Sunday’s high, 53; Overnight low, 21








State police at Ridgway investigated two recent ID thefts. A 56 year old Kersey man told troopers he recently received a debt collection in the mail for unauthorized transactions. Someone used the ID of a 23 year old man, also from Kersey, to file a fraudulent unemployment claim.

A theft occurring last Monday on Anglers Path in Grove Township, in Grove Township is being probed by state police at Emporium Thieves stole four trail cameras valued at $400 and damaged two tree stands to the tune of $350.

Both drivers escaped injury in a collision Thursday in Middlebury Township. State police report the collision occurred when Marsha Gee of Lawrenceville realized  97 year old Richard Felton of Wellsboro had used his turn signal to turn left onto Route 249 while traveling east on Route 287 and swerved unsuccessfully to avoid impact.

Troopers at Mansfield have arrested a 61 year old, unidentified Knoxville man for DUI after stopping his 2018 Kia Forte on the Ridge Road last Wednesday evening. Authorities say the suspect was taken into custody for chemical testing. Charges are pending the results.

A 43 year old Lawrenceville woman was arrested for DUI  early October 8 after she walked into the Mansfield barracks to report an incident and police determined she has under the influence of alcohol.

Mansfield based state police arrested 71 year old William Knapp for criminal trespass. Troopers explained they were called by Renee Christine of Cedar Rapids, IA October 18, who told them someone had broken into her cabin at 3210 Arnot Road and was living there. Knapp was taken into custody and committed to the Tioga County Prison awaiting arraignment.

A Blossburg man has also been arrested for trespassing. Troopers say they were called by Tessa Paige of Mansfield   reporting 34 year old Gary Gerow of Blossburg had entered her property at 1842 Spencer Road in Richmond Township last Wednesday without her permission.

Troopers at Lewis Run arrested 54 year old Donald Lee of Buffalo for public drunkenness after they received an emergency alert from Fullington Trailways while traveling on Route 219 in Lafayette Township Friday afternoon. Lee was allegedly found to be intoxicated while creating a disturbance.


Two of the state’s twelve heritage regions are joining forces to share

information about two prominent industries that built America during their

boom days, lumber and oil. These presentations will be virtual and available

to everyone.


The idea of the project is to highlight the links between the two industries

and share the stories of the past, present, and future. “We are hoping to

educate the public about these two industries and the impacts they have made

in our regions,” says Holly Komonczi, LHR Executive Director.


These third Tuesday Boom Heritage presentations will start January 18, 2022,

@ 6:30 pm with the Pennsylvania Lumber Museum and the Drake Well Museum

giving a show and tell of the tools and artifacts used during the boom era

in one or both industries that are not always on display at the museums.

Next, on February 15, A Roust About and A Wood Hick will reenact their tales

from their boom days with participants able to ask our reenactors about a

day in the life of these characters. In celebration of Women’s Month, Women

in the Lumber and Oil Industries will be showcased on March 15 highlighting

the roles of women during the height of the oil and lumber booms. These

often-overshadowed stories will illustrate the importance of women in the

industries. And lastly April 19, the presenters will share the environmental

impacts of oil and lumber extraction in Western PA. What it was like before

and after the laws and legislation were put in place for the two industries.


“The Oil Region National Heritage Area is excited to work with the LHR to

illustrate how much history the two regions have in common,” says Jenn

Burden, Oil Region Alliance Heritage Program Manager.


Lumber has been influential in Pennsylvania since the arrival of the first

European settlers. Pennsylvania hardwoods are still highly sought around the

world even today. We recognize the potential for growth in the Forest

Products Industry and hope continued education will mentor this idea,

comments Komonczi.


Each presentation will be unique, you can sign up for one or more

presentation by visiting

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presentations will begin at 6:30 pm.






Thursday, Nov. 4, there were 5,130 additional positive cases of COVID-19, bringing the statewide total to 1,585,476.










There are 2,571 individuals hospitalized with COVID-19. Of that number, 606 patients are in the intensive care unit with COVID-19.

The trend in the 14-day moving average number of hospitalized patients continues to decrease.

Statewide percent positivity for the week of Oct. 22 – Oct. 28 stood at 8.8%.

As of 11:59 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 4, there were 72 new deaths identified by the Pennsylvania death registry, reported for a total of 31,855 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, Nov. 4, 72.2% of Pennsylvanians age 18 and older are fully vaccinated.


Vaccine providers have administered 14,094,751 total vaccine doses, including 847,151 additional doses (which includes additional shots for immunocompromised individuals and booster shots), as of Friday, Nov. 5.

6,479,912 people are fully vaccinated; with 29,590 vaccinations administered since yesterday and a seven-day moving average of more than 45,600 people per day receiving vaccinations.

In licensed nursing and personal care homes, there have been a total of 79,250 resident cases of COVID-19 to date, and 17,449 cases among employees, for a total of 96,699 at 1,642 distinct facilities in all 67