The Crawford County Board of Commissioners revealed that several poll workers at a Meadville voting precinct recently tested positive for COVID-19. The poll workers were all from the polling location at the First Christian Church on Main Street Extension. Meadville Medical Center’s epidemiologist Dr. Becky Dawson and the Crawford County Commissioners are advising anyone who voted at that location to monitor themselves for any symptoms and signs of COVID-19 and to seek medical attention if necessary. Crawford County added record cases of COVID on both Tuesday and Wednesday and nine people are currently hospitalized with four on respirators. Conneaut Area High School has closed its doors to students until next week after positive cases, so has Maplewood High school, Meadville Area Middle School, Meadville Area Senior High School, and Neason Hill Elementary School. There are more than 72,000 people currently confirmed to have COVID infections in Pennsylvania.
Favorite son of Meadville turned Penn State Football star running back Journey Brown sadly announced he must retire from the sport of football due to a medical diagnosis. Journey was recently diagnosed with hypertrophic cardiomyopathy, an untreatable heart condition which prevents his continued participation in football. In one of his many recent statements Journey pointedly stated, “…I know I left it out there [on the field] and have no regrets, other than wishing I could step out onto the field one final time.”
The Meadville Downtown YMCA which has been closed due to a leaking water main is expected to reopen tomorrow after repairs are completed. The facility had to close on Tuesday after the leak was discovered.
Even as they picked their leadership for 2021 and 2022, many Pennsylvania republicans are calling for a full audit of the November 3rd elections. Many party members including local representatives Kathy Rapp and Brad Raoe are calling for an audit to be handled by the general assembly to review the election results.