​Monday’s high, 35; Overnight low, 28; 3.5” of snow


Monday’s high, 35; Overnight low, 28; 3.5” of snow







State Police at Lewis Run did not provide the name of the suspect, but claim they are continuing to investigate an incident where a person who is not allowed to purchase a firearm tried to buy one back on June 13 in Lewis Run.

A 19 year old Bradford woman whose name was not released is being charged with drug possession after her 2007 Honda CRV was stopped on the Buffalo/Pittsburgh Highway at Music Mountain Road in Lafayette township in King County February 5, for a traffic code violation and police claim they found a suspect in possession of a controlled substance and related paraphernalia.

Ronald Feldbauer,54,  of St. Mary’s is being charged with providing false identification to local law enforcement officers. State police say they were trying to locate a person in  a disabled vehicle off the forestry road in Lafayette Township yesterday and made contact with the operator requesting  his identification. Authorities claim that Feldbauer provided false identification and used a relative’s name and date of birth as his own. But upon further investigation, the cops determined the operator Feldbauer had an outstanding warrant . He was arraigned in District Court pending further action.

An 18 year old Little Genesee New York resident has been charged by troopers that Lewis Run was strangulation, simple assault, harassment and disorderly conduct in connection to an incident allegedly taking place late Sunday night at a home on Faulkner Road in Ceres  Township.  Troopers claim that the suspect and two women,  an 18  year old from Olean  and a 19 year old from Andover were involved in an argument which became physical.  During the altercation, The male allegedly attempted to strangle both women;  pushed them  both and threw his cell phone at one of the women.  The suspect  fled the residence and one of the women drove herself to the Olean  General Hospital for treatment of her  injuries. Police did not release the names of any of those involved.

DUI charges are pending against a 46 year old Cuba ,New York man who was stopped  on Main Street in Eldred early Sunday morning for traffic violations. Police claim that the suspect was found to be driving his 2007 GMC Sierra under the influence of alcohol and charges are pending the results of chemical testing.

A 33 year old Port man has also been arrested for DUI. State Police at Lewis Run explained that the suspect was stopped on Route 6 at Columbia Hill Road in Keating Township McKean County late Saturday night for a traffic violation and was allegedly found to be driving his 2017 Chevrolet Silverado, under the influence of alcohol charges are pending chemical testing.

Both drivers escaped injury in a collision occurring Monday afternoon on Route 155 in Eldred  Township McKean County State Police report. The collision occurred when Mindy Logue of  Smethport was traveling North 155 and Robert Rittberg  of Roulette was traveling south.  Logue’s s Mercury Montego, crossed over into the southbound lane and hit Rydberg Ford F 350. Both units sustained disabling damages and were towed from the scene but the drivers were wearing seatbelts and didn’t require any medical assistance.

No one was hurt in a Saturday morning. in Hamilton township King County, according to troopers at the Lewis Run barracks, a collision occurred when Rebecca Miller of Kane was trying to negotiate a left hand curve and lost control of her Dodge Durango due to icy road conditions. The  car went off the right shoulder into a ditch and struck an embankment and then came to rest on a boulder off the right shoulder.  The car sustained disabling damage as a result of the crash Miller and her passengers ages six and seven were unhurt.

State Police at Ridgway are looking for vehicles involved in a hit and run at the Summit Motel on Bootjack Road in Ridgway Township Saturday morning between 2:45 and 7am. Authorities explained that a vehicle backed  into the front of the motel causing significant damage. The car  is described as being a silver Chevy Lumina a late 90s model  possibly in 1996. The car became stuck in a snow bank at around 2:45am and it was pushed out by others that were driving a dark Chrysler Pacifica and a Dodge Charger or Challenger at around 7am. Everyone left the scene without reporting the crash to the victims or police.  Anyone who has information is asked to call the Ridgway barracks at 814766136

An  appeal is being made through social media to help the Seth and Abby Morley family of Ulysses who lost their home to a fire  this week. The family lost everything in the house.  As  of late today, it appears they have enough clothes. The family lost household appliances, heirlooms, mementos, and the children lost all of their toys The house was insured and fortunately there were no injuries.

The  Department of Conservation and Natural Resources (DCNRhas  announced the appointment of Chad McKenrick, former assistant manager of the Promised Land State Park Complex based in Pike County, to manage Sinnemahoning State Park, Cameron County.

At Sinnemahoning, McKenrick will oversee 1,910 acres of parkland in Cameron and Potter counties; a 145-acre reservoir created by the George B. Stevenson Dam, which provides excellent fishing and water recreation opportunities; and the Wildlife Center, all of which draw visitors into the Pennsylvania Wilds. The state park is one of 29 in the Wilds area, and part of its 2.1 million acres of public land.

