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Westfield man dies following Harrison Township crash

COUDERSPORT — A Westfield, Tioga County, man has died of injuries he suffered in a crash April 14 in Harrison Township, Potter County. Coudersport-based state police reported that Howard W. Phillips, 91, of Westfield, was pronounced dead at 5:51 a.m. April 20 at Guthrie Robert Packer Hospital in Say


Couple are part of ensemble cast in madcap comedy

Husband and wife, Titus and Natalie Himmelberger are main characters in Hamilton-Gibson’s production of “Boeing Boeing.”. This comedy opens at 7:30 p.m. this Friday and Saturday, April 26 and 27 and at 2:30 p.m. this Sunday, April 28 in the Warehouse Theatre at 3 Central Ave., Wellsboro. Performance


Lieutenant governor hears concerns about recreational marijuana

Out of more than 100 people who attended Lt. Gov. John Fetterman’s listening session on legalizing recreational marijuana for adults statewide at Mansfield University Tuesday evening, the vast majority indicated they are in favor.


4-year-old girl who went missing last night in Pennsylvania found safe

UPDATE: The little girl has been found safe. According to police, Gemma Moats was last seen at her home in the 12000 block of Pen Mar Road in Washington Township at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday.


Rail Trail is voted number one with flower viewing

WELLSBORO — Wellsboro Chamber discussed the Pine Creek Rail Trail at the April 23 meeting. The trail was voted number one for the best trail for viewing spring flowers this year.


Pennsylvania man arrested in Fairfax for murder of 71-year-old

FAIRFAX, Va. (FOX 5 DC) - The fourth person sought in the slaying of a Pennsylvania grandfather has been captured in Virginia. Pennsylvania state police say Devin Cunningham was arrested early Thursday by federal marshals at a home in Fairfax.


Float entries sought for Laurel Parade

The Wellsboro Area Chamber of Commerce invites local non-profit groups to participate in the 78th annual Pennsylvania State Laurel Festival by entering a community float in the Saturday, June 15, Laurel Parade.


Lawsuit alleges Pennsylvania officials are hiding information on noncitizens registered to vote

HARRISBURG – A federal lawsuit accuses Pennsylvania elections officials of withholding “records and data showing the extent to which noncitizens are participating in the commonwealth’s elections” from the public.


Hills Creek State Park to hold bird walk

The fourth bird walk will be held at 8 a.m. April 27 at Hills Creek State Park at 111 Spillway Road, Wellsboro, Pennsylvania. Bird walk participants will meet at the park office in Charleston Township, about 7 miles northeast of Wellsboro. Registration is not required. Participants are encouraged to


Former Pennsylvania governor calls Biden bid 'spectacular,' says he can beat Trump

Former Pennsylvania Gov. Ed Rendell on Thursday praised Joe Biden's video announcement he was seeking the Democratic presidential nomination and said he believes the Maryland politician is the first candidate who can realistically beat President Trump at the polls.


Another Fire Breaks Out at Pennsylvania Church Already Torched by Arson

A small fire has been extinguished at a Lehigh Valley church that was damaged earlier this week by another blaze that authorities say was deliberately set. The latest fire at the Iglesia Pentecostal de Bethlehem (Pentecostal Church of Bethlehem) on the 1000 block of Pembroke Road was reported around


Student scholarships to be presented by WMM

Two senior vocal and instrumental students under the direction of Dan Sensenig from Wellsboro High School will be awarded scholarships from the Wednesday Morning Musicales. Each student will present either a vocal or instrumental selection during the Wednesday Morning Musicales’ May 8 program.


Mansfield U honors employees for service

The annual Mansfield University Service Recognition Celebration was held on April 11. Employees who have served MU for 10, 15, 20, 25, 30 and 45 years were honored. Faculty were recognized by academic year. People who have retired or will be retiring through summer 2019 were also recognized.


Pennsylvania State Police Troop C taking applications for Camp Cadet

PUNXSUTAWNEY — Troop C of the Pennsylvania State Police is now accepting applications for the Camp Cadet program held from July 28 through August 2 at Clarion University. According to a news release provided by the state police, Camp Cadet is open to both boys and girls ages 12 to 14 from Clarion, C


Hopeful sign: Drug deaths drop in Pennsylvania for first time in five years

For the first time in five years, drug deaths have dropped across the state, a positive but not firm sign that the opioid crisis may be slowing. They’re also down in the Lehigh Valley.


Will Pennsylvania legalize recreational marijuana?

MANSFIELD, Pa. (WETM) - The "Keystone" state debating whether or not to legalize marijuana. On Tuesday, the states Lt. Governor made a stop at Mansfield University on his listening tour.


Pennsylvania Auditor General finds over $4 billion transferred from road projects to state police

PHILADELPHIA (FOX 29) - Pennsylvania Department of Transportation was forced to pay billions of dollars to State Police, leaving over 2,800 neglected roads, highways and bridges to fall further into disrepair, Auditor General Eugene DePasquale announced today.


Blossburg Coal Festival begins with Senior Day

The Blossburg State Coal Festival committee has announced the third annual Senior Day will be held Wednesday, May 22 from noon until 4 p.m. Senior Day will include informational tables, a short program, entertainment, a free picnic dinner and a presentation on financial abuse by Brett Hedman, a repr


Former miner to talk about coal mining dangers

At 7 p.m. on Wednesday, May 8, in the Coolidge Theatre at the Deane Center for the Performing Arts at 104 Main St., Wellsboro, the 2019 History Comes Alive series will continue with Fred Powers of Bluefield, W.Va. sharing his stories of the dangers that face underground coal miners.


Director seeks actor to play teen autistic genius

Auditions for Christopher, the main character in “The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time,” will be at 7 p.m. on Wednesday and Thursday, May 7 and 8 in the Warehouse Theatre at 3 Central Ave., Wellsboro.