Charges have been filed against several area residents following an investigation by Mifflin County Regional Police.  A tip in October from State Police in Huntingdon of illegal drug activity at the Valley Trailer Court in Belleville led to the investigation.  Regional officers and other law enforcement agencies converged on a residence on East Main Street.  Officers located various drugs, drug paraphernalia, items associated with the sale and distribution of illegal drugs, and currency.  Various drug charges were filed against 47-year-old Tracy L. Barlett of Belleville, 38-year-old Jason Grubb of Belleville, 43-year-old Robert Lear of Huntingdon, 42-year-old Tabitha Renninger of Huntingdon, and 22-year-old Ethan Worthy of Mill Creek.  Regional Police worked in cooperation with the Mifflin County Drug Task Force during the investigation.

 

Crews were called to a fire yesterday in Decatur Township.  The blaze broke out at about 6:30 am at Keystone Complex on Route 522 North about a mile past the Alfarata Road intersection.

 

A report from the Coroner’s Office shows 56 deaths from COVID-19 in Mifflin County since the recent local surge in cases began on November 8th.

 

With the number of COVID-19 cases on the rise, The Juniata River Valley Chamber of Commerce is working with other community partners to promote safe social practices during the Christmas Season. The goal is to encourage mask wearing, as well as social distancing and hand washing, to ensure residents stay safe and businesses remain open.  Yard signs are NOW available for no-contact pick-up at the Chamber office on the Square in Downtown Lewistown. If you would like to show your support by displaying a yard sign, email Juniata River Valley Chamber of Commerce executive director Rhonda Moore.  A yard sign will be placed on the Historic Courthouse porch in a bag with your name to be picked up at your convenience.  Quantities are limited, so reserve yours today!  Email rhondam@juniatarivervalley.org.