Tri County Report For July 5th, 2019

The Beaver County Corporation for Economic Development is beginning the transition to a new leader.  The C-E-D is turning to Vice President Laura Rubino to lead in the interim as the search for a new president begins.  Rubino replaces the retiring Jim Palmer who had served as president since 1993.  The search for the president is expected to take between six-to-12 months.

A family dog is recovering after being rescued from a burning Beaver County home.  North Sewickley Township firefighters found the animal yesterday amid the smoke and flames that gutted the Mercer Road home, then gave it oxygen at the scene.  Other residents made it out safely.

Grove City Police say a man has been arrested following a domestic incident. WFMJ-TV is reporting the incident happened on the 200 block of Gilmore Avenue. Police say that a female was assaulted by 29-year-old Brian Campbell at that address. Campbell is charged with aggravated assault, terroristic threats and reckless endangerment of another person. Bond was set at 25 thousand dollars. Campbell has a hearing set for July 10th.

A new law will let instructors across Pennsylvania declare what will be called a flexible instruction day for bad weather, building issues or a security threat.  Under the bill Governor Tom Wolf signed into law, students could continue their instruction out of school either online or offline.  Each district would have up to five days each year to designate as flexible days.

The suspect in a Venango County sex assault case is behind bars.  Police say 19-year-old William Clayton was tracked down in Pittsburgh on Wednesday.  Clayton is accused of having sex with an underage girl and collecting explicit photos of other girls on his phone and computer.

All of the babies at University of Pittsburgh Medical Center are in stable condition following an MRSA [[ MER-zuh ]]  incident.  The hospital’s chief nursing officer says the six babies who tested positive for the virus are not demonstrating any signs of clinical infection such as fever or rashes.  Several staff members also tested positive.  It’s believed a visitor pass along an MRSA strain that infected a dozen people.

According to Inside Butler county one person was seriously hurt following a motorcycle crash on Wednesday. The accident took place on West Cunningham Street near the intersection with West Jefferson Street. Police said multiple vehicles were involved and an injured female in need of medical attention. The exact cause of the crash is under investigation.

All Pittsburgh police officers will be equipped with body cams by the end of the year.  City officials made that announcement this week.  Since 2012, motorcycle and bike officers have been wearing the cameras, with 200-more purchased for the department in 2015.