Results from yesterday’s Municipal Primary in Pennsylvania:

For Lewistown Borough Council, four-year term, the top three on the Republican ballot were Jim Steele, Richard Erhard, and Bill Wilson.  Top Republican vote-getters for a two-year term were Larry “Heavy” Searer and Bobby Hammond.

For Burnham Borough Council, the top three Republicans were Lisa Barker Wise, Thomas Garver, and Robert Soccio.  Matthew Deamer was the lone Democrat.

On the Republican ballot for Mifflin County Register & Recorder, Ellen Amspacker defeated incumbent Barbara Stringer. 

For County Treasurer, Republican Diane Griffith was a winner over incumbent Deb Civitts.  Democrat Lauren Mowry ran unopposed. 

On the Republican ballot for Mifflin County School Board, the top four vote-getters were Diane Stewart, Mark Baker, Don Wright, and John Knepp.  On the Democrat side, winners were Kristin Aromatorio, Rose Marie Schulz, Diane Stewart, and John Knepp.

For Juniata County School Board, on the Democrat ballot in Region 1, Georgia Wynn was the top vote-getter.  On the Republican ballot,  Georgia Wynn and Angela Varner were the top two.  Joseph Shearer was the lone candidate in Region 8 on both the Democrat and Republican ballots. 

In Huntingdon County, incumbent Jeffrey Leonard defeated challenger William Walters to win the Republican nomination for County Sheriff.

Commonwealth voters said “yes” on two ballot questions yesterday.  One prohibits denial or abridgement of rights based on an individual’s race or ethnicity.  The other expands the state’s loan program to volunteer fire companies.


Charges of terroristic threats have been filed against a Huntingdon County man.  State Police responded to Pike Street in Smithfield Township on Monday afternoon to serve a mental health warrant.  According to authorities, 39-year-old Jacob Griffith locked himself in a bedroom and threatened to kill troopers and anyone else in his line of sight.  Troopers exited and surrounded the residence, and a Special Emergency Response Team (SERT) was requested.  Griffith was eventually taken into custody.  No injuries were reported during the incident.

Former Hazleton Mayor and U.S. Congressman Lou Barletta will embark on a statewide tour of Pennsylvania following yesterday’s announcement that he will seek the Republican nomination for governor. Barletta served four terms in the U.S. House of Representatives in the former 11th District of Pennsylvania from 2011 to 2019.  He was appointed to an international panel on local authorities by former President George W. Bush.  Barletta was one of the first members of the House to endorse Donald Trump for president in 2015.