Dept. of Agriculture inviting project proposals. See story below.

….Elk County man arrested for vandalizing own truck….Charges filed against both drivers in road rage incident….car & motorcycle collision investigated in Elk County….Emporium man jailed for violating PFA….Department of Agriculture is accepting project proposals…..

Elk County

State police at Ridgway arrested a 54 year old Ridgway man for DUI after being called to Empire Drive on the afternoon of June 28 on a report of a man yelling and throwing rocks at his own 2017 Ford F-150XLT. The suspect, whose name was not released, was stopped as he was trying to leave the area. He has was taken into custody and charged with DUI, and fleeing and eluding.

A road rage incident on Dutch Hollow Road in Jones Township Friday night was investigated by state

police. Troopers filed disorderly conduct charges  against both drivers, an 18 year old St. Marys man and a 51 year old Wilcox man.

Both St. Marys drivers escaped injury in a rear end collision Friday evening in Fox Township. Troopers said the collision occurred when 18  year old Conner Straub  failed to stop at a properly posted stop sign and his GMC Acadia hit the rear quarter panel of a Subaru XV CrossTrex driven by 87 year old Edward Kuntz. Straub was cited for failing to obey stop and yield signs.

Another St. Marys driver has been cited for making an improper left turn with her MiniCooper causing a head-on collision in Fox Township Monday. State police report 19 year old Mary Cerroni was turning left from Route 948 onto Skyline drive and hit a Harley Davidson Softail operated by David Hasselman of Kersey. Hassleman declined treatment for minor injuries. Cerroni and her passengers Brooke Bauer and Gina Carnovale, both  of St. Marys  were not hurt.

Drug possession are pending against a 30 year old Ridgway woman who was a passenger in a vehicle troopers stopped on the Boot Jack Road in Ridgway Township Sunday afternoon. Police said they discovered the suspect was in possession of a small amount of marijuana and paraphernalia.

Cameron County

A 31 year old Emporium man has been jailed in lieu of $10,000 bail after being arraigned on charges of violating a Protection from Abuse Order on the morning of July 4th on the Sizerville Road in Shippen Township. Police allege Shayne Sage violated the order placed on behalf of a 31 year old Emporium woman.

Tioga County

State police at Mansfield report after conducting a Sobriety Checkpoint over the July 4th holiday weekend they issued 38 citations and 21 warnings.

The state Department of Agriculture is calling for proposals for projects designed to expand sales of Pennsylvania agricultural products. The department will award up to $303,000 in matching funds to PA nonprofits to reimburse up to 50% of costs for promotional and educational projects intended to increase consumer awareness and sales or grow export markets.

Grants will be awarded to PA nonprofit agricultural promotion and marketing organizations. In 2021, the department awarded $300,000 to 16 non-profits for projects ranging from festivals and tourism events, to regional buy-local campaigns and statewide promotions of PA products. Eligible projects in 2022 can promote anything from wine to wool, hardwoods to honey, fruit, vegetables, herbs, meat, poultry or dairy ─ any agricultural product produced in PA.

Complete guidelines for the Pennsylvania Agricultural Product Promotion, Education and Export Promotion Matching Grant Program are in the Pennsylvania Bulletin.

Grant applications must be submitted online through the PA Department of Community and Economic Development Electronic Single Application. Applications can be submitted beginning July 5, 2022 and are due by at 5:00 PM on Friday, August 5, 2022.

Potential applicants with questions about eligibility should contact Grants Coordinator Morgan Sheffield at 717.787.3568 or