Annual Maple weekend in Potter and Tioga Counties. See our calendar of events….

…Galeton man charged with drug possession…Both truck drivers escaped injury in a minor collision in Ridgway….State senate passes bill designed to protect Senior citizens from scams…

 Potter County

A 36 year old Galeton man was arrested for drug possession after he was stopped on Route 6 East in Pike Township early Sunday morning. Troopers claim when they interviewed the suspect, whose name they withheld,  they determined he was driving under the influence of alcohol and a controlled substance and was taken to UPMC Cole for chemical testing.

Elk County

Both truck drivers escaped injury in minor collision Wednesday afternoon in Ridgway Township when Richard Szczotka of Ridgway was passing a Freightliner Cascadia on Route 219 driven by Robert Schrader of Mercer on the left when  his Mack truck hit the driver side mirror and snowplow causing minor damage.


The Senate Aging and Youth Committee on Monday in Harrisburg unanimously passed legislation introduced by Sen. Doug Mastriano (R-33) to help combat financial crimes that target senior citizens.Senate Bill 137 would amend the Telemarketer Registration Act to require regular communication between the Pennsylvania Office of Attorney General and the state Department of Aging when new scams targeting senior citizens are reported or investigated.“Financial exploitation is the fastest growing form of elder abuse in Pennsylvania according to Mastriano “These crimes can come in the form of phone call schemes like targeted robocalls, government impersonation, sweepstakes and lottery scams, and computer tech support scams. The quicker local agencies under the Department of Aging are made aware of these scams, the quicker they can alert senior citizens across the state by coordinating with the county Area Agencies on Aging.”