Grants being accepted for snowmobile and ATV projects. See story below.

Waste disposal truck  collides with pick up in Elk County….Hit and run investigated in St. Marys…Theft by deception probed in Cameron County….DCNR now accepting applications for snowmobile and atv projects…

Elk County

No one was hurt when a waste disposal truck and pick up collided in Benezette Township Friday morning. State police said the collision occurred when Blaine Mottern, Jr. who was driving a waste disposal truck failed to yield at a stop sign on Pine Street due to a waste bucket the truck was carrying blocking his view when he attempted to turn left onto 2nd Street. The impact caused disabling damage to Richard Warmbrodt’s Dodge Dakota.

Ridgway state police investigated a hit and run Thursday afternoon on the Million Dollar Highway in Fox Township. Troopers explained an unknown vehicle tried to pull into the left lane and tapped the front fender on a 2010 Dodge Avenger driven by a 17 year old Kersey driver but kept going.

Cameron County

Emporium state police are investigating a theft by deception Friday night on old West Creek Road in Shippen Township. A thief used a $50  reloadable prepaid Walmart debit card belonging to a 32 year old Emporium man without his permission.

Troopers at Emporium are investigating a drug possession case. A 24 year old St. Marys man, whose name was withheld, was pulled over on Route 120 early Saturday morning for multiple traffic violations and after a consent search, police claim they found marijuana and drug paraphernalia.

Tioga County

A criminal mischief in Tioga Township is being investigated by state police  at Mansfield. Someone fired a shot at a 2002 Freightlinger Sprinter while it was parked on Route 287 during the month of January.


The  Department of Conservation and Natural Resources announces the department is now accepting

applications for grants to aid snowmobile- and all-terrain vehicle-related projects. Applications will be accepted through Friday, March 31. Applications only will be accepted electronically through DCNR’s online grant application system. Proposed projects eligible for these grants include planning, land acquisition, development, rehabilitation, purchase of equipment for maintenance and construction, and development of educational programs related to snowmobile and ATV trails and facilities. Eligible applicants include municipalities, nonprofit organizations, and for-profit organizations in Pennsylvania.No match is required for this funding, but applications providing match will be given additional consideration. Funding for these grants comes from the ATV and Snowmobile Restricted Accounts, which are funded through registration fees that riders pay.With a few limited exceptions, all snowmobiles and ATVs in Pennsylvania must have a registration issued by DCNR. Statewide, Pennsylvania has nearly 38,000 active snowmobiles registered and nearly 275,000 ATVs. DCNR offers two grant rounds annually for ATV and snowmobile projects. Last year, these grants supported 10 projects totaling more than $1.1 million. For more information on motorized recreation opportunities in Pennsylvania, visit DCNR’s snowmobiling and ATV riding web pages.

SHINGLEHOUSE, Pa.—Dennis E. Estes, 54, a lifelong resident of Shinglehouse, passed away with his brother, Doug, and his friend, Bob, by his side on Thursday, February 2, 2023, in UPMC Susquehanna, Williamsport, after a long illness.Born on Friday, July 5, 1968 in Olean, N.Y., he was a son of Richard R. “Dick” and Barbara M. Loudenslager Estes.He was a graduate of Oswayo Valley High School, Class of 1986, in Shinglehouse. Dennis served honorably in the US Army. During his lifetime he was employed as a logger, owned and operated a construction business, and also was a truck driver until he became ill.Dennis was an extremely social person. He was the life of the party, always having a story and a joke to tell. Surviving are a son, Mason R. (Britany Matz) Estes of Concordia, Kansas; a daughter, Taylor M. Hurrle of Eldred; two brothers, Douglas R. (Bonita) Estes of Shinglehouse and Daniel A. (Sabrina) Estes of Rincon, Georgia; several nieces and nephews; and many friends, including Robert “Bob” Austin of Shinglehouse, who helped care for Dennis in his failing health. In addition to his parents, Dennis was predeceased by two brothers, David E. Estes and Donald R. “Donny” Estes. In keeping with Dennis’s wishes, there will be no public visitation or funeral services.In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Shinglehouse Volunteer Fire Department, PO Box 475, Shinglehouse, PA 16748 or to the Shinglehouse Volunteer Ambulance Association, PO Box 98, Shinglehouse, PA 16748.Dennis’s family has entrusted his care and cremation arrangements to Kevin J. Dusenbury, funeral director/owner of the Virgil L. Howard Funeral Home, Shinglehouse. To express condolences, light a candle or share a fond memory of Dennis, please visit or the Virgil L. Howard Funeral Home Facebook page.

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Monday’s high, 39; Overnight low,20