Tuesday’s high, 72; Overnight low 49








The unemployment picture in the five counties served by  Black Forest Broadcasting improved   between March and April according to figures just released by the state department of labor and industry. Potter Copunty saw a decrease from 7.0 to 6.3%; McKean County went down from 7.2 to 6.9%; Cameron County improved from 7.8 to 7.4%; Tioga County dropped from 6.7 to 6.4% and Elk went down from 7.4 to 7.2%. Montour County has the best rate in Pennsylvania at 4.1% which was a decrease from 4.7%. Philadelphia County has the worst rate at 9/9% but that was down from 10.8%. Pennsylvania’s rate was 7.4% and the national figure was 6.1% for the period.

Potter County

Roulette township supervisors  say is imperative that everyone conserve water at this time! The tank has dropped 7 feet to dangerously low levels even after asking everyone to conserve. If pressure is lost, a boil water advisory will be mandated by DEP. Do your part and help everyone out by not using water more than what is essential!

Troopers at the Coudersport barracks investigated a disorderly conduct taking place on the afternoon of May 15 at 127 Alpine Lane in West Branch Township. Susan Doyle, 63 of Tower City, PA told police that a known suspect had been yelling profanities at her throughout the day.

State police are also investigating an assault occurring at 8:30 am Sunday in Ulysses. UPMC Williamsport informed troopers at the local barracks that one of their patients may have been physically assaulted at a home in Ulysses.

Elk County

A Force, PA driver was taken to Penn Highlands Elk for treatment of minor injuries he suffered in a one-vehicle accident Monday in Jay Township, Elk County.  State police at Ridgway report 47 year old Roger Vanvoorhis was going south on Route 255 when he experienced a medical episode and caused his VW Bug to go off the right side of the road, hit a utility pole and hit a tree.


The Pennsylvania Department of Health today confirmed as of 12:00 a.m., June 1, there were 684 additional positive cases of COVID-19, in addition to 315 new cases reported for Monday, May 31 and 489 new cases reported for Sunday, May 30, for a three-day total of 1,488 additional positive cases of COVID-19, bringing the statewide total to 1,202,863.


ELK- 1576



TIOGA -2525



There are 1,028 individuals hospitalized with COVID-19 in Pennsylvania. Of that number, 257 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 percentage of COVID-19 cases in 0-to-49-year-olds is rising as indicated by the COVID-19 age distribution of COVID-19 cases from January 2021 through May 31, 2021:

​Age Range

Percent of cases in January​         ​Percent of cases through May 31



















​65 and older

17.7%​    9.7%​

The trend in the 14-day moving average number of hospitalized patients per continues to drop, after peaking at 2,661 patients which is slightly below what it was at the height of the spring 2020 peak of 2,751 patients on May 3, 2020. The full 14-day moving average since the start of the pandemic can be found here.

Statewide percent positivity for the week of May 21 – May 27 stood at 3.8%–an improvement over the previous week.

As of 11:59 p.m. Saturday, May 29, there were 6 new deaths, as of 11:59 p.m. on Sunday, May 30, there were 5 new deaths, and as of 11:59 p.m. Monday, May 31, there were no new deaths identified by the Pennsylvania death registry, reported for a total of 27,214 deaths attributed to COVID-19. County-specific information and a statewide map are available on the COVID-19 Data Dashboard.

According to the CDC, as of Tuesday morning, June 1, Pennsylvania has administered first doses of vaccine to 57.8% of its entire population, and the state ranks 9th among all 50 states for first doses administered by percentage of population.

According to the CDC, as of Tuesday morning, June 1, 54.2% of Pennsylvanians age 18 and older are fully vaccinated while 71% have received their first dose.

According to the CDC, as of Tuesday morning, June 1, Pennsylvania ranks 5th among all 50 states for total doses administered.

Vaccine providers have administered 10,581,876 total vaccine doses as of Tuesday, June 1.

4,699,696 people are fully vaccinated; with a seven-day moving average of more than 43,500 people per day receiving vaccinations.

1,574,073 people are partially vaccinated, meaning they have received one dose of a two-dose vaccine.

6,273,769 people have received at least their first dose.



This week, a total of 11,346,680 doses will have been allocated through June 5:

297,160 first/single doses will have been allocated this week.

299,960 second doses will have been allocated this week.

To date, 10,581,876 total doses have been administered  through May 31:

First/single doses:  6,273,769 administered

Second doses:  4,308,107 administered

Fully vaccinated people may choose not to wear a mask indoors or outdoors unless the business or organization requires it, following guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

In licensed nursing and personal care homes, there are 71,737 resident cases of COVID-19, and 15,407 cases among employees, for a total of 87,144 at 1,592 distinct facilities in all 67 counties.

Approximately 28,743 of the total cases are among health care workers.