Missing Woman Found Dead in Clarion County
Knox, PA –
Misty Cain who was reported missing was discovered dead yesterday afternoon. Her body was discovered not far from where she was last seen in the area near east street in Knox and so far there were no signs of suspicious activity. The discovery puts a sad ending to a three day search for Cain who disappeared shortly before midnight on Tuesday.
Prison Closing its Doors
Harrisburg, PA –
The Pennsylvania Department of Corrections has announced that SCI Pittsburgh will be closing its doors this June. In an effort to save costs the Department of Corrections was looking into closing two facilities but decided that one larger facility could save the same amount of money. Even though every one of the 550 employees currently working at Pittsburgh’s facility will be offered jobs in other facilities in the Corrections System the closing is expected to save a total of $81 Million toward the State’s budget deficit. The State Correctional Institution in Mercer County was also on the short list to be closed but was spared.
Edinboro Secures Funding for Water Treatment Plant
Edinboro, PA –
Edinboro’s Water Authority has just secured a loan of $7 million for a new water treatment plant. The money was made available through PENNVEST which provides low interest loans for water infrastructure. With the funds Edinboro plans to build a 2 million gallon water storage tank to replace the old half million gallon storage unit and make improvements to water pumps, lines, and meters. Edinboro’s Water Authority will also be able to move their facility out of the flood area.
Brad Roae Selected to Several State Government Committees
Harrisburg, PA –
State Representative Brad Roae of Crawford and Erie Counties has been selected become a member of House Appropriations Committee. On a press release from Tuesday Mr. Roae he plans to push for fiscally responsible policies like he always has, “I believe Pennsylvania’s State Government is spending too much, not taxing too little.” he said.
The representative for the PA 6th District will also be serving on the House Gaming Oversight Committee which deals with casinos and gambling in the state and the House Insurance Committee.