Vice-President Mike Pence will pay a visit to the Keystone State this week. The Vice-President will travel to Pittsburgh on Tuesday, then participate in a bus tour through the Commonwealth, stopping in Rochester and Hershey. While in Rochester, the Vice-President will take part in a Veterans-for-Trump meet and greet. He will then deliver remarks at a Keep America Great Rally.
Authorities are still searching for the driver involved in a hit-and-run crash last week in Lewistown. Borough Police say the incident happened at about 9:40 am on December 4th on Depot Street. A gray utility van struck a parked Hyundai Tucson SUV causing minor damage. The driver of the van, and unknown male, stopped on Montgomery Avenue to check his vehicle, but left the scene without contacting the owner of the SUV. The suspect is described as a short white man. He was wearing a brown jacket and a black winter cap at the time of the accident. The van would most likely have white paint on the front passenger side. Surveillance cameras in the area are being reviewed for more details. Anyone with information should contact Officer Snyder of the Lewistown Police Department at 717-248-6716. All tips are kept confidential.
PennDOT has announced a statewide effort to memorialize fallen employees with bridge dedications. The plan is to name bridges after PennDOT employees who died while on duty since 1970. PennDOT says it will work with the General Assembly to pass a naming authorization bill in the spring 2020 legislative session. Each bridge will be marked with a sign that includes the fallen worker’s name, along with a visual reminder to motorists to slow down in work zones. PennDOT staff will also reach out to the families of fallen employees to discuss the program.
MERF Radio was the winner of the “Battle of the Morning Shows” on Friday. MERF Tallied $7,917.00. Bigfoot Country was second with $1,845.00. Big Lewie raised $238.37. The combined total was $10,000.37. All money raised goes to the local Salvation Army. A sincere thank you to all who contributed. If you would still like to make a donation to help our neighbors in need, contact the Salvation Army.