President Donald Trump will visit the Keystone State tomorrow. The president will make a stop in Beaver County on Thursday (August 8th) to tour the soon-to-be completed $6-billion Shell Chemicals ethane cracker plant in Potter Township. The president has noted that unnecessary constraints on energy production — from aging infrastructure to regulatory overreach — limit job growth and increase costs for Americans. The Shell Chemicals plant will convert ethane to approximately 1.6 million tons of polyethylene a year. Once operational, the site will employ 600 permanent employees.
Pennsylvania businesses will have an opportunity to gain key insights on how to sell goods and services in over 50 international markets next month in Snyder County. SEDA-COG is partnering the “Bringing the World to Central PA” event, September 17th in Hummels Wharf. Businesses will be able to meet one-on-one with Pennsylvania’s Authorized Trade Representatives. The event will also include exhibits and networking opportunities. The event is free, but registration is required. To register, visit www.seda-cog.org/export. For more information, call 570-524-4491. The deadline is September 3rd.
An area woman was arrested on drug charges over the weekend on Cherry Street in Lewistown. Borough Police received a report of a woman selling and using drugs near Rec Park on Saturday (August 3rd). Officers found 32-year-old Bethany Stein in possession of drug paraphernalia and a small amount of crack cocaine. Stein was placed in the Mifflin County Correctional Facility prior to arraignment.