Erie driver and passenger hurt in McKean County accident….Bradford man arrested for DUI…Cops arrest St. Marys resident for trespassing…Game Commission offers tree seedlings….

McKean County

An Erie driver and her passenger were hurt in a one-vehicle accident last Wednesday in Lafayette Township. State police said Jane Deutcshlander was going south on Route 219 when her Mitsubishi Outlander drifted off the west side of the road and went down an embankment where it struck ditch and rolled onto the driver’s side. Deutcshlander and her passenger, G. Deutcshlander were taken by ambulance to Bradford Regional Medical Center for treatment of unknown injuries.

DUI charges have been filed against 21 year Junan Chen of Bradford. State police allege when they stopped Chen for a traffic violation on Main Street early New Year’s morning, they found he had been driving the 2018 Mercedes Benz under the influence of alcohol.

Elk County

A St. Marys man was arrested for simple trespass in connection to an incident early Saturday morning on Chicken Hill Road in Fox Township. State police claim 24 year old Damon McClain entered the home of a 40 year old Kersey woman and refused to leave when asked to do so.

Tioga County

A Tioga woman escaped injury in a car/deer collision on Main Street in Tioga Borough Friday night. Troopers report Ashley McKee tried unsuccessfully  to avoid hitting a deer which entered the highway in front of her south bound Nissan Pathfinder.


While it might be winter, landowners can begin making plans to help wildlife this spring – and beyond – by planting tree and shrub seedlings offered by the Pennsylvania Game Commission’s Howard Nursery.The 2023 seedling order form is available online, and sales are underway.The Howard Nursery grows tree and shrub seedlings for use on state game lands, by participating Hunter Access cooperators, in the Seedlings for Schools program and by the Game Commission’s conservation partners. Any remaining surplus is available to Pennsylvania residents to purchase for wildlife food and cover, watershed protection, soil-erosion control, and for reclamation of disturbed areas, such as surface mine sites and utility rights-of-way. The selection of seedlings changes from year to year due to available seed, seedling germination, and growing conditions.

Seedlings are sold in units of 25. The 2023 order form contains a selection of evergreens, deciduous trees and shrubs, most of which are native to Pennsylvania and collected from Pennsylvania sources. The order form lists seedling descriptions, site preferences and benefits.

Some of the more popular species available this year are white pine, Norway spruce, white cedar, red oak, sawtooth oak, black walnut and crabapple.

All seedlings offered for sale can be purchased at a discounted price. Orders of 12 or more total units (300 seedlings) qualify for applicable discounted pricing. With the discount, prices are as low as $11.25 per unit. Regular price ranges from $12.50 to $16.25 depending upon the seedling species.

Those who are interested in placing an order should call the Howard Nursery at 814-355-4434. Orders can also be placed by FAX at 814-355-8094.  Hours of operation are Monday through Friday from 7 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. The nursery is closed on federal holidays.

The order form and information about the seedlings for sale is available at Place your cursor over “Information & Resources” in the menu bar at the top of the homepage, then click on “Make a Purchase” to find the 2023 Seedling Order Form.

Upcoming Events

January16—Martin Luther King Jr.observance-

At 7 p.m. this coming Monday, Jan. 16, Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, six choral groups, their accompanists and audience members will join in celebrating King’s legacy and mission at the Wellsboro Area High School Auditorium at 227 Nichols Street in the Wellsboro Area School District Administrative Building. Donations will be accepted at the door.Ashley M. Wilson of Wellsboro,  the founder, director and CEO of Rewritten of Tioga County, a nonprofit organization, is an advocate for justice and has dedicated her life’s work to helping others rise above difficult circumstances. She will share her personal story Monday night.

The program will open with the audience and choral groups singing the ”Star-Spangled Banner” followed by the welcome given by Thomas Putnam and the audience and choruses then singing “Lift Every Voice and Sing.”

Bev McKnight is sponsoring this event.

For information, call Hamilton-Gibson at 570-724-2079 or email

January 19: Bloodmobile—Coudersport

The Red Cross is having a bloodmobile from 12:30 to 5:30 at the Coudersport Consistory.