News Live 365: March 12th, 2019

Crawford-Mercer Solar Co-Op Hosts Event Tomorrow

United Solar Neighbors
A co-op in Crawford and Mercer Counties seeks to bring affordable solar power to local homes and businesses. The Crawford-Mercer Solar Co-Op is a joint effort by United Solar Neighbors, Common Roots, the IEO, and Cambridge Springs to help home and business owners invest in personal solar power for their properties. The over 30 member cooperative is free to join and will be holding a public information session at Voodoo Brewery in Meadville Tomorrow, Wednesday March 13th at 5:30PM.

 

Oberlander Hosts Educational Seminar on Dangerous Pests in PA

Office of Rep. Donna Oberlander
State Representative Donna Oberlander is teaming up with Penn State Extension to offer a free educational seminar on ticks, lyme disease, and the spotted lanternfly. The seminar takes place at 6PM on Thursday the 21st in Trinity Point Church of God in Clarion.

 

DEP Signs Deal with Drillers to Plug Wells

Radio PA
Pennsylvania’s Department of Environmental Protection has reached a deal with Diversified gas and Oil to plug about 1,400 gas and oil wells in Western Pennsylvania. The agreement requires Diversified to pay a $7 million bond to cover the cost of plugging the wells, they can get this money back if they plug the wells themselves or put them in production by 2033. A DEP Spokesperson says this deal keeps the commonwealth off the hook for the cost of plugging these wells in the future.

 

Man Arrested After Police Persuit

PSP Franklin
A Butler County man faces multiple criminal charges after leading State Police from Franklin and Butler on a pursuit through two counties. The unidentified man from Chicora fled from a routine traffic stop in Barkeyville, Venango County and lead troopers into Butler County. He was stopped with a spike strip and then run down by officers on foot. He’s charged with Fleeing and Eluding Police, DUI, Possession of drugs and paraphernalia.

 

Property Tax/Rent Rebate Program Clinics

Office of State Rep. Parke Wenlting
State representative Parke Wentling will be holding three clinics to help residents apply for the Property Tax/Rent Rebate Program In the second half of this month. The Property Tax/Rent Rebate is available for widows and widowers over 50 years of age, seniors 65 years of age, and disabled adults. The Income limit is $35,000 for homeowners and $15,000 for renters; half of any Social Security Income is disregarded. Clinics will be held:
March 19th at the Hempfield Township Municiple Building on 278 South mercer Street in Greenville from 10AM to Noon
March 26th at GECAC Northwestern Senior Center on 9 Academy Street In Albion from 10AM to 2PM
March 28th at Stone Memorial Library on 1101 Main Street in Conneautville from 10AM to Noon
More information can be found by visiting www.repwentling.com or call (855)249-2427.

 

New Bill Seeks to Save PA Nuclear Plants

Radio PA, Office of Rep. Tom Mehaffie
A new bill in the Pennsylvania House of Representatives seeks to add nuclear energy to the list of alternative power sources eligible for state subsidies. The bills sponsor, Republican Tom Mehaffie says that if no action is taken nuclear stations such as Three Mile Island and Beaver Valley will soon have to shut down and could raise electricity costs for consumers by billions of dollars in total.