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Potter County election official offers advice about absentee and mail-in ballots…..Virus cases continue to inch up in the region…..Police are looking for an Eldred teen who was disappeared….Several ID thefts investigated in the region


Potter County Director of Elections Sandy Lewis is advising voters about absentee and Mail-In ballots which are at the printer.

She says  as soon as they are received in her  office, she and her staff will be getting them put in the mail as quickly as possible, “please be patient with us.”

Two VERY important things to remember when you are completing your ballot.  The ballots MUST go into the “secrecy envelope” and then into the outer envelope.  This outer envelope has a Voter Declaration on the back.  It’s simply….sign your name, print your name and write your complete address.  If either of the above mentioned steps is not completed correctly, your ballot WILL NOT be counted.   We will be including in your ballot material a green instruction sheet, please follow the steps on this to insure you have completed your ballot correctly.

Once you have your ballot ready to return to the Elections Office, you can simply drop it in the mail (they will already be stamped for your convenience) or you can take  YOUR ballot to the Elections Office in the Gunzburger Buliding. You may NOT deliver someone else’s ballot.

If you have received your ballot and wish to go to the polls instead, you will need to take your “unmarked” ballot with all the envelopes, to your polling place, turn it over to the Judge of Elections, sign an affidavit and then you may vote on the machine.  If you do not have your ballot material with you, you will only be able to vote by a green provisional ballot.

Ballots can be returned to the Elections Office up until 8:00 pm on Election night.  However, if you wish to mail your ballot, your ballot has to be postmarked no later than November 3, 2020, and we will accept all ballots with this postmark until Friday, November 6, 2020.  No hand delivered ballots will be accepted in the Election Office after 8:00 pm on Election night.

Last day to register or make any changes to your registration is October 19.

Lewis  encourages everyone to visit to see if they are registered and if all their information is current.  For anyone who is unable to visit this website, please contact the elections  office at 814-274-8467, Monday-Friday, 8:30 am – 4:30 pm, and staff will be happy to look you up.     If anyone is not registered and wishes to do so, they may contact the elections  office to request an application to register, or they  can visit the above website and do this electronically.

Sample ballots will be on the county website soon.  visit, go to Departments, select Elections/Voter Registration and you will see the links for the ballots.  All the ballots are the same EXCEPT for Galeton First Ward, Galeton Second Ward, & Pike Township.

The Pennsylvania Department of Health today confirmed as of 12:00 a.m., September 28, that there were 676 new cases, in addition to 918 new cases reported on Sunday, September 27 for a two-day total of 1,594 additional positive cases of COVID-19, bringing the statewide total to 156,826. All 67 counties in Pennsylvania have cases of COVID-19.

The number of tests administered within the last 7 days between September 21 and September 27 is 193,277 with 5,572 positive cases. There were 19,538 test results reported to the department through 10 p.m., September 27. These results represent the total number of tests administered.

There were 3 new deaths reported Sunday, September 27, and 1 new death reported for Monday, September 28 for a total of 8,107 deaths attributed to COVID-19. County-specific information and a statewide map are available on the COVID-19 Data Dashboard.

Mask-wearing is required in all Pennsylvania  businesses and whenever leaving home. Consistent mask-wearing is critical to preventing the spread of COVID-19. There are 396 cases who have a positive viral antigen test and are considered probable cases and 645 patients who have a positive serology test and either COVID-19 symptoms or a high-risk exposure. There are 1,855,491 patients who have tested negative to date

In nursing and personal care homes, there are 22,803 resident cases of COVID-19, and 5,026 cases among employees, for a total of 27,829 at 977 distinct facilities in 61 counties including Elk and McKean. Out of ther total deaths, 5,432 have occurred in residents from nursing or personal care facilities. Approximately 10,662 of the total cases are among health care workers.

State Police at  Lewis Run are looking for a missing juvenile. Alicia Marie Stark, 14, left her home  between 11pm Sunday and 7:30am Monday and has not been seen since. She is described as being five foot seven; has black hair and green eyes but it is not known what she was wearing at the time of her disappearance. Anyone who knows of her whereabouts is asked to call State Police at Lewis Run 814-368-9230.

An ID theft victimizing a Harrison Valley man is being probed by State Police at Coudersport.  Someone made fraudulent charges on a bank account belonging to Todd White of Harrison Valley in the amount of $1780.67.

Another cyber theft is being probed by State Police and Coudersport. Last Saturday, Angel Woodman of Ulysses told police that a criminal had her download an app on her cell phone and thenhe  took over control of her phone grabbing $349 out of her bank account and the investigation into that is also continuing.

State Police at Lewis Run are investigating an ID theft occurring last Friday in Wetmore Township, a resident of Jojo Road told police that they had been contacted by someone claiming to be an Amazon employee and they had questions about a purchase that the victim did not make. The caller then requested the victim purchase prepaid cards and provide them with the information on those cards and claimed  they would be refunded the money.  The money was not refunded.

