An Albion man who was sought by Erie County Authorities for the theft of an automobile in Girard was found dead in Chautauqua County New York. Last Monday the unnamed 41 year old man had led police officers in Erie on a high speed chase that was called off for public safety reasons and then fled across the border into New York State. He was discovered along with the stolen vehicle on Saturday the 22nd after apparantly committing suicide by hanging.
The Franklin State Police are in possession of a black duffel bag that was found at a gas station near Interstate 80 in Emlenton. The bag contained a wig, some clothing, and several items of a very personal nature. If you are the owner call (814)676-6596 to identify and claim the bag and its contents.
The Roman Catholic Diocese of Scranton is not following the example of Harrisburg’s diocese and will not declare bankruptcy as it had considered. While the Harrisburg Diocese declared bankruptcy last week claiming it was suffering under the weight of clergy abuse lawsuits, Scranton’s diocese has decided it will instead sell some underused properties and use the proceeds to create a survivors fund to pay settlements to victims of sexual assault by clergy members.