State police at Ridgway are investigating an identity theft victimizing an 80 year old St. Marys man. No details were released except that police said the victim’s name and social security number were used in the crime.
Minor injuries were reported for a Ridgway driver following a one-vehicle accident around 8:30 am in Ridgway Township. According to state police, 32 year old Cyril Yorns nodded off while traveling on Route 120 Wednesday and the car struck an embankment.
A Reynoldsville woman escaped injury in a car/deer collision Wednesday morning in Horton Township. State police report Kali Yonlisky was going north on Route 219 and could not avoid the deer which entered the highway from the left side of the road. The 2020 Chevrolet Equinox had to be towed from the scene.
An investigation is continuing into the corruption of minors early Monday morning on Servidea Drive. State police received a ChildLine referral regarding minors viewing an image that was not appropriate and the investigation is continuing.
Troopers at Emporium are they are continuing their investigation into a domestic dispute taking place Tuesday on West Fourth Street. Police arrested three Emporium residents for physical harassment in connection to the incident. The victim is listed as a 51 year old Emporium woman.
Mansfield state police responded to an overdose last Thursday at 402 Gray Valley Road in Sullivan Township. EMS personnel administered NARCAN and the individual became responsive and was transported to Guthrie for further medical evaluation.
A bill to update the procedures to ensure continuity of the Pennsylvania state government if a governor or lieutenant governor is unable to perform their duties was approved with unanimous support by the Senate State Government Committee this week according to Sen. Dave Argall (R-29).
“When Lt. Governor Fetterman failed to properly disclose the severity of his stroke last year, he could have caused a constitutional crisis had the governor also been incapacitated by a medical issue,” said Argall. “I’m thankful this important fix to our laws has won strong bipartisan support.”
Argall introduced Senate Bill 246 after a review by the Senate State Government Committee found the Governor and Lieutenant Governor Disability Procedure Law, which was passed in 1974, has been applied differently in all three cases it was needed and contained antiquated language, including a reference to the telegram.
These procedures came into the spotlight in May of 2022 when Lieutenant Governor John Fetterman underwent a pacemaker operation following a stroke. Confusion remains about when Fetterman’s office first notified Governor Wolf when he first required medical care, Argall said.
The bill now heads to the Senate for its consideration.