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Hazardous Weather Outlook

Hazardous Weather Outlook
National Weather Service Cleveland OH
208 PM EDT Thu Apr 6 2017

Geauga-Ashtabula Inland-Southern Erie-Crawford-
208 PM EDT Thu Apr 6 2017


This Hazardous Weather Outlook is for northeast Ohio and northwest

.DAY ONE...This Afternoon and Tonight.

Please listen to NOAA Weather Radio or go to on the
Internet for more information about the following hazards.

   Winter Weather Advisory.

.DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN...Friday through Wednesday.

Please listen to NOAA Weather Radio or go to on the
Internet for more information about the following hazards.

   Winter Weather Advisory.


Spotter activation is not expected at this time.



Winter Weather Advisory

National Weather Service Cleveland OH
153 PM EDT Thu Apr 6 2017

Rain showers this evening will begin to mix with snow near sunset
and change over to all snow late this evening into tonight. The
heaviest snow will fall from 11 PM through 7 AM, with the greatest
accumulations expected across the higher terrain. The snow will
last a few hours longer across portions of Ashtabula County into
northwest Pennsylvania before ending. This will impact the
morning commute from Cuyahoga County eastward.

Geauga-Ashtabula Inland-Southern Erie-Crawford-
Including the cities of Chardon, Jefferson, Edinboro,
and Meadville
153 PM EDT Thu Apr 6 2017


The National Weather Service in Cleveland has issued a Winter
Weather Advisory for snow, which is in effect from 11 PM this
evening to 1 PM EDT Friday.

* Accumulations...3 to 7 inches of snow, with the greatest amounts
  in the higher terrain. Isolated higher amounts are possible on
  the ridges of inland Erie County.

* TIMING...Heaviest snow will fall from around 1 AM through 9 AM
  with additional snow showers lingering through the morning.

* IMPACTS...Heavy, wet snow combined with strong winds will lead
  to reduced visibilities and difficult travel. The morning
  commute will be impacted.

* Winds...Northwest 15 to 20 mph with gusts up to 35 mph.

* Visibilities...Below a quarter mile at times in heavy snow
  combined with strong winds.


A Winter Weather Advisory for snow is issued when moderate
amounts of accumulating snow will cause travel difficulties. Be
prepared for snow covered roads and limited visibilities...and
use caution while driving.



BREAKING: Multiple Fire Depts. Battle Fully Involved Reno House Fire, 2 Residents Rescued

Firefighters from six Venango County Fire Departments

were on the scene of a full involved residential structure

fire in Reno at 12:26 pm Thursday.  The house, a two

storey structure with a front porch was fully involved as

the first fire units rolled up to the scene at 7th Street

and Chestnut Street.  According to emergency radio

transmissions explosions were heard coming from

inside the structure in which two people were

entrapped.  A male resident of the home called 911 to

say a female inside the home might still be in the living

room, but by that time, Sugar Creek Borough Police

reported they had extricated the woman from the first

floor.  She was reported suffering from smoke


Fire fighters set up a location behind the Sandy K. Hovis

State Farm office at State Route 8 and Two Mile Run

Road to fill tankers as they became depleted after filling

portable water sources set up by Cornplanter Volunteer

Fire Department at Walnut Street and 7th Street. 



Several fire departments were put on standby in home

and away stations to cover for units responding to the

Reno fire.  Those standby units included Oakland,

Cherrytree , Pinegrove and Sandy Creek.  Sandy

Creekalso supplied a tanker for mutual aid as did

Seneca Volunteer Fire Department. 

The fire was declared under control at 1:48 pm and the

first units retired from the scene at 2 pm. 


Responding to the scene were units of the Oil City Fire

Department, and five volunteer fire departments: 

Reno, Rocky Grove, Rouseville, Cornplanter and

Seneca.  Sugarcreek Borough Police and Oil City Rescue

responded as well.  


Oil Creek Twp Firm Victimized

In Oil Creek Township, Crawford County, the Corry State Police are probing a case of theft, forgery and identity theft. The troopers say between Wednesday, March 22nd and Friday, March 31,  a person or persons unknown allegedly altered and forged four fraudulent business checks and cashed them at various banks using false names.  Precision Transport of Oil Creek Township is listed as the victim.  Anyone with information regarding this case is asked to contact PSP Corry.  The investigation is ongoing.  


Wayne Twp Burglary Investigation

A Wayne Township burglary investigation is underway following an incident sometime between Saturday March 25th and Monday April 3rd.  Police say a person or persons unknown entered a storage shed at on the property of George McDaniel, 46, of Northeast, located at 13232 Route 6 in Wayne Township, near Corry, in Erie County.  The troopers report once inside, the suspect or suspects removed three black table bases and fled the scene undetected in an unknown direction.  Anyone with information regarding this investigation is asked to contact PSP Corry at 814-663-2043.


3 Guns, Cash Taken in North Buffalo Twp Burglary

A daytime Tuesday burglary in Armstrong County in which firearms and cash were taken is being investigated by the Kittanning State Police.  The troopers say the burglary happened sometime between 8 am and 10;50 am at location along Glade Run Road in North Buffalo Township near Leechburg.  The victim is an unidentified seventy year old man from Leechburg.  Police report an unknown number of suspects entered the property and then into the garage through an unlocked window.  Entry to the residence was made by way of a door leading into the kitchen.  Three guns were stolen from the residence including a Colt semi-automatic rifle Ar-15, a Kimber 1911 Desert Warrior, 45 caliber and a Jennings .22 Caliber semi automatic pistol.  a small amount of loose bills and change were taken from the residence as well.    


