TRI COUNTY REPORT FOR JULY 10TH, 2019

An extradition hearing is pending in Ohio for the man who’s accused of killing his girlfriend’s son in Lawrence County.  U.S. Marshals arrested 43 year old Keith Burley of Edinburg yesterday in Youngstown for criminal homicide and other charges.  State police say Burley stabbed eight-year-old Mark Mason to death on Monday night during a domestic dispute in Union Township.

Governor Tom Wolf is ordering a bond issue to help Pennsylvania’s counties pay for new voting machines, after a disagreement between the Democrat and the Republican-controlled Legislature that stalled legislation. Wolf announced the decision Tuesday to borrow up to $90 million without legislative approval. Wolf began pressing counties last year to replace their voting machines after federal authorities warned Pennsylvania and other states that Russian hackers targeted them during 2016’s presidential election.

The New Castle News is reporting a man awaiting trial for a homicide is facing more charges after he allegedly struck and injured a jail corrections officer. 28 year old Isaiah Randall Angry formerly of Linesville has been charged by New Castle City Police in connection with the incident. Angry is awaiting trial on criminal homicide charges in the March shooting death of 32 year Todd Walker. Angry is charged with aggravated assault, simple assault and harassment.

The Allegheny County controller charged in a Detroit altercation is being ordered to stand trial.  Chelsa Wagner was in court this morning for another hearing on charges related to her arrest at a hotel while on a trip to Detroit earlier this year.  She was arrested after she confronted officers who were trying to remove her husband from a hotel after he lost his key card.  She’s ordered to appear in court in November.

The installation of a playground set at John Antoline Memorial park in Monaca is completed.  The play set was purchased by the Antoline Foundation and was built late last month in partnership with the borough.  The park is named for the former mayor and recreation director who had a long history of public service in Beaver County.

The Ellwood City Area School Board has hired two men to serve as armed school police officers next year. According to the Ellwood City Ledger the two will provide security during normal school hours. Coverage at games and other events will continue to be provided by local police. The cost for the officers will be covered by a $156,400 grant from the School Safety and Security Committee of the Pennsylvania Commission on Crime and Delinquency that will be paid over the next two years.

State police say they busted more than 600 drunk drivers across the Keystone State over the Fourth of July Weekend holiday.  Troopers made 607 DWI arrests between July 3rd and 7th and issued well-more than 12-thousand speeding tickets over the same period.  There were also 975 crashes through that time, including nine deaths.  Troopers allege alcohol was a factor in one of those fatal incidents.

No one was hurt when a train collided with a semi- truck near Greenville yesterday.  The Sharon Herald is reporting the accident took place at a railroad crossing on Werner Road in Sugar Grove Township around 3:45 yesterday afternoon. The driver of the truck told police he saw the signal lights flashing at the crossing and proceeded anyway when he didn’t see any trains nearby. The train struck the trailer, tearing it in two and spilling cat and dog food across the road. The crash remains under investigation but police did say the truck driver faces a number of citations.

A vote is expected this week that could raise the tuition for 14 universities that are part of the State System of Higher Education.  The Board of Governors are working to set the basic tuition rate for the 2019-2020 school year during the meetings today and tomorrow at the Dixon University Center.  Last year, the board raised tuition three percent, which was its second-lowest increase in more than a decade.