TRI COUNTY REPORT FOR JULY 29TH, 2019

Police have charged a second person in connection with the shooting death of a Sharon man. According to the New Castle News 25 year old Eddie James Robinson Jr. of Youngstown was charged Wednesday with homicide, robbery, conspiracy to commit robbery, burglary, conspiracy to commit burglary and aggravated cruelty to animals for his alleged role in the homicide of 24 year old Kalil Hospson. The shooting took place at a home on Cedar Avenue back on May 23rd. Hopson was taken to a Youngstown Hospital where he died. .

Investigators are blaming a deer for a deadly crash in Butler County Sunday.  Troopers say the vehicle was headed eastbound on Route 68 in Connoquenessing Township when it struck the deer.  The animal hit the windshield of a vehicle headed the opposite direction.  That driver, a man from Ohio in his 70s, died after a crash.

U-S Representative Conor Lamb is continuing to push the I-R-S to forgive a sizable fine levied against Beaver County for misfiled payroll tax paperwork.  In a letter sent last week, Lamb asked the agency to waive 387-thousand in fines and penalties saying the taxpayers shouldn’t have to pay the price for the mistakes made by an individual.  The misfiled paperwork has been corrected and resubmitted.  The payroll supervisor that misfiled the paperwork in 2016 and 2018 has been fired.

State Police in Butler County report a Slippery Rock man was flown to a Pittsburgh Hospital following a one vehicle accident in Washington Township. Police said 29 year old Stephen Dombeck was eastbound on Branchton Road when he lost control of his vehicle and rolled it onto its side. Dombeck was flown to UPMC Presbyterian Hospital for treatment of a possible head injury.

Tight deadlines for absentee ballots mean Pennsylvania’s mail-in votes arrive too late to be counted far more often than the national average. The Philadelphia Inquirer reported that 4.2% of Pennsylvania’s absentee ballots got to voting offices after the deadline to be counted in the November 2018 election, compared with less than 1% nationally. The Inquirer says the commission figures apparently undercounted the number of Pennsylvania late ballots by at least 1,400.

Three people are recovering after being hurt during a large fight outside of a Pittsburgh restaurant over the weekend.  It happened late Saturday night near the Royal Place restaurant on Liberty Road in Overbrook where the three men were stabbed then taken to the hospital.  It’s believed the fight started inside the restaurant then spilled outside.  So far, no arrests have been made.

A Conneaut Lake man was hurt following an accident on Interstate 79 in Muddy Creek Township. State Police report 36 year old Michael Beazley was southbound on 79 when he lost control of his vehicle, traveled up an embankment causing the vehicle to roll over. Police said Beazley was hurt but refused treatment.

U.S. Senator Bob Casey has introduced a measure that would enhance and expand support, protection, and prevention for Americans affected by family violence, domestic violence, and dating violence. The bill strengthens and updates the National Domestic Violence Hotline to better serve underserved populations, such as people who are deaf or hard of hearing, expands prevention efforts and creates a new program that provides resources.  More than 10 million people in the United States are abused each year with more than one third of women and men reporting the experience of sexual violence, physical violence, or stalking by an intimate partner.