Sunday’s high, 69; Overnight low 58
MON-SUNNY, CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS, HIGH 84
MON NIGHT-PARTLY CLOUDY, LOW 59
TUE-SUNNY, CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS HIGH, 84
TUE NIGHT-PARTLY CLOUDY, 67
WED-SUNNY , CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS, HIGH 83
Coudersport man arrested for violating Megan’s law….
A Coudersport man has been arrested for violating Megan’s Law. Authorities allege 40 year old Roy Button failed to register as a sex offender with state police as required by law.
Towanda, PA couple cited for criminal trespass…
Two Towanda PA residents have been charged with criminal trespass. According to Mansfield Based state police 22 year old man and an 18 year old woman went onto property along the Bailey Road in Sullivan Township owned by a 35 year old Mainesburg woman without her permission.
Ridgway based state police are investigating a criminal mischief taking place last Monday morning. A 64 year old Weedville man told troopers his neighbor had painted his metal gate causing $100;00 in damage.
Work to replace two McKean County Bridges begins Tuesday…..
The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) is alerting area drivers to the start of replacement work on two Route 46 bridges in Norwich Township, McKean County. The bridges are about 2 ½ miles apart.
One bridge spans Lost Run near the village of Betula. It is 13-feet long, dates from 1925 and carries almost 500 vehicles each day. The second bridge spans a branch of Potato Creek about one mile south of Colegrove. It is 11-feet long, dates from 1927, and carries almost 500 vehicles each day.
Starting Tuesday, June 8, preliminary work will begin to mobilize equipment, install erosion and sediment controls, and begin construction of temporary roadways. During this first phase of work, drivers will encounter an alternating traffic pattern enforced by roadway flaggers. Drivers should expect short travel delays.
Once the temporary roads are complete, traffic will use them to move through each work zone and work to replace the bridges will begin. Overall work includes removal of the existing structures, construction of new Precast Concrete Box Culverts approach work consisting of base, binder and wearing courses, guide rail updates, drainage, pavement markings, and miscellaneous items.
The contractor on this $1.3 million job is Dean Construction, Inc. of Smethport, PA. Work will take place through October and is weather and schedule dependent. PennDOT reminds drivers to use caution in work zones, obey posted speed limits, and always buckle up.
The CWD-positive deer recently detected in Warren County has led to new regulations to reduce the risk of the disease spreading.
Game Commission imposes new regulations in Warren County after CWD found in deer….
The Pennsylvania Game Commission has announced a new Disease Management Area – DMA 5 – has been established in Warren County, where Chronic Wasting Disease (CWD) was detected in a captive deer at a hunting preserve.
CWD affects members of the deer, or cervid, family, and the disease always is fatal to the deer and elk it infects. When a new CWD-positive is detected in either a wild or captive cervid in Pennsylvania, a Disease Management Area (DMA) is established. This reduces the risk of the human-assisted spread of CWD.
Within DMAs, it is unlawful to:
Remove or export any cervid high-risk parts
Use or possess cervid urine-based attractants
Directly or indirectly feed wild, free-ranging deer (it is already illegal to feed elk regardless of DMA location)
Rehabilitate wild, free-ranging cervids
For deer hunters in DMAs – especially those who live outside the DMA – it’s important to plan your hunt and know ahead of time what you’ll do with the deer you harvest. Since high-risk cervid parts can’t be removed from a DMA, successful hunters can’t transport whole deer outside the DMA. Hunters can take deer they harvest to a processor within the DMA, and the processor can properly dispose of the high-risk parts. Hunters can also dispose of high-risk parts in trash that is destined for a landfill or quarter the animal and leave the high-risk parts at the kill site. The meat, antlers (free of brain material) and other low-risk parts then can be transported outside the DMA.
Deer hunters getting taxidermy mounts also must take their harvests to a taxidermist within the DMA, or otherwise on the list of approved processors and taxidermists for the DMA in which they harvested the deer available at www.pgc.pa.gov/CWD.
The Game Commission offers free CWD testing within the DMAs. Hunters should deposit the heads of deer they harvest in one of the head-collection containers the Game Commission provides within DMAs. Antlers should be removed from bucks before the double-bagged head is placed in a collection container. Hunters then are notified of the test results.
While CWD never has been documented in humans, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommends never eating the meat of a CWD-positive deer.
