ATV stolen in Westfield…Tractor abandoned in Tioga County field…Johnsonburg driver unhurt in car/deer collision…DCNR announces it’d accepting applications for snowmobile and ATV related project…11 million plus Pennsylvanians vaccinated…

Sunday’s high, 85; Overnight low, 61; .95” rain over weekend, most on Saturday






A stolen vehicle was involved in a Tioga County crash in late June. State police at Mansfield say when they arrived near the intersection of Bloss Mountain and Lower Arnot Roads to investigate a one-car crash, they determined the 2013 Mercedes Benz is owned by Jennifer Caforia of Blossburg. Caforio told officers the car had been stolen June 26 or 27.

Troopers at Mansfield are looking for the owner of a White Case 1175 tractor found abandoned in a field on Tannery Hill  Road in Osceloa Township Sunday afternoon. The tractor’s serial number is 8750752. Anyone with information is asked to call State Police at 570.662.2151.

A Johnsonburg woman escaped injury in a car/deer collision Friday afternoon in Ridgway Township. State police said Danelle Evans was going north on Route 948 near Alabama Lane when a deer entered the road in front of her Subaru Forester. Evans was unable to avoid impact. The car sustained disabling damage.

The Department of Conservation and Natural Resources has announced the department  is accepting applications for grants aiding snowmobile- and all-terrain vehicle-related projects through September 30.Applications will only be accepted electronically through DCNR’s online grant application system.No match is required for this funding; however, applications providing matching funding will be given additional consideration.Proposed projects eligible for DCNR grants include planning, land acquisition, development, rehabilitation, maintenance, purchase of equipment for maintenance and construction, and development of educational programs related to snowmobile and ATV trails and facilities.Eligible applicants include municipalities, nonprofit organizations, and for-profit organizations in Pennsylvania.

With a few limited exceptions, all snowmobiles and ATVs in Pennsylvania must have a registration issued by DCNR. Statewide, Pennsylvania has nearly 29,000 active snowmobiles registered, and more than 191,000 ATVs. Grants are administered by DCNR with funding provided from registrations.

The Pennsylvania Department of Health today confirmed that as of 12:00 a.m., Friday, Aug. 6, there were 1,691 additional positive cases of COVID-19, bringing the statewide total to 1,233,876.


ELK 1598

McKEAN 2944


TIOGA 3622



There are 668 individuals hospitalized with COVID-19. Of that number, 148 patients are in the intensive care unit with COVID-19. More data is available here.


The trend in the 14-day moving average number of hospitalized patients continues to increase again. Statewide percent positivity for the week of July 23 – July 29 stood at 3.9%.

As of 11:59 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 5, there were 8 new deaths identified by the Pennsylvania death registry, reported for a total of 27,898 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, Aug. 5, Pennsylvania ranks 5th among all 50 states for total doses administered.

According to the CDC, as of Thursday, Aug. 5, 63.4% of Pennsylvanians age 18 and older are fully vaccinated.

Vaccine providers have administered 11,726,105 total vaccine doses as of Friday, Aug. 6.

5,751,738 people are fully vaccinated; with 20,372 vaccinations administered yesterday and a seven-day moving average of more than 13,200 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. CDC also recommends all individuals

In licensed nursing and personal care homes, there have been a total of 72,479 resident cases of COVID-19 to date, and 15,672 cases among employees, for a total of 88,151 at 1,604 distinct facilities in all 67 counties. Approximately 29,480 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.