Meadville – Authorities are investigating the theft of six firearms from a home in West Mead Township earlier this month. The weapons were reported stolen on Saturday, November 18th, and include three handguns, a shotgun, and two unnamed firearms. Among the identified stolen weapons were a Remington Fieldmaster shotgun and a Colt Ace model target pistol; other stolen weapons were a black American Arms pistol and another manufactured by Jennings.
Oil City to Celebrate Christmas Past
Oil City – Oil City’s 23rd Annual Christmas Past begins tomorrow with a visit from Santa Claus and the lighting of the Christmas Tree at Oil City’s town square. The tree lighting is scheduled for 6:30 p.m. and will be followed by a meet and greet with Santa; Holiday Sleigh Rides start at 5 p.m. and run until 8:15 p.m. The weekend-long celebration includes several events on Saturday and Sunday as well, including a 5K Run/Walk, and a craft and vendor show with locations spread throughout downtown. The Oil City Public Library will be hosting several events on Saturday, including two free showings of the film ‘Elf’ starring Will Ferrell in the library theater at 10 a.m. and 1 p.m.
Woman Charged in 2021 Death of Siezure Patient
New Castle – The former Administrator of Lawrence County ARC has been charged with neglect and involuntary manslaughter in the 2021 death of a patient in her care. According to the office of the Pennsylvania Attorney General, Kelley Gonzales (48) of New Castle failed to order refills of seizure medication for one of her patients which led to his death 10 days after he ran out. The AG’s allegations include that Gonzales altered the patient’s medical records after his death to make it appear as if his prescription had been discontinued by his healthcare provider when it was not. Gonzales was arraigned on the charges of felony neglect of a care-dependent person and altering medical records and a misdemeanor charge of involuntary manslaughter on Tuesday; she was released on her own recognizance.
PA Gets Another Credit Upgrade
Harrisburg – A major credit agency upgraded Pennsylvania’s credit rating in their recent review. Fitch Ratings recently upgraded PA to a AA rating from its previous AA- rating. Fitch is the third major credit agency after Moody and S&P Global also increased their ratings. All three agencies cited the commonwealth’s balanced budgets and surplus rainy day funds as key to their decisions.