According to State Police at Selinsgrove, two Snyder County residents were targeted by scammers attempting to falsely receive unemployment benefits.  In each incident, unknown individuals tried to open unemployment claims by using the victim’s identity.   The same scam has been reported recently in Mifflin and Huntingdon Counties.  If you have been notified of an unemployment claim that you did not file, contact the state Unemployment Office, monitor your credit history, and contact local police.  Never give personal information online or over the phone.


Paving will begin this week on the Route 22 Business Project in Granville Township and Lewistown Borough.  PennDOT says crews will be paving overnight Wednesday, July 21st, and Thursday, July 22nd between 5:00 pm and 7:00 am. Work will wrap for the week at approximately 7:00 am on Friday, July 23rd. The contractor will keep two lanes open to traffic whenever possible.  However, single lane closures with flaggers will be necessary. Drivers are urged to anticipate delays and exercise caution while traveling through the work zone.  Overnight work will resume Sunday, July 25th.


The Family Medicine Residency Program at Geisinger-Lewistown Hospital, along with partners Primary Health Network, and Family Practice Center invite area students to register for the Health Professions Summer Immersion Program (HPSIP).  The program is slated to begin July 26th. The program encourages students to explore the benefits and rewards of family and rural practice using both virtual and in-person components.  The free program consists of three virtual presentations to be held on Monday evenings from 6.00 pm to 7:15 pm on July 26th, Aug 9th, and Aug 23rd. There is also an “In-Person Skills” component to be held at Geisinger-Lewistown Hospital on Saturday, September 11th.  The program is free, but registration is limited 20 students for the in-person session. To reserve your seat, call program manager, Stephanie Bilger, at 717-242-7799 or email her at by July 21st.