Passenger Causes Severe Crash
Harmonsburg – Two men were hospitalized after a single vehicle crash on Harmonsburg Road. According to crash scene investigators from the Meadville State Police: Dylan Maynard of Cochranton was driving when his passenger, Michael Confer of Meadville, grabbed the steering wheel which caused their pickup truck to lose control and crash head-on into a roadside tree. Neither man was wearing a seatbelt and both men were hospitalized at Meadville Medical Center with suspected serious injuries.
Meadville Author Meet and Greet
Meadville – From 5 to 6:30 p.m. this evening, the Meadville Public Library is celebrating National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo) by hosting a meet and greet with local authors. You can visit the library’s community space to meet local writers Amy Eddy, C.D. Bennet, Ellie Byham, Jen Craven, Judy Sharer, and Shana Buchard. The Meadville Public Library is located near Diamond Park on 804 North Main Street.
LIHEAP Applications Available
Harrisburg – This time of year when the cost of keeping your home warm can become a financial burden, some families can turn to LIHEAP for a hand up. For a family of four making less than $45,000 a year, The Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program can help cover the cost of keeping your family comfortable and safe through the fall and winter. Contact your local County Assistance office or visit DHS.PA.gov for more information about LIHEAP and its eligibility requirements.
Man Charged with Child Sexual Assault
West Middlesex – The Pennsylvania State Police in Mercer County announced the arrest of a West Middlesex man for the alleged sexual assault of an 11-year-old girl. Louis Bendzak came onto the police RADAR after a call to the Safe to Say Tipline was made in late October accusing him of inappropriate contact with a child. At Press time Bendzak was awaiting a preliminary hearing for indecent assault and corruption of a minor.
Beware of Farm Show Scam
Harrisburg – Pennsylvania Attorney General Michelle Henry and Agriculture Secretary Russel Redding are attempting to spread the word about a new scam specifically targeting Pennsylvania farmers. The scam involves contacting farmers about registering for a so-called “Winter Farm Expo” at the PA Farm Show Complex and Expo Center on January 6th and 7th 2024 and soliciting payments for vendor and display spaces. There is no “Winter Farm Expo” and the scammers are attempting to confuse farmers into thinking they are registering for the official 2024 Pennsylvania Farm Show and State Fair which runs from January 6th to 13th. If you have been targeted or victimized by this scam you can call the Attorney General at (1-800)441-2555.
Those interested in reserving booth space to exhibit at the actual 2024 Pennsylvania Farm Show – Pennsylvania’s State Fair® to be held January 6-13, 2024 — can find information on becoming a commercial exhibitor at www.farmshow.pa.gov.