Wednesday Dec 11
County Budget Adopted
The Tioga County commissioners unanimously approved a no-tax-increase budget during their meeting Tuesday.
Adopted were the $17.8 million general fund, the $48 million retirement budget, the $675,000 liquid fuels funds budget and the $15.1 million human services budget.
Millage will remain at 6.75 mills per $1,000 of assessed value.
Friday Dec 6
Man Charged Following Accident
State police have charged David L. Rudinski, 61, of Mansfield with leaving the scene of an accident that caused death or injury after he allegedly fled the scene following an accident that injured his passenger in August.
According to documents, Rudinski crashed his Ford Ranger at Bucktail Road in Richmond Township on Aug. 27 and then left the scene.
The accident threw both Rudinski and his passenger, Leo Campbell, into the windshield of the truck, and Campbell had to be airlifted to Robert Packer Hospital, Sayre, for treatment of his injuries.He was issued a summons for a Dec. 18 preliminary hearing.
Thursday Dec 5
Wellsboro Man Charged With Retail Theft
State police charged Christopher M. Holleran, 33, of Wellsboro, with retail theft after he allegedly tried to take items from Wal-Mart without paying for them.
According to documents, on November 5th Holleran was seen taking a number of items and concealing them under his coat and leaving the story without paying for them.
Police said he took automotive items valued at $28.
Covington Woman Charged
State police have charged Jamie L. Levindoski, 24, of Covington, after she allegedly took a rifle from her brother and sold it to buy heroin.
According to documents, Levindoski was charged with theft and receiving stolen property after she allegedly went into her brother's room without his permission on Oct. 17 and took his Sears 30.06 rifleShe was released on $2,500 bail, waived her Nov. 25 preliminary hearing and her county court arraignment was set for Dec. 16.
Tuesday Dec 3
Baker’s Bill To Combat Crime Of Child Identity Theft Becomes Law
Individuals who are convicted of stealing the identity of a minor will now
receive a stricter sentence under a new law authored by state Rep. Matt Baker
“I am pleased this legislation made its way through the legislative process and was signed into law so quickly,” said Baker. “The crime of identity theft continues to grow, impacting millions of people across the United States each year. To think that these thieves are now targeting the identity of children is appalling. With this new law, we can start to hold these criminals more accountable for preying on our society’s most innocent victims.”
Under the new law, children under the age of 18 are now part of a protected class of victims, along with individuals age 60 or older or those who are care-dependent. Under the identity theft statute, when an offense is committed against someone of a protected class, then the grading of the offense is enhanced one degree.
Baker noted the Federal Trade Commission has identified theft committed against children as a growing problem. In testimony before Congress in 2011, the commission noted that identity thieves deliberately capture the Social Security number of a child in order to obtain employment; apply for government benefits, car loans and mortgages; and open new accounts. The commission also pointed to a study that found an estimated 142,000 instances of identity theft are perpetrated against children in the United States each year.
“Obtaining the identity of children is a growing trend because no one thinks to check the credit records of a child until he or she is old enough to apply for a credit card, buy a car or apply for a college loan,” said Baker. “Unfortunately, by that point a great amount of damage has likely already been done, which can take years to rectify. I caution all parents to keep their child’s identifying paperwork in a safe and secure location and to only share the information with trusted organizations.”
State Police Holiday Driving Report
Highway crashes and deaths investigated by state police across Pennsylvania were down over the Thanksgiving Holiday driving period.
State police report that they investigated 936 crashes over the five-day holiday driving period in which 9 persons were killed and another 236 injured. Deaths were down by 4 and injuries down by 133 with more than 1100 crashes investigated last year.
In addition, State police say they arrested 433 persons for driving under the influence, issued more than 7400 speeding citations, issued citations to more than 1200 motorists for not wearing their seatbelts and another 104 were cited for not properly buckling their children in.
