Theft of truck tire rim and chain saw investigated in Ridgway…Duncannon driver allegedly found in possession of controlled substance….PA Voters reminded they have until May 9 to return mail-in or absentee ballots….

Elk County

State police at Ridgway are investigating a theft in Fox Township Sunday afternoon. A Craftmaster tire on a silver truck rim valued at $150 and a Stihl MS271 chain saw with a 20 inch bar containing the words, “Farm Boss” valued at $500 were taken from the front yard of a residence on Brandy Camp Road.

McKean County

A Duncannon, PA driver is facing drug possession charges in McKean County after he was pulled over for traffic violations on Route 219  Saturday evening in Lafayette Township. Troopers claim the suspect, whose name was withheld, was found to be in possession of a controlled substance.

Acting Secretary of the Commonwealth Al Schmidt reminds Pennsylvanians they can apply for, complete, and return their mail ballot in-person in one visit to their county board of elections office until 5 p.m. May 9. “Voters can ensure their voices are heard by requesting, completing, and returning their mail-in or absentee ballot in a single stop at their county board of elections office,” Schmidt said. “This provides eligible Pennsylvanians with another convenient option for casting their ballot.”

Once a county has finalized and printed absentee and mail-in ballots, voters can go to their county elections office or satellite office and request a mail-in or absentee ballot application. County election officials will first verify the voter’s eligibility, which will include checking proper identification. Election officials will then provide the voter with a ballot, which they can complete and return on the spot.

Voters should read all instructions carefully and follow these steps to ensure their ballot is counted:

    Enclose the mail ballot in the inner security envelope marked “official election ballot” and seal it.

    Seal the inner security envelope in the pre-addressed outer envelope.

    Sign and put the current date on the voter’s declaration on the outer envelope.

Voted mail ballots must be received by a voter’s county board of elections by 8 p.m. May 16, Primary Election Day. To date, more than 660,000 Pennsylvanians have applied for a mail-in ballot and more than 53,000 Pennsylvanians have applied for an absentee ballot to vote in the primary.

In Pennsylvania, voters also have the option of voting in person at their polling place on Primary Day if they have not already submitted a mail ballot. Polls will be open from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. May 16. The deadline to register to vote was this past Monday.

Only voters registered as Democrats or Republicans will select nominees in the primary to represent their party in the Nov. 7 general election. However, all registered voters, regardless of party affiliation, will be able to vote May 16 on any local ballot questions and in special elections in the    108th Legislative District for state representative in parts of Montour and Northumberland counties, and    163rd Legislative District for state representative in parts of Delaware County.  For more information on voting and elections, visit or call the Department of State’s year-round hotline, 1-877-VOTESPA (1-877-868-3772), which offers information and interpretation services in more than 200 languages.