News Live 365: February 28th, 2019

Corry Troopers Investigating Burglaries

PSP Corry
State Police based in Corry are looking for witness help with a couple of residential burglary investigations in the Titusville area that happened this month. On the night of February 19th or 20th three Stihl brand chainsaws and a Champion brand generator were stolen from the garage of a home on Thompson Run road. Then over the weekend a circular saw and numerous power tools were taken from a property on Welsh Hill Road Near Spartansburg. Anyone with information should call the Corry State Police at (814)663-2043.


Edinboro Presents Martin Luther King and Joseph Laythe Awards

Edinboro University
Today Edinboro University will present its 23rd annual Martin Luther King Junior Awards. This year’s recipients are Mr. Sean Gibson and Ms. Erika DePalmer. Sean Gibson is a 1995 EU graduate and the current director of his great grandfather’s Josh Gibson Foundation and continues Negro League Baseball legend’s charitable works. Erika DePamler is an EU student being recognized with a Dr. Joseph Laythe award for her work with the Circle K Kiwanis Club. The awards are being presented in the Van Houten Dining Hall at 11:30 this morning.


Fetterman’s Listening Tour Stops in Meadville

Last night the Lt. Governor of Pennsylvania, John Fetterman, visited Meadville as part of his all county listening tour about the legalization or decriminalization of marijuana in the commonwealth. The event was scheduled from 6PM until 7:30 at Allegheny College but ran over by almost another 30 minutes as residents in Crawford County were eager to share their opinions about and experiences with marijuana. Libertarian Candidate for Crawford County Commissioner Glenn Tuttle was pro legalization and commented that cannabis was safer than romaine lettuce. Several sufferers of chronic pain testified on how they could live normal lives and avoid major surgeries by treating their pain with marijuana; one of them commented he did not wish to live as an outlaw because of his pain management. Opponents to legalization spoke of everything from family members lost in car accidents with intoxicated drivers to studies about gateway drugs. Overall the attendees were split about 70/30 in favor of legalization, a result which the Lt. Governor remarked seemed to be about typical. Throughout the night a wide range of thoughts and opinions were discussed but the tone remained very civil and even people who disagreed with each other’s positions found cause to applaud each other’s points.