Conneaut Lake Man Slain in Crash
Conneaut Lake PD
A two vehicle crash near Conneaut Lake on Saturday took the life of a local man and injured two females from Ohio. For unknown reasons Justin Hornbeck of Conneaut Lake veered into the wrong lane in front of Miller’s food factory and collided at high speeds with a car driven by Bridget Flanders of Andover. Justin was pronounced dead at the scene while Bridget Flanders and a 14 year old girl riding as her passenger were transported by Stat MedEvac.
State Police from Franklin are investigating the theft of an all terrain vehicle. On the night of Saturday April 28th a black 2007 Suzuki LTZ400 was taken from a home on Main Street Extension in the village of Polk. Anyone with information should call (814)676-6596.
PA Citizens Want General Assembly out of Redistricting
Keystone News Service
The results of a recent poll seem to reveal Pennsylvanians favor taking the task of drawing voting districts away from the legislature. 68% of registered voters polled by Common Cause of Pennsylvania favored a change to the way districts are determined. More than half of respondents favored creating a new commission without any lawmakers on it to do the job.
Kindergarten Registrations Extended in Franklin Schools
Franklin Area School District
Franklin Area School District will be having an additional Kindergarten registration date for students. The registration takes place Friday May 18th at Central Elementary School. To qualify for kindergarten a child must be turning five years old by the end August and the parents or guardians must produce a birth certificate, immunization record, and proof of residence. For questions or to schedule an appointment call (814) 432-8917 extension 1101.
Governor Vetoes Drug Formulary
Governor Tom Wolf exercised his veto power to prevent a bill that would have created a prescription drug formulary for the Pennsylvania’s worker’s compensation system. The formulary would have created a list of medications that doctors could prescribe to people injured in the workplace. The governor says the bill would have given money to insurers at the expense of treating injured workers. Republicans say it was designed to curb opioid abuse and reduce the cost of worker’s compensation insurance.
State Troopers Investigate Cause of Fire
The fire Department of New Bethlehem has turned the investigation of a house fire over to the PA State Police. Chief Barry Fox requested for the State Police Fire Marshal to determine the cause of a fire that did $100 thousand in damage to a three story home belonging to Thomas McClaine Jr. Fortunately nobody was injured in the blaze which began in the attic, but a cause for the fire is not forthcoming.
Be Aware of Stolen License Plates
A license plate was stolen from a Dodge Caravan that belongs to Jesse Kay of Titusville. Stolen license plates are often used during the commission of other crimes. The license plate numbered JKT9284 was taken on Sunday night or Monday morning this week. If you may have seen this registration or have other information please call the State Police in Corry at (814)663-2043.
Absentee Voters Near Deadline
Radio PA, PA Department of State
If you wish to cast an absentee ballot in this month’s primary election you have less than one week to apply. The application deadline is next Tuesday, May the 8th. Absentee ballots must be filled and mailed by Friday May 11th.