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LOCAL NEWS - November 23, 2022


Motorists are asked to be aware of a road closure that will take place in Port Royal Borough.

At 3:45pm on Saturday, November 26, Route 75 (Market Street) will be closed for the Christmas Parade. The roadway will reopen following the parade.

The parade will depart Tuscarora Valley Elementary School at approximately 4pm. The route will take Eighth Street to Main Street to Second Street to Market Street and back to Eighth Street.

If you are a Port Royal resident and are able, you are asked not to park vehicles along those streets.


Pennsylvania State Police at Lewistown responded to a one vehicle crash on Kirk Ridge Road in Lack Township, Juniata County.

At 6:45am on November 16, Vinson E Peachy, 39 of East Waterford, came upon an obstruction in the roadway. When he slowed to go around the obstruction the vehicle slid off the road and into a ditch in the slush and snow.

Peachy continued west partially in the ditch until he struck a culvert with the passenger side of the vehicle, he then struck a brick retaining wall approximately 20 feet past the culvert.

Peachy did not sustain any injuries in the crash.


An unnamed 31 year old Lewistown male is in trouble with the law after a traffic stop on Union Avenue in Lewistown Borough.

Pennsylvania State Police conducted a traffic stop at 11:23pm on November 19 and found the operator of the 2016 Mitsubishi Lancer to be under the influence. Charges are pending.


Pennsylvania State Police at Lewistown were called to the scene of a Spruce Hill Township crash at 6:32pm on November 21.

Norman P Kint, 73 of Port Royal, was traveling on Pleasant View Road near McKinley Road when he lost control of his 2016 Dodge Caravan while negotiating a curve. Kint hit a tree and sustained minor injuries in the crash.

He was treated at the scene by Central Juniata EMS.


State Police at Lewistown were called to a crash on Route 35 near Orchard Hills Drive in Milford Township, Juniata County on November 15.

Rebekah Burkholder, 18 of Kensington lost control of her 2009 Chevrolet Cobalt on the untreated snow covered roadway. The vehicle slid into a guide rail and crossed over the roadway, striking an embankment.

Burkholder and her passengers, Inez Burkholder, 54 of Honey Grove, and a 15 year old from Honey Grove were uninjured in the 4:20pm crash.

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