….Today is Primary Election Day in Pennsylvania Jersey Shore motorcyclist and passenger hurt in Tioga County…Criminal mischief investigated in Westfield….Hit and runs investigated in Shinglehouse and Galeton…


Today is primary election day in Pennsylvania. Polls are open until 8:00 pm. Democrats and Republicans will choosing their party’s nominees for a host of municipal offices as well as statewide judges. Winners will face off in the General Election this coming fall. Some offices allow cross filing, meaning a candidate may run as both a Republican and a Democrat. However, only Republicans and Democrats can vote in today’s election. Mail-in ballots must be received by county boards of elections by 8:00 pm today to be counted.

Tioga County

Minor injuries were reported for a Jersey Shore couple after a spill on the afternoon of May 6 in Morris Township. According to state police 61 year old Randall Burgit was going south on Route 414 when his 2020 Indian Chieftan went through a left curve, lost traction on the highway,  and overturned on its right side. Both Burgit and his wife, Paula were taken to UPMC Williamsport for treatment of their injuries.

A criminal mischief in Westfield is being investigated by state police at Mansfield. Someone broke the side window on a garage owned by Douglas Piper just after 7:00 pm May 4. Anyone who has information about the vandalism  is asked to call the Mansfield barracks at 570-662-2151.

Potter County

Coudersport based state police did not release the names of the drivers involved in a hit and run last Thursday in Galeton. A 2015 Ford Focus backed into a 2019 Ford F-150XLT while leaving the Dollar General parking lot. The pick-up driver wrote down the license plate number and gave it to state police who contacted the driver. He told officers he thought he had  hit a guard rail not a parked vehicle and has been cited for accidents involving damage to an unattended vehicle or property.

A hit and run Friday evening in Sharon Township was investigated by troopers at the Coudersport barracks. A 17 year old Shinglehouse girl who was driving a 2004 Pontiac Aztec south on Sharon Township lost control of the car on a right hand curve. The SUV went off the road and traveled about 300 feet through a lawn at 2377 Route 44 Shinglehouse and became stuck on a rock. The driver was able to get the car free and went north to the Oswayo Valley High School. A witness observed the crash and summoned emergency services because the teen driver stated she had passed out and didn’t have any recollection of the crash.