Police in Sharon have arrested a man in connection with a stabbing from Monday. WKBN-TV reports Sharon police were called to the 100 block of N. Sharpsville Avenue around 5:30 p.m. for a stabbing. The victim was taken to the hospital for life-threatening injuries. 27 year old Jared Ser of Sharon, was arrested. He faces charges of attempted homicide, aggravated assault, kidnapping, intimidation of witnesses or victims, unlawful restraint and tampering or fabricating physical evidence. The investigation is ongoing.
Gas prices are two cents lower in Western Pennsylvania this week at $3.83 per gallon, according to AAA East Central’s Gas Price Report. In New Castle drivers are paying 3.64 a gallon, while the average price in Sharon is 3.61. The national average for a gallon of gas is up two cents over the past week to $3.83. The increase comes after a recent uptick in the price of oil, the primary ingredient in gasoline. The national average is a penny less than a month ago but 12 cents more than a year ago.
A state Senate panel has approved a bill to move the state primary. But there’s no agreement yet on the date when the primary should be held. The original measure, S-B 224, asked to change the 2024 presidential primary date to March 19th as a way to give the state more weight in the presidential nominating process. Now, State Government Committee Majority Chairman Cris Dush says there’ll be further discussions to make sure a new primary date fits ballot requirements.
A team at Penn State has received a 25-million-dollar grant to study 70 dairy farms’ methane emissions. Researchers say they’ll use money from the U.S. Department of Agriculture to look at climate-smart practices and provide measurable reductions in methane emissions from cows. They hope to show whether the reductions can be used as carbon credits in the products the farms produce. The credits could be used by companies or retailers purchasing the products as a means to meet their farms’ climate goals.
State Police in Beaver County are investigating an armed robbery from last nigth. According to police a male suspect entered Johnstown Market on Pine Street just before 10pm carrying a knife. The suspect ordered the employee to open the register and got away with about one thousand dollars in cash. No injuries were reported. The investigation is continuing.
The Trans-Siberian Orchestra will be bringing their brand of progressive holiday music once again to the Steel City this year. The group’s 2023 tour is called The Ghosts of Christmas Eve. Two shows will be performed December 16th at PPG Paints Arena. Tickets go on sale this Friday.
An arrest warrant has been issued for a New York man facing drug charges who failed to appear in court yesterday. Police arrested 27-year-old Yan Cepeda at the Pittsburgh Greyhound station on August 31st and say he had the equivalent of 450-thousand doses of fentanyl in his possession. He was expected to appear in Allegheny County Common Pleas Court on Monday but did not show up.
An East Side man was taken to the hospital following a fire at his home Sunday. The New Castle News reports New Castle Firemen were called to the scene of a house fire on Pine Street around 12:30. The owner of the home John Esseck was treated for smoke inhalation. The fire has been ruled accidental. Damage is listed at 50 thousand dollars.