LOCAL NEWS | MAY 16, 2017

LOCAL NEWS | MAY 16, 2017

LOCAL NEWS | MAY 16, 2017

A Lewistown man faces several charges after a weekend incident on South Main Street in the borough.  Lewistown Police responded to a hit-and-run accident involving a Domino’s Pizza delivery vehicle just after 1:30 am Saturday.  Calls to 911 reported the driver of a red minivan fled the scene and then crashed into a utility pole near Lombardi Circle.  The driver was identified by witnesses as 46-year-old Alberto Velez.  At about 4:15 am Saturday, police were called to a dwelling on South Main Street for an apparent gunshot and reports of an individual making threats to harm himself.  After numerous attempts, area police made contact with the man at about 8:00 am.  He was identified, again, as Alberto Velez.  He was taken to Geisinger-Lewistown Hospital for evaluation.  Charges include DUI, leaving the scene of two accidents, one with personal injury, and related charges.  Other charges are pending.


Today is Primary Election Day in Pennsylvania.   Voters will cast ballots for municipal and county offices throughout the state.  In the Borough of Lewistown, mayor, borough council and tax collector will appear on the ballot.  Mifflin County will also vote for the office of county sheriff.


Representative Rich Irvin (R-Huntingdon/Centre/Mifflin) will be hosting a series of town hall meetings throughout the district in May and June.  Irvin will provide an update on the state budget, along with information about other notable legislation moving through the General Assembly.  Each meeting will begin at 6:00 pm.  The first town hall is tomorrow (Wednesday, May 17th) at the Orbisonia United Methodist Church.


Belleville Mennonite School is hosting an Educational Improvement Tax Credit (EITC) Program informational session with guest speaker, State Senator Jake Corman, on Tuesday, May 30th at 10:00 am at the school.  The program provides scholarships to students to attend the school of their choice.  Businesses can receive up to 90% tax credit each year when they make a two-year commitment on contributions to BMS.  For more information about the program or to RSVP, call the school at (717) 935-2184 before May 25th.


The Juniata County Historical Society will hold an Open House tomorrow at the Archives, located directly below the Juniata County Library in Mifflintown. The event runs from 4:30 to 6:30 pm.  Refreshments will be served.


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