LOCAL NEWS | MAY 9, 2019

LOCAL NEWS | MAY 9, 2019

LOCAL NEWS | MAY 9, 2019

The Pennsylvania Senate has voted unanimously to establish the Pennsylvania Dairy Future Commission under a plan authored by Senate Majority Leader Jake Corman (R-34). The measure now goes to the state House for consideration.  Under Senate Bill 585, the commission would be responsible for reviewing the status of the dairy industry and making recommendations on supporting dairy’s future in the Commonwealth.  Corman noted that Pennsylvania dairy farming is one of the most important parts of Pennsylvania’s agriculture economy, supporting 52,000 jobs and contributing $14.7 billion to the state’s economy.  Corman’s bill is part of a seven-bill “Farming First” package introduced by Senate Republicans.


A one-vehicle crash earlier this week in Huntingdon County could result in charges being filed against an area man.  State Police responded to the crash Sunday night on Croghan Pike in Shirley Township and found an unoccupied Kia Sportage.   When several occupants returned to the scene, police determined the identity of the operator.  The driver, a 46-year-old Mount Union man, showed signs of impairment and was taken into custody.  Charges are pending following results of a blood draw at JC Blair Hospital.


The Mifflin County Farm Bureau will host a primary election “Measure the Candidates Night” tonight (Thursday, May 9th) at 7:00 pm at Mifflin County High School.  Candidates for Mifflin County Auditor, Coroner, District Attorney, Commissioner, Prothonotary, and School District board of directors have been invited to participate.  Pennsylvania’s Municipal Primary is Tuesday, May 21st.




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