LOCAL NEWS | NOVEMBER 5, 2018

LOCAL NEWS | NOVEMBER 5, 2018

LOCAL NEWS | NOVEMBER 5, 2018

The Route 22 (William Penn Highway) bridge, which spans Pennsylvania Avenue in Smithfield Township, Huntingdon County, reopened to traffic last week.  Motorists may notice a slight bump as they drive across the bridge until a polyester polymer concrete (PPC) overlay is applied to the deck.  The polyester material can only be applied after the bridge concrete has cured for at least 30 days.  An alternating traffic pattern will be controlled by flaggers when the PPC overlay is applied later in the Fall.

 

Fall leaf collection in the Borough of Lewistown begins today and continues through Monday, December 3rd.  Collections will take place Monday through Friday on the next working day following normal refuse collection.  Leaves should be placed at the curb in any plastic trash bag prior to 6:00 am on your pick-up day.  Borough Refuse tags are not required.  Leaves should not be raked loose into the street, or mixed with yard trimmings or other materials.  Do not place leaves with your normal refuse.  If you have questions, call the Refuse Office at 717-248-1331 between 8:30 am and 4:30 pm.

 

Authorities are searching for the individual who tried to pass a counterfeit $100 bill last week in Juniata County.  The incident happened Thursday afternoon at the Dollar General Store on Route 75 in Walker Township.  Anyone with information should contact State Police at 717-320-1010.

 

During November, The Pennsylvania Homecare Association (PHA) is raising awareness for National Homecare and Hospice Month.  Each year, nearly one million Pennsylvanians receive care at home.  The growing demand for in-home care is presenting new challenges for the industry. Personal care aide and home health aide jobs are projected to grow by 70% over the next few years – the largest growth among all occupations – but even that may not be enough to meet the demand.  There is also a nursing shortage, which impacts home health and hospice.  Medicaid, for low-income Pennsylvanians, reimburses providers $17 to $19 per hour depending on where they are located in the state.  Despite challenges, the industry is expected to see record growth for the foreseeable future.  To learn more, visit www.pahomecare.org.

 

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