…Nominations being accepted for annual “Do 6: awards….Applications for PSP youth camp….Newcastle woman arrested for DUI in Elk County…


The PA Route 6 Alliance is requesting nominations for their annual “Do 6” Awards recognizing individuals, groups, projects and communities that exemplify and advance the Alliance’s mission of protecting, preserving and promoting the scenic, cultural, historic and recreational resources across the 11-county corridor of PA Route 6.

Nominations may be submitted until June 1, 2023, by any individual or group through the online or printable form at www.paroute6.com/do-6-awards-nomination.  Award winners will be notified upon selection and awards will be presented at the PA Route 6 Annual Meeting and “Do 6” Awards on October 6th in Corry, PA.

Currently, nominations can be made in six categories:

LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD – Presented to a person or agency who exemplifies outstanding leadership and advances our mission through heritage development.

HERITAGE PARTNERSHIP AWARD – Presented to a group, person or organization that has demonstrated excellence in historic preservation, cultural preservation, interpretation, and/or education through cross-corridor thinking and interagency cooperation.

HERITAGE TOURISM AWARD – Presented to a business or project that furthers economic and tourism development while respecting the heritage and cultural resources of the PA Route 6 Corridor.

ARTISAN OF THE YEAR AWARD – Presented to an artist or artisan group that exemplifies the goals of the PA Route 6 Artisan Trail program showing regional thinking and cooperation while promoting the arts along the corridor.

HERITAGE LEADERSHIP AWARD – Presented to a person(s), business or organization for meaningful contributions and/or through partnerships, by enriching our communities through landscape initiatives or historic preservation.

HERITAGE COMMUNITY OF THE YEAR – Presented to the designated Heritage Community, who are embracing their Heritage Tourism Work Plans and implementing worthwhile projects and showing impacts and results.

2022 award winners included Erie Arts & Culture (Heritage Partnership); Lackawaxen River Trails (Heritage Tourism); Lisa Glover from Honesdale (Heritage Leadership); Impact Corry in Corry, PA (Heritage Community of the Year); Highlands Chocolates in Wellsboro (Artisan of the Year); and Dan Glotz from the Warren County Planning Commission (Lifetime Achievement).


The Pennsylvania State Police (PSP) in collaboration with the Pennsylvania National Guard and American Legion are seeking applicants for its annual youth camp. The “Elmer Hafer-American Legion-State Police-National Guard Youth Camp” will be held June 11-17, 2023, at Messiah University in Mechanicsburg, Cumberland County.

The six-day summer leadership camp is designed for teenagers, ages 15 to 17, interested in pursuing a career in law enforcement or the military. The camp, established in 1970 and formerly known as State Police Youth Week, works to improve the relationship between Pennsylvania’s youth and the law enforcement community. This year’s camp will mark the 51st camp held since its inception.

The week-long camp is staffed by members of the PSP, the Pennsylvania Army National Guard and the American Legion. During the camp, cadets work on team-building exercises, physical fitness training, classroom activities involving police and military careers and a marksmanship course. Cadets will also visit the PSP Academy in Hershey and Fort Indiantown Gap National Guard Training Center in Lebanon County. In addition, the camp offers three $1,000 scholarship awards at the conclusion of the week.

Anyone interested in applying for the camp must be between the ages of 15 and 17 prior to entering the camp and not reach the age of 18 during the camp. Cadets who have previously attended the camp are not eligible to apply again. Applicants are expected to have a good academic record, be physically fit and be in good health. Participants attend the camp at no cost, as their local American Legion post sponsors their attendance. Interested applicants can read more about the camp by visiting pa-legion. The application can be found by visiting the legion’s application page.

Furthermore, regional camp cadet programs are also hosted by state police personnel. The week-long camp cadet programs are for Pennsylvanians ages 11-15. To inquire about the availability of a camp cadet near you, contact your local troop community services officer.

Elk County

State police at Ridgway report the arrest of a 68 year New Castle woman for DUI Sunday afternoon in Jones Township. Troopers did not release the woman’s name but say she is suspected of driving her 2013 Kia Soul under the influence of a controlled substance.