Local 2019 Election Results
Preliminary results for yesterday’s general elections have been tabulated and were already available for viewing online in most counties by the time polling closed at 8PM last night. The results are not yet considered final until authorities are finished checking provisional, write in, and absentee ballots. In both Crawford and Venango Counties around a third of eligible voters came to the polls to vote yesterday and here is a look at some of the results. In the big race for Sheriff in Crawford County republican David Powers defeated Democrat Neil Fratus with 52% of the vote, in a tight race it was a difference of a little over 1,000 votes. In the race for Crawford County Commissioner Republicans Eric Henry and Francis F. Weiderspahn Jr. were the two top seats. Venango County’s Commissioner race also went to two Republican candidates, Sam Breene and Mike Dulaney.
Family Injured in I-80 Crash
A mother and three young children aged five to eight years old were injured during an Interstate 80 crash in Venango County on Saturday November 2nd. Authorities say the crash happened when 32 year old Blair Legg of Harrisville was switching lanes near mile marker 37 in Clinton Township and caused a collision with a van.
Teen Charged in Group Home Escape Attempt
A 14 year old Female resident of Andromeda House is being charged in Juvenile Court with harassment, criminal mischief, and disorderly conduct after she tried to leave the facility. It’s alleged that the teen struck two members of the staff while trying to break down a door on October the 26th.
Holt Murder Trial Underway
The first degree murder trial of a man who killed a police officer in Westmoreland County is taking place this week. The trial of 31 year old Rahmael Sal Holt began on Monday with the accused pleading self defense. Holt killed a New Kensington police officer named Brian Shaw after an altercation during a traffic stop in November of 2017 and could face the death penalty.