86th Potter County Fair continues through Saturday. See our calendar of events for schdule.

Shinglehouse man accused of hitting hospital worker…state police arrest Ulysses woman for assault…Teen driver unhurt in Tioga County accident….DEP offering education grants….

 Potter County

State police at Coudersport arrested a Shinglehouse man for physical harassment in connection to an incident allegedly taking place last Tuesday afternoon  at UPMC Cole. Troopers claim 66 year old Francis McGarvey was unruly and assaulted a 22 year old UPMC staff member.

Harassment charges are being filed against a Ulysses woman. State police allege 24 year old Courntey Buentello used threatening language toward 23 year old Nathan Hurlbert also of Ulysses during an argument Sunday afternoon at 414 North Street.

Tioga County

A Wellsboro teenager escaped injury in a one-vehicle accident Sunday afternoon in Delmar Township. State police said the 16 year old girl was going west on Route 660 when she drove to the right to avoid an eastbound vehicle. Her Toyota Sequoia went into a ditch, crossed the ditch and rolled over one time before stopping. The driver was cited for failing to use a seatbelt.


The Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (DEP has  that $900,000 in grant funding is available for environmental education projects. Environmental Education Grants are available to schools, colleges, nonprofit community and environmental organizations, county conservation districts, and businesses. While all education project topics are considered, priority areas are water quality, climate change, and environmental justice. Project examples include tours,


demonstrations, and hands-on learning experiences, and workshops on stream monitoring, rain gardens, wetlands, green infrastructure, and other watershed stewardship; solar and other renewable energy, alternative transportation, energy conservation, and other approaches to address climate change; and improving air quality and community and municipal partnerships to address local environmental challenges. For more examples, see the list of 2022 EE Grant Awards.

Projects with a local focus may receive up to $5,000 and regional or statewide initiatives may receive up to $30,000. Projects that engage students and teachers at three levels, local, state, and national, may be awarded up to $85,000.

DEP will hold a live webinar on Tuesday, September 27, 2022, from 12:00 PM to 1:30 PM regarding this grant funding. Program staff will review the application process, offer tips, and answer questions. The webinar is free, but registration is required. Registration details are forthcoming.

Electronic applications must be submitted through the Keystone Login (first-time users will need to register.) This grant round has an application deadline of Friday, December 9, 2022, by 4:59 PM. Instructions are available at Environmental Education Grants.

 The Environmental Education Grants program was established by the Environmental Education Act of 1993, which mandates setting aside 5% of the pollution fines and penalties DEP collects annually for environmental education in Pennsylvania. Since the program began, more than 2,100 projects totaling over $12 million have been awarded grant funds.