LOCAL NEWS | SEPTEMBER 10, 2020

LOCAL NEWS | SEPTEMBER 10, 2020

LOCAL NEWS | SEPTEMBER 10, 2020

School districts would have the final say on whether to allow school sports, extracurricular activities and spectators during the 2020-21 school year under a bill approved by the State Senate yesterday.  House Bill 2787 would allow school districts to develop their own health and safety plans that reflect the realities facing schools during the COVID-19 pandemic. The health and safety plans would be required to be posted online and submitted to the Department of Education.  The bill would prohibit any individual who has COVID-19 in a transmissible stage from participating in any sporting event or extracurricular activity.  Governor Wolf recently called for the cancellation of all fall sports this year. However, the PIAA later voted to allow school sports to continue after discussing the issue at length with all stakeholders.  Bill 2787 was sent to the governor’s desk.

 

A stolen vehicle report led to a weekend traffic stop that landed a Juniata County man in jail.  State Police say 40-year-old Aaron Yoder of Port Royal was the driver of a truck on Route 158 Sunday night in Wilmington Township, Lawrence County.  When stopped by police, Yoder refused verbal commands and quickly approached officers.  He was taken into custody and transported to UPMC Jameson Hospital before being placed in the Lawrence County Jail.  Charges include burglary, theft, receiving stolen property, resisting arrest and DUI.

 

PennDOT will be setting a box culvert on Route 35 in Juniata County today (September 10th).  It replaces a bridge spanning a tributary of Cocolamus Creek in Fayette Township.  Traffic will be controlled by flaggers.  Drivers are urged to use caution when passing through the work zone.  PennDOT anticipates reopening the bridge to traffic in mid-November.

 

 

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