Unemployment increases across region….Coudesport man seriously hurt in ATV accident…Two Ulysses teens cited for sending explicit photos to each other…Troopers respond to disorderly conduct incidents at UPMC…..
Unemployment in all five counties served by Black Forest Broadcasting increased between August and September according to the state department of Labor and Industry. The jobless rate here in Potter County went up from 5.2 to 5.7%; McKean saw an increase from 4.9% to 6.6%; Cameron went up from 5.0% to 6.0; Elk County’s jobless rate increased from 4.6% to 5.1%. Chester County had the best rate in the commonwealth but it also realized an increase going from 2.6% to 2.9%. Forest County was at the bottom going from 6.9% to 7.2%. Meanwhile, Pennsylvania’s rate also went up from 4.2% to 4.3% but the national rate dropped slightly from 3.7% to 3.5%.
A Coudersport man was seriously injured in an ATV accident last Wednesday night in Ulysses Township. According to state police, Collin Morey was traveling south on Fox Hill Road when the driver side door of his Polaris Ranger came open and when he tried to close the door, he fell out while the machine was moving. His front seat passengers, Alyssa Hoopes of Ulysses and an infant, also fell out. Hoopes was able to get back into the ATV, turned around and put the lights on aiming them toward Morey who was lying in the middle of the road. Morey was taken to Robert Packer Hospital in Sayre. Hoopes and the child were taken to UPMC Cole for treatment of minor injuries
A Roulette woman escaped injury Friday morning when her car hit a deer on Route 6 in Eulalia Township. Judith Lacher was going east at around 8:00 am when the whitetail ran in front of her Subaru Outback.
Two Ulysses teens have been cited by state police for corruption of minors. State police claim a 13 year old girl and a 17 year old boy exchanged illicit photographs of each other.
A Coudersport resident has been cited for disorderly conduct for absconding from the emergency room at UPMC Cole just before 7:00 pm Friday. The patient was located and returned to the emergency room and said that due to recurring events, the unidentified male was arrested for disorderly conduct. Police did not indicate if the same individual was responsible for disorderly conduct at the hospital Monday morning. Troopers claim a 14 year old boy made unreasonable noise, used obscene language, made an obscene gesture or created a hazardous or physically offensive condition Monday morning at UPMC Cole.