News Live 365: July 8th, 2022

A portion of Route 322 in Crawford County was closed for several hours yesterday after a reported fatal car accident near Cochranton. The crash happened just before 9AM and prompted a closure of 322 between Franklin Street in East Fairfield Township and Route 173 in Wayne Township. At press time crash scene investigators had not yet made public any other details on the crash and this is a developing story.

The Crawford County Board of Commissioners has agreed to use a portion of the funds left over from the American Rescue Plan to fund the tuition of up to 10 Emergency Medical Technicians to become Paramedics. Certified EMTs that reside in Crawford County and are interested in becoming a trained Paramedic can contact Commissioner Eric Henry through email: ehenry@co.Crawford.pa.us.

By a vote of 180 to 20, the Pennsylvania House of Representatives finally approved the fiscal year 2022-23 budget. The budget comes to a total of just over $45 billion and saves an additional $2.7 billion for the rainy day fund and earmarks $3 billion in unspent dollars to be used for emergencies. The main focus of the budget follows similar lines to the majority of budgets passed by the Wolf administration with large increases in education spending, especially for public schools, and related legislation includes business tax cuts long pushed by Republican legislators. The budget still needs approval by the Senate and Governor.