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HARBORCREEK – State Rep. Curt Sonney (R-Harborcreek) invites veterans from throughout Erie County to take advantage of an outreach service being offered each month in his district offices. “There are approximately 23,000 veterans in Erie County, according to local officials,” Sonney said. “We’re offering a monthly program, designed to assist the men and women who have served or are serving our country with individual issues they may have.”

Beginning March 5, Shelly Messina from the Pennsylvania VFW will be in Sonney’s Harborcreek office, located at 4457 Buffalo Road in Erie, the first Thursday of every month from 9 a.m. to noon. She will be in the Corry office, 434 North Center St., on the third Thursday of every month from 10 a.m. to noon, beginning March 19. “Veterans will have an opportunity to discuss specific questions or concerns, as well as check out programs that may be available to them,” added Sonney.

Anyone wishing to make an appointment should contact Sonney’s Corry office at (814) 664-9126 or his Harborcreek office at (814) 897-2080. Sonney also reminds residents of North East and Union City that satellite office hours are held in each of those communities. “Every Wednesday from 1 to 3 p.m., members of my staff will be in the North East Township Building, 10300 West Main Road, and Northwest Savings Bank, 22 North Main Street, Union City,” said Sonney. “They are available to help fill out forms for programs such as the Property Tax/Rent Rebate program, as well answer any legislative questions.”

Sonney can also be contacted through his legislative Facebook page atwww.facebook.com/RepSonney.

UNIVERSITY PARK – Grammy-nominated artist and member of the singing group Sister Sledge, Kathy Sledge, will be performing at the Ninth Annual Pink Zone at Penn State presented by Mount Nittany Health. Sledge will sing the National Anthem and will perform at halftime as part of the celebration of the breast cancer survivors in attendance.

The Lady Lions will take on Wisconsin at 2 p.m. on Sunday, March 1 in the Ninth Annual Pink Zone at Penn State presented by Mount Nittany Health. The game will be available via webstream on BTN Plus. The game will also re-air on the Big Ten Network on Monday, March 2 at 11 a.m.

Sledge and her sisters formed Sister Sledge and recorded #1 hits “Mama Never Told Me” and “We Are Family” in the 1970s. “We Are Family” earned the group a Grammy nomination and spurred the album of the same name to go double platinum. The “We Are Family” album also turned out hit songs “Lost in Music” and “He’s the Greatest Dancer.” Sledge, a native of Philadelphia, started her solo career in 1992 with singles “Take Me Back to Love Again” and “All of My Love.”

This year’s fundraising efforts will benefit the Mount Nittany Medical Center, Penn State Hershey Cancer Institute, Pennsylvania Breast Cancer Coalition, the Kay Yow Cancer Fund, J.C. Blair Memorial Hospital and Lewistown Hospital.

For more information on the Pink Zone at Penn State, visit the official Pink Zone website at www.pennsylvaniapinkzone.org. Last year, the Lady Lions donated a record  $310,000 to breast cancer causes. All totaled, the Lady Lions have donated more than $1.135 million for breast cancer research and awareness in the first eight years.

The 2014-15 Penn State Lady Lion Basketball season is presented by Kish Travel and Kish Insurance. The Lady Lions have their bye date on Thursday and return to action at Maryland on Monday, Feb. 23 at 7 p.m. on the Big Ten Network. Penn State returns home to face Ohio State on Thursday, Feb. 26 at 7 p.m. for Dollar Dog Night and Faculty/Staff Night. PSU employees will get a free ticket and ability to purchase up to three additional tickets for $5 each.

Lady Lion Basketball single-game are available by calling 1-800-NITTANY. Single-game tickets range from $10-17 for adults and seniors and $5-11 for youth (12 and younger). The PNC Flex Books are $120 and give fans 12 vouchers, 10 that can be redeemed in any combination for Nittany Lion and Lady Lion Basketball tickets throughout the year and two extra vouchers for the Nittany Lions’ Coaches Vs. Cancer game and the Lady Lions’ Pink Zone game.

