DCNR seeks members for Trails Committee. See Story below:

Austin man arrested after high speed chase….Bingham Township couple ID theft victims…Texas man accused of assaulting another in Sweden Township….Johnsonburg woman accused of assaulting two others in Fox Township… Local fire department s switches virtual event…DCNR looking for members to Trails Advisory Committee….69.7% of state residents vaccinated…. 

Potter County

State police at Coudersport have arrested 44 year old Eric Shupe of Austin on felony charges of fleeing and eluding and flight to apprehension, misdemeanor charges of resisting arrest and obstruction of justice and multiple summary traffic violations. Troopers say the charges followed a high speed pursuit Sunday night in Portage Township after they tried to stop Shupe for traffic violations.  He allegedly took off in his2016 Nissan Frontier on a high speed chase on Route 155 doing 100 mph in a 55 mph zone. The chase ended on the Four Mile Road in Cameron County. Unable to post bond, Shupe was committed to the Potter County Jail.

An ID theft victimizing a Bingham Township couple is being investigated by state police at Coudersport. Unknown persons transferred $15,000 from a savings account belonging to Larry and Phyliss Hamilton to an unknown checking account.

Theft of some gasoline from Reed’s Market in Genesee Saturday morning was investigated by Coudersport based state police. The fuel was taken just before noon.

A Gorman, TX man has been arrested for assault in Potter County. State police allege 47 year old Mario Ramierez assaulted 20 year old Caden McBride of San Antonio, TX during an argument early Saturday morning at 490 Sweden Hill Road.

After careful consideration of the circumstances surrounding and the uptick in COVID cases in the area, the Coudersport Fire  Department board announces that it  has made the decision to conduct the 300 club next weekend virtually as was done  last year, Officials apologized for the inconvenience and thanked everyone for their continued support.

Elk County

A Johnsonburg woman has been arrested for physical assault for a fight taking place Monday afternoon at 1102 Million Dollar Highway in Fox Township.  Morgan Slater, 19, is accused of punching and kicking St. Marys residents 22 year old Davonte Whiting and 19 year old Makayla Sizemore  during an argument and caused about $500 in damage to a 2013 Ford Focus belonging to one of the victims.

Troopers at Ridgway are also investigating an ID theft. Someone used  Weedville resident Donna Zimmerman’s personal information to file a fraudulent unemployment claim last Thursday.

The theft of a license plate in Fox Township late last month was investigated by state police at Ridgway. The plate was taken from a vehicle owned by a 27 year old Brookville man while it was parked on the Million Dollar Highway.


The Pennsylvania Department of Conservation and Natural Resources (DCNR) is seeking three volunteer members for the 2022 Pennsylvania Trails Advisory Committee.

This 20-member, DCNR-appointed committee is charged with implementing the development of a statewide land and water trail network to facilitate recreation, transportation, and healthy lifestyles for all. The committee represents both motorized and non-motorized trail users and advises DCNR on the use of state and federal trail funding.

The committee also selects Pennsylvania’s Trail of the Year. Pennsylvania continues its tradition of being a leader in trail development by providing its citizens and visitors with more than 12,000 miles of trails.

The agency is seeking interested parties to voluntarily represent each of the following user groups: cross country skiing, off-highway motorcycling and members-at-large. Those selected will serve a three-year term starting January 1, 2022.

To increase representation from the northern portions of the state, individuals from those areas are strongly encouraged to apply.

Letters of interest and resumes are due by Sunday, October 31, 2021 and must be submitted to RA-explorepatrails@pa.gov. More information can be found on the Trails Advisory Committee webpage.

The Pennsylvania Department of Health today confirmed that between 12:00 a.m., Saturday, Oct. 9 and 12:00 a.m., Tuesday, Oct. 12, there were 16,287 additional positive cases of COVID-19, bringing the statewide total to 1,486,134.








There are 2,967 individuals hospitalized with COVID-19. Of that number, 670 patients are in the intensive care unit with COVID-19. The trend in the 14-day moving average number of hospitalized patients continues to increase

Statewide percent positivity for the week of Oct. 1 – Oct. 7 stood at 9.6%.

Between 11:59 p.m. Friday, Oct. 8 and 11:59 p.m. Monday, Oct. 11, there were 151 new deaths identified by the

Pennsylvania death registry, reported for a total of 30,058 deaths attributed to COVID-19.

According to the CDC, as of Saturday, Oct. 9, 69.7% of Pennsylvanians age 18 and older are fully vaccinated.

Vaccine providers have administered 13,135,136 total vaccine doses, including 277,081 additional doses (which includes additional shots for immunocompromised individuals and booster shots), as of Tuesday, Oct. 12.

6,297,593 people are fully vaccinated; with 11,220 vaccinations administered since Friday and a seven-day moving average of more than 25,600 people per day receiving vaccinations.

In licensed nursing and personal care homes, there have been a total of 77,592 resident cases of COVID-19 to date, and 16,598 cases among employees, for a total of 94,190 at 1,635 distinct facilities in all 67 counties.  Approximately 31,508 of total cases have been among health care workers.

Pennsylvanians with questions about the vaccination process can call the Department of Health hotline at 1-877-724-3258.