TRI COUNTY REPORT FOR JUNE 28TH, 2021

An Edinburg man was killed in a one vehicle accident Saturday morning in Taylor Township. State Police said 39 year old Jason Geminani was westbound on Route 422 when he traveled off the roadway, struck an embankment then struck a guardrail and overturned several times. Geminani was ejected from the vehicle. The Lawrence County Coroners Office pronounced Geminani dead at the scene.

All Pennsylvanians will no longer be required to wear masks.  The state’s Department of Health is expected to lift its universal mask order today.  Secretary of Health Alison Beam says businesses, organizations, health care providers and other entities will still have the option to require employees, guests and customers to wear a mask regardless of their vaccination status.

Police are investigating the cause of a motorcycle accident that killed one person in Beaver County.  The accident happened last night along McKee Avenue in Aliquippa.  Police say one person was taken to the medical center morgue after the county’s coroner had to be called to the scene.

Governor Tom Wolf is expected to sign the state’s proposed budget this week after the state Legislature passed it on Friday. Included in the 40-point-eight-billion-dollar budget is more money for schools and human services programs. The budget also calls for no increase in taxes for Pennsylvanians or businesses. Wolf says the state’s economy has weathered the pandemic and is now roaring forward. He added that this budget will help the state move forward and rebuild a strong, equitable economy that works for Pennsylvanians.

A Farrell man was sentenced to 40 to 80 in prison for killing 21 year old Tyler Cornish. 21 year old Jaylaun Coleman pled guilty to third-degree murder, carrying a firearm without a license, unlawful possession, and 12 counts of reckless endangerment. According to the Sharon Herald the shooting took place in May 0f 2018 in Sharon. Cornish was shot once in the neck and was taken to the hospital where he later died.

COVID-19 cases are continuing to rise throughout the state. The state’s most recent update added 258 new cases to the state total, pushing it to one-million-211-thousand-299. About nine new deaths related to the virus were added to the death toll, which is at 27-thousand-636. Lawrence County has 7,683 Covid-19 cases and 216 deaths. Mercer County has 9,720 cases and 264 fatalities.

Pennsylvania is inching closer to herd immunity as the mask mandate is lifted today. On Friday, health officials reported that close to 60-percent of all adults in the state are fully vaccinated from COVID-19. That’s just about 10-percent away from the state’s goal of having 70-percent of all adults fully vaccinated. About 75-percent of all adults in the state have received at least one shot of the vaccine.

Police late last week arrested a man that they say was trying to get through an airport security checkpoint with a loaded handgun.  The incident happened Thursday at the Arnold Palmer Regional Airport in Latrobe.  TSA agents detected the weapon inside the pocket of a baby stroller.  The traveler told authorities that he had forgotten the loaded handgun was inside the stroller.

People are going to be able to enjoy performances of the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra in-person again this year.  The P-S-O announced recently that it will be coming back to Heinz Hall with live audiences and a full orchestra starting September 24th.  This season will be the 50th anniversary of the P-S-O performing at Heinz Hall after last season had to be canceled due to the pandemic.  Officials say the orchestra has 50 classic concerts scheduled and 26 shows planned for the pops series.