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Missing Massachusetts Man Found Unharmed

You may remember Thursday morning we told you about The Warren State Police searching for  a missing and endangered man.  While providing no other details, the troopers say the man has been located.  The troopers report Robert E. Ziemba, 69, of Southwick, Massachusetts was traveling through Warren County Sunday when his vehicle broke down in Sheffield Township.  Police say Ziemba was taken to the Budget Lodge where he checked in  Sunday at 3 a.m. while repairs were being made to his vehicle.  On Wednesday, family members in Massachusetts reported Ziemba missing.  He was last seen when he checked into his room.  Police say at 9 a.m. Sunday when Budget Lodge staffers went to clean his room, his belongings were in the room but he was gone and not been seen since.  

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Missing Teen Found Safe

Speaking of missing persons and also in Warren County, the Corry state police are reporting a missing 14 year old boy was located.  The troopers say the missing boy was found in a wooded area west of his home about 7:30 pm Thursday night by a member of a search team assembled to look for him.  He was returned home unharmed.  The unidentified teen went missing between 11:30 pm Wednesday night and all day Thursday.

 

Assisting in the search were personnel and units of the Corry State Police, State police helicopter, Warren County Sheriff's Office, the Pennsylvania Game Commission, the Columbus Volunteer Fire Department, the Northwestern Pennsylvania K9 Search and Rescue Unit, Elkland Search and Rescue.  And over 180 community volunteers.  

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Missing Massachusetts Man Feared Endangered

The Warren State Police are asking for the help of the public in locating a missing and endangered man.  The troopers report Robert E. Ziemba, 69, of Southwick, Massachusetts was traveling through Warren County Sunday when his vehicle broke down in Sheffield Township.  Police say Ziemba was taken to the Budget Lodge where he checked in  Sunday at 3 a.m. while repairs were being made to his vehicle.  On Wednesday, family members in Massachusetts reported Ziemba missing.  He was last seen when he checked into his room.  Police say at 9 a.m. Sunday when Budget Lodge staffers went to clean his room, his belongings were in the room but he was gone and not been seen since. 

 

Anyone with information is asked to call the Warren State Police at 814-728-3600 or the warren County Crime Stoppers.  

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Route 27 Closed in Warren County

 

 

Oil City – A portion of Route 27 in Brokenstraw Township, Warren County is closed due to a scheduled bridge replacement project.

 

The road is closed to through traffic from the intersection with Hazeltine Hollow Road to the intersections with Telic Road.

 

The road is scheduled to reopen by June 13, 2017.

 

Separate car and truck detours are posted.

The car detour uses Brown Hill Road (Route 4013) and Route 69 (Jackson Run Road). The truck detour uses Route 6, Route 62 and Route 69.

Motorists can check conditions on more than 40,000 roadway miles by visiting www.511PA.com. 511PA, which is free and available 24 hours a day, provides traffic delay warnings, weather forecasts, traffic speed information and access to more than 825 traffic cameras.

 

511PA is also available through a smartphone application for iPhone and Android devices, by calling 5-1-1, or by following regional Twitter alerts accessible on the 511PA website.

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Tidioute Pair Charged with Harassment

A man and a woman both from Tidioute are charged in connection with an altercation that happened between 6 pm Sunday night and 12:30 am Monday in Triumph Township.  The incident, according to the Warren State Police, happened as the unidentified 41 year old man and the unidentified 30 woman got into a verbal altercation which became physical.  All of this at a location along Swede Road.  

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PennDOT Announces Warren County Road Maintenance Schedule

Oil City, PA – Warren County Maintenance Manager Adam Elms today announced the following schedule of maintenance for roads maintained by the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation for the week of May 7, 2017.

 

Warren County Maintenance Schedule:

 

Activity

Municipalities

State Route

Common Road Name

Bridge Washing

Various

Various

Various

Patching

Farmington

SR 0069

Jackson Run

Crack Sealing

Conewango

SR 0006

Route 6

Pipe Replacement

Pittsfield

SR 3007

Davey Hill Road

Patching

Watson

SR 0062

Route 62

Patching

Pleasant

SR 3005

Route 337

Patching

Sugar Grove

SR 0957

Route 957

Patching

Farmington

SR 0957

Route 957

Patching

Conewango

SR 0062

Route 62

Crack sealing

Glade

SR 1008

Hemlock Road

Ditching

Freehold

SR 0957

Route 957

 

 

 

 

 

All activities are weather permitting, and this list is subject to change.

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Resurfacing Project on Route 957 in Warren County to Begin

Oil City, PA – A project that will give motorists a smoother ride on more than six miles of Route 957 in Warren County is expected to get underway next week.

 

The $1.6 million project will improve 6.3 miles of Route 957 from the area of Wells Corners, located east of the Columbus Township line, to the area of Frodelius Corners, located just west of Sugar Grove Borough.

 

Work will include resurfacing, along with updating guiderail and pavement markings.

 

The project is expected to begin the week of May 8, 2016, and is scheduled to be completed by June 16, 2017.

 

The contractor is IA Construction Corporation of Franklin PA. The contract cost is $1,633,977.77, which is to be paid entirely with state funds.

 

This project was made possible by Act 89, Pennsylvania’s new transportation funding plan.

 

No detours are anticipated, but motorists will encounter traffic lane restrictions controlled by flaggers.

 

PennDOT urges motorists to slow down when driving in work zones, and also to be alert to changing conditions, avoid distractions and to pay attention to signs and flaggers. Drive responsibly in work zones for your safety and the safety of the workers.

