Fiery Crash Kills Three
Lake Latonka – Three students from Lakeview High School were killed in a fiery crash in Mercer County last Thursday night. Police say they were alerted to a crash on Skunk Run Road in Lake Township by an automatic notification via smartphone shortly before 9 PM and by the time help arrived the vehicle was already engulfed in flames. The driver, 18-year-old James Harrison, and two passengers, 17-year-old Harmony Liege, and Aliya Harvey were all killed in the crash and identified by Mercer County Coroner John Libonati.
Voter Registration Deadline Looms
Harrisburg – Pennsylvania residents have less than two weeks left to register ahead of the November 7th general elections this year. The last day to register ahead of the election is Monday, October 23rd, two weeks and a day before the election is scheduled. In Pennsylvania, United States Citizens at least 18 years of age who have been residents of their voting district for at least a month can register at Vote.PA.gov.
Vandalism and Burglary Investigation
Cooperstown – Authorities in Venango County are searching for leads in their investigation of vandalism and burglary on a property on Cooperstown Road in Oakland Township. The victim reported that an unknown number of actors caused significant damage to his property by destroying and stealing multiple objects. Police say that on Saturday the 7th a tractor on the property had its fuel tanks filled with water, an ATV had a tire popped, and the carburetor was stolen from a pickup truck; the thieves and vandals also stole two metal gas cans. Anybody who may have information is asked to call the Pennsylvania State Police in Franklin at (814)676-6596.
PennDOT in Winter Maintenance Mode
Oilc City – PennDOT is suspending the publication of its weekly work schedules until spring as it gears up for the winter maintenance season. Work crews will still attend to the everyday jobs of patching, ditching, clearing brush, and other maintenance activities, but the primary focus will be on preparing for winter maintenance activities like plowing.