McKenrick replaces Tracy Zupich, who was assigned as manager of Little Pine State Park, Lycoming County. McKenrick began his Bureau of State Parks career in 2019 as a park manager trainee and later served interim manager at Black Moshannon State Park, Centre County, and assistant manager at the Promised Land State Park Complex.

A native of Clearfield and Jefferson counties, McKenrick attained the rank of sergeant in the Pennsylvania Army National Guard and was activated for operations in Kosovo, Hurricane Katrina relief and Iraq.

Before joining the bureau, he worked for nine years with the Fish and Boat Commission, serving as waterways conservation officer in Susquehanna, Bradford, Clearfield, Jefferson, and Cameron Counties.

A graduate of Penn State DuBois, McKenrick received a bachelor’s degree in earth science and an associate degree in wildlife technology.

He and his wife, Becky, are the parents of one daughter, Laken.

For more information call 1-888-PA-PARKS between 7:00 A.M. and 5:00 P.M. Monday through Saturday.

The Pennsylvania Department of Health today confirmed as of 12:00 a.m., February 22, there were 1,521 additional positive cases of COVID-19, in addition to 1,906 new cases reported Sunday, February 21, for a two-day total of 3,427 additional positive cases of COVID-19, bringing the statewide total to 915,018. Here in the Black Forest Broadcasting are the number of cases seems to be leveling off somewhat.  McKean  County has 2274 confirmed cases;   Tioga  County 2151; Elk county 1221 confirmed cases ;Potter 808 and Cameron is holding steady at 173. Across the border in New York State Cattaraugus County has 4290 confirmed cases and Allegheny County 2844.






There are 1,959 individuals hospitalized with COVID-19. Of that number, 421 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. More data is available here.


The trend in the 14-day moving average number of hospitalized patients per day is about 3,600 lower than it was at the peak on December 25, 2020. However, the current 14-day average is just below what it was at the height of the spring peak on May 3, 2020.

Statewide percent positivity for the week of February 12 – February 18 stood at 6.5% a decrease from a week ago.

The most accurate daily data is available on the website, with archived data also available.

As of 11:59 p.m. Saturday, February 20, there were 27 new deaths and Sunday, February 21, there were 17 new deaths identified by the Pennsylvania death registry, reported for a total of 23,614 deaths attributed to COVID-19. County-specific information and a statewide map are available on the COVID-19 Data Dashboard.


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 includes 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.

This week, a total of 3,172,900 doses will have been allocated through February 27:

225,890 first doses will have been allocated this week.

180,610 second doses will have been allocated this week.

To date, of the 3,172,900 doses allocated through February 27, we have administered 1,999,332 doses total through February 21:

First doses, 79 percent (1,458,241 administered of 1,836,065 allocated)

Second doses, 41 percent (541,091 administered of 1,336,835 allocated)

The CDC ranks Pennsylvania sixth in the nation for number of vaccine doses administered.

Mask-wearing is required in all businesses and whenever leaving home, even if fully vaccinated. Consistent mask-wearing is critical to preventing the spread of COVID-19.

There are 107,980 individuals who have a positive viral antigen test and are considered probable cases and 636 individuals who have a positive serology test and either COVID-19 symptoms or a high-risk exposure.

There are 3,827,159 individuals who have tested negative to date.

In licensed nursing and personal care homes, there are 66,067 resident cases of COVID-19, and 12,822 cases among employees, for a total of 78,889 at 1,567 distinct facilities in all 67 counties. Out of total deaths reported to PA-NEDSS, 12,228 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.




The McKean County Republican Committee is inviting voters to come out to any of five upcoming petition-signing events.


The events will focus on petitions for candidates running for county and local offices as well as statewide judge candidates. The committee is urging citizens to pay extra attention to judge races due to the activist nature of the courts and the state Supreme Court’s recent rubber-stamping of Gov. Tom Wolf’s actions.


The events are scheduled as follows:


— 5:30-7:30 p.m. Wednesday at the Port Allegany Veterans Memorial


— 5:30-7:30 p.m. Thursday at Togi’s Blue Room, Bradford


— 6-8 p.m. March 2 at Grandma Bair’s, Kane.


Refreshments will be served at each event.


— 5:30-7:30 p.m. Wednesday at the Port Allegany Veterans Memorial


— 5:30-7:30 p.m. Thursday at Togi’s Blue Room, Bradford


— 6-8 p.m. March 2 at Grandma Bair’s, Kane.


Refreshments will be served at each event.