LOCAL NEWS | FEBRUARY 1, 2019

LOCAL NEWS | FEBRUARY 1, 2019

LOCAL NEWS | FEBRUARY 1, 2019

The Pennsylvania Supreme Court Advisory Council on Elder Justice in the Courts has released its latest progress report. The report details efforts to combat elder abuse, address the needs and challenges facing the Commonwealth’s aging population, and improve and protect access to justice for elders.  One of the Council’s most notable achievements detailed in the report has been the development and implementation of the Guardianship Tracking System (GTS), which allows courts to better monitor active guardianships through a statewide uniform process.  As the fourth oldest state in percentage of population age 65 and older, Pennsylvania has approximately 2.9 million residents over the age of 60.  By 2020, that population is projected to increase by 25 percent.

 

An elderly Mifflin County woman was the recent victim of a theft by deception scam.  On January 22nd, an 84-year-old McVeytown woman was persuaded to mail $6,000 in cash and $1,000 in gift cards to an address in Maryland.  Anyone with information regarding the incident is asked to call State Police at 717-320-1010.

 

The Pennsylvania Liquor Control Board (PLCB) has issued an invitation for bids to award 25 expired restaurant licenses. The auction has one license in each of 25 counties, including Huntingdon County.  Bids for auction are due by noon on March 25th. Bids will be opened on March 28th, and auction winners will be determined soon thereafter.  The minimum bid for each license is $25,000, and each bid must be accompanied by a bid surety of $5,000 or 5 percent of the total bid.  Bidders must submit inquiries via email by noon on February 11th.  More information can be found at: https://www.lcb.pa.gov/Licensing/ResourcesForLicensees/Pages/Restaurant-License-Auction.aspx.

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