Monday January 8, 2018


Sunday’s high, 15 (daytime); temps went up overnight to 24 above by 7:00 am






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The102nd Farm Show is underway in Harrisburg…. Numerous traffic crashes investigated by state police, many weather related; elk dies in Cameron County collision……Johnsonburg man arrested for DUI after being pulled over in Ridgway….

Pennsylvania Farm Show is being held this week in Harrisburg. This year’s theme is “Strength in our Diversity.” There are displays in each hall celebrating diversity across the state’s agriculture industry, from food and different types of agricultural activities to multiculturalism amongst the farming population.

Admission is free and parking is $15 in all Farm Show Complex-operated lots. The annual Farm Show boasts over 6,000 animals, hundreds of exhibitors and vendors, hundreds of contests and demonstrations, and one 1,000-pound butter sculpture! Click each day below, for the full schedule of events and happenings.


Monday, Jan. 8

Ag Careers & Education Day: Agriculture with real-life applications of Science, Technology, Engineering and Math concepts kids learn in school. The day will highlight the multitude of STEM careers available in agriculture with lots of hands-on activities and demonstrations.

8 a.m.                  Junior Market Swine Show, followed by Showmanship (SA)
Open Beef Cattle Show (EA)

8:30 a.m.             Agricultural Education Demonstrations (LFS)

10 a.m.                Maple Production Demonstration by the PA Maple Syrup Producers (CCS)
Wood Carving Demonstration by C. Lubkemann (GFS)

11 a.m.                Qui Qui Masara, Executive Chef at Mangia Qui (CCS)
Agri-Magic Show (GFS)

12 p.m.                Kathryn Long, RDN, LDN, and Erin Dunleavy MS, RDN, LDN, Weis Markets, Inc. (CCS)
Make It & Take It: Snack Mix (EL)

1 p.m.                  Barry Crumlich, Executive Chef at the Pennsylvania Governor’s Residence (CCS)
Agri-Magic Show (GFS)

2 p.m.                  David Taddei, Executive Chef at DelGrosso’s Amusement Park, Inc. and Marianna Foods, Inc. (CCS)
Pennsylvania State FFA Association Mid-Winter Convention (LA)
Demonstration by the PA Gourd Society (GFS)

3 p.m.                  Jason Clark, Restaurant Chef at Hollywood Casino at Penn National Race Course (CCS)
Blacksmith Demonstration (GFS)

4 p.m.                  Jim Woltman, Executive Chef at The Mill in Hershey (CCS)

5 p.m.                  John & Sukey Jamison, Owners of Jamison Farm (CCS)

6 p.m.                  Honey Extraction Demonstration by the Pennsylvania State Beekeepers Association (CCS)
Mini Horse Pull (EA)

6:45 p.m.             Square Dance Parade, followed by Competition (LA)

Tuesday, Jan. 9

Diversity on Display Day: Celebrating the importance of every sector, large or small, in agriculture. Look for signs saying, “I am PA Agriculture. Ask me how.” Find out how each person or business contributes, and the role they play in Pennsylvania agriculture.

7 a.m.           Scholarship Foundation Breakfast (BH)

8 a.m.           Alpaca Show and Demonstration (EA)

8:30 a.m.      Agricultural Education Demonstrations (LFS)

9 a.m.           Pennsylvania Farm Show Scholarship Foundation Awards (SA)
4-H Potato Grading and Identification (KCC)
Pony Pulling Contest; Heavy, Light and Mediumweight (LA)

9:30 a.m.      Sale of Champions (SA)

10 a.m.         Nicolette Spudik, Pick your Poison Consulting – Food labels presentation (CCS)

10 a.m.         Nicolette Spudik, Pick your Poison Consulting – Food labels presentation (CCS)
Carving Spurtles and Spoons Demonstration (GFS)

10:30 a.m.    Junior Livestock Sale; Goats, Swine, Steers, Lambs, Rabbits (SA)

11 a.m.         Honey Extraction Demonstration by the Pennsylvania State Beekeepers Association (CCS)
Agri-Magic Show (GFS)

