LOCAL NEWS | MARCH 14, 2019

LOCAL NEWS | MARCH 14, 2019

LOCAL NEWS | MARCH 14, 2019

Two freshman state lawmakers unveiled their proposal to enact term limits for members of the state House and Senate earlier this week.  The measure, proposed on Tuesday by Representatives Andrew Lewis (R-Dauphin) and Mike Jones (R-York), seeks to amend the Pennsylvania Constitution to limit a member of the General Assembly to 12 consecutive years of service in each chamber. That equates to six consecutive two-year terms for House members and three consecutive four-year terms for senators. The lawmakers believe the change would help foster a legislative environment where ideas, work ethic, and leadership merit become keys to success and influence in both chambers.

 

Law enforcement will be conducting impaired driving details throughout the Commonwealth over the Saint Patrick’s Day weekend.  Motorists are encouraged to use sound judgment and caution as they should during any time of the year.  The Pennsylvania DUI Association reminds motorists it is never acceptable to drive impaired.  Plan ahead, arrange for alternate transportation, and consult your physician about prescribed medication before getting behind the wheel.

 

Authorities are searching for an individual involved in a road rage incident earlier this week in Armagh Township.  According to State Police, the individual approached Douglas Foose of Mifflintown and grabbed him by the face Monday afternoon on Route 322 East near the Milroy exit.  The suspect was in a blue-gray vehicle believed to be a Subaru Crosstrek.

 

U.S. Representative Glenn Thompson has announced details for the 2019 Congressional Art Competition.  All entries for the competition must be received no later than Wednesday, May 1st at 5:00 pm.  The winner will be announced at a reception and public showing on Saturday, May 4th in DuBois.  The winning piece of artwork from each congressional district across the country will be displayed in a special exhibit in the U.S. Capitol.  More than 650,000 high school students have participated in the nationwide competition since it began in 1982.  To view the complete contest rules and generate an application, visit www.thompson.house.gov/services/art-competition.

 

The American Red Cross will be in Mifflin County for a blood drive today.  The bloodmobile will be at Ellen Chapel Church on Ferguson Valley Road in Lewistown from 12:00 noon to 6:00 pm.

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