The Pennsylvania State Police in Franklin are attempting to locate a stolen business vehicle which was taken between Friday August 20th and Sunday August 22nd. The stolen vehicle is a 2018 Dodge Ram 2500 single cab pickup, white in color, with yellow business logos reading “Xtreme Snow Removal & Ice Control” on the driver and passenger side doors, and PA license plate ZLF0535. If you have seen this vehicle or have any information about the theft please call the Franklin State Police at (814)676-6596.
Researchers from Penn State University are offering $295 to couples with at least one member who is 65 years old or older who suffers from chronic back pain and are willing to participate in a 30 day remote study. Penn State’s Center for Healthy Aging and Penn State Health are looking for volunteers across the state to participate in their study about how back pain affects the daily lives of older adults and their spouses or partners. Candidates must be at least 65 years of age or older and experience moderate to severe back pain which they have had for at least three months, they must also be married or in a long term relationship with a partner which they live with and is also willing to participate in the study, and finally candidates with a job must not work for more than 20 hours per week outside of the home.
If you are interested in participating in the study you can call (814)863-1519 or email CouplesStudy@PSU.edu. Visit https://sites.psu.edu/couplesdailylives/ for more information.
Nicholas Patterson of Springboro was arrested in Crawford County after police say he deliberately drove a car into a 51 year old Edinboro Woman who was taken to a hospital in Erie for emergency treatment. He has been charged with aggravated and simple assault, reckless endangerment, and more.
According to the National Weather Service the heat index in Meadville and other areas in our region could push as high as 95 degrees or higher today, and threaten guests and employees at the Crawford County Fair with heat stroke or exhaustion. Take precautions to avoid overheating today, especially in the afternoon and early evening hours, do not leave children or pets unattended in vehicles or outdoors, and stay hydrated.
A 3 year old state of emergency over opioid abuse ended yesterday when lawmakers in the General Assembly failed to take a vote on a resolution to extend it. The republican controlled legislature declined to return to Harrisburg to take a vote on the emergency declaration which was renewed by the governor on August 4th. The disaster declaration was first issued in 2018 and renewed by Governor Tom Wolf every 90 days until a recent constitutional amendment gave the authority to reauthorize a disaster declaration to the legislature. This is the second disaster declaration that has not been renewed since the amendment took effect.