Monday’s high, 68; Overnight low, 47; .04” of rain







PSP at Lewis Run have made several DUI arrests….Mt. Jewett man accused of violating PFA…..Scattering of Rubbish investigated near Eldred…Year old assault investigated in Tioga County….Registration Opens Soon for NPRC’s Summer A and Summer B Semesters…Covid cases increase across state….


State Police at Lewis Run have made a slew of DUI arrests. A 26 year old Smethport man whose name was not released, was charged with DUI after he was found to be driving a vehicle that hit another vehicle on McClellan Avenue in Mt. Jewett Saturday afternoon. Police claim that the suspect left the scene and was found to be under the influence and subsequently placed under arrest. The vehicles involved were a 2004 Ford F150 XLT and the 2019 Nissan.  Police did not indicate which one the suspect was driving.

Christopher Pringle, 38 of a Port Allegany was arrested for possession of drug paraphernalia after a traffic stop on Route 46 at Route 6 in Keating township on the afternoon of March 30. Police say that upon further investigation, a passenger in the 2005 Subaru was discovered to be in possession of drug paraphernalia and charges are in the 2005 Subaru.  Charges are pending in District Court

Two people have been charged with drug possession  after their 1998 Buick was pulled over  on Route 59 at Gary Lane in Lafayette Township McKean County  on the night of March 14.  State Police allege that when they pulled the car over for a traffic violation, they found the operator in possession of drug paraphernalia and the passenger was in possession of a controlled substance and related paraphernalia. The suspects have been identified as 42 year old Christina Meeks and 55 year old Darlene Minich both of Lewis Run.

A 23 year old Olean driver was stopped on Main Street at Clff Nell Drive in Eldred borough early Saturday morning for a traffic violation and troopers allegedly determined he was driving  the vehicle under the influence of alcohol and charges are pending test results.

State police at Lewis Run also arrested a 36 year old Port Allegany  man whose name was not released after they him  stopped his2004 Chevy Trailblazer  for a traffic violation on South Main Street at West Mill Street in Port Allegany early on the morning of April 5 for a traffic violation.  Police assert hat he was found to be in possession of a controlled substance and related paraphernalia.

Two Bradford residents are being charged for  drug possession s by troopers at Lewis Run . on Route 46 at Bordell Cross Roads early April 4. The troopers claim when they did a welfare check of a vehicle parked alongside Route 46 at the Bordell Cross Roads. The operator was allegedly  found to be under the influence of a controlled substance and the passenger was also reportedly found to be in possession of a controlled substance and related paraphernalia. No names were released but they are identified as a 48 year old Bradford woman and a 44 year old Bradford man.

Police did release the name of 51 year old Todd Carter from Bradford, who was arrested for DUI after his 2004 Chevy Impala was stopped on East Main Street at East Avenue in the city of Bradford Saturday evening for r several traffic violations. Police say upon further investigation  he was suspected of driving under the influence.

A 41 year old Mt. Jewett man has been arrested for violating a protection from abuse order early last Saturday morning on East Main Street in that town.  Police were called to a home on East Main Street for an alleged verbal altercation. Upon further investigation, they determined that the 41 year old suspect was in violation of a PFA order placed by a 39 year Mt. Jewett woman. The suspect was taken into custody and arraigned  before District Judge Todd before being committed  to the McKean county jail in lieu of $15,000 straight bail.

The 32 year old Eldred resident is being charged with scattering rubbish. Authorities claim that the suspect deposited two bags of trash on property along Route 446 in Eldred township on the afternoon of April 1 on  land is owned by a 38 year old Eldred  resident  and the rubbish was placed there without his permission.

A trespass occurring at 1300 Moody Hollow and Eldred township McKean County  last Thursday night is being investigated by troopers at Lewis Run. Police say when they investigated they found that the trespasser was wanted by a warrant from Pittsburgh.  No further details were released.

A 43 year old Jackson Township resident is being charged with physical harassment and connection to a domestic violence incident occurring a year ago on Third Street in Jackson Township. The suspect allegedly subjected an 18 year old Millerton Pennsylvania male to unwanted physical contact.

