The Pennsylvania State Police are investigating a massive daylight burglary that took place last Wednesday, August 18th, in Troy Township near Titusville. More than $24,000 worth of property including jewelry and more than $12,000 cash were stolen from the home of a 64 year old woman on State Highway 408 at some point between 10:30AM and 3PM on that date. Anyone with information is being asked to call the State Police in Corry at (814)663-2043.
Items stolen include cash money worth $12,594; a black pearl ring with two diamonds on a gold band; a ring with a coral stone flanked by two diamonds on a silver band; two diamond tennis bracelets; golden anniversary ring; a white gold filigree wedding set; two pairs of diamond stud earrings; a platinum ring with two large diamonds and 10 smaller ones; a silver wedding set with small diamonds around a solitaire; a topaz necklace, earrings, and ring.
Fill dirt from leftover PennDOT work projects is available to property owners who have an accessible area nearby to the work zone and have filed an M-666 form with their county maintenance office. Find this week’s maintenance schedules for Crawford, Erie, Forest, Mercer, Venango, and Warren County at PennDOT.gov/district1.
Pennsylvania’s Department for Community and Economic Development has created a fund with $20 million to help provide pandemic relief for businesses in the Image and Hair Care industry. Business owners working in the Salon industry can find more information and apply for a grant by visiting dced.pa.gov.
The first of the regional hearings on the congressional redistricting process in Pennsylvania takes place tomorrow and in Northwest Pennsylvania. Testimony from local residents and officials about their opinions on redistricting will take place at the J. Howard Pew Fine Arts Center at Grove City College beginning at 9AM tomorrow. The event will be live streamed at PAredistricting.com.
There is an urgent statewide need for younger blood donors across the state of Pennsylvania. Deanna Renaud is the Director of Community Blood Bank of Northwestern Pennsylvania and recently commented to the media about how there are more blood donors older than 60 then there are below that age and that she’s finding it difficult to motivate younger people to be donors.
In State News, the famous Mount Zion Wallaby of Lancaster County was captured last week by PA Game Commission Officers. The PAGC revealed Wednesday’s safe capture of the Australian animal on Friday and took it to a facility for exotic animals. The origins of the wallaby are still unclear, but it is believed to have been someone’s illegal pet that was either escaped or released.