Shinglehouse man arrested for terroristic threats….Buffalo driver cited for speeding after Potter County crash…..Burglary in West Branch Township investigated….Passenger in car stopped in Bradford allegedly found with a pound of pot….St. Marys man accused of stealing headset from Walmart…..Area communities to receive DCNR grants for parks and open spaces……

Sunday’s high, 33; Overnight low, 17; 1.86” of weekend rain






Potter County

State police at Coudersport have charged 22 year old John Post of Shinglehouse with terroristic threats, simple assault and harassment in connection to an incident allegedly taking place  last Monday, December 27, on Pinney Street in that town. The victim is listed as a 47 year old Shinglehouse woman.

A Buffalo, NY driver was  cited for speeding after a one-vehicle crash last Tuesday evening in Pike Township, Potter County. Coudersport state police report Edward Taber was going east on Route 6 when his GMC Sierra veered across the road and flipped over onto the driver’s side before stopping. Taber and his passenger, River Kyler of Kingston, PA declined treatment for minor injuries.

A known suspect is believed to have stolen an Echo chainsaw valued at $450 and a generator valued at $250 from a residence on Scoville Hill Road in Allegany Township, Potter County on Christmas Eve. The equipment is owned by a 43 year old Genesee man. Authorities did not release the name of the suspect but say the investigation is continuing.

A burglary at a home located at 4531 Cherry Springs Road in West Branch Township, Potter County last Tuesday afternoon is being investigated by troopers at Coudersport. An unknown suspect entered property belonging to Joe Ayers and fled in an unknown direction.

Elk County

State police at Ridgway arrested 25 year old Lucas Knight of St. Marys for shoplifting at the St. Marys Walmart last Thursday afternoon. Authorities claim Knight stole a Jabra Talk Bluetooth headset valued at $20.33.

McKean County

McKean County District Attorney Stephanie L. Vettenburg-Shaffer reports that, on December 31, 2021, Foster Township Police arrested Eric Walter Newburg for crimes related to a possession of a controlled substance.Newburg is charged with Possession with Intent to Deliver a Controlled Substance; Possession of a Controlled Substance; and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia.Investigating Officer, Eric Neiswonger, of Foster Township Police, filed the charges against Newburg following a traffic stop in Foster Township of a vehicle in which Newburg was a passenger.

The charges followed a search of the vehicle which yielded approximately 1 pound of marijuana and numerous other items including dozens of small baggies and a grinder.

Newburg was arraigned by on-call Magisterial District Judge Dominic Cercone who set bail at $10,000 straight and Newburg was remanded to the McKean County Jail.


​ The Wolf administration  has announced an investment of $70 million for 317 projects across Pennsylvania t revitalize communities, create new recreational opportunities, and conserve natural spaces.

The grants fall under the Department of Conservation and Natural Resources (DCNR) Community Conservation Partnerships Program. Funding comes from the Keystone Fund, which is generated from a portion of the realty transfer tax, the Environmental Stewardship Fund, fees for ATV/Snowmobile licenses, and federal monies.

The grants will support a variety of proposals including: 152 projects to rehabilitate or develop recreation, park, and conservation areas and facilities; protect approximately 4,400 acres of open space; 180 acres of streamside forest buffers; and 48 non-motorized and motorized trail projects.

Find a complete list of grants by county (PDF) on the DCNR website.

Pennsylvania has more than 6,200 local parks and 121 state parks, more than 12,000 miles of trails, and more than 83,000 miles of waterways. Together with more than 2.2 million acres of state forests, the commonwealth has among the largest expanses of public lands in the eastern United States that offer outdoor recreation opportunities in all four seasons.


Elk County Riders Inc., $47,000, Design for the development of approximately 0.1 miles of the Byrnedale

ATV Connector Trail in Jay Township, Elk County from State Route 255 to Washington Street. Work to

include drawings, specifications, and related documents. Cheryl Ruffner, (814) 512-0398, Management

Restricted Account – ATV

Ridgway Borough, $19,600, Prepare a trail study for the development of approximately 8 miles of the ClarionLittle Toby Trail in Ridgway and Johnsonburg boroughs and Ridgeway Township in Elk County. Work to

include a written, bound report. Michael Handley, (814) 776-1125, Key – Community


Bradford City, $297,600, Rehabilitation of Callahan Park, Bradford City, McKean County. Work to include

renovation of basketball and tennis/pickleball courts; construction of pedestrian walkway; installation of play

equipment with required safety surfacing, fencing and utilities; ADA access, landscaping, project sign and

other related site improvements. Anita Dolan, (814) 368-7170 ext. 117, Key – Community


Potter County, $41,400, Development of Potter County Community Park, Coudersport Borough, Potter

County. Work to include construction of plaza, pedestrian walkway and parking area; installation of

utilities and interpretive signage; ADA access, landscaping, project sign and other related site

improvements. Ellen Russell, (814) 274-8290 ext. 209, Key – Community

Potter County ATV UTV Club, $98,000, Prepare a trail study for the development of an ATV trail system in

Potter County. Work to include a written, bound report. Bradley Smith, (814) 203-0610, Management

Restricted Account – ATV


Tioga County, $33,900, Payment toward the acquisition of approximately 20.86 acres in Delmar Township,

Tioga County to provide approximately 0.3 miles of trail for the development of the Marsh Creek Greenway

Trail. Kerry Nelson, (570) 723-8251, Key – Community

Tioga County, $585,400, Development of the Marsh Creek Greenway Trail in Delmar Township and

Wellsboro Borough, Tioga County. Work to include construction of approximately 1.85 miles of trail from

Hilboldt Road in Delmar Township to Charleston Street in Wellsboro Borough and stormwater management

measures; ADA access, landscaping, project sign and other related site improvements. Kerry Nelson, (570)

723-8251, Key – Community

The Pennsylvania Health Department has once again failed to update information about confirmed Covid-19 cases. However, the New York State Health Department has updated the number of cases.






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