TRI COUNTY REPORT FOR SEPTEMBER 8TH, 2020

State Police in Lawrence County arrested a man Sunday night following a traffic stop. According to police,  40 year old Aaron Isaac Yoder  refused verbal commands and quickly approaced the officers involved. Yoder resisted arrest and was under the influence, according to the report.  He was taken into custody and taken to UPMC Jameson and then to Lawrence County Jail for arraignment of charges including, burglary, theft, receiving stolen property, resisting arrest and DUI.

The New Castle News is reporting that a 15 year old male is charged as an adult after reports that he fired a gun at a moving car occupied by three teens on New Castle’s Lower East Side.Logan McConnell of North Jefferson Street is in the Lawrence County jail on $200,000 bond in connection with the incident, which was reported to have occurred around 9 p.m. Thursday. No injuries were reported as a result of the gunfire. McConnell faces a number of charges including  three counts each of criminal attempt at first-degree murder and aggravated assault.

A former Mercer County teacher and coach has been sentenced after being convicted of sexually assaulting a student in another state. WFMJ-TV reports 45-year-old Richard Adsit Jr. was sentenced to thirty years in the state prison. udge Jon Oldenburg suspended fifteen years of that sentence, but also declared that when Adsit completes his sentence he must register his home address as a Level One Sexual offender. Prosecutors say Adsit fondled and had sex with a female student player under 16 years old when he was working at Geyser High School in Montana before he came to the Mercer Area School District. Adsit was 36 years old at the time.

Police in Grove City are investigating a theft that happened late last month.  It’s believed an unknown person took several bags from an apartment on Gilmore Avenue Sunday August 30th.  It’s believed there was an undisclosed amount of jewelry and clothing in the bags.  Anyone with information on the theft is asked to contact Grove City police.

Joe Biden is taking President Donald Trump to task over alleged comments he made about troops.  At a campaign stop in Harrisburg Monday, the Democratic nominee called Trump downright not American after allegedly calling veterans losers and suckers.  Biden concluded his comments at the Pennsylvania A-F-L-C-I-O headquarters by saying Trump has no business being President of the United States.

Gas line installation work is expected to begin today in Chippewa Township.  Crews will be working on part of Route 40-40, otherwise known as the 37th Street Extension, weather permitting.  PennDOT officials are fully closing the road down between Wallace Run Road and McKinley Road through September 14th for the installation work.

State Health Officials say yesterday saw an increase of almost 547 new Covid-19 cases to the total, pushing it close to 140-thousand. About 20 new deaths related to the virus were added to the death toll, which is at 77-hundred-80. Lawrence County added no new cases on Monday and has a total of 474 cases. A 21st County resident died from Covid-19 yesterday and it was the county’s third death in the last four days.

Vice President Mike Pence is set to make a pair of visits to Western P-A tomorrow.  Pence is scheduled to appear in Murrysville at Cornerstone Ministries as well as Penn Energy Recourses’ Natural Gas Well on Baker Road in Freedom, Beaver County.  Pence was last in Westmoreland County on September 1st at a Workers for Trump rally in Exeter Township.

Organizers say there will be a Butler County Pro-Am Fall Classic golf tournament this year.  The event is open to professionals and amateurs and is held at the Cranberry Highlands and Butler Country Club.  The event is in its second year and is put on by the Butler County Tourism and Convention Bureau.