A McVeytown man died from injuries sustained in an ATV-automobile crash last week in Mifflin County. According to State Police, 82-year-old David White was the operator of a Yamaha Grizzly on Ferguson Valley Road in Oliver Township at about 7:35 am December 30th. White pulled out of his driveway on Missing Pines Drive and attempted to make a U-turn. The ATV traveled into the path of a Dodge Nitro driven by 23-year-old Katie Groff of McVeytown. Groff was not injured in the crash. White was pronounced dead at Geisinger-Lewistown Hospital later that day.

After consultation with the Pennsylvania Department of Education and the school board, the Mifflin County School District will return to full-time, in-person instruction beginning, Monday, January 11th. The Department of Health has mandated masks for all students and staff unless certain exceptions can be met. Students and staff are encouraged to do their part to mitigate the spread of COVID-19 within school buildings.

Collection of Christmas Trees continues this week in the Borough of Lewistown. Trees will be collected on the regular refuse collection day. After the collection period, customers can deliver trees to the Borough Warehouse facility on Washington Avenue, Monday through Friday between 6:00 am and 2:15 pm. There is no charge. If you have questions, contact the Borough Refuse office at 717-248-1331.

The Pennsylvania Senate yesterday elected Senator Jake Corman (R-34) to serve as Senate President Pro Tempore for the new legislative session, and welcomed new and returning members to the chamber during swearing-in ceremonies at the State Capitol in Harrisburg. In brief remarks to the chamber, Corman said the legislature must focus on transparency to make sure the public has faith in the work of the Senate. Members of the House were sworn in as well.