Ulysses man accused of threatening Genesee resident….Belmont woman arrested for burglarizing Harrison Township home….Emporium motorcyclist slightly hurt in accident…..Residents reminded of summer food programs…..Health department updates Covid-19 death totals….
A 44 year old Ulysses man has been arrested for using threatening language for an incident taking place just after 10 am June 2 at 405 North Street in that town. Troopers claim the suspect whose name is being withheld, allegedly threatened to harm a 45 year old Genesee man and his family.
State police at Coudersport arrested a 39 year old Belmont woman for burglarizing a house on Route 49 in Harrison Township a few minutes before noon Wednesday. Troopers allege the suspect, whose name is being withheld, illegally entered a garage owned by a 35 year old Harrison Valley and damaged a bathroom. She was remanded to the Tioga County Jail in lieu of $5,000 straight bail.
Minor injuries were reported for an Emporium motorcyclist following an accident Wednesday night in Shippen Township. State police report Dustin Goss lost control of his Honda while going west. The bike slid about 190 feet before coming to rest north off Route 120. Goss was not wearing a helmet and declined treatment for minor injuries.
The Pennsylvania Departments of Agriculture and Education is reminding Pennsylvanians to take advantage of the many summer food assistance programs for students and caretakers across the commonwealth. State and local options are available to Pennsylvania families facing food insecurity this summer.
According to 2019 food insecurity data provided by Feeding America, 10.6% of Pennsylvanians — or 1,353,730 people — did not always know where their next meal was coming from. That number included 383,500 children, 14.6% of all children in the state. When school-based meals end with the school year, addressing child food insecurity can become an even greater challenge. Some area schools are providing summer meals and the S.W. Smith Library in Port Allegany is offering daily snacks for children 18 and younger through August 23.
Options for Pennsylvania caretakers and children experiencing food insecurity include:
The Seamless Summer Option, which provides nutritious meals to children when school is not in session.
The Summer Food Service Program for children participating in enrichment, recreational, or activity programs over the summer.
Many food banks have backpack programs available during both the school year and summer months. Food banks and food pantries can be found using this map.
The WIC and Senior Farmers Market Nutrition Programs which provide vouchers to qualifying individuals to be spent at participating farmers markets in the commonwealth.
The Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, known as SNAP, provides benefits to purchase food at grocery stores and supermarkets.
The Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children (WIC) provides vouchers to be redeemed at grocery stores for specific food items.
The Emergency Food Assistance and State Food Purchase programs, which recently expanded assistance eligibility for Pennsylvanians facing food insecurity.
Seniors and seniors taking care of children also may be eligible for the following:
The Pennsylvania Senior Food Box Program, which provides eligible seniors with a monthly box of food to supplement regular groceries, the box can be delivered by DoorDash in select areasOpens In A New Window.
Congregate and home-delivered meals available to Pennsylvanians 60 years of age or older. Meals are directly delivered to eligible individuals’ homes through County Area Agencies on Aging.
Learn more about the Wolf Administration’s commitment to reduce food insecurity in Pennsylvania at agriculture.pa.gov/foodsecurity.
The PA Department of Health has issued a weekly update on the number of Covid-19 deaths in Pennsylvania. There have been 45,413 deaths, up 167 for the week. There were a couple of deaths in the Black Forest Broadcasting Service area. The totals are:
McKean 145 (+2)
Tioga 196 (+2)