Sunday’s high, 88; Overnight low, 63







Wellsboro man killed in Saturday night motorcycle accident…Several people arrested for DUI recently…Ridgway woman accused of shoplifting at Walmart….Wilcox boy accused of taking mother’s car without permission…..Governor’s mask order lifted…..More than 11.5 million vaccines given.

Tioga County

. A Wellsboro man died Saturday night when he was thrown off his motorcycle .Mansfield  based state police report 66 year old Drake Morse was going west on Route 6 in Shippen Township a little after 8:00 pm when his Triumph went off the right side of the highway and hit a guard rail.    Morse was pronounced dead at the scene by the Tioga County Coroner.

McKean County

Lewis Run state police have made several DUI and drug arrests recently. Derik Nelson 21 of Pittsburgh was arrested after troopers stopped his 2018 Chevrolet Cruz on Main Street in Port Allegany late last Thursday night for several traffic violations. Troopers say upon further investigating they found Nelson was under the influence of a controlled substance, had related drug paraphernalia and was wanted on a warrant for absconding from probation. Nelson refused a legal blood draw and automatic charges apply.

A Warren  driver was arrested by Lewis Run state police who s topped his 2013 Chevrolet Malibu at Clay Street in Kane last Friday morning. Authorities claim Michael Bryan, 31, was in possession of drug paraphernalia.

Drug possession charges are also being lodged against  23 year old Tyler Hierl of Buffalo who was stopped by patrol officers on Route 219 in Lafayette Township and allegedly found in possession of a controlled substance and related paraphernalia.

Elk County

Shoplifting charges have been filed against 37 year old Noelle Swearer of Ridgway. Troopers claim she stole items from the St. Marys Walmart this past Saturday evening. No further details were released.

A 17 year old Wilcox boy is accused of unauthorized use of a motor vehicle. Troopers received a complaint from a 42 year  old Wilcox woman that her son had taken her 2015 Dodge Dart last Wednesday without her permission. The car was found and was returned to the owner.

A burglary in Highland Township remains under investigation by state police at Ridgway. Thieves broke a lock off a garage and stole gas cans, cash and tarps belonging to a 69 year old Kane woman Friday afternoon.  Police are reminding residents that there is a crime increase and they should be sure buildings are locked and keys removed from vehicles.


Cameron County

State police at Emporium arrested 21 year old Ethan Vislay of that town for drug related offenses. Officers claim Vislay, wanted on a warrant, was spotted at the Sheetz store last Monday night. He was allegedly found in possession multiple narcotics  and prescription medications. Unable to post bail, Vislay was committed to the Potter County Jail.

Drug possession charges are also being filed against a 21 year old Pittsburgh resident after police stopped his 2014 Mitsubishi Lancer on New Street in Emporium on the night of June 18. His name was not released.


The Pennsylvania Department of Health today announced that the order requiring universal face coverings will be lifted statewide at 12:01 a.m. today.

The department continues to urge Pennsylvanians to follow CDC for wearing a mask where required by law, rule, and regulations, including healthcare, local business and workplace guidance. For the protection of themselves and others, individuals who have not yet been vaccinated or are partially vaccinated are still encouraged to wear a mask when in public. The CDC requires individuals to wear a mask on planes, buses, trains, and other forms of public transportation traveling into, within, or out of the United States, and in U.S. transportation hubs, such as airports and stations. In addition, all individuals should still follow guidance at workplaces, local businesses, long-term care facilities, hospitals and other healthcare facilities, prisons, and shelters.

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), as of Friday morning, June 25, 74.9 percent of Pennsylvanians age 18 and older have received their first dose, while 59.4 percent are fully vaccinated. The commonwealth ranks 8th among all 50 states for first doses administered by percentage of population.

Additionally, individuals are reminded that public health measures such as isolation and quarantine are necessary to prevent the spread of infection. It is important for individuals who are sick to stay home unless seeking medical care or COVID-19 testing. Individuals who are identified as close contacts of a person with COVID-19 should cooperate with all public health recommendations, including quarantine, so that if they become infected, they will not spread infection to others.

The universal masking order was originally issued on April 15, 2020, updated on November 18, 2020 and again March 17, 2021.

Meanwhile The Pennsylvania Department of Health today confirmed that as of 12:00 a.m., Friday, June 25, there were 258 additional positive cases of COVID-19, bringing the statewide total to 1,211,299.











There are 380 individuals hospitalized with COVID-19. Of that number, 75 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 11 – June 17 stood at 1.4%.

As of  11:59 p.m. Thursday, June 24, there were 9 new deaths identified by the Pennsylvania death registry, reported for a total of 27,636 deaths attributed to COVID-19.

According to the CDC, as of Friday, June 25, Pennsylvania has administered first doses of vaccine to 62.2% of its entire population, and the state ranks 8th among all 50 states for first doses administered by percentage of population.

According to the CDC, as of Friday, June 25, 59.4% of Pennsylvanians age 18 and older are fully vaccinated while 74.9% have received their first dose.

According to the CDC, as of Friday, June 25 Pennsylvania ranks 5th among all 50 states for total doses administered.

Vaccine providers have administered 11,555,953 total vaccine doses as of Friday, June 25.

5,320,833 people are fully vaccinated; with a seven-day moving average of more than 22,500 people per day receiving vaccinations.

1,351,484 people are partially vaccinated, meaning they have received one dose of a two-dose vaccine.

6,672,317 people have received at least their first dose.

This week, a total of 13,146,080 doses will have been allocated through June 26:

To date, administered 11,555,953 total  doses have been administered l through June 24:

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 72,036 resident cases of COVID-19, and 15,539 cases among employees, for a total of 87,575 at 1,598 distinct facilities in all 67 counties. Approximately 28,998 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.