Sunday’s high, 29; Overnight low, 0
MOSTLY SUNNY TODAY A HIGH OF 22.
MOSTLY CLEAR THE NIGHT LOW 20
CHANCE HAS SOME MORNING SNOW TOMORROW A LITTLE WARMER A HIGH OF 30
CLOUDY TOMORROW NIGHT LOW 13.
WEDNESDAY CLOUDS AND THE HIGH OF 25 CLEARING SKIES WEDNESDAY NIGHT LOW OF 17.
We’re making progress and restoring our website Black Forest broadcasting.com. However, while our team was working on that, this weekend, we got hacked again and the server at the hosting company was hacked over the weekend as well. But we have some things in place and doing some fine tuning and we hope to be back to normal maybe by the end of today.
Forest Broadcasting.com undergoing repairs and is partially on line…Damage contained to external heating unit at Sweden Valley Manor….Ridgway State Police have a suspect for passing fake $100 bill…..Woman arrested in McKean County for carrying a concealed weapon without a license….Camp burglary investigated by Lewis Run State Police….Game Commission announces web cam in bear den now online…Almost 4000 new Covid cases reported in PA for Saturday……next on-air report after 12:06 pm today on www.blackforestbroadcasting.com
There was little damage Saturday morning when Coudersport volunteer firefighters responded to a call at Sweden Valley Manor on East Second Street. The staff had already laterally evacuated residents to safe areas inside the facility by the time firefighters arrived. The inspection revealed that the fire originated in an external heating unit which had ignited. The blower filled some areas of the facility with smoke. The heater unit was disabled and the incident was turned over to the home’s maintenance crew all units for back end service a short time later. The only damage was to the heating unit itself. There were no injuries and all of the staff acted according to fire protocols reports FireChief Brian Phelps. Some 15 volunteers assisted at the scene. Firefighters responded to a similar call a few days ago at the Coudersport McDonald’s and damage there was contained to their HVAC unit and a little bit of the roof surrounding the unit.
Ridgway based State Police say they have a suspect in a theft by deception taking place last Wednesday evening at the Bennetts Valley Pharmacy In Jay township Elk county were a known suspect is accused of passing a counterfeit $100 bill for lottery tickets. Police say that their investigation is continuing and charges will be brought in District Court.
A Johnsonburg driver escaped injury in a one vehicle crash occurring Sunday afternoon on the Ridgway/ Johnsonburg Road in Ridgway Township, Elk County. Robert ORoluke was going north on Route 219 and became distracted with something in the vehicle. His Chevy Silverado went off the side of the road and struck the end of a guardrail and continued North for a short distance before stopping in the northbound lane up against the guardrail. The truck had to be towed from the scene. The driver was cited for careless driving.
Mansfield based State Police are continuing to investigate a harassment by communication taking place on Pumpkin Hill Road in Rutland Township, Tioga County last Friday. Charges are pending upon completion of the investigation.
Both people involved in a domestic violence incident last Friday afternoon on Stony Fork Road in Delmar Township Tioga County are being charged in District Court. Police say that a 41 year old Delmar Township woman and a 38 year old Elkland man became involved in an argument which became physical.
A camp burglary taking place on Birch Run Road in Annin Township. McKean County is being investigated by State Police at Lewis Run. The break-in occurred sometime last week. The camp is located on Birch Run road and belongs to two Rixford residents and a Bellefonte Pennsylvania woman. Several items were removed from the camp and anyone with information is asked to call State Police at 814-368-9230.
A Bradford woman has been cited for carrying a concealed weapon without a permit. State Police at Lewis Run say when they initiated a traffic stop on a 2004 Chevy Monte Carlo on Elm Street in Bradford they learned the passenger Chanelle Keller was wanted by warrant. After conducting a search ofKeller police determined she was carrying a concealed firearm without a carry permit. She was also in possession of multiple Vicodin tablets not purchased by her. She was released on $2500 unsecured bail after being arraigned before a district judge.
A Lewis Run man is being charged with public drunkenness. State Police at Lewis Run say they were contacted about a man causing a disturbance at the Crosby convenience store on South Avenue last Wednesday afternoon. Police determined that 65 year old Mark Pingie was intoxicated and threatening patrons.
State Police at Lewis Run investigated a one vehicle DUI crash occurring last Tuesday night on Route 46. An Olean woman whose name was not released by troopers is facing DUI charges after her criminal mischief occurring at township route 410 in Liberty Township McKean County sometime since late January is also being probed by State Police at Lewis Run . A vehicle belonging to a 21 year old Port Allegany woman was “keyed” by an unknown criminal sometime within the past week.
