From the office of Crawford County Treasurer Christine Krysiak, county employees will be notifying property owners that have a notice of claim on their parcels for unpaid property taxes and posting them for judicial sale. The persons posting will be wearing vests that verify they are working on behalf of the county, and part of their work will involve taking pictures of the property; if there are any concerns call the Crawford County Tax Claim Bureau at (814)333-7332 to verify if county representatives are working in your neighborhood. The Judicial Sale Auction is this Friday, August 20th at 10AM with bidder registration starting at 9AM. It will be held inside the Crawford County Courthouse located at Meadville’s Diamond Park in Courtroom Number 1. A list of properties on auction can be found in the Crawford County Tax Claim Office or online at crawfordcountypa.net/treasurer.
A 27 year old man is dead after a traffic accident in Venango County’s Cranberry Township. Crash scene investigators say that Dylan Stewart of Oil City was killed when his car collided with a tree on Bredinsburg Road on Friday the 13th and caught fire, they do not know why his Subaru Impreza left the road and collided with the tree. Firefighters from Seneca Volunteer Fire Department extinguished the fire and found the body.
The Pennsylvania Game Commission is lifting its recommendations against setting up bird feeders, bird baths, and other features that attract congregations of songbirds. While the cause of the mysterious bird deaths that began in May has not yet been determined, many have been eliminated and there is no indication that feeding birds is spreading the problem. Authorities have run tests more multiple pathogens including Salmonella and Chlamydia,avian influenza virus, West Nile virus, coronaviruses, Newcastle disease virus, herpesviruses, and poxviruses; toxicology results were negative for heavy metals and common pesticides and herbicides. Authorities have moved to trying other, less common tests.
In an attempt to make in person education safer the Pennsylvania Department of Education is making efforts to convince students and their parents to get vaccinated against COVID-19 before returning to school. The Pfizer/BioNtech vaccine has been approved by the FDA for children as young as 12 years old.