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Updated: Monday afternoon (The state must have filed its security certificate).

Potter County

State police at Coudersport are investigating an ID theft victimizing a Eulalia Township resident. Some one used the personal information of a 54 year old Coudersport man to illegally open a checking account in his name on November 15.

Elk County

The Elk County District Attorney has declined prosecution in a theft taking place on Route 948 in Highland Township. A witness saw someone take a Doug Mastriano political sign from a polling station at 10:45 am election day. However, the sign was not removed from the property.

Cameron County

A hit and run last Wednesday evening in Emporium was investigated by state police there. A northbound tractor trailer upon making a left hand curve, encountered public utility roadwork and made an improper “U-turn” at the intersection of West Allegany Avenue and Woodland Avenue where it struck a metal pipe fence with a sign “Do Not Enter”. The rig completed the U-turn and continued south making a left turn from Woodland Avenue onto West 4th Street before leaving the scene headed west. A witness told police the semi had a “Mill Creek” label. Anyone with information is asked to call state police at 814.486.3321.

DUI charges are being filed against a Horseheads, NY driver after a one-vehicle crash in Delmar Township at around 1:00 am Thanksgiving day. Troopers at the Mansfield barracks say Reginald Ferguson was going north on Route 287 when his 2016 Ford F350 went off the northbound lane, struck a utility pole and traveled some 300 feet before stopping on the shoulder. He is suspected of driving under the influence of alcohol and controlled substances.

Effective Dec. 1, the Potter County communities of Galeton and Pike Township will again be part of the 67th Legislative District served by Rep. Martin Causer (R-Cameron/McKean/Potter).A decade ago, these communities were shifted into the 68th Legislative District. However, due to population changes identified in the 2020 U.S. Census, they were moved back into the 67th District as part of the recent redistricting process.

Causer’s offices can be reached as follows:

    Bradford – 78 Main St., first floor, 814-362-4400.

    Coudersport – 107 S. Main St., Room 1, 814-274-9769.

    Kane – 54 Fraley St., Suite 2, 814-837-0880.

    Harrisburg – 147 Main Capitol, PO Box 202067, Harrisburg, PA 17120-2067, 717-787-5075.

Causer’s office can also be reached online at Residents are also encouraged to follow him on Facebook and Instagram.


Legislation that will give educational credits to dentists who volunteer at free clinics and charity events has become law.

Senate Bill 1173 became Act 159 and will allow professionals to claim up to three hours served at a volunteer clinic or a charitable event as continuing education credit. It was approved in the House of Representatives in late October after unanimously passing the Senate in June.

Multiple studies link poor oral health to heart disease, cancer, diabetes and overall health and wellbeing. These volunteer opportunities provide critical access to underserved populations who often fall through the cracks in the existing health care system and face poorer outcomes.