News Live 365: October 28th, 2022

Authorities in Erie County are looking for a stolen diamond ring worth $5,000. The ring is made of white gold with a large diamond set into it and was stolen from a Dodge Ram near the Community Park in Harborcreek between the hours of 1AM and 9AM last Thursday. Anyone with information should call the Pennsylvania State Police at (814)898-1641.

The largest nighttime parade in Pennsylvania happens right here locally. The 55th Meadville Halloween Parade is tomorrow night and starts at 6:30PM; dozens of floats, bands, and other participants will line up on South Main street and then make their way around the Diamond before heading down Chestnut and then Market Street. The parade is presented as always by the Crawford Area Young Chamber of Commerce and this year’s proceeds benefit the Crawford County Federated Library System. 

Yesterday Pennsylvania Attorney General, Josh Shapiro, announced child sexual assault charges against four Jehovah’s Witnesses; the defendants’ are collectively accused of assaulting at least 19 individuals as children. 69-year-old Jose Serrano of Lancaster County has been charged with aggravated indecent assault, indecent assault, and endangering the welfare of children after having confessed to molesting at least six girls including his own daughter in front of a grand jury. Eric Eleam, 61, of Butler County allegedly used sexual molestation as a form of discipline against his children and was charged with rape, involuntary deviate sexual intercourse, and aggravated assault; he took his own life rather than surrender to authorities.
Two other men moved out of the state, but have been charged in Pennsylvania and are to be extradited; Jesse Hill and Robert Ostrander. Hill is now 52 years old and lives in Georgia, it is alleged that while living in Berks County Pennsylvania he used his milling business to attract young boys from his congregation with promises of a place to throw parties with alcohol and drugs and then would assault them as they came over; he has been charged with rape, involuntary deviant sexual intercourse, indecent assault, and corruption of minors. 56-year-old Robert Ostrander resides in New York, but while living in Cambria county allegedly abused his step-daughter and her friend and has been charged with indecent assault, endangering child welfare, and corruption of minors.