Tri County Report For May 1st, 2017

State Police in Lawrence County report a Penn Power linemen died yesterday afternoon in Wayne Township.  According to police 54 year old James George of New Castle was working on a utility pole and was eleveted inside the bucket of a Penn Power truck, when the truck became unstable on an inclinded roadway. The truck moved backwards and overturned onto its side causing George to fall and hit the roadway. George was pronounced dead at the scene by the Lawrence County cororner’s office.  The investigation is continuing.

A 1-year-old baby boy from New Wilmington died after falling into a pond Sunday in Mercer County. Accordng to State Police the incident happened around 8:30 a.m. at a home on New Castle Mercer Road in Springfield Township. The 1-year-old, was found to have fallen into a small pond in the yard, police say. Attempts to revive the child were unsuccessful and he was pronounced dead. Police say the investigation is ongoing.

President Trump is promising to “give back to Pennsylvania.”  Trump held a rally at the Farm Show Complex Saturday on his 100th day in office to tout his accomplishments.  He promised to bring the coal and steel industries back to the Keystone state and assured fans that there will be no more job losses on his watch.  It was the president’s first trip back to Pennsylvania since he was inaugurated.

Employees at a local factory are still buzzing about some special visitors.  President Donald Trump and Vice President Mike Pence stopped at the Ames factory in Harrisburg before Trump’s rally on Saturday.  Trump signed an executive order at the facility, which directs the Commerce Department to do a study of the country’s trade agreements.

Police are searching for a missing Butler County girl.  Noelle Millero went missing from her home in Harrisville Borough over the weekend.  She is described as a 13-year-old girl who is about five-feet-tall and 125-pounds.  She has brown hair and brown eyes.Police believe she may be trying to head toward the New Castle/New Wilmington area.   Anyone who knows where she could be is asked to call the Pennsylvania State Police.

Police are warning people about a dangerous strain of fentanyl that is circulating in Western Pennsylvania.  The Drug Enforcement Agency says the ‘acryl fentanyl’ is being produced overseas and smuggled into the U.S.  It is hundreds of times more powerful than morphine and resistant to the overdose antidote, Narcan.

State Police in Butler County have charged two Beaver Falls teenagers following an accident Saturday on Interstate 79 in Jackson Township.  According to police, 18 year old Joshua Creach was southbound when he lost control of the vehicle and struck a guardrail, causing significant damage. Creech and three other passengers fled the scene. 18 year old Austin Brown, who’s mother owns the vehicle attempted to drive it back to Beaver Falls. Police said the vehicle bacame disabled on route 288, and Brown was found to be under the influence of alcohol and marijuana. Creach was not located and also faces a number of charges as the investigation is ongoing.

State police in Mercer County are investigating an reported case of indecent assault involving children in Greenville. According to a news release, the investigation involves a fourteen-year-old suspect, and a six-year-old boy, described as the victim. Police say the alleged assault took place at a home in Greenville between May 9, 2015 and May 9, 2016.  The investigation continues and no further information can be provided at this time.

Officials are urging Pennsylvania voters who want an absentee ballot for the primary election not to wait until the last minute. Secretary of State Pedro Cortes is reminding people that the application deadline is May 9 to be able to vote in the May 16 primary. Completed ballots have to be received by county elections offices by Friday, May 12, and it’s not enough to have it postmarked by that date. Details about the ballots and how to submit them are available on the Department of State’s voting website .