Homeowners in Juniata County may be eligible to receive up to $65,000 in home improvements from the HOME Existing Owner-Occupied Housing Program. SEDA-COG encourages county residents to apply now to get on the waiting list. SEDA-COG manages the program on behalf of the county. For more information, call SEDA-COG at 800-326-9310.
The PA Turnpike Commission has announced that the cashless, All-Electronic Tolling (AET) system instituted March 16th to minimize the spread of COVID-19 will become permanent, a decision that will result in the layoff of approximately 500 employees, primarily toll collectors and fare-collection personnel. There will be no return to cash collections on the system. Customers will move through the lanes at posted speeds without stopping. Their tolls will be assessed via E-ZPass, or a PA Turnpike TOLL BY PLATE invoice will be sent in the mail.
A Curwensville man was injured in a motorcycle crash Monday afternoon in Juniata County. State Police say 50-year-old Harlane Sylvester was the operator of a Honda Goldwing traveling at excessive speed on Route 322 in Fermanaugh Township. Sylvester lost control of the cycle and was thrown off after it rolled several times. Sylvester was wearing protective gear, but lost his helmet during the mishap. He was flown from the scene for treatment of injuries.
“First Friday” returns to Downtown Lewistown tomorrow. Lewistown Printworks and the Mifflin-Juniata Arts Council started this month’s event by announcing a Community Art Walk from June 5th through the 14th in windows of Downtown businesses. Organizers strongly suggest wearing a mask while at the event as a sign of respect for others. Artwork will remain on display through Sunday, June 14th. Downtown restaurants will be open for take-out, and some retail stores will be open. For details, call 717-248-6713, or check the Lewistown “First Friday” page on Facebook.