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ID theft probed in Emporium…..St. Marys man arrested in connection to road rage….Sabinsville man unharmed when pick up bursts into flames….DCNR announces plans to enhance Ridge Environmental Center on Preque Isle….

Troopers at Emporium are investigating another ID theft. Someone illegally used personal information belonging to a 60 year old Emporium woman to apply for unemployment benefits on April 6.

A tractor trailer operator escaped injury Monday morning when his rig overturned on the Bucktail Trail in Gibson Township, Cameron County. According to Emporium based state police said Marvin Herr of Turbotville was going east when his Peterbilt overturned while making a left turn. Herr was cited for speeding.

A St. Marys man was arrested for disorderly conduct Wednesday afternoon in Fox Township, Elk County. State police say they were called to a home on Beaver Drive for an altercation between 45 year old Edward Sternberg and 26  year old Kelsea Carlson of Ridgway stemming from a road rage incident.

Drug possession charges have been filed against a 21 year old Gifford resident by state police at Lewis Run. Troopers allege when they stopped the unidentified suspect for traffic violations on Route 219 in Lafayette Township Tuesday afternoon, they found him in possession of a controlled substance and related items.

No injuries were reported for a Sabinsville man whose pick up truck was destroyed by fire on the evening of April 6. According to Coudersport based state police, Gerald Brumback was traveling south on the Little Phoenix Road in Pike Township just after 8:00 pm when he noticed flames coming from the undercarriage of his 1987 Ford Supercab. He immediately pulled to the side of the road and tried to extinguish the fire with water from a nearby creek but was unsuccessful and the truck sustained severe damage.

Department of Conservation and Natural Resources (DCNR) Secretary Cindy Adams Dunn yesterday joined former Governor Tom Ridge to announce plans to enhance the visitor experience at the Tom Ridge Environmental Center (TREC) housed within Presque Isle State Park.

DCNR and the TREC Foundation are partnering with Ideum, a company that designs interactive exhibits and creates integrated hardware products, to help better engage visitors to the park’s main hub. Plans include using the center’s facilities to implement new interactive exhibits that explore the connections between Presque Isle, Lake Erie, and the Great Lakes, and the relationship to water flow, fishing, agriculture, climate change and more.

TREC is an educational center dedicated to teaching visitors about the unique 3,200 acres of Presque Isle and the many different forms of life that inhabit the peninsula. TREC also serves as a center for research — contributing to conservation efforts and promoting environmental awareness, helping to preserve the unparalleled beauty of Presque Isle, the site of Pennsylvania’s only seashore.

The plans for the improvements to TREC’s exhibits were a result of collaboration between DCNR, the TREC Foundation and community stakeholders seeking to maximize the impact the center has on its visitors, with the goal of enhancing environmental knowledge to create new nature enthusiasts, naturalists, and conservationists.

For more information about the Tom Ridge Environmental Center visit DCNR’s website.

Visit DCNR’s website to learn more about Presque Isle State Park.

The PA Department of Health reports, there have been 44,464 (+18) Covid 19 deaths in the state to date. Deaths  in the Black Forest Broadcasting Service area  to date are mostly  holding steady.

Cameron 20

Elk 101 McKean 138

Potter 92

Tioga 192

All 154

Cat 221