A Perry County business was robbed late last week. The Dollar General in Landisburg was robbed between 9:30 and 10:00 pm Thursday. The suspect threatened the cashier and demanded money, then fled the scene in a white or silver SUV. The suspect was heavy-set, wearing blue jeans, a black hoodie, a black ski mask, and black gloves. The suspect is believed to be Caucasian, but gender is unknown. Anyone with information should contact Trooper Lynch at State Police Newport: 717-567-3110.
Mifflin County High School will be closed today (January 19th) through Thursday (January 21st). A sixth individual linked to the school has tested positive for COVID-19 Mifflin County High School. The tentative plan is to reopen the school for in-person instruction on Friday (January 22nd). Mifflin County High School teachers will execute a full remote learning plan to include live sessions for students. A schedule for students has been sent via email to parents, and will be posted on the high school website. During the closure, the school will receive extra cleaning per CDC and DOH guidelines.
As of Monday morning, there were twenty-one 21 active positive COVID-19 cases in the Mifflin County School District. There is also a bus driver who transports Mifflin County students who has tested positive. All students who have been in close contact with the bus driver have been contacted. The school district may have to extend the Mifflin County Junior High School closure past Wednesday (January 20th).
Mifflin County School District Buses 171 and 178 are not transporting today.
A Thompsontown teen was transported for injuries after his vehicle struck a deer in Juniata County. The incident happened Saturday at about 7:25 pm on Route 235 in Delaware Township. According to State Police, 18-year-old Noah Strauser was the driver of a Ford Focus that struck a deer as it entered the roadway. The impact caused the airbags to deploy. Strauser lost control of the vehicle and struck a utility pole. He was taken by ambulance to Holy Spirit Hospital.