Authorities in Warren County were able to locate a missing person four days after their disappearance. Carl Bair of Sheffield had not been seen since he left his home around 11AM on Sunday the 22nd and an official Missing Persons report was released on Wednesday and his whereabouts were discovered within only a few hours of going public; Mr. Bair was located approximately 96 hours after his disappearance.
The Meadville Western Crawford County Chamber of Commerce is pleased to announce the return of its Chocoholic Frolic event in 2022. After a one year hiatus the Frolic returns to the Italian Civic Club in about 3 weeks from now on Saturday, February 19th from 6PM to 8PM. Tickets are only limited to 150 this year due to the pandemic and can be purchased online at www.meadvillechamber.com; proceeds benefit local educational initiatives. Sponsorships for the event are available if you call Christa Lundy at (814)337-8030 for more information
The Pennsylvania State Police are asking the public for information about a burglary which took place in 2021. Sometime between September and November 15th more than $4,000 worth of items were stolen from a home on old State Road in Washington Township in Erie County while the 79 year old resident was away. Two laptop computers, a jar of coins, and 10 check books, which were later used to withdraw $4,000 from the victim’s bank account were all stolen. Also the State Police in Girard are in custody of a black Dooney and Bourke brand purse discovered on an overpass that crosses Interstate 90 in Erie County. The purse contains no items by which to identify its owner, but is full of multiple personal possessions; please contact them to claim your belongings. Please call the Pennsylvania State Police in Girard at (814)774-9611 if you know anything.
Governor Tom Wolf announced an acceleration of the timeline for an increased minimum wage for employees of the State of Pennsylvania earlier this week. Starting on Monday, January 31st, employees of the commonwealth will earn a minimum of $15 an hour, where originally the wage was supposed to increase by $0.50 increments until 2024.