Friday August 2, 2019

Thursday’s high, 83; Overnight low, 57







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Northern PA Regional College receives more certifications….Owlett announces grant to develop trail between Wellsboro and Pine Creek Trail….NY state motorcyclist arrested for possesing prohibted webon in Tioga County….Several DUI arrests made recently…

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Northern Pennsylvania Regional College NPRC has been certified by the state to provide educational programs in emergency medical services (EMS), water treatment, and wastewater management beginning this fall according to POTTER COUNTY TODAY. Pa. Dept. of Health has certified the college’s 80-hour emergency medical responder course. Meanwhile, Pa. Dept. of Environmental Protection has authorized NPRC to provide certificate programs and continuing education in water treatment and wastewater treatment. Still pending with the Pa. Dept. of Education is an application for certification that would allow NPRC to provide nurse aide training and competency evaluations. This addresses an urgent need for nurse aides in long-term care and other facilities.

At the same time, NPRC is expanding its “interactive television delivery model” to provide the training to various sites in the college’s service area. The model allows communities with smaller numbers of interested students to collectively receive the training. Northern Pennsylvania Regional College offers affordable and accessible post-secondary education options to Potter, Cameron, McKean, Elk, Crawford, Erie, Forest, Venango and Warren counties. In addition to associate degrees in business administration, criminal justice, early childhood education/early intervention, and interdisciplinary studies, NPRC offers workforce and professional training in industrial technology and commercial driver licensing. Customized training for businesses is also available. More information on NPRC is available online at

– Rep. Clint Owlett (R-Tioga/Bradford/Potter) has announced  $1.5 million in state funding has been awarded to the Marsh Creek Greenway project to connect downtown Wellsboro with the Pine Creek Rail Trail.The Marsh Creek Greenway project includes construction of 17,800 linear feet of ADA accessible trail, bike/pedestrian amenities, bridge improvements/replacements, stormwater controls, curbs, sidewalks, signs and public amenities. The project also includes the acquisition and demolition of the freight building to be replaced with the construction of a 5,000-square-foot trailhead building and parking lot to provide public restrooms, retail space, office space, an eatery and a small museum.

When completed, the project is expected to attract more than 64,000 visitors to the area, generate $8 million to $11 million in consumer spending, boost local arts and service industries, and safely accommodate healthy modes of transportation, such as biking, hiking, running and walking.

The funding was awarded through the Redevelopment Assistance Capital Project (RACP) program, which is dedicated to the acquisition and construction of regional economic, cultural, civic, recreational, and historical improvement projects. RACP projects are authorized by the Legislature in the Redevelopment Assistance section of a Capital Budget Itemization Act. Projects must have a regional or multi-jurisdictional impact and generate substantial increases or maintain current levels of employment, tax revenues, or other measures of economic activity.

A Rochester. NY man has been jailed in Tioga County on a variety of charges including possession of a prohibited offensive weapon. State police report 29 year old David Maul failed to stop his 2009 Yamaha motorcycle on Route 15 when directed by patrol officers near Blossburg.  Maul allegedly took off operating the machine speeding and recklessly just south of the Lycoming County line where he was stopped and placed under arrest. When police searched the motorcycle and Maul they reportedly found a taser/stun gun in his possession. Maul was committed to the Tioga County Prison on charges of fleeing and eluding, prohibited offensive Williams and multiple traffic violations.

A burglary at the Bear Den on the CCC Memorial Highway in Lumber Township, Tioga County is being investigated by state police at Emporium. Some tried to force entrance into the bar between 11:45 pm last Tuesday and 1:00 pm Wednesday. Anyone with information is asked to call state police at 814.486.3321.

The state bureau of liquor control has cited the Hotel Holley on Main Street in Bradford for allowing smoking in the bar from August 21, through May 16, 2019 and failing to adhere to conditions of an agreement with the board from August 26, 2016 through May 28,2019. The charges will be brought before an Administrative Law Judge who has the authority to impose penalties ranging from $50 to $1,000 for minor offenses up to $5,000 for more serious offenses.  The judge can also impose license suspension or revocation for the licensee based on the severity  of the charge brought . The judge can also mandate training for the licensee in an effort to educate them about the requirements of being a licensee.

State police at Mansfield have arrested several DUI suspects. Malliss Robbins, 47 of Blossburg was arrested after being pulled over for an alleged traffic violation on Block Hill Road in Covington Township, on the night of June 21. Thomas Martell 41, of Clarence, PA was arrested early July 19, for an alleged traffic violation on the North Williamson Road in Covington Township; Jeremy Gee was cited early July 20 after allegedly committing a traffic violation and DUI charges have also been filed against 28 year old Kelly Gilbert of Covington after she was stopped for a traffic violation July 24 on Cherry Flats Road.