Three adolescents photographed vandalizing Genesee Park….St. Marys woman arrested for shoplifting…..Mill Hall woman accused of posting unwanted photos on social media….Sabinsville man suspected of gun violation…Causer’s orphan well legislation now law…..
Three adolescent boys were caught on surveillance cameras vandalizing the Genesee Community Park. The boys damaged a light bulb, light bulb outlet and shelf bracket in a pavilion at around 5:15 pm July 8. Estimated damage was $39.99. Anyone with information is asked to call state police at the Coudersport barracks 814.274.8690.
State police at Ridgway are charging a St. Marys woman with retail theft. Troopers claim 30 year old Stevie Mann stole merchandise from the St. Marys Walmart on July 2 and charges have been filed in district court.
A Mill Hall woman has been charged with harassment by communication by state police at Mansfield. Troopers claim 37 year old Roxanne Barton posted revealing photos of 25 year old Logan McGovern of Liberty, PA on social media without his permission on July 13.
Mansfield based state police have arrested 32 year old Zachary Barber of Sabinsville for a firearms violation. Troopers claim when they responded to a harassment at 46 Stiles Road in Clymer Township on the afternoon of June 17, they found Barber as a convicted felon and is not allowed to be in possessi9on of a gun.
Legislation that will help increase the number of orphan wells being plugged in the Commonwealth is now law, according to Rep. Martin Causer (R-Cameron/McKean/Potter), prime sponsor of the measure.“Pennsylvania has at least 200,000 orphan wells, and some years the Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) is plugging as few as five,” Causer said. “This law gives us the chance to actually put a dent in this problem by using federal infrastructure money to accelerate our well-plugging efforts, benefiting both the environment and our communities.”Act 96 of 2022 requires DEP to use a portion of new federal funding to create a grant program to support experienced well-plugging companies that work to maximize the volume of orphan wells being plugged in the Commonwealth. Grants of $10,000 will be awarded for plugging wells of 3,000 feet or less in depth, and grants of $20,000 will be awarded for plugging wells more than 3,000 feet deep. Under the law, DEP is required to list wells eligible for plugging under the program. A well plugger will be eligible for funding if he or she has drilled 10 or more wells or plugged 10 or more wells in the state in accordance with oil and gas laws, or can demonstrate access to the equipment, materials, resources and services to plug wells in accordance with the law. The law also will provide predictability for conventional well bonding amounts and make clear only the General Assembly may adjust these amounts for a period of 10 years.The law takes effect immediately.