“Doe” licenses are slowly being fulfilled. See Story below.

Emporium woman arrested  after DUI related crash…Mansfield driver’s car lands upside down in Jackson Township….Game Commission says “doe” licenses slow in getting to hunters….More than 11.3 million  PA residents vaccinated…

Sunday’s high, 79; overnight low, 61; 2.55” of rain Saturday






Tioga County


Mansfield state police have arrested a 57 year old Westfield woman for scattering rubbish. Troopers claim Margery McCutcheon left several plastic bags filled with miscellaneous snack wrappers and plastic bottles along with a McDonalds bag filled with cardboard at the intersection of Gateway Drive and Lambs Creek Road in Richmond Township last Tuesday.

A Clifford Township, PA driver has been charged with DUI by state police at Mansfield. Troopers say they arrested Ronald  Grunewald, 38, when they responded to a vehicle parked in the Middle of Merrick Hill Road in Chatham Township on July 3. They claim when they investigated, they found Grunewald had been driving his 2014 Chevrolet Silverado under the influence of alcohol.

No injuries were reported for 20 year old Brandon Allen of Mansfield after a one-car accident Saturday night In Jackson Township, Tioga County. According to Mansfield state police Allen was going south on Route 548 when his 2001 Toyota Camry went off the right side of the road, hit an embankment and rolled over onto its roof.

Elk County

DUI charges are pending against a 31 year old Weedville woman after state police were called to the Family Dollar in Weedville Friday to investigate an overdose in the parking lot. The 27yearold Ridgway woman refused transport to a hospital but police allege the driver of the 1995 Dodge was driving under the influence.

Cameron County

Emporium based state police arrested 40 year old Julie Johnson of that town for DUI. Troopers claim when they investigated a “non-reportable” two car collision on N. Vine Street June 14, they determined Johnson had been driving under the influence pf alcohol and a controlled substance and was allegedly found in possession of drug paraphernalia.


Hunters eager to see if their 2021-22 antlerless deer license has been awarded might need to wait a little longer than usual according to the Game Commission.

The new licensing system now used to issue all hunting licenses, including antlerless licenses, has experienced slowdowns during peak sales periods – one of which began Monday, when Pennsylvania residents were able to apply for their first antlerless deer license. That means it’s taking longer to issue antlerless licenses.

The Pennsylvania Game Commission is working with NIC Inc., the vendor that operates the new HuntFishPA licensing system, toward a solution that will speed up the sales process and enhance system performance.

Hunters wishing to check whether their license has been awarded can do so through HuntFishPA at https://huntfish.pa.gov. Once logged in to their account on the site, an awarded license will appear in a hunter’s purchase history. They also can click the Wildlife Quota option on the top right of the HuntFishPA home page.  Hunters also can monitor the number of antlerless licenses remaining in each Wildlife Management Unit by going to www.pgc.pa.gov, clicking on the Antlerless Deer License link under Quick Clicks, then selecting Antlerless License Availability in the gray box  on the Antlerless Deer Licenses and Availability page.

In January, the Game Commission and Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission began issuing hunting, furtaker and fishing licenses through the HuntFishPA platform. Previously, those licenses were issued by another vendor, but the contract had expired. NIC was one of four companies to submit a bid and was awarded the contract.

NIC has over 20 years’ experience in outdoor licensing across 11 states, including Wisconsin, Mississippi, Alabama, Maine, and South Carolina. The company said the slowdowns experienced in Pennsylvania result from a high volume of transactions, which is a testament to the number of hunters and trappers in Pennsylvania compared to other states


The Pennsylvania Department of Health today confirmed that as of 12:00 a.m., Friday, July 16, there were 415 additional positive cases of COVID-19, bringing the statewide total to 1,215,767.






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There are 247 individuals hospitalized with COVID-19. Of that number, 50 patients are in the intensive care unit with COVID-19.

The trend in the 14-day moving average number of hospitalized patients continues to drop.

Statewide percent positivity for the week of July 2 – July 8 stood at 1.2%.

As of 11:59 p.m. Thursday, July 15, there were 4 new deaths identified by the Pennsylvania death registry, reported for a total of 27,786 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 Thursday, July 15, Pennsylvania ranks 5th among all 50 states for total doses administered.

According to the CDC, as of Thursday, July 15, 61.5% of Pennsylvanians age 18 and older are fully vaccinated.

Vaccine providers have administered 11,388,549 total vaccine doses as of Friday, July 16.

5,592,034 people are fully vaccinated; with a seven-day moving average of more than 12,100 people per day receiving vaccinations.

The department continues to urge Pennsylvanians to follow CDC guidance 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.

In licensed nursing and personal care homes, there have been a total of 72,111 resident cases of COVID-19 to date, and 15,586 cases among employees, for a total of 87,697 at 1,599 distinct facilities in all 67 counties.

Approximately 29,132 of total cases have been 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.