Two people were hospitalized after a collision between a pickup and a Mack truck on old Route 8 in Venango County’s Irwin Township. Witnesses and crash scene investigators say 73 year old Terry Kilgore of Polk was driving his pickup in the northbound lane then crossed the center line and collided with the truck head on. Kilgore’s pickup spun 180 degrees and was pushed off of the roadway by the truck, which rolled onto its driver’s side in a ditch. Kilgore was airlifted to Saint Elizabeth’s in Youngstown Ohio while the driver of the Mack truck was taken by ambulance to Grove City Hospital.
The Manufacturing and Business Association will be holding its 8th annual Manufacturing Day next Wednesday at the Bayfront Convention Center in Erie. The facemasks required event runs from 8AM to 12:30 PM on Wednesday, October 13th and will feature 50 interactive exhibits designed to educate students about the manufacturing industry in Northwest Pennsylvania; it will be crowned by the awarding of the Patrick R. Locco scholarships.
The Pennsylvania House of Representatives has passed a controversial bill which would make it a crime to fail to report a missing child within 24 hours of their disappearance. The language of House Bill 488 has raised concerns by the ACLU, but the bill’s author Karen Boback insists that if passed it would only be a crime if a parent or guardian recklessly disregards a child’s welfare. The final vote was 155 for and 44 against with two representatives not voting; it will now go for consideration in the PA Senate.