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Tioga County

Troopers at the Mansfield barracks are investigating a theft victimizing 67 year old James  Dries of Tioga on October 3. Police did not release details but say Dries was scammed out of $190.

 

A Lawrenceville man has been arrested for physical harassment. State police at Mansfield claim a 32 year old suspect whose name they did not release struck  a 58 year old Lawrenceville man in the face  during an argument on Main Street  October 4.

 

It is the rut and deer are on the move causing an increasing amount of car/deer collisions.

No  injuries were reported for an elderly Cowlesville driver and his passenger after a car/deer collision Wednesday morning on Route 15 in Mansfield. Robert Baker, 78,was  going North when his Chrysler Mini Van hit a whitetail. Baker and his passenger, Michael Barren were using seatbelts. The van had to be towed away.

Anne Mathers of Williamsport escaped  injury Wednesday evening on Route 15 South in Liberty Township  when her Scion XD  hit a deer which came onto the road and into her path. The car had to be towed from the scene.

McKean County

State police at Lewis Run investigated a criminal trespass in Liberty Township October 9. Someone illegally entered property belonging to Tamara Thompson at 366 Wildwood Drive.

Physical harassment charges have been filed against 51 year old Matthew Windsor of Eldred. State police claim Windsor assault 46 year old Cortlend  Zetwick of Rixford during an argument at 300 Main Street in Eldred Monday morning.

No injuries were reported for an 18 year old driver after a mishap in Eldred Township Monday morning.  Austin Smith of Mapleton DEP PA  was going north on Route 446 when his GMC 5500 went off the road and entered a ditch.

DUI charges have been filed against a 30 year old Bradford man whose vehicle was stopped late last Saturday night  on Campus Drive in Bradford. The suspect’s name was not released.

DUI charges have also been lodged against 32 year old Jody Britton of Smethport after police stopped his 2018 GMC on the South Brooklynside Road in Liberty Township, McKean County early October 15. Troopers claim he was driving under the influence of a controlled substance and was in possession of drug paraphernalia.

Statewide

The Department of Conservation and Natural Resources (DCNR) is  encouraging Pennsylvanians to nominate their favorite trail for the 2022 Trail of the Year.

Each year, the Pennsylvania Trails Advisory Committee, designates a Trail of the Year to help build enthusiasm and support for trails and raise public awareness about the value of Pennsylvania’s Trail network.

DCNR recently honored the D&H Rail  as the 2021 Pennsylvania Trail of the Year and department officials are eager to see nominations for 2022.

The winning trail will be recognized publicly by the advisory committee and DCNR and through  a commemorative poster for statewide distribution, a trailhead marker along the trail, promotion on ExplorePATrails, and a grant for educational programs to promote safety and environmental protection on the trail.

The Pennsylvania Trails Advisory Committee is charged with implementing the development of a statewide land and water trail network to facilitate recreation, transportation, and healthy lifestyles for all.

Pennsylvania is home to more than 12,000 miles of trails.

If you know of a trail that provides unique opportunities, encourages and celebrates diverse user groups, or enhances your community, please nominate it for the 2022 Trail of the Year.

For consideration, a nomination form and supporting documentation must be submitted online by November 12, 2021.

Visit the Pennsylvania Trail of the Year web page for more information about where to submit the form and supporting materials.

The Trail of the Year will be announced in early 2022.

The Pennsylvania Department of Health today confirmed that as of 12:00 a.m., Thursday, Oct. 21, there were 4,998 additional positive cases of COVID-19, bringing the statewide total to 1,525,813

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There are 2,929 individuals hospitalized with COVID-19. Of that number, 668 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. 8 – Oct. 14 increased to 9.7%.

As of 11:59 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 20, there were 94 new deaths identified by the Pennsylvania death registry, reported for a total of 30,815 deaths attributed to COVID-19. County-specific information and a statewide map are available on the COVID-19 Data Dashboard.

The number of COVID-19 cases among school-aged children (between 5-18 years old) is more than 9 times greater this year than in 2020. In fact, between Sept. 29 and Oct. 5, 2020, there were a total of 778 COVID-19 cases in school-aged kids compared to 7,046 cases in the same age group during the same week in 2021.

According to the CDC, as of Wednesday, Oct. 20, 71% of Pennsylvanians age 18 and older are fully vaccinated.

  • Vaccine providers have administered 13,482,302 total vaccine doses, including 414,625 additional doses (which includes additional shots for immunocompromised individuals and booster shots), as of Wednesday, Oct. 20.
  • 6,404,179 people are fully vaccinated; with 40,442 vaccinations administered since yesterday and a seven-day moving average of more than 24,600 people per day receiving vaccinations.

In licensed nursing and personal care homes, there have been a total of 78,521 resident cases of COVID-19 to date, and 17,054 cases among employees, for a total of 95,575 at 1,642 distinct facilities in all 67 counties.

Approximately 32,107 of total cases have been among health care workers.