Pennsylvania’s Primary Elections, What you need to know on the State and Federal Level
Today is Primary election Day in the State of Pennsylvania. Voters can pick candidates for the 2018 General Election in November by voting for members of their registered party. If you are newly registered or have changed polling locations you must have photo ID to vote, polls open at 7am and close at 8pm.
Several major statewide primaries are going on today. In the race for Governor the Republican Party is fielding three different candidates in their primary; Laura Ellsworth, Paul Mango, and Scott Wagner, while Governor Tom Wolf has no primary opponents.
A crowded Lt. Governor’s race sees 5 candidates from each party. On the Democratic side Incumbent Mike Stack faces Nina Ahmad, Kathy Cozzone, John Fetterman, and Ray Sosa. The Republican field includes Jeff Bartos, Kathleen Coder, Joseph Gale, Peg Luksik, and Diana Irey Vaughan.
Federal Primaries of consequence include a Republican challenger to Democratic Senator Bob Casey; Lou Barletta and Jim Christiana vie for the nomination. In the newly formed Congressional districts Republican incumbents have multiple Democrats vying to be challengers. Susan Boser and Wade Jodun seek to run against Glenn Thompson in the 15th, in the 16th Ronald DiNicola, Robert Multari, and Chris Rieger seek their party’s nomination against Mike Kelly.
If you have any questions, complaints, or concerns about today’s primary elections check out votes.pa.com. Votes PA is the Commonwealth’s most complete resource for all election related needs.
Man Arrested After Terrorizing Woman with Knife in Truck
Ryan Kostreba of Corry was charged with Terroristic Threats, Unlawful Restraint, Simple Assault, and more. It’s alleged that on March 4th Kostreba terrorized a 26 year old woman, forcing her to stay in his truck by knifepoint and threatening to kill her. Authorities say he also punched her in the face. He fled the scene without causing his victim serious injury and was arrested by State Police on the seventh.
Meadville Medical Center’s Residency Clinic Opens in New Location
Meadville Medical Center
Meadville Medical Center’s Family Medicine Residency Clinic has been relocated to 640 Alden Street in Meadville. The Residency Center was previously in Conneautville before it was destroyed by a fire, its eight residents and four perceptor physicians will be seeing patients at the Alden Street location for the foreseeable future. Anyone who is seeking more information on the move can call (814)373-2276.