News Live 365: April 22nd, 2021

Don’t panic! Today is Crawford County’s Annual Severe Weather Exercise. At 9AM the county will simulate a tornado warning complete with sirens and an NOAA Alert via text and radio. Schools, daycare centers, county and municipal offices, and some private businesses will test their emergency plans during this time or at different points through the day.


Also in Crawford County, authorities are investigating reports of a lost or stolen firearm. Sometime between March 1st, and April 17th, a Fairfield Township man reports that he lost track of his .22 caliber Ruger Single-Six, a cowboy style revolver, with the serial number 138340. Anyone who can help with the investigation should call the Meadville State Police at (814)332-6911.


Millions of dollars of state grant money to help with infrastructure and conservation projects in our region were approved yesterday. Some of the grants include $1.5 million to improve almost a mile of water pipes in Knox, half a million to plug gas wells in Clarion County, and tens of thousands to combat invasive species in Erie County.


Pennsylvania’s House of Representatives approved legislation written by a local representative. Rep. Brad Roae’s House Bill 747, also known as the One Staffer-One Shopper bill, advances to the PA Senate for consideration. The bill would allow small businesses to serve customers by having one cashier and one shopper at a time should another COVID-19 style emergency ever be declared. The bill was also passed by the House in April 2020, but did not get a vote in the Senate before the end of the 2018-2020 legislative session.