State police at Lewis Run are investigating the theft of a ladder stand….Bradford woman suffered minor injuries in a weather-related accident Wednesday morning….Two Roulette Township teens arrested after scuffle…Reported rape investigated in Tioga County….PennDot will hold open interviews for winter crews next week in Ridgway…..DCNR is cutting down on plastics at state parks….More than 72% of state residents vaccinated
A theft occurring sometime since September 9 in Corydon Township, McKean County is being investigated by state police at Lewis Run. Someone stole a Guardian XLT 2 Man Ladder stand valued at $160 and a World Famous Hunting Seat valued at $50. The criminals also burned a Muddy Hunting Blind value at $150.
Minor injuries were reported for a Virginia driver after a one-car crash early Thursday morning in Hamlin Township, McKean County. According to state police, 20 year old Pezhman Bakhtiari was going north on Route 219 when he fell asleep at the wheel causing his Toyota Camry to cross the road before stopping on the southern shoulder. He was taken to UPMC Kane by ambulance.
A Bradford woman suffered minor injuries in the season’s first weather-related accident Wednesday morning. State police at Lewis Run explained Paula Miller was headed north on the Olean Road when her Toyota Rav4 hit a patch of ice, slid onto the right shoulder, collided with an embankment and rolled over. She was taken to Bradford Regional Medical Center for medical evaluation.
Coudersport state police arrested both teenagers involved in a scuffle Wednesday evening at 472 Sartwell Creek Road in Roulette Township. Charges were filed against 13 year old and 15 year Port Allegany boys.
Troopers at the Mansfield barracks are continuing to investigate a rape reportedly taking place on the morning of October 12 in Bloss Township.
A Mansfield woman escaped injury in a car/deer collision Wednesday morning in Sullivan Township, Tioga County. Troopers report Jenna Petersheim was going west on Route 6 when a deer ran onto the road in front of her 2012 Kia Soul.
A break-in at a barn in Covington Township August 20 or 21 was investigated by state police at Mansfield. Apparently would-be thieves left empty handed after forcing their way into the barn owned by 86 year old Charles Cooper.
Prospective employees are invited to attend open interviews for CDL drivers with the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) in Elk County.
The open interviews will be held from 12:00 Noon to 5:00 PM Tuesday at the PennDOT District 2 Elk County Office at32 St Leo Avenue, Ridgway
During the open interviews, applicants can learn about wintertime job opportunities that PennDOT offers. PennDOT staff will be on hand to help with on-line applications. Additionally, PennDOT will administer a driving skills test for CDL drivers.
For more information, visit www.penndot.gov/District2.
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With employers across the state struggling to fill vacancies, the House has passed legislation that would update unemployment laws to clarify that people collecting unemployment can’t take steps to avoid being hired.
Specifically, House Bill 1819 would prohibit actions to discourage their own hire, such as failure or refusal to attend a job interview or other applicant selection activity without good cause; refusing a job prior to an interview or a discussion of the details of a job with the employer without good cause; or failing to make a good faith effort to obtain employment, as evidenced by any statement or other actions of the claimant intended to discourage the claimant’s hire.
The legislation would also require the Department of Labor and Industry to create forms, or update existing forms, to enable employers to report claimants who discourage their own hire in order to receive unemployment benefits.
The bill now goes to the Senate.
The Department of Conservation and Natural Resources (DCNR) is taking steps to reduce the use of plastics and amount of waste generated from food concessions at Pennsylvania state parks.
As contracts with food providers are renewed, new provisions prevent the use of plastic bags, straws, and cutlery. These items are to be replaced with compostable, paper, wooden or plant fiber alternatives.
New contract language also requires food providers to minimize the use of paper straws and disposable utensils, and when on-site composting is available at a state park to work with DCNR to convert as many of their food service products to compostable, paper-based forest product alternatives and compost them and food waste.
The new measures as of this year are in place at Beltzville, Frances Slocum, Keystone, Marsh Creek, Presque Isle, and Sizerville state parks. The contracts that will be updated in 2022 are Bald Eagle, Black Moshannon, Caledonia, Codorus, Gifford Pinchot, Hickory Run, Locust Lake, Mt. Pisgah, Pine Grove Furnace, Point, Prince Gallitzin, Ricketts Glen, and Yellow Creek state parks.
As future contracts expire, they will be updated with the new requirements.
The Pennsylvania Department of Health today confirmed that as of 11:59 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 3, there were 5,162 additional positive cases of COVID-19, bringing the statewide total to 1,580,346.
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There are 2,613 individuals hospitalized with COVID-19. Of that number, 624 patients are in the intensive care unit with COVID-19.
The trend in the 14-day moving average number of hospitalized patients continues to decrease.
Statewide percent positivity for the week of Oct. 22 – Oct. 28 stood at 8.8% down from the previous week.
As of 11:59 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 3, there were 72 new deaths identified by the Pennsylvania death registry, reported for a total of 31,783 deaths attributed to COVID-19.
The latest data is available in the “Updated Case and Death Information” section on the website.
According to the CDC, as of Wednesday, Nov. 3, Pennsylvania ranks 5th among all 50 states for total doses administered.
According to the CDC, as of Wednesday, Nov. 3, 72.1% of Pennsylvanians age 18 and older are fully vaccinated.
Vaccine providers have administered 14,065,161 total vaccine doses, including 823,215 additional doses (which includes additional shots for immunocompromised individuals and booster shots), as of Thursday, Nov. 4.
6,481,434 people are fully vaccinated; with 55,264 vaccinations administered since yesterday and a seven-day moving average of more than 46,600 people per day receiving vaccinations.
In licensed nursing and personal care homes, there have been a total of 79,144 resident cases of COVID-19 to date, and 17,369 cases among employees, for a total of 96,513 at 1,642 distinct facilities in all 67 counties. data.
Approximately 32,605 of total cases have been among health care workers.