Ag Secretary Redding opened 2023 Farm Show Saturday. See story below.

….Ridgway police make several drug arrests….Two Mainsburg residents arrested for assault….Criminal mischief in Ward Township probed…Ag Secretary opens Farm, Show in Harrisburg….

Today’s Podcast:

State police at Ridgway made several drug arrests recently. A 30 year old St. Marys man was arrested December 9 for drug possession after his vehicle was seized for a probation violation. Troopers claim a search of the vehicle yielded illegal narcotics and paraphernalia. His name was not released. Troopers arrested a 23 year old Kersey man for  DUI after stopping his 1996 Ford F-150 XLT on the Toby Road December 10. Authorities say the man whose name was withheld  was in possession of and under the influence of a controlled substance. Jacob Disshon,20,of Sheffield was arrested for DUI when he was stopped on Montmorenci Avenue in Ridgway last Wednesday. Police allege Disshon was driving his 2013 Subaru under the influence of drugs.

Tioga County

Both Mainsburg men involved in an altercation last Wednesday in Sullivan Township have been cited for physical harassment. State police claim a 76 year old man and a 58 year old man man assaulted each other just before 5:00pm at 318 Robbins Road.

A criminal mischief on River Road in Ward Township is being investigated by state police at Mansfield. Vandals damaged a large black mailbox belonging to 87 year old James Garges of Blossburg. The mailbox is valued at $75.


Agriculture Secretary Russell Redding opened the 2023 Pennsylvania Farm Show Saturday, celebrating the industry that feeds and fuels Pennsylvania, its strong roots, and striking progress with the theme, Rooted in Progress.America’s largest indoor celebration of agriculture, and Pennsylvania State Fair™ – the PA Farm Show celebrates the industry that feeds Pennsylvania’s economy $132.5 billion annually and supports 593,000 jobs.

New PA Farm Show Competition Highlights Direct Farm-To-Consumer Marketing Campaigns.PA businesses that market direct to consumers entered their websites, marketing brochures, and social media in the new PA Farm Show Agriculture Marketing Contest to earn cash and recognition at the Pennsylvania State Fair. First place winner is from the region. The Painterland Sisters of Tioga County earned the first place for the brochure category. Rock Haven Family Farms, Lancaster County, placed first in the market website category. Baken Creek Farm LLC, Perry County, earned first place in the social media category. The Pennsylvania Farm Show is the Pennsylvania State Fair® and the nation’s largest indoor agricultural event, featuring 12,000 competitive exhibits, nearly 6,000 animals, and 275 commercial exhibitors. The show runs from January 7 through 14. Admission is free and parking is $15 in Farm Show lots. The Pennsylvania Farm Show Complex and Expo Center is easily accessible from Interstates 81 and 83.