Monday’s high, 45; low 27







…..Ulysses man jailed for harassment….loose equipment causes collision in Roulette Township….Catalytic converter stolen near Burtville…Riders stiff Tioga County cab company….Theft from vacant Tioga County house investigated….Game Commission schedules online sessions to help new spring gobbler hunters….

A 63 year old Ulysses man has been jailed  for simple harassment in connection to an incident allegedly taking place Sunday afternoon on Academy Street in that town. According to Coudersport based state police, the incident began when a 40 year old Harrison Valley woman hit a turkey with her car, damaging the windshield. She drove to the home of the suspect to look at the damage and an argument became physical inside the house. The suspect allegedly slapped and choked the victim which impeded her breathing and put her in fear for her life. The suspect was taken into custody and transported to the county jail for arraignment.

No one was hurt in a collision last Thursday afternoon on Route 6 in Roulette Township. Troopers at the Coudersport barracks explained the collision occurred when Randy Cornelius of Roulette was headed east and a ramp came off the trailing unit on his International Harvester 7600 and landed in the westbound lane. David Gutowski of St. Marys slowed down to avoid impact but his Navistar International struck the disconnected ramp which became lodged under his rig. Police said Cornelius was unaware the ramp had come loose and continued traveling east away from the crash. A passenger in Gutowski’s truck, was identified as Curtis McCracken of Grampian, PA.

A theft occurring sometime last week in Pleasant Valley Township, Potter County is being investigated by state police at Coudersport. Someone  cut a catalytic converter off of a 1992 Ford F-250 owned by a 50 year old Mt. Jewett woman was it was parked on Sartwell Creek Road.

State police at Mansfield are looking for two suspects who cheated a Tioga County business back on January 12. Troopers report two people used a Canyon Country Cab and upon completion of the trip, paid the $15.80 fare with counterfeit bills.

Cyber thieves tried to obtain confidential personal information belonging to David Miller of Gaines by remotely accessing his computer on February 8 claiming to be from “Norton Anti Virus.” The investigation is continuing.

Harassment charges are pending against an unidentified suspect who contacted a 43 year old Morris, PA woman at around 2:30 am February 27 even though he had been advised to cease communication with the victim.

Troopers at Mansfield are investigating a burglary taking place January 12 or 13 at 1037 Butler Hill Road in Deerfield Township. Thieves entered a vacant house owned by Wayne Mosher of Enfield, NC and made off with a roll of carpet and a salamander heater. Anyone with information is asked to call state police at 570.662.2151.

A theft at Tractor Supply on S. Main Street in Richmond Township remains under investigation by troopers at Mansfield. An unknown man is suspected of stealing various pieces of welding equipment on February 23.

DUI charges are pending against the driver of a 2014 Ford F-150 which wrecked on Cummings Creek Road in Middlebury Township just before 7:00 am last Monday. Police did not release the driver’s name but said the driver had overdosed on heroin before the crash.

A Tioga PA woman has been charged with drug possession by state police at Mansfield. Troopers claim 53 year old Lisa Deacon caused a disturbance Sunday afternoon on Route 287 in Tioga Township after smoking methamphetamine and claiming to see dead bodies.

A case of physical harassment was investigated by troopers at Ridgway last Thursday evening on the Million Dollar Highway in Fox Township. An unknown assailant threw an unknown object hitting a 17 year old St. Marys boy in the back. However, there were no injuries to the victim.

The Game Commission says There is no better cure for cabin fever than spending time in the woods hunting spring gobblers. But if you are new to spring gobbler hunting, or have yet to give it a try, starting out can feel overwhelming. The Game Commission is holding three online seminars to provide all the information needed to get started. The first will discuss the gear turkey hunters use and cover everything from the different type of

Wild Turkey (Meleagris Gallopavo)

shotguns, shells, camouflage, calls and decoys. The second seminar will cover the biology of the wild turkey and topics such as where turkeys like to roost in the evenings, where they head in the mornings, what their different sounds mean, their breeding cycle, and how you can use this information to your advantage when scouting and hunting. The final seminar will focus on hunting tips and tactics, and will be hosted by Matt Morrett, a world-champion turkey caller and one of the most experienced turkey hunters in North America.

Each seminar will be approximately 45 minutes long and conclude with a question-and-answer period. If you can’t watch any of these seminars live, they will be recorded and posted on the Game Commission YouTube channel.

The first seminar will take place on Wednesday, April 6 at 7 p.m. Advance registration is required. To register or see the complete schedule of upcoming seminars, visit the Learn to Hunt page at the Game Commission’s website at

The PA Department of Health reports, there have been 44,316 (+3)  Covid 19 deaths in the state to date. Deaths  in the Black Forest Broadcasting Service area  to date are mostly  holding steady.

Cameron 20

Elk 100

McKean 138

Potter 91

Tioga 192

All 154

Cat 220