Cash and other items stolen from Potter County home….See story below.

Potter County burglary investigated….Knoxville man arrested for physical  harassment….Mansfield woman accused of scattering rubbish….Charges filed against pit bull owner in Elk County…Pennsylvania’s Primary Election tomorrow…..9.5 million Pennsylvania residents vaccinated…..

Sunday’s high, 69; Overnight low, 32






Potter County

A burglary at a home on Marsh Creek Road in Harrison Township between April 30 and May 4 is being investigated by state police at Coudersport. Someone stole a fanny pack containing about $100 in cash, some blank Northwest Savings bank checks and a credit card belonging to 83 year old Judith Hanes.

Tioga County

State police at Mansfield have arrested 27 year old Allan Wood of Knoxville for physical harassment for allegedly assaulting Murray Johnson during an argument on Boatman Road in Deerfield Township Tioga Township during the early morning of May 2.

A scattering rubbish charge has been lodged against a 38 year old Mansfield woman. Troopers claim the woman threw garbage onto property along Route 660 in Covington Township owned by a 71 year old Mansfield man Saturday afternoon.

Elk County

A rock flying off a Kenworth tractor -trailer cracked the windshield of a Chevrolet Trax on Bennett’s Valley Highway Saturday afternoon. State police at Ridgway reported there were no injuries and both units continued on their way.

Charges are pending against the owner of two pit bulls after one of them bit a neighbor at a campsite on Coal Hollow Road in Fox Township Saturday evening. Troopers said the dogs got loose from their camper.


It’s not quite as interesting as last fall’s presidential election but tomorrow is Primary Election Day in Pennsylvania. Republicans and Democrats will be choosing their partys’ candidates for Justice of the Supreme Court 1 out of 3; judge of the superior court 1 unopposed…Judge of commonwealth court; County District Attorney; County coroner; township supervisors; auditor (6,4,2) Tax Collector; School Directors. Many candidates have cross-filed and will be on both ballots; many  are unopposed and some local and county offices have no candidates at all. Voters of both parties and non-partisan voters will be deciding three proposed constitutional amendments and one statewide referendum. Two of the proposed amendments have been inspired by Governor Wolf’s continuation after one year, of a disaster declaration. The third calls for prohibition against denial or abridgement of equality of rights because of race or ethnicity. The referendum asks voters are they in favor of expanding the use of indebtedness for volunteer fire companies, ambulance services and rescue squads. All registered voters in Clara Township Potter County will be deciding if home rule can established for the municipality. Polls will be open from 7:00 am to 8:00 pm. Mail-in and absentee ballots must be received by 8:00 pm Tuesday.

More information can be found on the department of state website

The Pennsylvania Department of Health today confirmed as of 12:00 a.m., May 15, that there were 2,210 additional positive cases of COVID-19, bringing the statewide total to 1,185,132.


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There are 1,605 individuals hospitalized with COVID-19 in Pennsylvania. Of that number, 373 patients are in the intensive care unit with COVID-19. The trend in the 14-day moving average number of hospitalized patients per day is coming 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 May 7 – May 13 stood at 5.3% down from the week before.

As of 11:59 p.m., Friday, May 14, there were 25 new deaths identified by the Pennsylvania death registry, reported for a total of 26,749 deaths attributed to COVID-19.

The Department of Health has posted new guidance to help residents and businesses prepare for recently announced increases in limits for indoor and outdoor gatherings capacity starting Monday, May 17 and for the changes to the mitigation, enforcement, and immunity orders starting May 31.


According to the CDC, as of Saturday morning, May 15, Pennsylvania has administered first doses of vaccine to 54 percent of its entire population, and the state ranks 9th among all 50 states for first doses administered by percentage of population.

According to the CDC, as of Saturday morning, May 15, 47.8% of Pennsylvanians age 18 and older are fully vaccinated.

According to the CDC, as of Saturday morning, May 15, Pennsylvania ranks 5th among all 50 states for total doses administered.

Statewide data representing the 66 counties within the Department of Health’s vaccine jurisdiction:

Vaccine providers have administered 9,620,057 total vaccine doses as of Saturday, May 15.

4,143,473 people are fully vaccinated, with a seven-day moving average of more than 63,632 people per day receiving vaccinations.

1,676,909 people are partially vaccinated, meaning they have received one dose of a two-dose vaccine.

5,820,382 people have received at least their first dose.

320,320 first/single doses will have been allocated this week.

To date, 9,534,664  total doses total have been admistered  through May 15:

First/single doses:  5,781,561administered

Second doses:  3,753,103 administered

Fully vaccinated people are not required to wear a mask indoors or outdoors unless the business or organizations requires it, following guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

There are 158,661 individuals who have a positive viral antigen test and are considered probable cases and 639 individuals who have a positive serology test and either COVID-19 symptoms or a high-risk exposure.

There are 4,509,607 individuals who have tested negative to date.

In licensed nursing and personal care homes, there are 71,405 resident cases of COVID-19, and 15,104 cases among employees, for a total of 86,509 at 1,590 distinct facilities in all 67 counties. Approximately 28,295 of our total cases are among health care workers.

Businesses Continue to Maintain Option to Require Masks

All Pennsylvanians age 12 and older are eligible to schedule a COVID-19 vaccine.   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.