TRI COUNTY REPORT FOR JULY 13TH, 2020

Police in Beaver County are looking for the man who they believe shot another man in a bar fight early Saturday morning.  It’s believed the shooting followed an altercation between the two at Whiskey Rhythm Bar on Pennsylvania Avenue in Monaca.  Investigators are looking for Kelin Coleman, who also goes by the name Nuskigang Kilo and lives in Beaver Falls.  There’s no word on the victim’s condition.

State police are investigating a theft from a business in Springfield Township, Mercer County.  It’s believed someone took a hydraulic jack hammer, a catalytic converter, and one other item from a business on Perry Highway at some point over a three-week period while the owner was away.  The value of the items came to around 16-grand.  Anyone with information on the theft is asked to contact state police at the Mercer Barracks.

Officials with Concordia at Villa Saint Joseph in Baden, Beaver County say five residents have tested positive for COVID-19.  Representatives with the long-term care facility say the five are in isolation, and they are actively monitoring other residents for COVID-19 symptoms.  They added that they performed contact tracing for each of the five and notified affected residents and their families as well as other employees.

Officials with the P-A Department of Health are reporting 725 more COVID-19 cases across the commonwealth.  That brings P-A’s total to 95-thousand-414 confirmed or probable cases since the start of the pandemic.  On Sunday, health department representatives said they would be updating the death toll today since the data section of their website was down for maintenance. Lawrence County added 15 new positive COVID-19 cases over the weekend, and now has 174 cases with nine deaths.

The New Castle News reports that Lawrence County will be receiving seven million dollars in coronavirus aid. The announcement was made Friday afternoon by Lawrence County Commissioners Chairman Morgan Boyd. The funding, is through the federal government’s CARES Act. Each municipality was awarded at least $5,000.

State Police in Lawrence County report a one vehicle accident Saturday afternoon on Interstate 376. According to police, 23 year old Kyle Weber of Erie lost control of his vehicle and struck a guardrail. Police said Weber was not hurt.

Authorities in Mercer County say, a Campbell Ohio man is in jail in connection with the murder of a Sharon woman. 20 year old Antwan Jones Jr., is charged in the shooting death of 36-year-old Clarice Somerville of Sharon. The shooting took place yesterday afternoon in the 300 block of Quinby street.  Somerville was taken to St.Elizabeth Hospital in Youngstown where she was pronounced dead. The investigation is continuing.

There are now four more states on Pennsylvania’s quarantine list.  State officials are asking anyone who visits Delaware, Iowa, Kansas, and Oklahoma to self-quarantine for 14 days after returning to P-A.  Those four states were added to the list of 15 others that state officials had previously recommended for self-quarantine.

One person is hurt after a motorcycle crash last week in Winfield Township, Butler County.  On Thursday afternoon, the wreck happened along Mushroom Farm Road near Cornetti Road, with the motorcycle operator suffering a leg injury and a laceration on his face.  There’s no word on what may have caused that crash.

Crews are starting overhead utility work today in three Beaver County municipalities.  Work starts this morning in Center Township as well as in Industry and Vanport on overhead lines on Route 68 between Barclay Hill Road and Sebring Road and on Pleasant Drive between Broadhead and Bunker Hill roads.  The work is expected to be completed in mid-August.