Wellsboro teen accused of shoplifting…NY state man arrested for physical harassment after an assault in Tioga County…firearms violation investigated by Mansfield State police…..Republican lawmaker proposes legislation to help radio stations stream high school sports….Registration begins next week for Northern PA Regional College 

Tioga County

A Wellsboro teenager has been arrested for shoplifting at the Mansfield Tractor Supply. Mansfield state police allege 18 year old Coleman Brown stole nine items totaling $195 in value on September 21 and was apprehended at the store. The stolen items included a mini butane torch, bold cutter, socket set, machete,  and impact glove among other things.

State police at Mansfield have charged 36 year old Jose Lucero of East Patchogue, NY with physical harassment for an assault which allegedly occurred  on the night of September 18 at 792 Antrim Road in Duncan Township. Authorities claim Lucero attacked 25 year old Maria Lopezcando  during a domestic  violence incident.

Troopers did not release details but report they are investigating a firearms act violation at Barbers Gun Shop in Westfield on August 19.


Northern PA Regional College (NPRC)’s Spring 2022 semester begins Wednesday, January 19th, and registration opens soon. Over 30 courses are being offered including: Cyber Crime, Business and Professional Communication, Industrial Safety, Child Development, and many more. These courses are part of six associate degrees – Applied Technology, Business Administration, Criminal Justice, Early Childhood Education, Liberal Studies, and Social Sciences. Of course, if someone is not interested in pursuing an associate degree at this time, they can choose the course or courses they need for personal or professional development or take courses to transfer towards a degree program at another college or university.

Registration opens November 15th for Spring semester, and the registration deadline is January 14, 2022. For more information, contact Monica Schloder, Student Engagement Specialist, at mschloder@rrcnpa.org or call (814) 331-6857. You can also contact the NPRC Admissions Office at admissions@rrcnpa.org or call (814) 230-9010.

These courses are perfect for recent high school graduates, mid-career adults seeking to advance in their career or begin a new one, and even current high school juniors and seniors who meet eligibility requirements and want to earn college credits while still in high school. This program is designed to be affordable, with state funding helping to keep tuition costs low. Students with a high school diploma or GED pay just $185 per credit. Current high school students pay just $60 per credit. Financial aid and scholarship opportunities are available.

These courses will be offered at the Education Council’s Coudersport and Port Allegany offices, as well as more than 20 additional locations throughout northwest and north central Pennsylvania. Instructors teach classes live (real-time), and interactive television (ITV) allows all students to simultaneously view and interact with each other.


Ever-evolving technology now allows fans of local high school sports to follow their favorite teams nearly everywhere they go. State Rep. Jim Struzzi (R-Indiana) is hoping to level the playing field for broadcasters.

“Many radio stations are augmenting their broadcasts by adding video streaming of games,” Struzzi said. “Unfortunately, some Pennsylvania high schools have signed contracts with out-of-state companies, not realizing the arrangement they’ve agreed to prevents broadcasters from visiting schools from doing likewise for their team’s fans unless they pay to access the stream.”

Struzzi has authored House Bill 2074, known as the Fair Play Broadcasting Act, which would protect local broadcasters and prevent them from being shutout from providing video streams of competitions.

“In many cases, these local stations have been covering teams or leagues for a long period of time and providing a service to their community,” added Struzzi. “They deserve the right to have equal access to these broadcast opportunities to the fullest extent they desire. It’s just good business and good for relationships between schools.”

Struzzi’s legislation is similar to a bill moving through the Oklahoma Legislature, where the Senate overwhelmingly passed Senate Bill 302 and moved it to the House for consideration.

The Pennsylvania Department of Health failed to update their information regarding Covid-19 so yesterday’s  report remains in place.