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By Rick Boston
Staff Writer 

Helicopter Service Owner Charged With Deception

Business Based at Blue Knob Airport


Last updated 3/25/2021 at 4:38pm


Cove Helicopter has a website up at the URL http://www.covehelicopter.com. James "JC" Housel is listed as the business manager in the "Contact" section of the website.

A Winter Park, Fla., man was in Martinsburg District Court on Thursday, March 18, where he waived multiple felony counts of deceptive business practices to Blair County Court.

James C. Housel, 48, was extradited from Florida to face charges after an investigation by police allegedly turned up deceptive business practices by Housel, doing business as Cove Helicopter at Blue Knob Airport. Police allege he bilked customers out of nearly $200,000.

According to the complaint filed by Freedom Township police, Housel allegedly took money from at least five customers for parts and repairs to their...

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