Wednesday September 4, 2019

 

By Gerri Miller

Tuesday’s high, 72; Overnight low, 64

WED-CLEARING SKIES, HIGH 73

WED NIGHT-LOW 49

THU-PARTLY CLOUDY, HIGH 70

THU NIGHT-LOW 50

FRI-HIGH 74

FRI NIGHT-LOW 53

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Woman killed in St.Marys collision…..Wilcox man caught red-handed for stealing equipment….Theft of scrap metal probed by state police at Emporium….Mansfield state police arrest Tioga resident for theft….Grant applications being accepted through month’s end for stream and ATV trail projects…

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One woman is dead  and six other people were hurt in a  head-on collision Tuesday morning. Police say the crash happened on Route 120 near Bucktail Road in St.Marys after the SUV crossed the center line and hit the Cameron County ambulance. Amy Williams, 38, (no address given_  was a passenger in the SUV and she died as a result of the crash. Two other adults, two children and a dog in the SUV were trapped and had to be freed by emergency crews. They were taken to Penn Highlands Elk. Two ambulance workers were taken to UPMC Altoona for treatment of serious but not life-threatening injuries. The ambulance was returning from taking someone to a hospital. Route 120 was closed to traffic for about 6 hours.

State police at Ridgway have arrested 33 year old Brandon Dilley of Wilcox for burglarizing a Jones Township home last Thursday afternoon. Troopers investigated the theft of Husqvarna weedeaters and power broom from a shed on the Wilcox Road owned by a 62 year old Johnsonburg man. Dilley was allegedly seen loading the equipment into a truck just before police arrived on the scene. Upon locating Dilley in Wilcox, they claim they foundhim in possession of the stolen items. He was taken into custody and sent to the Elk County prison on a probation warrant. He is now facing additional charges of burglary, theft, and receiving stolen property. The equipment is valued at a total of $1100.

Troopers at the Emporium barracks are looking for thieves who stole about 30 pounds of mounting plates from a railway near Big Run in Gibson Township this past Sunday at around 12:30 pm. Two men and a woman were observed stealing the scrap metal and drove off in a late model gray GMC Sierra with unknown PA registration. It was towing a utility trailer. Anyone with information is asked to call State Police at 814.486.3321.

Mansfield based state police arrested 35 year old Weston Root of Tioga, PA for theft. Authorities claim Root stole an Apple 4S iPhone valued at $50 and a black/white/orange Mongoose Shimano mountain bike valued at $150 from the Collums Road home of a Lawrenceville woman sometime last week.

 

 

 

The investigation is continuing.

arrisburg, PA — Today, Department of Conservation and Natural Resources Secretary Cindy Adams Dunn today announced applications will be accepted through September in two department grant programs aiding streamside buffer planting and ATV-related projects.

 

“Improved water quality in our rivers and streams, by planting trees to limit run-off and sedimentation, is the goal of one round of grants now available,” Dunn said. “During the same time period, we are seeking grant applications for projects that will add to the enjoyment of ATV-riding enthusiasts throughout Pennsylvania.”

 

In the application period, which opened August 1 and closes September 30, $1 million in PENNVEST-funded grants again is being made available to assist landowners in planting trees along stream and riverbanks in the state. Also offered is approximately $600,000 for projects related to use of ATVs.

 

Expanding existing streamside buffer options for landowners, DCNR and PENNVEST partnered to offer funding for landowners to implement multi-functional buffers. Such buffers provide greater flexibility in landowner eligibility, buffer designs, widths, plant species and allow planting of some income-producing crops in the buffer zone. For these PENNVEST-funded grants, multi-functional buffers are required.

 

Individual landowners; businesses; non-profit organizations; local governments; and educational institutions are all eligible for buffer grants but must be prequalified.

 

Forest buffers along stream banks provide critical barriers between polluting landscapes and receiving waterways. Properly planted and maintained, streamside tree and shrub plantings:

 

Filter runoff of sediments and fertilizers applied to lawns and crops;

Control erosion;

Improve water quality;

Reduce flooding;

Cool stream temperatures;

Improve fish habitat.

Pennsylvania has a goal of planting 95,000 acres of buffers along waterways by 2025. To date, investments totaling almost $4.4 million have funded plantings on more than 920 acres.

 

Proposed ATV-related projects eligible for DCNR grants include planning; land acquisition; development; rehabilitation; maintenance; purchase of equipment for maintenance and construction; and development of educational programs related to ATV trails and facilities. No match is required for this funding, however, applications providing matching funding will be given additional consideration.

 

With a few limited exceptions, all ATVs in Pennsylvania must have a registration issued by DCNR. Pennsylvania has around 178,000 active registered ATVs statewide. Grants are administered by DCNR with funding provided from registrations.

