Tioga County officials have declined to prosecute borough council member……Elderly Tioga woman hurt in one-vehicle accident…..both drivers injured in Liberty Township collision…Several state agencies are meeting today to counter invasive plants and parasites….

Tioga County

Tioga County authorities have declined to prosecute a Borough Council member who used the Borough’s Pool Debit Card at the Modern Nail and Spa in Horseheads for personal nail service. Officials say the money will be paid back to the borough and questions or concerns will be forwarded to the Tioga Borough Office.

An elderly Tioga woman was hurt in a one-vehicle crash Monday afternoon in Middlebury Township. According to state police 74 year old Bonnie Graves was traveling south when her 2020 Ford Escape went off the road for unknown reasons, struck a cut down tree, became airborne for several feet, rolled down a hill into a ravine and landed on its left side. Graves was pinned inside the wreckage and had to be extricated before being flown to Robert Packer Hospital in Sayre,

Injuries were reported for both drivers and a passenger following a collision Saturday afternoon in Liberty Township. Troopers report the collision occurred when both Laura Kipp of Lawrenceville and Tina Pequignot of Covington were both going south in the right lane of travel when Pequignot slowed her 2016 Subaru Impreza to avoid a deer but Kipp did not slow down allowing her 2015 Chevrolet Silverado to collide with the rear end. Kipp was taken to UPMC Wellsboro; Pequignot and her passenger, Lorrie Dake of Blossburg were transported to Williamsport General. All were using seatbelts.

State police at  Ridgway  are investigating a hit and run taking place Tuesday afternoon in Horton Township. An  unknown vehicle while traveling north on Route 153 clipped a stationary traffic message board  next to the northbound lane. The crash was not reported until Wednesday.


Leaders from the Pennsylvania Departments of Agriculture, Transportation, Environmental Protection, and Conservation and Natural Resources and the Pennsylvania Game Commission and Fish and Boat Commission will highlight actions today state agencies are taking to help counter the proliferation of invasive species and their increasing ecological, economic, and public health impacts in Pennsylvania. The Governor’s Invasive Species Council will underscore the importance of sustaining native plants, insects, and animals on land and in our waters during a visit to North Creek Nurseries on Thursday to celebrate the second annual Pennsylvania Native Species Day.The president of the Pennsylvania Landscape and Nursery Association, which serves on the council, and the owner of North Creek Nurseries will also speak, followed by a tour of the grounds of this 70 percent native plant grower and wholesaler.State parks and organizations are joining the council’s celebration of native species. For more information, see http://NativeSpeciesDay.pa.gov.

The event will also be livestreamed at pacast.com/live/dep and on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/padcnr A PACast will be available afterward at https://pacast.com/m?p=23100