Sunday’s high, 27; Overnight low, 21; 7.5” of snow
MON-SNOW AND AREAS OF BLOWING SNOW, HIGH 28
MON NIGHT-SNOW SHOWERS LIKELY AND AREAS OF BLOWING SNOW, LOW 19
TUE-CHANCE OF SNOW SHOWERS AND AREAS OF BLOWING SNOW, HIGH 25
TUE NIGHT-MOSTLY CLOUDY, LOW 17
WED-SLIGHT CHANCE OF SNOW THEN RAIN/SNOW HIGH 37
WED NIGHT-CHANCE OF RAIN/SNOW THEN SNOW, LOW 14
Tonight’s full moon is called the “Wolf Moon”
Tonight’s full moon called “Wolf Moon”…Local cops make several DUI and drug possession arrests….Driver hurt in Wycoff Run Road accident….Causer to host hearing this week in Bradford on rural health care….Region records only one Covid death over the weekend
The first full moon of 2022 rises tonight alongside the Martin Luther King holiday in the United States and you can expect a dazzling (if chilly) view of Earth’s neighbor, weather permitting. The January full moon, also known as the full Wolf Moon, reaches its peak tonight at 6:48 p.m. EST (1148 GMT).
Coudersport based state police have made several DUI and drug possession arrests recently. Robert Rooks, 36 of Galeton, was charged after troopers stopped his 2004 Mitsubishi on West Main Street in Galeton on the evening of December 16. Police claim they found him in possession of drugs. Katherine Helfrich,26, of Pittsburgh was arrested for drug possession after patrol officers stopped her 2004 Mazda on Route 6 West in Ulysses Township, at about 10:30 pm November 24. A 24 year old Roulette man whose name was not released, was arrested for drug possession when his Ford Fusion was pulled over on Route 6 W in Coudersport just after 8:00 am November 29. DUI charges have been filed against 45 year old Gereon Sholl of Mt. Aetna, PA when troopers stopped his 2007 Chevrolet on the Dingman Run Road in Eulalia Township early November 27. A 28 year old Secane, PA was charged with drug possession when her 2016 Ford was stopped on East Second Street in Coudersport on the afternoon of December 10.
Troopers at Emporium arrested a 32 year old Lititz, PA driver for DUI after stopping his 2018 Ford on the Sizerville Road in Shippen Township early Sunday morning. Officers determined the unidentified man was driving under the influence of alcohol.
A Perryopolis driver was taken to UPMC Williamsport for treatment of unknown injuries following a one-car accident late Friday night in Gibson Township, Cameron County. Erik Leitzell was going north on Wycoff Run Road when he became distracted by a unit following behind. Leitzell swerved off the road and went into a ditch where his Pontiac G overturned, coming to rest upside down. He was cited for d riving with suspended or revoked license.
Recognizing the need to ensure quality health care remains available to citizens across rural Pennsylvania, Rep. Martin Causer hosting a legislative hearing in Bradford next week to discuss rural health care challenges and proposed solutions.The hearing will be held on Wednesday, Jan. 19, at 9:30 a.m. at the University of Pittsburgh at Bradford in the University Room at the Frame-Westerberg Commons Building, 300 Campus Drive. It is a joint hearing of the House Majority Policy Committee, which he chairs, and the House Health Committee. The public is invited to attend.
The hearing will feature testimony from hospital administrators, including those from UPMC Kane, UPMC Cole, Warren General Hospital and Kaleida Health; area health care providers; and rural health care advocacy organizations. Pennsylvania Acting Secretary of Health Keara Klinepeter is also scheduled to testify.
While no additional testimony can be taken at the hearing, residents are welcome to submit written comments about your concerns or suggestions. Testimony may be dropped off at any of his offices in Bradford (78 Main St.), Coudersport (107 S. Main St.) or Kane (55 Fraley St.), or it may be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org.The hearing will stream live through Causer’s Facebook page and at www.RepCauser.com
Black Forest is transitioning from reporting confirmed Covid cases to deaths, a more realistic measure that does not contribute to hysteria. The total number of deaths in the Black Forest Broadcasting Service area are:
There were no new deaths over the weekend here however, Cattaraugus County had one more, making the total 197. Allegany County held steady at 140 total deaths.
Crystal H. Leschner, 38, of Pittsburgh, formerly of Coudersport, passed away Monday December 27, 2021, at her home, a victim of domestic violence. Crystal was born on April 9, 1983 in Coudersport, the daughter of Gary Leschner of Port Allegany, Pa and Deborah Duca of Savannah, Ga along with her step parents Judy Leschner of Port Allegany, Pa and Drexel Connelly of Coudersport, Pa; maternal grandmother Donna Klimek of Coudersport, Pa; paternal grandfather Richard Lewis of Keating Summit, Pa. Crystal was a graduate of Port Allegany High School, Class of 2001. Earlier in life she worked many years at O.I.P. in Coudersport.In addition to her parents, step parents and grandparents, Crystal is survived on her mothers side by a brother, Joey (Sashena) Leschner of Pittsburgh, Pa; sisters, Lacey (Allan) Hackett of Savannah, GA; Macey (Damen) Brodhun of Caddo Mills, TX; Kacey (Ranae) Gola of Coudersport, Pa; Chanel (Brady) Warner of Portage, Pa; and Alexia Connelly of Coudersport, Pa and on her fathers side by a sister Kimberly (Orkhan) Mammadov of Eldred, Pa; brother Gary Leschner II of Rockton, Pa; sister Ashley (Jonathen) Fredenburg of Coudersport, Pa; brother Frank Leschner of Eldred, Pa along with lots of nieces, nephews, cousins, aunts and uncles. A memorial service will be held February 5, 2022 at 11:00 am at St. Eulalia Catholic Church, 6 E. Maple St., Coudersport, with Father James Campbell officiating. The family request that everyone attending the memorial service to please wear a mask. The family suggests memorials contributions in Crystal’s name be made to the National Coalition Against Domestic Violence at ncasv.org or mail to 600 Grant St., Suite 750, Denver, CO 80203.
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