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     Broadcasting 24/7 and publishing weekdays with updated news and events for and about Potter, Cameron, Elk,           McKean, and Tioga Counties in North Central Pennsylvania.”


More than 1600 positive cases in 48 Pennsylvania counties…..Stay at home order expanded….McKean County DA says don’t use 9-1-1 to report non-compliant businesses….Northwest Bank announces new safety procedures take effect Monday…Coudersport School District makes lemonade out of lemons…..details on our news page

DOH reports more than 850 cases of coronavirus in PA inf 40 counties….Schools still closed until at least April 6…Area businesses respond to virus mitigation…..slippery roads Monday cause accidents in Elk County……$650 worth of  household items stolen from Westfield residence. https://soundcloud.com/user-159792485/black-forest-broadcasting-podcast-march-25-2020

One of the first signs of Spring                     –Gerri Miller

   Confectionery sugar atop Spice Cake                            –photo by Gerri Miller

Department of Health confirms more than 600  virus cases in PA….Residents of Seven Counties (none here) ordered to “stay at home”…..Businesses affected by virus mitigation can apply for low interest loans…Adjustments made to Unemployment insurance to help workers…Central PA Food bank distributing groceries and meals….Dagus Mines man accused of stealing items from his parents’ home……Details on our News Page

“Hope Springs Eternal” –Photo by Gerri Miller

Coudersport woman identifies self as Covid-19 patient….PA Law agencies will be enforcing Governor’s non-essential business order….Out of state man arrested for shoplifting at St. Marys Walmart….Elk County resident victim of ID theft….Alleged sex abuse of young boy  near Shinglehouse investigated ….Minor injuries reported for one driver in Potter County collision…Both people involved in domestic violence incident facing charges in McKean County…..DEtails on our News Page…..


One case reported in Potter County….Governor orders closure of non-essential businesses….PACE extends prescription deadlines….Department of Education cancels tests….Austin woman accused of punching male victim in the chest…..Adult and juvenile arrested for stealing chainsaws from Potter County business…Details on our news page.


Photo by Gerri Miller

First coronavirus death reported in Pennsylvania—not cases have occurred yet in the Black Forest Broadcasting Service area….Potter County Sheriff suspends pistol permits but still available in McKean County….Bath and Canandaigua VA Medical Centers curtail  visits….Community  Foundation for the Twin Tiers ext4ends scholarship deadline…Area cancer patients will soon have to go to Williamsport for radiation treatments….Details on our News page.

Department of Human Services Closes County Assistance Offices Statewide to the Public, Encourages All Pennsylvanians to Use Online Services….The Red Cross desperately needs blood donations and advises bloodmobiles will still happen…..Potter County Artisan Center launches “GoFundMe” campaign …two fugitives nabbed in the village of Roulette…..Details are on our news page….>


Pennsylvania now has 13 more coronavirus patients but 670 testing negative….Potter County offices limit access during pandemic…..State police investigate theft of cell phone in McKean County and equipment from cell tower in Tioga County…


Although people are acting like a blizzard is coming, there have been cases of the Coronavirus reported yet in the Black Forest Broadcasting Service Area…..The Northern PA Regional  College leads the way for electronic education….It’s wildfire season with two erupting  Sunday…..Cyber theft investigated by Coudersport state police…..Vehicle stolen near Smethport was recovered  nearby….More details available on our news page.

Photo by Gerri Miller

DOH reports around 20 coronavirus cases in Pennsylvania….Penn State cancels many events including 4-H meetings….Potter County EMA reduces involvement in annual severe weather exercise…..Ridgway man arrested for physical harassment….Tioga County man undergoing mental evaluation after allegedly cutting wife…..

Project Rainbow” is one of 11 films being showcased during the 2020 Fly Fishing Film Tour on Saturday, March 14 at the Deane Center in Wellsboro. It is the story of how a dedicated group of anglers and researchers saved one of the west’s great fisheries, the Gunnison River from whirling disease. Details on our Calendar page.


More virus cases in  PA…State youth archery tournament cancelled….Owlet introduces bills to help youth…Mansfield driver and child passenger unhurt in accident….Butler motorist arrested in McKean County on drug charges….

Red fern meets the Milky Way–By Curt Weinhold who will teach a

photography class at the Pennsylvania Lumber Museum Saturday night.