The Pennsylvania Game Commission announces it has launched a new live stream from a blank bear den in Monroe County. the live stream will run 24 hours a day seven days a week. The blank bear live stream joins three other wildlife white live streams the agency offers other PGC live streams include the farm country Eagle cam, the eagle cam in Hanover, Pennsylvania and the snow goose cam. In middle Creek Wildlife Management Area near Lancaster Game Commission officials say they believe the black bears inside the den featured on the live stream is with at least one cub Pennsylvania black bear cubs are usually born in January. And you can view the live stream by going to the game Commission’s website pgc.com.gov.
Goodies for Our Troops based in Wellsboro announced that they will be moving on March 20 or 27th. depending on weather conditions. The Wellsboro Rotary Club and Wellsboro Lions Club will be helping with the move and they plan to start around 9am depending on helpers they should finish around noon. Anyone who can help is asked to call goodies for troops at 570-66256 a one they’ll be using the back entrance to the reminder center side off the back parking lot and down six stairs to the room and their new address will be at 130 Main Street or meeting room Wellsboro the phone number and email will stay the same. They will continue monday, tuesday and thursday packaging events weather permitting from 9am to 11am. And they continue to welcome groups for field trips at other times when only your group will be there to help package goodies to the COVID-19 they are limited to 10 people total at any time in the current space so participation is by appointment only. Goodies for Our Troops continues to abide by all CDC and PA Department of Health guidelines which require wearing a mask, social distancing and taking temperatures on entrance and signing in. Provide a phone number and email or snail mail address. The group has been in operation since 2005.
The Pennsylvania Department of Health has confirmed as of 12am. Saturday there were 3930 additional positive cases of COVID-19 bringing the statewide total to 865,604. Here in the Black Forest Broadcasting service area. Tioga County has 2100 confirmed cases; McKean County, 2188; Elk county 1179; Potter 768 and Cameron County 167 Aacross the border in New York State Cattaraugus County has 3985 confirmed cases and Allegany County 2683.
There are 3041 individuals hospitalized in Pennsylvania with COVID-19. Now that number 644 individuals are in the intensive care unit with COVID-19. Most of the patients hospitalized are ages 65 and older and most of the deaths have occurred in patients 65 or older. The trend in the 14 day moving average number of hospital wise patient hospitalized patients per day has increased by nearly 3000. Since the end of September state statewide percent positivity for the week of January 2 22nd through 28th stood at 9.3% as of 11:59pm. Friday, there were 157 new deaths attributed to COVID-19. In Pennsylvania, Pennsylvania hospitals began receiving shipments of the Pfizer and Madonna vaccines in late December 2,121,100 doses of the vaccine will have been allocated or received by providers as of the end of last week. 1,228,009 doses of the vaccines have been administered mask wearing is required in all Pennsylvania businesses whenever leaving home and while outdoors when social distancing is not possible. Health experts continue to say that consistent masquerading is critical to preventing the spread of COVID-19 there in 99,461 individuals will have a positive viral antigen test and are considered probable cases and 637 individuals who have a positive serology test and either COVID-19 symptoms or a high risk exposure. There are 3,688,185 individuals who have tested negative today in licensed nursing and personal care homes. There are 64,192 resident cases of COVID-19 and 12,468 cases among employees for a total of 76,660 at 1500 54 distinct facilities in all 67 counties. Approximately 23,731 of the total cases are among healthcare workers.
The Pennsylvania Game Commission (PGC) on Friday announced it has launched a new livestream from a black bear den in Monroe County. The livestream runs 24 hours a day, seven days a week. The black bear livestream will join three other wildlife livestreams the agency offers.
Other PGC livestreams include the Farm Country Eagle Cam, the Eagle Cam in Hanover, Pa., and the Snow Goose Cam out of the Middle Creek Wildlife Management Area near Lancaster.
PGC officials believe the black bears inside the den featured on the livestream is with at least one cub. Pennsylvania’s black bear cubs are usually born in January.
To view the new black bear livestream, click here.
We will be moving stuff from our current location starting next week, and the big stuff that’s left, weather permitting, we will be moving Sat. March 20th, alternate date Sat. March 27th. Craig Devenport is encouraging members of the congregation and Wellsboro Rotary Club and Wellsboro Lions Club to help with the big move, and we sincerely appreciate that and will appreciate the help of any pick up trucks, hand dollies, etc. as well as muscles to move the big stuff. We plan to start at 9AM and depending on helpers, should finish around noon. If you can help, please let us know. 570-662-5601 Goodies@ptd.net
We will be using the back entrance on the Gmeiner Center side off the back parking lot and down 6 stairs to the room. Our new address will be GOODIES FOR OUR TROOPS, 130 Main Street, Lower Meeting Room, Wellsboro PA 16901. Our phone number and email will stay the same 570-662-5601 and Goodies@ptd.net.
