Moving Wall Comes to Meadville
Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 52
The Moving Wall, a ½ scale replica of the Vietnam War Memorial in Washington DC, is coming to Meadville today. The wall will reach Meadville’s Diamond Park at around 3pm this afternoon after being escorted by members of the Patriot Guard from Victory Family Church in Cranberry. The wall will be erected in the Diamond Park on Thursday with an opening ceremony at 7PM and will remain on display until a closing ceremony at 3PM on Monday. The wall was devised by John Devitt in 1982 and constructed by veterans of the Vietnam War. The Moving Wall was first displayed in Tyler, Texas in 1984. The wall will be open day and night and is free to visit at any time.
State News: Dr. Pleads Guilty to Writing Fake Prescriptions
Office of Pennsylvania Attorney General Josh Shapiro
In state news, a Westmoreland County Doctor pleaded guilty to dozens of charges related to the illegal prescription of opioids. 65 year old Dr. Ralph Capone used the names of his family members to write 332 fraudulent prescriptions for Hydrocodone for recreational use between 2014 and 2017. Dr. Capone’s sentencing hearing is scheduled for October 27th. According the office of Pennsylvania Attorney Josh Shapiro 4.5 drug dealers are being arrested daily in the commonwealth and 33 tons of opioids have been destroyed so far this year.
State Police Seek Info on Shoplifters
The Clarion State Police are gathering information on a trio of shoplifters who have repeatedly stolen items from from Wal-Mart in in Clarion County’s Monroe Township. 1 man and 2 women were caught on surveillance video on August 21st and again on September 10th working together to sneak items from the store at or around midnight. They travel in a dark van with Pennsylvania plates. If you have information to share please call the Pennsylvania State Police at (814)226-1710.
Scranton School District Official Charged with Crimes after Audit
A yearly Audit by the Auditor General lead to criminal charges against a Scranton area school official. An audit of the district’s no bid transportation contract found that about $500,000 had been funneled through an auto body shop owned by Scranton District Fleet Manager Daniel Sansky in 2016. Sansky has been charged for dealing with unlawful proceeds and other crimes and more arrests are possible. Auditor General Eugene Depasquale is ordering the review of similar no bid contracts in other districts.