Monday June 22, 2020

Sunday’s high, 86; Overnight low 58: .64″ weekend rainfall

TODAY CLOUDS WILL INCREASE THE CHANCE OF AFTERNOON THUNDERSTORMS A HIGH OF 83.

LOW TONIGHT OF 65.

RAIN CONTINUING TOMORROW WITH THUNDERSTORMS POSSIBLE A HIGH OF 80

AND OVERNIGHT LOWS 62.

WEDNESDAY A LITTLE COOLER,

HIGH OF 75. WITH A FEW PEEKS OF SUNSHINE AND ISOLATED SHOWERS STILL POSSIBLE

OVERNIGHT LOW OF 53

PA Hunting licenses now on sale…..Area schools received Convid-19 grants…..Cases go up slightly in some area counties…..Vandalism to a log skidder in Elk County….Two drivers cited for DUI…..Next on-air report after 12:06 pm today on www.blackforestbroadcasting.com

 

2020-21 Hunting and Furtaker Licenses went on sale earlier today.  Hunters can Purchase their licenses online. Licenses purchased online may take up to 10 business days to arrive according to the Game Commission.. Most general and add-on licenses are available on the Pennsylvania Automated License System (PALS).  Hunters must verify mailing  addresses . A Hunting & Trapping Digest will be included with license/permit purchases at no additional cost. The Digest is also available for printing and viewing online. Licenses can be purchased  in person at one of these License Issuing Agents. Most general and add-on licenses are available in-store. Antlerless deer license applications must be made directly to county treasurers. There is a video on the Game Commission’s website  on how to submit an antlerless deer application. Anterless deer licenses allocated The Black Forest Broadcasting Service Area 21,000 for Wildlife Management Unit 3A,,  33,000 for 3B. 27,000 for 2G,  and 7000 for 2H.

Rep. Martin Causer (R-Turtlepoint) has announced the availability of more than $2 million in funding to help area school entities with health and safety measures necessary to prevent the spread of COVID-19.

“We all want to see our students return to their classrooms this fall, and school officials are working hard to develop plans to do so safely,” Causer said. “These funds will help with the implementation of those plans.”

Under Act 30 of 2020, each school district is eligible for $120,000 plus an amount based on its average daily membership. Intermediate units, area career and technical schools, and charter schools are eligible for $90,000. School districts in the 67th Legislative District are eligible for the following amounts pending submission of a completed application:

  • Austin Area School District: $126,020
  • Bradford Area School District: $217,711
  • Cameron County School District: $143,677
  • Coudersport Area School District: $151,069
  • Galeton Area School District: $133,019
  • Kane Area School District: $164,857
  • Keystone Central School District: $291,261
  • Northern Potter School District: $140,635
  • Oswayo Valley School District: $135,411
  • Otto-Eldred School District: $145,736
  • Port Allegany School District: $154,002
  • Seneca Highlands Career and Technical Center: $90,000
  • Smethport Area School District: $151,057

 

Eligible uses for the funding include the purchase of cleaning and sanitizing products; training and professional development of staff on sanitation and minimizing the spread of infectious diseases; equipment purchases; modifying existing areas to support appropriate social distancing of students and staff; providing mental health services and supports; purchasing educational technology for distance learning; and other health and safety programs, items or services necessary to address COVID-19.

The grants are funded through the federal Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act. For more information about the grant program and how to apply, visit pccd.pa.gov.

The Pennsylvania Department of Health today confirmed as of 12:00 a.m., June 21, that there are 464 additional positive cases of COVID-19, bringing the statewide total to 81,730. All 67 counties in Pennsylvania have cases of COVID-19. Here in the Black Forest Broadcasting Service Area Elk  County has added 2 going up to 8; Potter has 13; McKean 13; Tioga  20 and Cameron County has 2 cases. across the border in neighboring New York State cases continue to go up. Cattaraugus County  now has 115 and Allegany  57.

There are 6,423 total deaths in Pennsylvania  attributed to COVID-19, an increase of 4 new deaths. County-specific information and a statewide map are available on the department’s website.

Mask wearing is required in all businesses in yellow and green phases of reopening. Consistent mask wearing, even in counties in the green phase, could have lasting positive effects as a COVID-19 surge is possible this fall according to officials.

 

There are 631 patients who have a positive serology test and either COVID-19 symptoms or a high-risk exposure, which are considered probable cases and not confirmed cases. There are 576,015 patients who have tested negative to date.

