Authorities are searching for two individuals involved in a traffic mishap earlier this month in Lewistown. Borough Police responded to a hit-and-run crash at the intersection of West Charles and South Wayne Streets at about 1:25 pm on June 20th. Two vehicles attempted to turn around on South Wayne Street. One of the autos, described as a black Mazda with a Delaware registration, struck a truck traveling on West Charles Street. The driver of the Mazda brandished a firearm when confronted by the driver of the truck. Both suspects fled the area eastbound at a high rate of speed. The driver of the Mazda was described as a white male in his late teens or early twenties with collar-length brown hair. The driver of the other vehicle, a black Mercedes, was a white male of the same age with short, dirty-blonde hair. Anyone with information should contact the Lewistown Police Department at 717-248-6716.
A one-vehicle crash Monday in Juniata County resulted in injuries for a Millerstown man. According to State Police, 29-year-old Daniel Roosevelt was the driver of a Chevy Lumina on Route 333 in Delaware Township Monday at about 8:20 pm. Roosevelt’s auto left the roadway and struck several guide rails before coming to rest. The driver was flown to Hershey Medical Center for treatment of injuries.
Geisinger continues to offer walk-in and by-appointment COVID-19 vaccine events. Walk-in vaccinations will be available Saturday (July 3rd), at the Geisinger-Lewistown Hospital Vaccine Center on Highland Avenue Extended from 9:00 am to 3:30 pm. Geisinger is offering the Pfizer vaccine, which is a two-dose vaccine administered 21 days apart. The vaccines are available to anyone age 12 and over, but those under 18 years of age must have a parent or legal guardian with them during vaccination. If needed, members of Geisinger’s pediatric team will be on hand to answer questions, and to assist with the vaccinations.
Penn State University has been awarded more than $72,000 ($72,049) in state funds to create a special brewing program. The Pennsylvania Specialty Crop Block Grant program, part of the historic PA Farm Bill, would help grow support for the state’s strong brewing industry. The program was created to enhance the federal Specialty Crop Block Grant program by establishing a state plan for crops that are either not currently eligible for federal support, or that are designated as high-priority specialty crops.