Brit Denied Bail in Statutory Assault Case
John Whitelegge is accused of raping and sodomizing a 15 year old girl
Oil City, PA –
John Whitelegge, is charged with raping a 15 year old girl from Oil City and was denied bail after he made comments about leaving the country. Whitelegge, a citizen of the UK, is charged with raping the girl dozens of times from April to June of this year, forcing her into taking nude photographs, and other lewd criminal acts. According to the victim when she turned 15 Whitelegge told her that she was the age of consent and soon after that the abuse and degradation began. According to the complaint filed against him Whitelegge used threats of physical harm to keep the girl in line during their 36 sexual encounters over about a three month period. He faces 6 felony charges.
Boil Water Advisory for Vernon Township
A water leak lead to the Vernon Water Authority issuing the advisory
Vernon Township, Crawford County, PA –
Due to a water line break, The Vernon Township Water Authority has issued a Drinking Water Warning. Residents in the I-79/Walmart area of Vernon Township should not drink the water without boiling it first. Residents should continue to boil until further notice from the water authority. During a boil advisory customers should bring their water to a rolling boil for at least one minute and then allowed to cool before it its used for cooking, drinking, or brushing your teeth.
Edinboro ROTC Gets new Commander
Edinboro has one of the most distinguished Reserve Officer Training Programs in the United States
Edinboro, PA –
A new ROTC Commander was welcomed yesterday at Edinboro University to take over one of the top programs in the nation. Major Benjamin Kavanagh took over as commander of the ROTC in a short ceremony where outgoing commander Lt. Colonel Marc Beckage passed the unit flag on to him. During the ceremony Lt. Cnl. Beckage passed the ROTC’s flag to the University President who passed it along to the major.
Elk’s Sell Club, Searching for New Home
The Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks Lodge 219 has been located in Woodcock Township for 50 years
Woodcock Township, Crawford County, PA –
The Meadville Elk’s Lodge will be looking for a new home after it sold it’s Woodcock Township Property to Child Development Centers for $650,000. Child development Centers plans to turn the 14 acres of property into a preschool and the Elks are looking for a new building to call home and are already scouting several sites. Lodge 219 plans on continuing its work according to Exalted Ruler Donald Collins, and is just out of a building for now. At it’s peak Meadville’s Elk’s Club hosted 2,000 members, it now only boasts about a quarter of that.
PENNCREST Votes No to Keeping Superintendent
With a 5-4 vote the School Board determined it will not extend Michael Healey’s Contract
Saegertown, PA –
It came as a shock to some when the PENNCREST School Board voted not to extend the contract for superintendent Michael Healey. The contract between the board and the superintendent ends next July and the board members voted 5-4 not to extend it into 2019.