State Police in Lawrence County are investigating after a car crashed into a house on Saturday. It happened on Main Street in Wampum. Investigators say the driver of the vehicle went off the road and crashed into the house.  Fire crews removed the driver who was trapped inside the car. The driver was taken to UPMC Jameson Hospital and later released.

The Pennsylvania House returns to session a week from tomorrow on February 21st.  Speaker Mark Rozzi had declared that operational rules allowing the chamber to function will be put to a vote at that time.  He also says that separate proposals that are intended to help survivors of childhood sexual abuse will all be put to vote.  The House is currently in recess after a dispute in January over party control.  That has seemed to be settled this past week as Democrats took a 102-101 voting majority following three special elections in Allegheny County.  

Authorities in the Ohio community where nearly 50 train cars, some carrying hazardous materials, recently derailed, will hold a town hall event later this week.  Wednesday’s meeting in East Palestine, near Ohio’s border with Pennsylvania, promises to allow residents with questions about the handling of the incident the chance to get some answers.  The town hall is scheduled to take place in the auditorium of East Palestine High School.

Two people were taken to the hospital following an accident in Mercer County. According to State Police 48 year old Theodore Yeagley of Monaca, was southbound on Interstate 79 in Springfield Township, when he lost control of his vehicle after a rear tire blew out and struck a vehicle operated by 25 year old Riley Guenther of Akron, New York.  Both drivers were taken to the Allegheny Health Network in Grove City for treatment.

Officials with Freeport Area School District are looking into renovation options for their high school building.  Two plans presented by architects last week include major additions.  Administrators and board members are looking over proposals that involve building auditorium space and a cafeteria wing.  Planners are now laying out a design that would use courtyard spaces to construct administrative offices before another meeting with the board.

A Pulaski man was taken to the hospital following a two vehicle accident on Friday. State Police in Mercer County report 76 year old Gail Nestor pulled from the intersection of Greenfield and Bethel New Wilmington Road, into the path of a pickup driven by 39 year old Robert Byerly of Hermitage. Nestor, who was cited, was taken to UPMC Jameson for treatment. No other injuries were reported.

McKeesport residents have begun paying their respects to a fallen officer who died last week in the line of duty.  Visitation began yesterday and will continue today for Officer Sean Sluganski.  Sluganski was killed when he and another officer were shot while responding to reports of a possibly armed and mentally unstable man last Monday on Grandview Avenue.  The suspect is in custody on charges including homicide and aggravated assault.  Sluganski’s funeral is scheduled for tomorrow.

A spokesman for Pennsylvania U.S. Senator John Fetterman say he’ll go back to work today.  He was released from a D.C. hospital Friday after being admitted Wednesday night when he was feeling lightheaded.  Fetterman’s Communications Director Joe Calvello says many tests ruled out both a stroke and seizure.  His wife, Gisele Barreto Fetterman, took to social media Thursday thanking doctors and hospital staff for their good care and well-wishers for their concern.

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