TRI COUNTY REPORT FOR MAY 28TH, 2020

Police in Neshannock Township report a two vehicle accident that took place Tuesday night. According to police 21 year old Nicholas Lahr of New Castle failed to stop at the intersection of Mitchell Road and Wilmington Road and struck a vehicle operated by 58 year old Frank Hraczo of New Castle. Hraczo was taken to the hospital for treatment. The investigation into the accident is continuing.

A man from Grove City is accused of impersonating an F-B-I Agent.  Juan Silva allegedly walked into a West Main Street business May 10th and ordered a customer to get up against a wall several times while adding that he was a federal agent.  The 48-year-old is facing charges of impersonating a public servant and disorderly conduct.

Pennsylvania health officials are reporting more cases of COVID-19 throughout the state. Officials say yesterday saw an increase of 780 new cases pushing the total to nearly 70-thousand. Yesterday, about 113 new deaths related to the virus were reported as the death toll sits at 52-hundred-65.

Western Pennsylvania restaurants in yellow phase counties are getting some good news.  Governor Tom Wolf announced yesterday that he’s lifting restrictions on dine-in service on June Fifth.  Restaurants will be able to serve patrons on outdoor patios with social distancing and other coronavirus-fighting measures in place.  Eateries in green phase counties can offer indoor dining.

The Catholic Diocese of Pittsburgh is announcing its plan to merge 61 parishes into 15 new parishes this summer.  In a letter to parishioners, Bishop David Zubik called the task challenging but added that it would position the new parishes for more effective ministry by better addressing their financial needs and sharing resources.  The total number of parishes in the diocese will go from 152 to 106.

Butler Health System’s former C-O-O is pleading guilty to defrauding the health care provider out of hundreds of thousands of dollars.  Stephanie Roskovski struck a deal with prosecutors after being accused of falsifying receipts by claiming orders were for hospitals, even though they were for personal use.  Roskovski had worked for the hospital starting in 1994 and had served as chief operating officer from April 2011 to August 2017.  Her sentencing is expected in early October.

State troopers say a man has died after being found unresponsive in his pickup truck in Jefferson Township earlier this week.  It’s reported the man was in an F-150 parked along Zias Road Monday afternoon.  There’s no word on his cause of death and troopers haven’t released his name yet.

A federal judge is allowing Robert Levin to buy back his Levin Furniture chain.  The Pittsburgh Tribune Review reports Levin will be allowed to purchase 32 Levin and Wolf Furniture stores located in P-A and Ohio.  Last week, Levin said he had reached a 25-point-seven million dollar deal to buy the chain out of bankruptcy months after a previous deal fell through.

A man is recovering after a motorcycle accident this week in Butler Township.  The man was riding along Route Eight near the Super 8 Motel when he collided with a vehicle leaving the hotel.  The motorcycle rider was taken to Butler Memorial Hospital in an unknown condition.  There’s no word if any charges will be filed.

Conneaut Lake Park has announced the cancellation of the 2020 season due to the coronavirus. The Conneaut Lake Park Board of Trustees cited the park being under Chapter 11 Bankruptcy as one reason for the cancellation.Park officials say the health of their staff and guests are their top priority and have not been given guidance on the reopening of amusement parks for areas in the Green Phase. They hope to open for the 2021 season.