Vendor deadline extended for First Fork Festival. See Story below.

Tow Dolly stolen in Genesee Township….two Ulysses residents arrested for assault….motorists are advised retaining wall project continues in Tioga County….Vendor deadline extended for First Fork Festival…Route 6 in person  annual meeting postponed…67% of PA residents vaccinated

Monday’s high, 80; Overnight low, 65; .31” of rain






Potter County

A theft last week on the Gold Road in Genesee Township is being investigated by state police at Coudersport.  A tow dolly owned by U-Haul was taken from property owned by a 56 year old Genesee woman between 8:00 pm Labor Day and 5:30 am the next morning. Anyone with information is asked to call state police at 814.274.8690.

Two Ulysses residents have been cited for assault in connection to an argument last Tuesday afternoon on Zepher Street. A 41 year old woman was arrested for simple assault and harassment and a 42 year old man was arrested for  harassment. Police claim a 16 year old girl was the victim.

Elk County

Ridgway based state police arrested 26 year old Devon McClintick of Weedville for DUI  after they responded to a report of a man sleeping on a four-wheeler on Gardner Hill Road in Fox Township early Saturday morning. Troopers determined McClintick was under the influence of alcohol.

Tioga County

Motorists who travel Route 414 in Morris Township, Tioga County are advised a retaining wall project continues in Morris Township, Tioga County. The project is located at the intersection of Wilson Hill Road and continues north for .58 miles towards Morris, Tioga County.

On Thursday, September 16, the contractor will be regrading portions of Wilson Hill Road and will spray a surface treatment for dust control along the road for dust treatment. Regrading will be performed during the daylight hours and the dust treatment will be performed during the evening hours. Motorists should be alert and drive with caution in the area dust suppressant is applied.

In April, Route 414 was closed between Wilson Hill Road and Dixie Run Road in Morris Township, Tioga County, while the contractor LTT, Trucking, LLC, began work on retaining walls and roadway reconstruction, due to embankment failures between Babbs Creek and Route 414.

A detour using Wilson Hill Road, Route 4002 (Oregon Hill Road), English Run Road and Route 287 in Tioga and Lycoming Counties will be in place until mid-November, weather permitting.

LTT Trucking, LLC., is the primary contractor for this $4,900,000, three-year project, which is expected to be completed in 2022.

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Cameron County

Sinnemahoning State Park has extended the cut-off date for vendor applications for the First Fork Festival, which will be held at the Wildlife Center on Saturday, October 9, 2021, from 11:00 AM to 3:00 PM.  All applications and payments must be received by the park office no later than Wednesday, September 22nd.

A limited number of vendor spaces are available.  Vendor fee is $20 per exhibit space.  Vendor spaces will be granted based on criteria, including, but not limited to past participation in the First Fork Festival, proximity to and relationship with the First Fork Valley and the PA Wilds, hand-made or personally crafted products, uniqueness and quality of product, and relevance of product to history and culture theme of the festival.

The First Fork Festival celebrates the history and culture of the First Fork Sinnemahoning Valley, highlighting local authors, artists, craftmakers and artisans.  Surrounded by glorious fall color at Sinnemahoning State Park, this event draws over 1000 visitors each year.

For more information about the First Fork Festival, or to request a vendor application, please email the park office at or call  814-647-8401.


With the public health and safety of the PA Route 6 Heritage Corridor a primary concern and with respect to concerns raised over COVID-19, the Executive Committee of the PA Route 6 Board of Directors has made the extremely difficult decision to POSTPONE the *In-Person* 2021 PA Route 6 Educational Summit & Annual Meeting (and “Do 6” Awards Ceremony), initially set to be held Wednesday and Thursday, September 15–16, 2021, in Kane, PA.

The committee is working  on rescheduling the  in-person event to a new date and will announce those details as soon as possible. All paid registrations and sponsorships will be honored for the rescheduled event.

However,  interested persons are invited  to join via Zoom this Thursday, September 16, 2021, from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m., for the 2021 PA Route 6 Annual Meeting & “Do 6” Awards. You MUST register via the Zoom link below to attend the virtual event (even if you previously registered for the in-person event). After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining virtually on Thursday.

REGISTER for the Virtual 2021 Annual Meeting & “Do 6” Awards here:


The Pennsylvania Department of Health today confirmed that between 12:00 a.m., Saturday, Sept. 11 and 12:00 a.m., Monday, Sept. 13, there were 12,406 additional positive cases of COVID-19, bringing the statewide total to 1,350,719.


ELK 1767

McKEAN 3144


TIOGA 2867



There are 2,183 individuals hospitalized with COVID-19. Of that number, 535 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 Sept. 3 – Sept. 9 stood at 9.1%.

Between 11:59 p.m. Friday, Sept. 10 and 11:59 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 12, there were 33 new deaths identified by the Pennsylvania death registry, reported for a total of 28,568 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 Sunday, Sept. 12, 67% of Pennsylvanians age 18 and older are fully vaccinated.

Vaccine providers have administered 12,442,131 total vaccine doses, including 55,421 additional doses authorized for people who are immunocompromised, as of Monday, Sept. 13.

6,064,295 people are fully vaccinated; with 49,277 vaccinations administered since Friday and a seven-day moving average of more than 14,500 people per day receiving vaccinations.

In licensed nursing and personal care homes, there have been a total of 75,109 resident cases of COVID-19 to date, and 16,038 cases among employees, for a total of 91,147 at 1,617 distinct facilities in all 67 counties.

Approximately 30,517 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.