News Live 365: May 4th, 2021

The Sugarcreek Borough Police Department arrested Samuel Karns, who was already awaiting a court trial on bail, for aggravated assault with a vehicle and other crimes after he allegedly used his car to attack someone in a parking lot. At about 6:45AM on Monday morning Karns allegedly struck another man’s occupied car in a farm store parking lot at least eight or nine times and then fled the scene of the attack. Karns was arrested at a Dollar Store in Cooperstown the same day. Karns is now being held in Venango County Jail and is charged with aggravated assault, aggravated assault with a motor vehicle, aggravated assault with a motor vehicle while DUI, DUI on a controlled substance, and many more.


Butler Health System, which includes Clarion Hospital, was awarded with the highest grade for safety by the independent watchdog organization Leapfrog. Butler Memorial Hospital received an A in Leapfrog’s spring 2021 Hospital Safety Guide which rates every general hospital in the United States. Leapfrog describes itself as a national nonprofit founded in 2000 that is driving a movement for giant leaps forward in the quality and safety of healthcare in the United States; they rate more than 2,700 general hospitals across the country from A to F based on self reported rates of medical errors and harm to patients. Visit Leapfrog at


If you’re a Pennsylvania resident who benefitted from LIHEAP you may also benefit from ERAP, the Emergency Rental Assistance Program. ERAP is a new program and available in all 67 counties to families facing eviction or the shut off of utilities due to the inability to pay. More about the Emergency Rental Assistance Program and how to apply can be found on the Pennsylvania Department of Human Services website.