Most of the patients hospitalized are ages 65 or older, and most of the deaths have occurred in patients 65 or older (68%).

In nursing and personal care homes, there are 17,066 resident cases of COVID-19, and 3,047 cases among employees, for a total of 20,113 at 663 distinct facilities in 49 counties—none here in the Black Forest Broadcasting Service Area.. Out of the total deaths, 4,384 have occurred in residents from nursing or personal care facilities.

Approximately 6,212 of the  total cases are in health care workers. Pennsylvania has a 77% recovery rate.

A criminal mischief occurring on Lake City Road in Spring Creek Township Elk County, which was discovered Saturday, is under investigation by troopers at Ridgway. Vandals dumped sand into the oil fill port on a log skidder owned by a 35 year old Shippenville man,  Anyone with information is asked to call State Police at Ridgway, 814.776.6136.

State Police at Ridgeway have a arrested  25 year old Ridgway woman for DUI, after stopping her while on patrol on Route 120 in  In Ridgway Township, Elk County early Sunday morning the suspect was allegedly observed committing multiple traffic violations. When a traffic stop was initiated After further investigation  police determined the operator was driving her 2012 Volkswagen Jetta under the influence and was taken to Penn Highlands  for a legal blood draw and charges are pending those test results.

 A 67 year old Kersey  woman was also charged with DUI after being stopped early Sunday morning on Chicken Hill Road Skyline  Drive in  Fox township Elk county police claim that the woman committed several traffic violations and was pulled over and was  then placed under arrest for suspicion of DUI. She was taken to Penn Highlands out as well but refused a blood test charges are being found in District Court.

 

Friday June 19, 2020

 

Thursday’s high,83; Overnight low, 52

MOSTLY CLOUDY TODAY, WITH A FEW THUNDERSTORMS POSSIBLE THIS AFTERNOON. A HIGH OF 77

THUNDERSTORMS TAPERING OFF TO PARTLY CLOUDY SKIES TONIGHT. A LOW OF 58.

THERE’LL BE A FEW SHOWERS AROUND TOMORROW WITH A HIGH OF 79.

MOSTLY CLOUDY TOMORROW NIGHT WITH SHOWERS TAPERING OFF A LOW OF 60.

SUNDAY, A CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS VERY HUMID WITH A HIGH OF 80.

Thursday’s high,83; Overnight low, 52

MOSTLY CLOUDY TODAY, WITH A FEW THUNDERSTORMS POSSIBLE THIS AFTERNOON. A HIGH OF 77

THUNDERSTORMS TAPERING OFF TO PARTLY CLOUDY SKIES TONIGHT. A LOW OF 58.

THERE’LL BE A FEW SHOWERS AROUND TOMORROW WITH A HIGH OF 79.

MOSTLY CLOUDY TOMORROW NIGHT WITH SHOWERS TAPERING OFF A LOW OF 60.

SUNDAY, A CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS VERY HUMID WITH A HIGH OF 80.

A deadline is quickly approaching for Potter County entities that are interested in applying for Coronavirus mitigation funds. Potter County Commissioner  Chairman Nancy Grupp made the announcement during yesterday’s meeting and urged those interested to get their applications in. “We had our first public hearing for our CBDG block grant for COVID related programs . In fact, this initial block grant is in the amount of $166,152. Some of the project projects that are can be approved through that would be working capital and reopening expenses related to COVID-19  for small businesses and  food banks. Food pantries in the county can get assistance to help with working capital or if they wanted to make upgrades because now they’re serving more people in their community. And those applications  need to be in by June 26th. We can email you and application packet if you’re interested in applying for some of those grant funds or have questions on what kind of things could be used towards it.” Chairwoman Grupp said there are other programs coming up that may be of interest to area residents and businesses.” Also the county has applied for $1.492 million in a county block grant, again to help our small businesses, nonprofit organizations, first responders, and many others who are impact who were economically impacted through the COVID-19 shutdown. Once we get our approval of that application, we’ll begin the process with our public hearings and get applications in and hopefully have those funds out to our communities as soon as possible. Also, there is another round of small business relief Assistance Grants out there that just became available again, to help Main Street small businesses again to help with expenses during the shutdown. And also the reopening. There’s a grant was also announced this week through USDA for dairy farmers who have been affected during the COVID shutdown that’s out there on the web to be applied for. And Potter County Human Services is applying for rent relief grant program to assist those who have been negatively affected by the shutdown and layoff that are having a hard time making their rent payments. So there’ll be more information available on that as that comes out. So lots of different ways to get some some relief for those who have been affected. And if you have any questions, please contact one of us. We’ll be happy to direct you to the different websites.” Potter County  Commissioner, Chairwoman. Nancy Grupp. You can find out more information by calling the commissioner’s office at 274- 8290.

