Bill would allow whole milk to be served in school cafeterias….See story below.
An identity theft remains under investigation by state police at Coudersport. Someone used the personal information of a 44 year old Coudersport woman to open a checking account and tried to deposit a phony social security check earlier this month.
A 17 year old Mainesburg boy is being charged with physical harassment for a domestic violence assault allegedly taking place early Monday morning on Dewey Hollow Road in Sullivan Township. A 68 year old woman told state police she and her grandson argued over the boy’s girlfriend staying overnight and he pushed the victim in the face with an open hand. The teen was located later at a friend’s house.
DUI charges are pending against an unidentified driver who was interviewed by Mansfield troopers early Saturday morning on Route 49 in Lawrence Township. Police responded to that location on a report of a disabled motorist who had pulled off the road and discovered the suspect had been driving a 2011 Chevrolet Malibu under the influence.
The theft of a Vanilla Visa Gift card belonging to a 76 year old Mount Jewett woman is being investigated by state police at Lewis Run. The card is valued at $400 and the theft occurred last Friday.
A criminal mischief in Mt. Jewett Sunday afternoon was investigated by state police at Lewis Run. Vandals slashed the front tires and scratched the driver’s side on a 2018 Ford Edge owned by a 24 year old Mt. Jewett woman.
A 33 year old Rew man was arrested for simple assault, harassment and related charges for a domestic violence assault allegedly taking place Saturday afternoon on the Henderson Road in Lafayette Township. The victim is listed as a 28 year old Lewis Run woman.
Troopers at Lewis Run investigated a simple trespass taking place early Saturday on Kings Run Road in Ceres Township. Trespassers were seen leaving a garage owned by a 54 year old Shinglehouse woman but nothing was taken.
A 30 year old Buffalo driver was arrested by Lewis Run State police after a traffic stop on South Avenue in Bradford Sunday afternoon. Troopers allege Kristopher Bird was in possession of a controlled substance and drug paraphernalia.
In what would be a win-win for Pennsylvania students and the dairy industry, the state House yesterday approved legislation supported by Rep. Clint Owlett (R-Tioga/Bradford/Potter) to help get whole milk back in the state’s schools. “Studies have shown a 35% reduction in student milk consumption since the Obama administration forced schools to drop whole and flavored milks from their student breakfast and lunch offerings more than a decade ago,” Owlett said. “At the same time, the state has lost 2,140 of our dairy farms, including 230 last year alone. Clearly these trends are connected and it’s time we act to turn them around.”House Bill 2397, which Owlett is sponsoring along with Rep. John Lawrence (R-Chester/Lancaster), would create the free-standing Whole Milk in PA Schools Act to permit Pennsylvania schools to purchase with state or local dollars whole milk and reduced fat milk to offer to students. PA milk that is offered for sale to PA schools would be deemed to be in the stream of intrastate commerce.The secretary of Education would be required to notify schools of the act and within two years issue a report to the General Assembly outlining the number of schools electing to offer Pennsylvania milk, approximate consumption rates and actions taken by the Commonwealth to promote the availability of whole and reduced fat milk.Finally, the bill also would require the attorney general to bring a civil action against the federal government to recover funds withheld from schools taking action under this act. The measure would expire if amendments to or repeals of federal laws result in the availability of whole or reduced fat (2%) milk in the state’s schools.The bill now goes to the Senate for consideration.
The PA Department of Health reports, there have been 44,441 Covid 19 deaths in the state to date. Deaths in the Black Forest Broadcasting Service area to date are mostly holding steady.