News Live 365 for May 12th, 2017

Pennsylvania Denied Emergency Relief Funds

Trump Administration denies request for assistance that was filed earlier this month

Harrisburg, PA –

A formal request by Governor Tom Wolf for federal disaster relief in the Northeast of Pennsylvania has been denied by the White House. The request was to provide relief funds for communities hit by the crippling snow storms in March and ran significantly over budget in snow clearing and emergency services. Wolf stated “This disaster declaration would have provided much-needed financial assistance to hard-hit communities in northeastern Pennsylvania. I want to thank county and local emergency managers and responders for all of their hard efforts in responding to this storm and helping us make our case for this disaster declaration request.”

The request sought emergency aid for Lackawanna, Bradford, Susquehanna, Wyoming, Wayne, Pike, Northumberland, and Montour Counties which were the worst hit by the storms. The funds were requested through the Public Assistance Program which can help beleaguered local governments cover up to 75% of the costs incurred during an emergency over a 48 hour period.

 

Venango County Teen Sets New State and World Powerlifting Records

Mario Fontanazza III raised the bar at the Power Day Classic

Bigler, PA –

By deadlifting more than 512 pounds an Oil City teen broke a world record last saturday at the 38th Annual Power Day Classic in Bigler Pennsylvania. Mario Fontanazza III is an Eighth Grade student at Oil City Area Middle School, he also broke Pennsylvania state records in the bench press and strict curl events. The 242 pound eighth grader set his records in the 14-15 year old category. His final lifts were 292 pound bench press, 115 pound strict curl, and 512.5 pounds deadlift. Mario raised a very heavy bar indeed.

 

Car Crash Hospitalizes Three

Two Vehicles collide at intersection

Hayfield Township, Crawford County, PA –

Three people were sent to Meadville Medical Center for treatment after a car accident in Crawford County’s Hayfield Township. The accident happened at the intersection with Roger’s Ferry Road and Route 98 when a Chevrolet Cobalt driven by Michael Beach impacted the driver’s side of a Toyota Rav4 driven by Phillip Sterm. Michael Beach and Phillip Sterm were both taken the MMC for minor injuries and a passenger in Beach’s car named Shirley Daily was also sent for treatment.

 

Meadville Receives Huge Grant for Traffic Signal Upgrades

About $800,000 awarded through Green Light Go Program

Meadville, PA –

Meadville will be the recipient of nearly $800,000 to upgrade traffic signals within town. The funds are being given to the city from the Green Light Go grant program as part of its third round of funding and will be used to upgrade signals on Chestnut, Center, Arch, and Water Streets. The City of Erie, Summit Township in Erie County, Greenville, and West Middlesex also received funds through the grant program.

 

BREAKING: State Police Search for Hit and Run Car that Hit Horse and Buggy

A light colored Subaru should have front end damage

Sparta Township, Crawford County, PA –

A Subaru traveling east on SR 77 at a high rate of speed collided with the rear end of a horse and buggy being operated by a 16 year old Centerville girl and ejected her into the road causing possible severe injuries. The driver of the Subaru fled the scene and continued eastward. The incident happened near the intersection of SR 77 and Sportsman’s Road.

The car was described as light in color, possibly light blue, and a Subaru model suspected to be an Impreza or Legacy. The car should have front end damage, especially around the passenger side. If you have scene a vehicle matching this description please call Corry’s State Police Barracks at (814)663-2043.