Elderly Ulysses woman scammed out of $100 gift card….animal cruelty investigated in McKean County….three drivers escaped injury in collision Sunday in Gaines Township….Ag Department invites proposals to promote domestic sales and exports….

Potter County

An elderly Ulysses woman was scammed out of $100 last Friday according to state police at Coudersport. The 70 year old victim sent a prepaid $100 Visa Gift Card in exchange for a puppy. The Facebook page was found to be a scam.

McKean County

State police at Lewis Run are investigating a reported case of animal cruelty at 3431 Route 155 in Liberty Township last Wednesday. No further details were released.

Tioga County

Three drivers escaped injury in a collision Sunday afternoon in Gaines Township. State police explained the collision happened when  David Wieder of Westfield passed three vehicles which included a 2018 Cheverolet Silverado driven by Joseph Kerarse of Gaines which was turning left after slowing down. Due to the fact Wieder was going faster because of passing the other vehicles, his Toyota Tundra went out of control and rolled six times before landing on the passenger side. The third driver was not identified by police.


Pennsylvania Agriculture Secretary Russell Redding invites proposals for projects designed to boost domestic sales and exports of Pennsylvania agricultural products. The department plans to award up to $303,000 in matching funds to PA nonprofits to reimburse up to 50% of costs for promotional and educational projects intended to increase consumer awareness and sales or expand export markets. The amount available for grants will ultimately depend on the final 2023-24 budget.

Grants will be awarded to PA nonprofit agricultural promotion and marketing organizations for projects ranging from festivals and tourism events, to regional buy-local campaigns and statewide promotions of PA products.

Priority consideration will be given to projects that:

    promote PA Preferred® hardwoods, dairy products, fruit and vegetables;

    promote agritourism, Farmers Market Nutrition Programs and farm markets;

    expand or create export markets;

    increase food security and decrease food waste; and

    leverage additional private or federal funds.

Complete guidelines for the Pennsylvania Agricultural Product Promotion, Education and Export Promotion Matching Grant Program are in the May 20 issue of the Pennsylvania Bulletin.

Grant applications must be submitted online through the PA Department of Community and Economic Development Electronic Single Application. Applications are due by at 5:00 PM on Friday, July 14, 2023.