LOCAL NEWS | SEPTEMBER 13, 2019

LOCAL NEWS | SEPTEMBER 13, 2019

LOCAL NEWS | SEPTEMBER 13, 2019

Pennsylvania’s Attorney General has reached a settlement with The Terminix International Company, a Delaware limited partnership with regional offices across the Commonwealth. The settlement resolves allegations that the company failed to consistently provide Pennsylvania consumers with copies of their service and finance agreements and notice of cancellation at the time of sale, as required by state and federal consumer protection laws.  Consumers reported that they never received agreements via email after agreeing to services.  The settlement includes almost $19,000 ($18,941.98) in restitution for more than 200 Pennsylvania consumers.  Those affected will receive a restitution check from the Commonwealth in the coming months.

 

State Representative John Hershey (R-Mifflin/Juniata/Franklin) has been named to the Pennsylvania Dairy Future Commission, where he joins commission Chairman Brett Reinford from Reinford Farms in Mifflintown.  The three counties in the 82nd District, Mifflin, Juniata, and Franklin, are all in the top 20 when Pennsylvania’s dairy production is ranked by county.  According to the Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture, the Commonwealth has nearly 520,000 cows that produce more than 10.6 billion pounds of milk each year. The state ranks seventh nationally in total milk production.

 

Norfolk Southern is scheduled to replace a railroad crossing in Mifflin County next week.  PennDOT says the two-track crossing is on John Street (Route 3014) in Mattawana.   Work is currently scheduled for Monday (September 16th) through Wednesday (September 18th) during daylight hours.  John Street will be closed at the crossing, and a detour will direct drivers to use Route 103, Business Route 22, and Route 22/522.  Emergency vehicles will be allowed to move through the work zone, but all other vehicles must follow the detour. Work is expected to be complete late in the day on Wednesday (September 18th).

 

Drivers could encounter delays as they travel to Beaver Stadium for the Penn State-Pitt game tomorrow.  Kick-off is at noon, making for heavier traffic volumes throughout the day today and again on Saturday morning. Single lane traffic and width restrictions are in place on Route 322 in Burnham, and about a mile east of the Arch Rock interchange in Juniata County.  Travel delays are also likely in Potters Mills.

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