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Monday’s high, 49; low 37, l.ight rain
RAIN THIS MORNING A HIGH OF 46.
CLOUDS DECREASING TONIGHT A LOW OF 30
PARTLY CLOUDY TOMORROW HIGH 46
SHOWERS TOMORROW NIGHT A LOW OF 39
THURSDAY RAIN WARMER HIGH OF 60 RAIN
THURSDAY NIGHT, A LOW OF 56
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Pennsylvania now has 13 more coronavirus patients but 670 testing negative….Potter County offices limit access during pandemic…..State police investigate theft of cell phone in McKean County and equipment from cell tower in Tioga County…
Obituaries: Several Funeral services at the Olney Funeral home have been postponed. See the end of today’s news.
– The Pennsylvania Department of Health yesterday confirmed 13 additional positive cases of COVID-19 — two in Allegheny County; one in Bucks County; six in Montgomery County; two in Monroe County; and two in Philadelphia County. All are either in isolation at home or being treated at the hospital. This brings the statewide total to 76 cases. Confirmed cases also include those from commercial and hospital laboratories.
As of Monday morning, there were 670 patients who have tested negative either at the state public health lab, a commercial lab or a hospital laboratory.
“While we anticipate that there will be more Pennsylvanians with COVID-19 in the coming days and weeks, it is important for residents to know the commonwealth is prepared and to be prepared themselves,” Dr. Levine said. “Right now, you have a higher chance of testing positive for COVID-19 if you have traveled to a country or state with known community outbreaks or have come in contact with someone who has the virus. We are working with the health care community across Pennsylvania to keep them informed, consult on patient testing and ensuring they have the resources they need to care for patients.”
Statewide – The Wolf Administration:
Announced that bars and restaurants in Montgomery, Delaware, Bucks, Chester and Allegheny counties must close dine-in serviceOpens In A New Window for at least 14 days beginning March 16.
Announced mitigation effortsOpens In A New Window in Montgomery, Delaware, Bucks and Chester counties. Allegheny County announced similar mitigation efforts.
Closed all Pennsylvania k-12 schoolsOpens In A New Window with additional guidance forthcoming.
Issued guidance to non-essential businessesOpens In A New Window.
In accordance with the CDC, for the next 8 weeks, called on organizers (whether groups or individuals) to cancel or postpone in-person events that consist of 50 people or more throughout the United States.
Discourages individuals from traveling to recreational activities like gyms, movie theaters and shopping malls.
Encourages religious leaders to exercise discretion in order to mitigate the spread of illness.
Initiated a no-visitor policy at all State correctional facilities and nursing homes to ensure the safety of inmates, residents, staff and visitors.
Restricted visitors in state centers effective today to ensure health and safety for individuals with an intellectual disability.
Restricted visitors in assisted living and personal care homes to minimize exposure to our seniors and individuals with disabilities.
The Potter County Department of Emergency Services partially activated its Emergency OperationsCenter at 3:00 pm on Friday, March 13, 2020 to provide planning support and logistics and response coordination to support the County of Potter on COVID-19.
In order to protect the safety of the public and county employees, the Potter County EOC has been put on Level 3 Daytime Monitoring of current events.
Potter Department of Emergency Services is currently limiting public access to its building. Those permitted access include DES Office Staff, Telecommunicators, IT Staff, Maintenance Staff, EOC Staff as requested or approved and mail delivery.Anyone with questions is directed to call the DES Office at 814-274-8900. In the event of an emergency, please Dial 9-1-1
In response to updated information about health risks associated with COVID-19 (Coronavirus), and in order to protect the safety of the public and county employees, the Potter County Commissioners and Emergency Management Coordinator Glenn Dunn have issued the following advisory:
–All persons are asked to refrain from visiting county offices if at all possible. A host of services provided through the county are available online or can be conducted by mail – for example, dog licenses, fishing licenses, payment of certain taxes, etc. County staffers are available by phone to assist the public. A list of online options and telephone numbers can be found at pottercountypa.net.
–Potter County Veterans Affairs Office will no longer be available for walk-in service. Director Michael Pepper is available to deal with veterans’ issues either by phone or by appointment; telephone 814-274-8290, ext. 210
—Potter County Conservation District in-person visits have been suspended. Appointments can be made by calling 84-274-8411.
–Both the Emergency Management Agency and the County Commissioners remain in contact with the Pa. Emergency Management Agency, Pa. Dept. of Health and other public agencies for timely and accurate information on the Coronavirus threat as well as state and federal restrictions and related policies. Contingency plans are in place in the event of a heightened threat that calls for stricter public safety measures.
Due to the Coronavirus, the Potter County Senior Centers will be closed starting Tuesday, March 17th through Thursday, April 16th. Home delivered meals will still be delivered on the normal day. If any senior center participants would still like to receive a meal, on the day the senior center is open, please make a meal reservation at your senior center. You will have to pick up your meal at the senior center between 11 a.m. – Noon. Donations will still be accepted. Please call your local senior center for details or call Barb Kiel at 814-544-7315 or 1-800-800-2560.
Due to concern about COVID-19, classes at the Education Council’s Coudersport office may be rescheduled or canceled. The Port Allegany office is closed until April 6th, so no classes at that location will take place until then. Please note that the Pearson VUE testing centers at both locations are also closed.
For specific information about classes at either site, please call (814) 274-4877.
