Wednesday’s high, 52; Overnight low, 39

THU NIGHT-partly cloudy, low 36

FRI-chance showers then showers, high 50

FRI NIGHT-showers likely then chance of rain/snow

SAT-Chance Rain/Snow then chance showers 53

SAT NIGHT-partly cloudy low 33

 Four jailed for home invasion in Tioga County….Mansfield man accused of stealing electricity from neighbor…Investigation into major commercial fire in Elk continues….DCNR seeking proposals to operate Denton Hill State Park….8.8 million doses have been administered in Pennsylvania

Tioga County

Mansfield state police  have released details about a home invasion during the early morning at a home on Sunset Lane in Ward Township. Four Tioga men have been arrested for burglary in connection the invasion. Logan Adams, 21 of Blossburg, Matthew Dillin, 28 of Mainsburg, Justin Auwarter, 28 of Mansfield and Nicholas Wivell of Covington are charged with criminal trespass, Robbery, Conspiracy to commit Robbery, criminal mischief, Reckless endangerment, false imprisonment, theft, receiving stolen property, simple assault and harassment. All four were committed to the Tioga County Prison in lieu of $75,000 each. Authorities claim the suspects entered the home and physically assaulted four Palmyra, residents ages 18 and 19. Then the accused are said to have damaged the residence, stole various items of value and held the victims against their will for about two hours.

A Mansfield man has been arrested for stealing electricity. State police allege  44 year old Darren Hudick entered a  residence of a 43 year old man through a window and used extension cords to steal power from his neighbor. Bail was set at $10,000.

Elk County

The state police fire marshal is investigating a blaze at Ferragine Spas and Pools earlier this month in Ridgway. Damage is estimated to be $305,000. The blaze was discovered a little after 11:30 pm on April 14.

Potter County

The Department of Conservation and Natural Resources (DCNR) is seeking proposals to operate a downhill ski and four-season recreation center at Denton Hill State Park in Potter County.

Denton Hill includes a downhill ski area that has been closed since the winter of 2014. A new master plan for the park includes infrastructure improvements to the ski area and positions a concessionaire to grow recreational opportunities in all four seasons.

DCNR is committing $10 million in capital improvements to support the implementation of a master plan for the park.

The department is seeking a concessionaire to lease approximately 700 acres and work with DCNR to create a year-round park operation with a winter mountain recreation focus.. DCNR believes with infrastructure improvements and the right partner Denton Hill will become another attraction that brings visitors to the Pennsylvania Wilds region in all four seasons.

The design phase of this project will coincide with the award of a concession lease agreement. DCNR intends that the selected concessionaire will work with it to help identify and prioritize improvements during the design process.

Denton Hill State Park is located along Route 6 in Ulysses Township, Potter County, in the Pennsylvania Wilds.

The park was developed by DCNR as a specialized ski area in the early 1950s. All permanent infrastructure at Denton Hill is owned by DCNR and is in need of major rehabilitation and modernization to bring it to acceptable industry standards.

DCNR’s website contains information on available state park concession opportunities. The Denton Hill request is SFP# 2021-BSP-01.

Interested parties are strongly encouraged to make arrangements to visit Denton Hill State Park to ascertain the condition of the facility by contacting the Bureau of State Parks regional office at 814-486-3365.

Proposals must be received in a sealed envelope no later than Friday, June 9. DCNR will begin reviewing proposals on Friday, June 16, 2021.

Find more information about the Denton Hill State Park master plan on the DCNR website.


The Pennsylvania Department of Health today confirmed as of 12:00 a.m., May 5, there were 2,597 additional positive cases of COVID-19, bringing the statewide total to 1,164,216.


Confirmed cases:


ELK- 1547



TIOGA -2459



There are 2,172 individuals hospitalized with COVID-19. Of that number, 480 patients are in the intensive care unit with COVID-19. Most of the patients hospitalized are ages 65 or older, and most of the deaths have occurred in patients 65 or older. The trend in the 14-day moving average number of hospitalized patients per day is starting to come down, after peaking at 2,661 patients which is slightly below what it was at the height of the spring 2020 peak of 2,751 patients on May 3, 2020. Statewide percent positivity for the week of April 23 – April 29 stood at 7.6%.

The most accurate daily data is available on the website, with archived data also available.

As of 11:59 p.m. Tuesday, May 4, there were 56 new deaths identified by the Pennsylvania death registry, reported for a total of 26,390 deaths attributed to COVID-19. County-specific information and a statewide map are available on the COVID-19 Data Dashboard.

According to the CDC, as of Wednesday morning, May 5, Pennsylvania has administered first doses of vaccine to 50.9% of its entire population, and the state ranks 10th among all 50 states for first doses administered by percentage of population.

According to the CDC, as of Wednesday morning, May 5, 42.2% of Pennsylvanians age 18 and older are fully vaccinated.

According to the CDC, as of Wednesday morning, May 5, Pennsylvania ranks 5th among all 50 states for total doses administered.

Vaccine providers have administered 8,840,842 total vaccine doses as of Wednesday, May 5.

3,646,861 people are fully vaccinated; with a seven-day moving average of more than 81,300 people per day receiving vaccinations.

1,847,176 people are partially vaccinated, meaning they have received one dose of a two-dose vaccine.

5,494,037 people have received at least their first dose.

This week, a total of 8,938,480 doses will have been allocated through May 8:

323,520 first/single doses will have been allocated this week.

288,320 second doses will have been allocated this week.

To date, 8,840,842 doses total have been administered through May 5:

First/single doses:  5,494,037 administered

Second doses:  3,346,805 administered

Mask-wearing is required in all businesses and whenever leaving home. Fully vaccinated people are permitted to participate in some activities without a mask based on CDC guidance released yesterday. Consistent mask-wearing is critical to preventing the spread of COVID-19.

There are 4,429,718 individuals who have tested negative to date.

In licensed nursing and personal care homes, there are 70,980 resident cases of COVID-19, and 14,875 cases among employees, for a total of 85,855 at 1,588 distinct facilities in all 67 counties.

Approximately 27,868 of the total cases are among health care workers.

Mitigation orders will be lifted Memorial Day; masking orders lifted once 70 percent fully vaccinated

Administration and Rite Aid Partner to ease vaccine scheduling for people with intellectual disabilities and autism

All Pennsylvanians age 16 and older are eligible to schedule a COVID-19 vaccine. A commonwealth COVID-19 vaccination guide explains the current process for getting one. Pennsylvanians with questions about the vaccination process can call the Department of Health hotline at 1-877-724-3258.

Vaccine provider map to find a COVID-19 vaccine provider near you.