News Live 365: November 18th, 2020

Mercer County authorities are investigating the burglary of a property on Greenville Road in Salem Township. Investigators were alerted to the theft of multiple items including parts of a firearm at about 9:30 Monday morning. Stolen items include but are not limited too parts to a an AR-15 style rifle produced by Anderson Manufacturing, Rigid brand power tools including a table saw, circular saw, reciprocating saw, rotary hammer, and toolbox, Stihl brand weed eater and MS250 chainsaw, DeWalt brand electric framing nailer, Cabella hunting boots, and a Bear Archery bow inside a plano case. Anyone that may have information about the burglary or any of the stolen items should call the Mercer County State Police at (724)662-6162.

 

The Pennsylvania State Senate approved The Motorcycle Lemon Law written by State Senator Michelle Brooks who represents parts of Crawford, Erie, Mercer, and Warren Counties. The Motorcycle Lemon law bill would require a defective motorcycle to be replaced or the cost of the purchase refunded if it could not be repaired after three attempts. The bill will now see a vote by the State Representatives.

 

Saegertown Elementary School is closed for the remainder of the week for distance learning after a staff member tested positive for COVID-19. Students will be distance learning for the remainder of this week and then return to their hybrid learning schedule on Monday November 23rd. Crawford Central School District has reported multiple cases of COVID among students and staff this week, but all of them had already been out of school so no closures were deemed necessary, students are on a hybrid learning schedule. Conneaut School District has closed until December, with students doing distance learning the entire time. As COVID-19 continues to spread at a record pace across the commonwealth and flu season moves into full swing, Pennsylvania is on track to be out of empty ICU beds by the month of December; the department of health reports 2,737 COVID and 10 flu hospitalizations. New addendums have been made to the mask mandate which we will cover tomorrow.