25-year-old Brian McClelland of Springboro was arrested after leading police on two pursuits through Union City and then Venango Township in Erie County. When officers tried to pull him over for an inoperable tail light in Union City he fled and was later spotted by State Police Troopers on State Route-89 whom he also fled. He was captured when a Trooper used his vehicle to stop McCelland from making a U-Turn on Page Road and forced him into tall grass where his bike stalled. At press time McClelland is lodged in Erie County Prison and charged with fleeing and eluding as well as multiple traffic and summary offenses.
By using 5-1-1 PA travelers in Pennsylvania can see road conditions and closures at a glance to help plan their trips. Road work and construction schedules for Crawford, Erie, Forest, Mercer, Venango, and Warren counties can be found at PennDOT.gov/District1.
The Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture has declared the avian influenza outbreak in the state to be over. Commercial Controls on a farm in Lancaster County that was the last to be quarantined have been lifted and flocks are now considered safe.
A young man is dead and another severely injured after a crash on Slippery Rock Road in Mercer County. Responders to the scene say that 28-year-old Matthew Bell and 22-year-old Trenton Snow were both ejected from a Mazda Miata as it rolled over in Liberty Township at about 1:45 yesterday morning. Bell succumbed to his injuries while at press time Snow was at Grove City Medical Center.
State Street in Albion will be closed starting tomorrow near the intersection of Canal and Water Streets. Workers from CN Transportation will be making upgrades and repairs to the railway crossing there and work is expected to be completed by Sunday, the 24th.
Pennsylvania Governor, Tom Wolf, recently signed Deana’s Law which requires Pennsylvania Courts to order longer prison sentences for habitual drunk drivers with three or more DUI convictions. Deana’s Law would also require such drivers to serve consecutive sentences if they are convicted of multiple DUIs at once. Deana’s Law was named for Deana Eckman who was killed in a 2019 collision with a drunk driver who had been convicted of DUI five previous times.