News Live 365: February 18th, 2022

Flooding and then freezing has left multiple roads in our region impassible to traffic and caused several road closures as well as delays for some school districts. At press time some closed roads include Little Cooley Road from Dobbs Road to Athens Road in Athen’s Township, Crawford County; Route 6 from Main Street in Mill Village to Route 19 in Lebouf Township, Erie County; and Route 58 at the intersection with Jamestown Road in Mercer County. Check 511pa.com for more information about road closings and Operation Weather Alert  for school closings and delays.

The Meadville Chamber of Commerce presents the Chocoholic Frolic tomorrow night at the Italian Civic Club in Meadville. The delicious celebration begins at 7PM on Saturday night and will feature a variety of chocolate creations from multiple local businesses including Lucantino’s, Titusville Dairy, Finny’s Chocolate Shop, and more! Tickets are limited to 150 this year and can be purchased ahead of time by visiting meadvillechamber.org. Proceeds benefit local education initiatives, call (814)337-8030 for more information.

The Pennsylvania State Police in Erie have reopened their station to the public following the completion of repairs to their building’s HVAC system. PSP Erie is located at 4320 Iroquois Avenue in Erie and began going back to normal operations at 3PM Wednesday afternoon.

Edinboro University has announced its official Juror for the 99th annual Nicole and Henry Martin Spring Show held at the Erie Art Museum. This year’s Juror is Jessica Hong; author and globally renowned Curator of Modern and Contemporary Art at Toledo Museum of Art. The Spring Show opens at Erie Art Museum on April the 8th and runs until August 5th.

Pennsylvania’s Attorney General Josh Shapiro announced the arrest of five members of a nine person conspiracy to defraud the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania through fraudulent unemployment compensation claims. The conspirators allegedly worked together as a team to make more than $925,000 worth of fake unemployment claims and pad their wallets with cash from the Pandemic Unemployment Fund.