TRI COUNTY REPORT FOR JUNE 13TH, 2022

Authorities are calling the death of a man whose body was found over the weekend in Butler County a homicide.  The remains of Ohio resident Frederick Orr were discovered early Saturday along a road in Portersville.  There has been no word on the cause of death and no arrests have been made.

The Mercer County Coroner has identified a body found last month in Shenango Township ,Mercer County  as that of 32-year-old Ashley Rock of Cleveland. WFMJ-TV reports the cause and manner of death have not yet been determined, but said it appears that Rock died elsewhere and her body was left at the scene.  The Pennsylvania State Police Criminal Investigation Unit and Shenango Township Police are investigating.

The Pennsylvania House has voted for legislation that would put a time limit on how late fireworks can be used. That time frame would run from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m., except for July 2nd through 4th and on December 31st. On those days, they can be used until 1 a.m.  Proponents say it’s a quality of life issue for those with pets as well as for people who suffer from PTSD.

The Pennsylvania Game Commission says licenses for the 2022-23 hunting and trapping season go on sale Monday. General hunting licenses and fur taker licenses each cost just under 21-dollars for Pennsylvania residents and just under 102-dollars for nonresidents. Hunting licenses also can be purchased online at huntfish dot pa dot gov.

Former Penn State football star Brandon Short is establishing a college scholarship in honor of his late daughter.  The Karli Short Better Tomorrow Foundation is designed to help support the education of undergraduate students impacted by gun violence.  Karli Short and her unborn child were shot to death in McKeesport last year.  As announced Friday, the scholarship will provide aid to Penn State Greater Allegheny students but the Short family hopes to expand the opportunity to other schools.

Federal transportation officials are investigating after an emergency landing at Pittsburgh International yesterday.  An American Airlines flight headed for Washington, D.C. had to turn around after pilots reported a mechanical issue.  The plane was able to land safely and no injures were reported in the incident.

Governor Tom Wolf signed legislation that improves nursing license requirements to support trained individuals who want to enter the nursing profession in Pennsylvania.  House Bill 889 amends the Professional Nursing Law to permit individuals from foreign countries who have graduated from a nursing program or dietetics-nutrition program but have not received a license in the foreign country, to take the Pennsylvania examination for licensure as a professional nurse or dietetics-nutritionist. Nursing candidates are able to complete the licensing requirements if the educational program completed in the foreign country was equal to the educational requirements in the commonwealth.

A resolution in the state Senate designates June as Dairy Month in Pennsylvania. Senator Elder Vogel says the dairy industry is important to Pennsylvania generating $12.6 billion of economic activity each year. While 99 percent of dairy farms in PA are family-owned, the industry supports 52,000 jobs across the state. Vogel says Pennsylvania wouldn’t have a dairy industry without the cows. (CUT 3)
Vogel thanked state dairy farmers for their efforts to make the industry a success despite often facing adversities outside their control.