Drivers of Toyocar Van Containers arrested for DUI in two counties….Two Tioga County residents arrested for physical harassment of three Cameron County residents..McKean County house fire Sunday ruled accidental…Lewis Run state police investigated two recent ID thefts…PennDOT Invites Public to Participate in Safety Citizens Program
Wednesday’s high, 40; Overnight low, 32
THU-AM PRECIPITATION CHANGES TO SNOW, HIGH 38
THU NIGHT-CHANCE OF SNOW, LOW 30
FRI-SNO FLURRIES, HIGH 21
FRI NIGHT-PARTLY CLOUDY, HIGH IN THE 20s
State police at Lewis Run have investigated two recent ID thefts. Someone illegally filed for unemployment compensation in the name of a 46 year old Turtlepoint woman on Monday. Anita Arthurs of Mt. Jewett notified police she had received a fraudulent unemployment tax form 1099 from the state. State police advise the public to be aware of possible scams.
Both people involved in a scuffle Sunday afternoon on Looker Mountain Trail in Otto Township are being charged with physical harassment. Troopers claim an 18 year old Rixford woman and a 42 Rixford man subjected each other to unwanted physical contact during an argument.
State police have also charged two Kane residents with physical harassment for an incident taking place Saturday afternoon at a home on Rolick Lane in Hamilton Township. A 34 year old Kane woman and a 43 year old Kane man will answer charges in district court.
A 42 year old St. Marys man is being charged for DUI after a minor crash Monday evening in Lafayette Township. According to Lewis Run state police, the man whose name was not released, was operating a 2005 Toyocar Van Container Trailer which went off of Route 59 and ended up in a ditch.
The state police fire marshal has determined a blaze at a Lewis Run home early Sunday morning was accidental. Few details were released but the home belonged to 73 year old David Gulnac.
A 33 year old Mansfield woman has been cited for DUI after a one-vehicle crash on the evening of January 8 in Sullivan Township. State police report the suspect, whose name was not released, had been driving a 2007 Toyocar Van Container Trailer under the influence of a controlled substance. Two 10 year old girls from Troy were listed as victims.
Emporium based state police have arrested two Liberty, PA residents for physical harassment. Authorities claim 36 year old Desirea Massaro and 29 year old Nicholas Saniga were unruly patrons at the Willows Inn in Sinnemahoning Saturday night but left the bar to go to Mansfield. The suspects were later identified and charged with five counts including harassment and disorderly conduct.
The Northern Tier Workforce Development Board (NTWDB) has been awarded $150,000 in state funding to continue its career coach program in area school districts, according to Reps. Tina Pickett (R-Bradford/Sullivan/Susquehanna) and Clint Owlett (R-Tioga/Bradford/Potter). The board serves schools in Bradford, Sullivan, Susquehanna, Tioga and Wyoming counties.
The program introduces students to careers and employment pathways available to them. Career education and exploration activities will be provided to students in grades K-12, and local businesses will contribute through connections with students and educators.
The NTWDB is made up of executives from area businesses, labor organizations, adult education and literacy, higher education, economic and community development, and social services who oversee the Northern Tier region’s job training and placement programs.
The funding was made available through the Business-Education Partnership (BEP) Grant Program, which is administered by the Department of Labor & Industry. BEPs offer career-related experiences and opportunities for students through soft-skills development, internships, workplace shadowing, and career mentoring.
The NTWDB was one of 22 similar organizations statewide that shared nearly $3.1 million in BEP grant funding.
The state Health Department reports the number of deaths in Pennsylvania now totals 41,028. Deaths in the Black Forest Broadcasting Service area to date are mostly holding steady.
McKean 125 (+1)
Tioga 185 (+1)
PennDOT invites Pennsylvanians to participate in its Safety Citizens program, which encourages community members to answer traffic safety questions in original and creative ways.
Traffic safety topics are introduced bi-monthly posing a question for the public to answer. Participants can answer by submitting an original piece of artwork, such as a short video, a poem, or a drawing. Selected submissions are displayed on PennDOT’s statewide social media platforms including Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram.
The program was recently updated to include new topics for 2022 and the addition of links to coloring pages and kids’ activities to encourage young Pennsylvanians to participate.
According to PennDOT data, in 2020 there were 1,129 fatalities on Pennsylvania roadways.
Individuals, classes, families, clubs, or other groups are encouraged to participate in this safety initiative as a program challenge.
The first topic for 2022 is Drowsy Driving. Participants are asked to submit a response to the question “What do you think are the best ways to avoid drowsy driving?” The kids’ challenge for the topic is to draw a picture of other ways to travel if someone is too tired to drive. Submissions are due by Monday, February 28.
Upcoming topics will include bicycle and motorcycle safety, commercial vehicle safety, seat belt and child passenger safety and impaired driving.
Safety is everyone’s responsibility. Being a Safety Citizen is being a leader by inspiring your family, friends, and community to practice safe behaviors on the road. Whether traveling by vehicle, motorcycle, bicycle or on foot, everyone has the opportunity to be safer on the road.
Additional information on the program, including the details and guidelines for participation, can be found online at www.PennDOT.gov/SafetyCitizens or questions can be emailed to SafetyCitizens@pa.gov. Interested participants are encouraged to check the website frequently for updates about future topics.
Cattaraugus County in NY state has 205 total deaths reported. Allegany County has held steady at 142 total deaths .