Friday Nov 29
Towanda Man Charged With Rape
State Police in Towanda have arrested 37-year-old Toris Sylvester Garner Sr. of Towanda and charged him with Rape, Sexual Assault, two counts of Aggravated Indecent Assault, and three counts of Indecent Assault.
Police say the charges stem from an incident on Tuesday, where Garner is accused of raping an 18-year-old girl.
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Garner has been arraigned and sent to the Bradford County Correctional Facility on $200,000 bail.
Thursday Nov 28
Woman Sentenced For Child Endangerment
A Bradford County woman will spend the next five to 23 months in jail and was also ordered to pay a $2,000 dollar fine after pleading guilty to keeping a special needs child in a make shift cage.
Mary Beth Frankenfield of the New Albany Area along with her husband, Richard were charged with endangering the welfare of a child for keeping the 10 year old girl locked in a closet for hours at a time.
Two Nabbed By U.S. Marshals
U.S. Marshals have announced that they have taken two men into custody wanted for the burglary of a business in Potter County.
Overnight from November 19th into the 20th, Perry’s Country Store in Austin was burglarized with at least 13 firearms taken. Police identified Evan Heller and Shawna Shay as suspects. The two were taken into custody in the early morning hours on Sunday at a residence in Port Matilda.
They have been charged with burglary, theft by unlawful taking, receiving stolen property, possession of prohibited firearms and criminal mischief. They are jailed in Potter County.
Wednesday Nov 27
Baker Opposes Bill
State Rep. Matt Baker (R-Bradford/Tioga) this week cast a series of votes in
opposition to record high gasoline and diesel taxes.
“The vast majority of the good citizens of my district in Tioga and Bradford counties strongly oppose what is arguably viewed as the largest gas and diesel tax increase in Pennsylvania history,” said Baker. “The bill, as passed, will raise the gasoline tax on every driver, small business owner and consumer in the Commonwealth at record high levels and increases more than 108 other user fees such as registrations, licenses and permits.”
Baker noted that the gas tax could increase by as much as 28.5 cents and the diesel tax could increase by 39.8 cents per gallon over a five-year period. As currently levied, the Oil Company Franchise Tax (OCFT) is about 9 percent of the price of a gallon of gas, which calculated on a maximum price of $1.25 per gallon yields about 20.3 cents.
“By gradually lifting that cap over time to reflect actual gas prices already more than double the cap means the amount of the tax paid by the consumer will more than double,” said Baker. “With the cap on the OCFT fully lifted, Pennsylvania will become home to the most highly taxed gasoline in the nation, with a total of 75.2 cents of taxes on each gallon of gasoline.”
Baker noted that under a current state-by-state comparison compiled by the American Petroleum Institute (API), the highest-taxed gasoline is sold in the state of New York with a total of 75.2 cents of taxes on each gallon of gas. The national average, according to API, is about 49 cents. The Pennsylvania gasoline tax would be more than twice that of many states since the OCFT, according to API economist Rayola Dougher, and like other taxes, gets passed down to the consumer.
The current state gas tax load is 32 cents per gallon, 15th highest in the nation currently, according to the Pennsylvania Highway Information Association. The increased taxes could now make the Commonwealth ranked No. 1 in both gas and diesel taxes in the nation. The Tax Foundation has Pennsylvania also ranked No. 15 out of 50 states for highest taxes.
“Another 28.5 cents per gallon tax increase on gasoline and 39.8 cents per gallon tax on diesel represent an average of an 8 percent increase in major living and operating expenses,” said Baker. “The new taxes would cost motorists $5 more on an average tank of gas for a mid-sized car and $80 more on an average tank of diesel for a tractor trailer, but could be more as the price of gas increases over time.”
Over the next five years, an additional $7.36 billion could be generated for the state’s transportation system, which would more than double PennDOT’s budget over its current $6.8 billion state budget allocation.
