Elk County PennDot truck driver killed in freak accident….NY state man arrested for smashing window at Tioga County Facility…..Covid Cases are slowing down throughout the region…..

Today’s podcast:

Elk County

PennDot truck driver was killed Monday afternoon in an accident occurring in a gravel pull-off on the Portland Mills Road in Ridgway Township. According to Ridgway state police 52 year old Timothy Fitch of Wilcox got out of the cab of his PennDot tractor Trailer and was standing between it and the  low-boy trailing unit when the truck drifted backwards and the rear tires rolled over Fitch pinning him to the ground. A passing motorist tried to help by moving the truck forward but Fitch succumbed to injuries to  his lower torso and legs. He was pronounced dead at the scene by the Elk County Coroner’s office.

Tioga County

DUI charges are being filed against a 28 yar old Mansfield woman following a one-vehicle crash on the afternoon of June 6 in Richmond Township. Mansfield based state police  claim when they investigated, they discovered the suspect was in possession of drug paraphernalia when she wrecked her 1999 Chevrolet Silverado on the Lambs Creel Road.

Mansfield based state police have charged a 25 year old Auburn, NY man with criminal mischief for throwing a rock through the window of Mountain Laurel Recovery on Church Street in Westfield.


The Pennsylvania Department of Health today confirmed that as of 12:00 a.m. Wednesday, June 16, there were 312 additional positive cases of COVID-19, bringing the statewide total to 1,209,448.


Elk 1581

McKean 2901

Potter 1051

Tioga 2591

Allegany 5720

Cattaraugus 5720

There are 492 individuals hospitalized with COVID-19 in Pennsylvania. Of that number, 129 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 continues to drop, 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 June 4 – June 10 stood at 1.9%.



Between 11:59 p.m. Tuesday, June 15, there were 17 new deaths identified by the Pennsylvania death registry, reported for a total of 27,531 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, June 16, Pennsylvania has administered first doses of vaccine to 61.1% 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 Wednesday morning, June 16, 57.8% of Pennsylvanians age 18 and older are fully vaccinated while 73.7% have received their first dose.

According to the CDC, as of Wednesday morning, June 16 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 11,287,213 total vaccine doses as of Wednesday, June 16.

5,148,859 people are fully vaccinated; with a seven-day moving average of more than 34,500 people per day receiving vaccinations.

1,413,224 people are partially vaccinated, meaning they have received one dose of a two-dose vaccine.

6,562,083 people have received at least their first dose.

This week, a total of 12,546,160 doses will have been allocated through June 19:

299,960 first/single doses will have been allocated this week.

299,960 second doses will have been allocated this week.

To date, 11,287,213  total had been administered through June 15

First/single doses:  6,562,083 administered

Second doses:  4,725,130 administered

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


In licensed nursing and personal care homes, there are 71,916 resident cases of COVID-19, and 15,499 cases among employees, for a total of 87,415 at 1,596 distinct facilities in all 67 counties.

Approximately 28,926 of the  total cases are among health care workers.

All Pennsylvanians age 12 and older are eligible to schedule a COVID-19 vaccine. Use Vaccine Finder to find a COVID-19 vaccine provider near you.

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.