News Live 365: November 19th, 2018

Dozens of accidents were reported around the region during the first winter storm of the year last Thursday. Police and EMS agencies have not reported any serious injuries but there were several close calls. In Cranberry Township, Venango County Auston Johnson was one of those close calls when he lost control and slid driver’s side first into a PennDOT plow truck on Route 257. Auston avoided injury but the collision with the plow destroyed his car.

 

Pennsylvania State Police from Meadville and other stations that are part of Troop E will be conducting sobriety checkpoints around the region during the Thanksgiving Weekend. The goal of the checkpoints is of course to deter and apprehend impaired drivers but also to protect all motorists and ensure a safe and happy holiday.

 

One of Pennsylvania’s longest serving State Senators is saying goodbye after more than 40 years in the assembly. Stewart Greenleaf served as Republican Chairman for the Senate Judiciary Committee for 30 years in Harrisburg. Greenleaf’s district is now Represented by Democrat Maria Collett who won her race against his son.

 

The Clarion State Police are holding a child car seat safety inspection this Wednesday, November 21st. Parents and anyone else who routinely transports young children are encouraged to come to this free event from 2 to 6PM on 1141 East Main Street in Clarion. The safety of our children is paramount so please pass the word along to others who could benefit.

 

Abigail Vanyo of Meadville suffered some minor injuries when she crashed on Interstate 79 due to road conditions last Thursday. Her car overturned on its roof when she lost control while driving through Crawford County’s Hayfield Township. She was treated by EMTs at the scene and not hospitalized.

 

A new Pennsylvania law allows county housing authorities to rehouse domestic abuse victims who live in public housing. Victims of abuse at home who live in public housing can be moved to a new location within the auspices of the same housing authority or in another county. Housing authorities will also be prohibited from releasing the addresses of those they rehome without a court order.