Details released about fatal collision in Tioga County…Coudersport motorcyclist seriously hurt Monday….Clarendon, PA man accused of pointing gun at Duke Center resident….Brynedale DUI suspect apprehended after foot chase…







Tioga County

Mansfield based state police have just released details about a fatal collision occurring last Thursday afternoon in Deerfield Township. Authorities report 86 year old Marion Gottfield was going east on Route 49 when her Chevrolet Cruz veered into the westbound lane and hit a Ford F150XLT driven by Shawn Watson of Knoxville head-on. Gottfield was pronounced dead at the scene. Watson was not hurt.

DUI charges are pending against 66 year old Donald Richardson of Wellsboro after a one-vehicle crash on the afternoon of November 8 in Middlebury Township. Troopers claim when they interviewed Richardson in an ambulance, he told them he did not know what happened. They assert they smelled booze on Richardson and subsequently charged him with DUI and related offenses.

Both tractor trailer operators escaped injury in a minor collision early Monday morning in Rutland Township, Tioga County. According to Mansfield state police, the mishap occurred when a Peterbilt traveling in the left lane of Route 15 slowed down due to snowy road conditions. The rig’s trailer, swayed and sideswiped an International Harvester causing only slight damage. Since the rigs could be driven from scene, and the drivers were not hurt, it is considered a “non-reportable” accident. The driver of the Peterbilt was cited for speeding, however.

McKean County

A Clarendon PA man is accused of physical assault for an altercation occurring Monday morning on Forestry Road 177A in Corydon Township, McKean County. State police at Lewis Run claim 55 year old Scott Fitzgerald pointed a loaded .22 caliber pistol toward 57 year old Bruce White of Duke Center during an argument at around 9:30 am. After arraignment, Fitzgerald was released on unsecured bail.

Potter County

Coudersport based state police have charged 51 year old Christina Raub of Westons Mills, NY with DUI after stopping her  2008 Suzulight SU on Route 6 in Pike Township on the afternoon of October 25. Troopers allege they found she was driving under the influence and was in possession of drugs.



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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.

These Tuesday Boom Heritage presentations will start Jan. 18, 2022, at 6:30 p.m. 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 Roustabout 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.

Each presentation will be unique, individuals can sign up for one or more presentation by visiting All presentations will begin at 6:30 p.m.


Today, the Pennsylvania Department of Health provided a weekly COVID-19 update as of Monday, Dec. 6.








According to the CDC, as of Monday, Dec. 6, 69.8% of Pennsylvanians age 18 and older are fully vaccinated. This percentage reflects all 67 counties in Pennsylvania. This week, the Department of Health analyzed the following vaccine data within its 66-county vaccine jurisdiction; Philadelphia is a separate vaccine jurisdiction:

421,893 vaccine doses were administered in the past week, including:

207,909 booster doses administered in the past week.

75,825 pediatric doses administered in the past week.

47.2% increase in vaccines administered from previous week.

Here is a statewide summary of COVID-19 trends over the past 7 days Monday, Nov. 29 – Sunday, Dec. 5:

The daily average number of cases was 7,338.

The number of people currently hospitalized with COVID-19 on Monday, Dec. 6 was 9% higher than on Nov. 29. The percent of available adult and pediatric ICU beds in the state fell to 15.5% and 11%, respectively.

There have been 654 deaths attributed to COVID-19 identified in the Pennsylvania death registry in the past 7 days, with 66% occurring in people 70 years and older.