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Thursday, April 30, 2009

Recap Of Today's News From Gerri

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A couple of area residents were sentenced yesterday in Potter County Court.

Kevin Jensen, 19 of Tioga was ordered to spend 4 to 23-1/2 months in jail and to perform 25 hours of community service for simple assault and escape. According to Potter County DA Dawn Fink, last September 4, Jensen and Ryan Penner went to a victim’s home on Dwight Street in Coudersport and repeatedly punched and kicked him when he opened the door and then took off on foot. Jensen was located on Ross Street by Coudersport Borough police.

Dustin Rinehart ,21 of Galeton, was ordered to spend 23-1/2months on probation concurrently on theft and receiving stolen property. He was arrested in November 2006 when Kevin Miller informed Sweden Township police that while Rinehart was living at his home on the A Frame Road, he took checks from him; forged his name and purchased some $430 worth of items at the Acorn Market in Galeton. Rinehart was ordered to undergo drug and alcohol evaluation and to comply with treatment recommendations also ordered to perform 25 hours of community service to Potter County.

Mansfield-based state police made several drug arrests yesterday with the help of K9 Ellie at various locations along Route 15. The dog successfully sniffed out several items containing pot and/or related paraphernalia. As a result, charges are being filed against 31 year old Justin Pfeiffer of Athens, GA; 31 year old Anjela Wilcox and 24 year old Aaron Radford, both of Painted Post, NY; and 26 year old Mark Langdon of Spencerport, NY for possession of drugs and paraphernalia.

An Eldred man has been charged with harassment following an incident allegedly taking place Wednesday afternoon at a residence on Mechanic Street in that town. According to Kane-based state police, a verbal argument between 21 year old Ronald Lawton and 33 year old Joseph Rivera escalated and Lawton reportedly pushed Rivera down and hit him in the head with his fist multiple times.

Troopers at Kane are also probing a hit and run occurring at 7:10 pm Tuesday on Route 6 in Hamlin Township. An unknown westbound vehicle drifted off the road and struck a legally parked 1999 Chevrolet Monte Carlo. The driver fled the scene without stopping to provide information to the owner or police.

The theft of a lawn ornament from along Ashley Hill Road in Sullivan Township overnight last Friday is being probed by state police at Mansfield. Thieves made off with a 5 foot tall wooden carved bear statute located along the driveway at the home of Karl Schatz.

Troopers are also looking for a silver BMW whose driver failed to pay for gasoline at the Lawrenceville Kwik Fill Saturday night. The driver pumped almost 167 gallons of fuel at around 11:00 pm and then took off without paying for it.

And, police say another driver was apparently absent-minded when driving away from the Exxon Station just east of the Route 15 on ramp in Richmond Township Tuesday evening. State police were alerted that an unknown male had put almost $28 worth of gas into his white Ford Escape. Troopers spotted the SUV and pulled the driver over who related he had forgotten to pay for the fuel. Store personnel refused to prosecute when he returned and paid the bill.

The local economic effects of new gas and oil drilling regulations being proposed by the US Forest Service in the Allegheny National Forest will be the topic of a public hearing Friday in Warren. Rep. Martin Causer (R-McKean, Potter & Cameron), who will be co-hosting the House Republican Policy Committee hearing, along with Kathy Rapp (R-Warren/Forest/McKean) said the event will gather essential information on the negative effects federal drilling regulations could have on businesses, jobs and the local economy. Causer said the public hearing will be held at 10:00 AM on Friday at the Warren Holiday Inn. More news....



Anonymous said...

While the article referred to the "gathering of information re: negative effects of federal regulations on oil/gas drilling", what federal agencies will be represented to inform the public of these negative effects? No names are mentioned as to who these speakers are or their credentials. What about the favors being done the public by state regulations? Haven't state regulatory bodies also been mentioned as ways lawmakers sometimes drive businesses away? Is there any way John Q. Public can express positive ideas to lure companies to set up business IN PA? Sometimes voting for wanna-be individuals who have seemingly great ideas in mind but no plan to implement them, just isn't enough! Tongue-in-cheek off the cuff answers won't turn our state and local economies around. What will?

Anonymous said...

WOW 167 Gallons of gas in a BMW. was this a Semi?

Anonymous said...

I think it was suppose to be 16.7 why you wouldn't just say 17 is beyond me.