News Live 365: January 25th, 2021

Three people were hospitalized after a collision in Erie County’s Washington Township. On Friday morning at the intersection of Lay and Crane Roads the Mazda 3 of a 22 year old woman collided with a Ford Fiesta containing a 94 year old woman and 84 year old man. Investigators say the young woman was driving too fast for the icy and snowy condition and could not stop. All three were taken to Saint Vincent Hospital by ambulance.


Erie Art Museum and Edinboro University have announced that American Ceramicist and Activist Robert Lugo will be the official juror and special guest of the 98th Nicole & Harry Martin Spring Show. The Museum’s spring show runs from February 25th to June 25th and promotes and awards local artists for their work and talent.


In State News the Pennsylvania Senate Veteran’s Affairs and Emergency Preparedness Committee approved House Bill 38 which seeks to amend the state constitution to limit the Governor’s power to declare a State of Emergency.


On Friday, January 22nd, the Trustees of Conneaut Lake Park announced that a qualified cash buyer has come forward with an offer to purchase Conneaut Lake Park and all of its assets in entirety. The offer came within a day of a motion in bankruptcy court to go through a public auction of the park’s assets. According to the Conneaut Lake Park Facebook page this means that any further bids on park property must now be for the entire park. Public records reveal that the offer mentioned on social media was by Kelding Holdings which has offered $1.2 million.


Extended unemployment benefits including additional money which ended with a federal program in December are once again available to Pennsylvania residents. Acting Labor and Industry Secretary Jennifer Berrier announced that an additional 11 weeks of compensation will automatically be added on to anyone who was collecting on their basic unemployment on December 26th while those that were collecting extended benefits before that date need to complete their original extension before applying for the next one.