News Live 365: November 4th, 2021

In Mercer County one woman was injured on Saturday morning when she collided with a house in Delaware Township. Crash scene investigators report that a 60 year old woman lost control of her vehicle while heading south on Mercer Road and left the roadway, colliding with a fence and then a house. Nobody inside the residence was injured, but the driver of the car was taken to UPMC Farrel after reporting arm pain.

After the latest FDA and CDC ruling COVID-19 vaccines from Pfizer have been approved for children as young as five years old. Clarion Hospital is already prepared to schedule special appointments for children aged 5-11 to get vaccinated from 3PM-6PM as early as next Wednesday, November 10th and from 9AM-11AM on Saturday the 13th. Children must be accompanied by a parent or guardian during the vaccination appointment which can be scheduled at ButlerHealthSystem.org or by calling (814)223-4157.

The Pennsylvania Senate Health and Human Services Committee approved a bill to keep Polk State Center in Venango County and White Haven State Center in Luzerne County open for five more years and form a committee to assess how best to handle the closures of the two facilities. A similar bill passed the general assembly last year, but did not survive a veto from Governor Tom Wolf. Polk and White Haven State Centers are live in facilities for psychiatric and special needs patients funded by money from the state; Governor Tom Wolf made the decision in 2019 to close those facilities and move their residents to community based facilities that experts agree provide better individualized care.