Pennsylvania tree chosen for White House Christmas. See story below:
Two Potter County residents arrested for threatening school bus driver….Ulysses woman accused of theft…car/deer collisions investigated in two counties….Neighborhood dispute investigated by Lewis Run State police….Pennsylvania Tree will be featured in White House Christmas…..
Two Coudersport residents have been arrested for threatening physical contact to a bus driver. State police allege 39 year old Geromia Schoonover ran in front of a Muccio Busing Company school bus just after 7:00 am last Thursday on the Peet Brook Road in Allegany Township and shouted obscenities at the bus driver, 68 year old Dennis Bechtel of Port Allegany. He and 33 year old Kylie Schoonover then approached the bus doors and continued to argue and shout obscenities at the victim while there was a child on the bus. Then Kylie Scoonover contacted the Coudersport School District and threatened violence against Bechtel if nothing was done. Geromia Schoonover is charged with disorderly conduct, obstruction of highways, harassment and pedestrians crossing other than crosswalks. Kylie Scoonover is charged with harassment and disorderly conduct.
Coudersport state police have arrested 42 year old Lindsay Kibbe of Ulysses for theft. Troopers claim Kibbe advertised a Piledriver 390 Crossbow valued at $230 and a Brown Muddy Trail camera valued at $60 owned by William Shinn of Coudersport on Facebook. The items were located at Kibbe’s home and she has been charged with theft of movable property, and receiving stolen property.
A Williamsport man escaped injury in a car/deer collision October 3 in Roulette Township. Larry Pittenger was headed east on Route 6 near the Reed Run Road when the whitetail bounded onto the road in front of his Ford Escape.
A Wilcox driver escaped injury in a car/deer collision early Tuesday on Route 219 in Horton Township. Police report Adam Geibel was unable to avoid hitting the deer with hit 2012 Subaru Legacy.
A neighborhood dispute is being investigated by state police at Lewis Run. Troopers were called to Lewis Drive Sunday evening during an argument between a 51 year old Lewis Run woman and a 19 year old Lewis Run man.
A Fillmore, NY woman was arrested by state police at Lewis Run for drug possession last Friday evening. Officers claim when they stopped the suspect’s 2005 Volvo XC90 they found her in possession a controlled substance and related drug paraphernalia. Her name was withheld.
State police at Mansfield arrested 40 year old Heath Repard of Liberty for failing to obey traffic controlled devices after his Chevrolet Avalanche hit a pedestrian in the Mansfield Walmart Parking lot around noon time on September 26. Troopers explained Repard turned left as 64 year old Earnest Beck of Tioga was entering the parking lot from the front of the store and was in the middle of the designated pedestrian crossing area. Beck was knocked to the ground and was taken to UPMC Wellsboro for treatment of minor injuries.
Both Wellsboro residents involved in an argument last Wednesday in Charleston Township have been arrested for physical harassment. Antonio Cothran, 38 and 73 year old John Freligh will answer charges in district court.
A tree from Paul and Pam Shealer’s Evergreen Acres Tree Farm will grace the White House for the 2022 holidays. The Shealers’ Schulkill County farm won the 2020 PA Farm Show Christmas Tree Competition and went on become 2022 Grand Champion at the National Christmas Tree Association’s National Tree and Wreath Contest.
Pennsylvania growers produce one million of the nation’s most impressive Christmas trees every year.
An Evergreen Acres tree was selected for the Clinton White House after the Shealer family won the Pennsylvania and national contests in 2000. Evergreen Acres was again selected Grand Champion at the 2022 PA Farm Show with a Nordmann Fir. Find photos of Shealers’ 2020 and 2022 Pennsylvania Grand Champion trees and award-winning trees from other Pennsylvania tree farms at christmastrees.org/farm-show.
With more than 1,400 Christmas tree farms across the state, Pennsylvania ranks third in the nation. These tree farms cover nearly 31,000 acres and produce about one million cut trees each year. They are a renewable and recyclable resource.
With $1.9 million in sales, Schuylkill County ranked 4th in the state among 64 counties with tree farms and 25th in the U.S.
Learn more about Pennsylvania’s $132.5 billion agriculture industry at agriculture.pa.gov and the Pennsylvania Farm Show at farmshow.pa.gov.