Saegertown Man Injured in DUI Crash
Allen Powell of Saegertown was rushed to Meadville Medical Center after being seriously injured in a DUI related crash early Sunday morning. Authorities say Powell was intoxicated and exceeding the speed limit when he left the road on Route 77 in Athens Township, Crawford County, and hit the ditch. While still traveling through the ditch Powell’s pickup collided with several trees and road signs which eventually separated the truck’s bed and cab from the frame.
First Day to Buy Doe Tags
Venango County Treasurer Deborah H. Sharpe
Pennsylvania Hunters can begin applying for the first round of antlerless deer licenses today. To apply you must have a valid 2019-2020 hunting licenses and send a check or money order through the mail in the pink envelope provided by the PA Game Commission. The cost is $6.90 for a Pennsylvania resident, and $26.90 for out of state hunters. You can check if your application was accepted by checking www.pgc.pa.gov.
PennDOT Work Schedules Published
PennDOT’s District 1 work schedules for the week of July 8th to July 12th are available to the public and you can find them published here on our website.
Franklin Teen Crashes into House
19 year old Matthew Clayton of Franklin was transported to UPMC Northwest after crashing his car on Friday July 5th. Shortly before 1AM his Mitsubishi Lancer left Pone Lane in Sandycreek then collided with several mailboxes and a house. All of his vehicle’s airbags were deployed in the crash and authorities say Clayton was not wearing his seatbelt.
DUI Driver Collides with Towed Boat
Philip Lenkner of Greenville is facing DUI and other related charges after colliding with a towed boat on Route 322 in Crawford County’s South Shenango Township. At 4:20 in the afternoon on Saturday Lenkner swerved into the opposing lane, detaching the trailer, and sending the boat it contained flying 100 feet away. Lenkner continued until he struck a guardrail.
Wolf Vetoes Election Reform Bill
Confusion reigns in Harrisburg after Governor Tom Wolf vetoed an election reform bill that had wide bipartisan support in the General Assembly. Senate Bill 34 had two provisions, one to remove straight party voting as an option on the ballot machine, and one to provide $90 million in grants to help counties buy new voting machines. Wolf said that removing straight ticket voting options will confuse some voters and increase the lines at polling stations.