The Pennsylvania Department of Health today confirmed as of 12:00 a.m., June 18, that there are 418 additional positive cases of COVID-19, bringing the statewide total to 80,236. All 67 counties in Pennsylvania have cases of COVID-19. The number here in the Black Forest Broadcasting Service Area has remained steady Tioga, 20; Potter and McKean each 13; Elk 6 and Cameron, 2; However across the border in neighboring New York State Allegany County has gone up to 57 while, Cattaraugus County is holding at 109

There are 6,361 total deaths in Pennsvylania  attributed to COVID-19, an increase of 42 new deaths. County-specific information and a statewide map are available on the department’s website.

Officials say mask wearing is required in all businesses in yellow and green phases of reopening. The importance of masks even in counties in the green phase could have lasting effects as a COVID-19 surge is possible this fall according to experts.

There are 630 patients who have a positive serology test and either COVID-19 symptoms or a high-risk exposure, which are considered probable cases and not confirmed cases. There are 543,832 patients who have tested negative to date. Pennsylvania has a recovery rate of 75%.

Most of the patients hospitalized are ages 65 or older, and most of the deaths have occurred in patients 65 or older. In nursing and personal care homes, there are 16,850 resident cases of COVID-19, and 2,986 cases among employees, for a total of 19,836 at 649 distinct facilities in 47 counties—none here in the Black Forest Broadcasting Service Area. Out of the total deaths, 4,332 have occurred in residents from nursing or personal care facilities.

Police across the region have made several DUI arrests. State Police at Lewis Run are charging a 19 year old Emporium man with DUI and possession of a prohibited offensive weapon. Charges come after troopers pulled over the suspect’s 2001 Subaru Legacy on South Main Street in Port Allegany Borough early last Saturday morning. Police say that the driver was found to be driving under the influence and in possession of a small amount of marijuana and a prohibited offensive weapon. A passenger in the vehicle a 17 year old girl was also allegedly found to be in possession of small amount of pot. Both are being charged in district court with possession DUI and related summary offenses.

 A 27 year old East Amherst New York woman is facing DUI charges after being stopped by state police on Main Street in Eldred Borough early last Sunday morning. The suspect was pulled over for an alleged traffic violation and then police determined she was driving her 2015 Chevy Cruze under the influence of alcohol and a controlled substance.

 A 63 year old Elmira, New York man has been arrested for DUI by State Police at Lewis Run.  He was apprehended after state police were asked to assist Bradford township police in stopping his Dodge Caliber with Vietnam stickers on the rear window  late last Saturday night.  The car had been involved in a hit and run crash and at around 11:30pm troopers observed the vehicle and initiated a traffic stop .Troopers  determined the operator was driving under the influence of alcohol a 28 year.

A 28 year  old Mount Jewett man is being charged with physical harassment for an incident allegedly taking place last Saturday afternoon on Anderson Street Extension in Hamlin Township. Troopers claim  the suspect pushed an 18 year old woman from Mount Jewett to the ground during a verbal argument last Saturday afternoon.

State police  at Lewis Run report  both drivers escaped injury in a collision occurring Monday afternoon on Route 59 in Lafayette Township. The collision occurred as Janna Idehara  of Coudersport was traveling west on Route 59 and began coughing to the extent she became unconscious due to allergies. Her Jeep Cherokee traveled across the eastbound lane and struck  a Dodge Ram driven by Scott Graves of Gifford. The Jeep Cherokee had to be towed from the same but the pickup truck was driven away.

Ridgway based state police are looking for a hit and run vehicle involved in a minor collision Wednesday night at around 7:30pm on the Montmorenci Road in Ridgway Township. Troopers report Mary Buehler of Salt Lake City Utah was traveling north on Route 948 between Fairmont road and Jake’s Hollow Road when a Honda Accord struck the left rear of her Subaru Outback while traveling at a high rate of speed and attempting to pass in a no passing zone.  The driver fled the scene headed north on Route 948. The car is described as a 2008 to 2010 gray Accord  with unknown registration.  Damage to the vehicle would be on the right front corner with moderate to severe damage. No injuries were reported but anyone with information about that collision is asked to call the Ridgeway barracks at 814-776-6136.

