For many years, Mellinger fostered children, including a boy who was mentally and physically challenged who stayed with her until he was old enough to move into a group home.
“She worries about everybody else. She wants everybody else to be safe, healthy and happy,” Ziegler said.
The coronavirus pandemic put a big celebration out of the question so Ziegler, her sister Carol Neil, and foster sister, Ruth Graver, organized the drive-by celebration at Mellinger's Walnut Bottom home and invited everyone from family to friends to members of her church and the community.
Mellinger also has two granddaughters, Kristin Ziegler and Bethany Woodward.
William Witter has been charged after police allege he accepted money to renovate a historic building in West Pennsboro Township but failed to complete the work in a reasonable timeframe, and gave deceptive reasoning to the building’s owner, including the use of a non-existent contactor’s number.
The 16-year-old cat lives in Cumberland County, though the state Department of Agriculture did not specify where in the county. The cat lived in a household with multiple individuals who had previously been diagnosed with COVID-19.