We plan to continue our Mon. Tues. and Thurs. 9-11AM packaging events (weather permitting) and will continue to welcome groups for “field trips” at other times when only your group will be there to help package goodies. Due to COVID-19, we are limited to 10 people total at any time in our space, so participation is BY APPOINTMENT ONLY. ur mission from its beginning in July 2005 has been a “God-thing”, and we so very much appreciate your answering His call with your prayers and support over these 15 years + 7 months! THANK YOU! THANK YOU! THANK YOU!
We will continue to abide by all CDC and PA Dept. of Health Guidelines which require wearing a mask, social distancing, taking temperatures on entrance, and signing in giving phone number and email or snail mail address.
Harrisburg, PA – The Pennsylvania Department of Health today confirmed as of 12:00 a.m., February 6, there were 3,930 additional positive cases of COVID-19, bringing the statewide total to 865,604.
There are 3,041 individuals hospitalized with COVID-19. Of that number, 644 patients are in the intensive care unit with COVID-19. Most of the patients hospitalized are ages 65 or older, and most of the deaths have occurred in patients 65 or older. The trend in the 14-day moving average number of hospitalized patients per day has increased by nearly 3,000 since the end of September.
Statewide percent positivity for the week of January 22 – January 28 stood at 9.3%.
The most accurate daily data is available on the website, with archived data also available.
As of 11:59 p.m. Friday, February 5, there were 157 new deaths identified by the Pennsylvania death registry, reported for a total of 22,396 deaths attributed to COVID-19. County-specific information and a statewide map are available on the COVID-19 Data Dashboard.
COVID-19 Vaccine Distribution
Pennsylvania hospitals began receiving shipments of the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine the week of Dec. 14 and Moderna COVID-19 vaccine the week of Dec. 21. Please note that this does include vaccine administration through CVS as part of the Federal Pharmacy Partnership. Vaccination numbers for Pennsylvania do not include Philadelphia, which is its own jurisdiction, or federal facilities, which are working directly with the federal government.
Through Feb. 6:
2,121,100 doses of the vaccine will have been allocated/received by providers.
1,096,525 first doses will have been allocated.
962,079 of the first doses will have been administered.
1,024,575 second doses will have been allocated.
265,930 of the second doses will have been administered.
Through Feb. 5:
1,228,009 doses of the vaccine have been administered.
There are 696,149 people who have received one dose (partially covered).
There are 265,930 people who have received two doses (fully covered).
The math results in 1,228,009 doses administered to 962,079 people.
A spreadsheet of facilities that have received vaccine can be found here.
Vaccine dashboard data can also be found on the website.
All of the locations that received vaccine and how much they have received can be found on the COVID-19 Vaccine Distribution webpage.
A commonwealth COVID-19 vaccination guide explains the current process for getting one. Pennsylvanians with questions about the vaccination process can call the Department of Health hotline at 1-877-724-3258.
Mask-wearing is required in all businesses and whenever leaving home. Consistent mask-wearing is critical to preventing the spread of COVID-19.
There are 99,461 individuals who have a positive viral antigen test and are considered probable cases and 637 individuals who have a positive serology test and either COVID-19 symptoms or a high-risk exposure.
There are 3,688,185 individuals who have tested negative to date.
In licensed nursing and personal care homes, there are 64,192 resident cases of COVID-19, and 12,468 cases among employees, for a total of 76,660 at 1,554 distinct facilities in all 67 counties. Out of total deaths reported to PA-NEDSS, 11,706 have occurred in residents from nursing or personal care facilities. A county breakdown can be found here. Note that the number of deaths reported to NEDSS is not exactly the same as the COVID-19 related deaths reported by the death registry. The number of deaths among nursing and personal care home residents and employees is taken from the PA-NEDSS death data, as this information is not available in the death registry data.
Approximately 23,731 of our total cases are among health care workers.
Statewide – The Wolf Administration has since noon, Feb. 5:
Signed a bill to support businesses, help renters stay in their homes.
Provided latest PA State Police enforcement data.
The Wolf Administration stresses the role Pennsylvanians play in helping to reduce the spread of COVID-19:
Wash your hands with soap and water for at least 20 seconds or use hand sanitizer if soap and water are not available.
Cover any coughs or sneezes with your elbow, not your hands.
Clean surfaces frequently.
Stay home to avoid spreading COVID-19, especially if you are unwell.
If you must go out, you are required to wear a mask when in a business or where it is difficult to maintain proper social distancing.
Download the COVID Alert PA app and make your phone part of the fight. The free app can be found in the Google Play StoreOpens In A New Window and the Apple App StoreOpens In A New Window by searching for “covid alert pa”.