TRI COUNTY REPORT FOR SEPTEMBER 6TH, 2022

A Greenville man was killed in a two vehicle accident in Mercer County on Saturday. State Police report 32 year old Michael Miller was northbound on route 58 in Delaware Township when he crossed the center line and struck a vehicle head-on operated by 26 year old Lily Black of Fredonia. Miller was pronounced dead at the scene. Black was taken to St. Elizabeth’s Hospital in Youngstown for treatment.

Pennsylvania’s Republican nominee for governor has announced he’s suing the January 6th Congressional Committee.  Doug Mastriano is protesting the panel’s legal ability to force him to answer questions about his reported involvement in the attacks on the U.S. Capitol.  Last month, Mastriano cut short a closed-door interview without answering questions from committee members.  The lawsuit was filed late last week in federal court in Washington.

Pennsylvania-based Sheetz is offering a special deal to truck drivers this month.  This week marks Truck Driver Appreciation Week but the convenience store chain is opting to discount the cost of diesel fuel to 4-dollars and 87-cents per gallon or lower at all Sheetz stations with diesel pumps through the end of September. 

President Joe Biden spent a portion of his Labor Day yesterday with steelworkers in West Mifflin.  The president delivered a speech at the United Steelworkers of America Local Union 2227.  In his nearly 20-minute address, Biden reminded the gathered crowd about efforts including the American Rescue Plan and the Bipartisan Infrastructure Act.  The president said that those measures are having a positive impact on Pennsylvania.

Governor Tom Wolf has announced more than four-million dollars will be given to state organizations that are in danger of hate crimes. The grants are part of the Pennsylvania Commission on Crime and Delinquency’s Non-Profit Security Grant Program. Many organizations say they’ll use the funds to update their security systems.

Republican candidates have work to do if they’re going to win two high-profile races over their Democratic counterparts in November.  The latest poll from FiveThirtyEight shows U.S. Senate candidate Dr. Mehmet Oz with about 40 percent of the vote compared to  opponent John Fetterman’s over 48 percent.  In the race for governor, the poll gives state Senator Doug Mastricano 41 percent to Democratic Attorney General Josh Shapiro’s 48 percent.   

The Pennsylvania Department of State says it needs poll workers in all 67 counties ahead of November’s mid-term elections.  The Department of State says poll workers can be paid for training sessions and for their work on Election Day.  The Pennsylvania Poll Worker Interest Form can be filled out on the Department of State’s website.  Election Day is Tuesday, November 8th. 

The National Weather Service has confirmed that a tornado touched down in Boardman Ohio at around 5:45 p.m. Sunday. Classified as an EF-Zero, the weakest level of a tornado, the tornado brought 80-mile-per-hour winds with a width of 15 yards and a path of 127 yards. WFMJ-TV reports the storm caused some structural damage to a building behind the Southern Park Mall.