A Pennsylvania lawmaker wants to revive the vehicle registration sticker two years after it was discarded as a cost-saving measure. PennDOT stopped issuing the stickers in 2017, a move that was projected to save more than $3 million. A bill sponsored by Representative Barry Jozwiak (R-Berks County) is before the House Transportation Committee. If passed, the legislation would tie the sticker to state vehicle inspections. Jozwiak, a retired state trooper, said the loss of the stickers has given police one less visual tool. He argued that doing away with the stickers has cost PennDOT about $22 million in registration fees.
The Mifflin County Regional Police Department completed two hundred, ninety-four (294) incident reports for the month of July. Of those reports, Regional Officers investigated fifteen (15) incidents of theft/fraud, two (2) assaults, and twenty-two (22) motor vehicle accidents. Regional Officers issued sixty-four (64) traffic citations and eight (8) non-traffic citations. In addition, Regional Officers made four (4) arrests for driving while under the influence during this time frame. Mifflin County Regional Police serves Burnham Borough, along with Brown, Derry and Union Townships.
Area students return to the classroom this week for the first day of school. Classes begin in the Midd-West School District tomorrow (August 20th). School bells will ring Wednesday (August 21st) for the Mount Union Area School District, Southern Huntingdon County School District, and Juniata Valley School District. The Mifflin County School District, Juniata County School District, and Huntingdon Area School District will open the school year on Thursday (August 22nd).