The Pennsylvania State Police (PSP) Troop F Coudersport station confirmed the victims who perished in the fire early Monday morning consisted of five children: Potter County Coroner Kevin Dusenbury identified the three brothers as Raymond, 17, Tristan, 16, and Evan Erway, 14 — the three boys attended Northern Potter High School in Ulysses.The two girls who perished were Mikalah Roulo, a sophomore at Wellsville High School, and Krysta Kane, a sophomore at Scio Central School.

The deaths are being ruled accidental by the Potter County Coroner’s Office. There were two adult victims, Michelle and Charles Erway who are currently being treated at Strong Memorial Hospital.  Due to extensive damage to the home, the cause of the fire is being ruled undetermined. After a thorough investigation of the fire damage, it appears there was a possible issue with a woodstove or its chimney, which may have been the cause. It was determined the fire started in the basement of the home.

Two Wellsboro teens escaped injury in a one-vehicle crash Sunday afternoon in Charleston Township, Tioga County. According to Mansfield based state police 18 year old Lillian Kuss lost control of her eastbound 2003 Dodge Neon while making a left hand curve on the Cherry Flats Road. The car rotated off the road, collided with an embankment and rolled over onto the driver’s side. Kuss was cited for speeding. Her passenger was identified as Hailey Poole, also 18.

A burglary at a home on Dewey Avenue in  Hamlin Township McKean County  Friday is being investigated by state police at Lewis Run. Thieves stole a bag containing multiple bottles from the home of a 57 year old Hazel Hurst, PA man.

A 15 year old Bradford passenger was taken to UPMC Kane for treatment of injuries following a one-vehicle weather-related accident Sunday morning on Route 219 in Hamlin Township. State police at Lewis Run report Michelle Flynn of Bradford was going south when her 2010 Dodge skidded off the road after hitting a patch of ice and overturned.

DUI charges are pending against a 51 year old DuBois man who was stopped by patrol officers on the Boone Mountain Road in Fox Township, Elk County early Sunday morning. State police did not release the suspect’s name but say charges are pending lab tests.

Nexstar Media Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Nexstar Media Group, Inc. (Nasdaq: NXST), announced today that it will host an exclusive multi-market live prime time telecast of a debate between the Republican Party candidates for the United States Senate from Pennsylvania. “YOUR LOCAL ELECTION HEADQUARTERS:  PENNSYLVANIA REPUBLICAN U.S. SENATE DEBATE” will take place on Monday, April 25, 2022, at 8:00 p.m. EDT, at the WHTM/abc27 studio in Harrisburg, PA, and will be telecast to sixty-two counties and streamed throughout the state.

With the addition of broadcast partner, WPXI-TV (Pittsburgh), the live debate will be available via broadcast or digital live stream to every Pennsylvania voter in every county of the state.  The one-hour debate will bring together potentially more than nine million viewers across Pennsylvania and will air live on nine television stations serving the state:  WHTM-TV (ABC) in Harrisburg/Lancaster, Lebanon, York, WPXI-TV (NBC) in Pittsburgh, WPHL-TV (MyNetworkTV) in Philadelphia, WTAJ-TV (CBS) in Johnstown/Altoona/State College, WBRE-TV (NBC) and WYOU-TV (CBS) in Scranton/Wilkes-Barre/Hazleton, WJET-TV (ABC) and WFXP-TV (FOX) in Erie, and WYTV-TV (ABC) in Youngstown, OH.  In addition, the debate will be live streamed on WETM-TV (NBC) in Elmira, NY, WPIX-TV (CW) in New York, NY, WIVB-TV (CBS) in Buffalo, NY, and WDVM-TV (IND) in Washington, D.C. (see table below for more information).  Additionally, all radio stations throughout the commonwealth will be provided free access to the debate.

The debate will be moderated by WHTM abc27 News anchor Dennis Owens and WPXI anchor Lisa Sylvester, who will pose questions to the candidates focused on current local and regional issues impacting communities across Pennsylvania. All candidates on the ballot who meet eligibility criteria will be invited to participate. Candidates who have committed to attend include Kathy Barnette, Jeff Bartos, Mehmet Oz, and Carla Sands.  Dave McCormick has qualified and has been invited to participate, but he has not yet confirmed his attendance.

The primary election for U.S. Senator from Pennsylvania is scheduled to take place on May 17th.   Voters must register to vote by May 2nd.  To register to vote, please visit For more information regarding the upcoming elections, including early voting dates, polling locations and voter identification requirements, please visit


The PA Department of Health reports, there have been 44,442)  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 92 Tioga 192

All 154

Cat 221