….Rew woman arrested for trespassing, theft in Corydon Township investigated…identity theft in Elk County probed….DCNR gears up for foliage reports….

A 26 year old Rew woman was arrested for defiant criminal trespass in Keating Township last Friday. State police at Lewis Run responded to a domestic violence incident on the Northland Road and found that the suspect had trespassed on property belonging to a 56 year old Rew man.

A theft occurring Tuesday afternoon on West Washington Street in Corydon Township. Troopers did not indicate what was stolen from a 39 year old man but anyone who  has information, should call the barracks at 814.368.9230.

An identity theft in Ridgway Township is being investigated by state police at Ridgway. Again, state police refused to release details but say a 68 year old Ridgway woman was victimized through an email scam.

Highlighting some of the world’s most beautiful and diverse fall foliage, the Pennsylvania Department of Conservation and Natural Resources (DCNR) again is making its experts available to serve as regional advisers, offering tips and resources to help residents and visitors experience a colorful autumn in a variety of ways across the commonwealth.Beginning Thursday September 29, weekly fall foliage reports can be found on the DCNR website. The report will be updated every Thursday. Fall foliage typically peaks for several weeks throughout October across Pennsylvania. Visitors can get suggestions about the best spots to view fall foliage on the Penn’s Woods Fall Foliage story map and on the Pennsylvania Tourism Office website.

Foliage viewers are encouraged  to check out one of DCNR’s 121 state parks and more than 2.2 million acres of state forestland for some of the best views, recreation trails and park experiences. State foresters and park personnel are also available to recommend the best times and locations to experience the beautiful vistas of the season.

Pennsylvania also boasts an abundance of great festivals, pick-your-own farms, and unrivaled haunted attractions that make the state the obvious choice for autumn, to pair with fall foliage viewing. These tourist activities help fuel Pennsylvania’s economy, with approximately 200 million travelers injecting about $45 billion into Pennsylvania’s economy. Tourism generates more than $5 billion in tax revenues and is responsible for more than 500,000 jobs related to or benefitting from tourism.

Regional forestry experts can discuss the physiology of fall foliage color, as well as the projected outlook for fall foliage in their region of Pennsylvania. State experts include:

Northeast Pennsylvania

Austin Noguera, forester: Pinchot Forest District, North Abington Township

Northwest Pennsylvania

Cecile Stelter, district forester: Cornplanter State Forest District, Warren

Southeast Pennsylvania

Rick Hartlieb, assistant district forester: William Penn State Forest District, Elverson

Southcentral Pennsylvania

Ryan Reed, natural resource program specialist, Harrisburg

Southwest Pennsylvania

Rachael Mahony, environmental education specialist Laughlintown

Northcentral Pennsylvania

Chris Firestone, wild plant program manager: Tioga State Forest District, Wellsboro

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