The counting continues in several states including Pennsylvania after yesterday’s election. No winner has been declared in the presidential race with several battleground states still up in the air. In the Commonwealth, incumbent Republican Fred Keller will retain his U.S. House Seat defeating Democrat challenger Lee Griffin. In the State House, John Hershey will retain his seat after running unopposed in the 82nd District. Republican Kerry Benninghoff was re-elected in Pennsylvania’s 171st district, defeating Democrat Peter Buck. A winner has not been determined in the 81st Legislative District. Winners have not been determined for Pennsylvania’s Attorney General, Auditor General, or Treasurer.
The second application window is open for Mifflin County entities to apply for COVID-19 relief funds. Businesses, nonprofits, and municipalities can apply for part of a $4.1 million grant the county received to assist with COVID-19 expenses. The funds do not have to be repaid. Priority for grants will be given to entities that have not already received financial assistance through state and federal COVID relief programs. Deadline to apply is November 12th. To apply for any of the county’s grant programs, visit www.restoremifflincounty.com. For more information, contact the Mifflin County Planning & Development Department at 717-242-0887. You can also contact MCIDC at 717-242-0393 or visit.
The Mifflin County Regional Police Department has a launched new speed enforcement blitz tagged, “Obey the Sign or Pay the Fine.” In 2015, speeding was a contributing factor in 27 percent of all fatal crashes in the U.S. and more than 9,500 lives were lost in such crashes, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). Speeding in bad weather conditions also dramatically increases the probability that a motorist will be involved in a crash. During the campaign, Regional officers will intensify enforcement of posted speed limits in Burnham Borough, as well as Brown, Derry and Union Townships.