Former Cambridge Springs Priest Arrested and Charged for Child Rape
Office of Pennsylvania Attorney General Josh Shapiro
At 10:30 yesterday morning inside the Erie County Courthouse The Attorney General of Pennsylvania Josh Shapiro announced official charges against a Catholic Priest for the sexual assault of two minors. Father David Paulson, formerly a priest at St. Anthony of Padua Church in Cambridge Springs is alleged to have used his position to abuse two boys aged 15 and 8 years old. The sexual assaults are said to have taken place inside the rectorie of churches as well as in a remote cabin located in Jefferson County, he also allegedly forced his victims to talk about the assaults during confession. Father Paulson was arrested in Oil City early Tuesday morning without incident. The AG said that the Erie Diocese knew of Paulson’s predatory nature for the last 8 years.
Lawmakers Call for Prison Safety Review
A resolution in the Pennsylvania House of Representatives calls for a comprehensive review of the safety of staff in state prisons. Representatives Pam Snyder and Michael Hanna are the resolutions sponsors; they cite the recent fatal assault of a prison guard in Somerset County as a reason for the review.
State Police Investigate Stolen Dirt Bikes
Two dirt bikes were stolen from the home of Jeffrey Manross of Franklin. The first bike is a yellow, white, and black, 2004 RM 250 with a Metal Mulisha graphics kit. The second is a green and black 2009 Kawasaki KX250F with green spokes and Monster Energy decals. Please call (814)676-6596 if you have information.
Bicycle Safety Day
Office of State Representative Parke Wentling
This Saturday, May 12th at Elk Valley Elementary School in Lake City is Bicycle Safety Day hosted by State. Rep. Parke Wentling. From 10am until noon children can receive a free helmet from Safe Kids of Erie and Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine . There will also be lessons on bicycle safety laws, helmet inspections, and other activities. Bring your own bike, your helmet if you have one, and proper biking shoes.
Lawsuit Against State for Education Moves Forward
News Service via Keystone News Connection
The Commonwealth Court has overruled several objections to a lawsuit filed against the State of Pennsylvania alleging that school funding is inadequate and unfairly distributed. Two remaining objections are being subjected to further discovery. Republican State Senator Joe Scarnati claims school funding was fixed with a new formula in 2016.