Vandalism on Weimer Field. Photo by David Shalkowski
Roulette vandals facing consequences….Down state man hurt in ATV collision in Ulysses Township…Potter County couple arrested for assaulting each other…Ohio woman hurt in ATV accident in Cameron County….DEP to hold webinar for grant applications….
Sweden Township police are thanking everyone who provided calls, texts, and tips which led to the identity of the vandals who damaged Weimer Field in Roulette Sunday. According to Police Chief Bryan Phelps the vandals and their parents were interviewed and are “being dealt with.” Since the young criminals are juveniles, their names are not being released.
Minor injuries were reported for a Mohrsville, PA man following an ATV collision in Ulysses Township Saturday afternoon. According to state police, Jacob Lesher was going west on Bailey Hill Road and drove his Honda Rubicon into the back of a Polaris Sportsman 500 operated by Bella Fair of Bethel, PA which was parked on the right side of the road. The impact caused Lesher’s machine to roll over. Both operators were wearing helmets. Lesher was taken by ambulance to UPMC Cole for treatment of minor injuries. Fair was not hurt.
State police at Coudersport have charged a 43 year old Austin woman and a 49 year old Shinglehouse man with assault with a weapon. Troopers claim the suspects got into an argument during the early morning of August 12 which turned physical with the woman hitting the man and a house with her 2008 Dodge Charger. Both suspects were taken into custody. Additional victims were listed as being from Yorktown, VA, Batavia, NY, Shinglehouse and Frewsburg, NY.
A Medford, NY driver escaped injury in a one-vehicle mishap Friday morning in Portage Township. State police say Dennis Hernandez was going south on Ridge Road when his Dodge Ram 2500 went off the road and hit a tree and an embankment. Police said Hernandez was using a seatbelt.
DUI charges are pending against a 58 year old Shinglehouse man according to Coudersport state police. The suspect was pulled over on Pump Station Road in Oswayo Township Saturday night.
A Lakewood Ohio woman was taken to UPMC Williamsport for treatment of injuries she suffered in an ATV accident Saturday afternoon in Lumber Township, Cameron County. Troopers said Alyssa Parziale, was traveling east on the Portable Road when the inexperienced operator veered off the road and her 2020 Can-Am Outlander entered a ditch. Her passenger, Michelle Smith of Girard, PA was not hurt. Both were using motorcycle helmets.
Mansfield state police have cited a Westfield woman for failing to have vehicle insurance after a car/deer encounter on Shin Hollow Road in Gaines Township Friday afternoon. Candace Freeman swerved her 2018 Ford Escape to avoid a deer in her lane. The car went off the right side of the road and collided with a utility pole. Freeman was wearing a seatbelt and was not hurt.
The Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) will host a live webinar in September to discuss the application process for its nearly $900,000 in available grant funding for environmental education projects.
The webinar, which will be held from 12:00 PM to 1:30 PM Tuesday, September 27, 2022, is free but registration is required.
Environmental Education Grants are available to schools, colleges, nonprofit community and environmental organizations, county conservation districts, and businesses.
Funding is provided for environmental education projects that address water, climate change and/or engage persons living and/or working within environmental justice areas. Previously funded projects have established successful community partnerships and reached audiences through a variety of activities ranging from tours and workshops to hands-on field experiences and action projects while addressing topics such as stream and air quality monitoring, wetlands restoration, watershed stewardship, energy conservation, and solar and other renewable resources. For more project examples, see the list of 2022 EE Grant Awards.
Projects with a local focus may receive up to $5,000 and regional or statewide initiatives may receive up to $30,000. Projects that engage students and teachers at three levels, local, state, and national, may be awarded up to $85,000.
Electronic applications must be submitted through the Keystone Login (first-time users will need to register). This grant round has an application deadline of Friday, December 9, 2022, by 4:59 PM. Instructions are available at Environmental Education Grants.
The Environmental Education Grants program was established by the Environmental Education Act of 1993, which mandates setting aside 5% of the pollution fines and penalties DEP collects annually for environmental education in Pennsylvania. Since the program began, more than 2,100 projects, totaling over $12 million, have been awarded grant funds.
Monday’s high, 75; Overnight low, 62; .28” of rain