A one-vehicle accident Wednesday evening in Mifflin County resulted in one person being life-flighted to Hershey Medical Center.  According to State Police, 38-year-old Craig Espigh of Lewistown was the operator of a Ford pick-up on Pheasant Valley Road in Derry Township yesterday at about 6:00 pm.  Police say Espigh was traveling at a high rate of speed and lost control of his vehicle striking head-on into a tree.  Espigh had to be extricated from the pick-up before being flown for treatment.  Lewistown Borough Police will continue the investigation.


The County Commissioners Association of Pennsylvania (CCAP) has voiced its support for Governor Tom Wolf’s declaration of Pennsylvania’s heroin and opioid addiction crisis as a statewide disaster emergency.  CCAP noted that enhanced collaboration among state and local authorities to develop and implement a comprehensive approach to addressing the epidemic is critical to the success of any efforts. Counties also will focus on integrated planning at the local level with all stakeholders involved including law enforcement, emergency and medical personnel, first responders, treatment staff and community leaders.


Dollar General Corporation has announced a voluntary recall of its 12-ounce packages of Clover Valley® Iced Oatmeal Cookies with lot # L46217 30 with a best-by date of August 18, 2018 over concerns of undeclared milk and tree nuts. Consumers with a milk or nut allergy or sensitivity to these items should not consume the product due to a possible health risk or serious allergic reaction. No illnesses or reactions have been reported at this time.  Customers who purchased this product are encouraged to discard it or return to their local Dollar General store to exchange the product. Consumers with questions may contact Dollar General’s Customer Service Department at 1-800-678-9258 seven days a week from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. CST.


Geisinger will host its Community Health Needs Assessment (CHNA) Summit on Friday (January 12th) from 8:00 to 11:00 am at the Compass Center, 31 South Dorcas Street in Lewistown. The summit will include presentations on research findings from the CHNA, the impact and challenges of health needs in our community and how we can increase collaboration to address community health needs.  The summit is free to attend and is intended for organizations, community leaders, health care providers, and community members.  Seating is limited and registration is required. Contact Krista Herman at 717-242-7235 or email her at kbherman@geisinger.edu by noon today (January 11th).




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