Thursday March 14, 2019

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Volunteers That Care members donate to the Coudersport Pool Fundraiser to be held Saturday March 30th, 6pm at the CVFD. Fundraiser tickets are a $20 donation which include Bones n Banter bbq and auction entertainment. Funds raised will go towards swimming lessons for all Potter County kids.Volunteers That Care is a 501c3  non-profit assisting Potter County cancer patients with free gas cards and wigs to ease expenses.Coudersport Pool Committee thanks the members for their support with all they do for our community.


Wednesday’s high, 45; Overnight low 28







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Eldred man accused of threatening wife with shotgun…Wellsboro woman arrested for punching ex-husband in the face…..Elderly Dubois man charged with careless driving after Elk County crash….Name of truck driver killed in accident Monday night in Tioga County has been released….PennDot announces commitment to local governments….Non-profit group donates to upcoming Coudersport Pool fundraiser….

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A 33 year old Eldred man is accused of making terroristic threats Wednesday afternoon at his home on Route 446 in Keating Township. State police allege the suspect, whose name they did not release, threatened the life of his 33 year old wife and himself with a shotgun. He was taken into custody by troopers responding to the domestic violence call and transported to Bradford Regional Medical Center for mental  health evaluation.

Troopers at Mansfield did not release the name of a 38 year old Wellsboro woman charged with harassment  Monday night. The suspect is accused of hitting her 37 year old  ex-husband in the face, twice, with a closed fist. During a quarrel at at around 10:30 pm on theMount Zuion Road in Charleston Township.

Ridgway based state police have cited an elderly DuBois driver for careless driving after his car wrecked Wednesday afternoon on the Wilcox Road in Jones Township.  James Ball, 8, was going  south on Route 219 in Jones Township when he fell asleep at the wheel of his 2013 Ford Fiesta. The car went off the left hand side of the road and hit a ditch where it came to rest. Ball was taken to Penn Highlands Elk for treatment od unknown injuries.

State police in Mansfield have released the name of the truck driver who was killed Monday night when a tri-axle water truck over turned on Route 414 in Union Township. Patrick McLaughlin, 59 (no address provided) was pronounced dead at the scene of the 6:45 pm accident by a deputy Tioga County coroner.

The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) has committed $500.7 million in liquid fuels payments to help certified municipalities maintain their roads and bridges.

The March 1 distribution marked a $11.7 million, or 2.4 percent, increase over the $489 million distributed in 2018. Act 89 of 2013 made more funding available for locally owned roadways. Before the law, municipalities received $320.8 million in liquid fuels payments.

PennDOT’s annual distributions assist with municipalities’ highway and bridge-related expenses such as snow removal and road repaving. There are 120,039 miles of public roads in Pennsylvania. There are 72,992 miles owned by municipalities and eligible for liquid fuels. The formula for payments is based on a municipality’s population and miles of locally-owned roads.

To be eligible for liquid fuels, a roadway must be formally adopted as a public street by the municipality, meet certain dimension requirements, and be able to safely accommodate vehicles driving at least 15 mph.

For the complete list of local payments, visit the “Municipal Liquid Fuels Program” page at under the “Doing Business” Local Government page.