Wednesday October 16, 2019

Black Forest Express

Photo by Gerri Miller

Tuesday’s high, 57; Overnight low, 48

WED-RAIN, HEAVY AT TIMES,, HIGH 50

WED NIGHT-LOW 40

THU-PERIODS OF RAIN, WINDY HIGH 50

THU NIGHT-LOW 30

FRI-CLOUDS DECREASE, HIGH 55

FRI NIGHT– MOSTLY CLEAR, LOW 36

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Police arrested  Kane man for neglecting a horse….Several car/deer collisions investigated….Troopers looking for vandals throwing objects at passing vehicles….Two NY state men cited for trespassing on posted property in Clara Township……Individuals and organizations encouraged to apply for Environmental Excellence Awards….. 

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A Kane man has been arrested for cruelty to animals. The charge was filed by state police at Lewis Run who responded to a complaint that a horse on Jo Jo Road in Wetmore Township, owned by 61 year old Robert Swanson was being neglected.

Deer continue to challenge area motorists. James Knepp of Port Allegany escaped injury Tuesday evening when his eastbound pick up truck hit one deer in a group crossing Champlin Hill Road in Annin Township, McKean County.  State police at Lewis Run said after the collision.  Knepp’s Ford F-150 XLT went off the road and hit a tree where it became disabled. Both drivers were unhurt Tuesday morning when their vehicles collided with deer within minutes of each other. The driver of a Subaru Outback hit a whit4etail while going east on Route 2149 in Chatham Township at 7:24 am. Another driver was traveling on Route 15 when it encountered a deer entering the road from the berm about two minutes later. Since the vehicles could be driven from the scene and the drivers were not hurt, the accidents are considered “non-reportable” and thus the drivers’ names were not released.`

Troopers at Lewis Run are looking for the person or persons who tossed objects at passing vehicles Tuesday between 4:00 and 4:10 pm on the Lindholm Road in Keating Township,  McKean County. One of the items damaged the windshield and wipers on a vehicle driven by Sidney Beckwirth of Duke Center.

Two New York state men have been arrested for trespassing on posted property in Clara Township Sunday evening. Robert Nelson, 49, of Portville and Jeffrey Strong of Rochester are accused of illegally entering land owned by Stephen Trupe along the Camp Road a few minutes after 7:00p

With the aim of showcasing the best of the best among Pennsylvania’s environmental stewards, the Wolf Administration invites all Pennsylvanians who’ve recently worked on successful environmental projects to apply for the 2020 Governor’s Awards for Environmental Excellence, the state’s top environmental honor.

The Governor’s Awards for Environmental Excellence are open to all individuals, whether they led or participated in a project, and to all schools, nonprofit organizations, businesses, farms, and government agencies. People may also nominate an individual or organization by applying on their behalf.

DEP oversees the award selection process, evaluating projects on seven criteria: degree of environmental protection, climate change, sustainability, partnership, economic impact, innovation, and environmental education and outreach. Projects don’t have to meet all criteria to merit an award and may be nonprofit or for-profit.

Projects must have been completed before October 15, 2019, to be eligible. Past winners may submit applications for new projects, but projects that have previously received an Environmental Excellence Award aren’t eligible.

The deadline for application submission is December 17, 2019, at 5:00 PM. Guidelines may be found on the application web page.

In 2019, one individual and 17 organizations, businesses, and local governments received awards. Their projects produced environmental workforce training, mobile renewable energy workshops, energy-saving LED light installation, natural gas fueling stations, cleaned-up coastlines, stormwater retrofitting videos, conservation farming, creek restorations, and other positive outcomes for Pennsylvania.