Friday May 10, 2019


BFB NEWS 5.10.19

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House Ag  committee to visit Elk  County next week…Bradford man arrested for DUI following ATV crash late last night in McKean County….Mansfield based state police investigate two incidents of vandalism…

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The House Agriculture and Rural Affairs Committee, chaired by Rep. Martin Causer (R-Turtlepoint), will travel to Elk County on Thursday, May 16, to receive an update on the state’s forest products industry.Hosted by Rep. Matt Gabler (R-Elk/Clearfield), the meeting will be held at 1 p.m. at the Red Fern Banquet and Conference Center, 421 Old Kersey Road in Kersey. The public is invited to attend.“Our forest products industry is so important to our local economy, and to the Commonwealth’s economy,” Causer said. “I look forward to the opportunity to talk about what’s going well in the industry and what challenges they are facing that we may be able to address as a Legislature.”Gabler agreed. “This is a great opportunity to raise awareness among my fellow legislators about the importance of our forest products industry and the impact it makes on providing local jobs and contributing to our state’s economy. I’m looking forward to a great discussion and exchange of ideas.”

The following state and local stakeholders are scheduled to participate in the meeting:

John Norbeck, deputy secretary for Parks and Forestry, Department of Conservation and Natural Resources (DCNR).

Jason Albright, assistant director of Forestry, DCNR.

David J. Gustafson, chief, Forestry Division, Bureau of Wildlife Habitat Management, Pennsylvania Game Commission.

  1. Wayne Bender, executive director, Pennsylvania Hardwoods Development Council, and state Department of Agriculture.

Susan Swanson, executive director, Allegheny Hardwood Utilization Group (AHUG).

Chris Guth, resource manager, Northwest Hardwoods Inc., and president, AHUG.

Burt Craig, general manager, forestry and sawmill, Matson Lumber, and immediate past chairman, Pennsylvania Forest Products Association.

Kenneth Kane, president, Generations Forestry Inc.

A Bradford man was arrested for DUI  after an ATV crash late last night in Corydon Township, McKean Count y .Lewis Run state police report 29 yearold Chad Parslow was operating a 2019 CAN-AM ATV side by side and turned onto Route 59 from a well access road at the intersection with Klondike Road. The machine went off the south side of the road and traveled into a ditch coming to rest on its side. Parslow and passenger were not hurt but Parslow was taken to Bradford Regional Medical Center where he allegedly refused a blood draw.  Refusal in Pennsylvania results in an automatic license suspension.

Mansfield based state police arrested a 47 year old Knoxville man for DUI  back on March 31 after a one-vehicle crash on Route 6 at Route 362 in Shippen Township. However police did not release the suspect’s name.  A 23 year old Millerton man was also charged for DUI. Trooeprs claim when they pulled over his 2013 Mazda on East main Street in Mansfield last Friday night, they found he had been driving under the influence.

Troopers at Mansfield also investigated two recent cases of vandalism. Culprits broke windows in a house, garage and shed  at 1058 Campbell Run Road in Delmar Township owned by 81 year old Donald Nielson of Norristown, PA. Damaged estimated to be $65. And vandals caused $75 in damage to windows and plywood on a glass door at a house on East Main Street Knoxville May 1 or 2. The property belongs to Rosemary Smmith of Bath, NY.