Venango County authorities released details about a single vehicle crash that took the life of a Harrisville resident on Sunday morning in Irwin Township. Crash scene investigators say that it was shortly before 1AM and 30-year-old Scott E. Schultz Jr. was not wearing a seatbelt and driving at an unsafe speed when his Silverado hit a ditch, collided with two mailboxes, a culvert, a utility pole, and then rolled into the center of Clintonville Road. Schultz was declared dead at the scene by Venango County Coroner Kristine Rugh.
The Crawford County Courthouse will be temporarily closed at the end of September while construction crews work on the building’s ventilation system. The closure will last from September 26th to the 30th and the County Commissioners recommend residents complete any matters of business at the courthouse before the closure.
Governor Tom Wolf is still pushing the legislature to use COVID relief funds to create a $2,000 stimulus for Pennsylvania residents below a certain income. Governor Wolf has been floating the idea since he introduced his initial budget proposal in February. The plan would use about half a billion dollars of the remaining COVID-19 relief money given to the state by the federal government during the height of the pandemic in 2020 and 2021, more than $1 billion is left unspent from the money which needs to be returned to the fed if left unspent.
Two Erie County teenagers were arrested as suspects in a commercial burglary in Northwest Harborcreek. Authorities allege that one 16-year-old boy and one 13-year-old girl broke into a Smokers Friendly store on Saturday night to steal tobacco products and other merchandise and then fled after an alarm sounded.
A 62-year-old man now faces charges of DUI after a rollover crash in July. The unnamed man struck an embankment and rolled his Jeep Compass for more than 200 feet while driving on Hemlock Road in Glade Township, Warren County on July 24th; the DUI charges were announced a month later on last Wednesday.
A state court ruled last week that obscuring any part of a license plate is grounds for being pulled over in Pennsylvania. An appellate court in Philadelphia ruled that any obstruction on a license plate, even covering the strip that lists Pennsylvania’s tourism website, is sufficient reason for any police officer in the state to initiate a traffic stop.