Emlenton – The Pennsylvania State Police are investigating the burglary of St. John’s Evangelical Lutheran Church in Emlenton. It was discovered yesterday morning that someone had entered the church and had stolen several items; not content with mere theft, the suspect or suspects also vandalized the interior and destroyed several objects. Finally, two fire extinguishers inside the building were discharged throughout the church leaving a white chemical residue all over the interior. Anybody who may have information about this crime is urged to call Trooper Behe of the Franklin State Police at (814)676-6596.
PennDOT Work Schedules are Published
Oil City – The winners of PennDOT’s Bicycle Rodeo in Titusville on Saturday were 8-year-old Moira Favraeu in the 5-8 year old division and 12-year-old Zoey Helmbold in the 9-12 year old division. Work schedules for projects in Crawford, Forest, Erie, Warren, Venango, and Mercer Counties can be found online by visiting the Maintenance and Traffic Bulletins heading at Penndot.gov/district1.
Man Jailed After Attacking Wife with Pellet Gun
Hartstown – A Hartstown Man remains in Crawford County Jail with $100,000 bail after attacking his wife with a pellet gun in late July. According to police, David Cowden (54) was having an argument with his wife when he retrieved the pellet gun and shot it at her while she was in her car. According to court records he has received relatively minor assault and harassment charges for the incident.
Massive Expansion to Property Tax/Rent Rebate
Scranton – On Friday, while on a visit to Scranton Pennsylvania, Governor Josh Shapiro signed a major expansion to Pennsylvania’s Property Tax and Rent Rebate Program. The new law makes several changes to the program including, increasing the income caps for both renters and homeowners to $45,000 and increasing the limit in accordance with inflation starting next year. The new law also increases the maximum rebate from $650 to $1,000 and expands access to an estimated 175,000 senior citizens. The Property Tax and Rent Rebate Program is funded by proceeds from the Pennsylvania Lottery and benefits senior and disabled Pennsylvania residents.