September 15, 2014

Corry,PA-September 13, at approximately 3:50 a.m., an attempted homicide occurred as James Parsons, 23,of Sharon arrived at 38933 Reiser Road, Troy Township, Crawford County, and fired multiple shotgun shells into various locations of the residence while Mark Wright,58, Titusville, Karen Wright,58,Titusville,Brian Snyder,54, of Oil City, and Andrew Wright, 27, of Titusville were sleeping. Parsons, was located by Pa State Police and later charged with Attempted Criminal Homicide, Aggravated Assault,Discharge of a Firearm into an Occupied Residence and various other offenses. The accused was arraigned in front of Judge Lincoln Zilhaver and lodged in Crawford County Jail without bond.

Corry,PA-Corry Police were dispatched to the 104 Store located at 47 N Center Street, Corry for a burglary. Once at the 104 Store, the Corry Police spoke with John Shearer who stated that someone remained in or entered the store after hours between September 11 and September 12. Games, jewelry, and other miscellaneous items were taken. Anyone with information is asked to contact the Corry City Police Department.

Corry,PA-Drug Possession occurred when known female,23, was stopped for a traffic violation.  A subsequent consent search of the vehicle resulted in finding a small amount of suspected marijuana.  Charges to be filed pending lab results.

Corry,PA-Michael Allen Sherman,20, 24105 Highway 89 and 77, Spartansburg, was observed making a traffic violation and after further investigation it was determined he was under the influence of a controlled substance. He will face charges in front of District Justice Carol Southwick.

Corry,PA-Corry City Police received a lanyard with a key found on Lemon Street on September 14 around 12:30 p.m. Owner may claim by contacting Corry Police Department and properly indentifying the lanyard at 814 664 2222.

Corry,PA-On September 13, Corry Police stopped Daniel Gehrlein, 34, 2402 Liberty Street, Erie, for a traffic violation. Upon talking to Gehrlein, he appeared to be under the influence of intoxicating beverages. Police had Gehrlein conduct field sobriety tests which he failed and was subsequently arrested for ?D. Gehrlein was taken to ?Corry Memorial Hospital for chemical testing which he refused.  Gehrlein was then transported to the police station for processing before being released to a friend. Gehrlein will have to appear in front of District Justice Brenda Nichols at a later date and time to answer to the charges.

Corry,PA-Officers were investigating a domestic violence incident at 718-A W Washington Street,Corry. An altercation that took place between Jordan Birkmire and Garrett Birkmire.  Garrett ended up being placed under arrest for the alleged beating of his brother Jordan with a bat.  Garrett was taken before District Justice Nichols on 2 counts of Aggravated Assault, Possession of an instrument of crimes, Simple Assault, Resisting Arrest and Endangering the Welfare of another and placed in Erie County Prison on $30,000 Straight Bond.

Corry,PA-On September 13 at approximately 8:50 pm, a crash occurred on State Route 6 at Scott’s Crossing Road in Columbus Township, Warren County. As a 2001 Chevy Impala was traveling west, a 1999 Toyota Camry, and 2013 Chevrolet Cruze were traveling west and stopped at a steady red signal and subsequently rear ended the 1999 Toyota Camry pushing the Toyota Camry into the 2013 Chevrolet Cruze.  It was determined that Steven Glenn Klakamp Jr, 24, Bear Lake, was intoxicated and was taken into custody.  Klakamp was charged with Driving Under the Influence and additional traffic violations in District Court 37-4-91. A 7 year old male was riding with Klakamp,and was not properly secured in a child booster seat and was transported to Corry Memorial Hospital for a medical evaluation. Both Janelle Troyer, Corry and a 10 year old female, were wearing their safety belts and were transported to Corry Memorial Hospital for medical evaluations. Justin Miscik, 26, Spring Creek  and Christian A Miscik, 24, Spring Creek were wearing their safety belts and were uninjured.  The 2013 Chevrolet Cruze was driven from the scene. The 2001 Chevy Impala and 1999 Toyota Camry were towed from the scene by Leroy’s Towing. Assisted on scene by Corry Ambulance, Elgin Ambulance and Columbus Fire Department.



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