Starting today, all Pennsylvania residents at least 16 years of age may receive a COVID-19 vaccine. Meadville Medical Center has scheduled two more clinics at the old Peeble’s store in the Park Avenue Plaza for Wednesday the 21st and Friday the 23rd. The clinic is for first and second doses of the Pfizer/BioNtech vaccine and you can schedule an appointment online at MMCHS.org or by calling (814)336-1800.
A 74 year old Oil City man was arrested by the Pennsylvania State Police under suspicion of DUI after fleeing a collision in Cornplanter Township, Venango County. Police say there were no injuries, but a vehicle was disabled when he turned into the other driver’s path at the intersection of Grandview and Concord Roads; the other driver attempted to swerve and avoid a collision, but was struck on the front driver’s side. According to authorities the 74 year old admitted driving away from the scene because he did not want to get caught violating his probation. Nobody was reported as injured.
A recall on more than two tons of imported beef is affecting Pennsylvania and New York. On Friday April 16th E. Coli was discovered in samples of boneless beef that was sent to processing plants in the two states. No illnesses have been attributed to this beef which most likely had not yet reached stores.
As many as six people were injured in a five vehicle collision involving a tractor trailer in Warren County on Tuesday, April 16th. The semi was unable to stop in time to avoid colliding with the vehicles as they waited for a traffic signal to change on Route 6 in Columbus Township. The first vehicle to be impacted was a Silverado pickup which rolled twice and came to rest in a nearby parking lot and the driver was transported to Corry Memorial Hospital for injuries he sustained. The semi also crashed into a Nissan Pathfinder which contained a 45 year old woman and three children. The woman and two of the children only suffered some minor injuries as their vehicle was pushed into the rear of a Jeep Cherokee and the Jeep was pushed into the rear of another vehicle which was left unidentified and the only one able to leave the scene. The driver’s of the Silverado, Pathfinder, and Cherokee all suffered injuries as well as two of the passengers in the Pathfinder.
The Pennsylvania State Police in Mercer are in possession of a Salmon Colored Apple iPhone that was discovered near George Junior Republic. Anyone who can identify the owner of the phone should contact the Mercer State Police at (724)662-6162.
Crawford County’s West Fallowfield Township has received nearly $900,000 in grant funds to rehabilitate and reopen Rocky Glen Road. The road has been closed since 2019 when it was left unsafe after storms caused severe damage over the spring and summer. The grant is from the multimodal transportation fund, which awarded grants to 42 other projects including over $1.2 million for renovations near the Shenango Valley Mall in Mercer County.