Monday June 22, 2020

Sunday’s high, 86; Overnight low 58: .64″ weekend rainfall

TODAY CLOUDS WILL INCREASE THE CHANCE OF AFTERNOON THUNDERSTORMS A HIGH OF 83.

LOW TONIGHT OF 65.

RAIN CONTINUING TOMORROW WITH THUNDERSTORMS POSSIBLE A HIGH OF 80

AND OVERNIGHT LOWS 62.

WEDNESDAY A LITTLE COOLER,

HIGH OF 75. WITH A FEW PEEKS OF SUNSHINE AND ISOLATED SHOWERS STILL POSSIBLE

OVERNIGHT LOW OF 53

PA Hunting licenses now on sale…..Area schools received Convid-19 grants…..Cases go up slightly in some area counties…..Vandalism to a log skidder in Elk County….Two drivers cited for DUI…..Next on-air report after 12:06 pm today on www.blackforestbroadcasting.com

 

2020-21 Hunting and Furtaker Licenses went on sale earlier today.  Hunters can Purchase their licenses online. Licenses purchased online may take up to 10 business days to arrive according to the Game Commission.. Most general and add-on licenses are available on the Pennsylvania Automated License System (PALS).  Hunters must verify mailing  addresses . A Hunting & Trapping Digest will be included with license/permit purchases at no additional cost. The Digest is also available for printing and viewing online. Licenses can be purchased  in person at one of these License Issuing Agents. Most general and add-on licenses are available in-store. Antlerless deer license applications must be made directly to county treasurers. There is a video on the Game Commission’s website  on how to submit an antlerless deer application. Anterless deer licenses allocated The Black Forest Broadcasting Service Area 21,000 for Wildlife Management Unit 3A,,  33,000 for 3B. 27,000 for 2G,  and 7000 for 2H.

Rep. Martin Causer (R-Turtlepoint) has announced the availability of more than $2 million in funding to help area school entities with health and safety measures necessary to prevent the spread of COVID-19.

“We all want to see our students return to their classrooms this fall, and school officials are working hard to develop plans to do so safely,” Causer said. “These funds will help with the implementation of those plans.”

Under Act 30 of 2020, each school district is eligible for $120,000 plus an amount based on its average daily membership. Intermediate units, area career and technical schools, and charter schools are eligible for $90,000. School districts in the 67th Legislative District are eligible for the following amounts pending submission of a completed application:

  • Austin Area School District: $126,020
  • Bradford Area School District: $217,711
  • Cameron County School District: $143,677
  • Coudersport Area School District: $151,069
  • Galeton Area School District: $133,019
  • Kane Area School District: $164,857
  • Keystone Central School District: $291,261
  • Northern Potter School District: $140,635
  • Oswayo Valley School District: $135,411
  • Otto-Eldred School District: $145,736
  • Port Allegany School District: $154,002
  • Seneca Highlands Career and Technical Center: $90,000
  • Smethport Area School District: $151,057

 

Eligible uses for the funding include the purchase of cleaning and sanitizing products; training and professional development of staff on sanitation and minimizing the spread of infectious diseases; equipment purchases; modifying existing areas to support appropriate social distancing of students and staff; providing mental health services and supports; purchasing educational technology for distance learning; and other health and safety programs, items or services necessary to address COVID-19.

The grants are funded through the federal Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act. For more information about the grant program and how to apply, visit pccd.pa.gov.

The Pennsylvania Department of Health today confirmed as of 12:00 a.m., June 21, that there are 464 additional positive cases of COVID-19, bringing the statewide total to 81,730. All 67 counties in Pennsylvania have cases of COVID-19. Here in the Black Forest Broadcasting Service Area Elk  County has added 2 going up to 8; Potter has 13; McKean 13; Tioga  20 and Cameron County has 2 cases. across the border in neighboring New York State cases continue to go up. Cattaraugus County  now has 115 and Allegany  57.

There are 6,423 total deaths in Pennsylvania  attributed to COVID-19, an increase of 4 new deaths. County-specific information and a statewide map are available on the department’s website.

Mask wearing is required in all businesses in yellow and green phases of reopening. Consistent mask wearing, even in counties in the green phase, could have lasting positive effects as a COVID-19 surge is possible this fall according to officials.

 

There are 631 patients who have a positive serology test and either COVID-19 symptoms or a high-risk exposure, which are considered probable cases and not confirmed cases. There are 576,015 patients who have tested negative to date.

Most of the patients hospitalized are ages 65 or older, and most of the deaths have occurred in patients 65 or older (68%).

In nursing and personal care homes, there are 17,066 resident cases of COVID-19, and 3,047 cases among employees, for a total of 20,113 at 663 distinct facilities in 49 counties—none here in the Black Forest Broadcasting Service Area.. Out of the total deaths, 4,384 have occurred in residents from nursing or personal care facilities.

Approximately 6,212 of the  total cases are in health care workers. Pennsylvania has a 77% recovery rate.

A criminal mischief occurring on Lake City Road in Spring Creek Township Elk County, which was discovered Saturday, is under investigation by troopers at Ridgway. Vandals dumped sand into the oil fill port on a log skidder owned by a 35 year old Shippenville man,  Anyone with information is asked to call State Police at Ridgway, 814.776.6136.

State Police at Ridgeway have a arrested  25 year old Ridgway woman for DUI, after stopping her while on patrol on Route 120 in  In Ridgway Township, Elk County early Sunday morning the suspect was allegedly observed committing multiple traffic violations. When a traffic stop was initiated After further investigation  police determined the operator was driving her 2012 Volkswagen Jetta under the influence and was taken to Penn Highlands  for a legal blood draw and charges are pending those test results.

 A 67 year old Kersey  woman was also charged with DUI after being stopped early Sunday morning on Chicken Hill Road Skyline  Drive in  Fox township Elk county police claim that the woman committed several traffic violations and was pulled over and was  then placed under arrest for suspicion of DUI. She was taken to Penn Highlands out as well but refused a blood test charges are being found in District Court.