Hunting Accident Being Investigated in Crawford County
Pennsylvania State Police are reporting that an accidental shooting in Crawford County is being investigated by the Game Commission. At about 2:20PM on the afternoon of Friday the 13th a 12 year old boy and his father were hunting woodchucks in a field located in Beaver Township. The boy shot himself in the left foot while raising a .22 caliber rifle to take aim and was taken to UPMC Hamot in Erie for Treatment.
Correction About University Tuition
Last week while reporting on an increase in tuition in the Pennsylvania State System for Higher; Education we mistakenly declared a cost of $7,716 per semester when that cost is per year. The tuition increase of 2.9% was the fourth such increase in as many years. Thanks to Christopher LaFuria and the staff at Edinboro University for the correction.
Corry Man Found Dead During Fishing Trip
The identity of a man found dead near the town of Corry in Erie County is not being released by the Pennsylvania State Police. The victim was an 86 year old man who was discovered in the water where he had been fishing on Friday. Family members attempted CPR but Erie County Deputy Coroner Nicholas Rekitt declared him deceased at 4:58PM.
ServeSafe Training in August
Penn State Extension
Penn State Extension is offering another one of its ServSafe Manager Food Safety training courses. The classes will be held on August 23rd and 30th from 9AM to 4PM at the Crawford County Extension Office. To register, call 1-877-345-0691.
Environmental Groups Sue Allegheny County of Clean Air Funds.
The Group Against Smog and Pollution or GASP and the Clean Air Council filed a lawsuit against Allegheny County last week claiming they are misusing money meant to combat air pollution. The Allegheny County Health Department is undergoing a $9 million renovation and about half the money is coming from the Clean Air Fund which is meant to fund projects that decrease air pollution. Allegheny County has some of the worst air quality in the nation according to the EPA.