Northern Potter student charged with terroristic threats….theft of natural gas in Sharon Township investigated by state police….Fox Township hit and run probed….Two rear-end collisions investigated in Tioga County….NY woman arrested for trespassing in Tioga County….DCNR announces free grant workshops……

Potter County

A 16 year old Genesee boy has been charged with terroristic threats after he allegedly made threats to the Northern Potter School last Wednesday and was found in possession of a weapon

on school grounds. The student was suspended from school and charged with terroristic threats, possession of a weapon on school property, disorderly conduct and harassment. Charges were provided to Potter County Juvenile Probation.

State police at Coudersport are investigating a theft of services in Sharon Township discovered on September 26. Someone reportedly stole natural gas at 502 Wheeler Hill Road belonging to UGI of King of Prussia, PA.

Elk County

A hit run occurring Sunday afternoon in Fox Township was investigated by state police at Ridgway. An unknown northbound vehicle went off of Route 948 and struck a telephone pole, sheering it off. The driver fled the scene headed south.

Tioga County

Minor injuries were reported for a Westfield woman involved in a rear-end collision Monday morning in Delmar Township. Troopers report the collision occurred when Linda Powers of Tioga, PA stopped her 2003 Pontiac Grand AM to make a left hand turn into the Kwik Fill parking lot on Route 6. Amy Hults of Westfield failed to notice Powers had stopped and allowed her 2007 Chevrolet Cobalt to run into the rear of the Powers car. Hults was taken to UPMC Wellsboro for treatment of minor injuries. Powers and her passenger, Shawn Cervoni of Tioga were not hurt. Hults was cited for following too closely.

Both drivers escaped injury in another rear-end collision last Wednesday on Route 6 in Richmond Township. According to state police, the collision occurred when a Honda CRV driven by Deneen Rickard of Trout Run ran into the back of a Toyota Camry driven by Linda Seipler of Monroeton, PA. After impact, Rickard’s car went off the right side of the road and hit a guard rail and had to be towed from the scene. Seipler’s car sustained only minor damage and was driven away.

A Big Flats, NY woman has been cited for simple trespass in Tioga County. State police claim Brittany Hamilton went into the home of Sara Parsons on Fisher Road in Millerton on the afternoon of September 2 and remained there for several minutes for an unknown reason.



The Department of Conservation and Natural Resources has announced free grant workshops in November for those seeking funding assistance for new park trail or conservation projects. This free, virtual workshop will take place Thursday, November 3, from 9:00 A.M. to noon. Anyone interested in applying for bureau grants in 2023 is strongly encouraged to attend.  The workshop will take place via a Microsoft Teams Live Event. Attendees do not need Teams installed on their computers to access the workshop.

Pre-registration is required to ensure participants receive needed materials. To register, visit the DCNR calendar of events. Click “Register” to begin the registration process. Follow the prompts to complete your registration.

A general session for all applicants will begin at 9:00 A.M. Project type-specific breakout sessions will follow.

Applicants should plan on attending both the general session and the breakout session for the project type for which they plan to apply.

Videos of workshop presentations will be made available on the DCNR YouTube channel for those who cannot attend.

The workshop will provide insight on:

Who can apply

What can be funded

When funding will be available

How to make project applications more competitive

The workshops are especially suited for municipal officials, consultants, board members, trail managers, land trust staff, and park and recreation professionals.

The workshop will include time to discuss questions and answers with grant managers and regional advisers. Project types discussed will include:

Planning, constructing, and renovating outdoor recreation facilities such as parks, pools, and playgrounds

Land acquisition

Non-motorized and motorized trail planning and construction

River access and riparian forest buffers

Statewide and regional partnerships

The grants are administered by the DCNR Community Conservation Partnerships Program.

This year, DCNR funded more than 330 projects for a record $90 million, surpassing the 2021 record grant award of $70 million.

Funding each year supports projects that directly impact Pennsylvania communities, including parks, playgrounds, trails, nature preserves, boat launches, pools, ballfields, and more.

The Community Conservation Partnerships Program special fall grant opportunity will highlight helping underserved communities, closing trail gaps, supporting an invigorated focus on the outdoor recreation sector, and planting trees along streams and in communities.

The deadline to submit applications for the fall grant round is Thursday, October 27.

For more information on DCNR grants, contact one of the Bureau of Recreation and Conservation’s regional office staff.

Bureau staff can meet with community leaders and stakeholders in the field to discuss projects and explore potential funding sources.Contact the staff person associated with the county your project will be located in.