“This tax is viewed by most citizens in the Northern Tier as excessive, extreme and too costly for the average person in my district to afford, given the financial hardships it would create to taxpayers struggling to provide for their families,” said Baker. “Many citizens in rural areas travel between 50 to 100 miles round trip to work every day to provide for their families. Though most people would like to see their roads and bridges maintained and improved, the magnitude of these taxes and user fees are strongly viewed as unreasonable, especially for senior citizens living on fixed incomes and low- to middle-income citizens struggling to support their families.”
Tuesday Nov 26
Governor Signs Transportation BillGovernor Tom Corbett has signed into law House Bill 1060, Pennsylvania’s most comprehensive piece of state transportation legislation in decades.
Friday Nov 22
Covington Man Faces Drug Charges
Police have charged Jose D. Montoya, 47, of Covington with possession of marijuana and paraphernalia.
According to documents, Montoya was driving on South Main Street Nov. 17, when he was stopped by police for a traffic violation.
They allegedly found a glass marijuana pipe containing marijuana residue in the car.
He was released on $2,500 bail, and his preliminary hearing is set for Nov. 27.
Blossburg Woman Charged
Police have charged Florence A. Holley, 41, of Blossburg, with theft after she allegedly took cash from a wallet she found at the county courthouse before turning it in to sheriff's deputies.
According to documents, Holley found a wallet belonging to Mark Oldham outside the doors of the courthouse on Nov. 6 and took $300 in cash, leaving $100 inside.
Surveillance video showed her picking up the wallet and entering the courthouse with it, then turning around, exiting the courthouse and standing behind a pillar where she allegedly took the money and put it into her right pocket.
She was issued a summons to appear at a Dec. 19 preliminary hearing.
Thursday Nov 21
Mansfield Man Charged
State Police have charged Eric M. Colegrove, 30, of Mansfield, after he allegedly stole more than $1,000 from his mother.
According to documents, Colegrove was charged with access device issued to another who did not authorize use, theft and forgery, for allegedly taking between eight and 15 of his mother's personal checks and her debit card and using them between May 20 and Sept. 23 to charge $1,091 in purchases, $540 in checks and $562 in debit charges.
Police said Colegrove admitted he took them and the debit card from her residence without her knowledge. He was issued a summons to appear at a Dec. 19 preliminary hearing.
Couple Charged With Domestic Assault
State Police have charged Neicha E. Albertson, 28, and her husband, Hansel G. Albertson, 24, both of Scouten Hill Road, following a domestic incident at their residence.
According to court documents, they were both charged with simple assault and harassment following an argument that turned physical Nov. 16.
Police said Mrs. Albertson hit her husband in the face with a closed fist, causing a bloody nose, and in the ribs, causing a 4-inch cut.
Mr. Albertson was charged for allegedly punching his wife in the face, causing a bloody lip, and pushing her down on the ground, bruising her left wrist.
They were released on $2,500 bail each, and their preliminary hearings are set for Dec. 12 and Dec. 19.
Transportation Bill Passes In House
Road and bridge projects across the Commonwealth are closer to getting started following a yes vote on a massive transportation bill in the state house yesterday.
The house voted 106-95 to pass the $2.3 billion dollar bill, which will increase gasoline taxes as well as various motorists’ fees in order to raise the money needed for repairs and construction on roads and bridges as well as funding mass transit projects.The money would be raised over a five-year period.
Wednesday Nov 20
Small Games Of Chance Bill Passes Senate
Small games of chance will be coming to a tavern or bar near you soon.
The State Senate voted 34-15 to approve the small games of chance bill, which will expand that form of gambling to thousands of bars across Pennsylvania. The bill passed despite worries from lawmakers that the expansion will hurt veterans and other private clubs that also serve liquor and that depend on the gambling to raise money.
Individual prize limits would be $2,000 per single game and $35,000 dollars over several days while raffles would be limited to once a month.
Friday Nov 15
Man Accused Of Attacking Officers
A preliminary hearing is set next week for a 19 year old Cresson Pennsylvania man accused of assaulting law enforcement personnel at the Tioga County Courthouse in Wellsboro last month.
