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…Crimestoppers helping area state police investigate cases….DUI charges pending against driver of Toyocar van container…Corruption of minors investigated in Elk County…Group of lawmakers pressure Education official to resign over gender theory curriculum…..


Pennsylvania Crimestoppers are helping a couple of area state police departments in an effort to solve crimes.Troopers at  Lewis Run Barracks are investigating a stolen dark blue 2005 Ford Explorer Sport Trac (PA plate ZSG1015) that was taken from the owner’s driveway at 3051 Kings Run Road, Ceres Township, McKean County sometime between 05/08/2022 – 05/09/2022. No identifying markings but all of the windows are tinted. Anyone with information is asked to contact state police at 814.368.9230.

State Police at Ridgway Barracks are investigating a burglary at a camp located at 1069 Montmorenci Road, Ridgway Township, Elk County that occurred sometime between 04/16/2022 – 06/10/2022. . Theives entered a camp stole the following: – 12 gauge Benelli shotgun, camouflage coloring, unknown serial number – 30-30 Winchester lever action rifle, unknown serial number – .32 gauge revolver, unknown make, model, serial number – $200 in coins in a purple Crown Royal velvet bag. Anyone with information about either crime is asked to please contact state police at Ridgway at 814-776-6136. TipsterSmay also  anonymously contact the Pennsylvania Crime Stoppers Toll Free at 1-800-4PA-TIPS (8477) or online at https://www.p3tips.com/tipform.aspx?ID=107 about either crime.

Tioga County

Troopers at Mansfield did not release the name of a DUI suspect they stopped on Route 660 at about 1:30 am July 31. Authorities claim the suspect was driving a 2019 Toyocar van container trailer under the influence of alcohol.

Elk County

State police at Ridgway are investigating a corruption of minors allegedly taking place early Thursday on Sheeley Road in Fox Township. No details were released.


Rep. Stephanie Borowicz (R-Clinton) and 20 state House Republican lawmakers are officially calling for acting Pennsylvania Education Secretary Eric Hagarty’s resignation unless he takes immediate action to reverse Gender Theory Student Indoctrination from taking hold in K-12 public schools.

 Touted as a resource for educators, the Department of Education’s “Gender Identity” web page defines “binary gender” as the “faulty concept” that there are “only two genders: male and female.”

The education department’s gender identity web page also includes a lesson guide for teachers to host a “gender-neutral day” in their classrooms for grades 3-12.  The guide specifies that as part of the activity, students should pick two to three ways they will reject gender stereotypes for the day, and the teacher should make specific commitments to challenge gender norms in the classroom.

Another section on the education department website, titled “Creating Gender-Inclusive Schools and Classrooms,” includes a tutorial on “preferred gender-neutral personal pronouns” and instructs teachers to ask before making false assumptions about someone’s gender identity.

In addition to Borowicz, Gleim, Lewis and Rowe, the following lawmakers also support this “Reform or Resign Ultimatum” for acting Education Secretary Hagarty:

  • Rep. Mike Armanini (R-Elk)

  • Rep. Aaron Bernstine (R-Butler)

  • Rep. Jim Cox (R-Berks)

  • Rep. Russ Diamond (R-Lebanon)

  • Rep. Joe Hamm (R-Lycoming)

  • Rep. Mike Jones (R-York)

  • Rep. Dawn Keefer (R-York)

  • Rep. Rob Kauffman (R-Franklin)

  • Rep. David Maloney (R-Berks)

  • Rep. Daryl Metcalfe (R-Butler)

  • Rep. Kathy Rapp (R-Warren)

  • Rep. Leslie Rossi (R-Westmoreland)

  • Rep. Frank Ryan (R-Lebanon)

  • Rep. Paul Schemel (R-Franklin)

  • Rep. Brian Smith (R-Jefferson)

  • Rep. Perry Stambaugh (R-Perry)

  • Rep. David Zimmerman (R-Lancaster)