Two Hospitalized After Crash
Franklin, PA –
Two Franklin residents were severely injured in a downtown car collision on the intersection of 14th and Elk Streets. On Monday afternoon Ronald Pastilock failed to properly yield at an intersection and was struck on the rear passenger side by Kirk Tomlinson; Tomlinson and Pastilock’s passenger Richard King were both severely injured and flown to UPMC Hamot.
Crawford County to Lay off 81 Employees
Saegertown, PA –
Crawford County has announced its plans to lay of 81 employees at the Crawford County Care Center in Saegertown. A $765,000 deficit at the facility is the driving factor behind the layoffs which will be finalized on the fifth of March. The deficit is caused by a decline in residency at the 157 bed facility which is 15% empty leading to a loss of just about $60,000 per month. The County Commissioners are working with Union Leaders to ensure that the layoffs fairly effect both Union and Non-Union employees from every department of the facility including management and it is believed that as many as 34 employees could be called be called back within weeks.
Firefighters Quickly Stop Shippenville Conflagration
Shippenville, PA –
A structure fire in Shippenville was quickly doused by firefighters Monday Morning. The one story apartment complex known as the Cricket Inn caught fire at about 20 minutes to 11am and was quenched before 11:30; nobody was harmed by the incident. An investigation by the Shippenville-Elk Volunteer Fire Department determined the cause of the fire was a space heater and in the short time it burned the fire caused severe damage to two apartments and minor damage to a third. Knox Volunteer Fire Department; Clarion Fire & Hose Company No. 1; Washington Township Volunteer Fire Department; Shippenville Ambulance; and Knox Ambulance responded.
Not a Good Valentine
Franklin, PA –
While many of us were enjoying a private little Valentine’s Day celebration others had transients breaking into their homes. Shortly after noon Franklin PD responded to a home on Otter Street for a burglary call and discovered a homeless man named Nathon Turk hiding in a closet. While Turk was being processed FPD discovered multiple warrants for his arrest.