36, they determined that he had been driving the vehicle under the influence and charges are pending blood results.

State police did release the name of a 66 year old Bradford man who is suspected of DUI. While on normal routine patrol last Friday night police say they observed a 2020 Infiniti committing traffic violations,  pulled the driver over and found to be under the influence.  Charges are pending bug test results.

State Police at Lewis Run also report that a Kane driver was hurt in a one vehicle crash occurring last Friday morning on Route 6 near Pine Drive  in Hamilton Township.  Garrett Starner was going east when he  came upon a 2004 Ford F150 XLT  turning left. He drove off the road and  struck a utility pole.  Starner suffered minor injuries and was taken to UPMC Kane.

The theft of some tools taken  from a home on Westgate Road in Richmond Township is being investigated by troopers at the Mansfield Barracks. A cobalt splitting maul and a splitting wedge owned by James Montague were  located outside his garage  when they were stolen between August 13 and 20.

A criminal mischief occurring August 17 or 18th. on Route 414 in the borough of Liberty is under investigation by state police at Mansfield.  Vandals spray painted several road signs with profane language and pictures.

State Police at Mansfield are also investigating a theft by deception reported August 12. Dennis Wilson, 61, of Mansfield  told police that he had sent $1,000 over the course of a couple of years to an individual pretending to be a female. No further information was given.