Car Crash Kills 1 on Friday
A 22 year old man from Knox was killed in a single car crash in Clarion County’s Salem Township Friday morning. Clarion County Coroner Randall Stom pronounced Russell Bishop dead at the scene of the accident after his car impacted two trees head on. At last word State Police were still investigating the reason Russel had driven off the road.
Police Investigate Shooting During Airsoft Play
Clarion State Police are also investigating an incident in which a 23 year old Shippenville man was shot by a .45 caliber handgun while playing with airsoft guns. Chris best suffered a non life threatening injury in what he and others described as an accident. You can find each schedule here.
Two Friars Plea No Contest to Helping Child Molester
Office of Pennsylvania Attorney General Josh Shapiro
Two Franciscan Friars became the first members of a religious order in Pennsylvania to be held criminally liable for protecting clergymen who abused children. Robert D’Aversa and Anthony Criscitelli pleaded no contest last Friday to charges of child endangerment for failing to act when a fellow friar cum child predator named Stephen Baker was implicated in multiple complaints of child molestation.
Meadville Man Injured in Crash
Patrick Holter of Meadville was badly injured in a crash in Crawford County’s North Shenango Township. According to State Police he pulled early through the intersection of Route 286 and Hartstown Road and was hit on his passenger side by Arlene manning of Springboro. Holter was not wearing a seatbelt and was flown to UMPC Hamot in Erie for treatment of Injuries. Arlene Manning was checked for injuries at Meadville Medical Center.
PennDOT Maintenance Schedules Available
PennDOT has released its weekly maintenance schedule for Crawford, Warren, Erie, Forest, Mercer, and Venango counties. This weeks maintenance schedule includes the start of lane restrictions on the Bayfront Parkway in Erie. You can find the full work schedule here.
Auditor General Calls State Contract Terms Inexcusable
Pennsylvania’s Auditor General Eugene DePasquale has remarked that he doesn’t think the Commonwealth does a good enough job holding contractors accountable for their work. DePasquale said a large number of contracts he reviewed had no penalties for long delays or shoddy work written into them which he called inexcusable.