The PA Turnpike anticipates a projected 3.5 million vehicles to travel the statewide roadway through the Labor Day weekend ending Tuesday (September 4th).  To keep traffic moving safely and efficiently, the Turnpike has increased staffing.  Also, construction and maintenance work has been suspended.  State Police “Troop T” will have additional Turnpike patrols on duty during the holiday.  Motorists are reminded to “Move Over” or “Steer Clear” when coming upon emergency vehicles including tow trucks stopped to provide assistance on the roadway.


Pennsylvania’s Supreme Court has announced the selection of six counties to participate in the State Roundtable’s “Family Engagement Initiative.”  The roundtable is a collaborative effort among state and national court and child welfare leaders.  The selected counties include Snyder, Beaver, Butler, Fayette, Tioga and Venango. They will join seven other counties that received training last year.  Through the initiative, counties receive specialized resources developed to enhance the way they help serve abused or neglected children and their families. The focus is to increase family involvement.  The selection process was statewide, with counties required to submit a letter of interest.


The Mifflin County Coroner’s Office is seeking information on a deceased Lewistown resident.  Michael Widmyer’s last known address was 16 South Pine Road.  Anyone with information on Widmyer’s next-of-kin is asked to contact the Coroner’s office at 717-242-4591.


Drivers could encounter delays as they travel to Beaver Stadium for Penn State home football games this fall.  The season opener is tomorrow at 3:30 pm vs. Appalachian State.  Motorists may encounter lane restrictions and closings on parts of Route 322 in Centre County and on I-99.  In State College, North Atherton Street will have two lanes open for traffic in each direction from North Hills Place to Cherry Lane for Labor Day weekend.  PennDOT encourages drivers to “Know before they go” and to check up-to-date conditions on roadways by visiting www.511PA.com.


Monday’s refuse schedule in the Borough of Lewistown will change due to Labor Day.  The Monday (September 3rd) route will be picked up on Tuesday (September 4th).  All other days remain the same.  Monday’s recycling customers should hold recycling material until the next scheduled recycling day (September 17th).



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