PennDOT has issued an update for the Route 322 – Potters Mills Gap project in Centre County. Through January 11th, drivers may encounter eastbound and westbound traffic stops of up to 15 minutes, as rock-fall work continues. This work will be done during daylight hours only between 9:00 am and 3:00 pm. The crossover from Decker Valley Road to Sand Mountain Road remains in place, with one lane available in each direction. The crossover, along with a 13-foot width restriction, will continue through winter. Work will also continue off the roadway. Drivers should be alert for construction vehicles along Route 322 through the Potters Mills area. Up-to-date information can be found at www.penndot.gov/pottersmillsgap.
A New Year’s Day domestic disturbance resulted in charges for a Lewistown man. Borough Police responded to an apartment on Howard Avenue at about 10:00 pm January 1st. According to the report, 24-year-old Michael Pardo-Myers punched, and attempted to strangle a 20-year-old pregnant female. Pardo-Myers admitted to engaging in the fight, but told police he blacked out during the altercation. He was charged with felony second-degree strangulation, simple assault, two counts of reckless endangerment, and assorted drug charges. Pardo-Myers was placed in the Mifflin County Correctional Facility.
The driver of a Volkswagen Jetta was taken for evaluation after a Christmas Eve incident in Juniata County. State Police responded to a possible crash on William Penn Highway in Fermanagh Township December 24th. Police determined the unnamed operator attempted to commit suicide.
Representative Rich Irvin (R-Huntingdon/Centre/Mifflin) will host veterans’ assistance hours on Wednesday, January 9th, and Wednesday, February 13th. Veterans can meet with a service officer from the American Legion to learn of benefits and services available to them. The service officer will be available from 9:00 am to 3:00 pm at Irvin’s district office on Pennsylvania Avenue in Huntingdon. To schedule an appointment, call 814-644-2996. Veterans do not need to be a member of the American Legion to receive services.
The 103rd PA Farm Show begins tomorrow (January 5th) and runs through Saturday, January 12th at the Farm Show Complex and Expo Center in Harrisburg. The annual Farm Show boasts over 6,000 animals, hundreds of exhibitors and vendors, hundreds of contests and demonstrations, and a 1,000-pound butter sculpture!