LOCAL NEWS | MARCH 11, 2019

LOCAL NEWS | MARCH 11, 2019

LOCAL NEWS | MARCH 11, 2019

A former inmate at the State Correctional Institute in Huntingdon has been sentenced stemming from an incident last year.  John Bertolette, a former inmate at SCI Huntingdon, was a trustee on work detail with the Department of Corrections when he left custody on July 20th, 2018, entered a home, and stole a vehicle from the victim’s garage.  Huntingdon County District Attorney Dave Smith said Bertolette was sentenced to 9 – 27 years on burglary and escape charges.  The Huntingdon County sentence will run consecutive to a York County sentence currently being served.

 

The nursing program at Geisinger-Lewistown Hospital has been ranked the 3rd best nursing program in Pennsylvania by RegisteredNursing.org.  The site ranked the top 30 nursing schools out of the 77 registered nursing programs in the Commonwealth by analyzing current and historical NCLEX-RN (The National Council Licensure Examination) “pass rates.” Programs reviewed include schools that offer a Diploma or Associate in Nursing (ADN/ASN), BSN, or Direct-Entry MSN degree. Geisinger-Lewistown Hospital School of Nursing joins Saint Francis University and Waynesburg University in the top 3 list.  The school accepts students year-round with classes starting in August. To learn more, call 717-242-7930 or visit https://www.geisinger.org/health-professions/glh-nursing.

 

Rolling traffic stops are scheduled again for today (March 11th) along Route 22 – 322 eastbound near the Arch Rock interchange in Juniata County. The rolling stops are expected to take place during daylight hours, starting by 9:00 am.  Depending on work progress, stops may also take place on Tuesday (March 12th).  Electronic message boards and roadway signs will alert drivers to the stops.

 

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