….Accidental fire causes $144,000 damage in Cameron County….Burglars steal hundreds of dollars worth of items in Elk County….More car/deer collisions probed….State ag department encourages buying PA Preferred for Thanksgiving meal….

Cameron County

A fire which caused $144,000 in damage to a Shippen Township home Monday morning was accidental according to the state police fire marshal. Flames broke out just before 8:30 am in the living room/office area at 541 Sizerville Road. There were no injuries during the fire or its suppression.

Elk County

State police at Ridgway are investigating a burglary taking place between 4:00 pm Friday and 6:00 am Saturday on River Road in Spring Creek Township. Thieves entered a detached building and destroyed several items within the structure. Damaged items include a Panasonic microwave valued at $180; a Vance & Hines exhaust valued at $800, a Kenmore Electric Stove valued at $648, a chargriller valued at $129 and a Window 40,000 valued at $1200.

Tioga County

A Manchester, NY driver escaped injury Saturday night when his SUV hit a deer on Route 15 in Lawrence Township. State police said Tom Neary was going south when his Nissan Sentra collided with a whitetail which had crossed in front of him.

There were no injuries when a Subaru Outback collided with a deer Friday morning on Route 15 in Tioga Township. Damage to the car was minor and there were no injuries so the collision is considered a non-reportable and thus the driver’s name was not released.


Agriculture Secretary Russell Redding and First Lady of Agriculture Nina Redding shopped local at York Central Market Monday  for a PA Preferred® family Thanksgiving celebration.PA Preferred encourages shoppers to “check for the check” to ensure they are taking home trusted products that were grown or produced in Pennsylvania. The program’s new website, launched earlier this fall, enables users to easily search for PA Preferred vendors in their neighborhoods, learning the stories of Pennsylvania farmers and agribusinesses and the products they offer.

According to the USDA, Pennsylvania ranks second in the nation for the number of farms that sell directly to consumers. Consumers can shop directly from more than 6,400 farms and enjoy agritourism activities at more than 700 farms operating pick-your-own pumpkins and Christmas trees this holiday season.

Foods found in a traditional Thanksgiving meal are produced and harvested abundantly by Pennsylvania farmers annually, including more than 6 million turkeys, 100 million pounds of pumpkins, and 160 million pounds of potatoes.

Shoppers can find Pennsylvania products by:

Looking for the PA Preferred logo in the grocery store,

Seeking out and supporting Pennsylvania’s farmer veterans

Shopping at local farmers markets or on-farm stands Visiting artisans of the PA Culinary Trails, and

Using the PA Produce Guide to purchase in-season produce.

Upcoming Events:

November 22:Child safety seat check-Mansfield

State police will conduct a child safety seat check from noon to 7:00p.at the Mansfield barracks. Anyone who would like to make an appointment can call PSP Mansfield at 570-662-2151.

November 23: Food Drive—Coudersport

The Coudersport Rotary Club’s annual Canned Food Drive Movie Night will be held at 6p at the Coudersport Theater. Take one item of cann3ed or non-perishable boxed food per person for entrance into the movie, Lyle, Lyle, Crocodile to benefit the Alliance Church Food Bank. The concession sand will be open for food purchases.

November 24: Turkey Trot 5K run—Galeton

The Galeton Public Library is holding a Turkey Trot 5K run with registration from 7:30 to 8:45 am. Race begins at 9a. Pre- registration: $20; Race-day registration: $25. (non-refundable). Will be  held rain, shine or snow. Awards will be presented immediately after race. The course is paved with hills.

November 24: Thanksgiving Dinner—Austin United Methodist Church

From 4:30 to 6:30 pm. Dine in or take-out. Donations accepted.

November 26: 9a-3p Craft Show—Emporium

The show is being held by the Emporium Volunteer Fire Department Auxiliary. Vendor spots available: call 814.594.8809. A spaghetti dinner will also be available for dine in