A two-vehicle crash yesterday in Huntingdon County claimed the life of a Mount Union man.  According to State Police, 47-year-old Terry Morder was the operator of a Toyota Tundra that crossed the center line on William Penn Highway in Brady Townhip shortly before 2:00 am Thursday.  Morder’s vehicle struck an oncoming tractor-trailer driven by 65-year-old Kevin Rhodes of Everett.  Morder sustained fatal injuries as a result of the collision.  Rhodes was transported to Penn Highlands Huntingdon.

 

The Pennsylvania Senate Health & Human Services Committee and the Aging & Youth Committee held a joint hearing this week to examine new regulations for long-term care nursing facilities being proposed by the Wolf Administration.  The committees brought together the Department of Health as well as industry experts and others to provide feedback on the proposed regulations, which the administration says is the first in a five-part package of proposed changes that will be combined to create a final, comprehensive regulatory package.  Senator Judy Ward (R-30), chair of the Aging & Youth Committee, said, “The regulations for long-term care nursing facilities have not been updated since 1999.”

 

Individuals interested in meeting with recruitment personnel for open PennDOT CDL operator and diesel mechanic positions available for Huntingdon County Maintenance should attend the Touch-A-Truck event at the Huntingdon County Fairgrounds on Saturday (September 18th).  PennDOT personnel will be available from 11:00 am to 2:00 pm at the event sponsored by the Huntingdon County Emergency Management Agency.  Recruiters will be available to discuss current and future openings.   CDL operators must have a valid PA CDL Class A or B with no restrictions.  Diesel mechanics must have a CDL and a PA inspector mechanic certification. Both positions require a current medical examiner certificate.  To learn more about jobs, visit www.employment.pa.gov.

 

Geisinger is hosting three Super Saturday flu vaccine events through October. The first event is tomorrow (September 18th).  The drive-thru flu shot events are for patients and Geisinger Health Plan members ages 3 and older. All Super Saturday flu vaccinations are from 9:00 am to 3:00 pm. The additional Super Saturdays are October 2nd and October 16th.  There are 23 Geisinger community medicine offices hosting the events, including Geisinger-Lewistown Community Medicine on Geisinger Lane.