This will be a full moon weekend. The moon will peak at 3:17 am EST and will be in position throughout the weekend. Native Americans and Colonists called it the “snow” moon because of the heavy snowfall that usually occurs during February
Coudy driver cited for improperly entering highway….Police say speed was a factor in a Tioga County crash….Community for the Twin Tiers Foundation announces next round of scholarships….Fundraiser started for Ulysses family who lost home Monday….Community Foundation for the Twin Tiers announces next round of scholarships…Virus cases continue to slow downhttpsCoudersport driver has been cited for improperly enter new highway after a collision Monday afternoon in Ulysses Township. According to Coudersport based State Police the collision occurred when Cody Copp pulled out of a business parking lot attempting to turn left on the Empson Road and Patrick Lehman of Ulysses was traveling east on the Empson Road as Copp entered the highway causing his Hyundai Sonata to collide with Lehman’s 1989 Ford F 150. Both units came disabled, no one was hurt, but police said Lehman and Copp’s front seat passenger, Dylan Williams also Coudersport, were not using seatbelts at the time. Both vehicles had to be towed from the scene.
In today’s news, a Roaring Branch driver is being charged with speeding in connection to a one vehicle crash occurring last Wednesday, February 17 in Liberty Township TiogaC according to State Police at Mansfield, Betty Charles was going north on Bloss Mountain Road when she came across a slippery patch of ice causing her Ford Escape to go off the road and strike a guardrail. The car then traveled over the guard rail and came to rest in a ditch. Charles escaped injury but has been cited for speeding in connection to the crash. impacting hundreds of lives in the region.
You no doubt have heard that Abigail and Seth Seth Morley of Ulysses lost their home Monday to a fire. The house was a total loss. Fortunately, no one was injured but everything was gone. Abby and Seth have two boys will 10 and Carter seven Additionally, Abby’s sister Naomi lived with him along with her son Silas, who’s eight. Due to the kindness and quick action of the community. They have plenty of clothing now. Although the home was insured, it takes time of course, for that to come. in. During the meantime, even a small financial gift would help out with their expenses. You can find out more by visiting their Facebook page. The children lost all of their toys. There were mementos and heirlooms that were destroyed in that place.
Community Foundation for the Twin Tiers Announces over $83,000 In Scholarships now available.- There are currently over to 37 scholarship funds administered by CFTT. In 2020, more than $80,000 in scholarships was awarded to 45 students.Scholarships are available to high school seniors with plans to continue their post-secondary education by attending a four-year college or university, community college, or two-year trade or technical school.Applicants for all scholarships demonstrate individual excellence in areas such as community service, leadership, sports, music, academics and other unique characteristics.Each year, educational scholarships impact the community by providing financial support to students to pursue careers.
For scholarship information and applications visit www.twintierscf.org.
Darlene J. Sitler Memorial Scholarship See your guidance office for deadline. $1,000 Northern Potter High School Potter County
Gerald F. Duffee Sr. Scholarship See your guidance office for deadline. $1,000 Austin Area High School Potter County
Major Lance A. Newton Scholarship See your guidance office for deadline. $500 Oswayo Valley High School Potter County
Northern Potter Scholarship See your guidance office for deadline. $2,200 Northern Potter High School Potter County
Patrick W. Ryan Creative Writing Scholarship See your guidance office for deadline. $1,350 Coudersport Area High School Potter County
Potter County Farm & Forestry Family Scholarship Thursday, April 1, 2021 email to firstname.lastname@example.org $1,000 Graduating senior residing in Potter County Potter County
Reiman Family Scholarship See your guidance office for deadline. 1 @ $2,000 Northern Potter High School Potter County
Robert B. Merten Circle of Fifths Scholarship Thursday, April 1, 2021 email to email@example.com $1,200 Graduating senior residing in Potter County Potter County
Rose Marie Tubbs Memorial Scholarship See your guidance office for deadline. $1,000 Northern Potter High School Potter County
Ruth Agar Memorial Scholarship See your guidance office for deadline. $1,000 Northern Potter High School Potter County
Tomb Family Scholarship See your guidance office for deadline. $1,100 Northern Potter High School Potter County
Founded in 2003, the Community Foundation for the Twin Tiers serves 5 counties, Bradford, Potter, Sullivan and Tioga Counties, PA and Tioga County, New York. The Foundation is committed to building philanthropic resources that will sustain healthy and vital communities now and into the future. The Foundation currently manages over 100 funds valued at over $7.9 million dollars and has awarded over $1.2 million in grants and scholarships since inception, positively impacting hundreds of lives in the region. For more information on its work in the community contact Suzanne Lee at 570.888.4759, by email at firstname.lastname@example.org and www.twintierscf.org.
Abigail and Seth Morley lost their home Monday, February 22 to a total loss fire. No one was injured, but everything is gone. Abby and Seth have 2 boys, Will, 10, and Carter, 7. Additionally, Abby’s sister Naomi lived with them along with her son, Silas, 8. Due to the kindness and quick action of the community, they have plenty of clothing. Although the home was insured, it takes time for that to come through. In the meantime, even a small financial gift would help out with their expenses. We all know how wonderful the Facebook circle of friends is, and so we thank you so much for your support.
The Pennsylvania Department of Health today confirmed as of 12:00 a.m., February 25, there were 2,356 additional positive cases of COVID-19, bringing the statewide total to 922,990. Although the County seems to be decreasing, even here in the Black Forest Broadcasting service area. McKean County has 2282 confirmed cases; Tioga 2155; Elk, 1229; Potter 814 and Cameron 175.Across the border in New York State Cattaraugus County does keep going up but it has slowed down. They now have 4351 confirmed cases while Allegany County has 2869.
There are 1,972 individuals hospitalized with COVID-19. Of that number, 433 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 is about 3,800 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 the previous week.
As of 11:59 p.m. Wednesday, February 24, there were 81 new deaths identified by the Pennsylvania death registry, reported for a total of 23,868 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, 2,147,135 doses total have been administered through February 24:
First doses, 83 percent (1,531,194 administered of 1,836,065 allocated)
Second doses, 46 percent (615,941 administered of 1,336,835 allocated)
Mask-wearing is required in all Pennsylvania businesses, whenever leaving home, and while outdoors even if fully vaccinated. Health officials say consistent mask-wearing is critical to preventing the spread of COVID-19.
There are 109,457 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 3,852,446 individuals who have tested negative to date.
In licensed nursing and personal care homes, there are 66,442 resident cases of COVID-19, and 12,935 cases among employees, for a total of 79,377 at 1,566 distinct facilities in all 67 counties. Out of total deaths reported to PA-NEDSS, 12,355 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 24,617 of the total cases are among health care workers.