Wellsboro man arrested for streaking….Coudersport resident charged with harassment….Troopers arrest Smethport woman for assault…Minor injuries reported following motorcycle/deer collision…State agencies gear up for foliage reports….67.5 residents vaccinated….

Sunday’s high, 85; low 41; .04 inches of rain over weekend






Tioga County

A 39 year old Wellsboro man has been arrested for “streaking.” Mansfield based state police arrested Mark Delong when they were called to 1122 Stony Fork Road in Delmar Township last Monday afternoon on a report of a naked man running on the road. After confirming the report, troopers charged Delongwith disorderly conduct.

A criminal mischief occurring last Tuesday afternoon in Jackson Township, Tioga County is being investigated by troopers at Mansfield. Vandals damaged the rear window on a 2012 Chevrolet owned by a 65 Millerton woman.

Potter County

A Coudersport man has been charged with harassment for an incident allegedly occurring Friday afternoon at 107 W. Fourth Street in the borough. Troopers claim 58 year old Donald Hoffman threatened 43 year old Jessica Cornelius during a disagreement.

State police at Coudersport have charged 79 year old John Welsh of Coudersport with DUI after he allegedly failed to yield the right of way to a marked State Police cruiser  at a stop sign on East Second Street. After stopping Welsh, police reportedly found him to be under the influence of drugs and alcohol.

Troopers also have charged 52 year old Keith Balmer of Sabinsville with drug possession after stopping him on Route 49 Friday night. Police claim they found Balmer in possession of a controlled substance and paraphernalia.

Elk County

DUI charges are being filed against a 56 year old Johnsonburg woman in connection to an incident last Wednesday evening on the Wilcox Road in Ridgway Township. State police claim the suspect, whose name was not released) was possibly intoxicated when she tried to enter several vehicles randomly. Charges are pending blood results.

DUI charges are pending against a 68 year old Kersey man by state police at Ridgway. Authorities claim the suspect, whose name was not released, was arrested after entering a scheduled DUI checkpoint on Fairview Road on the evening of September 4.

McKean County

State police at Lewis Run arrested Laura Ladlee of Smethport for assault in connection to a domestic violence incident allegedly taking place on Labor Day on the West Valley Road in Keating Township. Troopers claim Ladlee struck a 41 year old Smethport woman and put the victim in fear of serious bodily injury.

A Smethport motorcylist was slightly injured in a car/deer collision last Friday morning in Lafayette Township. Troopers report Amy Boyer was headed west on Route 59 just before 7:00 am when a whitetail came onto the road in front of her Suzuki VL800. Boyer was unable to avoid impact and the bike slid about 25 feet before  stopping. She was taken to a local hospital by private vehicle.

One Smethport driver was slightly hurt in a collision last Tuesday afternoon in Liberty Township, McKean County. According to  Lewis Run State police, the collision occurred at the intersection of the North Brooklynside Road and Route 6 when Donovan Raymond of Smethport, after stopping tried to make a left turn onto Route 6 and his Toyota RAV4 hit the front of a 2020 Jeep Cherokee driven by William Gross east on Route 6.


To highlight some of the world’s most beautiful, diverse fall foliage, the Pennsylvania Department of Conservation and Natural Resources (DCNR) is making its experts available to serve as regional advisers, offering tips and resources to help residents and visitors experience a colorful autumn in a variety of ways across the commonwealth.

Beginning September 30, weekly fall foliage reports can be found online on the Pennsylvania Department of Conservation of Natural Resources (DCNR) website and will be updated every Thursday. Fall foliage typically peaks for several weeks near the beginning of October across Pennsylvania. Visitors can get suggestions about the best spots to view fall foliage on the Penn’s Woods Fall Foliage story map and on the Pennsylvania Tourism Office website.

While the leaves are the star of the show, Pennsylvania also boasts an abundance of great festivals, pick-your-own farms, and unrivaled haunted attractions that make the state the obvious choice for autumn. In a typical year, Pennsylvania’s approximately 200 million travelers inject about $45 billion into Pennsylvania’s economy, generate more than $5 billion in tax revenues, and are responsible for more

Regional forestry experts can discuss the chemistry of fall foliage color, as well as the projected outlook for fall foliage in their region of Pennsylvania. State experts include:

Northeast Pennsylvania

Tim Latz, forester: Pinchot Forest District, Dalton

Northwest Pennsylvania

Cecile Stelter, district forester: Cornplanter State Forest District, Warren

Southeast Pennsylvania

Rick Hartlieb, assistant district forester: William Penn State Forest District, Elverson

Southcentral Pennsylvania

Ryan Reed, environmental education specialist, Harrisburg

Southwest Pennsylvania

Joe Planinsek, forester: Forbes State Forest District, Laughlintown

Northcentral Pennsylvania

Chris Firestone, wild plant program manager: Tioga State Forest District, Wellsboro

For fall-inspired festivals and experiences, go to visitPA.com or follow Visit PA on Instagram, Twitter, and Pinterest. Join the conversation using the hashtag #FallinPA.

The Pennsylvania Department of Health today confirmed that as of 12:00 a.m., Friday, Sept. 17, there were 5,198 additional positive cases of COVID-19, bringing the statewide total to 1,370,247.


ELK 1814

McKEAN 3199


TIOGA 2920



There are 2,337 individuals hospitalized with COVID-19. Of that number, 589 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 Sept. 3 – Sept. 9 stood at 9.1%.

As of 11:59 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 16, there were 44 new deaths identified by the Pennsylvania death registry, reported for a total of 28,812 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, Sept. 16, Pennsylvania ranks 5th among all 50 states for total doses administered.

According to the CDC, as of Thursday, Sept. 16, 67.5% of Pennsylvanians age 18 and older are fully vaccinated.

Vaccine providers have administered 12,538,139 total vaccine doses, including 62,605 additional doses authorized for people who are immunocompromised, as of Friday, Sept. 17.

6,120,675 people are fully vaccinated; with 35,370 vaccinations administered since yesterday and a seven-day moving average of more than 16,500 people per day receiving vaccinations.

In licensed nursing and personal care homes, there have been a total of 75,451 resident cases of COVID-19 to date, and 16,142 cases among employees, for a total of 91,593 at 1,621 distinct facilities in all 67 counties.

Approximately 30,699 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.