Police look for hit and run vehicle which damaged parked vehicle in Sweden Township…Two suspects arrested for terroristic threats in separate incidents….More ID thefts investigated in McKean County….Elderly Kane driver reportedly admits to hit and run….Covid cases continue to go up across region….

Wednesday’s high, 80; Overnight low, 67; 2.21” of rain







A Roulette man has been arrested for DUI after being stopped on the Kim Hill Road Tuesday night after troopers conducted a traffic stop. Police claim he was driving his Ram 2002 under the influence.

State police also arrested 37 year old Benjamin Riddle of Rush, KY after stopping his 2004 GMC Canyon on Route 6 West in Coudersport Borough just before midnight July 23.

Troopers are looking for a hit and run vehicle which damaged a parked vehicle in Sweden Township last Thursday night. A Chevrolet Silverado went off of Watson Road while turning left and clipped a legally parked Ford F350. The offending vehicle is described as being gold colored with a yellow light on top and Deer Field Farms decal on the side of the truck. The driver was described as being a white male, with a mustache, wearing glasses and a black hat. Anyone with information is asked to call state police at 814.274.8690.

Two people have been arrested for terroristic threats for separate incidents in Potter County. State police claim a 20 year old Salamanca, NY man attacked a 21 year old Port Allegany woman at a home on Route 6 in Roulette Township on the afternoon of August 11. The suspect’s name was not released but troopers claim 56 year old Erich Petsch committed the crme against 53 yar old Sandra Petcsch of Ulysses and 28 year old Kathryn Petsch of Sabinsville at 794 Northern Potter Road in Bingham Township on the afternoon of August 3.

Vandalism occurring last Saturday afternoon at 2905 Gold Road in Genesee Township. Vandals caused $50 in damage to a mailbox owned by Kim Decker.

Two more ID thefts are being investigated by state police at Lewis Run. A  32 year old Eldred man told police someone had filed a fraudulent unemployment assistance claim in his name Tuesday afternoon.

No one was hurt in a collision Sunday morning at the intersection of Route 6 and 46 in Keating Township, McKean County. According to Lewis Run State police, the collision occurred when 81 year old Merton Baker of Kane, after stopping failed to notice a Chevrolet Silverado driven by Matthew Foster of Smethport going west on Route 6 and his Ford Edge hit the pick up. After impact, both units spun 180 degrees before stopping. Malory Foster was listed as a passenger in the truck.

An elderly Hazel Hurzt driver has been charged in connection to a hit and run occurring last Friday morning on West Main Street in Mt. Jewett. Police say 70 year old Bruce Fuller was backing out of a parking spot at the Mt. Jewett Medical Center when his Ford F-150 hit a 2008 Chrysler Sebring. Fuller allegedly left the scene without notifying  Denise Buhler was later located and allegedly admitted hitting the parked car.

Minor injuries were reported for a Sigel, PA man and his passengers after a one-vehicle crash  early Saturday morning. Troopers report Byron West was speeding when his VW Jetta crossed Millstone Road in Millstone Township and collided with a stump. His passengers were identified as Lukas Slosser of Sigel and Daniel Ruhlman  of Marienville.

State police at Emporium arrested a 39 year old man from that town for DUI after stopping him for a traffic violation on East Allegany during the early morning July 11. Troopers claim the suspect, whose name was not released, was driving his 2009 Toyota under the influence of alcohol or a controlled substance.


The Pennsylvania Department of Health today confirmed that as of 12:00 a.m., Wednesday, Aug. 18, there were 2,332 additional positive cases of COVID-19, bringing the statewide total to 1,256,324.

There are 1,275 individuals hospitalized with COVID-19. Of that number, 332 patients are in the intensive care unit with COVID-19.

The trend in the 14-day moving average number of hospitalized patients continues to increase again. Statewide percent positivity for the week of Aug 6 – Aug. 12 stood at 6.0%.

ccording to the CDC, as of Tuesday, Aug. 17, Pennsylvania ranks 5th among all 50 states for total doses administered.

According to the CDC, as of Tuesday, Aug. 17, 64.5% of Pennsylvanians age 18 and older are fully vaccinated.

Vaccine providers have administered 11,930,426 total vaccine doses as of Wednesday, Aug. 18.

5,840,707 people are fully vaccinated; with 30,504 vaccinations administered yesterday and a seven-day moving average of more than 15,000 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 wear a mask indoors in public if in an area of substantial or high transmission..

In licensed nursing and personal care homes, there have been a total of 72,850 resident cases of COVID-19 to date, and 15,768 cases among employees, for a total of 88,618 at 1,603 distinct facilities in all 67 counties.

Approximately 29,788 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.