Jesse Day was at the courthouse at a hearing on October 31st, and is accused of attacking Sheriff Tom Young as well as members of the sheriff’s department, probation department and the bailiff. Day reportedly refused to go back to prison and lunged at the officers, biting the bailiff on his arm, kicking a probation officer, biting a deputy and head butting the sheriff.
He was subdued by a stun gun and was finally taken back to county prison where he is jailed in lieu of $75,000 dollars bail.
Mainesburg Man Charged
Garrett M. Shourds, II, 26, of Mainesburg, has been charged by university police with possession of controlled substance and public drunkenness recently.
According to documents filed at District Judge James Carlson's office, a janitor found Shourds in a restroom at the Doane Science Center drunk on Nov. 11.
Police said they found him to have 79 pills of Tisanindine, in a prescription bottle made out to someone else.He was released on $1,500 bail.
Thursday Nov 14
Middlebury Center Man Charged
State Police have charged Christopher W. Gee, 42, of Middlebury Center, with possession of a controlled substance and possession of drug paraphernalia.
Gee was arrested on a warrant with the sheriff's department and while he was being searched at the residence, sheriff's deputies allegedly found a bag of white powder and plastic pen tube in his right pants pocket.
Then, at the prison, corrections officers found another small baggie of an orange substance in the same pocket's smaller compartment, which police said tested positive for meth.
He was issued a summons to appear at a Dec. 12 preliminary hearing.
Baker Bill Seeks To Combat Growing Illegal Drug Trade
In an effort to empower law enforcement to convict those who manufacture
dangerous illegal drugs, Rep. Matt Baker (R-Bradford/Tioga) has authored
legislation to give the secretary of the state Department of Health the ability
to quickly add chemicals to a list of controlled substances and “precursor
substances” under the Controlled Substance, Drug, Device and Cosmetic Act.
“We have witnessed over the years the ingenuity of criminals to use common household chemicals to manufacture illegal drugs, such as methamphetamines,” said Baker. “The use of chemicals that have otherwise legitimate uses makes it difficult for law enforcement to prosecute. To make matters worse, criminals always seem to be one step ahead by changing the formulation before a chemical is added to the state’s list of banned substances.”
House Bill 710 would permit the secretary of the Pennsylvania Department of Health to ban substances temporarily, pending full regulatory review, when there is an imminent hazard to public health. Currently, banning a substance under the Controlled Substance, Drug, Device and Cosmetic Act requires an act of the General Assembly, which can often be time consuming.
“In order to speed up the process of placing certain chemicals on the banned list so law enforcement can prosecute these criminals, my legislation would authorize the secretary of Health to add a chemical to the list of banned substances,” said Baker. “This is an important move if we are to keep up with the ever-changing illegal drug trade taking place across our nation.”
Passage of House Bill 710 is supported by the Pennsylvania District Attorneys Association, the Pennsylvania Fraternal Order of Police, the Pennsylvania State Police, the Pennsylvania Chiefs of Police, the Pennsylvania State Police Troopers Association and the state Office of Attorney General.
House Bill 710 passed the state House unanimously and now goes to the Senate for consideration.
Wednesday Nov 13
Accidental Shooting In Tioga County
A Tioga County man suffered an accidental gunshot wound over the weekend.
Timothy Bowers was reportedly attempting to clean a loaded handgun with a friend at a residence along Stony Fork Road in Delmar Township near Wellsboro late Wednesday afternoon. The gun went off, and a round struck Bowers in the leg.
He had to be flown to Robert Packer Hospital in Sayre for treatment of his injury. It’s not believed the injury was life threatening and state police in Mansfield say they don’t expect to press any charges against the man.
Tuesday Nov 12
Baker Recognized For Conservative Values
Rep. Matt Baker was recently honored by The American Conservative Union for his steadfast commitment to voting in favor of legislation that supports the values of the U.S. Constitution.
He was presented with a 2013 Defender of Liberty award from Larry Hart (left), ACU director of government relations, and Charlie Gerow (right), ACU board member.
