Tuesday October 30, 2018

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DREARY SATURDAY AFTERNOON AT BARNUM ROAD WETLANDS--Photo by Gerri Miller

Monday’s high, 44:Overnight low, 26; .04” rain
TUE-MOSTLY SUNNY, HIGH 49
TUE NIGHT-MOSTLY CLEAR, LOW, 40
WED-MOSTLY CLOUDY, A FEW AFTERNOON SHOWERS, HIGH 60
WED NIGHT-RAIN CONTINUES, LOW 50
THU-RAIN, HIGH 50

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Residents asked to vote in snow plow decorating contest…..Wilcox/Clermont Road bridge has re-opened….Burglars steal $1100 worth of property from Elk County home…No one hurt in car/deer collision in Elk County….Pot plant found  growing by in Tioga County

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PennDOT invites the public to choose the “Fan Favorite” of the District 2 Paint the Plow contest by “liking” their favorite in the contest photo album on the PennDOT Facebook page.

Voting is now underway and will remain open until noon on this Friday, November 2. The photo with the most likes will be named “Fan Favorite”.16 high schools are participating in this year’s competition
This is the third year District 2 has held the competition, branching out this year to all nine counties it serves. The sixteen participating high schools are DuBois, DuBois Central, Harmony, and Clearfield in Clearfield County, Elk County Catholic in Elk County, Smethport in McKean County, Galeton, Coudersport, and Austin in Potter County, Central Mountain in Clinton County, Bellefonte, St Joseph’s Academy, and Penns Valley in Centre County, Mifflin in Mifflin County, and Juniata and East Juniata in Juniata County. The public can search for their school’s County and vote for their favorite plow at Paint the Plow Photos.

OLfficials say the students should be recognized for their work.

All but one of the plows will be mounted to a plow truck in the area of the respective school for the upcoming winter season. The plow from Central Mountain High School will remain on display in front of Clinton County’s PennDOT Maintenance Office. This year’s theme follows the 511PA slogan of “Know before you go”, with winter driving safety at the forefront of the art work. For more information on the Paint the Plow program, please contact Marla Fannin at mfannin@pa.gov or call 814-765-0423.

Speaking of PennDot…a Wilcox Clermont Road (Route 2001) bridge, spanning Seven Mile Run in Sergeant Township, McKean County has been replaced and is now open to traffic. The bridge was replaced y as part of the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation’s Rapid Bridge Replacement Project. Replacement work was performed by Robert J. Cummins d/b/a Bob Cummins Construction Company of Bradford, PA.

The new crossing is longer and wider than the one it replaced and is designed with a 100-year lifespan.
This bridge is referred to as JV-71 and is one out of the 558 bridges being replaced under the Rapid Bridge Replacement Project. JV references the joint-venture partnership between Walsh/Granite, which is leading construction for the entire project.
The Rapid Bridge Replacement Project is a public-private partnership (P3) between PennDOT and Plenary Walsh Keystone Partners (PWKP), under which PWKP will finance, design, replace, and maintain the bridges for 25 years. The P3 approach will allow PennDOT to replace the bridges more quickly while achieving significant savings and minimizing impacts on motorists.
To see the bridges included in the statewide initiative and to learn more about the Rapid Bridge Replacement Project and P3 in Pennsylvania, visit www.p3forpa.pa.gov. Additional information on the project, the team, and how to bid on the project can be found at www.parapidbridges.com or by calling the project hotline at 877-444-9990 or email info@parapidbridges.com.

A burglary at an Elk County home is being investigated by state police at Ridgway . Sometime between 4:00 pm Saturday and 9:30 am Sunday criminals entered the home of a 55 year old man on Howard Road in Horton Township and made off with $1100 worth of property including a key fob for a Harley Davidson($200), Harley Davidson jacket($400) and a Tomtom ride($500).

They’re everywhere—deer that is. No one was hurt in a car/deer collision Sunday morning on Route 15 in Mansfield when a car hit a deer. Troopers say Sheldon Romig, JR. OF McClurePA was going north when this Subaru XV collided with a whitetail. Both Romig and his passenger Jodie Johnson of Bellefonte were strapped in.

A Mansfield woman and her passenger escaped injury in a one-vehicle crash Sunday evening in Richmond Township Tioga County. Mansfield based state police report Amber Layton was going west on Route 6 a few minutes before10:00 pm when Ford F-250 went out of control on a right hand curve, spun off the pavement hitting a culvert and then a tree before it rolled over onto the passenger side. Both the driver and her passenger, Samuel Corey also of Mansfield were using

State police at Kane are charging a 28 year old Bradford man for drug possession. Officers claim when they served a felony arrest warrant on the suspect Sunday afternoon at 4462 Route 646 in Keating Township, they found him in possession of a controlled substance and paraphernalia. Police did not reveal the suspect’s name.

Troopers at Mansfield are looking for the “green thumb” who planted a marijuana plant on the North Road in Jackson Township. The “weed” was discovered on the afternoon of September 28.