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Burglars  steal more than $10,000 worth of jewelry, silver bars, and cash from Elk County home….Port Allegany man claims assault by lawnmower. Car/deer collisions investigated in two counties…votes encouraged in snow plow painting contest….Final race of 2019 Sinnemahone held Saturday…

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State police at Ridgway are probing a burglary at a home on Boot Jack Road in Ridgway Township between October 5 and this past Saturday. More than $10,000 worth of items including silver bars, an Indian Head gold coin, and an assortment of jewelry were stolen along with $600 in cash from a home belonging to an elderly Ridgway couple.  Police said the entree was not forced but said a screen door was damaged to the tune of $50. A list of the stolen property appears at the end of today’s news.

An alleged reckless endangerment on Bramblewood Lane in Port Allegany  last Tuesday afternoon  remains under investigation by state police at Lewis Run. A 30 year old Port Allegany man told troopers his neighbor ran over his feet with a lawn mower.

Car/deer collisions continue across the region. A Bradford driver was slightly hurt early this morning when his Chevrolet Cruze hit a whitetail on Route 59 in Lafayette Township just before 2:00 am. Patrick Caskey  refused transport to a nearby hospital for treatment of minor injuries. A Knoxville motorist and his passengers escaped injury when his SUV  hit a deer on Route 15 near the Spencer Road in Richmond Township Saturday afternoon. Alexand Rodriguezxcacancel  was  headed north when a deer ran into his lane from the median in front of the Hyundai Elantra. The driver and front seat passenger Michael Magnusson of Elm ira were using seatbelts and a five year old Knoxville boy was in a child safety seat.

DUI charges are pending against a Bradford driver who was pulled over by state troopers on East Main Street in in Foster Township Sunday afternoon. Christopher Kirk, 30, was taken to Bradford Regional Medical Center for a legal blood draw.

The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) northcentral region invites the public to vote on eight plows decorated by high school students as part of the“Paint the Plow” program.“Paint the Plow” is a statewide outreach aimed at promoting winter driving safety and fosteringappreciation for high school art programs and student creativity.Earlier this year, PennDOT invited high school students across the nine counties of District 2 topaint plow blades based on the statewide theme “Don’t Rush in Ice and Slush.” The theme was chosen to highlight the importance of taking precautions before traveling in wintry weather.

Coudersport Area High School’s entry

Cameron County High School’s entry

Students from Bellefonte High School in Centre County, Cameron County High School, CentralMountain High School and Sugar Valley Rural Charter School in Clinton County, Coudersport  High School in Potter County, and Clearfield Alliance Christian School, DuBois Central Catholic High School, and Harmony High School in Clearfield County all participated this year in District2’s competition. District 2 serves Cameron, Centre, Clearfield, Clinton, Elk, Juniata, McKean,Mifflin, and Potter counties.A new voting format has been introduced for the 2019 “Paint the Plow” program. Members of the public can vote for their favorite plow through the PennDOT website by clicking on the “Paint the Plow” icon. Voters will be taken to a survey site where they can pick their favorite plow. The plow photo that receives the most votes between October 21 and 11:59 P.M. October 27 will be deemed the “Fan Favorite.” Schools and participants are encouraged to share the link to the contest to promote voting. PennDOT will also post the pictures on Facebook in the album labeled 2019 Paint the Plow –District 2, however responses on social media will not count toward the voting totals this year.The plows have been on display in their home counties—most at PennDOT’s County Maintenance offices. During the winter weather season, the blades will be used to maintain area roadways. Along with the “Fan Favorite” award, the blades are also eligible for the “Judges’Pick” honor that will be determined by a panel of judges.

Saturday, October 19 marked the final race of the Inaugural Sinnemahone Triple Crown.  The events including a canoe/kayak race in April, gravel bike race in September and trail run.  The events brought more than 200 people to Cameron County, which according to organizers was the goal.  “We wanted something unique to attract people to the county that would not only show off the DCNR Elk State Forest, but also expose people to our wonderful businesses,” says Cameron County Chamber of Commerce Executive Director, Tina Solak.  Participants from 10 states and 3 countries (Canada, Germany and Belgium) stayed in the county.

Eleven people participated in all the events earning them the triple crown.  Three of those are members of one family.  “Having events that encourage family members to compete together is a bonus of the Triple Crown”, continued Solak.  Saul Solveson, his wife, Cristy and their 14 year old son Eastyn took home the pins.  Others from Emporium include:  Toni Flament, Garrett Hornung, Dave McManigle, and Dustin Burgoon.  Randy Bailey from Driftwood joined Stephen Spinda from Kersey, Adam Reed from State College and Corrie Amick from Fairview.  Corrie made headlines on the Sinnemahone Gravel Race when she ran over a rattlesnake on the course.  Several of the individuals never competed in running or biking events according to Solak.

On Saturday two records in the six year old Sinnemahone Ultra Trail Run were broken in the 12K race.  Andrew Mitcheltree from North Carolina completed the event in 57:33, while Eugenia Recendez-Clark from Emporium smashed the women’s record by finishing in 1:18:15.  A total of 73 registered for the races which began at 7:30am and finished at 5:15pm when the final contestant crossed the finish line on the West Creek Recreational Trail in Emporium.Plans are already underway to continue the series in 2020 which will begin with the canoe/kayak race on April 4.



Mary Lou Perkins, 87, of Shinglehouse, passed away in her home, surrounded by her loving family, on Friday (Oct. 18, 2019) after a long illness.Born on Saturday (Dec. 5, 1931) in Oxford, Ala., she was a daughter of James Franklin and Van Dora Bailey Walker. On Aug. 10, 1963, in Talladega, Ala., she married Louis A. “Louie” Perkins, who passed away on March 22, 2019.Mary Lou graduated from high school in Anniston, Ala. She had been employed in the cafeteria for the Oswayo Valley School District, in Shinglehouse, and for many years, along with her husband, had owned and operated Perkins Air Tools.Mary Lou was a member of the First Baptist Church in Shinglehouse. She was a member of Eureka Chapter 52 OES, in Shinglehouse, where she served as worthy matron three times. She served as an appointed grand chapter member numerous times, was also a past district deputy grand matron, and past grand representative to Kentucky.She enjoyed quilting; reading; and word search puzzles.Surviving are two daughters, Becky E. Ebbert of Allegany, N.Y. and Sharon A. Dean of Pelham, Ala.; three grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; a brother, Charles Chandler of Heflin, Ala.; two sisters, Jean Donahue and Edith (Paul) Trammell, both of Anniston, Ala.; and several nieces and nephews.In addition to her parents and husband, Mary Lou was predeceased by a daughter, Brenda Gail Snyder; four sisters, Lillie Morris, Sara Mobley, Laura Reaves and Gladys Owens; and a son-in-law, Bill Ebbert. A Funeral Service was held this morning  at the First Baptist Church, 120 Academy St., Shinglehouse, where funeral services will follow at 11 a.m., with the Rev. Russell J. Horning, pastor, officiating. Burial will be in Eleven Mile Cemetery, Chrystal.

Poverty stolen from Ridgway home.