Boy, 15, Arrested for School Threats
A 15 year old boy from Emlenton was arrested by Clarion State Police for allegedly making terroristic threats against the Allegheny Clarion Valley School District. The student allegedly sent his threats through the Snapchat app and was identified by a member of the AC Valley School District Administration.
Edinboro U Opens Student Start-Up Hub
Yesterday afternoon Edinboro University unveiled its new Student Start-Up Hub on the second floor of the Baron-Forness Library. This new hub is part of the Northwest Pennsylvania Innovation Beehive Network sponsored by Edinboro, Gannon, Mercyhurst, and Penn State Behrend Universities. The space is a business incubator for Edinboro Students who are starting a new business and is already home to a start-up company aimed at reducing plastic pollution in local watersheds.
Senate Passes Bill to Help Medical Workers
Pennsylvania’s State Senate recently passed a simple bill aimed at protecting healthcare workers from workplace related violence and harassment. Senate Bill 842 would change medical ID badge requirements so that healthcare workers would not have to display their last names. It’s been sent to the Pennsylvania House of Representatives.
Man Injured in Rollover Crash
Cody Eels of Cochranton was hospitalized at Meadville Medical Center after crashing his Dodge Caliber on State Highway 173. Crash scene investigators report Mr. Eels was no wearing a seatbelt while traveling south through Wayne Township in Crawford County when he drifted into a yard and down an embankment, then flipped over trying to get back to the road.
Knox Man Threatens Woman with Rifle
Henry Burkhart of Knox is being held in Clarion County Jail on $25,000 bail after allegedly firing a rifle inside his home during an argument. Authorities say Burkhart fired the weapon at a 55 year old woman and he has been charged with assault, reckless endangerment, and making terroristic threats.
Markey’s Law Approved in Committee
In the Pennsylvania General Assembly the House Judiciary Committee approved a bill known as Markey’s Law. Markey’s Law is named after an 8 year old Lawrence County boy stabbed to death by a former prisoner who had been put on parole. The bill would postpone an inmate’s consideration for parole by a year for escape attempts, smuggling, and certain other violations of prison and jail rules.