The membership of Pennsylvania’s appellate courts would reflect the regional diversity of the Commonwealth under a sweeping judicial election reform bill approved by the State Senate. House Bill 196 would amend the PA Constitution to change the way appellate court judges are elected. The bill would divide the Supreme Court, Superior Court and Commonwealth Court into judicial districts to ensure a broader range of regional interests are represented on the highest courts. Currently, members of the appellate courts are elected by a statewide vote. As a result, more than half of Pennsylvania Superior and Commonwealth Court Judges are from only two of the state’s 67 counties. Five of the seven Supreme Court Justices are from Allegheny or Philadelphia counties, leaving 79-percent of the state’s population underrepresented on Pennsylvania’s highest court.
Flagstone Foods is recalling its 16-ounce packages of Wegmans Pecan Blend Trail Mix because they may contain undeclared almonds and walnuts. The product has a “Best By” date of January 29th, 2021. People who are allergic to almonds or walnuts run the risk of a serious or life-threatening allergic reaction if they consume the product. No illnesses have been reported to date. The recalled packages were distributed to retail stores in several states, including Pennsylvania. Consumers who have purchased the product are urged to return it to the place of purchase for a full refund.
A Huntingdon County shooting has been ruled accidental. The incident took place Friday on Raystown Road in Lincoln Township. The victim was treated for non-life threatening injuries.
Juniata County Jury Selection scheduled for Tuesday (July 21st) has been cancelled. Any juror who received a summons is excused and should not report. Any questions should be directed to the Prothonotary’s office at 717-436-7715. Monitor the County’s website, and official Facebook page for any updated information.
Parking enforcement is back in effect in the Borough of Lewistown. All restrictions and regulations by posted signs which had been temporarily suspended went back into effect on Sunday.
The resurfacing project on East Shirley Street (Route 2025) between Division Street (Route 747) and Route 522 in Mount Union Borough begins today (July 20th). Temporary work zone traffic patterns will be in place. Motorists should use caution and expect delays.