Public comments invited Wednesday regarding pilot project in Potter and Tioga Counties. See story below:

Arrests made during McKean County  weekend sobriety checkpoint….cybercrook attempted to open checking account illegally in McKean County…Mechanical problem blamed for Ceres Township accident…Teen driver causes collision in Tioga County….Citizens invited to submit comments about DCNR pilot project this week…..64.7 PA residents now vaccinated….

McKean County

An attempted ID theft is being investigated by state police at Lewis Run. A 52 year old Gardenville man told authorities he had received a letter on August 10 in Eldred Township informing him that someone had tried to open a bank account in his name. He told police he had not tried to open any bank accounts recently.

A mechanical problem is blamed for a one-vehicle accident  last Thursday afternoon in Ceres Township, McKean County. Troopers explained the rear-end on a vehicle driven by 69 year old Robert Doxey of Portville locked up causing it to skid of the road and into a parked excavator. Doxey and his passengers, 45 year old Jack Doxey of Portville and 47 year old Robert Doxey of Olean were treated at the scene for minor injuries and released. Police did not provide information about the vehicle.

Troopers at Lewis Run did not release the name of a 37 year old Kane woman suspected of DUI after being pulled over on Elm Street in Bradford just before 2:00am on August 5. She was driving a 2020 Jeep at the time.

DUI charges are pending lab results for a 51 year old Mt. Jewett man who was stopped by patrol officers on W. Main Street in that town last Wednesday night.

Lewis Run State police conducted a sobriety checkpoint over the weekend. Four DUI arrests were made, one drug arrest was made and 28 traffic citations  and 17 warnings were issued for traffic violations.



Tiogs County

A Hornell, NY woman was arrested by Mansfield state police for DUI and careless driving after she was stopped on old Keys Road in Tioga Township on the afternoon of July 17. Police claim they determined 44 year old Raucpo Teneyck was driving her 2012 under the influence of a controlled substance.

No one was hurt when a car driven by a teen driver and a tractor-trailer collided on August 12 in Union Township. Troopers say the collision occurred when a 2008 Chevrolet Impreza driven  by a 17 year old Troy, PA driver crossed the center line while going south and collided with a 2018 Peterbilt driven by Jeffrey Bylerly of Muncy. Police said Bylerly had attempted to avoid impact. Both drivers and a passenger in the semi Ryan Mundrick were using seatbelts.

Potter County

Sweden Township Police are looking for vandals who damaged the newly placed Limestone on S. Dry Run Road recently. Anyone with information is asked to call the Sweden Township office at 814.274.0654 or 911.


​ The Pennsylvania Department of Conservation and Natural Resources (DCNR) announced it will hold an informational public webinar on the ATV Regional Trail Connector pilot program at 12:00 P.M. on Wednesday, August 25.

The public is encouraged to participate in the webinar and those who would like to attend virtually should register for the events. DCNR Staff will provide updated information about the pilot and ATV safety during the hour-long webinar.

The pilot area was opened on July 26 to ATV riders in the northcentral region of the state to provide opportunities for riding enthusiasts to traverse many miles of roads opened to all-terrain vehicle use and trails in Potter and Tioga counties will remain open until Sunday, September 26.

The pilot program will also be reopened on the Friday of Memorial Day Weekend in 2022 to coincide with the full DCNR trail summer riding season and incorporate a planned connection to the Tiadaghton State Forest and the Haneyville ATV Trail System in Lycoming and Clinton counties.

This ATV Regional Trail Connector program is in response to growing ATV purchases, registrations, and public demand for increased riding opportunities. Through collaborating with public and private partners, the pilot aims to offer long-distance riding opportunities, contribute to local economies, while maintaining the many uses and values of the state forest system. DCNR recently revised its ATV trail policy, which lifted the moratorium on new trails that had been in place since 2003.Though the pilot areas will be marked, riders will be expected to familiarize themselves with the portions of road and trail that are open to ensure they are operating in the legal areas. The official pilot area map (PDF).

DCNR will be gathering public input throughout the two-year period through a variety of methods, including webinars, surveys, comment cards, public meetings and advisory committees. To comment on the North Central ATV pilot, please send an email to:

Additional information about the ATV Regional Trail Connector pilot program and about ATV riding opportunities in state forests can be found on the DCNR website.


The Pennsylvania Department of Health today confirmed that as of 12:00 a.m., Friday, Aug. 20, there were 2,128 additional positive cases of COVID-19, bringing the statewide total to 1,261,903.


ELK 1623

McKEAN 2975


TIOGA 2659



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%.

The most accurate daily data is available on the website, with archived data also available.

As of 11:59 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 19, there were 19 new deaths identified by the Pennsylvania death registry, reported for a total of 28,059 deaths attributed to COVID-19.

According to the CDC, as of Thursday, Aug. 19, Pennsylvania ranks 5th among all 50 states for total doses administered.

According to the CDC, as of Thursday, Aug. 19, 64.7% of Pennsylvanians age 18 and older are fully vaccinated.

Vaccine providers have administered 11,974,770 total vaccine doses as of Friday, Aug. 20.

5,861,445 people are fully vaccinated; with 20,935 vaccinations administered yesterday and a seven-day moving average of more than 15,500 people per day receiving vaccinations.

In licensed nursing and personal care homes, there have been a total of 72,954 resident cases of COVID-19 to date, and 15,796 cases among employees, for a total of 88,750 at 1,603 distinct facilities in all 67 counties.

Approximately 29,888 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.