Mansfield man arrested for felony theft…..Elk County authorities look for missing Johnsonburg woman….Police seek owners of bagged drugs found in Elk County….PennDot has placed two speed boards near Port Allegany….Applications being accepted for non-profit grants in northern Potter County….

Thursday’s high, 74; Overnight low, 63; .04”rain






Tioga County

State police at Mansfield have arrested Alan Starks of that town  for felony theft by deception. Troopers claim Starks has refused to  refund $2670 paid to  him as a down-payment on a vehicle he was to obtain for Oluwauemi O. Oke of Irvington, NJ between December 9, 2020 and February 20, 2021. The victim has tried to get his money refunded since April 2021.

Elk County

Elk County authorities are looking for 27 year old Briana Miller of Johnsonburg who has been reported missing since August 12  by her family. She is described as being 5’01”; weighs 280; She has brown hair and hazel eyes and is Caucasian.  Anyone who knows of her whereabouts is asked to call state police at 814.776.6136.


Not that they are  hopeful in finding the owner, but state police at Ridgway report finding two small bags continue drugs at 46 Hidden Hill Court in Jay Township last Sunday morning. The owner, if he or she dares, can find the drugs at the Ridgway barracks.

McKean County

he Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) has placed two radar-controlled speed display boards on Route 6 in Liberty Township, McKean County, to remind drivers to obey the posted speed limit. The first board faces westbound traffic between Evergreen and Woodland drives. The second faces eastbound traffic between Woodland Drive and Lower

Grimes Road. The boards utilize radar to determine the speeds of oncoming traffic and post them to the lighted section of the sign. The speed limit in the segment of Route 6 hosting the westbound facing board is 55 miles per hour, and the speed limit in the segment hosting the eastbound facing board is 45 miles per hour. The boards will remain in their current locations for up to four weeks. PennDOT will then reposition them to face the opposite direction. Speeding and other aggressive driving behaviors are among the leading causes of crashes and fatalities in Pennsylvania according to PennDot. Other aggressive driving behaviors include running stop signs or red lights, passing illegally, and tailgating. Aggressive driving behaviors were a contributing factor in 52 percent of McKean County crashes in 2020. Learn more about aggressive driving at PennDOT’s highway safety webs e driving at PennDOT’s highway safety website,

Potter County

The Community Foundation for the Twin Tiers, through its Northeastern Potter Economic Development Association (NEPEDA) Fund, seeks proposals from non-profit 501( c )3 organizations or charitable programs in the Northeastern region of Potter County. This includes Allegany Township; Bingham Township; Harrison Township; Hector Township; Genesee Township; and Ulysses Borough and Township. Applications will be judged for enhancing the quality of life in Northeast Potter County. The total amount available to grant is $1,270. For more information about NEPEDA,  visit apply for this competitive grant you can go to our website to download the application at Applications are due Thursday, September 23, 2021. Please email your application to or mail them (postmarked September 23rd) to Community Foundation for the Twin Tiers, 104 W. Lockhart Street, Sayre, PA 18840.For more information, contact Suzanne Lee at 570.888.4759 or

Founded in 2003, the Community Foundation for the Twin Tiers serves 5 counties, Bradford, Potter, Sullivan and Tioga Counties, PA and Tioga County, New York. The Foundation is committed to building philanthropic resources that will sustain healthy and vital communities now and into the future. The Foundation currently manages over 115 funds valued at over $8 million dollars and has awarded over $1.2 million in grants and scholarships since inception, positively impacting hundreds of lives in the region. For more information on its work in the community contact Suzanne Lee at 570.888.4759 or visit the website at


The Pennsylvania Department of Health today confirmed that as of 12:00 a.m., Thursday, Aug. 19, there were 3,451 additional positive cases of COVID-19, bringing the statewide total to 1,259,775.


ELK 1615

McKEAN 2972


TIOGA 2649



There are 1,307 individuals hospitalized with COVID-19. Of that number, 338 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% up from the previous week.

According to the CDC, as of Wednesday, Aug. 18, Pennsylvania ranks 5th among all 50 states for total doses administered.

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

Vaccine providers have administered 11,953,835 total vaccine doses as of Thursday, Aug. 19.

  • 5,851,819 people are fully vaccinated; with 23,409 vaccinations administered yesterday and a seven-day moving average of more than 15,300 people per day receiving vaccinations.

In licensed nursing and personal care homes, there have been a total of 72,912 resident cases of COVID-19 to date, and 15,779 cases among employees, for a total of 88,691 at 1,603 distinct facilities in all 67 counties.

Approximately 29,835 of total cases have been among health care workers.