Fatal crash in Tioga County investigated….Blossburg woman cited after dog bites neighbor…Mansfield woman arrested for unlawfully using another’s Facebook account…. Items stolen from car parked in Genesee….Catalytic converter ripped out of van in Elk County…
Mansfield state police have not released details about a one-vehicle fatal crash last Thursday morning in Richmond Township. The name of the deceased was not released. An eastbound vehicle went off of Route 660 on a left hand curve but the driver oversteered causing the vehicle to hit an embankment and roll over one time before coming to rest in a field located off the south side of the roadway.
A 35 year old Westfield man was arrested by Mansfield state police for drug possession after troopers stopped his 2007 Honda on Tioga Street on the night of March 17. The vehicle was seized and a search warrant allegedly yielded drug paraphernalia.
Troopers at Mansfield cited a 56 year old Linda Getgen of Blossburg after her dog bit Joseph Bubacz also of Blossburg. Police allege the dog was not on a leash at the time and Getgen was harboring a dangerous dog.
A 21 year old Mansfield woman has been arrested for harassment by communication. State police claim the suspect used the Facebook account of a 23 year old Mainesburg man without his permission and created fake Facebook accounts to contact the victim and others after being requested to stop multiple times…
A theft on Main Street in Genesee is being investigated by state police at Coudersport. Sometime between April 3 and 11. An Apple Second Generation White Apple airpods with a rubber cow print case, valued at $200 were taken from a vehicle belonging to a 19 year old Genesee woman.
State police at Ridgway are investigating the theft of a catalytic converter March 31 from a 2006 Ford Econoline while it was parked on Shelvey Summit Road in Fox Township. The converter is valued at $1824.99 and the repairs are estimated to be $720.02.
Ridgway troopers are also investigating a postal theft in Jones Township. Some sealant tape and a Cirkul Water bottle belonging to a 39 year old Kane woman were also stolen March 31 from a location on Gunsmoke Road. The items total $30 in value.
The Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) began its 2023 Black Fly Suppression Program last week. The program involves aerial and backpack spraying on roughly 1,800 stream miles in 37 counties of the commonwealth.This year, 48 rivers and streams spanning more than 1,800 miles will be monitored and treated as needed. Spraying activities will be performed both by helicopter and ground crews. The frequency will depend on weather and biological conditions. Treatments cannot occur during periods of heavy rain or when water levels are high as these conditions lower the effectiveness of the treatment and significantly increase the cost of the control operations. DEP uses Bti, a naturally occurring bacterium, to treat the larval stage of four specific human pest black fly species. This bacterium degrades quickly in the environment and does not harm the aquatic ecosystem, birds, or other insects.Prior to any spraying activity, DEP notifies county and local emergency management officials. Helicopters can be seen flying over waterways and ground crews using backpack sprayers off bridges and wading in streams conducting control operations on behalf of DEP’s Black Fly Suppression Program. Anyone concerned at the sight of a helicopter or ground personnel is encouraged to call their county emergency management office to verify that a black fly treatment is taking place in their area on that day.
Sunday’s high, 79; overnight low, 42; 1.11” rain
MON-RAIN INCREASES, HIGH 50
MON NIGHT-SOME BREAKS IN CLOUDY, LOW 33
TUE-SOME FLAKES AND RAIN, HIGH 42
TUE NIGHT-DRYING OUT, LOW 33
WED-MOSTLY CLOUDY, HIGH 55
WED NIGHT-MOSTLY CLOUDY, LOW 36
Mary L. BROOKS, 76, of Westfield, PA, died Friday, April 14, 2023 in Robert Packer Hospital, Sayre. Born October 11, 1946, in Cowanesque, she was the daughter of Charles Patrick and Martha May Brown McLaughlin. On August 28, 1971, in Wellsboro, she married Robert E. Brooks, who survives. A 1964 graduate of Cowanesque Valley High School, she was employed by various insurance companies in Rochester, NY. Returning to Pennsylvania, she was employed by Gridley Insurance in Westfield and Knoxville and last employed by First Citizens National Bank in Ulysses for many years. Mary was a member of the Harrison Township Ladies Auxiliary and bowling leagues in Westfield. Surviving besides her husband, Bob, are: four sisters, Sandra (Robert) Barriault of Conway, NH, Theresia (James) Franklin of Sayre, Cynthia McLaughlin of Cowanesque, and Susan (Joseph) Homill of Endicott, NY; two brothers, John (Lynn) McLaughlin of Cheyenne, WY and Tom (Sonia) McLaughlin of Galveston, TX; a sister-in-law, Carol McLaughlin of Shamokin Dam; sister-in-law and brother-in-law, Brenda and Bruce Matis of Elkland; and many nieces and nephews. In addition to her parents, she was predeceased by three brothers, Rudy W. McLaughlin, Charles McLaughlin, and Frank McLaughlin. Friends may call Wednesday, April 19, 2023 from 6:00 – 8:00 PM at Olney-Foust Funeral Homes and Crematory, Ulysses, PA, where Funeral Services will be held on Thursday at 11:00 AM. Burial will be in Ulysses Cemetery. Memorials may be made to Westfield Public Library, 147 Maple Street, Westfield, PA 16950 or a charity of the donor’s choice. Online condolences may be expressed at www.olneyfoust.com.