An 18 year old Wellsboro driver was not hurt Wednesday morning when his Buick LeSabre collided with a tractor trailer on North Lawton Road in Delmar Township. David Short was blinded by dust and allowed his sedan to run into the side of a Peterbilt operated by Charles Cain of Middlebury Center as it was making a left turn. Cain also escaped injury.

Mansfield based  State police say that an Elkland driver and his passenger escaped injury in a car/deer collision  Wednesday evening on Route 49 in Nelson Township  Jonathan Daly was going west when the whitetail bounded onto the highway in front of his Nissan Sentra.  Daly  wasn’t able to avoid the collision. He and his passenger Matthew Learn of also of Elkland  were both wearing seat belts and were not hurt

A 32  year old Wellsboro  man has been arrested for physical assault in connection to an attack allegedly occurring on May 31 on March Creek Road in Delmar Township. State police claimed that the suspect hit a 61 year old Wellsboro  man in the face causing a laceration above his left eye and the suspect was placed under arrest and transported to the Tioga county Prison to face charges.

Thursday June 18, 2020

Wednesday’s high, 81; Overnight low 55

PARTLY CLOUDY TODAY A HIGH OF 82.

SOME CLOUDS AROUND TONIGHT LOW 60.

SOME AFTERNOON THUNDERSTORMS TOMORROW. High 80

POSSIBILITY THUNDERSTORMS TOMORROW NIGHT LOW 62.

SATURDAY, THUNDERSTORMS ALL DAY A HIGH OF 79

AN OVERNIGHT LOW OF 50.

 

Here is something we don’t have to worry about. Recent alarming news reports aside, Asian giant Hornets sometimes referred to hyperbolically as murder Hornets are not an immediate concern in the northeast, nor are they likely to be for a long time if ever, according to an entomologist in Penn State’s College of Agricultural Sciences. The assistant research professor says the stinging insect recently discovered In the Pacific Northwest might cause some issues for beekeepers. If the Hornet becomes established and widespread in North America, the term murder coordinates originally was coined by a few Japanese media outlets several years ago. And the recent New York Times story using the description went viral, causing a bit of a panic in the United States. In their native range. They commonly are called great Sparrow be in Japan, Tiger had been China and general officer Hornet in Korea, the common name Asian giant Hornet is most frequently used. moniker in English couldn’t be confusing because another large species best bet is to name the yellow legged Hornet sometimes it’s known as the Asian Hornet, and the best by proper or European Hornet is sometimes called giant Hornet, whatever it’s called. The Asian giant Hornet queens are among the largest wasps in the world and can grow to a length of more than two inches with a wingspan of three inches. However, the Queen’s are seen outside the nest only when they are hibernating or in the spring before workers have emerged. Asian giant Hornet workers can grow to one and a half inches in length and are similar in size to some wasps that do occur here in Pennsylvania. The Asian giant horns are not present in Pennsylvania and are not known to occurred. In North America outside of Washington State and Vancouver Island, British Columbia were colonies were founded and eradicated. In the second half of 2019. Additional queens were discovered in the same area in spring of 2020, and attempts to find and eradicate column colonies. Our ongoing agent giant Hornets are strikingly colored with yellow heads of blank thorax and yellow and black or yellow and brown striped abdomens. They typically build their nest underground, usually in abandoned rodent burrows and fours, often association with pine roots. nests are sometimes constructed in dead hallowed trunks or roots or roots of trees. But there never been more than three to six feet above the ground among wasp species found in eastern North America. The one most commonly confused for Asian giant Hornets is the European Hornet which is somewhere in size, shape and color. However, the two species can be distinguished by several different features. We don’t have to be on the lookout for them as we deal with other issues.

Speaking of which, the Pennsylvania Department of Health has issued an update on COVID-19 as of 12am, yesterday, there are 335 additional positive cases of COVID-19 bringing the statewide total to 79,818. All 67 counties in Pennsylvania have COVID-19. The number here in the Black Forest Broadcasting Area is holding steady in the Pennsylvania counties. Tioga  has 20;  Potter and  McKean 13 each; Elk 6 and Cameron 2. Across the border in New York State Cattaraugus  County cases have gone up to 109 while Allegany  County is holding at 55. There are 60 319 total deaths in Pennsylvania  attributed to COVID-19 here  in Pennsylvania, an increase of 43 new deaths, the total is headed downward. There are 629 patients who have a positive serology test and either COVID-19 symptoms or high risk exposure, which are considered probable cases and not confirmed cases. There are 533,013 patients, or half a million, who have tested negative.

