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TRI COUNTY REPORT FOR AUGUST 7TH, 2020

TRI COUNTY REPORT FOR AUGUST 7TH, 2020

Firefighters were able to rescue a 24-year-old woman from a house fire in New Castle early on Wednesday morning. KDKA-TV reports the fire started just after midnight at a home in the 800 block of East Lutton Street. Firefighters responded to a call for a kitchen fire at a home with one woman and multiple…

TRI COUNTY REPORT FOR AUGUST 6TH, 2020

TRI COUNTY REPORT FOR AUGUST 6TH, 2020

The New Castle News is reporting a Wilmington Area School District band and choir teacher charged with sexual offenses against minors has resigned. According to documents obtained from the district through the state Right to Know law, Jonathan Priano resigned on June 30th. Priano was arrested in early June on two counts of unlawful contact with…

TRI COUNTY REPORT FOR AUGUST 5TH, 2020

TRI COUNTY REPORT FOR AUGUST 5TH, 2020

An arrest warrant is out for a Beaver County man who’s accused of killing his brother.  Michael Barbuto was charged with homicide yesterday.  The district attorney says Barbuto gunned down 29-year-old Vincent Barbuto last month on West Main Street in Hopewell Township. 47 year old Todd Henry of New Castle, accused of cleaning up the…

TRI COUNTY REPORT FOR AUGUST 4TH, 2020

TRI COUNTY REPORT FOR AUGUST 4TH, 2020

State Police in Mercer County Report two people were killed in a dirt bike accident Sunday morning in Salem Township. According to police 22 year old Garret Arnold of Greenville was westbound on County Line Road when he collided head on with 22 Gage Shook of Hadley. Both operators were thrown from their bikes. Police…

TRI COUNTY REPORT FOR AUGUST 3RD, 2020

TRI COUNTY REPORT FOR AUGUST 3RD, 2020

Concerned about the increase number of Covid-19 cases in Lawrence County, New Castle School District Superintendant Debbie DeBlasio is recommend virtual  learning to start the school year. The New Castle News reports, whether that method of learning is in place for four weeks, nine weeks or longer will depend upon the numbers of positive coronavirus…

TRI COUNTY REPORT FOR JULY 31ST, 2020

TRI COUNTY REPORT FOR JULY 31ST, 2020

The Sharon Herald is reporting the Wilmington Area School District and Sharpsville Area School District closed their campus and canceled activities Thursday after a positive test in Sharpsville and after two staff members at Wilmington displayed COVID-19 symptoms. Sharpsville school officials said a student tested positive for the virus and that athletic and extracurricular activities…

TRI COUNTY REPORT FOR JULY 30TH, 2020

TRI COUNTY REPORT FOR JULY 30TH, 2020

Lawrence County added 11 more Covid-19 cases yesterday bringing the total to 319. The death toll remained the same at 11. Statewide Officials say yesterday saw an increase of 834 new cases, with the state total surpassing 110-thousand. About 16 new deaths related to the virus were added to the death toll yesterday, which sits…

TRI COUNTY REPORT FOR JULY 29TH, 2020

TRI COUNTY REPORT FOR JULY 29TH, 2020

Ninth District State Representative Chris Sainato along with several other state lawmakers, is asking the Governor Tom Wolf to lift the twenty-five percent capacity for bars and restaurants. Sainato said the limit is unnecessarily restrictive and damaging to the local economy.  The lawmakers’ letter calls on Wolf to restore the previous 50% capacity guidelines, saying…

TRI COUNTY REPORT FOR JULY 28TH, 2020

TRI COUNTY REPORT FOR JULY 28TH, 2020

A man is in custody following a five-hour standoff in Greenville that ended peacefully. Greenville police said the man barricaded himself, his girlfriend and two young children in a home on Church Street. WKBN-TV reports The suspect was taken to Mercer County Jail. He will not be identified at this time, but officials say he…

TRI COUNTY REPORT FOR JULY 27TH, 2020

TRI COUNTY REPORT FOR JULY 27TH, 2020

No injuries are being reported after a truck crash on the Pennsylvania Turnpike.  State police say the semi’s driver lost control and hit a cement barrier in Little Beaver Township yesterday.  The rig’s fuel tanks ruptured, causing a fire that destroyed the vehicle. A man is still recovering after a crash involving a motorcycle last…