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TRI COUNTY REPORT FOR OCTOBER 23RD, 2020

TRI COUNTY REPORT FOR OCTOBER 23RD, 2020

COVID-19 cases are continuing to rise throughout Pennsylvania.  The state added more than two-thousand new cases to the total yesterday, pushing it over 188-thousand. About 30 new deaths related to the virus were added to the death toll, which is close to 86-hundred. Two more Lawrence County residents have died from Covid-19 marking the fourth…

TRI COUNTY REPORT FOR OCTOBER 22ND, 2020

TRI COUNTY REPORT FOR OCTOBER 22ND, 2020

The New Castle News is reporting 21 people at Shenango High School are in isolation and quarantine after the school reported its first positive case of COVID-19. Superintendant Dr.Michael Shreck sent a letter out to parents on Tuesday saying the student had tested positive and all students and staff who were deemed to be in close…

TRI COUNTY REPORT FOR OCTOBER 21ST, 2020

TRI COUNTY REPORT FOR OCTOBER 21ST, 2020

Governor Tom Wolf is calling on lawmakers to show support for small businesses.  Wolf has urged the Pennsylvania General Assembly to fund more of the small businesses with additional financial support.  He says that they have been struggling since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic.  The Governor is also strongly encouraging the General Assembly to…

TRI COUNTY REPORT FOR OCTOBER 20TH, 2020

TRI COUNTY REPORT FOR OCTOBER 20TH, 2020

The Supreme Court will allow Pennsylvania to count ballots received up to three days after the election, rejecting a Republican plea. The justices divided 4-4 Monday, an outcome that upholds a state Supreme Court ruling that allowed election officials to receive and count ballots until Nov. 6, even if they don’t have a clear postmark. …

TRI COUNTY REPORT FOR OCTOBER 19TH, 2020

TRI COUNTY REPORT FOR OCTOBER 19TH, 2020

A federal judge says a Beaver County nursing home cannot claim immunity from a lawsuit that alleged the home was negligent in taking steps to prevent the spread of COVID-19.  Federal Judge Arthur Schwab says the Brighton Rehabilitation and Wellness Center in Beaver could not use federal law to protect it from a wrongful death…

TRI COUNTY REPORT FOR OCTOBER 16TH, 2020

TRI COUNTY REPORT FOR OCTOBER 16TH, 2020

The New Castle News is reporting the former president of the New Castle Area School District’s teachers union is accused of using the labor organization’s bank debit card to spend thousands of dollars on personal purchases and expenditures. After a year long investigation the Lawrence County District Attorney’s Office filed charges against 64 year old Charles Farris…

TRI COUNTY REPORT FOR OCTOBER 15TH, 2020

TRI COUNTY REPORT FOR OCTOBER 15TH, 2020

Police in New Castle are investigating a shooting last night in Downtown. According to the New Castle News, the shooting took place around 7pm. One man who has not yet been positively identified is hospitalized in Pittsburgh with multiple gunshot wounds. Police Chief Bobby Salem said He was a passenger inside a vehicle when the…

The Beaver County Republican Committee has voted unanimously to rescind its endorsement of state Representative Aaron Bernstine.  The committee’s decision follows posting of the videos that showed Bernstine encouraging his five-year-old son to smoke a cigar and to use profane language about women.  Bernstine has refused calls by party leaders to resign and says he…

TRI COUNTY REPORT FOR OCTOBER 13TH, 2020

TRI COUNTY REPORT FOR OCTOBER 13TH, 2020

A shooting Sunday morning in New Castle is being called accidental. The incident took place around 12:15am at the Four Brothers Market on Moravia Street. The New Castle news reports a 17-year-old male  shot his brother in the chest. Police chief Bobby Salem said the investigation is ongoing but the shooting is believed to have…

TRI COUNTY REPORT FOR OCTOBER 9TH, 2020

TRI COUNTY REPORT FOR OCTOBER 9TH, 2020

Democratic and Republican lawmakers alike are calling for the resignation of state Representative Aaron Bernstine over videos that showed him encouraging his five-year-old son to smoke.  The videos were posted on his Snapchat account which has been deleted.  The videos show Bernstine, a Republican, urging his son and other children to smoke a cigar and…