No life threatening injuries were reported after a school bus containing 25 students rolled onto its side on Monday morning. Crash scene investigators say that at about 7:30 Monday morning near Hydetown in Crawford County a school bus driver lost control of their vehicle while trying to avoid a deep berm on the side of the road and hit a tree on an embankment which caused the bus to turn on its side. All 25 children aboard the bus were taken to various area hospitals for evaluation with only a few minor injuries reported; the driver was taken to Titusville Hospital where they were diagnosed with moderate injuries according the troopers from the Pennsylvania State Police.
Warren General Hospital will be able to renovate and modernize its emergency room after a $3.7 million grant from the Redevelopment Assistance Capitol Program. Planned renovations include larger treatment spaces and accommodations for behavioral health patients and patients with infectious airborne diseases. The renovations will also move the MedSurge unit closer to the ER. PA House Health Committee Majority Chairman Kathy Rapp and State Senator Scott Hutchinson announced the grant in a press release.
Pennsylvania’s Senate Majority Policy Committee will begin holding a series of hearings about crime in Pennsylvania. Committee Chairman Mario Scavello says he hopes the hearings will help lawmakers understand the reasons violent crime increased drastically between 2019 and 2020; during that period the violent crime rate increased by 27% with notable spikes in aggravated assaults and homicides. Another purpose of the meetings is to try and determine whether Pennsylvania’s laws designed to deter crime are having a positive effect.