Mifflin County Regional Police were called to the scene of an unresponsive male in a vehicle on Yale Street in Lewistown on Monday.  Police say Rodney L. Miller of Spring Street became alert and wrestled with officers until he was subdued.  Police recovered firearms including a 20-guage shotgun from the vehicle, along with other illegal items.  Miller was charged with resisting arrest, aggravated assault on a law enforcement officer, along with possession of marijuana and drug paraphernalia, and six felony counts of possession of a firearm.

 

Geisinger Lewistown Hospital has been honored as part of the inaugural class of The Hospital and Healthsystem Association of Pennsylvania’s (HAP) Excellence in Patient Safety Recognition program.  HAP launched the program in 2018 to recognize Pennsylvania’s top-performing hospitals that have demonstrated low rates of health care-associated infections.  The program utilizes data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s National Healthcare Safety Network to identify member hospitals that perform better than the mean standardized infection ratio across Pennsylvania.

 

The refuse pick-up schedule in the Borough of Lewistown will be revised this week due to Christmas.  The Thursday and Friday routes will each be picked up one day earlier.  The Thursday, December 24th route will be picked on Wednesday.  The Friday, December 25th route will be picked up on Thursday.  Friday’s recycling customers should hold materials until the next scheduled day on January 8th.

 

PennDOT has issued its one millionth REAL ID product, a major milestone in its work to issue REAL ID-compliant products to customers.  REAL ID is a federal law that affects how states issue driver’s licenses and ID cards if they are going to be acceptable for federal purposes, such as boarding a domestic flight or entering a federal building that requires ID upon entry. A federally acceptable form of identification must be used for these purposes beginning October 1st, 2021. There is no requirement that any resident obtain a REAL ID; PennDOT continues to offer standard-issue driver’s licenses and photo IDs.