Much more information on CWD is available at www.pgc.pa.gov/CWD.
DMA 5 lies completely within Warren County and its exact boundary is as follows: Beginning in the northeastern extent of the DMA at the New York State line, at the intersection of the Allegheny River, proceed south on the west shore of the river for 27.8 miles to the bridge at Pennsylvania Ave. East (Business U.S. Route 6). Turn left on Pennsylvania Ave. East and proceed south for 0.1 miles to U.S. Route 6. Turn right, proceeding west on U.S. Route 6 for 11.6 miles to West Main Street (State Route 27) at Youngsville. Turn right sharply on West Main St., proceeding northeast for 0.5 miles to State Route 27 (Matthews Run Road). Turn left on State Route 27, proceeding north for 7.2 miles to the intersection of State Route 69 (Jackson Run Road). Turn left on State Route 69 proceeding north for 3 miles to the intersection of State Route 957 (Main Street) in Sugar Grove. Turn right on State Route 957, proceeding east for 0.2 miles to Jamestown Street. Turn slight left on Jamestown Street, proceeding north for 0.7 miles to where Jamestown Street becomes Busti Road. Continue north for 1 mile to the New York border. The boundary follows east along the border for 18.1 miles to the Allegheny River at the place of beginning.
10.7 million Pennsylvanians vaccinated….
The Pennsylvania Department of Health has confirmed as of 12:00 a.m., June 4, there were 703 additional positive cases of COVID-19, bringing the statewide total to 1,204,802.
There are 900 individuals hospitalized with COVID-19. Of that number, 212 patients are in the intensive care unit with COVID-19. Most of the patients hospitalized are ages 65 or older, and most of the deaths have occurred in patients 65 or older.
The trend in the 14-day moving average number of hospitalized patients continues to drop, after peaking at 2,661 patients which is slightly below what it was at the height of the spring 2020 peak of 2,751 patients on May 3, 2020.
Statewide percent positivity for the week of May 21 – May 27 stood at 3.8%.
As of 11:59 p.m. Thursday, June 3, there were 30 new deaths identified by the Pennsylvania death registry, reported for a total of 27,325 deaths attributed to COVID-19. County-specific information and a
- According to the CDC, as of Friday morning, June 4, Pennsylvania has administered first doses of vaccine to 58.7% of its entire population, and the state ranks 9th among all 50 states for first doses administered by percentage of population.
- According to the CDC, as of Friday morning, June 4, 54.7% of Pennsylvanians age 18 and older are fully vaccinated while 71.4% have received their first dose.
- According to the CDC, as of Friday morning, June 4, Pennsylvania ranks 5th among all 50 states for total doses administered.
- Vaccine providers have administered 10,763,516 total vaccine doses as of Thursday, June 3.
- 4,814,663 people are fully vaccinated; with a seven-day moving average of more than 34,500 people per day receiving vaccinations.
- 1,535,371 people are partially vaccinated, meaning they have received one dose of a two-dose vaccine.
- 6,350,034 people have received at least their first dose.
- This week, a total of 11,346,680 doses will have been allocated through June 5:
o 297,160 first/single doses will have been allocated this week.
o 299,960 second doses will have been allocated this week.
- To date, we have administered 10,763,516 doses total through June 3:
o First/single doses: 6,350,034 administered
o Second doses: 4,413,482 administered
Fully vaccinated people may choose not to wear a mask indoors or outdoors unless the business or organization requires it, following guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).
In licensed nursing and personal care homes, there are 71,810 resident cases of COVID-19, and 15,433 cases among employees, for a total of 87,243 at 1,592 distinct facilities in all 67 counties. Out of total deaths reported to PA-NEDSS, 13,309 have occurred in residents from nursing or personal care facilities. A county breakdown can be found here. Note that the number of deaths reported to NEDSS is not exactly the same as the COVID-19 related deaths reported by the death registry. The number of deaths among nursing and personal care home residents and employees is taken from the PA-NEDSS death data, as this information is not available in the death registry data.
Approximately 28,799 of the total cases are among health care workers.
- All Pennsylvanians age 12 and older are eligible to schedule a COVID-19 vaccine. Use Vaccine Finder to find a COVID-19 vaccine provider near you.
- · A commonwealth COVID-19 vaccination guide explains the current process for getting one. Pennsylvanians with questions about the vaccination process can call the Department of Health hotline at 1-877-724-3258.