The Tribune Democrat, Johnstown, PA

October 6, 2013

In brief: 2 seriously hurt after truck crashes, rolls


The Tribune-Democrat

NEW CENTERVILLE — Two people were flown to an area hospital for treatment after their truck crashed alongside Route 281 in Milford Township early Sunday, Somerset 911 officials said.

The accident apparently occurred after Mason R. Ansell, 22, of Rockwood, failed to negotiate a turn in the roadway, over-corrected the steering and lost control of his truck, hitting an embankment and eventually rolling the vehicle, state police in Somerset said.

The vehicle was travelling at a high rate of speed during the crash and ended up in a corn field, where it caught fire, Trooper Jeffrey Flowers wrote in a press release.

Ansell and a passenger, Jennifer R. Jury, 26, of Somerset, were thrown from the truck, police said. Both sustained serious injuries, investigators added.

A state police investigation continues. Investigators are asking Anyone who witnessed the crash can contact state police at 445-4104.

Police: Man pointed firearm at woman

A Rockwood area man faces terroristic threats charges, accused of pointing a firearm at a woman at a Middlecreek Township home.

Kevin Lee Henry, 39, was jailed Saturday after the altercation, police said, adding he failed to post his $15,000 bond.

Research: Stink bugs likely here to stay

COLUMBUS, Ohio – There’s an invasion taking place across Ohio.

Stink bugs – first identified in Pennsylvania in 1998 – are making their way into homes across Ohio. The brown, shield-shaped insects have been spreading throughout Ohio over the last six years or so.

Researchers say that even though the bugs have only been around for a short time, they expect they will be here to stay. Most think they got to the United States in containers shipped from Asia.

Stink bugs search out warm places when the weather cools and that’s why they’re moving into homes.

The pests are a threat to crops, but not to people.