A warning of tainted dog treats on the Appalachian Trail

The Pennsylvania Game Commission is reporting a warning for hikers at the Northern end of the Appalachian Trail (AT).

Reportedly a hiker found dog treats stuffed with fishhooks near the George W. Outerbridge shelter of the AT.

The area of concern is in the Lehigh Gap portion of the AT.

That is in the northern end of the AT and there are people in our area that can and will hike to that section.

The tainted treats were found near the North Trail Loop leading to the shelter on State Game Lands near Washington Township in Lehigh County Pennsylvania.

Hikers need to be vigilant and keep an eye out while hiking with their dog in all parts of the trail.

These tainted treats could prove deadly to not only dogs but wildlife as well.

The treats pictured here look to be pig in a blanket style dog treats.

The nature preserve that controls the part of the trail where the treats were found did collect some of them.

The AT passes through Virginia with almost 2,200 miles of trail.

The AT extends from Georgia to Maine and could contain more hidden dangers.

Should you find these tainted treats collect them and notify local authorities or rangers.

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Sports: Thursday, May 9, 2024

O’s Edge Nats In 12, FRLL Baseball Tonight, SU Baseball In ODAC Semifinals

CJ Abrams the score in the bottom of the 9th for the Nats…courtesy Nationals Radio Network

All 6 Valley Health Hospitals receive national recognition

All six Valley Health hospitals have earned top safety grades and top hospital awards from the Leapfrog Group.

The Leapfrog Group is the only hospital ratings program based exclusively on hospital prevention of medical errors and harm to patients.

The group awards an A, B, C, D, or F grade to nearly 3,000 hospitals across the country.

The grades are based on 30 evidence-based patient safety performance measures reflecting errors, injuries, accidents, and infections and the systems in place to prevent harm.

According to a Valley Health email both Winchester Medical Center and Warren Memorial Hospital have received an A Grade in Safety.

Shenandoah, Page, War, and Hampshire Memorial Hospitals all received Top 100 Hospital Awards from the Chartis Center for Rural Health.

Warren Memorial was also named to the top 100 list of Rural and Community Hospitals in the country.

Mark Nantz President and CEO of Valley Health noted that the national recognition speaks to the dedication of the healthcare teams at all the hospitals in the Valley Health systems.

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Laurel Ridge celebrates 53rd commencement exercises

Logo used by permission from Laurel Ridge Community College

Laurel Ridge Community College’s 53rd commencement ceremonies will be held on May 9th and 10th.

Both exercises will be held rain or shine behind Cornerstone Hall on the Middletown Campus, beginning at 2 pm.

The Thursday ceremony will honor graduates of health professions followed by pinning ceremonies for nursing, surgical technology, and medical laboratory technician programs.

Emergency services graduates will have a coin ceremony during that time.

A local graduate will be featured each day including Strasburg’s Jason Dolan, a firefighter-paramedic earning his registered nursing diploma, on May 9th, and Winchester’s Brandi Yasem, an aspiring cardiovascular surgeon, on May 10th.

This year’s class will include 1,003 students, a 12% increase from last year.

Graduated students are from the following locations:

  • Clarke County 40
  • Fauquier County 178
  • Frederick County 253
  • Page County 42
  • Rappahannock County 11
  • Shenandoah County 115
  • Warren County 91
  • Winchester 134
  • Other 139

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News Maker Carly Adams on improvements on Skyline Drive

Skyline Drive Shenandoah National Park (SNP) has been working on several improvements.

We spoke to SNP Public Affairs Representative Carly Adams about some of the improvements in our latest news maker.

News makers are sponsored by Warren County.

Experience Warren County Where History, Nature, and Family Come Together.

Carly tells what parts of the Skyline Drive have been improved.

She also tells how the changes will affect our visits this year and how it will enhance our experience.

Carly also tells us that just in time for Mother’s Day this weekend is Wildflower Weekend in the SNP.

Click here for Carly’s news maker.

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