News Live 365: August 9th, 2021

Erie County Authorities reported a fatal car crash in McKean Township on Thursday, August 5th. Crash scene investigators report 32 year old Jacob Serrano of Albion was killed when he was ejected from the sunroof of his car and then crushed beneath it. Jacob’s vehicle drifted off of Crane Road and entered a ditch where it hit a culvert and collided and went airborne and rolled onto its roof before landing.

 

PennDOT is holding a series of Career Fairs around the region through the month of August and into September. Interested parties can come find out information about jobs with PennDOT and even get assistance with filling out applications. The first job fair is this Wednesday, August 11th, from Noon to 6PM at the Mercer County Maintenance Facility. Subsequent job fairs will be held at the same times at Erie County Maintenance on August 18th, Venango County on August 19th, Crawford County on August 25th, and Warren County on September 1st. More information and road work schedules can be found at PennDOT.gov/district1.

 

This is the final week for the special pandemic health insurance enrollment period through PENNIE. If you are looking for health insurance and live in Pennsylvania visit PENNIE.com to compare prices and policies and see if you qualify for financial assistance by Sunday, August 15th.

 

A weekend motorcycle crash left an 18 year old Conneaut Ohio man hospitalized at UPMC Hamot with serious injuries. Eyewitnesses told police that Garret Greene was riding his Harley-Davidson Big Dog in a reckless manner on West Ridge Road when he collided with a tree, and he was not wearing any safety gear.

 

Pennsylvania Residents can have the opportunity to have their opinions about Congressional Redistricting heard both in person and online using tools available at PARedistricting.com. You can sign up to speak at one of eight public hearings being held across the commonwealth, review videos of each meeting of the committee, and even submit your own ideas for how each congressional district should be redrawn.

 

District Attorneys in Pennsylvania’s two most populated counties are suing over the amount of money the state received in a massive settlement with several pharmaceutical companies that are considered partially responsible for the national opioid epidemic. Philadelphia and Allegheny Counties are saying that it’s not enough! Pennsylvania is set to receive more than a billion dollars over the next 10 years, but the DA’s of the two counties are suing the office of Josh Shapiro, demanding he call for more. They say that even that much money is not enough to cover the costs of law enforcement, treatment, and other issues related to the ongoing crisis. Attorney General Shapiro says that if counties opt out it will reduce the amount of money that the entire commonwealth receives.