Most of the patients hospitalized are 65 or older, and most of the deaths have occurred in patient 65 or older in nursing and personal care homes. There are 16,774 resident cases of COVID-19 and 6,060 cases among employees for a total of 19,740 in  49 distinct facilities in 47 counties– none here in the Black Forest Broadcasting Service  Area. Out of the total deaths 4331 or approximately 68% have occurred in residents from nursing or personal care facilities. Pennsylvania has a 75% recovery rate.

Elk County Coroner Michelle Muccio has released information in regards to the human remains found in the area Twin Lakes recreational area in Jones Township, Elk County. The remains have been positively identified as 53 year old Frank Arthur Gillespie, a white male from James City County, Pennsylvania. He’d been reported missing from his residence on in August of 2018 and his remains were found by a hiker at around 4:30pm this past Sunday in a heavily wooded area adjacent to the Twin Lakes recreational area. Positive ID was determined through dual means first by personal effects found with the remains and secondly, by means of a surgical plate that had been implanted with a comparative analysis of serial numbers was consistent with being that of Gillespie. At this time the coroner says cause and  manner of death remain undetermined. Although no foul play is associated with the death.

 Ridgway State Police are investigating a theft from a motor vehicle Monday afternoon on Delaware Avenue in Highland Township in Elk County. Someone tried to siphon gas from a Chevy Colorado owned by a 68 year old James City man was parked on Delaware Avenue.   The investigation is continuing.

A 50 year old Kersey man has been arrested for physical harassment for an altercation allegedly taking place Wednesday afternoon on Main Street and Fox Township Elk county.  Troopers claim that the 50 year old man and a 32 year old Weedville  woman were engaged in a physical altercation after a verbal dispute regarding child custody. The suspect was cited for pushing the female victim up against the car she was operating that night.

Mansfield based State Police are charging a 54 year old Wellsboro resident with physical harassment for an assault allegedly taking place at Valley View Estates in Charleston Township last Thursday night.  Police claim that the suspect grabbed the arm of a 24 year old Wellsboro  man and shoved him with two hands and is now facing charges in District Court.

Two people were injured in a car deer collision Tuesday night on Route six in Richmond Township, Tioga County state police at Mansfield report Samantha Jackson of Mansfield was going east when a deer came onto the highway in front of her Subaru Legacy. She was unable to avoid hitting  the white tail. The car came to rest along the eastbound berm. She and her passenger Edward Zuke of Mansfield were taken by ambulance to Soldiers and Sailors Hospital for evaluation.

The Sweden Township Police Department reports that once again, a large bear has destroyed the interior of a car. Earlier this week, the Bruin gained entry to the unlocked vehicle and destroyed the interior before exiting the passenger side of front door. Police are advising residents to keep their vehicles locked and don’t keep food in your vehicle. If the large cinnamon bear is cited, call the game Commission’s regional office at 570-368-4744. pictures of the bear’s destruction are available on the township’s Facebook page.

 

 

 

ere is something we don’t have to worry about. Recent alarming news reports aside, Asian giant Hornets sometimes referred to hyperbolically as murder Hornets are not an immediate concern in the northeast, nor are they likely to be for a long time if ever, according to an entomologist in Penn State’s College of Agricultural Sciences. The assistant research professor says the stinging insect recently discovered In the Pacific Northwest might cause some issues for beekeepers. If the Hornet becomes established and widespread in North America, the term murder coordinates originally was coined by a few Japanese media outlets several years ago. And the recent New York Times story using the description went viral, causing a bit of a panic in the United States. In their native range. They commonly are called great Sparrow be in Japan, Tiger had been China and general officer Hornet in Korea, the common name Asian giant Hornet is most frequently used. moniker in English couldn’t be confusing because another large species best bet is to name the yellow legged Hornet sometimes it’s known as the Asian Hornet, and the best by proper or European Hornet is sometimes called giant Hornet, whatever it’s called. The Asian giant Hornet queens are among the largest wasps in the world and can grow to a length of more than two inches with a wingspan of three inches. However, the Queen’s are seen outside the nest only when they are hibernating or in the spring before workers have emerged. Asian giant Hornet workers can grow to one and a half inches in length and are similar in size to some wasps that do occur here in Pennsylvania. The Asian giant horns are not present in Pennsylvania and are not known to occurred. In North America outside of Washington State and Vancouver Island, British Columbia were colonies were founded and eradicated. In the second half of 2019. Additional queens were discovered in the same area in spring of 2020, and attempts to find and eradicate column colonies. Our ongoing agent giant Hornets are strikingly colored with yellow heads of blank thorax and yellow and black or yellow and brown striped abdomens. They typically build their nest underground, usually in abandoned rodent burrows and fours, often association with pine roots. nests are sometimes constructed in dead hallowed trunks or roots or roots of trees. But there never been more than three to six feet above the ground among wasp species found in eastern North America. The one most commonly confused for Asian giant Hornets is the European Hornet which is somewhere in size, shape and color. However, the two species can be distinguished by several different features. We don’t have to be on the lookout for them as we deal with other issues.

