News Live 365: August 7th, 2019

No Injuries When Hay Bale Collides with SUV

A family from Lucinda narrowly managed to avoid injury after crashing into a large bale of hay that fell from a trailer on Route 66. Shortly after noon on Sunday August third the SUV containing Daniel and Jamie Ferringer and their one year old child collided head on with a round bale of hay weighing about half a ton after it rolled off a trailer being towed in front of them. Nobody was harmed and the driver towing the hay bales was cited for not securing his load.

 

Crawford County Tax Assessors get to Work

According to Crawford County’s Chief Assessor Joe Galbo III, tax assessors will be visiting homes in Meadville, Titusville, and around the county to complete per capita (or head tax) rolls. For more information call the Chief Assessor’s Office at (814)333-7305. Some Crawford County Municipalities charge a head tax on everyone 18 years or older by December 31st.

 

Call the Get Help Now Hotline for Drug and Alcohol Problems

Jennifer Smith is Pennsylvania’s Secretary of Drug and Alcohol Programs and is working to spread the word about the commonwealth’s Get Help Now Hotline. If you are seeking treatment for yourself or a loved one’s drug or alcohol problem call the Get Help Now Hotline at 1-800-662-HELP (4357).

 

Clarion State Police Using Sobriety Checkpoints

State Police forces in Clarion County are sending out a notification that they will be conducting sobriety checkpoints between August 5th and September 5th with a focus on removing impaired drivers from the highways.

 

Authorities Investigating Erie County Court Records

In both state and local news, the Erie County District Attorney’s Office, State Board of Pardons, and other agencies are trying to piece together the mess after around 900 civil court cases were treated as criminal cases. Authorities are investigating how and why infractions as minor as overdue library book fines were treated as criminal acts.