Tuesday’s high, 45; Overnight low, 31; no precipitation
WED-MOSTLY CLOUDY, CHANCE OF SHOWERS, HIGH 38
WED NIGHT-CLOUDY, LOW 36
THU-MOSTLY CLOUDY, CHANCE OF SHOWERS, HIGH 42
THU NIGHT-FLURRIES POSSIBLE, LOW 28
FRI-MOSTLY CLOUDY, HIGH 34
FRI NIGHT-CLOUDY, LOW 24
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State police offer holiday tips….registration for Rural College ends early next month…..ID theft investigated by troopers at Kane….Bradford woman accused of making harassing phone calls…Both people involved in a fight Sunday in Cameron County have been arrested…
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With the holiday shopping season under way, Pennsylvanians will be heading to malls and big box stores in search of the perfect gift for family and friends. Unfortunately, criminals will also be out – like the Grinch – looking for easy targets.
The Pennsylvania State Police offer the following tips to stay safe and reduce your chances of becoming a victim.
Be aware of your surroundings. Many holiday crimes are “crimes of opportunity,” meaning thieves prey on easy targets. Try to shop during daylight hours whenever possible. If you shop at night, park in well-lit areas and bring a friend or family member.
Keep valuables out of sight. Expensive presents in the back seat of an unattended car attract criminals. Lock your packages in the trunk. Don’t wear expensive jewelry and avoid flashing large amounts of cash while shopping.
Lock your car doors and take the keys. Thieves will walk through parking lots checking door handles for unlocked vehicles. Don’t make it easy for them. Lock your doors and take your keys. Every time.
Plan for packages. If you shop online, try to have packages delivered when someone will be available to accept them. You don’t want your items sitting on your doorstep for several hours while you are away. Consider having packages sent to you at work, or using the mailing address of a trusted friend or relative who is home during the day.
Watch for con-artists. The holidays are a time of giving, but don’t let people take advantage of your generosity. Be wary of strangers who approach you in parking lots and only donate to recognized charitable organizations.
Trust your instincts. If something doesn’t “feel” right, it probably isn’t. Speak up and don’t be afraid to ask for help. Call 9-1-1 to report an emergency.
For more information about the Pennsylvania State Police, visit www.psp.pa.gov.
After its successful first semester this fall, the Rural Regional College of Northern PA is announcing its spring semester courses, offered in partnership with Gannon University.
Eleven courses are being offered for the spring semester including: Introduction to Psychology, Principles of Macroeconomics, Environmental Issues, Principles of Accounting II, Marketing in the Global Environment, Foundations of the Business Enterprise, Basic Sociology, The Protestant Tradition, Introduction to Sacred Scripture, Critical Analysis and Composition, and Philosophy of Ethical Responsibility. These courses are part of two associate degrees – Business Management or Interdisciplinary Studies. However, if a student is not interested in an associate degree at this time, they can choose the course or courses they need for personal or professional development or take courses to transfer towards a degree program at another regional college or university.
This program is perfect for recent high school graduates, mid-career adults seeking to advance in their career or begin a new one, and current high school juniors and seniors who meet eligibility requirements and want to earn college credits while still in high school. This program is designed to be affordable, with state funding helping to keep tuition costs low. Students with a high school diploma or GED pay just $180 per credit. Current high school students pay just $60 per credit. Financial aid and scholarship opportunities are available.
All of the courses are offered in the evenings and are available at the Coudersport and Port Allegany offices of the Education Council, as well as 15 additional locations throughout northwest and north central Pennsylvania. Instructors teach classes live (real-time), and interactive television (ITV) allows all students to simultaneously view and interact with each other.
The registration deadline for spring semester is January 2, 2018, and classes start January 8th. For more information or to register, contact Janine Morley at (814) 274-4877 or firstname.lastname@example.org or Jocelyn Hamilton.Bash at (814) 603-1229 or email@example.com.
Kane-based state police are investigating an ID theft occurring earlier this week. A Duke Center woman told authorities she noticed fraudulent activity in her checking account Monday afternoon.
A Bradford woman has been arrested for harassment. According to state police at the Kane barracks, Monica Graham-Norris repeatedly called Tammy Watson at her Duke Center home several times Monday morning even after being told to stop.
Both people involved in a domestic violence incident Sunday afternoon on Rich Valley Road, Emporium have been arrested for simple assault and harassment. Since both are listed as victims, police did not release the names of the participants involved in the scuffle.
Frank BALOGH, 80, of Genesee, PA, formerly of Hatfield, died Tuesday, December 12, 2017 in his home.
Born June 18, 1937, in Paty, Hungary, he was the son of Lajos and Margit Kovacs Balogh.
On June 28, 1958, in Whitemarsh, married the former Virginia R. Hales, who survives.
He was employed by Keasbey & Mattison Co. in Ambler, Philco Ford in Lansdale, Zenith in Lansdale, and Pohl Associates in Hilltown.
Surviving besides his wife, Virginia, are: four children, William (Beth) Balogh of Hilltown, Karen Rapine of Westfield, Robert (Jennifer) Balogh of Black Creek, NY, and Cynthia (Jeffrey) Peddigree of Sellersville; 11 grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; a brother, Lajos Balogh of Budapest, Hungary; and a niece. He was predeceased by a sister, Margit.
Friends may call at the Olney Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Ulysses, PA on Friday, December 22, 2017 from 2:00 – 3:00 PM, with a Memorial Service following at 3:00 PM. Pastor Harold Kiel will officiate.
Memorials may be made to Genesee Area Library, P.O. Box 135, Genesee, PA 16923.
Online condolences may be expressed at www.olneyfuneralhome.com.
Dale R. Abbott, Sr., 77, of Coudersport, PA passed away Monday, December 18, 2017 at Cole Memorial Hospital in Coudersport.
He was born May 2, 1940 in Allentown, PA to the late Bertha J. Abbott. On December 10, 1984 he married Jane Hangen who preceded him in death.
Dale worked for many years as an electrician. His last place of employment was the Cedar Brook nursing home in Allentown, PA.
In keeping with Dale’s wishes there will be no services.
Dale is survived by his 3 children and 2 sisters. He was preceded in death by his mother.
Arrangements held by the Thomas E. Fickinger Funeral Home, 210 North East St., Coudersport, PA.
To share your fondest memory of Dale visit www.thomasfickinger.com