It is the first day of Fall and Cameron County has a full slate of activities. See story below:

Gifford resident arrested for making terroristic threats….Teenager arrested for falling asleep in an Eldred home after illegal entry… Wellsboro man accused of physically assaulting female victim…Cameron County prepares for a  host of Fall Activities…..Health Department says it is waiting for booster approval….67.8 % of PA residents vaccinated

Tuesday’s high, Overnight low, 62; .19” of rain overnight







McKean County


State police at Lewis Run have charged 63 year old Thomas Sink of Gifford for making terroristic threats. Troopers allege Sink told a 58 year old Rew man he would shoot him in the head with a rifle over a property dispute on Northland Road in Keating Township, on the afternoon of September 11.

18 year old Caleb Wolters of Eldred has been arrested for burglary at a home on King Steet early Tuesday morning. Authorities allege Wolters had entered the home through an unlocked door and fell asleep on the couch in the living room. When confronted by the homeowner who took him outside, Wolters tried to regain entry before leaving and falling asleep in a nearby automobile. Wolters was subsequently taken into custody by state police and was arraigned before District Judge Luther pending further  court proceeding.

A theft of some items from a parked vehicle is being investigated by troopers at Lewis Run. The items were taken Monday morning from a vehicle owned by Cheryl Sample while it was parked at 51 Allan Street in Keating Township.

Drug possession charges are being filed against a 33 year old Bradford woman. State police contend the suspect, whose name was not released, was found with contraband at the McKean County Jail.

Tioga County

Physical assault charges have been filed against a 31 year old Lawrenceville man in connection to an incident allegedly occurring August 17 on Country Acres Lane in Jackson Township. The man’s name was not released but police claim the victim was a 10 year old Millerton girl.

A Wellsboro man has been arrested for assault for an incident allegedly taking place August 14 on Pinafore Run in Shippen Township . Authorities claim the 67 year old suspect threw several items at a 69 year old woman, striking her several times. The victim fled the scene and contacted state police the next day and the suspect, whose name was not released, was subsequently arrested.

A Columbia Cross Roads man was picked up on a warrant on the morning of August 18 at 94 Mitchell Creek Road. Brandon McClain was picked up when state police learned there was an active warrant for his arrest.

Potter County

An Addison, NY woman has been arrested by Coudersport based state police for drug possession. Charges were filed against 22 year old Kilai Neally when her2008 Ford Crown Victoria was pulled over on Route 6 West at Thompson Road in Ulysses Township Monday evening. Police claim drug paraphernalia was observed in full view.

Coudersport based state police conducted a DUI Checkpoint on Route 6 West at Buckler Drive in Roulette Township Saturday night. As a result, there were two drug possession arrests and two for underage drinking.

Cameron County

Today is the first day of Fall and the calendar of events for Cameron County filling up for the fall season.  Things kick off this weekend with the All Fired Up Kickin Ash BBQ Competition and Sinnemahone Gravel Grinder.  Competitors will compete for trophies in 7 categories along with Peoples Choice. There are two unique twists to the competition according to Cameron County Chamber of Commerce Executive Director Tina Johns Solak.  “Competitors are encouraged to sell to those that come to the event.  Many competitions limit it to tastings or in some cases people must purchase a ticket in order to eat from the competitors.  The chamber wants the competitors to make money at this event.”  Another unique twist is a mystery meat competition.  No one knows what they will be asked to prepare for judging.  This year Valley Meats selected the item and competitors will learn their task on Friday night.  Embassy Powdered Metals sponsoring the event by providing $500.00 cash prize.

While the grills are heating, more than 70 are expected to compete in the Sinnemahone Gravel Grinder.  Three course lengths are available.  The shortest is 14 miles along the West Creek Recreational Trail.  A 26 mile course takes riders from Emporium to the intersection of Hunts Run and Ridge Roads along Elk State Forest Trails and the third 55 mile course starts in Emporium and includes riding through Sinnemahoning State Park and back to the start line.  Registration for any of the mileage ends at noon on Friday.