Speaking of which, the Pennsylvania Department of Health has issued an update on COVID-19 as of 12am, yesterday, there are 335 additional positive cases of COVID-19 bringing the statewide total to 79,818. All 67 counties in Pennsylvania have COVID-19. The number here in the Black Forest Broadcasting Area is holding steady in the Pennsylvania counties. Tioga  has 20;  Potter and  McKean 13 each; Elk 6 and Cameron 2. Across the border in New York State Cattaraugus  County cases have gone up to 109 while Allegany  County is holding at 55. There are 60 319 total deaths in Pennsylvania  attributed to COVID-19 here  in Pennsylvania, an increase of 43 new deaths, the total is headed downward. There are 629 patients who have a positive serology test and either COVID-19 symptoms or high risk exposure, which are considered probable cases and not confirmed cases. There are 533,013 patients, or half a million, who have tested negative.

Most of the patients hospitalized are 65 or older, and most of the deaths have occurred in patient 65 or older in nursing and personal care homes. There are 16,774 resident cases of COVID-19 and 6,060 cases among employees for a total of 19,740 in  49 distinct facilities in 47 counties– none here in the Black Forest Broadcasting Service  Area. Out of the total deaths 4331 or approximately 68% have occurred in residents from nursing or personal care facilities. Pennsylvania has a 75% recovery rate.

Elk County Coroner Michelle Muccio has released information in regards to the human remains found in the area Twin Lakes recreational area in Jones Township, Elk County. The remains have been positively identified as 53 year old Frank Arthur Gillespie, a white male from James City County, Pennsylvania. He’d been reported missing from his residence on in August of 2018 and his remains were found by a hiker at around 4:30pm this past Sunday in a heavily wooded area adjacent to the Twin Lakes recreational area. Positive ID was determined through dual means first by personal effects found with the remains and secondly, by means of a surgical plate that had been implanted with a comparative analysis of serial numbers was consistent with being that of Gillespie. At this time the coroner says cause and  manner of death remain undetermined. Although no foul play is associated with the death.

 Ridgway State Police are investigating a theft from a motor vehicle Monday afternoon on Delaware Avenue in Highland Township in Elk County. Someone tried to siphon gas from a Chevy Colorado owned by a 68 year old James City man was parked on Delaware Avenue.   The investigation is continuing.

A 50 year old Kersey man has been arrested for physical harassment for an altercation allegedly taking place Wednesday afternoon on Main Street and Fox Township Elk county.  Troopers claim that the 50 year old man and a 32 year old Weedville  woman were engaged in a physical altercation after a verbal dispute regarding child custody. The suspect was cited for pushing the female victim up against the car she was operating that night.

Mansfield based State Police are charging a 54 year old Wellsboro resident with physical harassment for an assault allegedly taking place at Valley View Estates in Charleston Township last Thursday night.  Police claim that the suspect grabbed the arm of a 24 year old Wellsboro  man and shoved him with two hands and is now facing charges in District Court.

Two people were injured in a car deer collision Tuesday night on Route six in Richmond Township, Tioga County state police at Mansfield report Samantha Jackson of Mansfield was going east when a deer came onto the highway in front of her Subaru Legacy. She was unable to avoid hitting  the white tail. The car came to rest along the eastbound berm. She and her passenger Edward Zuke of Mansfield were taken by ambulance to Soldiers and Sailors Hospital for evaluation.

The Sweden Township Police Department reports that once again, a large bear has destroyed the interior of a car. Earlier this week, the Bruin gained entry to the unlocked vehicle and destroyed the interior before exiting the passenger side of front door. Police are advising residents to keep their vehicles locked and don’t keep food in your vehicle. If the large cinnamon bear is cited, call the game Commission’s regional office at 570-368-4744. pictures of the bear’s destruction are available on the township’s Facebook page.