For more information on projects occurring or being bid this year, those made possible by or accelerated by the state transportation funding plan (Act 89), or those on the department’s Four and Twelve Year Plans, visit www.projects.penndot.gov.

 

Motorists can check conditions on major roadways by visiting www.511PA.com. 511PA, which is free and available 24 hours a day, provides traffic delay warnings, weather forecasts, traffic speed information and access to more than 825 traffic cameras.

 

511PA is also available through a smartphone application for iPhone and Android devices, by calling 5-1-1, or by following regional Twitter alerts accessible on the 511PA website.

 

 

Follow local PennDOT information on Twitter at www.twitter.com/511PAErie.

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Construction to Begin on Route 27 (Matthews Run Road) Bridge in Brokenstraw Township Warren County Bridge to be replaced as part of Public-Private Partnership

Oil City, PA – Construction for the Route 27 (Matthews Run Road) bridge, spanning Hazeltine Hollow Run in Brokenstraw Township, Warren County, is scheduled to begin as part of the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation’s (PennDOT) Rapid Bridge Replacement Project. Replacement of this bridge will allow PennDOT to remove it from Warren County’s structurally deficient bridge list.

The bridge is located on Route 27, just south of the intersection with Hazeltine Hollow Road (Route 4011). 

Construction is expected to begin during the week of May 8 and be complete in early June.

Separate car and truck detours will be posted during construction.

The car detour will use Brown Hill Road (Route 4013) and Route 69 (Jackson Run Road). The truck detour will use Route 6, Route 62 and Route 69.

In the event of unfavorable weather or unforeseen activities, this schedule may change. 

This bridge is referred to as JV-21 and is one out of the 558 bridges being replaced under the Rapid Bridge Replacement Project. JV references the joint-venture partnership between Walsh/Granite, which is leading construction for the entire project.

The Rapid Bridge Replacement Project is a public-private partnership (P3) between PennDOT and Plenary Walsh Keystone Partners (PWKP), under which PWKP will finance, design, replace, and maintain the bridges for 25 years. The P3 approach will allow PennDOT to replace the bridges more quickly while achieving significant savings and minimizing impacts on motorists.

 

To see the bridges included in the statewide initiative and to learn more about the Rapid Bridge Replacement Project and P3 in Pennsylvania, visit www.p3forpa.pa.gov. Additional information on the project, the team, and how to bid on the project can be found at www.parapidbridges.com.

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PennDOT, Safety Partners Hold Warren County Teen Driving Competition Warren High School Student Wins Contest

Oil City – The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT), Youngsville Police Department, Warren County Sheriff’s Office, Pennsylvania Motor Truck Association (PMTA), and Northwest Regional Safety Network, Friday held the first Warren County teen driving competition in Youngsville, Pennsylvania in coordination with area high schools and business partners.   

Eighteen students from six high schools competed for more than $1,000 in prizes, and a spot in the statewide contest for a $5,000 scholarship.

The competition included a series of tests geared toward determining who the county’s top teen driver is. To qualify for the competition, each student is required have a license or combination of a permit and a license for at least one year, during which time the teen could not be involved in a crash or receive a traffic citation.

Pennsylvania State Police, local law enforcement officers, professional truck drivers, and other driving experts were on hand to administer the exams. The competition challenged the teens to demonstrate their skills and knowledge through a combination of a slow-drive obstacle course, a pre-trip vehicle assessment, as well as written and perception tests.

Derick Nowacki of Warren High School earned the top spot in the competition and was awarded $1,000. Second place and $500 went to Dominick Diethrick of Eisenhower High School. The third place, $300 prize was awarded to Ian Proctor of Youngsville high school.

The Youngsville High School three-person team of Proctor, Nathan Lehman and Kyler Bosko had the highest group score and were awarded the team trophy. 

Nowacki and Diethrick are eligible to compete in the statewide competition scheduled for May 9 in Camp Hill. The first, second and third place finishers in that event receive scholarships worth $3,000, $2,000, and $1,000, respectively.

Business partners in the Warren County driving contest included Calvert-Pearson Insurance Group, AAA East Central, Jones Chevrolet, The Galley, Warren County DUI Task Force, XPO Logistics, and FOP Lodge 83.

 

From more information on teen driving, visit www.penndot.gov/safety.  

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PennDOT Announces Warren County Road Maintenance Schedule

Oil City, PA – Warren County Maintenance Manager Adam Elms today announced the following schedule of maintenance for roads maintained by the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation for the week of April 30, 2017. 

Warren County Maintenance Schedule: 

Activity

Municipalities

State Route

Common Road Name

 

Bridge Washing

Various

Various

Various

Patching

Farmington

SR 0069

Jackson Run Road

Crack Sealing

Conewango

SR 0006

Route 6

Pipe Replacement

Pittsfield

SR 3007

Davey Hill Road

Patching

Watson

SR 0062

Route 62

Patching

Pleasant

SR 3005

Route 337

Patching

Sugar Grove

SR 0957

Route 957

Patching

Farmington

SR 0957

Route 957

Patching

Conewango

SR 0062

Route 62

Crack sealing

Glade

SR 1008

Hemlock Road

Ditching

Spring Creek

SR 0426

Spring Creek Road

 

 

 

 

All activities are weather permitting, and this list is subject to change. 

For more information about this maintenance schedule please contact the Warren County Maintenance Office at (814)723-3500.  PennDOT urges motorists to slow down when driving in work zones, and also to be alert to changing conditions, avoid distractions and pay attention to signs and flaggers. Drive responsibly in work zones for your safety and the safety of the workers. Look for the work area as soon as the first orange sign is spotted. 

 

Follow PennDOT on Twitter at www.twitter.com/511PAErie

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