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TRI COUNTY REPORT FOR JULY 30TH, 2021

TRI COUNTY REPORT FOR JULY 30TH, 2021

State Police in Lawrence County report a one vehicle accident yesterday afternoon in Wilmington Township. According to police 18 year old Justin Wagner of Volant was traveling on Wagner Road at the intersection of Allen Road, when he lost control of his vehicle and struck an embankment. Wager and a passenger were taken to UPMC…

TRI COUNTY REPORT FOR JULY 29TH, 2021

TRI COUNTY REPORT FOR JULY 29TH, 2021

Democratic Congressman Conor Lamb is expected to seek the Democratic nomination to run for U.S. Senate to succeed retiring GOP Senator Patrick Toomey.  Lamb is expected to make his announcement at an event August 6th at the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers Hall in Pittsburgh.  Lamb would join a field already packed with Democrats such…

TRI COUNTY REPORT FOR JULY 28TH, 2021

TRI COUNTY REPORT FOR JULY 28TH, 2021

The state is not planning on issuing a mask mandate for schools despite the CDC’s guidance. The CDC recommends that everyone in schools wear a mask regardless of their vaccination status. Pennsylvania Department of Education officials are recommending that schools follow that guidance, but no mandates are being issued. Officials say they continue to encourage…

TRI COUNTY REPORT FOR JULY 27TH, 2021

TRI COUNTY REPORT FOR JULY 27TH, 2021

Governor Tom Wolf says there are no plans for any new COVID-19 mitigation efforts. The governor says that our strategy here in Pennsylvania has been the vaccine, which has worked. Wolf added that he’s against the state mandating vaccines but is not opposed to businesses and hospitals making their own decisions to mandate it. A…

TRI COUNTY REPORT FOR JULY 26TH, 2021

TRI COUNTY REPORT FOR JULY 26TH, 2021

A Sharon woman was killed in a motorcycle accident Friday night in Shenango Township. The New Castle News reports the accident took place just after six o’clock on the route 422 bypass. 52 year old Jennifer Lane was pronounced dead at the scene. She was a passenger on the bike operated by 53 year old…

TRI COUNTY REPORT FOR JULY 23RD, 2021

TRI COUNTY REPORT FOR JULY 23RD, 2021

The Sharon Herald is reporting that firefighters from 10 departments were called out Thursday afternoon to a two-story apartment building that caught fire in Wilmington Township, saving it from burning to the ground. The blaze broke out at around 12:30. The apartment building is located on route 956. The state’s fire marshall is investigating the…

TRI COUNTY REPORT FOR JULY 22ND, 2021

TRI COUNTY REPORT FOR JULY 22ND, 2021

Its life in prison for an Aliquippa man convicted of homicide.  A Beaver County judge yesterday denied a defense motion for a mistrial in the case against Sheldon Jeter Jr.  Jeter was convicted last month in the 2020 shooting death of Tyric Pugh.  After rejecting the motion on Wednesday, the judge moved right to the…

TRI COUNTY REPORT FOR JULY 21ST, 2021

TRI COUNTY REPORT FOR JULY 21ST, 2021

Attorneys for an Aliquippa man convicted of first-degree homicide last month are asking the presiding judge this week to declare a mistrial.  Jurors found Sheldon Jeter Jr. guilty in the 2020 killing of Tyric Pugh, but defense lawyers are now questioning the impartiality of one of the jurors.  Jeter’s sentencing is scheduled for today. New…

TRI COUNTY REPORT FOR JULY 20TH, 2021

TRI COUNTY REPORT FOR JULY 20TH, 2021

A New Castle woman pled guilty to drunk driving charges in connection with an accident in August of 2019. The New Castle News reports 29 year old Leah Piccione of East Clen Moore Boulevard pled guilty to aggravated assault by vehicle while driving under the influence, drunk driving and recklessly endangering other persons. Two people…

TRI COUNTY REPORT FOR JULY 19TH, 2021

TRI COUNTY REPORT FOR JULY 19TH, 2021

An Edinburg man was killed in a motorcycle accident in Mahoning County on Friday. WFMJ-TV reports 32-year-old Brian Murphy was thrown from the Harley Davidson he was driving when it struck a pole and a rock along State Route 164 in Beaver Township, Ohio.First responders rushed to the accident scene, however, Murphy had already died.…