In October every weekend is packed with events.  The first and second Saturdays see a return to festivals at Sizerville and Sinnemahoning State Parks.  According to the community calendar kept by the Cameron County Chamber of Commerce October 2 includes a cash bash by the VFW Auxiliary starting at 2pm and the showing of Hocus Pocus at the Emporium Food Market starting at 7:30pm.  That event is co-sponosred by the grocery store and ADAS.

The weekend of October 8-9 includes a Homecoming Parade Friday night, and on Saturday in addition to the First Fork Festival in Sinnemahoning, a Mud Run hosted by Smoker Logging will take place at 2pm, Mason Farm will host a fall festival and a Hall of Fame Ceremony at Cameron County High School will take place that evening.

October 16 will be the final leg of the Sinnemahone Triple Crown with trail runners selecting their distance on Elk State Forest trails.  In addition to the race, a car show will take place at the former Sylvania plant with a children’s power wheels demolition derby.

October 24 Allegheny Mountain Chapter of Nam Knights will take center stage with a beer and bacon bash at the Emporium Volunteer Fire Department Social Hall.  On Sunday afternoon Cameron County Ambulance will host a bingo at the same location.

The month ends with Trick or Treat, Smoker Logging Halloween Extravaganza and business trick or treat on Saturday October 30.

Any organization wishing to be included on the community calendar can submit information to  The calendar is published at

Acting Secretary of Health Alison Beam today signed an order to ensure that vaccine providers are prepared to start COVID-19 booster shots as soon as the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) issues the necessary federal guidance.

The CDC’s Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) is scheduled to discuss boosters on Sept. 22 and 23 and is expected to make recommendations and provide guidance to vaccine providers following the meeting.

The Department of Health’s order requires vaccine providers, as possible, to:

  • provide online scheduling for vaccination appointments,
  • provide a telephone number, with prompts to a live agent during normal business hours, to assist in scheduling appointments,
  • offer walk-in appointments, and
  • work with local Area Agencies on Aging (AAA) and Medical Assistance Managed Care Organizations

There are currently more than 2,000 vaccine providers across the state with COVID-19 vaccine inventory. To date, vaccine providers have administered 12.6 million total vaccine doses. More than 6.1 million Pennsylvanians are fully vaccinated; with a seven-day moving average of more than 15,600 people per day receiving vaccinations.


Last week, the Pennsylvania Department of Health announced that, since January 2021, 97 percent of COVID-19-related deaths and 95 percent of reported hospitalizations due to COVID-19 were in unvaccinated or not fully vaccinated people.

The Pennsylvania Department of Health today confirmed that as of 12:00 a.m., Tuesday, Sept. 21, there were 4,939 additional positive cases of COVID-19, bringing the statewide total to 1,387,872.


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There are 2,386 individuals hospitalized with COVID-19. Of that number, 602 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. 10 – Sept. 16 stood at 8.9%.

As of 11:59 p.m. Monday, Sept. 20, there were 68 new deaths identified by the Pennsylvania death registry, reported for a total of 28,932 deaths attributed to COVID-19

According to the CDC, as of Monday, Sept. 20, 67.8% of Pennsylvanians age 18 and older are fully vaccinated.

Vaccine providers have administered 12,601,129 total vaccine doses, including 68,251 additional doses authorized for people who are immunocompromised, as of Tuesday, Sept. 21.

6,152,656 people are fully vaccinated; with 12,812 vaccinations administered since yesterday and a seven-day moving average of more than 15,600 people per day receiving vaccinations.

In licensed nursing and personal care homes, there have been a total of 75,679 resident cases of COVID-19 to date, and 16,210 cases among employees, for a total of 91,889 at 1,624 distinct facilities in all 67 counties.

Approximately 30,822 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.