12 p.m.         Deidre Bloch, Co-owner and Chef at ScottDee’s Catering (CCS)
Make It and Take It: PA Rocks (EL)

1 p.m.           Ben Beaver, Executive Chef at Café 1500 (CCS)
Horse Pulling Contest; Light and Heavyweight (LA)

2 p.m.           Robert Dacko, Food Service Specialist for Weis Markets, Inc. (CCS)

3 p.m.           John Reis, Corporate Executive Chef at The Hilton Harrisburg (CCS)

4 p.m.           Chef Instructor Claire Dacko and Students from Dauphin County Technical School (CCS)
Pennsylvania’s Greatest Whoopie Pie Contest, Sponsored by Good Foods (GFS)

5:00 p.m.      School Cooking Challenge with Students from the Dauphin County Technical School (CCS)
Draft Horse Hitch and Drive (EA)
Rabbit Hopping Demonstrations (E)

6:00 p.m.      Maple Production Demonstration by the PA Maple Syrup Producers (CCS)
Horse Shoe Pitching and Musical Entertainment by Make Mine Country and Chapel Hill (LA)
Celebrity Draft Horse Team Driving Contest (EA)
Agri-Magic Show (GFS)

Ridgway based state police are looking for three men who assaulted a driver in a road rage incident Sunday evening. The men were following a victim on Mosier Road in Highland Township flashing their high beams. The victim stopped his vehicle and got out and was assaulted by one of the me. During the fight, the victim heard a gunshot and the other two men began attacking him as well. During the fight, the victim was cut in the forehead and ribs with a knife or razor. The victim later found a bullet hole in his jacket. The assailants were driving an older For pick up. Anyone who knows anything about the attack happening between 5:30 and 6:00 pm Sunday is asked to call troopers at 814.776.6136.

A Coudersport man escaped injury when his compact car collided with an Elk last Thursday evening on The First Fork Road in Grove Township, Cameron County. State police report Benjamin Clay was going north at around 6:30 pm when the elk wandered onto the road. Clay was unable to avoid the collision which killed the animal.

Injuries were reported for an Emporium man in a weather-related accident Saturday morning in Shippen Township, Cameron County. According to state police, a Chevrolet Sonic driven by Edward Miller traveled off of snow covered Route 120 and hit a ditch before turning over onto its right side. He was taken to Penn Highlands Elk for treatment and has been cited for speeding.

Four teenage passengers and their driver all escaped injury in a one-vehicle mishap Saturday morning in Wetmore Township, McKean County. Kane based state police report James Bailey of Brockway was speeding on Route 66 when hi Dodge Grand Caravan skidded across icy Route 66 on a right hand curve, and hit a guardrail. The van bounced back on the highway before stopping. Everyone was s using a seatbelt according to troopers.

Both drivers were seriously injured in a  head-on collision Friday morning in Keatiing Township, McKean County. Troopers report the collision occurred when a southbound  jeep driven by Jill Adamucci of Bradford slid into the northbound lane and hit a Honda CRV driven by Emilie Swan of Gifford. Both women were taken by ambulance to Bradford Regional Medical Center. Adamucci was cited for speeding.

A speeding charge was also filed against Elizabeth Place of Ridgway after her Ford Focus hit an embankment off of slippery Bendigo Road in Jones Township last Thursday afternoon.

All three drivers escaped injury in a rear-end collision last Friday   afternoon on Route 219 in Horton Township.  Elk County. Authorities related that the pile-up occurred when Scott Terwilliger of DuBolis failed to slow his Chevrolet 1500 while traveling behind a Freightliner operated by Robert Broadwater of Madison, Ohio and ran into the back of the rig. Terwilliger’s truck was then hit by a Toyota Highlander driven by Jennifer Cativera of Brockport. Terwilliger was also arrested for speeding.

Troopers at Ridgway arrested a Johnsonburg man for DUI after stopping him for numerous traffic violations late  Saturday night  on Main Street in Ridgway. After talking to 28year old Casey Jordan they arrested him on suspicion of DUI.