Tri County Report For October 24th, 2016

A 46-year-old Enon Valley, Pa., man was killed when he was ejected from the vehicle he was driving after it went off the right side of state Route 14 in Unity Township in Columbiana County, Ohio early yesterday morning.  The Youngstown Vindicator reports Bradley J. Riley was pronounced dead at the scene. Riley was not wearing a seat belt, and it is unknown of alcohol was a factor, according to the Ohio State Highway Patrol’s Lisbon Post, which is investigating the crash.

Vice President Joe Biden is going to be in Pittsburgh tomorrow.  Biden will campaign for Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton at Chatham University’s Athletic Fitness Center.  Doors open at 9:30 a.m. and the event begins at 11:30.  Get more information at HillaryClinton.com.

A tentative contract deal is in place for teachers and coaches at Pennsylvania’s 14 state universities.  The deal was reached Friday, ending a three-day strike.  Reports indicate the contract includes salary increases for the faculty as well as an increase in their health care costs. The agreement must now be ratified by the union membership and approved by the state system’s board of governors.

An Enon Valley woman has become victim of a recent scam.  State Police in Lawrence County report an unknown suspect lured the 63 year old victim into buying two thousand dollars worth of Target Gift cards, and providing the gift card numbers over the phone.  The suspect then used the gift cards.  The investigation is ongoing.

The former attorney general of Pennsylvania will soon learn whether she’s heading to prison in a perjury and obstruction case that involves a political feud.  Kathleen Kane will be in the Montgomery County Courthouse today to find out her fate. Kane was convicted at trial in August. The maximum sentence is 12 to 24 years. Her lawyers have asked for house arrest so Kane can take care of her two children.

A Westmoreland County woman is facing charges for allegedly stealing money from her elderly mother.  Teri Padgett was charged last week and is accused of taking more than 220-thousand dollars from her mom’s accounts beginning in February.  A subsequent investigation found more than 53-thousand dollars was spent on psychic hotlines.  The Westmoreland County Area Agency on Aging noticed unusual activity in the victim’s accounts in July and contacted police.

Emergency crews were called to the scene of an accidental shooting in Lyndora on Sunday morning. State Police in Butler County report an unidentified 40 year old man accidentally shot himself at a Bessemer Avenue home. Reportdly the man suffered a gunshot wound to his hand.  No other information was released.

Police are investigating a shooting in Moon Township.  Few details have been released but officials say a man was shot in the chest last night on Oak Drive at the Moon Crest Apartments.  More information is expected today.

A Greensburg man is behind bars for allegedly having sex with a teenage girl.  Police say Damone Morton had relations with the victim several times over the summer at a Youngwood residence and a Hempfield motel.  The girl says she met Morton at a Jeannette football game last year and told officers he gave her marijuana on several occasions.  He was charged last week.

Governor Tom Wolf is delivering some bad news to victims of the recent flooding in central Pennsylvania. He said yesterday the flooding in Centre and Lycoming counties is too localized to qualify for any help from the federal government. Wolf said it’ll be up to the locals to help each other as people in central Pennsylvania clean up from the floods. Several inches of rain fell in the area on Thursday and it caused a gasoline leak on a Sunoco pipeline.