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Rixford man victimized  by cyber scam….Tioga County man arrested  for drug possession after overdosing….McKean County camp vandalized by shotgun……Road slide near Galeton fixed….Rotarians and veterans team up for  children’s Christmas……..

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State police at Lewis Run are investigating on online scam which victimized a 69 year old Rixford man. The victim told police that between September 26 and October 28, a pop-up screen appeared on his computer and cost him a total of $899.99.

A 32 year old Tioga,, PA man has been arrested for drug possession. Mansfield based state police filed the charges against Jesse Wilson after he overdosed on suspected heroin in  his bathroom last evening, He allegedly found in possession of suspected heroin and paraphernalia.

Lewis Run state police are investigating  vandalism occurring at a camp in Norwich Township. Sometime over the weekend, vandals fired several shots from a shotgun at a camp on Red Mill Road causing an estimated $1,000 in damage. Anyone with information is asked to call the barracks at 814.368,9230.

PennDot advises motorists that slide repair work on a section of Route 144 (Branch Road) between the Galeton Borough line and Germania in Potter County is complete. The road is now open to traffic and the detour that had been in effect since Monday, November 4, has been lifted.Crews expected this work to be complete Friday, November 8, but work progress allowed them to open the road ahead of scheduled. All work was performed by PennDOT Potter County Maintenance.Motorists are encouraged to “Know Before They Go” by checking conditions on more than 40,000 roadway miles by visiting 511PA, which is free and available 24 hours a day, provides traffic delay warnings, weather forecasts, traffic speed information and access to more than 950 traffic cameras.511PA is also available through a smartphone application for iPhone and Android devices, by calling 5-1-1, or by following regional Twitter alerts accessible on the 511PA website.Subscribe to PennDOT news in Cameron, Centre, Clearfield, Clinton, Elk, Juniata, McKean, Mifflin, and Potter counties at regional updates on Twitter, follow\511PAStateCOLL

It’s the most wonderful time of the year! This holiday season the Port Allegany Satellite Rotary is once again teaming up with the Veteran’s Memorial Inc to bring Christmas cheer to children ages Birth to 15.

Christmas trees and garlands will be found throughout the community with paper tags.  Each tag represents a child within the Port Allegany School District in need of holiday cheer.  Community members are asked to join us by sponsoring a child this holiday season.

Registration is required for children to participate.   Registration deadline is Friday, November 9, 2019.

  • Complete the attached form and return to any of these locations:

Port Allegany Elementary School Office

Port Allegany High School Office or

Veterans Memorial Inc, Rt 155 Port Allegany

  • Available to children ages Birth to 15.
  • Limited to Port Allegany School District residents. Private or Cyber school age children should attach a copy of a current report card or progress report to verify residence.  Birth to school age must provide any other proof of school district residency.
  • In the case of split visitation, children may only receive at one registered address.
  • No income guidelines apply.
  • Please include a contact phone number to be called for pick up.
  • IMPORTANT: In the case of multiple children, please list the names of all children in the family/household on the front of the returned registration form.  This will help us to organize shopping/distributing packages together.

Community Christmas Celebration trees and garlands with tags will appear in the community beginning November 12.  Community members interested in participating are asked to take a paper tag from the tree and purchase the gifts listed.  (No used toys or clothing, please.)  Suggested 3 to 5 gifts per child.

Gifts should be returned to Port Allegany Veteran’s Memorial no later than Saturday, December 7, 2019.  Distribution to families is scheduled for the week of December 9-14.

Information about the program is being distributed through the schools, media and internet.  Questions can be directed to Beth Sigafoes (814) 331-3727 or Sonja Kiser (814) 203-7352.

Timely registration is appreciated to meet our planned calendar.  Important dates this year include:

November 9 – Registration Deadline (You may think this is early, but it isn’t too early for planning and shopping.)

November 11 – Christmas Trees and garlands appear at local churches and in the community.

November 27 – Remaining tags will be collected from trees and garlands.  Shopping begins.

December 7 – Return gifts to Veteran’s Memorial, Rt 155 Port Allegany

December 8 – 13 week – wrapping and distribution of gifts to families.

If your community group or church would like to participate, please contact the persons listed above.