State Republican leaders have sent a letter to two Philadelphia City Commissioners threatening impeachment. Leaders of the Pennsylvania House of Representatives and House State Government Committee Chairman Seth Grove (R-York) sent a letter to Lisa Deely and Omar Sabir last week. The letter made it clear that if the commissioners continue to intentionally violate the plain language of the Pennsylvania Election Code and their oath of office, then they will face impeachment proceedings. The letter follows a May 18th, 2021, vote by the Philadelphia City Commissioners to proceed with counting undated no-excuse absentee ballots despite the plain language of Section 1306 of the Pennsylvania Election Code requiring the ballots to be dated and signed. Pennsylvania’s Constitution states impeachment of elected officials is a responsibility of the House of Representatives. If impeached, conviction proceedings would occur in the Pennsylvania Senate.
A Lewistown man was the victim of a scam totaling more than $1,600. In early May, the 83-year-old victim was told he had won a car. The man was told to pay an unknown individual $1,605 for storage of the vehicle until delivery.
Route 475 – Maddensville Pike in Huntingdon County will be closed to thru-traffic today (June 2nd) and Thursday (June 3rd) from 7:00 am to 5:00 pm each day. Large pipe replacement will close the road between Route 2003 (Fort Littleton Road) and Route 2005 (Elliots Run Road). A detour will be in place during the closure.