A bulldozer accident claimed the life of a 23-year-old Youngsville, Pa. man in Pike Township. Jeremy J. Saporito was pronounced dead by Deputy Coroner Ken Wingo at 8:35 p.m. on March 17 as the result of blunt force trauma.
Check out coverage from the Potter-Tioga Maple Producers' Maple Weekend in both the Gazette and Free Press-Courier.
Tuesday, March 18 was a busy day for Crary Hose Fire Department of Westfield. A home on Church Street, Westfield Township, went up in flames, and an outhouse in Potter Brook burned.
A Liberty father of two died tragically in a logging accident last Friday, March 21. Andy Graham, 35, died around 11:30 a.m. of blunt force trauma after a large tree fell on him. For details, see this week's paper.
Auditor General Eugene DePasquale urges municipal officials to submit updated information for the state’s municipal pension system and volunteer firefighter relief association programs by March 31.
The Bath VA Medical Center (VAMC) is holding a veterans economic hardship event on Thursday, March 27, from 10 a.m. to noon. The event will be conducted out of the VA Mobile Clinic Van at the Westfield Community Center, 429 East Main Street.
Deerfield Township Supervisors met in regular session Wednesday, March 12 with a substitute secretary/treasurer.
Elkland Borough Council met in regular session on Monday, March 10, when they discussed ending a contract, putting an employee in the position of sewer/water operator and setting up an office space for Mayor Scott Tanner.
At the Annual Crary Hose Fire Department’s awards banquet on Saturday. March 15, the department involved the entire community and outlying areas. Crary Hose Chief 5, Jeff Abbott welcomed everyone to the banquet, then asked Marty Heyler to do the Invocation prior to a buffet-style meal catered by Peggy Bebout and her crew that was enjoyed by the approximately 80 people in attendance.
The manager of Fred’s Woodshed, Tioga Township, says she did not hear a gunshot around the time state police responded to the area on Sunday, March 9. Police have not commented on the incident since faxing a brief report that day.
State police charged a Westfield woman with driving at an unsafe speed after a one car accident on Thursday, March 13.
Wednesday's wintry mix may be short lived as temperatures are expected to climb into the high 40s today, March 14. Residents shivered as winter returned with a vengeance after Tuesday's mild weather, but the good news is winter's end is near.
Six people were removed from their home during a high water event in Middlebury Center on Wednesday, March 12.
The FFA Program at Cowanesque Valley High School is alive and well, growing by leaps and bounds as evidenced by the number of students that received the Greenhand Degree this year. This degree is the first one that can be earned in FFA.
The room was unusually full as nearly 30 students in the Tioga County Development Corportation’s Youth Leadership Program observed the Tioga County Commissioners meeting on Tuesday, March 11.
Ronald Miller, of Harrison Valley, remains in critical condition after being severely burned in a fire that destroyed his home on Feb. 21, according to a family member.
Matthew Scott Stone, 29, of Elkland appeared with Tioga County Public Defender Mary Morris, his attorney, before Senior Magisterial District Judge C. Roger McRae at Elkland Friday morning, March 7.
At its meeting Monday, March 10, the Northern Tioga School Board discussed prosed changes to the funding formula for basic education.
Addition: Awana Club programs at Covington Baptist Church and Wellsboro Bible Church are canceled tonight due to the early dismissal.
State police are seeking information on a man suspected of shooting another.
Remember to change your clocks one hour ahead this Sunday, March 9. The official time change is 2 a.m., but you can do it before you turn in for the night.
State police at Towanda have charged a Towanda woman with stealing $97,619 from five elderly people while employed at a bank.
Lots of kids like peanut butter and jelly sandwiches, but what if a child had to eat one every day for lunch?
State police have recently charged a Westfield man in a hit-and-run crash involving a homemade trailer that came lose and killed another driver in 2006.
Residents of Westfield may find a message from the Red Cross hanging on their doors on Tuesday, March 11.
A family in Westfield has lost everything after a house fire on Friday, Feb. 28.
The Elkland Borough Authority met in regular session Wednesday, Feb. 26, when a lengthy discussion about the level of reserves in the water and sewer accounts was held with no clear explanation being given.
Bonnie Walker of Elkland sent this message to the newspaper:
State police at Montoursville released information on several burglaries today, Feb. 27.
Westfield Area A.D.E. (Addiction and Drug Education) will be hosting a community meeting on Saturday, March 1, at 2 p.m. at the Westfield Community Building on Main Street near the Acorn Market.
The District IV Class A consolation playoff between Galeton and Mansfield boys has been rescheduled to Saturday, March 1, at Wellsboro with a game time set for 1 p.m.
A Chicago-based dental organization presented a second $50,000 check last week to a local dental clinic. State Rep. Matt Baker, who was instrumental in securing the donation, presented the check to Tioga Dental Services (TDS) on behalf of Dental Dreams last Friday, Feb. 21.
Deerfield Charitable Trust will no longer accept applications for a grant through the mail. The application must now be made out online and sent electronically, announced the organization.
Citing a conflict between state law and public sector employees union practices, the Tioga County Commissioners adopted a resolution to end their involvement in collecting union dues.
The Galeton Water Authority met on Feb. 11, when they discussed the inadequate performance of the Master Water Meters that are located in the Wetmore.
When winter hits hard - like it did this year - it takes a team to keep the roads clear and traffic moving. Reporter Kelly Stemcosky rides along during a recent storm to see what the job entails. Her story is on this week's front page!
Driving under the influence is commonly associated with alcohol, but drugs - even prescribed ones - can affect a person's driving ability and lead to criminal charges. One man under a physician's care fought charges when pulled over for DUI. His story is in this week's paper.
The Lycoming County Department of Public Safety has been a victim of fraud, according to a press release issued by Pa. State Police at Montoursville.
Deerfield Township supervisors met in regular session February 12 when they learned that both the secretary and treasurer resigned. No explanation was given however, the resignations were accepted.
Elkland Borough Council met in regular session Feb. 10 when they discussed numerous water-related problems. Several residents and businesses requested consideration of a sewer bill that arose from a water leak.
Westfield Borough Council Vice President Gail Bollinger conducted the meeting on Wednesday, Feb. 12, in the absence of Council President Jim Davis.
The Pennsylvania State Police today announced updated information in reference to the Interstate 81 homicide which occurred on Jan. 4 in Franklin County, Pennsylvania.
A day after a fire late Wednesday afternoon, Feb. 12, the North Central Sewage Agency office in Middlebury Center is taking steps to resume business.
Wellsboro Area School District is closing at 1 p.m. due to poor road conditions. All after school activities have been cancelled.
A log home along Route 49 near Knoxville was destroyed in a fire in Feb. 12.
Their goal was to collect 100 pounds of dog and cat food by Valentine’s Day, Feb. 14. By Saturday, Feb. 8, MaKenzy and Isaiah Jackson of Covington had collected 305 pounds of pet food.
The Tioga Borough Council met Monday evening, Feb. 3, to continue their work on the improvements envisioned for their community.
The Galeton Tigers will host the Bucktail Bucks on Friday, Feb. 14 at 6 p.m. in the GHS Gym. Both teams will be wearing pink and pink attire, hats and baked goods will be on sale during the game. All proceeds from the event will go to the Patterson Cancer Center at Charles Cole Memorial Hospital. Pictured in their Pink Out attires are Galeton’s Lady Tigers.
The Northern Tioga School Board discussed a new school bus recording policy, a potential tax committee and student recognition at its monthly meeting on Monday, Feb. 10.