Wednesday May 8, 2019

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Elkland man accused of attempted homicide has been arrested on drug charges….Harrisburg man cited for sending numerous unwanted text messages to an Austin woman…Cyber thieves gained access this week to a bank card belonging to an Austin man….Theft of trailer from Tioga County camp investigated…Vandals cause $400 in damage to Hamlin Township backhoe…..

While state police were processing 36 year old Terrance Hood of Elkland for attempted homicide and related offenses Monday, they allegedly found him in possession with a significant amount of methamphetamine. He was arraigned on possession with intent to delivers and possession of a small amount and was committed to the Tioga County prison after being arraigned. Hood was remanded to the lock-up Monday without bail after being charged with attempted Criminal homicide and aggravated assault. Troopers were called to 116 Proctor Avenue in Elkland a few minutes after 3:00 am Monday and found a 25 year old Wellsboro man sitting on the porch with a gunshot wound to the chest. The victim, whose name was not released, was taken to Robert Packer Hospital in Sayre. Hood allegedly fled the scene but was located and taken into custody. He remains imprisoned without bail.
Dale Bailey, 52, of Hamburg, PA has been cited for allegedly harassing 47 year old Angel Rees of Austin yesterday. State police claim Bailey sent repetitive text messages which were alarming, annoying and served no purpose to Rees even after being told to stop.

Troopers at Coudersport are also investigating theft by deception victimizing another Austin woman which took place between February 27 and March 12. No further details were released.

Albert Glover, 67 of Austin told state troopers that someone had fraudulently used his bank card last Friday afternoon.

Mansfield based state police are probing the theft of a trailer from 4300 River Road in Ward Township this past weekend. The trailer, owned by Denis Burr of Canton, PA is described as being a 2011 TWF 12×6 open trailer with PA registration XGF-8894.

Vandalism in Hamlin Township McKean County yesterday remains under investigation by state police at Lewis Run. The front driver’s side window on a John Deere 310SL backhoe was smashed out between 8:20 pm Tuesday and 5:30 am Wednesday while it was parked at 48 Cleveland Avenue in Hamlin Township. Damage to the machine owned by Hamlin Township is estimated to be $400.

A criminal mischief on Country Lane in Liberty Township Tioga County was investigated by state police at Mansfield Saturday. According to a witness, a loud vehicle drove through property owned by Pauline Face of Killingsworth CT and ran over a cattle gate and “no trespassing” signs. The loud vehicle was seen going toward McCarthy Hill Road after leaving the property.

Rep. Martin Causer (R-Turtlepoint) has announced a $77,307 grant has been awarded to the Mount Jewett Senior Center for upgrades to its facility.

The funding was granted by the state Department of Aging. The center plans to use the funds to replace the building’s roof, refurbish the kitchen and improve lighting.

“This grant provides much-needed funding to keep the center open and serving the senior citizens of Mount Jewett and the surrounding areas,” Causer said. “I applaud the center in Mount Jewett and others throughout Cameron, McKean and Potter counties for all they do to help our older residents.

Senior centers are funded in part by proceeds from the Pennsylvania Lottery. Services offered may include meals, social activities, informational programs, creative arts, exercise, volunteer opportunities and other special events.

For more information about the state’s senior centers, visit

More than 160 volunteers were honored at the four Potter County SeniorCenters in April. Volunteers deliver meals to the homebound, help at the Senior centers, assist with income tax and property tax/rent rebates, assist with computer classes, lead exercise classes, plan Health & Wellness Programs & etc. Special thanks to Commissioner Susan Kefover, Suzan Paisley, from Rep. Martin Causer’s office, Steve Weeks, from the R.S.V.P.Program, Isaac Musser, AAA Director, Ulysses Mayor Jane Haskins & Dr.Michele Hartzell , from the OV High School, for attending the various Volunteer Luncheons and showing appreciation to the volunteers. Senator Scarnati’s office prepared outstanding certificates for each volunteer. (Photos submitted)


Ulysses Volunteer Lunch>Harold Kiel provided the entertainment
at the Ulysses Senior Center. Special tribute was given to Bill Potter who
had recently passed away. His sister, Jane Hilfiger, accepted his
certificate of appreciation for volunteering at the Ulysses Senior Center.
Many precious memories were shared by those who were present. Northern
Potter Students served the luncheon & helped with the clean-up.

The Hebron Center Christian School students entertained at the
Coudersport Senior Center with various skits. They also served the luncheon & helped with the clean-up.

Harold Kiel entertained at the Galeton Senior Center. AAA
Director, Isaac Musser & Harold Kiel are pictured with the Galeton Senior Center Volunteers.


The Oswayo Valley High School Band & Chorus entertained at the
OV Senior Center. The students served the luncheon & helped with the clean-up.

Coudersport Lions Club donates $500.00 to the Coudersport Pool Fundraiser to provide free swim lessons. The Lions Club continues its mission to proudly serve the people of the Coudersport Area with this generous gift. Graciously accepting this donation on behalf of the Pool Committee are April Castano, Jen Haskins, Gage and KennadiMauer. Pictured are Lions Club members Left: Donna Kelly; Linda Karija, President; Sharon Dubots; Back row: Ilene Altenhein, Treasurer; Far right: Patty Miller.
Committtee members say they are continuing to be in awe of the out pouring of financial support for this project and the coming together of the community to ensure our kids have a safe place to swim.

Last month Teri Metzger and Kathy Kinard from the Coudersport Ladies Auxiliary presented a generous donation of $2,000.00 to the Coudersport Pool Fundraiser, to teach free swim lessons. Accepting the check on the Pool committee’s  behalf is the Coudersport minor league girls softball team.