TRI COUNTY REPORT FOR OCTOBER 25TH, 2019

Investigators say a man from Mercer County is facing homicide charges in the death of his teenage son.  The 14-year-old was found at their 500-block of District Road home in Delaware Township yesterday morning.  State troopers say another man, called a family friend, is facing endangering the welfare of a child charges as well.  There’s no word from state police on what led to the boy’s death.  Troopers haven’t identified the victim nor the suspects.

The Lawrence County District Attorney’s Office has charged a man following search warrant on Tuesday. Terry Micco faces four counts of possession with the intent to deliver and four counts of possession of a controlled substance. Authorities found fentanyl, suspected crack cocaine along with heroin at Miccos’ South Cedar Street residence. Police from the New Castle street crimes unit, along with the Ellwood City, Union and Pulaski Township police departments assisted in the search.

The Pennsylvania Turnpike’s gateway plaza in Lawrence County from Ohio will go cashless after Saturday. The Turnpike Commission has announced cash or credit will no longer be accepted at the toll area as of Sunday. All motorists will either have to use E-ZPass or be charged by mail based on photos taken of their license plates. Traffic traveling toward Ohio will be not affected because no toll is required on that section of the turnpike.

The Beaver County Board of Commissioners are going to give the Community College of Beaver County its long awaited subsidy.  The roughly one-million dollar portion of the subsidy payment was initially pushed from July budget to February 2020 to help balance the budget.  The Chairman of the Commissioners tells the Beaver County Times the county is at a point where they feel comfortable releasing the funds.

Congressman Tim Ryan says he’ll keep fighting for American workers from Capitol Hill instead of the White House.  The Niles Ohio Democrat ended his presidential campaign yesterday after falling well behind more well-known candidates with bigger war chests.  Ryan launched his campaign with a pro-labor message fueled in part by the closing of the General Motors plant in Lordstown.

A Pittsburgh man will spend a dozen years in prison after being convicted for trying to sell cocaine.  Thomas Poole was sentenced this week after he was connected to a conspiracy to traffic cocaine across Western P-A between August 2016 and November 2017.  Poole also must forfeit around 120-grand discovered during the investigation.

A resolution approved by the state Senate this week seeks to raise awareness about the problem of homelessness among children in Pennsylvania. Senator Wayne Fontana says children of all ages are negatively impacted by homelessness in theareas of physical health, emotional behavioral development and academic success. Fontana alsosays children are the fastest growing segment of the state’s homeless population with 42 percent ofhomeless children six years of age or younger. He says homeless children are found in each of thestate’s counties.

Police say a Pittsburgh man is in custody after a chase through Butler Thursday.  Ryan Gomez allegedly got free from police following a raid at a 600-block of West New Castle Street apartment yesterday morning and ran through the west end of town before being taken back into custody at an auto shop on Pillow Street.  It began when police were searching the apartment and found drugs and about one grand in cash.  Gomez is behind bars on 100-thousand-dollars bail.

A Bellevue man will spend the next four years behind bars following a child pornography conviction.  Christopher Morrison was sentenced Thursday and will also serve ten years of supervised release after leaving prison.  The 26-year-old was pulled over in Adams Township in Butler County last year when police found about 700 images of child pornography on his phone involving a minor under 12-years-old.