Northern PA Regional College (NPRC) is announcing its Summer A 2021 semester course schedule which runs June 7th to August 5th. Registration opens soon! Six courses are being offered: Environmental Biology, Writing II, Industrial Safety, Hydraulics and Pneumatics, Math and College Reasoning, and Foundations of Math. For Summer B 2021 semester, which runs June 7th to July 1st, four courses are being offered: Instructional and Classroom Design for Early Childhood Curricula, History Without Borders, Introduction to Philosophy, and Introduction to Psychology.

These courses are part of six associate degrees – Applied Technology, Business Administration, Criminal Justice, Early Childhood Education, Liberal Studies, and Social Sciences. However, if someone is not interested in pursuing an associate degree at this time, they can choose the course or courses they need for personal or professional development or take courses to transfer towards a degree program at another regional college or university.


These courses are ideal for recent high school graduates, mid-career adults seeking to advance in their career or begin a new one, and current high school juniors and seniors who meet eligibility requirements and want to earn college credits while still in high school. This program is designed to be affordable, with state funding helping to keep tuition costs low. Students with a high school diploma or GED pay just $185 per credit. Current high school students pay just $60 per credit. Financial aid and scholarship opportunities are available.

These courses are typically offered at the Coudersport and Port Allegany offices of the Education Council, as well as more than 20 additional locations throughout northwest and north central Pennsylvania. Instructors teach classes live (real-time), and interactive television (ITV) allows all students to simultaneously view and interact with each other. However, due to the Covid-19 pandemic, summer 2021 semester courses will be offered virtually. Instructors will teach classes remotely, and students will attend from their computers. They will still all be able to view and interact with each other from their computers.

Registration opens April 26th and classes begin June 7th. For more information about courses being offered or the registration process, visit or contact Cory Newcombe, Student Success Specialist, at (814) 603-1229 or

The Pennsylvania Department of Health today confirmed as of 12:00 a.m., April 12, there were 3,088 additional positive cases of COVID-19, in addition to 3,362 new cases reported Sunday, April 11, for a two-day total of 6,450 additional positive cases of COVID-19, bringing the statewide total to 1,075,424. Here in the Black Forest Broadcasting service area the number of confirmed cases Is 2459 for McKean County; 2338 for Tioga;  1453 for Elk ; 872; for Potter and 194 Cameron County.  Over in New York State Cattaraugus County now has 5015 confirmed cases and Allegany County 3129.

There are 2,460 individuals hospitalized with COVID-19. Of that number, 516 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. The current 14-day average is also below what it was at the height of the spring peak on May 3, 2020. However, the moving average of number of hospitalized patients has started to increase.

Statewide percent positivity for the week of April 2 – April 8 stood at 9.5%.

As of 11:59 p.m. Saturday, April 10 there were 3 new deaths and as of 11:59 p.m. Sunday, April 11, there was 1 new death identified by the Pennsylvania death registry, reported for a total of 25,406 deaths attributed to COVID-19.

According to the CDC, as of Monday morning, April 12, Pennsylvania has administered first doses of vaccine to 38.9% of its eligible population, and the state ranks 11th among all 50 states for first doses administered by percentage of population.

According to the CDC, as of Monday morning, April 12, Pennsylvania ranks 5th among all 50 states for total doses administered.

Vaccine providers have administered 6,411,940 total vaccine doses as of Monday, April 12.

2,401,825 people are fully vaccinated; with a seven-day moving average of more than 87,000 people per day receiving vaccinations.

1,832,366 people are partially vaccinated, meaning they have received one dose of a two-dose vaccine.

4,234,191 people have received at least their first dose.

This week, a total of 7,180,370 doses will have been allocated through April 17:

296,620 first/single doses will have been allocated this week.

303,110 second doses will have been allocated this week.

To date 6,411,940 doses total  have been administered through April 12:

First/single doses:  4,234,191 administered

Second doses:  2,177,749 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 4,232,867 individuals who have tested negative to date.

In licensed nursing and personal care homes, there are 69,848 resident cases of COVID-19, and 14,460 cases among employees, for a total of 84,308 at 1,582 distinct facilities in all 67 counties.Approximately 26,909 of the total cases are among health care workers.