LOCAL NEWS | JUNE 11, 2018

LOCAL NEWS | JUNE 11, 2018

LOCAL NEWS | JUNE 11, 2018

The Pennsylvania Senate has approved legislation that will require insurance companies and Medicaid to reimburse emergency medical services (EMS) agencies for services provided when care is given – even if the patient is not transported to a hospital. Senate Bill 1003 will ensure that EMS agencies are properly reimbursed for their services when called out to provide care.  Senator Jake Corman (R-34) said, “Many of our local EMS providers are struggling because payments for providing medical treatment and care can be denied by insurers and Medicaid if the patient is not transported to the hospital.”


No injuries were reported after a two-vehicle collision June 6th at the intersection of Valley and Walnut Streets in Lewistown.  According to Borough Police, a Hyundai Sonata driven by 51-year-old Celeste Reese of Lewistown failed to stop for a red light and struck a Toyota Rav 4 driven by 57-year-old Susan Renninger of McClure.  The drivers and a juvenile passenger escaped injury.


The Route 4009 (Diamond Valley Road) bridge, which spans Shaver Creek in Logan Township, Huntingdon County, reopened to traffic Friday – 30 days ahead of schedule. The bridge was replaced as part of PennDOT’s Rapid Bridge Replacement Project.  Motorists may notice a slight bump as they drive across the bridge until a polyester polymer concrete (PPC) overlay is applied to the deck. This is often the final step in completing box beam bridge projects.


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