Witnesses to Fatal Collision Sought
Corry – The Pennsylvania State Police are looking for witnesses to come forward if they observed a fatal Route 6 crash in Erie County. A young woman was killed when two Dodge Ram pickups collided head-on in Wayne Township, Erie County at about 2:15 PM yesterday afternoon. Anybody with information that may help with the investigation is urged to call the Pennsylvania State Police in Corry at (814)663-2043.
Meadville – The 33rd annual Thurston Classic will be held this weekend, June 15th to 18th. This year’s special balloon is named Chris P. Bacon, a pig shaped balloon sure to bring smiles to everyone’s faces. As always, the standard schedule of events begins with the night glow at 9 PM on Thursday, the Ted Watts Tribute Hare and Hound Race at 6 PM on Friday, and a total of three sanctioned races on Saturday and Sunday. All events are free of charge and will take place at the Robertson Athletics Complex at Allegheny College.
Emergency Proclamation for Bridge Collapse
Harrisburg – Yesterday, Pennsylvania’s Governor Josh Shapiro issued an emergency proclamation that would allow the state to immediately demolish and begin reconstruction of a bridge that was destroyed in a tanker fire near Philadelphia. The bridge which carries Interstate 95 was national news when it collapsed after a tanker truck hit a wall and caught on fire beneath it; the driver of the truck was likely killed immediately and nobody else was harmed in the incident. The emergency proclamation will allow the replacement project to begin right away without red tape.
Property Tax/Rent Rebate Deadline Extension
Harrisburg – Yesterday the deadline for senior and disabled Pennsylvanians to file for the 2022 property tax/rent rebate was extended to the end of the year. The new filing date is December 31st and the rebate is available for adults over 65, widows and widowers over 50, and adults with disabilities. Homeowners who make less than $35,000 a year and renters who make $15,000 are eligible, contact your state representative for help with applying.