See our calendar of events for details. Cancelled!



Causer sponsors bill to increase broadband service in rural areas……Department of health explains quarantine and isolation…..Wilcox man arrested for strangulating a woman….Weedville man accused of stealing vehicle part…..vandalism to tractor trailer probed in Tioga County…..

“Fire in the Glen” will  be playing a blend of traditional Irish, Scottish and maritime tunes Friday night in Wellsboro. For details, visit our calendar section.

State Department of Health reports 10 coronovirus cases in PA….Causer reports on spread of spotted Lantern Fly…..Brockport woman accused of stealing Ridgway man’s credit card and using it at Sheetz….Theft of ATV probed by PSP at Mansfield….Several DUI arrests made…..


Photo by Gerri Miller

Theft and vandalism at Hebron Township building investigated…..Austin teen cited for physical harassment…..One driver hurt in McKean County collision Friday afternoon….Elderly couple escape injury in Elk County accident….State House issues a bi-partisan statement on coronavirus……Read details on our news page

Photo by Gerri Miller

Photo provided by PA Dept. of Environmental Protection

Perergine Falcon eggs will hatch any day soon in a nest atop DEP

Headquarters in the Rachel E. Carson Headquarters in Harrisburg.

You can watch the hatching and fledgling activity on the Falcon Cam

available on DEP’s website. More details available on our News page.



Dandy Mart Burglar caught on camera. See story on our News Page

State police seize dozens of purported skill based and other illegal gaming devices, statewide…Several traffic accidents investigated in past several days by state police…Byrnedale man arrested for drug possession…DuBolis man charged for illegally entering St. Marys Walmart…Mansfield state police charge Mainsburg man with shoplifting at Walmart… See Today’s post on our news page for details

“Project Rainbow” See our calendar for March 14, 2020

See details on our Calendar page

Greg Piccolo & Heavy Juice will be on stage in the Coolidge Theatre at the Deane Center for the Performing Arts at 104 Main Street in Wellsboro @ 7:30pm March 6.  Fans of classic rhythm and blues in the 50s and 60s style, blues, rock and roll, traditional jazz, big fat honking tenor sax and breathy horn ballads won’t want to miss this show. (More Details on our Calendar page.)


A large crowd of dignitaries, Tri-County REC officials and Co-op members

attended the launch of Tri-Co Connections Friday afternoon at Kightlinger Motors

in Coudersport. Read more about the Co-op’s Broadband service which will be on

line soon on our news page.

Betty Tomak,  hosted a “Hoodie Hoo” day celebration at the Gold General Store. There

was always lots of food and live music by the Morley Family and Friends. See more

in our February 20. 2020 News Report.

Kane PTO hears about McKean County’s K9 program. See story in our news section.

Coudersport Practical Nursing Students (L-R): Back row: Meagan Knapp-Moore, Heather Crowley, Melissa Hartman; Middle row: Julie, Connor, Autumn Jackson, Rachelle Weimer, Jessica Smith; Front row: Susan Lenker, Lacey Boyd, Katie Thomas, and Shyana Miller See more in our news section.



Canines are working at area VA hospitals. See more in  our 1.28.2020 news report.

Left: Sergeant Chris Hamilton at Rochester Calkins VA Clinic with Sampson and right Officer

Lieutenant Jeffrey Mastin with George at the Bath VA Medical Center.

More dogs added to McKean County K-9 program

See more in January 24, 2020 News Report

It’s time to get dog licenses. They are available at County Treasurers’ offices. See more on

our news report of January 22, 2020.


Pictured receiving the $1,000 check is Dr. Michele Moore/PCEC, (L-R) Doug Morley/PCEC Board, Cat Rush/Tri-Co Connections, Steve Erway/NW Bank, and Kelly Fernandez/NW Bank. See details in today’s news.

 Veterans, Military & Their Families Day: Farmers are the 2% of our nation that feeds us. Veterans are the 2% that protects us. On Thursday, January 9,  those who feed, those who serve, and those who do both were honored at the Pennsylvania Farm Show.

                                       The Entrance Bridge to the Bath VA Medical Center is Now Open

 The entrance bridge to the Bath VA Medical Center is now open.  All major structural renovation has been successfully completed.  Starting January 6, 2020, the Longwell Lane back entrance to the Medical Center will be opened 6:00am to 6:00 pm.