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Wednesday’s high, 33; Overnight low, 25, trace of snow
THU-MOSTLY CLOUDY, HIGH 31
THU NIGHT-LIGHT SNOW, LOW 23
FRI-MOSTLY CLOUDY, HIGH 27
FRI NIGHT-FLURRIES, LOW 18
SAT-MOSTLY CLOUDY, FLURRIES, HIGH 26
SAT NIGHT-LOW 16
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Citizens in three counties are being asked for input on a regional comprehensive plan…..Police looking for missing James City man…..Tioga County teen charged with terroristic threats….Roulette man jailed on felony warrant…
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“Potter County Today” is reporting that citizens will have an opportunity to help plot the region’s future by sharing their views as part of the first-ever Northern Pennsylvania Tri-County Comprehensive Plan. A project of commissioners and planning boards from Potter, Cameron and McKean counties, the document will guide decision-makers across a broad spectrum of public policy areas for the 2020-29 decade. Its implications will be felt in everything from economic development, environmental conservation, transportation, employment, education, small business, community facilities and other areas.
Focus groups have been meeting, with the assistance of a professional planner, to provide the framework. Dozens of people from many walks of life and areas of interest have been engaged. Now it’s time for the public to be heard in identifying priorities, areas of need, and other issues of interest or concern.
All citizens are encouraged to complete the online community survey, open until Jan. 9, at surveymonkey.com/r/NorthernPA. Copies of the survey form are also available by contacting Joe Passmore at firstname.lastname@example.org or 717-221-2061. Citizens will also be able to share their views during an open house on the comprehensive plan from 5:30 to 7:30 pm on Jan. 23 at Port Allegany High School.
While the master document covers a three-county region, the plan will include sections that are exclusive to each particular county. The plan, funded in part through Northcentral Pa. Regional Planning and Development Commission, began in August and will be completed next summer. Further information is available at each county’s planning office.
State police at Ridgway are looking for a James City man who has been missing since the first of September. Frank Arhtur Gillespie is 53 years old and was residing in James City until recently. He was known to have frequented the James City Café. More recently, he was believed to be living in Kane and frequented the Kane Eagles Club. He does not have a vehicle and is not known to drive. When a relative was unable to make contact with Gillespie, state police were asked to help. Anyone who knows of his whereabouts is asked to call the Ridgway barracks at 814.776.6126 and ask for Trooper Reiner.
A 13 year old Tioga County boy has been charged with terroristic threats. State police at Mansfield allege they boy threatened to “shoot up” the North Penn Liberty High School and a 13 year old female student on November e30.
Coudersport Based state police have charged 24 year old Jeffrey Buchanan of Shinglehouse with harassment in connection ot a domestic violence incident on the afternoon of November 17. Police claim that Buchanan assaulted a 77 year old man and damaged the residence of a 51 year old man in Shinglehouse. A dry wall interior wall was damaged to the tune of $150.00 and a wooden door received $100 in damage.
DUI charges are pending against an unnamed driver after a one-vehicle crash at the intersection of Ash Lanwe and Railroad Avenue in the Village of Roulette on Halloween night. Authorities claim when they investigated the crash of a 2003 Mitsubishi Ecllipse, the driver appeared to be under the influence.
Zachary Snyder, 26 of Roulette was committed to the Potter County Jail after being stopped by patrol officers on the Old Colesburg Road in Coudersport early Monday morning. Troopers say they pulled Snyder of ver for a traffic violation and found drug paraphernalia inside his 2000 VW Jetta. He was jailed on a felony warrant and was said to have been driving with a suspended license.
State police also allegedly found drug paraphernalia and a small amount of pot at n Oswayo Township home on November 18. The discovery was made when troopers were called to make a welfare check at 655 Brizzee Hollow Road.