HANGER DROPS OUT OF DEMOCRATIC PARTY GOVERNOR’S RACE
Another hopeful has dropped out of the race for the Democratic gubernatorial nomination, cutting the field to five. Former state Department of Environmental Protection Secretary John Hanger is leaving the Democratic primary race, having dropped in the polls and lagging behind after candidate Tom Wolf's aggressive TV ad campaign. Hanger’s decision leaves five candidates in the hunt-Wolf, Allyson Schwartz, Jack Wagner, Katie McGinty, and Rob McCord. Hanger says his campaign had momentum November into January, but fell behind since then. As part of his platform, Hanger supported legalizing marijuana. He has endorsed all the other Democrats, except former auditor general Jack Wagner.
NEW BLOOMFIELD MAN ASSAULTS PPL EMPLOYEE
A New Bloomfield man is facing charges after allegedly assaulting a PPL Electric Utility employee Thursday afternoon in Perry County. State Police at Newport did not identify the suspect, but said the 48-year old man broke an electricity meter off a pole on Erly Road. The PPL employee confronted the suspect and their verbal argument turned physical. The man allegedly pushed the woman’s face against the hood of a car with his fist. The suspect will be charged with simple assault.
THEFT INVESTIGATED IN PERRY COUNTY
A New Bloomfield area couple has reported a theft at their home in Wheatfield Township. State Police at Newport say Wesley and Cassandra Heck told them a diamond ring and cell phone was stolen from their home on March 6th. Police officers are asking anyone with information on the theft to call their office at 717-567-3110.