 

To apply for buffer or ATV grants, visit DCNR’s grants portal.

Potter County 0260

Sign Repairs:

  • Various State Routes throughout the County

 

Crack Sealing:

  • State Routes: 0044 & 0144 (Oleona to Carter Camp)
  • State Route: 4008 (South Branch Road)

 

Bridge Repairs:

  • State Route: 4025 (Brizzie Hollow Road) road closed with detour in place

 

Seal Coat:

  • State Route: 0044 (intersection of SR 0044/SR 0049 to intersection of SR 4008)
  • State Route: 0049 (Jones Produce to SR 0044/SR 0049 intersection)
  • State Route: 0006 (Tioga County Line to Lumber Museum)

 

ADFORD – State Rep. Martin Causer (R-Turtlepoint) or one of his representatives will hold office hours on Thursday, Sept. 5, at the following locations:

 

  • Emporium Borough Office – 9 a.m. to 10 a.m.
  • Port Allegany Borough Office – 11 a.m. to noon.

 

Services available include assisting constituents with state-related issues or concerns, assistance with driver license and vehicle registration applications, and help in filling out applications for various state programs, such as the senior citizen Property Tax/Rent Rebate and PACE prescription drug assistance programs.

 

People who cannot make the satellite sessions may contact Causer’s offices in Bradford at 78 Main St., first floor, telephone 814-362-4400; or Coudersport, 107 S. Main St., Room 1, telephone 814-274-9769; or Kane, 55 Fraley St., telephone 814-837-0880. Information is also available at RepCauser.com or on Facebook at Facebook.com/RepCauser.

Clearfield, PA – Prospective employees are invited to attend and apply at one of two job fairs that the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) District 2 is hosting soon in McKean and Elk counties. During the job fairs, applicants can learn about wintertime job opportunities that PennDOT offers. PennDOT staff will be on hand to help with on-line applications and attendees are encouraged to bring their resume.

 

Available winter positions include: CDL Operators, who must have valid PA CDL Class A or B with the Air Brake Restriction (L) lifted; Diesel/Automotive Mechanics, who must have a CDL; Clerks, and Tradesman Helpers. Applicants for openings as Construction Inspectors are also welcome.

 

Events will be held from 1:00 PM to 6:00 PM at the PennDOT District 2 County Offices listed below.

 

  • McKean County Maintenance Office

Date: August 29, 2019

Location: 300 Bingham Road, Cyclone

 

  • Elk County Maintenance Office

Date: September 4, 2019

Location: 32 St Leo Avenue, Ridgway

 

Computers will be available, and staff will be on hand to help interested participants navigate the electronic application system for both civil and non-civil service opportunities.

 

PennDOT is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer promoting workforce diversity. To learn more about additional jobs, please visit: www.employment.pa.gov.

 

For more information, visit www.penndot.gov/District2. Follow PennDOT on Twitter at www.twitter.com/511PAStateCOLL

 

MEDIA CONTACT: Marla Fannin, 814-765-0423 Timothy Nebgen (814) 765-0598

 

 

September 7

The Oswayo Valley Senior Center will have a sock hop at the Center in Shinglehouse starting at 7p. Music will be provided by “Generations.”  A Chicken Barbecue will be held prior to the dance. Tickets can be purchased at the Center

Clearfield, PA – Prospective employees are invited to attend and apply at one of two job fairs that the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) District 2 is hosting soon in McKean and Elk counties. During the job fairs, applicants can learn about wintertime job opportunities that PennDOT offers. PennDOT staff will be on hand to help with on-line applications and attendees are encouraged to bring their resume.

 

Available winter positions include: CDL Operators, who must have valid PA CDL Class A or B with the Air Brake Restriction (L) lifted; Diesel/Automotive Mechanics, who must have a CDL; Clerks, and Tradesman Helpers. Applicants for openings as Construction Inspectors are also welcome.

 

Events will be held from 1:00 PM to 6:00 PM at the PennDOT District 2 County Offices listed below.

 

  • McKean County Maintenance Office

Date: August 29, 2019

Location: 300 Bingham Road, Cyclone

 

  • Elk County Maintenance Office

Date: September 4, 2019

Location: 32 St Leo Avenue, Ridgway

 

Computers will be available, and staff will be on hand to help interested participants navigate the electronic application system for both civil and non-civil service opportunities.

 

PennDOT is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer promoting workforce diversity. To learn more about additional jobs, please visit: www.employment.pa.gov.

 

For more information, visit www.penndot.gov/District2. Follow PennDOT on Twitter at www.twitter.com/511PAStateCOLL

 

MEDIA CONTACT: Marla Fannin, 814-765-0423 Timothy Nebgen (814) 765-0598

 

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