Woman Hospitalized After Collision with Semi
Pennsylvania State Police, Franklin
An impact with the rear axle of a semi tractor trailer sent a 22 year old Franklin woman to the hospital. State Police say Kelsey Eichholtz was going too fast when she failed to negotiate a right hand turn on 15th Street in Sandycreek and impacted the dual wheels of the truck with her driver’s side. She was airlifted from the scene to UPMC Hamot after they suspected her of suffering serious injuries.
Flooding Possible in Meadville
Meadville City Manager Andy Walker
The City of Meadville alerted residents earlier this week that the snow melt and rains from the weekend could cause flooding in parts of Meadville today. In the event of a flood updates and road closures will be posted at CityofMeadville.org and on Facebook by following @CityofMeadville.
Pediatrician is Suspected Pedophile
Press Office of Pennsylvania Attorney General Josh Shapiro
A 70 year old Pediatrician from Central Pennsylvania was arrested and charged under suspicion of indecent assault and corruption of minors. A 12 year old female patient alleged Dr. John Barto made sexual contact with her during a regular visit to his office. The doctor has practices in both Cambria and Somerset Counties and The State’s Attorney General has lended his resources to further investigate the case.
Benefit for Linesville Area Shooting Victim
Ella Shetler, Event Organizer
The Springboro Volunteer Fire Department is hosting a special fundraising event to help Jessie Bacon. You may recall Jesse was part of our broadcast in September last year when she was shot in the face by an angry ex boyfriend. The Fundraiser will be held on Saturday February 17th from 4 until 11pm at the Springboro Volunteer Fire Department. There will be live music and a DJ for entertainment, door prizes, and activities for children among the schedule of events. Admission will cost $10 for adults and $5 for children twelve and under. Call Diana at (440)645-6988 or Ella at (440) 813-2016 for tickets ahead of the event or if you have any questions.
New Bill to Combat Opioid Death Passes Unanimously
13 People a day are dying in Pennsylvania from overdoses on prescription and illegally obtained opioids. The Pennsylvania State House of Representatives has just unanimously approved a bill that would create a registry for beds available at drug and alcohol rehab facilities. The idea is that a registry will make it easier to find a treatment facility for addicts looking to recover. Though the bill received no votes against it one representative did say they feared the bill might not deliver as promised because there is so much need around the commonwealth.