Black Forest Express
Wednesday’s high, 32; Overnight low, 20; 2,5” of snow
THU-CLOUDY, WINDY, WITH SNOW SHOWERS, HIGH 26
THU NIGHT-WINDY, MOSTLY CLOUDY, LOW 16
FRI-PARTLY SUNNY, LESS WINDY HIGHT 30
FRI NIGHT-PARTLY CLOUDY, LOW 17
SAT-PARTLY CLOUDY, SOME SNOW SHOWERS HIGH 30
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Shinglehouse area home destroyed by fire…..Annin Township man faces terroristic threat charges…State police in two counties investigate weather related crashes….Tri-County REC announces choice of engineering firm for broadband project… .Military familes being honored today at the Farm Show
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Kane-based state police say charges of terroristic threats will be filed against a 44 year old Annin Township man in connection to an assault allegedly taking place Tuesday afternoon at 184 Knapp Road. Troopers claim when they tried to serve a summary warrant, a struggle ensued and the suspect allegedly made threats. The victims are listed as a 32 year old Rixford man and a 45 year old Bradford man. Troopers say the charges will be filed in district court as soon as they confer McKean County DA Stephanie Vettenberg-Shaffer.
An elderly Port Allegany man escaped injury in a weather-related one-vehicle accident Tuesday afternoon on Route 6 in Liberty Township, McKean County . Harold Lister, 82 over corrected when his 2004 Chevrolet Blazer skidded across the fog line near Freer Hollow. When Lister swerved to the left, the front passenger side tire caught the blacktop and overturned and slid across the rain slicked road to the other side where it came to rest.
Minor injuries were reported for a passenger after a collision Tuesday afternoon in Mt. Jewett. According to Kane based state police, an eastbound Ford Ranger driven by Daniel Greenman of Kane swerved across the icy road and collided head-on with a westbound Nissan Pathfinder driven by Deborah Allegreto, also of Kane. Both drivers were unhurt but a passenger in the pickup, Charles Greenman was taken to UPMC Kane for treatment of minor injuries.
A Troy, PA driver escaped injury in another weather related crash. Michelle Woolf was headed east on the Austinville Road just before 5:00 am yesterday when she came upon a tree across the road. She was unable to stop in time and a branch on the tree broke the windshield on her VW
State police at Mansfield also report Meghan Stokes of Addison, NY was not hurt Wednesday afternoon when her Mazda CXS hit a deer on Route 15 in Richmond Township
Tri-County Rural Electric Cooperative has selected Vantage Point Solutions for engineering and project management services for its upcoming fiber-to-the-home broadband deployment
Vantage Point will oversee a multi-year project to construct over 3,250 miles of fiber optic line across Tri-County REC’s service territory in northcentral Pennsylvania. Physical construction of the fiber network is expected to begin later this year, initially in the townships surrounding Coudersport.
Tri-Co Connections, Tri-County Rural Electric Cooperative’s high-speed internet subsidiary, will make broadband internet service available to more than 16,500 cooperative members in Potter, Tioga, Bradford, Lycoming, Clinton, McKean and Cameron counties over the next 6 years.
Tri-County previously worked with Vantage Point to secure over $32 million in funding for this project through the Federal Communications Commission’s Connect America Fund Phase II Auction. Additional funding for the $77 million project was secured through a $1.5 million grant through the Pennsylvania Redevelopment Assistance Capital Project program, and a $15.6 million grant through the Pennsylvania Broadband Investment Incentive Program.
With an engineering partner now secured, the project has moved into the engineering and design phase. Construction will begin this summer, with the first customers receiving service later in the year.
Additional information about Tri-Co Connections and the fiber-to-the-home project, including a frequently-asked-questions page, can be found by visiting the Tri-County REC website, tri-countyrec.com.
Vantage Point Solutions, based in Mitchell, S.D., is a national provider of engineering and consulting services for the broadband/telecommunications and financial industries. An employee-owned company, Vantage Point combines professional engineering, technical expertise and extensive regulatory knowledge to design technically advanced and economically viable solutions customized for each client.
Tri-County Rural Electric Cooperative, with headquarters in Mansfield, Pa., has provided electric service to the residents of Central Pennsylvania since 1937.
Veterans, Military & Their Families Day: Farmers are the 2% of our nation that feeds us. Veterans are the 2% that protects us. Those who feed, those who serve, and those who do both were honored today at the Pennsylvania Farm Show in Harrisburg. The day’s activities included:
1:00 p.m. Exceptional Rodeo (NHA)
Army vs. Navy Cook-Off (CCS)
3:30 p.m. Junior Dairy Cattle Showmanship (EA)
Junior Meat Goat Showmanship (NW)
4:00 p.m. John Moeller, and Author, “Dining at the White House- From The President’s Table to Yours” (CCS) 5:00 p.m. Junior Meat Breeding Goat Show (NW)
PA Equine Showcase (EA)
7:00 p.m. PRCA Circuit Finals Rodeo (NHA)
8:00 p.m. Junior Meat Breeding Goat Supreme Champion (NW)
Resource Conservation Day: Farmers are the original stewards of our land. On Friday, January 11, The Farm Show will highlighti the work of our industry to provide for the future of our state, and our nation, through farmland preservation and best management practices for conservation.
Friday’s events include:
8:00 a.m. Open Sheep Show (SA)
Dairy Cattle Show (EA)
Open Dairy Goat Judging (NW)
9:30 a.m. Horse Shoeing, Hoof Trimming, and Sheep Shearing Demonstration (NHA)
10:30 a.m. All about Butterflies – David Folk (LFS)
How to Construct Rain Barrels Cumberland Co. Conservation District (LFS)
11:30 a.m. Supreme Champion Wool (SA)
Container Salad Gardening Good Grows (LFS)
The Pennsylvania Farm Show is the nation’s largest indoor agricultural event, featuring 12,000 competitive exhibits, more than 5,200 of which are animal competitions, plus 300 commercial exhibitors. The show runs January 5 – 12, 2019. Admission is free and parking is $15 in Farm Show lots. The Pennsylvania Farm Show Complex and Expo Center is easily accessible from Interstates 81 and 83.00 p.m. The Best Sausage & Beer Competition present