Ford City Man Held on Franklin Twp Indecent Assault

A report of an indecent assault Monday night shortly before 6:15 pm is the subject of an active investigation by the Kittanning State Police.  Police say the incident happened at the Wal-Mart Hilltop Plaza, in East Franklin Township, Armstrong County.  The accused is one Michael A. Larimer of Ford City, age 38.  The victims are listed as two teenage girls.  Police say the assault happened when Larimer had indecent contact with the two girls.  Hi is lodge in the Armstrong County Jail, pending arraignment in District Court.  


New Kensington Man Wanted for PFA Violation, Reckless Endangerment

A 28 year old New Kensington man is the subject of an active search by the Kittanning state police following a PFA violation and an incident of Reckless Endangerment Monday at 5 minutes past midnight.  Christopher Andrew Mystkowski, is alleged to have showed up at the Tarentum home of a 26 year old woman and to have attempted to start a fight with a 28 year old man from Sarver.  All of this taking place at location along Route 908 in Fawn Township, Allegheny County.  Mystkowski is reported to have then fired multiple rounds from a firearm into the air outside the residence.  Police say the woman has an active Prevention From Abuse order against Mystkowski who fled the scene before police arrived.  There is currently a warrant out for his arrest.  


Falls Creek Rape Investigation Underway

The Dubois State Police are investigating a report of an rape that happened sometime between last November and this last January in Falls Creek Borough, Jefferson County.  The female victim and the male suspect are known to police but remain unidentified at this time.  There are no other details.  


Keep Mud Off Roadways, PennDOT reminds companies of spring conditions

CLEARFIELD – PennDOT Engineering District 2 has reminded businesses in its

nine-county area about the importance of keeping state highways mud-free this

spring season.

“Mud tracked onto or deposited on the road can create a hazardous condition for

other motorists and will not be tolerated,” said Kevin Kline, District Executive. 

PennDOT has informed businesses throughout the nine counties that the property

owner, the company in charge of the operation, the vehicle owner and the driver of

the vehicle that deposited mud, can all be held responsible and made to pay for any

damages resulting from the incident. PennDOT has instructed its employees to report

any mud deposits to Pennsylvania State Police so that citations can be issued and

operations shut down until the problem is corrected.

“Safety is our top priority in designing, building and maintaining our highway

system”, Kline said. This issue is extremely important as winter ends, spring thaw

begins and mud problems become worse.”


Pymatuning Lake Association seeks increased membership

 ESPYVILLE, Pa. -- The Pymatuning Lake Association, a

volunteer group devoted to the stewardship of one of

the nation’s most popular outdoor attractions, needs

members.  President Dewey Forsythe issued a call for

volunteers to fill positions as officers, board members

and hands-on workers for the association, which works

to improve recreational opportunities at the lake that,

at more than 17,000 acres, is the largest lake in

Pennsylvania and one of the most visited.  Since its

formation in 1945 the PLA has devoted itself to the

improvement of the lake, especially the spillway area

that attracts some 500,000 visitors a year.  Most are

there to feed the eager hordes of carp – closely

shadowed by hungry ducks that often walk on their

backs – waiting for the treats of bread and pellets

thrown to them by the visitors.  That scene has become

the basis for much of the local tourist industry, the New

York Times wrote in a 2008 article: “Linesville’s motto is

‘Where the Ducks Walk on Fishes.’ The volunteer fire

department and the regional sewer authority use logos

of a duck standing on the back of a fish. The spillway’s

concession stand sells T-shirts with a similar

image.”  The practice of feeding the fish, the Times

reported, began “almost as soon as hundreds of men

with shovels turned a former swamp and onion patch

into the 17,000-acre lake in 1933 and the carp began

massing near the spillway.”  The Pymatuning Lake

Association returns its membership revenues -- $10 for

individuals, $25 for business – along with other

donations to the lake in the form of habitat or

improvement of various locations approved by the

Pennsylvania Department of Conservation and Natural

Resources and the association.  Recent

accomplishments include the provision of materials for

the construction of Pavilion 13 on the southeast side of

the Causeway, triple the size of its parking area, and

extend its launch ramp; provide the rip rap on the north

and south sides of the causeway; the construction of

benches at the launch, in concert with the Jamestown

Eagle Scout Program; and the purchase of materials for

construction of 100 to 150 Porcupine Cribs to improve

the fish habitat at locations around the lake each year.

Members and volunteers from middle schools to seniors

help the Ohio and Pennsylvania wildlife departments to

build the cribs.  In addition, the PLA provides an annual

“2 Day Free Kids Fishing Derby,” which generally serves

between 400 and 500 children plus their family

members. There are Crappie and Walleye Tournaments

which are also fundraisers  “It is imperative that our

local people get involved in this organization in order

that it continues to operate,” Forsythe said. “The

current officers and board members have been serving

a long time and need help and replacement by

interested and concerned adults who have a little time

to give.”


 Interested persons are invited to an open house on Thursday, April 12, at 7 p.m. at the association’s meeting place at the Espyville Community Center on Rt. 285.  Membership applications are also available online at

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