Ridgway driver has no memory of accident…..Port driver unhurt in pick up wreck…..Elderly driver escapes injury in car/deer collision…..Republicans now also control state house……

Elk County

State police at Ridgway did not release the name of a driver involved in a minor mishap Friday afternoon in Jay Township. The driver’s Suzuki Grand Vitara was traveling from Weedville to the Million Dollar Highway when for unknown reason, the car went off Garner Hill Road near the intersection of Cranberry Court and collided with a fixed object. The driver told troopers he did not remember the crash and has a history of medical conditions. A black plastic wheel apparently came off the car and troopers deemed the driver was not medically safe to drive.

McKean County

Minor injuries were reported for a Port Allegany man whose pick up truck wrecked in Liberty Township last Thursday morning. Police said Andrew Goodwill was going west on Route 155 when his 1994 Chevrolet S-10 crossed the double yellow line, traveled off the road and collided with a concrete bridge rail. The truck spun around counterclockwise and hit the bridge rail again before coming to rest on the south side of the highway.

An elderly Hermitage, PA driver escaped injury in a car/deer collision Saturday night in Keating Township. State police said 72 year old Kenneth Slicker was traveling east on Route 6 when a deer ran onto the road from the south side in front of Slicker’s 2019 Kia Sportage just before 9:00pm.


With an undeniable 101-99 Republican majority in the Pennsylvania House of Representatives, Republican Leader Bryan Cutler (R-Lancaster) was sworn-in to office Monday in a public and open ceremony. Last week, Rep. Joanna McClinton and the House Democratic Caucus claimed  they had a majority in the Pennsylvania House after one of their members passed away and two more of their members  were forced to resign, dropping their total of members eligible to take office down to 99.

With the Republican Caucus having a majority of members who are eligible to take office on Jan. 3, 2023, in the Pennsylvania House, Cutler becomes the House majority leader and has the legal authority to exercise the ministerial role of presiding officer as outlined in the Pennsylvania Election Code and affirmed by the Pennsylvania Supreme Court in Perzel v. Cortes.

Cutler noted Democrats in the recent past have:

  • Been negligent in publishing constitutional amendments lawfully passed by the Pennsylvania General Assembly.

  • Stormed the rostrum to prevent the orderly conduct of business in the chamber of the Pennsylvania House of Representatives.

  • Masterminded the complete breakdown of order in the Senate on last session’s swearing-in day.

  • Manipulated the state and congressional redistricting process to create gerrymandered maps that provide Democrats with an unnatural and unearned political advantage.

  • Judicially created election laws in opposition to and absent from Pennsylvania statute.