State Police continued to advise the public to be aware of such scams.

Coudersport based police are following up on a DUI crash taking place late at night on August 8 on the Wharton Road in Wharton Township. A 47 year old Linwood, PA man was allegedly operating a Polaris ATV under the influence.

Troopers are also investigating a possible Megan’s Law violation occurring last Thursday at 7-1/2 Beech Street in  Coudersport. but no further details were released.

A camp burglary  at 2300  First Fork Road in Sylvania Township Potter County is also being investigated by troopers  at the Coudersport barracks. The burglary was discovered last Friday.

A criminal mischief occurring on Gas Line Road in Keating Township this past weekend is being investigated by troopers at the Coudersport barracks. Vandals damaged pieces of metal rebar lining the property belonging to Donald Slater of Columbiana Ohio.  Damage is said to mount to $5. He told police that two people have been on his property several times after being warned to stay away.

A Brockway man is facing charges of terroristic threats in Potter county.  police claim that he committed those crimes last Thursday night at 607 on Cowleh  Hill Road in Keating Township. Stephen Regulski is now facing charges in District Court.

Police did not release the name of a person suspected of drug possession. Troopers report that the unnamed suspect wanted by the  Potter County Sheriff’s Office and through an investigation they determined he was in possession of a controlled substance. The suspect  he was taken into custody with out incident and the investigation into that is also continuing.

A man escaped injury and on one vehicle crash occurring just before 2am Saturday on Boot Jack Road in Ridgway Township, Elk County. According to Ridgway base state police, Steven Frampton was driving a Chevy Uplander which went off the road and struck a ditch then rotated onto the passenger side rolling over causing severe damage..


KEATING SUMMIT, Pa….Edward T. Clark, 84, of Keating Summit, passed away peacefully in his family home on Thursday, September 24, 2020, in the company of his loving wife, Eleanor Clark.

Born on Saturday, August 29, 1936, in Upland, Pa., he was the son of Edward Burke Clark and Helen Mae Clark Holloway.

Edward spent his youth in Media, Pa.  He was a graduate of Media High School, Media.  On January 19, 1957, in Folsom, he married Eleanor Carlsen, who survives.

He was a Pennsylvania Conversation Officer for the Pennsylvania Game Commission for 45 years, retiring in Keating Summit.  He enjoyed the outdoors, hunting and fishing, and spending time with family and friends.

He is survived by his wife of 63 years, Eleanor Carlsen Clark; one daughter, Sandra L. (Andrew) Spence of Exton; two sons, Edward T. (Phyllis) Clark of Ellicottville, N.Y. and Kenneth W. (Sherry) Clark of Keating Summit; two grandsons, Wesley T. Clark of Columbia, MD and Benjamin A. Clark of Carlisle; two sisters, Florence “Flossie” Conklin of Rock Hall, MD and Helen May “Susie” Oliver; and many nieces and nephews.

Edward was predeceased by his parents; and one brother, William D. (Helen) Clark of Dover, Delaware.

As per Edward’s request, there will be no services.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to a charity of the donor’s choice.

Edward’s family has entrusted his care and cremation arrangements to Kevin J. Dusenbury, funeral director/owner of the Virgil L. Howard Funeral Home, Shinglehouse.

To express condolences or share a fond memory of Edward, please visit or the Virgil L. Howard Funeral Home Facebook page


Florence R. “Flossie” COWBURN, 94, of Ulysses, PA, died Thursday, September 24, 2020 in Sweden Valley Manor, Coudersport.


Born June 8, 1926, in Lehman Hollow, Ulysses, she was the daughter of Arlie and Lelia Lehman Angood.


A 1944 graduate of Ulysses High School, she was employed by Grange National Bank and First Citizens National Bank in Ulysses.  Flossie was a member of Carl E. Hyde Post #963 American Legion Auxiliary in Ulysses.


Surviving are:  three children, Carolyn Cowburn of Ulysses, Richard (Debora) Cowburn of Coudersport, and Faye (Bradley) Gibson of Hobe Sound, FL;  a daughter-in-law, Elizabeth “Liz” Cowburn of Ulysses;  ten grandchildren, Jared, Robb, Travis, Jenna, Kelly, Dan, Jason, Ryan, Chad, and Matt;  20 great-grandchildren;  three great-great-grandchildren;  nieces and nephews.  She was predeceased by a son, Jon R. Cowburn on January 15, 2016;  a sister, Arlene McNinch in 2007;  and a brother, Dexter R. Angood in 2003.


Honoring Flossie’s wishes, services will be private.  Burial will be in Ulysses Cemetery.


Memorials may be made to Ulysses Library, P.O. Box 316, Ulysses, PA 16948 or the Tri-Town Volunteer Fire Company Auxiliary, P.O. Box 156, Ulysses, PA 16948.


Arrangements are under the direction of Olney-Foust Funeral Homes & Crematory, Ulysses, PA.  Online condolences may be expressed at


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