A Lewistown woman has been arrested for endangering the welfare of a child and other offenses.  Mifflin County Regional Police charged Delilah Ritter of Woodland Avenue Thursday for several incidents of child abuse between September and December of last year.  Ritter admitted to shaking and throwing her infant child on at least three occasions resulting in broken bones and bleeding on the brain.  She also admitted to securing a pacifier in her son’s mouth with duct tape resulting in injuries.  Other charges include aggravated assault and reckless endangerment.  Ritter was placed in the Mifflin County Correctional Facility in Lieu of $250,000 bail.  The child was placed in foster care.


A two-vehicle accident earlier this week in Lewistown led to charges against two people.   Borough Police say a Chevy sedan driven by 21-year-old Maelynn Christoff pulled out of Warren Alley on Tuesday afternoon and struck a vehicle that was traveling on South Spruce Street.  Christoff parked her vehicle and fled the scene.  When she returned, she was arrested on an outstanding warrant.  She was also charged with possession of drug paraphernalia, and driving while operating privileges were suspended.  The owner of the Chevy, 52-year-old Andree Lyles, was also charged with permitting an unauthorized person to drive.


Falling rock near Newport Borough at the Howe-Greenwood Township Line in Perry County will close the westbound lanes of Route 22 – 322 beginning at 7:00 am on Monday (March 18th), weather permitting.  PennDOT engineers say recent weather left several large sandstone blocks with weakened support, and there is concern that rocks or portions of the slope may fall onto the highway.  Route 22 – 322 westbound will be closed to through traffic for up to two weeks while the unstable rock is removed.  A detour will be in place on Route 34 southbound, West Shortcut Road and West Juniata Parkway.  In addition, message signs will be placed along the route approaching the Clarks Ferry Bridge, well before the Newport exit.


“March Madness” will soon be underway, and this year, “Flavor Madness” returns at the Penn State Berkey Creamery!  The Creamery is bringing back the online tournament in which ice cream fans can vote weekly for their favorite flavors. The contest was held last in 2017, when “Death by Chocolate” took home the trophy.  Voting will take place on the Creamery’s web site (http://creamery.psu.edu/flavor-madness).  Fans can choose their favorite flavors each week, starting with the Berkey Creamery Sweet 16 from March 18th to 22nd.  Participants must re-enter each week to be eligible for that week’s prize.



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