. Lifelong Coudersport resident, Donnie Hoffman, has accepted the position to become Coudersport Arboretum caretaker. Arboretum Association President Wayne Wentzel and Vice President Kathy Kinard said that they’re excited, and pleased with the work that Hoffman’s already completed in his first week on the job. “He’s a hard worker,” Wentzel said. Kinard agreed, adding “He’s done an excellent job, and we’re grateful.” Hoffman worked undeterred by last week’s high temperatures to clear underbrush, weeds and expose bricks that lined the entrance path, buried beneath sediment. Other than assistance from a few temporary workers and voluntary efforts since decades-long caretaker Connie Brown resigned a few years ago due to health reasons, the maintenance position has remained vacant. support carton boucle doreille 718braceletpascher6044 Hoffman doesn’t let the enormity of the task slow him down. He moves quickly from one section to the next, and only stopped for a moment to appease the request for a photo. -photo by Georgeanna DeCarlo 8/11/20 Tuesday’s high, 78; Overnight low, 40 MOSTLY CLOUDY TODAY COOLER HIGH 74. MOSTLY CLEAR TONIGHT, A LOW OF 53 CLOUDS INCREASING TOMORROW AFTER EARLY SUNSHINE A HIGH OF 77. FRIDAY, OVERCAST WITH A CHANCE OF RAIN Covid cases holding mostly steady in region…..building in Eulalia Townshp destroyed by fire Tuesday afternoon….Bradford man found guilty of numerous sex crimes after one-day trial….various altercations investigated by state police….Rixford woman victim of terroristic threats….Three teens hurt in one-vehicle crash early Sunday morning in Ceres Townshp…..St. Marys woman accused of shoplifting at Walmart…. The Pennsylvania Department of Health today confirmed as of 12:00 a.m., August 18, that there are 735 additional positive cases of COVID-19, bringing the statewide total to 125,579 All 67 counties in Pennsylvania have cases of COVID-19. collier de perle pour algorithme collierpascher378 Here in the Black Forest Broadcasting Service Area Tioga County has gone up to 4; Elk is holding at 58; McKean, 34; Potter 21; and Cameron 8. Across the border in New York State, Cattaraugus Countyu now has 172 cases while Allegany County is holding at 80.Philadelphia reported 208 cases – a two-day total for August 17 and August 18.The number of tests administered within the last 7 days between August 11 and August 17 is 162,293 with 5,992 positive cases. collier de perle image collierpascher345 There were 18,926 test results reported to the department through 10 p.m., August 17. These results represent the total number of tests administered. There are 7,499 total deaths attributed to COVID-19, an increase of 31 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 experts. There are 644 patients who have a positive serology test and either COVID-19 symptoms or a high-risk exposure, which are considered probable cases and not confirmed cases. There are 1,353,987 patients who have tested negative to date. In nursing and personal care homes, there are 20,444 resident cases of COVID-19, and 4,261 cases among employees, for a total of 24,705 at 899 distinct facilities in 61 counties. Out of our total deaths, 5,064 have occurred in residents from nursing or personal care facilities. Approximately 8,997 of the total cases are amongst health care workers. A two and a half story house was destroyed by fire yesterday in Eulailia Township Potter County. Flames were discovered by Austin, volunteer fireman Bruce Brooks, who happened upon the structure fire along Route 872. The building was fully engulfed when the Coudersport volunteer fire department was dispatched at 2:20 pm. Upon Coudersport’s arrival, tankers from Austin and Roulette were requested. The fire was reported under control at 3pm and all units were back in quarters by 6pm. The building is reported to be a camp but no further details were available. On August 18, 2020, following jury trial in McKean County Court, Joshua Green of Bradford was convicted of Indecent Assault (F3) (victim under the age of 13), Corruption of Minors (F3), Indecent Exposure (M1) and Terroristic Threats (M1). The case was investigated by Sgt. Todd Erickson with assistance by Acting Chief Mike Ward of the City of Bradford Police. The crimes occurred between January 1, 2016 and December 31, 2017 within the City of Bradford. The case was prosecuted by McKean County Assistant District Attorney Ashley M. Shade. Sentencing is scheduled for November 19 at 1:00 p.m. Emporium Based State Police have arrested a 39 year old Littlestown Pennsylvania man or strangulation following an incident allegedly taking place Saturday evening on the CCC Memorial Highway in Lumber Township. According to authorities, an altercation escalated to a physical level after the suspect, whose name was not released and a 41 year old Jersey Shore Pennsylvania man became involved in an argument. The suspect was taken into custody and charged with strangulation, simple assault and harassment. 58 year old Daniel Heitz of Emporium has been charged with scattering rubbish. According to troopers at the Emporium barracks, a dog law officer found rubbish at a pull off along Route 120 near the Cameron County line last Wednesday, August 12. Upon further investigation, it was determined that Heitz dumped he rubbish and charges have been filed in district court. Mansfield Based State Police are investigating a burglary occurring on Picnic Grove Road in Jackson Township Tuesday morning. Someone tried to enter the home of a 29 year old Milton man by opening a window but was scared off when the victim shouted at him. A 48 year old Rixford woman is listed as a victim of terroristic threats allegedly taking place Monday afternoon on Looker Mountain Trail in Otto township. State please claim that a known suspect who’s name was not released threatened to burn down the victim’s house and the investigation is continuing. A criminal mischief occurring on the Port/ Emporium Road in Liberty Township McKean County sometime Monday morning is also under investigation By troopers at the Lewis Run barracks. Vandals broke the driver’s side rear window on a 2007 Dodge Chrysler belonging to a Lewis Run resident. Minor injuries were reported in a collision involving teenage drivers early Sunday morning in Ceres Township McKean County. According to State Police at Lewis Run, a 17 year old boy from Shinglehouse was going east and attempted to overtake a vehicle on the left he lost control of his Ford Powerstroke which collided with some mailboxes then spun around 90 degrees counter clockwise before hitting a tree. The vehicle then rotated another 90 degrees and struck another tree before rolling over on the passengers side. clio blue collier coeur 720collierpascher11537 Honor Gross of Shinglehouse and a 17 year old girl from Wellsville were ejected from the vehicle. They were transported to the Erie County Medical Center in Buffalo, while the driver was taken to Olean General Hospital. Ridgeway based state police are charging a 41 year old St. Mary’s woman with shoplifting at the St Mary’s Walmart Monday afternoon. Authorities did not release the name of the suspect, but claim she under rang and switched price tags on different items. A theft occurring in the Commons Lane of Ridgway Township Elk County Monday morning is also under investigation by troopers at the Ridgway barracks. A known 26 year old woman attempted to use her mother’s credit card to purchase multiple items from different stores. According to police, the investigation is continuing but they did not release the suspect’s name. collier coeur cleor collierpascher11038 Troopers at the Ridgeway barracks say that charges of physical harassment are pending following a fight occurring Saturday afternoon on Hallton Road in Spring Creek Township Elk County. Troopers were called to the scene when a neighbor accidentally cut the waterline while mowing his lawn, which caused an argument leading to the suspect pushing a 80 year old Sharon Pennsylvania man to the ground.