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October 19th, 2012
UNIVERSITY PARK â€” Fifth Congressional District Republican incumbent Glenn Thompson and Democratic challenger Charles Dumas will face off at a debate in front of a live audience in the lobby of the Outreach Building at Penn Stateâ€™s Innovation Park on Monday, Oct. 22 at 8 p.m.
HARRISBURG â€“ Governor Tom Corbett on Thursday ceremonially signed the Firefighter Grant Program law, also known as Senate Bill 866, providing grant money for Pennsylvaniaâ€™s fire, ambulance and emergency companies.
CAMP HILL â€“ Pennsylvania welcomes RVers with the official â€śRV Friendlyâ€ť logo designed to let travelers know which businesses can accommodate their RV.Â
RIDGWAY â€“ With deck replacement work complete, PennDOT plans to fully open two Elk County bridges on Friday, Oct. 19. Making the repairs will keep the bridges in service for years to come. Both bridges are located on Route 949 near Portland Mills. The bridges are about 500 feet apart, with one spanning Toby Creek and one spanning the railroad. Traffic has been controlled at the bridges by temporary signals. Once both lanes are opened on the bridges, PennDOT will turn the signals off and remove them.
â€śHoliday Mail for Heroesâ€ť mailbox open through December 7
DUBOIS - Although many people spend the holiday season in the company of close relatives and friends, many of the nationâ€™s heroes can not do the same. While military deployments and hospital stays may keep many service men and women away from their loved ones this season, the American Red Cross is doing its part to keep their holiday spirits high. The Red Cross will collect and distribute holiday cards that send words of encouragement, joy and cheer.
COLUMBUS, Ohio â€”The passing of the 2012 federal tax filing extension deadline at midnight tonight means that now is a good time to start looking ahead to the 2013 tax filing season.Â Many working taxpayers may benefit from a review of their federal income tax withholding rate, according to the Internal Revenue Service.
Penfield â€“ PennDOT advises drivers that Route 255 in Clearfield County is closed between Penfield and St. Marys, due to a crash with downed utilities. Northbound and southbound traffic is being detoured. Local traffic is allowed through the closed section.
Motorists are advised to follow signed detours. Emergency personnel are on site to direct motorists as necessary. PennDOT advises drivers to allow for extra travel time and remain alert and patient as they move through the area.
PennDOT expects to re-open the roadway by 7 p.m. today.
Toby Water customers are asked to conserve water until further notice.Â The recent rains have not been sufficient to raise the water levels in the reservoir.Â Customers are asked to avoid unnecessary uses of water such as washing cars, etc.Â CustomersÂ may direct any questions toÂ the Fox Township Municipal building.
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HARRISBURG â€“Marcellus Shale impact fee revenue that has been collected by the Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission (PUC) has been transmitted to the Pennsylvania Treasury Department for distribution and payments to local governments, according to state Senator Joe Scarnati (R-Jefferson).