TRI COUNTY REPORT FOR MAY 16TH, 2019

Two young girls remain hospitalized after a crash in New Castle.  Police say the one- and three-year-old girls were in an SUV that was hit, broadside, by another vehicle yesterday on Jefferson Street and flipped over.  There were no reports of other injuries or charges.

Beaver County officials are celebrating a tentative agreement with three of its largest unions.  The Beaver County Times says the unions, representing more than 220 employees from county row offices, will vote Monday on a two-year-deal.  If approved by the unions as well as officially by the county commissioners afterward, the new agreements would run through the last day of December 2020.

The New Castle Area School District was awarded a 700 thousand dollar grant that will focus on mental, behavioral and emotional needs of a child kindergarten through second grade. According to the New Castle News District Superintendent Debra DeBlasio said the grant comes from the Pennsylvania Commission on Crime and Delinquency, and the district partnered with the Human Services center in providing services to students at the Harry W.Lockley Early Learing Center. It’s also the fourth highest grant amount of its kind given out in the state.

Police in New Brighton are looking for a woman who forced a young girl to get a birth control implant.  Valerie Fullum is a friend of the 12-year-old’s mother.  Fullum is accused of driving the girl from Beaver Falls to Adagio Health in Turtle Creek to have the device installed without her parents’ permission and against the girl’s will.  The implant was eventually removed from the girl at U-P-M-C Children’s Hospital.  Fullum was watching the 12-year-old and another girl overnight when the incident occurred.

The search for a missing Beaver County teenager is over.  State police say 17-year-old Decklin Oshop was reunited with his mother yesterday.  Oshop went missing on Monday with his girlfriend, who was later found safe in Kentucky.  There’s no word on where or how Oshop was found.

A Georgetown man is accused of pulling a gun and threatening two people in Monaca earlier this month.  Johnny Reed is accused of getting angry and displaying the weapon as he was waiting for the two people to park May 4th on Pennsylvania Avenue between 14th and 15th streets.  Reed’s preliminary hearing is set for today in Beaver County Court.

A Rochester man is accused of pulling a knife and trying to rob a woman in a grocery store parking lot.  Dean Weis reportedly approached the woman with a knife from a multitool May 5th at the Giant Eagle near Monroe Street in Rochester.  The victim ran back into the store for help and Weis was eventually picked up later on Monroe Street.  The 50-year-old’s preliminary hearing is scheduled for tomorrow.

Two more measles cases are being confirmed in Allegheny County.  The Health Department announced today that two unvaccinated adults caught the disease from two other family members already identified as having the measles.  The family has been under quarantine so there’s no additional risks of public exposure.  The latest two cases bring the total number of cases in the county to seven, six of which are from the same family.

Beaver County is asking the I-R-S to forgive a more than 380-thousand-dollar fine it received.  The fine is connected to improper paperwork filed for payroll taxes between 2016 and 2018.  The county hasn’t yet filed the proper paperwork, according to their solicitor.  They are working with a financial consultant to finish those filings now.