Lawrenceville Man Arrested
Mansfield State Police arrested Ryan D. Flynn, 29 of Lawrenceville on Nov. 10 after he threatened police who were responding to a domestic situation at a Lawrenceville residence.
Flynn was charged with two counts each of aggravated assault, simple assault, making terroristic threats, a single count of resisting arrest and three counts of harassment.The incident began when police were dispatched to a residence on Button Hill Rd. for a reported domestic dispute. Flynn became aggressive toward police, began to struggle with them and was placed under arrest.
Monday Nov 11
Wellsboro Man Arrested For Making Threats
State Police have arrested a Wellsboro man in connection to an investigation of threats posted on Facebook.
25-year-old Michael Peditto is charged with making terroristic threats.
One post in particular made a threat of shooting a kindergarten class unless he was given help because he is homeless.
As a result of the posts, 250 students were taken out of school by their parents in the Southern Tioga school district.
Wellsboro school district had the day off Friday.
He is jailed in lieu of $25,000 dollars bail.
Burglary In Tioga County
State police in Tioga County say they are investigating a burglary in Westfield Township.
Late last month someone forcibly entered a residence along E. Main Street owned by Bobby Earl of Sabinsville and once inside removed copper pipes, a front load washer, a drying, a gas range,, and other items.
Total loss is estimated at $10 to $15000 dollars.
Anyone with information into the burglary is asked to contact State Police in Mansfield at 570-662-2151
Route 49 Passing Zone Removed In Potter BrookTioga County motorists who travel Route 49 in the northwest corner of the county are advised to be alert for a traffic pattern change.
Friday Nov 8
Corbett Begins Re-Election Bid
Pennsylvania’s Governor is hitting the road this week to officially get his re-election campaign underway.
Governor Tom Corbett has announced that he is running for a second term in the 2014 elections despite low approval numbers. Corbett made stops in Pittsburgh and in Luzerne County yesterday pointing to the state making tough decisions and staying within a budget without having to raise taxes.He will make several more stops across the state today, though none in our area. There are at least 8 democrats who have announced that they will run for the chance to face him next fall.
Thursday Nov 7
Tioga Man Arrested
State Police have charged Thomas J. Ray, 50, of Tioga, with theft, receiving, and theft by failure to make required disposition of funds received after he allegedly took items and pawned them.
According to documents, Ray borrowed a chain saw worth $350 from Don and Debbie Long, of Sullivan Township, between Sept. 10 and Sept. 28 and a piece of equipment he had given them as a gift worth $100 and sold for $210.
He was issued a summons to appear at a Nov. 27 preliminary hearing.
Superintendant Recommends Closing North Penn
During a Southern Tioga School Board public hearing Wednesday Superintendent Keith Yarger has recommended that the North Penn High School be closed by the start of the 2014-15 school year.
As part of his recommendation Blossburg Elementary School and all other district schools would remain open.
With the closing, he said, most of the nearly $20 million in bond money the district borrowed in 2010 to renovate and reconstruct North Penn would be returned on the call date in March 2016, with a small amount to repair other buildings.
Yarger explained that a steady decline in enrollment is the main reason for the closure.
The closure will result in nine professional staff reductions and five support staff reductions, with the promise of more cuts if enrollment continues to decline.
One principal would be split between Blossburg and Liberty elementary schools.
In addition, 21 supplemental contracts, such as advisers and other extracurricular positions, would be eliminated.District residents may comment on the recommendation until Dec. 6. Send emails to email@example.com, or mail or drop written comments off at the district office in Blossburg.
Wednesday Nov 6
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PennDOT Driver License, Photo Centers Closed for Veterans Day Holiday
The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation today announced that all driver license and photo centers, including its full-service center in Harrisburg, will be closed Saturday, Nov. 9, through Monday, Nov. 11, in observance of Veterans Day.
