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Pennsylvania Yellow Dot Program pamphlets are available at the Ransom Twp. Municipal Building on Hickory Lane. Each includes a sticker to be placed on a vehicle window to alert emergency responders to special medical needs in the event of an accident.
Pennsylvania Yellow Dot Program pamphlets are available at the Ransom Twp. Municipal Building on Hickory Lane. Each includes a sticker to be placed on a vehicle window to alert emergency responders to special medical needs in the event of an accident.
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Police Report

Officer Tom Kreidler, South Abington Police Department, gave the monthly police report at the Ransom Township Board of Supervisors meeting Aug. 5. He said the department provided 124 hours of police service to the township during the month of July.

• On July 1, two complaints were received of damaged mailboxes on Ransom Road.

• The department assisted the State Police July 3 at Sunset Mobile Home Park with a domestic dispute.

• Another mailbox was reported damaged July 5 on Ledge Drive. He said the damages done to mailboxes were all “intentional.”

• The department responded to a property dispute on Cherry Hill Road between a landlord and tenant. They were called to check the welfare of an elderly resident on Beacon Drive, a matter which was referred to an area agency on aging.

• A neighbor dispute on July 9 at the 2300 block of Newton Ransom Blvd. included a “shouting match between neighbors.”

• They were again called to Sunset Mobile Home Park, this time to assist the Newton-Ransom Fire Company investigating a “heavy smoke condition” at a residence where no one was home.

• A “suspicious male” was reported on Community Drive at 4:30 p.m. July 11.

• At the 1000 block of Lookout Drive, a vehicle window was reported broken on July 12.

• Two children’s bicycles were found and recovered on Hickory Lane July 15.

• A domestic dispute was reported July 25 on Skyline Drive.

• On July 26, a trespasser was reported on the sight of the proposed Ransom Recreational Shooting Sports riffle range on Ransom Road, and damage was found to the property.

• On July 27, a quad accident occurred on Red Oak Drive, two people “seriously injured.” He said the accident is still under investigation.

• A quad was reported stolen on July 31 at the 1000 block of Beacon Drive.



Ransom Township Supervisor William “Bud” Brown announced at the close of the township’s Board of Supervisors meeting Aug. 5 that Pennsylvania Yellow Dot Program pamphlets are available to the public at the municipal building at 2435 Hickory Lane, Clarks Summit.


The program is a cooperative effort by the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation, the Department of Health and Aging, the State Police, the Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission, and first responders and local law enforcement.


According to the pamphlet, it aims to “assist citizens in the ‘golden hour’ of emergency care following a traffic accident when they may not be able to communicate their needs themselves.”


Each pamphlet includes a small round yellow sticker, to be placed in the lower corner, drivers side, rear vehicle window. The “yellow dot” alerts emergency responders to look in the vehicle’s dashboard glove compartment to locate important medical information and emergency contacts. The pamphlet also includes a space for a photo to be mounted of each participant so the responders know who is who.


Brown said he believes it is a good program and encouraged residents to pick up pamphlets on their way out of the meeting and “spread the word” to neighbors and friends.


Additional information about the program can be found online at www.YellowDOT.pa.gov.


The Treasury Report showed a balance of $997,695.42 in the General Fund and $1,269,869.01 in Liquid Fuels. The Recycling Report presented a total of 4.4 tons recycled for the month of June. This month’s recycling dates are Aug. 15 for Milwaukee and Ransom and Aug. 16 for Mount Dewey.


Brown gave the road report in the absence of Road Supervisor David Bird. He said the crack sealing is complete on Bald Mountain Road, Lower Bald Mountain Road, Rose Drive and Milwaukee Road. He said the nova chip and seal coating will begin shortly.


Board Chairman Dennis Macheska summarized correspondence received by the township for the month, including an inspection report, engineers report and second quarter ground water monitoring report for Alliance Landfill, noting no violations. He noted the township was informed Snake Road will be closed for the O’Malley Race Aug. 25 from 9:50 a.m. to 10:50 a.m.


In other business, two administrative actions were made at the meeting: the board voted to pay the twp. bills as presented, and to sign the Winter Maintenance Agreement with PennDOT.


The next Ransom Twp. Planning Commission meeting is scheduled for Aug. 19. The next Board of Supervisors meeting will be held Tuesday, Sept. 3, rather than Monday, Sept. 2, because of the Labor Day holiday. Both meetings are held at the municipal building on Hickory Lane at 7 p.m.


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