News Live 365: May 23rd, 2022

The Pennsylvania State Police are searching for a hit and run driver that injured a 10-year-old child in Venango County on Saturday evening. According to authorities and witnesses, the incident happened at the intersection of Kennerdell and Seneca Hemlock Roads in Rockland Township; at about 7:30 in the evening on Saturday, May 21st, when a 10-year-old was turning on his bike when he was hit by a dark colored Honda CRV. The driver of the vehicle did not stop and continued west along Kennerdell Road. The vehicle is a Honda CRV either brown or gray in color and missing its passenger side front fender flare, it may also have damage to the passenger side front bumper and fender. Anyone with information should call the Pennsylvania State Police in Franklin at (814)676-6596.

April jobs reports show Pennsylvania’s unemployment continues to slowly decline and reached 4.8% last month.  The Department of Labor and Industry says employment growth remains steady and the economy has recovered 84% of the jobs lost during the height of the COVID-19 pandemic. Unemployment was up to nearly 17% at the worst point of 2020 and down to 6.9% in April last year.

A three-year-old child reported missing in Erie County is tragically dead despite the efforts of multiple agencies and volunteers. On Saturday The Pennsylvania State Police, US Coast Guard, Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission, and volunteer fire and rescue workers went searching for a child reported missing in the Harborcreek area at about 5PM. Fish and Boat Commission officers discovered the child in Lake Erie where they were brought to EMS, but could not be saved; the child was declared dead before 7PM.

In two weeks’ time, a PennDOT project to pave five miles of Interstate 90 begins on Sunday, June 5th, weather permitting. Lindy Paving of Union City will begin milling and resurfacing the highway between mile markers 18 and 23 at night from 8PM to 8AM and work is expected to continue into October. PennDOT work schedules for Crawford, Erie, Warren, Mercer, Venango, and Forest Counties can be viewed online by visiting PennDOT.gov/district1.