Republican candidate for U.S. Senate Jeff Bartos just finished the second day of his statewide, 67 county “Fighting For Pennsylvania” Tour. Day two included a rally in Burnham, a retail stop in Mifflintown, and a business tour in Huntingdon.
Authorities have apprehended the ATV rider who fled State Game Lands 326 in Schuylkill County Monday morning after running over a Game Commission employee at high speed. The rider, a juvenile, was identified and questioned by Gordon Borough Police, and will be charged for his role in the Butler Township collision. The Game Commission employee, a game lands maintenance supervisor whose name is not being released, was at the site to help perform road improvements when struck by the ATV. He suffered a serious leg injury and was airlifted to Geisinger Medical Center in Danville. Except on marked roads designated for use, it is unlawful to ride motorized vehicles anywhere on state game lands.
Items valued at more than $30,000 were taken from a Snyder County residence sometime in June. According to State Police, the theft occurred between June 8th and 28th on Aline Church Road in Mount Pleasant Mills. The victim reported a SentrySafe box and Harbor Freight lockbox containing documents and deeds, and miscellaneous denominations totaling $31,000 were taken along with prescription medication. Anyone with information should contact State Police at Selinsgrove.
PennDOT says paving will begin later today on the Route 22 Business Project in Granville Township and the Borough of Lewistown. Crews will be paving overnight tonight (July 21st), and Thursday (July 22nd) between 5:00 pm and 7:00 am. Work will wrap for the week at approximately 7:00 am on Friday (July 23rd). The contractor will keep two lanes open to traffic whenever possible. However, single lane closures with flaggers will be necessary. Drivers are urged to anticipate delays and exercise caution while traveling through the work zone. Overnight work will resume Sunday, July 25th.
Today is the 100th Birthday Party and Open House at the McCoy House Museum. The party hosted by the Mifflin County Historical Society is today (July 21st), from 4:00 pm to 8:00 pm. The public is invited to celebrate the start of the centennial year, see the improvements made at the McCoy House, and pick up a limited-edition centennial souvenir. The McCoy House Museum is located at 16 North Main Street in Lewistown.