Man Charged for Sex with Child
Oil City – 22-year-old Joseph Snyder of Warren, Ohio has been charged with felony corruption of a minor after it was discovered he allegedly had a relationship with a 14-year-old Oil City resident. The illicit relationship was discovered in July when Snyder took the child from her home in his car so that they could smoke marijuana and have relations. Court records show he is also charged with interfering with the custody of a minor and luring a child into a vehicle. Snyder has been accused of sex with minors two other times, but both times avoided punishment when the girls said they lied about their age.
Paving on Park Avenue
Meadville – Meadville’s City Manager, Maryann Menanno, announced that final repaving of Park Avenue in Meadville is scheduled to take place on Wednesday and Thursday this week. Park Avenue will be reduced to a single lane on both days and there will be no parking on either side of the street. Park Avenue was milled down in August to facilitate upgrades and repairs to storm drains and was to be repaved last month, but heavy rains in the middle of the month delayed progress.
Journalist Shot Seven Times
Philadelphia – Police are looking into suspects for the murder of Philadelphia journalist and homeless advocate Josh Kruger who was shot to death at his home. Josh Kruger wrote for several Philadelphia area publications and was an advocate for the homeless; he was shot seven times at his home in Point Breeze.
No Injuries in Rollover Crash
Cochranton – A Meadville man somehow avoided even minor injuries despite his truck rolling down an embankment. Crash scene investigators say that Joshua Stump was driving too fast for the conditions on Route 322 in East Fairfield Township Crawford County last Wednesday. He lost control of his Ford F-150 and spun out before crossing traffic and rolling down a hill. Firefighters from the Cochranton Volunteer Fire Department had to cut Mr. Stump out from inside his vehicle, but he survived unscathed.
James’s Bill Passes House
Harrisburg – A bill authored by a local state representative Lee James, who represents portions of Crawford and Venango Counties, passed the Pennsylvania House of Representatives by a margin of 188 to 15 yesterday. HB 1232 seeks to make revisions to the Borough Code which brings it up to snuff with changes to the Township Code and brings more consistency and flexibility to the law. The Borough Code sets the rules by which towns form and run their local governments.