Large Chicken is Grand Champion at the 2022 Pennsylvania Farm Show in Harrisburg, Pa., Jan. 12, 2022. Photo by Mark Pynes |

Fire Marshal investigating Elk County blaze….Ridgway Troopers look for hit and run vehicle…Harrison Valley youth arrested after altercation…..State house submits citizen’s redistricting map….Today’s Farm Show events include Army-Navy Cook off…..Next on-air report  after 12:06pm today on

Wednesday’s high, 37; Overnight low, 31 dusting of snow







Elk County

The state police fire marshal is investigating the cause of a fire which destroyed a 75’x30’ wooden frame building at 2343 Winslow Hill Road in Benezette Township Tuesday night. The building, owned by David McCluskey of Benezette was used as a wood shop and damage is estimated to be $365,000.

State police at Ridgway are looking for a vehicle which sideswiped a 2014 Ford F-150XLT early Tuesday morning in Horton Township. The pickup was parked along Brandy Camp Circle and the driver of the unknown unit failed to report the fender bender.

Tioga County

No injuries were reported for an unidentified driver whose Dodge Avenger wrecked when he tried to overtake a tractor trailer on Route 15 in Richmond Township last Friday morning. The car went into an uncontrolled skid and hit an embankment.

Troopers are investigating an overdose taking place last Saturday morning at 1076 W. Hill Road in Delmar Township, Tioga County. State police report the wife of 30 year old Tyler Morgan called 9-1-1 when she heard him drop to the bathroom  floor.

Potter County

A 16 year old Harrison Valley boy has been charged with physical harassment in connection to an incident allegedly taking place Monday evening on West Main Street. The victim is listed as a Harrison Valley  resident but no age was given.


For the first time in the history of the Commonwealth, the House advanced a congressional district map created by a citizen of Pennsylvania,  according to an announcement from Rep. Seth Grove (R-York) . The map approved in House Bill 2146 remains largely identical to the plan submitted by citizen and Lehigh Valley resident Amanda Holt. It includes very minor adjustments recommended by citizens across the Commonwealth to improve the compactness of districts, respond to citizen concerns regarding communities of interest and increase minority representation in Philadelphia.

Grove introduced Holt’s map because it was created without political influence and complies with constitutionally mandated criteria. Holt submitted the proposed map through, a public website that gave citizens the opportunity to make their voices heard through the congressional redistricting process.

Holt’s map was one of the 19 verified statewide maps submitted to the committee through the website, which also allowed residents to identify their communities of interest and comment on proposed plans. The site also features a video archive of all 13 public hearings held on redistricting, as well as all committee meetings on the topic.

The 106th Pennsylvania Farm Show is underway  at the Farm Show Complex in Harrisburg. This year’s theme is “Harvesting More.”

Admission to the show is free, but parking is $15 per vehicle. Shuttle service is provided.

Today’s events include:

Army vs. Navy Cook-Off – CCS

2:30 p.m. Open Breeding Sheep Show (Southdown, Shropshire, Merino, AOB Wool, Merino, Natural Colored, Corriedale) – SA

3:30 p.m. Junior Dairy Cattle Showmanship – EA

Junior Meat Goat Showmanship – NW

6:00 p.m. Junior Meat Breeding Goat Supreme Champion – NW

Canine Spectacular (meet the breeds, basic obedience, agility demo) – EA

7:00 p.m. First Frontier PRCA Circuit Finals Rodeo – NHA

  Friday’s events include:

8:00 a.m. Open Sheep Show (Dorset, Hampshire, AOB Meat, Montadale, Cheviot, Tunis, Suffolk) / Supreme Champion Wool – SA

Dairy Cattle Show – EA

Open Dairy Goat Show – NW

10:00 a.m. Century Farm Awards – LFS

The Best Pork Belly Competition presented by the Pennsylvania Pork Producers Council – CCS

2:30 p.m. Celebrity Cow Milking Contest – EA

3:30 p.m. Cumberland County Drill Team – EA

5:00 p.m. Sticky Bun Contest – MHS

5:30 p.m. Dairy Goat Best Doe in Show – NW

6:00 p.m. Jr. Breeding Sheep Showmanship – SA

The Pennsylvania Department of Health reports there are now 1,940,963  confirmed Covid cases in the state. Confirmed cases in the Black Forest Broadcasting Service area :






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COUDERSPORT, Pa.—Muriel M. Pekarski, 82, a lifelong resident of Coudersport, passed away on Monday, January 10, 2022, in UPMC Cole, Coudersport, after a short illness.

Born on Saturday, September 30, 1939, in Coudersport, she was a daughter of John H. and Agnes M. “Maggie” Mosher Duell. On June 7, 1958, in St. Eulalia Catholic Church in Coudersport, she married John E. Pekarski, who passed away on August 26, 2016.

Muriel was a graduate of Coudersport High School. She was employed for many years by the Coudersport Elementary School as a playground monitor. She was also a news reporter for the Olean Times Herald in Olean, N.Y. and for the former Potter Enterprise in Coudersport. Prior to her retirement, Muriel was the meter maid for Coudersport Borough.

Muriel was a member of St. Eulalia Catholic Church in Coudersport and had also attended St. Augustine Catholic Church in Austin. She was one of Potter County’s first woman EMT’s, volunteering for many years for the Coudersport Volunteer Ambulance Association. Muriel had a green thumb, having many plants in her home through the years. She enjoyed reading. Her greatest love was her family and her many cats throughout the years.

Surviving are two sons, Brian J. (Norma) Pekarski and Jerry D. (Casey) Pekarski, both of Coudersport; five grandchildren, Jennifer, Sabrina, Ciarra, Loryn, and Landin; a great-granddaughter, Alayah Pekarski; a brother, Willis “Willie” (Sandy) Duell of Shinglehouse; a sister-in-law, Ruth Caldwell of Buzzard Bay, Massachusetts; and several nieces and nephews.

In addition to her parents and husband, Muriel was predeceased by a grandson, Jes Pekarski; and a sister, Mary Kent.

A memorial Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at St. Eulalia Catholic Church, Coudersport, on a date and time to be announced.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Teacher’s Pet Rescue, 19 Blackberry Lane, Coudersport, PA 16915 or to the Coudersport Volunteer Ambulance Association, PO Box 651, Coudersport, PA 16915.

Muriel’s family has entrusted her care and cremation arrangements to Kevin J. Dusenbury, funeral director/owner of the Virgil L. Howard Funeral Home, Shinglehouse.


To express condolences or share a fond memory of Muriel, please visit or the Virgil L. Howard Funeral Home Facebook page.





Elk Country Vistors Center

January 15th, Elk Antlers, 2 PM Staff will  discuss the growth cycle and the importance of elk antlers.

January 16th, Black Bear, 2 PM. Learn about their physiology, life cycle, and some interesting information about their den sites. Did you know the average lifespan for a black bear is around 10 years, though they can live upward of 30 years in the wild?