TRI COUNTY REPORT FOR AUGUST 19TH, 2019

Penn Med is withdrawing a five-point-two-three-million-dollar judgment against Ellwood City Medical Center.  The Beaver County Times reports the two sides reached a partial settlement of the debt, which dates back to a four-and-a-half million dollar loan taken out in October 2017.  The discontinue document does allow Penn Med to refile should something change in negotiations.

One woman was taken to the hospital after she crashed her vehicle into a Perkins Restaurant yesterday afternoon. According to the New Castle News the crash took place just before four o’clock. No one in the restaurant was hurt. The woman driver was taken to UPMC Jameson for treatment.

Two police officers are hurt after a large crowd shut down part of East Carson Street over the weekend.  The crowds had reportedly flooded into the street between tenth and 18th streets early Sunday morning.  An officer was writing a ticket when a driver ran over his foot.  The second officer was injured trying to assist the first cop.  The two were taken to U-P-M-C Mercy for treatment.  Tarin Smith and Eric James were both charged following the incident.  It was about 45 minutes until the crowd finally was dispersed by additional police units.

State Police in Butler County report a one vehicle accident over the weekend. According to police 18 year old Ethan McElroy of Karns City was westbound on South Argyle Street in Petorlia when he lost control and rolled the vehicle onto its side and then struck an embankment. McElroy suffered a minor injury. Police said he was cited.

Cleanup efforts are underway after several strong storms blew through Pittsburgh and the surrounding area over the weekend.  The storms are being blamed for two buildings partially collapsing on Butler Street in Lawrenceville and several thousand losing power at one point.  In Millvale, the storms took down trees and powerlines.

Greenville police repot a 12-year-old child was hit by a car Saturday afternoon. The accident happened on Wise Road between 3:30 p.m. and 4:00 p.m. WFMJ-TV reports Police say the child was taken to the hospital but was conscious and breathing. Police said no charges were filed.

There’s no word yet on the cause of a deadly motorcycle crash in Green County.  State police say the motorcycle crossed the center line of Route 19 in Franklin Township on Saturday and crashed into an oncoming vehicle.  The motorcyclist and a passenger were killed.

Pennsylvania officials have announced plans to close two centers for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities over the next three years. One of those is the Polk Center in Venango County which currently serves 194 residents. The Department of Human Services said that public meetings will be held next month to gather comment on the plans to close the two facilities.

A Youngstown-area man is scheduled to face a judge today, accused of making threats against the Jewish community.  FBI agents say James Reardon posted a video in which he identified himself as the gunman at a local synagogue, even though the shooting never took place.  Reardon is charged with telecommunications harassment and aggravated menacing.