News Live 365: May 6th, 2019

One Man Killed, Another Injured in Separate Motorcycle Accidents

PSP Franklin
54 year old John Umstead of Reno was hospitalized Saturday after crashing his Harley Davidson motorcycle in Venango County. Authorities say John was travelling along Congress Hill Road in Sandycreek Township around 2:15 in the afternoon, when he lost control after passing another vehicle, hit an embankment, went airborne across Meadow Road, and collided with a tree. He was airlifted to a Hospital in Pittsburgh.
60 year old Raymond Paden was killed Saturday in another motorcycle accident in Venango County. He struck a guide rail on Mercer road and was propelled down an embankment into a ravine shortly before 1PM.

News Live Publishes PennDOT Work Schedule

PennDOT has released its work schedule for the week of May 6th through May 10th. It involves a project to replace a 105 year old bridge on Brown Run Road in Warren County’s Meade Township. You can find a full schedule here.


Car Accident Kills Meadville Man

PSP Meadville
Israel Kelly of Meadville was pronounced dead by Crawford County Coroner Scott Schell at the scene of an early morning traffic accident on Saturday. Investigators say that Mr. Kelly drove his Ford Focus off the side of Liberty Street Extension in West Mead for unknown reasons and was propelled into the air after striking a culvert. The vehicle struck a roadside tree while in the air.


Two Candidates for EU President

Edinboro University
Edinboro University’s Council of Trustees has selected two candidates to become the next University President. The two candidates are Peter Fackler who currently serves as the interim president at Mansfield University, and Dr. Guiyou Huang who is currently the Chancellor of Louisiana State University of Alexandria. The Pennsylvania State Education System Board of Governors will make the final determination.


State Senator Seeks to End Straight Ticket Voting

Radio PA
Straight party ticket voting may soon be a thing of the past in Pennsylvania. PA is one of only eight states that still allow a straight party option on the ballot. State Senator Lisa Boscola introduced a measure to end the practice and says that removing it will increase voter awareness of candidates and issues.