Wednesday’s high, 88; Overnight low, 65; .09” rain







Emporium man arrested for violating PFA order……Driver hurt in collision with a tractor and trailer….Preventing ATV and UTV rollovers focus of demonstration at Ag Progress….more than 11 million state residents vaccinated…..

An Emporium man was arrested by state police for violating a Protection From Abuse order. Donovan McCurley, 29, is accused of phoning a 22 year old Emporium woman and spoke to her in person between June 30 and July 4 in spite of the order.

One driver was hurt in a collision Wednesday afternoon on Main Street in Fox Township, Elk County. According to state police at Ridgway, Joseph Yedlosky of Granville, WV, after stopping, pulled out of Skyline Drive onto Route 948 in front of a Mack Truck operated by Chad Maines of Woodland, PA. Maines could not stop in time and his rig hit Yedlosky’s Ford F-350. Yedlosky was taken to Penn Highlands Elk for treatment of minor injuries and has been charged with not obeying stop and yield signs. Maines was not hurt.

Visitors to the Farm Safety Demonstration Area at Penn State’s Ag Progress Days, Aug. 10-12, can learn about ATV rollover dangers. There will be six total demonstrations — at 10 a.m., noon and 2 p.m. on Tuesday and Thursday — showing how incidents can be avoided and presenting best practices for injury prevention for both ATVs and UTVs.
On Wednesday, agricultural safety specialists will hold two rescue demonstrations to highlight the types of rescue devices and training available to first responders for proper management of on-farm incidents. These demonstrations will take place at 11 a.m. and 1 p.m.
Visitors to the Rural Health and Safety Tent, at the end of West Sixth Street and adjacent to the Farm Safety Area, will be able to take advantage of a variety of free health screenings and information. Health specialists will offer blood pressure readings, stroke-risk assessments, hearing screenings and concussion information and education from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. daily.
New this year will be a presentation titled, “Smart Technology for Ag Health and Wellness,” offered at 1:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Aug. 11, by Judd Michael, Nationwide Insurance Professor of Safety & Health, at the American National/Farm Family Learning Center on East Ninth Street.
Also, representatives from AgrAbility for Pennsylvanians will be on hand at the Rural Health and Safety Tent to provide information on farming with a disability or a long-term health condition. Visitors will be able to see farm-related assistive technology demonstrations, visit with occupational therapists, gain ideas for modifying their workspaces around the farm and learn about AgrAbility services for individuals farming with a disability.
Pesticide applicators can earn one core pesticide credit by attending a 30-minute presentation about personal protective equipment, which will be conducted by a rural health farm worker protection safety specialist at 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. Tuesday and Thursday, and at 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. on Wednesday.
Sponsored by Penn State’s College of Agricultural Sciences, Ag Progress Days is held at the Russell E. Larson Agricultural Research Center at Rock Springs, 9 miles southwest of State College on Route 45. Hours are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Aug. 10; 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. Aug. 11; and 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Aug. 12. Admission and parking are free.
For more information, visit the Ag Progress Days website. Twitter users can find and share information about the event by using the hashtag #agprogressdays, and the event also can be found on Facebook (@AgProgressDays).

The Pennsylvania Department of Health today confirmed that as of 12:00 a.m., Wednesday, July 14, there were 273 additional positive cases of COVID-19, bringing the statewide total to 1,214,927.
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There are 243 individuals hospitalized with COVID-19. Of that number, 55 patients are in the intensive care unit with COVID-19. More data is available here.

The trend in the 14-day moving average number of hospitalized patients continues to drop.

Statewide percent positivity for the week of July 2 – July 8 stood at 1.2%.

As of 11:59 p.m. Tuesday, July 13, there were 13 new deaths identified by the Pennsylvania death registry, reported for a total of 27,772 deaths attributed to COVID-19. County-specific information and a statewide map are available on the COVID-19 Data Dashboard.

According to the CDC, as of Tuesday, July 13, Pennsylvania ranks 5th among all 50 states for total doses administered.
According to the CDC, as of Tuesday, July 13, 61.3% of Pennsylvanians age 18 and older are fully vaccinated and the state ranks 20th among all 50 states for second doses administered by percentage of population.

The department continues to urge Pennsylvanians to follow CDC guidance for wearing a mask where required by law, rule and regulations, including healthcare, local business and workplace guidance. For the protection of themselves and others, individuals who have not yet been vaccinated or are partially vaccinated, are still encouraged to wear a mask when in public.

In licensed nursing and personal care homes, there have been a total of 72,111 resident cases of COVID-19 to date, and 15,576 cases among employees, for a total of 87,687 at 1,599 distinct facilities in all 67 counties.

Approximately 29,096 of total cases have been 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.
A Jamboree, where musicians will perform from noon-8 pm.