Elk County authorities looking for missing man…..Knoxville man scammed out of $300 in Apple Gift Cards….Thieves steal flat screen tv in Tioga County….Coudersport couple left more than $3 million to Community Foundation….Public input invited for stream hearing next month in Wellsboro…

Tuesday’s high, 34; Overnight low, 16







Elk County

Vector illustration of a hand drawn missing poster against a blue background.

Ridgway state police have issued a “BOLO” (be on the lookout ) for 42 year old Edward Mason . He is described as being six foot tall, with green eyes, brown hair, balding in the front. He was last seen on November 8 in Wilcox. He drives a black 1983 Porsche 944 with PA registration KGV4648. He is believed to be suicidal and the possession of weapons is unknown. He should be approached with caution. Anyone who knows of his whereabouts is asked to call state police at 814.776.6136.

A 58 year old Knoxville man was scammed out of $300 worth of Apple gift cards. State police at Mansfield explain the cyber crook claimed to be from Publishers Clearing House and encouraged the victim to provide the gift cards in order to win a cash prize.

A camp burglary in Covington Township, Tioga County last Thursday afternoon has been investigated by state police at Mansfield. Thieves used keys left at the house owned by a 63 year old Royersford, PA man to enter and made off with a 60 inch Samsung flat screen TV valued at $500 and a half gallong of Smirnoff orange vodka valued at $30.

Troopers at Mansfield also investigated a burglary at 905 Ritz Road in Sullivan Township last weekend. Someone entered a locked shed on property owned by Beverly Crum of Ketchikan, Arkansas but police did not indicate what, if anything, was stolen.

The Community Foundation for the Twin Tiers (CFTT) President, Suzanne Lee announced today that CFTT received the single largest private gift in the community foundation’s 19-year history. Donors Phyllis and Arthur DuBois donated $3,131,996 to CFTT for the support of community organizations continuing their lifetime support of the Potter County Historical Society, Eulalia Cemetery Association, Hearts Response, Pet Rescue, Coudersport Fire Department, Coudersport Ambulance Association, and the Austin Fire Department.

Arthur “Art” and Phyllis met during his 25-year career at IBM. They were married in 1965, and shared homes in both Coudersport and Owego, NY.

“Anyone who knew Phyllis knew her to be kind and generous, said family friend and attorney Pat Larsen. “Although Art was analytical and displayed a gruff exterior, beneath it all, he, too, was kind-hearted.  They were always there for those in need, much like the charities they have supported.  They did not seek recognition in their actions, and did many things that would otherwise go unnoticed, such as putting flowers on the graves of the deceased; delivering holiday gifts to the elderly; or paying the tuition of those seeking to start a new career.”

Art DuBois was a graduate of Coudersport High School and Phyllis graduated from Waverly High School. They established two new scholarship funds at their respected schools. The Wright Family Scholarship

The DuBois Family Scholarship Fund was established with a gift of $940,000 for graduating seniors from Coudersport Area High School for studies with a preference given for science, technology, engineering, or mathematics.

Founded in 2003, the Community Foundation for the Twin Tiers serves 5 counties, Bradford, Potter, Sullivan and Tioga Counties, PA and Tioga County, New York. The Foundation is committed to building philanthropic resources that will sustain healthy and vital communities now and into the future. The Foundation currently manages over 120 funds valued at over $11 million dollars and has awarded over $1.5 million in grants and scholarships since inception, positively impacting hundreds of lives in the region. For more information on its work in the community contact Suzanne Lee at 570.505-2975.

In the wake of major flooding across the Northern Tier earlier this year, Reps. Clint Owlett (R-Tioga/Bradford/Potter) and Martin Causer (R-Cameron/McKean/Potter), chairman of the House Majority Policy Committee, will co-host a hearing focused on the importance of maintaining creeks and streams.The hearing will be held on Monday, Dec. 6, at 3 p.m. at the Wellsboro Fire Company Annex, 21 E. Ave., Wellsboro.The hearing is open to the public, but in-person testimony is limited to several panels representing government officials, conservation organizations, and citizens and landowners.

However, the lawmakers are asking for input from across the region, including written testimony and photos of flood damage that can be displayed on poster boards during the hearing.

Photos should be submitted as soon as possible by email to KJohns@pahousegop.com. Written testimony may be emailed to the same address or dropped off at either members’ district offices, or at the hearing location on Dec. 6.

People planning to attend the hearing are asked to RSVP by calling Owlett’s offices in Wellsboro (570-724-1390) or Troy (570-297-3045). The hearing will also be streamed live on Owlett’s website, www.RepOwlett.com, and his Facebook page at www.Facebook.com/RepOwlett. It will also stream on Causer’s site at www.RepCauser.com or www.Facebook.com/RepCauser.

The Pennsylvania Department of Health today confirmed that as of 11:59 p.m. Monday, Nov. 22, there were 5,186 additional positive cases of COVID-19, bringing the statewide cumulative total cases to 1,696,959.








There are 3,174 individuals hospitalized with COVID-19. Of that number, 751 patients are in the intensive care unit with COVID-19.

The trend in the 14-day moving average number of hospitalized patients has increased.

Statewide percent positivity for the week of Nov. 12 – Nov. 18 stood at 11.7%.

As of 11:59 p.m. Monday, Nov. 22, there were 72 new deaths identified by the Pennsylvania death registry, reported for a total of 33,003 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 Monday, Nov. 22, 73.7% of Pennsylvanians age 18 and older are fully vaccinated.

Vaccine providers have administered 15,070,162 total vaccine doses, including 1,379,039 additional doses (which includes additional shots for immunocompromised individuals and booster shots).

130,449 total pediatric vaccines doses (ages 5-11) have been administered.

6,582,165 people are fully vaccinated; with 50,414 vaccinations administered since yesterday and a seven-day moving average of more than 49,900 people per day receiving vaccinations.

In licensed nursing and personal care homes, there have been a total of 67,776 resident cases of COVID-19 to date, and 49,375 cases among employees, for a total of 117,151 at 1,667 distinct facilities in all 67 counties.