News Live 365: June 23rd, 2020

The Venango County Chamber of Commerce has announced that the 42nd Annual Oil Heritage Festival will be taking place this year, but without the Oil Heritage Parade. The festival will run from July 23rd to July 26th and will still include most of the other traditional activities including the fireworks display.  The 2020 Oil Heritage Parade was cancelled due to a combination of factors that include public safety and several annual participants pulling out.

 

Erie County will finally be moved into the Green Phase of Pennsylvania’s COVID-19 recovery plan on Friday, June the 26th. Erie will be joining 12 other counties which will leave only Lebanon County in the yellow phase. Pennsylvania is performing an average of 14,000 tests for COVID per day and detecting around 500 new cases.

 

141st Speaker of the Pennsylvania House of Representatives is Bryan Cutler of Lancaster County. Speaker Cutler has served seven terms in the House of Representatives and comes from the role of House Majority Leader which he has filled since 2018. The new House Majority Leader is Kerry Benninghoff who has represented Center and Mifflin Counties since 1997.