Wednesday’s high,45; Overnight low, 25; no precipitation
THU-MIX OF CLOUDS & SUN, HIGH 33
THU NIGHT-LIGHT SNOW & WINTRY MIX, LOW IN THE MID 20s
FRI-WINTRY MIX THEN ALL RAIN, HIGH 40
SAT-WET, HIGH IN THE LOW 40s
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New on-line tools available for motorists….PA Farm Show just around the corner…..Tenant vandalism investigated near Smethport….Mansfield state police investigate a couple of recent traffic accidents…..
Obituary: Emmaline, “Bobbie” Perry, Hickox
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Governor Tom Wolf is advising drivers that more information is now available to them for their holiday and future travels through www.511PA.com, Pennsylvania’s statewide travel information service. Motorists can now see any travel alerts on state roads along a specific route when they
To view travel information tailored to a driver’s specific route, the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) has added the “Check My Route” tool through which users enter “start” and “end” points and see travel alerts for state roadways along the defined route. During the winter, the tool also shows when each road was last plowed.
511PA also now features images and information from 69 PennDOT Road Weather Information System Sites along major state roadways. Each “Weather Station” shows a photo along with temperature, wind and precipitation information for that specific location.
The Governor also announced that 511PAConnect, a service the administration unveiled a year ago that provides motorists with information during long-term road closures, received another award – the fifth since its implementation. The Intelligent Transportation Society of Pennsylvania named 511PAConnect its 2017 Project of the Year at a ceremony held this month.
“Motorists can visit www.511PA.com to see plow-truck locations and road-plowing data, and check conditions on more than 40,000 roadway miles, including color-coded winter conditions on 2,900 miles. 511PA, which is free and available 24 hours a day, provides traffic delay warnings, weather forecasts, traffic speed information, and access to more than 850 traffic cameras.
511PA is also available through a smartphone application for iPhone and Android devices, by calling 5-1-1, or by following regional twitter alerts accessible on the 511PA website.
Today is the first day of winter and that means the Pennsylvania Farm Show is just around the corner. Those interested in home gardening, preserving their own food and protecting water quality in their region will have an opportunity to learn more about these topics by visiting the Penn State College of Agricultural Sciences exhibit at the Pennsylvania Farm Show, Jan. 6-13 in Harrisburg.
Other college-related displays and activities will highlight 4-H youth-development programs offered statewide through Penn State Extension.
The College of Agricultural Sciences’ exhibit in the Main Hall will be the site of presentations throughout the week featuring Penn State Extension horticulture and food safety educators, Master Gardeners and Master Watershed Stewards.
Master Gardeners and Master Watershed Stewards are volunteers who receive in-depth training from Penn State and, in return, help to educate their local communities, thus amplifying the impact of Penn State Extension’s expertise and programs.
Sessions led by food-safety extension educators will cover the basics of home food preservation. A display area will feature free publications on freezing, canning and other topics, and Penn State Extension experts will be on hand to answer visitors’ questions.
The full schedule of presentations will be available online at http://agsci.psu.edu/farmshow/events.
Visitors at the main Penn State exhibit also will be able to engage with students and advisors from the College of Agricultural Sciences, who will be on hand throughout the show to answer questions about the college’s academic programs and the many educational and career opportunities available in agriculture and related fields. Prospective students and their families can learn more about the college’s 17 diverse majors, career paths, internships, student clubs and activities, and travel opportunities.
Pennsylvania 4-H — which is administered by Penn State Extension — also will have a large presence at the Farm Show, with educational and informative exhibits highlighting the opportunities that 4-H offers to youth, ages 5-18, in topics such as robotics, plant and animal sciences, entomology, and family and consumer sciences.
Many 4-H members enter their projects in Farm Show youth livestock shows and other competitive events, including the 4-H Potato Judging contest that takes place on Jan. 9. In addition, youth members who comprise the 4-H State Council will represent the organization at several events during the week, including the opening ceremonies.
At the 4-H Ag Learning Station, youth visitors will explore citizenship by identifying how their home county contributes to the state’s agricultural economy. Visitors will receive a “passport” of fun facts about their county, Pennsylvania and 4-H.
Throughout the complex, many other Farm Show events and activities depend on behind-the-scenes contributions from College of Agricultural Sciences personnel. Each year, more than 100 faculty members, county-based extension educators and staff from the college lead and participate on Farm Show committees, develop displays, and coordinate competitive exhibits and shows ranging from dairy cattle and poultry to maple products and mushrooms.
The college’s role at the Farm Show is part of Penn State’s land-grant partnership with the state.
Sponsored by the state Department of Agriculture, the Pennsylvania Farm Show is the largest indoor agricultural event in America, with 24 acres under roof, spread throughout 11 buildings and three arenas. Farm Show officials expect more than 500,000 spectators, some 6,000 animals, more than 10,000 competitive exhibits and about 300 commercial exhibitors at the eight-day event.
The show is held at the Farm Show Complex and Expo Center, at the corner of Cameron and Maclay streets in Harrisburg, just off exit 67 of Interstate 81. Hours are 8 a.m. to 9 p.m. Jan. 6-12 and 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Jan. 13. Admission is free, and parking is $15. For more information, visit the Farm Show website at http://www.farmshow.state.pa.us.
Kane based state police invest4igated a criminal mischief yesterday on Route 46 in Keating Township. A departing tenant allegedly damaged property owned by a Smethport man. Charges may be pending in district court.
No injuries were reported for a Mansfield woman whose car wrecked Tuesday morning in Richmond Township, Tioga County. According to state police Lindsey Deming was going west on the Ore Bed Road when her Mitsubishi Mirage failed to make a left turn and crossed the road where it hit an embankment.
A Harrisburg driver and his passengers escaped injury in a one-vehicle mishap last Friday morning in Tioga Township State police at Mansfield have just released details reporting Timothy Hess was going north onf Route 15 just south of Park hill Road when his Chevrolet Malibu went off the road. He and his passengers, Amanda Dale and Catherine Nottingham also of Harrisburg were using seat belts at the time of the 8:30 am accident.
Emmaline T. “Bobbie” PERRY, 92, of Hickox, PA, died Tuesday, December 19, 2017 in Bradford Manor, Bradford, PA.
Born November 15, 1925, in Allegany, NY, she was the daughter of George E. and Dora S. Putt Kyser.
On May 4, 1952, in Wellsville, NY, she married Vaughn H. Perry, who predeceased her on March 21, 1981.
She was employed Northern Potter School District as a school bus driver for 38 years, Genesee Natural Foods for over 15 years, and by Si Pepperman Auctioneer for many years. Bobbie served two terms as a Potter County Commissioner. She was a member of the Genesee Old Home Day Committee and served as a trustee of the Genesee Area Library.
Surviving are: two children, Nancy (Al) Dean of Brownsville, TN and William Perry of Plant City, FL; six grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; three brothers, Ronald (Carol) Kyser, Donald (Shelly) Kyser, and Carl (Sue) Kyser, all of Olean, NY; a sister, Geraldine Taggerty of Portville, NY; nieces and nephews. In addition to her husband, she was predeceased by a daughter, JoAnn Austin Stephens; a granddaughter, Billie Jo Vossler; and four siblings, Francis Kyser, Walter Kyser, Marie Uplinger, and Laura Stuckey.
A Graveside Service will be held in Genesee Cemetery on a later date. Arrangements will be announced by Olney Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Ulysses, PA.
Memorials may be made to Genesee Area Library, P.O. Box 135, Genesee, PA 16923.
Online condolences may be expressed at www.olneyfuneralhome.com.