State Police at Lewis Run have charged 19 year old Peyton Kirk of Bradford with drug possession after pulling his Toyota Highlander over on East Main Street Bolivar Drive in FosterTownship early Sunday morning for a summary traffic violation and police say upon further investigation, they discovered that he was in possession of marijuana and drug paraphernalia.Charges were filed in District Court.
A 29 year old Bradford man whose name was not released was arrested for DUI after his Dodge Ram was stopped at Main Street amd Pine Street in the city of Bradford early Sunday morning for a traffic violation.Police say they determined he was driving his pickup under the influence of alcohol and charges are pending blood alcohol content results.
A Roulette resident has been arrested for drug possession by state police at Lewis Run. Troopers pulled over his 2000 GMC Sierra at around 7pm Sunday at the intersection of North Main Street and Grace Avenue in Port Allegany borough for alleged traffic violations. Police claim upon further investigation, they determined that a passenger in the truck was in possession of a controlled substance as well as having an open container in the vehicle. Charges are pending in district court against the unnamed suspect.
And troopers as Lewis Run are investigating the theft of a cell phone taking place on March 6 from a house at 3432. State Route 155in Liberty Township. The investigation is continuing.
Pennsylvania State Police at Ridgeway are investigating a theft occurring at an AT&T cell phone tower located on SquamHollow Road in Horton Township. The theft occurred between 12:19pm to 8:45pm on Saturday, The company reported that unknown persons entered a secured entrance by using the correct code for the lock and entered panels and cabinets by cutting off padlocks. Thieves stole about $1,000 worth of batteries and several hundred dollars worth of copper wire anyone with information regarding the incident is asked to call. Well we should say regarding the theft is asked to call state police at Ridgeway 814-776-6136. A
Troopers at Ridgeway are investigating a criminal mischief occurring on MontmorenciRoad in Ridgeway Townshipover the weekend. Vandals damaged a mailbox belonging to a 78 year old Ridgeway woman causing about $100 in damage. occurs
A Kersey driver escaped injury in a one vehicle crash on the Toby Road in Fox township Sunday night. 19 year old Steven Klein was going north. near the intersection with Ridge Road when his GMC Sierra went off the road and hit a ditch where it came to rest. Upon further investigation, police say they found that Klein had been driving the vehicle under the influence of alcohol.
Emporium state police are charging a 25 year old resident of that town with DUI after his 1996 Olympic Ravana was seen moving erratically. Police say there were numerous indicators of impairment so they pulled the suspect over on East Fourth Street and East Third StreetFriday night and charges are pending.
The theft of a utility trailer from a residence at 649 Marsh Road in Nelson Township Tioga County is being investigated by Mansfield basedstate police.That theft took place between December 21. and this past Saturday. The 2006 black Hearst trailer belonged toMainstream industries of Burnsville borough, Pennsylvania anyone with information about that that is asked to call the Mansfield barracks at 570.662.215.
18 old Taylor Cramm of Canton has been charged with physical harassment. troopers at Mansfield claim that Cramm assaulted a 14 year old boy from Canton on Route 414 in Union township Friday afternoon, no further details were released.
And they have also charged both people involved in a fight on Spencer Road in Richmond Township. Sunday night. A 35 year old Mansfield woman and a 40 year old Mansfield man became involved in an argument over money which escalated to physical contact. Police claim that the woman hit the male in the right arm and he is suspected of hitting the woman in the right eye with his hand and now both facing charges in district court.
A 50 year old Hamburg, Pennsylvania man is being cited for violating a protection from abuse order. State Police at Mansfield claim that the suspect violated the order by leaving a message on a phone belonging to a 62 year old Mansfield woman Friday afternoon.
The theft of a couple of inspection stickers from Draper Supply in Millerton remains under investigation by troopers at the Mansfield barracks.Sometime since January 10,Two stickers valued at $9 each were taken. Anyone with information is asked to contact the Mansfield barracks at 570-662-2151.
Sandra Leigh “Sandy” ERWAY, 43, of Spencer, MA, formerly of Ulysses, PA, died Friday, February 28, 2020 in Worcester, MA. The Memorial Service for Sandy has been POSTPONED. Memorials may be made to the family for an education fund for her children. Arrangements are under the direction of Olney-Foust Funeral Homes & Crematory, Ulysses, PA. Online condolences may be expressed at www.olneyfoust.com.
Margery G. MANN, 98, of North Syracuse, NY, formerly of Addison, NY and Ulysses, PA, died Thursday, March 12, 2020 in Kissimmee, FL. Burial will be in Mills Cemetery on a later date. Memorials may be made to the Mills Cemetery Association, c/o Jeannette Barker, 369 Hamilton Road, Ulysses, PA 16948. Arrangements are under the direction of Olney-Foust Funeral Homes & Crematory, Ulysses, PA. Online condolences may be expressed at www.olneyfoust.com.
Wilbur P. “Wil” AHN, 97, of Ulysses, PA, formerly of Lansdale, died Friday, March 13, 2020 in UPMC Cole, Coudersport. The family will hold a private burial and committal service in Whitemarsh Memorial Park, Ambler, PA on Saturday, March 21, 2020. A Memorial Service for the public will be held in the Galeton First Baptist Church on a later date. Memorials may be made to the First Baptist Church, 234 W. Main St., Galeton, PA 16922. Arrangements are under the direction of Olney-Foust Funeral Homes & Crematory, Ulysses, PA. Online condolences may be expressed at www.olneyfoust.com.