Crash Near PA/NY Border Hospitalizes Woan
Wheelock – A 23-year-old New York woman was hospitalized after crashing in Erie County earlier this month according to the Pennsylvania State Police. Crash scene investigators say that Jessica Gibbons of Sherman was hospitalized after losing control of her vehicle on Hare Creek Road in Wayne Township on Wednesday the 3rd. They say she struck a utility pole, which rotated her car 90 degrees before hitting a tree about 40 feet from the initial impact. Her life was saved by wearing a seatbelt, but she suffered severe injuries.
UPMC Restores Mask Policy
Pittsburgh – UPMC is reinstating its policy requiring all visitors and staff to wear masks within their hospitals and treatment centers. The policy comes back into effect on Wednesday, December 20th, and includes all 40 of their hospitals due to what they are calling a massive uptick in respiratory infections this fall that is only expected to worsen in the winter. UPMC runs five Northwest PA Hospitals; Hamot in Erie, Greenville, Jameson in New Castle, Shenango Valley in Farrel, and Northwest in Seneca. UPMC runs several other facilities including urgent care, outpatient treatment, and physical therapy clinics across the region – all will require masking.
Fishing Cheat Sentenced for Being Money Cheat
Mercer – Mercer County resident Chase Cominsky, who made national headlines for cheating in a Cleveland walleye fishing tournament last year was convicted for passing phony hundred-dollar bills in Mercer County. Cominsky was sentenced to 6 to 12 months in Mercer County jail yesterday; his adult son Kaiden was convicted of forging those same fake bills and sentenced to a term of parol. Cominsky’s legal woes do not end with this new sentence, he was also charged with several counts of deer poaching by the Pennsylvania Game Commission in October and will soon face trial on those.
Tales that Wag
Meadville – The Meadville public library hosts Tales that Wag every Saturday from 11 a.m. to noon. During Tales that Wag young readers can have the opportunity to read books to therapy dogs provided by Paws Hand Delivered. The dogs are friendly, well-trained, and safe for anyone to be around; they make great listeners for young readers who may have trouble and need a little help, or to assist a young one in developing a lifelong love of literature. Meadville Public Library is located at 848 North Main Street, just off the north side of the Diamond.