Authorities are searching for a Cassville woman missing since Sunday night. State Police at Huntingdon say 58-year-old Yvonne Rhodenizer was last seen leaving a friend’s house after the Super Bowl. Rhodenizer is a white female, 5-4, 160 pounds, with brown eyes and gray or partially gray hair. She was last seen driving a 2002 green Ford Windstar van with PA registration HWG1124. Anyone with information should contact State Police at Huntingdon.
The Pennsylvania Department of Aging (PDA) is calling for critical updates to the Older Adults Protective Services Act in the new legislative session. With the ongoing rise of financial exploitation and other forms of elder abuse, the department is urging the General Assembly to prioritize and enact critical updates. Enacted in 1987, OAPSA has served as Pennsylvania’s system for protecting the health, safety, and welfare of older adults who are at imminent risk of serious offenses. The department, along with many stakeholders, and the courts, have called on much-needed changes to the law for more than a decade.
A police patrol in Lewistown last week resulted in charges being filed against an area man. Borough Police observed a physical disturbance while patrolling Logan Street in Lewistown on February 4th at about 9:45 pm. Several individuals were restraining a man who was attempting to fight. The subject fled on foot when police intervened. The man was apprehended and identified as 31-year-old Randy Williams. Williams had an active arrest warrant for drug possession and resisting arrest. He was placed in the Mifflin County Correctional Facility.
For thousands of Pennsylvanians who have been left by the wayside on the information superhighway, help in the form of high-speed internet is on the way, thanks, in part, to an alliance between Penn State Extension and the Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission. An interactive broadband access map created by the organizations was an important tool for helping internet service providers prepare bids for “reverse auctions” held by the Federal Communications Commission. The FCC has allocated $20.4 billion to expand broadband in unserved rural areas. Pennsylvania received nearly $369 million from the FCC — the seventh highest amount awarded in the nation. Thirteen internet service providers will carry out the job of providing broadband access to more than 184,500 homes and businesses in the Commonwealth over the next decade.