Customers may still obtain a variety of driver and vehicle products and services online through PennDOTs Driver and Vehicle Services website, www.dmv.state.pa.us .
Driver and vehicle online services are available 24-hours-a-day, seven-days-a-week and include drivers license, photo ID and vehicle registration renewals; driver-history services; changes of address; driver license and vehicle registration restoration letters; ability to pay driver license or vehicle insurance restoration fee; driver license and photo ID duplicates; and driver exam scheduling. There are no additional fees for using online services.
A complete listing of PennDOT driver and photo license center closings in 2013 is available on the website under News, Stats and Facts.
PennDOT reminds motorists they can log on to www.511pa.com or call 511 from any phone to check traffic conditions before heading out.
Tuesday Nov 5
Columbia Crossroads Man Charged
A man they sought in a game law violation, police said, attacked two game commission officers.
State Police in Towanda said the two game commission officers were following Timothy James Mott, 34, of Columbia Cross Roads, when he rammed their vehicle in an attempt to elude them.Mott’s vehicle was disabled, and he was caught. Police charged Mott with aggravated assault and various game law and vehicle code violations.
Monday Nov 4
A death investigation is underway in Tioga County. State police say on Thursday morning around 11:20.
37-year-old Patrick Haddow was found unresponsive in a home he was staying in along Urban Road in the Liberty Area. Emergency personnel were not able to revive the man and he was pronounced dead at the scene.
Though police don’t believe the death to be suspicious they say they are awaiting the results of toxicology tests to determine the cause of death.
LIHEAP Applications Available
Low Income families in the Commonwealth will once again be able to get assistance in paying for the home heating bills.
Applications are available beginning today for LIHEAP, the Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program in which grants are based on household income. The limits this year are $17,235 dollars for an individual homeowner or renter or $35,325 dollars for a family of four.
Applications are available through your county assistance office or you can visit www.compass.state.pa.us.
Friday November 1
Columbia Cross Roads Man Charged
State Police have charged Richard R. Barlow, III, 72, of Columbia Cross Roads, with theft after he took someone's wallet from a counter at Wal-Mart where it had been left accidentally.
According to documents, Barlow was charged with theft and receiving stolen property after he allegedly took a wallet from Caroline M. Camp containing $69 and identification cards after she set it down on the pharmacy counter and accidentally left it behind.
According to Police Barlow placed the wallet in his cart and put items in it on top of the wallet, he then exited the store and put the wallet into his car, and returned to the store to shop. He was captured on video surveillance, police said.
He was issued a summons to appear at a Nov. 20 preliminary hearing.
Grants Available To Help Make Schools Safer
Pennsylvania Schools could get up to $25,000 dollars in grants to help make classrooms and hallways safe.
The Department of Education’s Office for Safe Schools has made $2.6 million dollars available for a grant program which can be used for a variety of initiatives including conflict resolution and dispute management, violence prevention curriculum, classroom management, and the development of comprehensive district-wide school safety and violence prevention plans.The deadline to apply is December 6th.
Thursday Oct 31
Canton Man Jailed Following Incident
A Canton man is jailed after an incident, which occurred on Sunday evening in Bradford County. State police were called to a home along Grover road in Canton Township around 9:20 on Sunday evening for a report of domestic violence.
Their investigation revealed that 43-year-old Stanley Butler threatened a 45-year-old female and a 22-year-old male, firing a twenty gauge shot gun off.
He was charged with simple assault, reckless endangering, terroristic threats, as well as being a felon not to possess a firearm and is jailed in Bradford County prison in lieu of bail.
Blossburg Man Charged
State Police have charged Steven J. Wagaman, 45, of Blossburg, with retail theft after he allegedly took several items at Wal-Mart Oct. 22.
According to documents, Wagaman took three DVDs, a newspaper, a magazine and a CD totaling $49.
He had most of the items under his shirt, police said and he tried to leave the store without paying.
Police said he had the CD in his shorts pocket.
Wagaman has a previous retail theft from Sept. 27, 2011.
