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Thursday’s high, 39; Overnight low, 26; more than 3” of snow







Complete Weekend Forecast: DCNR announces grants for snowmobile and ATV project…..Legislation dealing with careless drivers receives bi-partisan support …ID theft investigated in Elk County…..Mansfield woman cited after dog bites runner…. Today’s Podcast: The Department of Conservation and Natural Resources has announced applications will be accepted through Tuesday, March 31, 2020, in a department grant program benefitting snowmobile- and ATV-related projects throughout Pennsylvania.Grants are open to municipalities, and non-profit and private organizations. The application period opened February 3 and will close March 31, 2020.Proposed snowmobile and ATV related projects eligible for DCNR grants include: Planning Land acquisition Development Rehabilitation Maintenance Purchase of equipment for maintenance and construction Development of educational programs related to snowmobile and ATV trails and facilities No match is required for this funding, however, applications providing matching funding will be given additional consideration. createur bracelet cuir 723braceletpascher4646 With a few limited exceptions, all snowmobiles and ATVs in Pennsylvania must have a registration issued by DCNR.Statewide, Pennsylvania has 29,562 active registered snowmobiles and 179,017 active registered ATVs.Grants are administered by DCNR with funding provided from $20 registrations required every two years.To apply for snowmobile or ATV grants, visit DCNR’s grants portal. Legislation to strengthen penalties for careless drivers who kill or injure a vulnerable highway user passed with wide bipartisan support in the Pennsylvania House of Representatives this week, according to the bill’s sponsor, Rep. Brett Miller (R-East Hempfield).Specifically, House Bill 1536 defines a vulnerable highway user as a pedestrian, a bicycle rider, an animal drawn vehicle driver (such as a horse and buggy), or similar user who travels while not encased in a motor vehicle.“Pennsylvania’s highways have a high percentage of users who are not riding in vehicles that serve as steel cages with air bags and seat belts,” Miller said. conception simple verre bleu perle coreenne goutte boucle doreille pour les femmes style punk qualite date cadeau boucle doreille a la main en gros bijoux “We’ve all seen reports of the horrific tragedies that can result when these people are hit by a careless driver who is operating what is essentially a 4,000-pound projectile.”Along with defining this class of drivers, the legislation adds stronger penalties for individuals convicted of careless driving that results in death or bodily injury of a vulnerable highway user. These penalties include suspension of driving privileges and/or fines. Current law does not delineate penalties for careless driving around highway users who don’t have the benefit of safety protections inside a vehicle. portant boucle doreille 718braceletpascher4214 Additionally, the legislation extends the protection of the four foot “buffer” that is currently required when passing bicyclists to all vulnerable highway users.Miller sponsored similar legislation that passed in the House during the 2017-18 Legislative Session. The current bill, which passed in the House by a vote of 191-4, now moves to the state Senate for consideration. An ID theft occurring January 23 or 24 is being investigated by state police at Ridgway. bracelet cuir violet braceletpascher1230 Diane Leithner, 62, of Ridgway told troopers several fraudulent charges were made on her bank account January 23 or 24. Troopers at Emporium investigated a criminal mischief occurring on Old West Creek Road Monday afternoon. boucle doreille arabesque 718braceletpascher5445 A tan Ford sedan made a U-turn in the yard of a 50 year old Emporium man’s home, causing damage. collier ambre brindilles collierpascher12977 State police at Mansfield have arrested a 52 year old Mansfield woman for allowing her dog to run loose. Authorities say as 19 year old Smethport man was running down Odell Road when the unleashed canine ran from a residence and scratched the runner in the left rear upper leg, His running uniform, valued at $42.50 was damaged in the attack. montre kenzo femme bracelet cuir 723braceletpascher7559 A Wellsboro woman was not hurt Sunday just before 1:00 pm in a one-vehicle accident in Blossburg Borough.