Travel Happening Despite Pain at the Pump this Weekend
Radio PA and Gas Buddy
It’s Memorial Day Weekend which marks the traditional start of the summer recreation season. Gasoline prices are $0.54 cents higher than last year but according to AAA that is not going to stop people from traveling. AAA is predicting the highest travel numbers since 2005, about 1.5 million Pennsylvanians are expected to embark on a significant road trip for this holiday even with gas prices averaging $3.12 across the state. Gas prices in our region are a little bit higher than the state average. Mercer County is where prices hurt the worst right now averaging a little more than $3.18 per gallon and Warren County has the lowest price in the region at an average $3.08. Crawford and Clarion Counties average $3.15 per gallon, Erie $3.13, and $3.14 in Venango.
Proceed with Caution on the Rivers
The United States Army Corpse of Engineers
From the United States Army Corps of engineers comes a Memorial Day warning for boaters on the Allegheny River. Due to high water conditions the Corpse of Engineers have been unable to place warning buoys by some of the locks on the three rivers. Holiday season boaters are being urged to use extra caution near the locking dams and be mindful that they are restricted areas. Please consult navigation charts to identify these unsafe areas and do not assume that normal navigation aids will be present this weekend.
Is Your Dog Licensed?
Office of Venango County Treasurer Deborah Sharpe
The Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture’s Bureau of Dog Law Enforcement will be canvassing Venango County in the month of June to ensure dogs are licensed, vaccinated, and safe. Dog licenses cost only $6.50 for spayed or neutered dogs and $8.50 otherwise while the fines for having an unlicensed dog go as high as $300.
Goodness that Matters
Pennsylvania’s Department of Agriculture is launching a new campaign to educate the public on how to ensure they are buying milk from the commonwealth’s own farms. The Choose PA Dairy: Goodness that Matters program reminds consumers to look for milk with the PA preferred label or the Plant Code 42.
Fish for Free this Sunday
This Sunday, May 27th, is a Fish for Free Day all throughout the state of Pennsylvania. On Fish for Free Day no angler needs a license to fish in any of Pennsylvania’s waterways and this year you don’t even need your own tackle. The Fish and Boat commission will be loaning out rods and reels at selected locations which you can find at fishandboat.com. The next fish for Free Day is Independence Day on July 4th.