Popular Penn State Berkey Creamery competition underway….See Story below:


BFB NEWS 3.15.22

Monday’s high, 50; Overnight low, 26






Indecent assault probed in Cameron County….Brockport man bilked out of $40,000…Kersey woman accused of stealing more than $500 worth of merchandise from St. Marys Walmart….Tioga County man tricked in sending gift card information via Facebook….Penn State Creamery’s Flavor Madness underway….. https://soundcloud.com/gerri-miller-611294886/black-forest-broadcasting-podcast-march-15-2022

A reported indecent assault is being investigated by state police at Emporium. Authorities claim a 17 year old boy committed the crime against a 19 year old Emporium woman on West 6th Street last Tuesday evening.

Troopers at Ridgway are investigating a theft by wire fraud victimizing a 65 year old Brockport man Sunday. The victim was bilked out of $8,000 in one wire transfer and $32,655.65 in a second.

A false unemployment claim victimizing a 31 year old Ridgway man March 4 has been investigated by state police at Ridgway. The victim’s personal information was used by someone trying to illegally obtain unemployment compensation.

A 41 year old Kersey woman is being charged with shoplifting at the St. Marys Walmart March 2. Authorities claim the suspect, whose name was withheld, stole  $541.97 worth of merchandise including clothing,  household furnishings, shoes, beauty products, cold medicine, Yankee candles, streaming devices, food and beverages.

Shoplifting charges are being filed against 23 year old Nichelle Curley of St. Marys. Authorities allege Curley stole $51.25 from the St. Marys Walmart March 4.

Criminal mischief charges have  filed against a 40  year old Ridgway woman for an incident March 6 at the Valley Farm Market in Weedville. Authorities claim Kristi Zatonni damaged the restroom door jam to the tune of $250.00 when she checked on Jeremiah Deemer.

A criminal mischief at the Jay Township Water Authority March 2 remains under investigation by state police. Vandals shot a water tank causing a leak.

Hit and run charges are pending against 57 year old Charles Sherwood of Kane. State police claim Sherwood was found to be driving his 2001 Chevrolet Silverado under the influence on March 5.

Both drivers escaped injury in a collision Saturday morning during inclement weather in Jones Township, Elk County. State police at Ridgway report a Honda Accord slid through the intersection of Route 321 and Marvin Street and hit the side of a Jeep Grand Cherokee. Apparently the vehicles could be driven from the scene.

A 17  year Kersey driver escaped injury in a one-vehicle wreck last Wednesday morning in Fox Township. State police say they warned the youth about speeding after  his Nissan Rogue failed to make a left curve on the snow covered old Kersey Road, crossed to the other side and partially rolled over in a ditch.

Drug possession charges are being filed against a 21 year old Kersey man whose 2006 Chevrolet Blazer was stopped by patrol officers on the Boone Mountain Road in Fox Township February 24.

An Otto Township woman is being charged with physical harassment for a domestic violence incident last Friday afternoon on Main Street in Rixford. Upon investigating the incident, police determined a mother had assaulted her 17 year old daughter.

Mansfield based state police are investigating a theft by deception victimizing a 50 year old Tioga man. Troopers report the victim sent an undisclosed amount of gift card information to a crook via Facebook December 2, 2021.

A sweet spring tradition, Penn State Berkey Creamery’s Flavor Madness competition, has returned to Happy Valley for its fifth year. The contest will tipped  off March 14 with the Creamery Sweet 16 taking the court.Flavor Madness is an online tournament that allows ice cream fans to vote each week for their favorite Berkey Creamery ice cream flavors. Death By Chocolate has been the champion for the past four years and is favored to sweep the competition again. The contest includes the “Classic” teams on one side of the bracket and “Specialties” teams on the other. The “Classics” roster includes Death by Chocolate, Peachy Paterno, Grilled Stickies, Cookies and Cream, Bittersweet Mint, Peanut Butter Swirl, Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough, and Monkey Business.On the opposite side, the “Specialties” teams include a lineup of all-stars such as BJC Jams, Alumni Swirl, Smeal Business Bash, Scholar’s Chip, PA Pink Zone Strawberry, WPSU Coffee Break, Palmer Mousseum with Almonds, and THON Gold Ribbon Ripple.Although the “Classics” flavor teams may have the advantage, the “Specialties” teams have a lot of support from their groups of fans. This year’s competition should be especially interesting, as Death by Chocolate and Bittersweet Mint are on the same side of the bracket, meaning they cannot meet in the championship final, as they have in the past.

The Flavor Madness voting schedule is as follows:

— The Creamery Sweet 16: Beginning March 14, with eight winning flavors announced March 21.

— Elite 8: Beginning March 21, with four winning flavors announced March 28.

— Flavorful 4: Beginning March 28, with winning flavors announced April 4.

— Tasty 2: Beginning April 4, with the “scoop champion” announced April 11.

Online orders of the winning flavor will be discounted by $1 per half-gallon April 11-15. No in-store discounts will be offered.

Another perk — participants in the Flavor Madness contest will be entered in a drawing for a free six-pack pint shipment of creamery ice cream (within the 48 continental U.S. states), with a new winner chosen every week. Winners will be selected at random from the pool of each week’s players with a valid email address.

Participants must re-enter each week to be eligible for that week’s prize. Winners will be contacted by email and must respond within seven business days to claim their prize.

For complete contest rules or to download a flavor bracket, go to http://creamery.psu.edu/flavor-madness.

The PA Department of Health reports, there have been 43,845 Covid 19 deaths in the state to date. Deaths  in the Black Forest Broadcasting Service area  to date are mostly  holding steady.

Cameron 19

Elk 97

McKean 138

Potter 91

Tioga 190

Allegany (NY) 151

Cattaraugus(NY) 218


Vicki L. GOOCH, 71, of Coudersport, PA, died Sunday, March 13, 2022 in UPMC Williamsport.  A gathering to celebrate Vicki’s life will be announced on a later date by Olney-Foust Funeral Homes & Crematory, Ulysses, PA.  Online condolences may be expressed at www.olneyfoust.com.