Friday July 19, 2019

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Thursday’s high, 88; Overnight low 67







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We’ve been hearing a lot lately about President Trump’s desire to have citizenship question in 2020 census but a Republican state senator says she’s concerned about rural Pennsylvania….Work is already underway in Potter County to make sure every last citizen is counted…Buffalo woman arrested for punching another female inmate at the McKean County Jail….Mansfield woman accused of assaulting relative …suspected drug dealer arrested in Elk County…..Tractor stolen last night in Otto Township, McKean County…..

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We’ve been hearing a lot about the upcoming 2020 census in which President Trump wants a citizenship question added. A Republican state senator is expressing concerns the count in rural Pennsylvania will be inaccurate.Preliminary field work for the 2020 U.S. census in Potter County is well underway and temporary jobs are being filled. county officials recently met with a regional census official to work on strategies geared toward assuring that every Potter County citizen is counted. Census numbers have a direct impact on grants, as well as dozens of programs, public works projects and government representation. Data are used to distribute support for education, transportation, health and human services, housing, criminal justice, employment services, farming and environmental protection. According to the Census Bureau, for each uncounted citizen, a county would lose an estimated $20,000 in federal benefits during the decade.

Potter County got a jump-start on the 2020 census according to an article in POTTER COUNTY TODAY… The Planning Department has been working with township and borough officials to support an accurate result. Planning staff has also drawn in the county Emergency Management and Assessment offices to identify new homes and verify mailing addresses. Census questionnaires have been reduced from 10 pages to 10 questions. Forms will be mailed to area residents in early 2020. They can respond online or by phone. Census-takers’ non-response follow-ups will begin in May.. There will be part-time job opportunities to conduct field work and door-to-door assessments. Anyone interested in potential employment as a manager, crew leader, clerk, census representative or field agent can find information as well as apply for positions online at More information is also by calling toll-free 1-855-562-2020.

A 27 year old Buffalo, NY woman has been arrested for Simple assault and harassment  following a fight at the McKean County Jail Wednesday night. Briana Rollins, 27, is accused of punching another inmate, a 29 year old Ridgway woman at least 25 times in the head and kicking her twice causing a bruise and face swelling.

State police at Mansfield have arrested 23 year old Raylynne Wheaton of Mansfield for assault with physical contact in connection to an incident last night at 15324 Route 6 in Richmond Township. Wheaton is accused of assaulting 42 year old Herman Wheaton of Tioga, PA during an argument. Police did not say how the two are related.

An Elk County couple has been arrested for drug possession following a traffic stop last night on Main Street in Fox Township. Troopers allege when they pulled over a 2006 Chevrolet Colorado driving by 39 year old Tamara Thompson they found methamphetamine and various illegal drugs packaged for distribution and the driver, 45 William Thompson  suspected of DUI. Tamara Thompson was committed the to the |Elk County jail on$10,000 cash bail. DUI charges are pending lab results.

A theft at a residence in Otto Township between Tuesday and last night at evening is under investigation by state police at Lewis Run Thieves made off with a red and white Ford N8 tractor and miscellaneous items from a home on the Barnum Road.

Vandalism at a residence on Maiden Lane in Duncan Township is being probed by state police at Mansfield. Sometime last  weekend, culprits set fire to two parked vehicles and stole three trail cameras belonging to the victim.  Anyone with information is asked to call 570.662.2151

A 45 year old Elkland man has been arrested for a  criminal mischief on the Bottom Hill Road in Farmington Township Sunday evening. Authorities claim the suspect who  had previously been given official written notice not to trespass on the property belonging go a 56 year old Lawrenceville man.The suspect whose name was not released allegedly   drove his vehicle onto the property tearing up the grass to the tune of $100..