Rededication of Meadville Salvation Army HQ Tonight
The Salvation Army
Great news for the Salvation Army Center in Meadville. A little more than five months after the december fire that nearly destroyed their headquarters they are back and better than ever. Tonight starting at 5PM is the rededication of the building which has been extensively remodeled after damage from the fire. The half hour long ceremony will feature a ribbon cutting and a ceremony for the Bell Ringer Awards. There will be live music and refreshments around 5:30.
Wattsburg Road Bridge to be Closed for Years
PennDOT has determined that that Wattsburg Road Bridge will likely be closed until some time in 2020. An entirely new super structure must be constructed for the bridge located in near Union City Erie County which had severe deterioration on load bearing areas of its deck.
Traffic Cams on School Buses?
Should there be traffic cameras on school buses? It could happen.The Pennsylvania State Senate Transportation Committee approved of a bill that would allow school districts to install traffic cameras on school buses. The idea is they would record when drivers pass by a school bus as it is stopped to pick up children. The measure will be put to a vote in Harrisburg this year.
Stolen ATV Sought by Authorities
A red 2001 Honda Rancher All Terrain Vehicle was stolen from the Corry area home of Vernon Culver on Monday night. Between the hours of 9pm on Monday April 23rd and 5am on Tuesday someone stole the ATV from the property on Route 89 in Erie County’s Concord Township and left with it undetected. Anyone with information should contact the Corry State Police at (814)663-2043.
Clarion County Residents Face Charges for Harboring Fugitive
Two people from Clarion County have been arrested for hindering State Police efforts to apprehend a suspect. It’s alleged that Kirstin Wolf of Strattanville and Cody McGinnis of Clarion aided Damean Felmlee in evading arrest on charges of absconding from probation for more than a week. Felmlee was also apprehended.
Governor Orders All Counties to Purchase New Voting Machines
Governor Tom Wolf has directed that all counties in Pennsylvania must have new voting machines installed by 2020. Part of the new direction is the stipulation that all new machines must be capable of providing a paper record of the votes as a measure to prevent tampering. The County Commissioners Association of Pennsylvania estimates that replacing machines in all 67 counties will cost hundreds of millions of dollars.