He was issued a summons to appear at a Nov. 27 preliminary hearing.
Wednesday Oct 30
Rehabilitated Route 49 Bridge in Westfield Opened to Traffic
The bridge carrying Route 49 traffic over the Cowanesque River in Westfield Borough, Tioga County is back in service following a major rehabilitation project under construction since the spring.
Traffic was shifted from the temporary bridge onto the modernized bridge this morning.
Any remaining work impacting traffic will be done with flaggers and daylight signage. The contractor has to remove the temporary bridge, remove temporary poles and lights, and some other minor construction for The L.C. Whitford Company to complete the project by the end of the year.
This $1.8 million bridge rehabilitation and preservation project included new structural steel, painting of the structure, a new concrete deck, parapets, sidewalks and new paved roadway approaches.
Pennsylvanian State Police are investigating a criminal mischief incident that occurred earlier this month in Delmar Township in which Wellsboro and Cornell Rail Road property was damaged.
The incident occurred on October 6th when Police say the brakes on a train car were released, causing the car to roll down the tracks and strike a caboose, causing damage.There are no suspects or witnesses at this time, police said.
Monday Oct 28
Westfield Man Leads Police In Chase
Erik Timothy Echuk, 26-year-old Westfield, faces multiple charges after Pennsylvania State Police said he led them on a 20-mile chase late Saturday night.
According to Police when they attempted to make a traffic stop in Clymer Township, around 11:36 p.m. Echuk fled in his vehicle, leading police on a chase that went through Clymer, Chatham, Middlebury and Tioga townships and Tioga borough.
During the chase, police said Echuk tried to ram a police vehicle.
He is charged with aggravated assault, fleeing or attempting to elude police, driving under the influence, terrorist threats, recklessly endangering another person, harassment, reckless driving and other traffic offenses.
Echuk was apprehended and is in the Tioga County, Pa., jail awaiting a preliminary arraignment.
Friday Oct 25
Prescription Drug Take Back
The Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) has scheduled another National Prescription Drug Take Back Day, which will take place on Saturday, Oct. 26, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Drop off unwanted, unused and expired prescription medications at the Pennsylvania State Police Department, Troop F, 1745 Valley Road, Mansfield.
Impact Fee Money Available
The Tioga County Conservation District has received Act 13 impact fee money and has designated a portion to install ag. BMPs (best management practices) on farms.
Some examples would be roof gutters, milk house wastes systems, nutrient management plans, soil testing, and manure stacking areas, etc.If you are interested, please contact the Tioga County Conservation District @ 570-724-1801 or firstname.lastname@example.org. You can also access the application via facebook under the Tioga County Conservation District page.
Thursday Oct 24
Covington Man Arrested On Child Porn Charges
The Pennsylvania Attorney General announced Wednesday the arrest of 45-year old William Mattos of North Williamson Road in Covington.
Mattos faces charges of Distribution and Possession of Child Porn and Criminal Use of a Communication Facility.
Police seized desktop computers, tablets, external hard drives and other equipment during a search of his home.
State Police have charged Debra L. Lockett, 57, of Morris, with theft by deception and bad checks after she allegedly stole a car by paying for it with a bad check.
According to documents, Lockett paid for a 1997 Pontiac Bonneville at Campbell Auto Sales on Sept. 5 with a personal check on a closed Northwest Bank savings account.She was jailed in lieu of $85,000 bail and her preliminary hearing set for Oct. 29.
Family Of Four Left Homeless
Fire struck in Tioga County over the weekend leaving a family of four homeless.
It’s believed the fire broke out in a toaster in the kitchen of the mobile home occupied by Ron and Stacy Roe and their two children along Mill Street in Westfield around 8pm on Saturday.
Firefighters from a number of Tioga County companies were called in and were able to have the blaze under control in a half an hour but not before it caused extensive damage to the home. One firefighter was slightly injured.A damage estimate has not been released and the American Red Cross is helping out the family.
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