Archive for May, 2022

Help Still Available For Rent/Utility Bills

May 20th, 2022 Comments off

Renters affected by the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic may be eligible for financial assistance. Potter County Commissioners Nancy Grupp, Barry Hayman and Paul Heimel have designated the county’s Human Services agency to administer a federal grant to help those who have been negatively affected by the COVID-19 pandemic pay for rent and utilities. Applications can be downloaded from a website here. Once an application is complete, a Potter County Human Services case manager will be in touch to offer assistance. To be eligible, a renter household must have one or more individuals who meet the following criteria:

  • Qualifies for unemployment or has experienced a reduction in household income, incurred significant costs, or experienced a financial hardship due to COVID-19;
  • Demonstrates a risk of experiencing homelessness or housing instability; and
  • Has a household income at or below 80 percent of the area median.

Full eligibility guidelines and additional information is available here. Those seeking more information can contact Jim Kockler or Kara Amidon at 814-544-7315.

Unofficial Potter County Results From Primary Election

May 17th, 2022 Comments off

Following are unofficial Potter County results from the May 17, 2022, Primary Election. Results will remain unofficial until certification by the Canvassing and Computing Board. Write-in vote totals are not included in the unofficial tally.

Republican Primary

United States Senator—Kathy Barnette 1,058, Mehmet Oz 809, George Bochetto 28, Jeff Bartos 214, Dave McCormick 875, Sean Gale 41, Carla Sands 260.

Governor – Lou Barletta 358, Douglas V. Mastriano 1,954, Nche Zama 141, Dave White 146, Melissa Hart 164, Bill McSwain 207, Charlie Gerow 49, Joe Gale 115, Jake Corman 245.

Lieutenant Governor – Clarice Schillinger 253, James Earl Jones 258, Rick Saccone 489, John Brown 145, Chris Frye 177, Jeff Coleman 308, Russ Diamond 100, Carrie Lewis Delrosso 403, Teddy Daniels 901.

Representative in Congress, Pa. 15th District – Glenn GT Thompson (unopposed) 3,050

Representative in General Assembly, 67th District – Robert W. Rossman 904, Martin T. Causer 2,410.

Member of Republican State Committee – Karen C. Cahilly (unopposed) 3,048.

Republican County Chair – Donald P. Kudrick (unopposed) 3,001.


Democratic Primary

United States Senator – Alex Khalil 29, Conor Lamb 115, Malcolm Kenyatta 19, John Fetterman 535.

Governor – Josh Shapiro (unopposed) 643

Lieutenant Governor – Austin Davis 468, Ray Sosa 60, Brian Sims 135.

Representative in Congress, Pa. 15th District – no candidate

Representative in General Assembly, 67th District – no candidate

Member of Democratic State Committee – Dennis Goodenough (unopposed) 669

Jail Board Expresses Appreciation To Corrections Officers

May 2nd, 2022 Comments off

Potter County Jail Board expresses its appreciation to the officers of the county jail during National Correctional Officers Week, May 1-7, 2022, During this week, we recognize officers who exemplify professionalism, integrity and strength in the face of a difficult and often dangerous work environment.

Correctional officers have a thankless job, but play a vital role in the criminal justice system. They keep our communities safe. Too often, they are portrayed negatively by the media and Hollywood. We should all work hard to change that narrative. Corrections staff might be hidden behind jail walls, but when their shift is over, many of them are a visible force for good in their communities, whether they’re coaching youth sports, fighting a fire, or otherwise volunteering their time to serve and improve communities.

Since 1984, the first full week of May has been recognized as National Correctional Officers Week. In his proclamation that year, President Ronald Reagan stated, “The important work of Correctional Officers often does not receive the recognition from the public it deserves.” He added that the job continues to grow more complicated and demanding. Correctional workers continue to fulfill the mission with dedication and integrity because public safety far outweighs the risks. And, they do so without any expectation of recognition or praise.