Winners & Losers

This week’s biggest Winners & Losers

Who’s up and who’s down this week?

City & State

Nittany Nation: rejoice! Penn State football fans will soon be able to bring the party inside Beaver Stadium, with the university beginning beer sales at football games beginning this Saturday. For those who are more inclined to travel to Pittsburgh for a game, there’s good news for you too: An Allegheny County judge tossed out what’s been derisively referred to as the city’s “jock tax” levied on out-of-town athletes who use the city’s sports venues. And that barely scratches the surface of this week’s news.

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Josh Shapiro -

Who says money can’t buy happiness? Democratic candidate for governor Josh Shapiro reported some massive fundraising numbers this week, with Shapiro pulling in $25 million, outraising his opponent, Doug Mastriano, by an 8-to-1 margin from June through September. The Democratic attorney general outspent Mastriano by a 27-to-1 margin as well. Shapiro ended the period with $10.9 million in the bank – a comfortable cushion heading into the stretch run.

Mehmet Oz -

It was a pretty good week to be Dr. Oz. The celebrity physician and GOP U.S. Senate nominee picked up a flurry of endorsements, including from former Gov. Tom Ridge, the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, the Pennsylvania State Troopers Association and the Philadelphia Fraternal Order of Police. Oz also narrowed the margin between him and Democrat John Fetterman to just 3 points.

Kenneth E. Batchelor -

Four Philadelphia-area school districts were named among the top 100 in the nation, but one rose above the rest: Radnor Township School District, overseen by Superintendent Kenneth E. Batchelor. Radnor came in as the commonwealth’s highest-ranked district, good for 14th in the nation, according to Niche. With those high marks, can a Batchelor party be in the offing?


Larry Krasner -

It will be quite the week for Philadelphia District Attorney Larry Krasner. He appeared on “Good Morning Philadelphia” Wednesday, where he claimed the city’s homicide rates are “leveling out” if you compare last year’s numbers to this year’s. Krasner’s impeachment process is ramping up as the state House committee investigating his tenure meets in South Philadelphia – and to the surprise of no one, Krasner wasn’t invited to speak at the hearings.

Samson Yohe -

An Adams County man was sentenced to 60 months in prison for trying to turn the local courthouse into an inferno. Samson Yohe, a 30-year-old from Gettysburg, was charged with malicious intent to destroy a building by fire and explosive after throwing a Molotov cocktail at the Adams County Courthouse in 2019. The device didn’t ignite but still caused $280 in damage and led to his eventual arrest.

Nikolas Bolig -

He’s no Florida Man, but Snyder County resident Nikolas Bolig is facing charges after he allegedly impersonated a police officer. But this was no wannabe traffic stop – Bolig is reported to have impersonated a state trooper at a Buffalo Wild Wings in Selinsgrove, where he allegedly searched one person, as well as a car. The only things we search for at Buffalo Wild Wings are the spiciest sauces; if the charges hold, Bolig may be on the wrong end of the heat after all.