Radio News for March 27th, 2017

House Fire Leaves Several Clarion Families Homeless

15 apartments damaged or destroyed 

Monroe Township, Clarion County, PA –

On Thursday a dozen Families were left homeless after a major fire in Clarion County. The fire damaged or destroyed 15 apartments in two buildings at Corcetti Rentals. Clarion Fire and Hose Company 1 and three other departments managed to get the fire under control by 4:45pm but later around midnight they had to return to quench a rekindle. While the building was insured and will be rebuilt many of the families did not have rental insurance to protect their belongings and donation drop off areas have been set up around Clarion County to help. Charitable Deeds in Knox, Captain Loomis Restaurant in Clarion, Vince’s Tavern in Leeper, Clarion University, Moose Lodge #366 in New Bethlehem, Iron Mountain Grille in Clarington will all be taking donations.

Charitable Deeds will be accepting donations from 8am to 12pm Monday and Tuesday; they cannot accept large items like furniture. You can mail a donation to them at 260 Highpoint Road, Knox, PA 16232.

Captain Loomis will take donations daily from 11am to 9pm.

Vince’s Tavern can accept donations of clothing, hygiene products, small toys, and household items during regular business hours until April 3rd.

Moose Lodge #336 will accept donations during their business hours which are 2pm to 11pm Monday through Friday and 10am to 11pm Saturday and Sunday.

Iron Mountain Grill will accept donations during business hours and their schedule is Thursday from 4:00pm to 9:00pm, Friday at 11:00am to 10:00pm, Saturday at 11:00 am to 10:00 pm, and Sunday at 11:00am to 8:00pm.

At Clarion University you can make your donations on the 2nd floor of Gemmell during regular business hours. Any items the university receives that are not needed will be given to organizations such as CYS, SAFE, and Charitable Deeds.


Local School Publications Win Awards

One high school and two Universities recognized for journalism

Northwest, PA –

Well the next time you’re looking for a trustworthy news source tune in to myself or maybe pick up your local high school’s newspaper. Saegertown’s Panther Press brought home not one, but four keystone awards this year from the Pennsylvania Newsmedia Association; Edinboro and Gannon University have also been honored this year. Saegertown’s school paper is available to read online and has been winning awards from PNA since 2010, especially for their editorials.


Conneaut Lake VFD Settles Bankruptcy Claim

Mercer County State Bank and the Department have come to terms through mediation

Erie, PA –

Conneaut Lake’s volunteer fire department may have finally reached a settlement with Mercer County State Bank to settle their bankruptcy case. The department filed for Chapter 11 Bankruptcy in January of last year after piling up more than $1.5 million in debt over several years. The department’s Chapter 11 filings have not, and should not, interfere with their ability to provide service.


Woman Injured in DUI Head on Collision

Drunk driver crosses median and hits car

Athens Township, Crawford County, PA –

A 63 year old woman suffered multiple broken bones after being hit by a drunk driver in Crawford County’s Athens Township. Jack Kirik was allegedly under the influence when he hit Lynn Way head on on Route 77. According to State Police 24 year old Kirik of Union City was under the influence of alcohol and possibly other substances when he suddenly swerved into the incoming traffic lane at a high rate of speed and collided with the vehicle of Lynn Way near Little Cooley Road. Lynn Way, a 63 year old woman from Ashville New York was taken to a hospital for treatment and suffered several cracked ribs and a break to her leg. Both drivers were wearing seatbelts.