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Thursday’s high, 74; Overnight low 58
FRI-MOSTLY SUNNY, HIGH 74
FRI NIGHT-LOW 55
SAT-PARTLY CLOUDY, HIGH 73
SAT NIGHT-CHANCE OF SHOWERS, LOW 59
SUN-MOSTLY SUNNY, HIGH 77
SUN NIGHT-CHANCE OF SHOWERS, LOW 62
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Several organizations have teamed up for Seniors 2 Seniors program…..Elk cam is operational…..Thieves steal two dune buggies from Tioga County dealership….Three people arrested for assaults…police say speeding teen driver crashes car in Tioga County…Criminal trespass investigated in Potter County
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The Potter County Education Council, Tri-Co Connections, the Potter County Human Services Area Agency on Aging, the Seneca Highlands CTC and local school districts are teaming up to develop a program called Seniors 2 Seniors. This program will teach basic computer skills, digital literacy, and cybersecurity to senior citizens so that they have the knowledge to utilize the many benefits of high-speed Internet which include:
- Staying connected to friends and family
- Utilizing telemedicine (Health care from home)
- Accessing numerous government on-line tools
- Using on-line banking
- Working from home for a company
- Shopping from home (for items not available in the local area)
- Improving eye-hand coordination (strategy-based video games)
As a part of this program, Tri-Co Connections, the Potter County Education Council and the Area Agency on Aging would like to have local high school students volunteer to provide on-site support to each of the adults who participates in the course. The area high school students are a logical resource to support the senior citizens as they learn about the Internet since this generation of students has grown up with technology as a part of their daily lives. They are a true “tech savvy” population and can provide valuable support to older adults who are learning to navigate and use new technological skills and information.
The Seniors 2 Seniors technology course will be offered at each of the four senior centers in Potter County on an eight-week rotating schedule, meeting on Wednesdays from 1-2 PM (following the school districts’ calendars), throughout the 2019-2020 school year. The first Seniors 2 Seniors course will be at the Shinglehouse Senior Center beginning on Wednesday, October 2nd and will run through Wednesday, November 20th. The course will also run at the Coudersport Senior Center (December 4th – February 5th), the Ulysses Senior Center (February 12th – April 1st) and then at the Galeton Senior Center (April 8th – May 27th)
You can register yourself or a parent or grandparent by calling the Potter County Education Council at (814) 274-4877, registering on the Potter County Education Council’s website at www.pottercountyedcouncil.org or stop by the Potter County Education Council’s Coudersport office at 5 Water Street to register in person.
It’s that time of the year when Pennsylvania’s Elk become more active and Rep.Martin Causer says if you can’t make the trip to elk country, you can watch them on line. The Game Commission’s Elk Cam is up and running . The Elk cam is located in Benezette, Pennsylvania on some of the 1.5 million acres of state game land owned by the Pennsylvania Game Commission. This camera is live during the elk rut, which takes place between September and October. During this time, male elk (bulls) attempt to win the loyalty of a “harem” of female elk (cows). To show their strength and prowess, bulls will bugle and rub their antlers on trees, shrubs and the ground, as well as occasionally engage in battle with other bulls. The elk bugle is one of the most distinctive sounds in nature – you will certainly know this high-pitched squealing noise when you hear it!The best viewing hours for the Elk Cam are dawn and late afternoon/dusk (Eastern time). Keep your eyes peeled, as adult bulls can weigh up to 1,000 pounds! You may also see white-tailed deer, turkeys, and ground hogs.
As of April 2019, there are about 1,000 elk in Pennsylvania. In Pennsylvania wild cow elk live and average of 10 years, while bulls live an average of 8 years. The oldest known cow in Pennsylvania was 32, and the oldest bull was 15.
Mansfield based state police are looking for the thieves who stole two dune buggys from A.J’s Outdoor Power Equipment in Mansfield early last Saturday morning. Three men tampered with a green and a red 2020 Can-AM SSV Maverick Turbo and drove them to a trailer parked along the Route 15 Southbound on ramp before leaving the area. Anyone with information is encouraged to call state police at 570-662-2151.
Both people involved in an argument on the afternoon of August 10 at 150 North Street in Westfield have been arrested for harassment with physical contact. Troopers claim 18 year old Shayann Button of Elkland and 24 year old Bryan Strauss of Westfield subjected each other to unwanted physical contact during a disagreement.
Scott Place, 51 of Elmira has also been charged for physical harassment. State police allege Place grabbed a 49 year old Nelson, PA woman during a confrontation a few hours later on Village Drive in Nelson, PA.
A NY state teenager has been cited for speeding following a one-vehicle crash early Sunday morning in Bloss Township,Tioga County. Troopers report a 2012 Chevrolet Sonic driven by 18 year old A.J,Surra of West Henrietta went off the road from the passing lane on a right curve in dense fog and hit some guardrails. The car spun around before stopping in the right hand lane.
Troopers at the Coudersport barracks are investigating a defiant trespass occurring in West Branch Township on the afternoon of August 25. A white dirt bike and a Yamaha Kodiak Four Wheeler were secen operating on property posted dlan d at 466 West Branch Road.