PA has more almost 23,000 cases, and 13 new deaths…..Webinar this week will address improving retail activities in rural communities….tempers flare as “Stay at home”directive continues….burglaries investigated in Potter County….Theft of stolen vehicle probed by Ridgway State Police…
–The Pennsylvania Department of Health today confirmed as of 12:00 a.m., April 12, that there are 1,178 additional positive cases of COVID-19, bringing the statewide total to 22,833. All 67 counties in Pennsylvania now have cases of COVID-19. The department also reported 13 new deaths among positive cases, bringing the statewide total to 507. County-specific information and a statewide map are available on the departmen’s website.. All people are either in isolation at home or being treated at the hospital.There are 102,057 patients who have tested negative to date.
All non-life-sustaining businesses are ordered to be closed and schools are closed statewide indefinitely. Currently the entire state is under a stay-at-home order.
County Case Counts to Date
County Number of Cases Deaths
Adams 48 1
Allegheny 857 19
Armstrong 27 1
Beaver 145 13
Bedford 5 1
Berks 1035 20
Bucks 1107 32
Butler 133 4
Cambria 13 1
Carbon 102 3
Chester 562 17
Columbia 106 3
Cumberland 110 3
Dauphin 229 4
Delaware 1594 39
Fayette 54 3
Lackawanna 427 20
Lancaster 772 24
Lawrence 49 4
Lebanon 270 1
Lehigh 1684 18
Luzerne 1411 17
Monroe 795 23
Montgomery 2164 63
Northampton 1082 23
Perry 16 1
Philadelphia 6352 128
Pike 212 6
Schuylkill 188 2
Snyder 20 1
Susquehanna 25 1
Tioga 13 1
Wayne 63 1
Westmoreland 223 6
York 307 3
Implementing policies to spur improvements in retail activities in rural communities will be the topic of a web-based seminar presented at noon April 15 by Penn State Extension.
Presenting the 75-minute webinar will be Harry Crissy, Penn State Extension business and community vitality educator. “Retail development is vital to the development of rural economies,” he said. “Local merchants are often prominent in civic affairs and among the most important constituencies for economic development. However, retail opportunities are sometimes impacted by other state and federal agencies.”
The webinar will focus on a case study of Denmark, South Carolina, an economically distressed rural community of about 3,400 people in the southeastern part of the state. The local economic development alliance asked Clemson Extension to assist in pursuing opportunities for improvement of the community.
Clemson conducted door-to-door surveys to gain perspective on certain aspects of the town. Using the resulting data, Clemson formed necessary relationships to change the course of the community.
Clemson Extension collaborated with the South Carolina Department of Transportation and the local council of governments to develop a successful plan that met the needs of those most affected while creating a template that could be used for other distressed communities.
This webinar will cover the process of improving the economic activities of a rural, distressed community, Crissy said.
“Improving Retail Activities in Rural Communities by Collaborating with the Department of Transportation” is the fourth webinar in the Penn State Extension Winter/Spring 2020 Land-Use Webinar series that runs through May.
The series assists municipal elected and appointed officials, planners, landowners, farmers, and community organizations in being informed regarding land-use issues and decisions in their communities.
The next webinar will be held –May 20: “Creating Vibrant Communities.”
For more information, contact Peter Wulfhorst at 570-296-3400 or by email at email@example.com. To register for the webinars, visit https://extension.psu.edu/land-use-webinar
Tempers appear to be flaring as State Police across the region have responded to several physical assaults. 26 year old Sarah Monroe of Ulysses has been arrested for physical harassment by Coudersport pace state police. They were called to a residence at Mill Heim Road in Hector township Potter County April 4, and they determined that she had assaulted a 49 year old, Ulysses woman during a disagreement.
Charles Mitchell, 29, of Coudersport has also been cited for physical harassment. State police report that he grabbed the victim by the throat for a brief moment during an argument on April 5 at around 1:15am at 509 at East Second Street Coudersport. No further information was released by troopers
Two members of a Dagus Mines family are being charged with physical harassment for a fight that occurred last Friday afternoon on Scotland Street in Fox township. State police at Ridgeway responded to an active domestic violence incident where two brothers and their mother were involved in a physical altercation. Upon arrival, an 18 year old male was taken into custody and arraigned. A 17 year old male was also arrested but is listed as a victim as is their 41 year old mother..
State police at Lewis Run investigated a harassment taking place at around 6:30 Sunday morning on Route 59. In Keating township. Police claim that a 30 year old Gifford man and a 34 year old Smethport man became involved in a fisticuff where the suspect began pushing and shoving the victim but neither party reported injuries and the prosecution was declined by the victim
However troopers Lewis Run arrested both people involved in a domestic violence assault taking place Friday night at around 10pm on Church Street in Hamilton Township. Troopers report that a 30 year old woman and a 29 year old woman, both from Kane, got into a verbal altercation that became physical when one woman to get into her vehicle and run over the victim. The suspect fled the scene but was later taken into custody at her residence and charges are being found against both in District Court.
Troopers at Lewis Run responded to a domestic violence assault taking place on Route 46 in Keating Township Saturday afternoon. When officers arrived they found that the victim and the suspect became involved in an argument which escalated but no injuries were reported or observed. However, the investigation is continuing
A Coudersport woman escaped injury and in one vehicle crash occurring Friday morning on Route 49 in Ulysses Township. According to state police at Coudersport, Joanne Nelson was going east when her Jeep Liberty went out of control , hit a utility pole along the right side of the highway then rolled over coming to rest off of the pavement upside down. Nelson was cited for speeding.
Coudersport based a police investigated a missing person complaint last month when a person who suffers from dementia left his Sharon Township home March 12,unaccompanied, using his red Walker. A neighbor saw him get into a red sedan and the man was located at the local shop and safe and safely returned home
A burglary occurring in Harrison township on January 13. remains under investigation. Troopers at the Coudersport Barracks are criminal took a small amount of KTM 50 from the garage. Anyone with information is asking to contact the Coudersport barracks at 274 at 690.
The theft occurring on Costello Road in Portage township Potter county discovered last week is also under investigation by troopers at the Coudersport barracks. Someone took multiple jeans tank top t shirts valued at $250 multiple art items, including pens, markers, gel pens, paint brushes, paid at $200 and a vial containing ashes valued at $50 from a camp owned by Geraldine Britton of Greensburg,
A theft of a motor vehicle in Horton Township Elk County is being investigated by state police at Ridgway, a 1999. Black Chevrolet Blazer owned by Daniel Webster of Brockport was taken from his residence on Keystone Road on April 3. it’s believed that is being driven by a known female acquaintance of the victim. If seen, please contact Ridgeway base state police at 814. 776. 6136.
Danielle Geiser of St. Marys has been arrested for DUI after she was allegedly found to be passed out behind the wheel of her 2012 Ford Escape at 45 Plum Street in Jay township elk County, at around 10:30pm on March 30. She was taken to a nearby hospital for a blood draw and charges are pending the results of the lab tests.