A PennDOT bridge crew in Tioga County will begin a bridge replacement project on Route 2023 (Lower Arnot Road) in Bloss Township on Monday, April 7.
The Gazette is pleased to announce that it has seven wins in the 2014 Keystone Press Awards competition.
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.
On March 19 and 20, staff from the Pa. Fish and Boat Commission and Pa. Department Environmental Protection spent hours removing fish from the frigid waters of Lake Nessmuk. They saved 5,000 pounds of fish, although no on can quite say how many fish that equals. For details on the project and the progress of the dam construction project, check out the front page of the Gazette.
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.
Billie Jo Ribble, 36, accused of kidnapping a woman and her child in Wellsboro in 2013, pleaded guilty in federal court to kidnapping on March 19 and is scheduled for sentencing June 25.
During a five hour meeting on Tuesday, March 25, the Southern Tioga School District board of directors voted to eliminate 41 positions. However, the board is still undecided on other issues prompted by the closing of North Penn High School, namely parent choice and rebranding.
One hundred and fifty five people – that is how many people the average farmer can feed in one year. That is an increase from 26 people each farmer fed in 1960. Agriculture continues to be a major industry locally and across our nation. National Ag Day is a day set aside each year to celebrate that fact and tell the story of agriculture to remind people that agriculture has an impact on everyone’s life. This year’s theme for National Ag Day is “365 sunrises and 7 billion mouths to feed.”
A slide repair project adjacent to Route 15 southbound in Tioga County is scheduled to resume work on or about March 31.
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.
Death and loss may be a part of life, a lesson to be learned by young people. When it's a parent's death from an accident that didn't have to take place, the affect on surviving children can be devastating. Reporter Kelly Stemcosky spoke with two young adults who lost their mothers through accidents. Their story is this week's front page story.
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.
With a school closing, Blossburg leaders are planning for the community's future. One goal is to develop and improve Island Park. To accomplish that, the borough council signed a contract with Rettew Associates, the consultant working on the borough's comprehensive plan, to develop one for the park. For more details, pick up a copy of the Gazette
Fire departments from three counties battled a Ward Township fire last week. While the homeowner lost all the contents, he was thankful for something else. Find out what that is in this week's front page story.
Wellsboro is investigating whether to apply for grants to develop a safe walking/biking trail from the downtown to the Charleston Street Recreation area, which houses the baseball and softball fields.
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 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.
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.
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.
The Southern Tioga School District is making plans for the future, as Blossburg citizens raise concerns about the impact on children. Several representatives of the newly formed North Penn Area Concerned Citizens voiced their thoughts at the March 10 meeting. Their concerns and Southern Tioga's next steps are outlined in this week's front page article.
Ireland is facing a similar question as are people in this area: what are the consequences and affects of natural gas development. A reporter from the Irish Independent visited Wellsboro to learn about the many aspects of gas. She was accompanied by local photographer Tim McBride, who provided photos for her finished article. That story and a link to Orlaith Farrell's completed article are on this week's front page.
On March 15, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., at Elkland High School Gymnasium, Northern Tioga Schools along with Wellsboro High School will hold a Prom and Semi-Formal Dress Sale. The idea for this joint venture was started by Cowanesque Valley Student Council under the direction of Karin Knaus. Students from three schools have been collecting prom and semi-formal dresses to sell at reduced rates to help keep costs down for prom, homecoming and winter semi-formals. If you have dresses to donate, drop them off at Cowanesque High School, Williamson High School or Wellsboro High School by March 12. Those donating dresses will receive a $5 voucher for each dress donated. Students may also sell their dresses giving a 10 percent commission to the group hosting the event. Leading this committee for Wellsboro Area High School are Rose Worrell, Laci Harriger, Emma Eccher, and Natalie Mee.
State police in Mansfield have released the name of the person killed in a one-car crash on Route 287, just south of Sand Run Road, Morris Township, at 7 p.m. on March 9.
The Southern Tioga School Board is scheduled to vote on Option 2 for future bus routes, as discussed at last week's work session. Superintendent Sam Rotella presented two options to the board last week for transporting students after North Penn High School closes. Option 2 would cost less and keep some high school and elementary students on the same bus. For further details on the transportation options, visit the school district's online agenda, watch the attached Youtube video or read the story in the March 5 Gazette.
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.
A family in Westfield has lost everything after a house fire on Friday, Feb. 28.
Four municipalities in the Wellsboro region - Wellsboro Borough and Charleston, Delmar and Duncan townships - are joining forces to develop a comprehensive plan. The plan details what the communities want to be in the future, plus methods of achieving that.
Despite a report that Mansfield University is on the brink of closure, Kenn Marshall, medial relations for the Office of Chancellor for the Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education, said there are no plans to close any university. In an email obtained by the Gazette, Chancellor Frank T. Brogan outlines plans for the future of the universities in the front page of this week's Gazette.
Bonnie Walker of Elkland sent this message to the newspaper:
State police at Montoursville released information on several burglaries today, Feb. 27.
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.
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!
The Mansfield Chamber of Commerce recognized 22 Youth Leaders of Tomorrow and selected one from each of the four schools to recognize, as well as an overall winner. Eric Kreger was honored as the Youth Leader from Liberty High School and overall. He was joined by Erin Dempsey from Mansfield; Kurtis Eby, New Covenant Academy; and Rebekah Erway, North Penn in Blossburg. For more details, check out this week's paper.
Southern Tioga School District has a late start in its planning for the 2014-15 fiscal and school year. At a recent meeting of the Long Range Planning Committee, board members took a look at comprehensive plans, committees and how they function, as well as the calendar. For full details, check out the story on the 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.
Some landowners are receiving lower royalty payments and will continue to do so for the next eight months. The reason behind the cut is a clerical error. This reporter looked into what happened and how this change is impacting municipalities and private citizens. It's on the front page of the Feb. 19 Gazette.
The Tioga County Visitors Bureau announced the 13 nonprofits and 19 events that will benefit from this year's Sponsorship Award program. The money is generated by the county's Room Tax and a portion is set aside to promote the heritage, history and uniqueness of Tioga County. For a list of receiving organizations and details on the events, check out the front page of the Feb. 19 Gazette.
The Pennsylvania State Police today announced updated information in reference to the Interstate 81 homicide which occurred on Jan. 4 in Franklin County, Pennsylvania.
While the competition in Sochi is hot, the Blossburg luge run is a cool place for kids and adults to hang out and have some fun. Reporter Jason Przybycien checked it out and his story is on the front page of this week's Gazette.
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.