Port Allegany shed destroyed by fire Friday….Olean driver unhurt in one-vehicle accident in McKean County…ID thefts investigated by PSP Lewis Run and Ridgway…..Tioga County man arrested for stealing merchandise from Pump N Pantry in Tioga…..Penn State Creamery adds new coffee flavors…

Sunday’s high, 42; Overnight low, 24







McKean County

The state police fire marshal is investigating the cause of a fire which destroyed a shed at 19 Railroad Avenue in Port Allegany Friday afternoon. Several area fire departments assisted Star Hose volunteers and were able to keep flames from spreading to the adjacent house, although there was minimal damage. Damage to the shed and its contents, owned by Harrison Fuller and Elmer Anthony is estimated to be $20,000.

An Olean, NY driver escaped injury in a one-vehicle crash Friday morning in Otto Township, McKean County. Troopers at Lewis Run report Hilario Maldonado was speeding when his BMW failed to make a left turn, went off the road, hit an embankment and became airborne before landing in the front yard of a nearby residence. Occupants of the house also escaped injury.

An ID theft victimizing a 29 year old Smethport man is being investigated by state police at Lewis Run. The crime occurred this past Saturday morning on the West Valley Road.

Elk County

Troopers at Ridgway are also probing an ID theft. The victim is identified as 61 Year old Albert Buehler of Ridgway. The  theft took place January 23.

DUI charges are being filed against 41 year old Cory  Himes of Reynoldsville, PA by troopers at Ridgway. Authorities claim when they stopped his 2015 Chevrolet Traverse on Erie Avenue in Ridgway on the evening of January 20 for traffic violations, they found Himes in possession of methamphetamine and drug paraphernalia.

Ridgway state police are looking for the litter but who left rubbish on property along the River Road in Spring Creek Township on February 11. The land is owned by James Karpinski of Ridgway.

Tioga County

A Jackson Township man has been arrested for shoplifting at the Pump N Pantry in Tioga. State police allege 28 year old Logan Cadek took several items from the store last Thursday afternoon without paying for the merchandise.

Potter County

Weather conditions are blamed for a one-car accident Saturday morning in Hebron Township, Potter County. According to state police at Coudersport, Eric Barnhart of Shinglehouse was going north on Route 44 when his Chevrolet Malibu encountered ice from water run-off on a left  hand curve, slid off the road and hit an embankment with the front bumper, then went off the south bound lane where I t struck a culvert. Barnhart did not require transportation to a hospital for treatment of minor injuries.

Penn State Berkey Creamery debuts new coffee flavors. There’s no better way to start the morning than with a fresh cup of coffee. Luckily, the Penn State Berkey Creamery has various options, including three new flavors, “Waffle Shop,” “Blueberry Scone” and “Black Jack,” plus a fresh, updated look to its packaging.

Jim Brown, creamery sales and marketing manager, explained that the “Waffle Shop” flavor is made from delicate coffee beans featuring notes of mild peach and citrus with a gentle finish.

“Blueberry Scone,” of course, has the juicy and tart flavor of plump blueberries plus a hint of toasted sugar. “Black Jack” is a classic espresso blend that pairs coffee with semisweet chocolate notes and a bright twist of citrus.

“Blueberry Scone” and “Black Jack” are available for self-serve and in K-Cups, while “Waffle Shop” is available in K-Cups only for the time being.

Brown noted that the change in the package design of its coffees started the process of working with the creamery’s coffee supplier to expand and improve its coffee selections.

Each coffee flavor the creamery offers varies in its roast level but is a milder blend. “Waffle Shop,” “Blueberry Scone” and “Black Jack” join the creamery’s current coffee blends, which include “Americana,” “Donut Shop,” “Hazelnut,” “Vanilla Bean,” “Mexican Chiapas,” “Happy Valley” and “Decaf.” Flavor descriptions can be found online at the creamery’s website.

Brown also mentioned that the creamery adjusts the flavors it offers at the self-serve station to reach different customers. “It’s always nice to switch them up, so we have something new, something to advertise and something to appeal to a different flavor crowd of coffee lovers,” he said.

While ice cream and other dairy products are the creamery’s top sellers, its coffee is not far behind. Brown said that the creamery has transitioned over the years from being known as an ice cream shop to a meeting place where people have an assortment of food items to enjoy.

The creamery is open Monday through Thursday from 7:30 a.m. to 9 p.m., Friday from 7:30 a.m. to 10 p.m., Saturday from 9 a.m. to 10 p.m., and Sunday from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m.

The Penn State Berkey Creamery, the largest university creamery in the United States, produces ice cream, cheese, milk, yogurt and sour cream, as well as a variety of other products, such as juices, lemonade and iced teas.

Cows from Penn State’s dairy herd provide milk for the creamery’s fresh dairy products, averaging about four days from cow to creamery treat. For more information, visit https://creamery.psu.edu.

The  state Health Department reports the number of deaths in Pennsylvania now totals 42,789. Deaths  in the Black Forest Broadcasting Service area  to date are mostly  holding steady.

Cameron 19

Elk 95

McKean 132

Potter 90

Tioga 187

Allegany (NY) 146

Cattaraugus 210 (+1)