A weekend vehicle police chase in Juniata County led to injuries for an area man. State Police say 29-year-old Bo Reed of East Waterford was fleeing from authorities early Saturday morning on Route 35 in Tuscarora Township. Reed’s Chevy Mailbu failed to negotiate a downhill curve after passing some deer. The vehicle left the roadway and rolled several times. The driver was ejected during the crash. He was transported to Hershey medical Center for treatment.
The 2021 Transportation Outreach meeting for Huntingdon County will be held virtually tomorrow. This is the 22nd year that PennDOT’s Engineering District 9 has conducted outreach meetings. The meeting is Tuesday, April 27th from 12:30 pm to 2:30 pm, and is available online via Microsoft TEAMS. For log in information, contact Monica Jones at 814-696-7105.
Now through April 30th, the Pennsylvania Parks and Forests Foundation (PPFF) is celebrating Rothrock Week, in honor of a Mifflin County native. The week honors Joseph T. Rothrock, who was born in McVeytown in 1839. Rothrock was a botanist and surgeon who traveled the state by horse and wagon for two decades to help the public understand the importance of Pennsylvania’s forests. His lectures helped lead to the creation of the Pennsylvania Forestry Association, which was the first forestry organization in the country. Governor Robert E. Pattison named Rothrock the first Forestry Commissioner. He continued as a member of the Forestry Commission on and off until his death in 1922.