All students at Meadville Area Middle School will be doing remote learning for three days after a member of the school’s staff tested positive for COVID-19 on Monday Night. Crawford Central School District will have lunches available to be picked up for students from noon until 1PM every day and students are expected to be ready for online classes from 8:30AM until 3:25PM. Any further questions can be directed through e-mail to COVID@craw.org. According to the Department of Health, COVID cases have spiked above 1,000 new cases per day across the state since the beginning of October flu season, over 184,000 infections have been detected leading to 8,533 confirmed deaths; 1 in 3 patients have reported persistent symptoms and health problems after the infection had ended.
The Pennsylvania House of Representatives failed to overcome another Gubernatorial Veto yesterday, falling short of the ⅔ majority needed to overcome Tom Wolf’s veto of a bill that would have entirely removed restrictions on restaurant occupancy.
Tomorrow, October 22nd, the Meadville YMCA will be distributing more than 200 food boxes for Crawford County families in need. Beginning at 5:30PM volunteers from the YMCA and local area businesses will begin distributing food boxes from their location at the City of Meadville’s Public Works Garage on 1340 South Cottage Street. The food boxes are furnished by the USDA’s Farmers to Families program and will contain assorted dairy, meat, and fresh produce items.
Four suspects were arrested in connection to a September burglary in Rocky Grove. According to the Sugarcreek Police Department Steven Hancy, Kierney Manson, Gavin Leahy, and Brandon Johnson were able to be tracked down and arrested after they allegedly used their victim’s social security number to gain access to $1,800 in unemployment compensation also belonging to the victim. All the men have been charged with multiple crimes including burglary, identity theft, access device fraud, and more; two of the men also face drug related charges.