A Mercer County man survived being tossed off of a motorcycle in Lackawannock Township last week. Crash scene investigators say Philip Dougherty of Hermitage was riding on Pulaski Mercer Road last Tuesday when his bike hit a patch of gravel and lost traction; when the bike lay down Pulaski was tossed into a nearby yard and was found 50 feet away from the bike’s final resting position. He was hospitalized for injuries of unknown severity.
The Meadville Bulldogs Varsity Football team finished the regular season with a record of 9-1 and are heading into week 1 of the playoffs. Tomorrow night they will play in the AAAA Regional Championship game against the Corry Beavers in Franklin at 7PM; the game will be broadcast with pregame starting at 6:45 on the Allegheny News Talk Sports Network.
Pennsylvania is experiencing a historic shortage of poll workers heading into the November 8th General Election. According to the Pennsylvania Department of State, some 45,000 workers are needed to fully staff the Commonwealth’s 9,100 polling locations and they are falling well short of the mark. With only five days until the election polls indicate a dead heat in the United States Senate race between Dr. Mehmet Oz and Lt. Governor John Fetterman with both having about 47% support from potential voters. In the race for state governor, Josh Shapiro holds a comfortable 14 point lead over Doug Mastriano.