…Liberty, PA man wanted in New York State, taken into custody in Tioga County…Sleepy Wellsboro woman wrecks car early Monday morning…Drug  possession charges filed against Cyclone woman whose dog consumed drugs….Republican lawmaker introduces legislations to protect freedom of speech….

Tuesday’s high, 55; Overnight low, 30







A Liberty, PA man wanted in New York state was taken into custody by Mansfield based state police Sunday afternoon. Troopers were tipped off by a caller who told them they believed Thomas Brooks was staying at 8760 Route 414 in Liberty. Troopers investigated and found a warrant had been issued for Brooks’ arrest in Chemung County. He was located inside the house and taken into custody without incident.

A sleepy Wellsboro driver escaped injury in a one-car accident Monday morning in Richmond Township, Tioga County. Mansfield based state police explained Monika Moser was going west on Route 6 just after 1:00 am when she fell asleep at the wheel of her Nissan Versa. The car went off the road and became disabled after hitting a guardrail.

DUI charges are being filed against a 40 year old Wellsboro man after troopers were called to a vehicle parked off the side of Mills Hill Road in Charleston Township early Sunday morning with an unconscious man in the driver’s seat. Authorities determined h e had been driving his 2000 Jeep under the influence.

No one was hurt in a three-vehicle collision Saturday afternoon in Keating Township McKean County. According to Lewis Run state police, the pile up occurred when Timothy Ussleman of Kane, who was traveling east on Route 6 tried to turn his Honda Accord  into the Nittany Minit Mart and drove in front of a 1999 Volvo GLT driven by August Johnson which hit Ussleman’s unit and then a 2012 Jeep Grand Cherokee driven by Wyatt Geist of Emporium.

A Bradford woman and her passengers escaped serious injury in a one-vehicle crash last Wednesday morning on Route 219 in Lafayette Township, McKean County. Cynthia Wilson was driving a GMC Envoy which slid out of control during bad weather and came to rest alongside the road. Wilson and her husband, Woodrow were not hurt. A second passenger Dianna Weeks of Elkland declined treatment for minor injuries.

Troopers at Lewis Run report minor damage occurred in a sideswiping last Friday morning on Williams Street in Bradford. Authorities say 89 year old John Brunner’s 2006 Toyota Camry damaged left mirror on  a 2018 Chevrolet Malibu owned by Shawn Hartman also of Bradford.

Drug possession charges are being filed against a 36 year old Cyclone woman after an incident in her home on Route 646 in Keating Township, McKean County during the evening of March 6. The woman contacted troopers reporting her dog had contacted a controlled substance. State police administered Narcan and seized additional drugs and paraphernalia inside the house. A 10 year old girl was present during the incident. State police did not report on the dog’s condition but say the investigation is continuing.

One driver was hurt in collision Saturday evening in Roulette Township. State police report the collision occurred when Ashli Langworthy of Roulette, after stopping at the stop sign at Route 6 and West Branch of Fishing Cree,  pulled in front of a Subaru Outback driven by Katherine Pratt of Port Allegany which was headed east. Pratt was taken to UPMC Cole for treatment of minor injuries. Langworthy was not hurt but was cited for failing to obey stop and yield signs.


Rep. Mike Puskaric (R-Allegheny/Washington) has introduced resolutions that would support a person’s freedom of speech on social media platforms and urge federal leaders to make the Commonwealth a hub for high quality energy services.

House Resolution 184 would urge all Commonwealth agencies to remove social media accounts from platforms that censor content and encourage them to switch to alternative platforms that respect the rights of all Pennsylvanians.

“Commonwealth agencies should not be using social media platforms that infringe upon our freedoms,” said Puskaric. “This censorship is not only in violation of the freedom of speech granted to us by the First Amendment of the U.S. Constitution, but also Article 1 of the Pennsylvania Constitution, which protects the free communication of thoughts and opinions of each citizen.”

In addition, Puskaric has introduced House Resolution 183 that would urge President Joe Biden and the U.S. Congress to designate Pennsylvania as a hydrogen hub.

“As part of the recently enacted federal Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act, $8 billion will be provided over five years for the establishment of four regional clean hydrogen hubs,” said Puskaric. “Pennsylvania should be included in this tremendous opportunity to lead the way in a promising potential energy source of the future.”

Puskaric notes that one of the requirements of federal law is that two of the hubs be located within leading natural gas producing regions. Pennsylvania is the second leading producer of gas in the U.S. and situated perfectly to fulfill this requirement.

“Pennsylvania has been an energy leader throughout its history and being selected as a hydrogen hub will allow us to continue this important trend, help grow our energy economy and bring a number of new jobs to our Commonwealth,” Puskaric added.


Both resolutions await consideration by the House of Representatives.


The PA Department of Health reports, there have been 43,909 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) 219 (+1)





Vicki L. GOOCH, 71, of Coudersport, PA, died Sunday, March 13, 2022 in UPMC Williamsport.  Born August 15, 1950, in Olean, NY, she was the daughter of Lester George “Fuzzy” and Leah Ann “Peach” Crandell Russell.  On September 6, 1969, in Coudersport, she married Michael B. Gooch, who predeceased her on August 9, 2017.  A 1968 graduate of Coudersport High School, she was employed by Hauber’s Jewelers in Coudersport.  Vicki was a member of Park United Methodist Church, but recently started attending First United Presbyterian Church.  She enjoyed making cards for loved one’s special occasions.  She took special pleasure in making Christmas cards for the injured soldiers at Walter Reed Medical Center each year.  Surviving are:  three sons, Derrick (Nicole) Gooch of Canonsburg, Clay Gooch and Ryan (Cynthia) Gooch, both of Coudersport;  five grandchildren, Austin, Bianca, Mariah, Corry, and Jackson;  three great-grandchildren, Bryson, Brynnlee, and Braylee;  five siblings, Richard (Linda) Russell of Coudersport, Anne (Gregory) Boyd of Bellefonte, Thomas (Patricia) Russell of Coudersport, David (Robin) Russell of Port Allegany, and Suzanne (Robert) Smith of Coudersport;  two sisters-in-law, Pamela (Paul) Simcoe of Coudersport and Cynthia Nourse of FL;  nieces and nephews.  A gathering to celebrate Vicki’s life will take place on Saturday, April 9, 2022 at American Legion Potter Post #192 in Coudersport.  Times will be announced.  Memorials may be made to Tunnel to Towers Foundation at www.t2t.org.  Arrangements are under the direction of Olney-Foust Funeral Homes & Crematory, Ulysses, PA.  Online condolences may be expressed at www.olneyfoust.com.