President Donald Trump and Democrat Joe Biden won at the polls yesterday in Pennsylvania. Elsewhere, Incumbent Republican Fred Keller will face Democrat Lee Griffin in November for the U.S. House seat in the 12th Congressional District. John Hershey won on the Republican side for 82nd Legislative District in the Pennsylvania House. There was no candidate on the Democrat side. For PA’s 171st Dirstrict seat, Republican Kerry Benninghoff will be opposed by Democrat Peter Buck in November. Republican Rich Irvin will face Democrat Ian Kidd in the 81st District.
Geisinger is introducing Mako robotic-arm-assisted joint replacement technology to Geisinger Lewistown Hospital, making it the only provider in Mifflin, Juniata, Huntingdon and Centre Counties to offer Mako surgery. The minimally invasive Mako system transforms the way joint replacement surgery is performed. The system provides extreme accuracy when placing the new joint, allowing patients to have a smaller incision, less post-operative pain and the ability to return earlier to activities they once enjoyed. In 2019, Geisinger surgeons performed nearly 400 Mako joint replacement surgeries in northeast and central Pennsylvania. For more information about Mako, call 717-297-6393 or visit https://www.geisinger.org/sites/ortho/1821-mako-west?utm_source=PressRelease&utm_medium=media&utm_campaign=1821-mako-west.
A November incident involving a white-tailed deer that was held down and repeatedly kicked as a smartphone video of the attack was made has been resolved in court. Eighteen-year-old Alexander Brock Smith pleaded guilty to a second-degree misdemeanor count of cruelty to animals and summary counts of other wildlife violations, May 6th in Jefferson County court. In exchange for his guilty pleas, Smith agreed to serve two years probation, along with community service. He will be required to pay $1,650 in fines and his hunting license will be revoked for 15 years. Other charges were dropped as part of the agreement. Smith was charged alongside a 17-year-old juvenile whose case was resolved in Jefferson County juvenile court.
Penn State’s 2020 Ag Progress Days scheduled for August 11th thru the 13th have been cancelled due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. The decision was made for health and safety concerns.