Area/Region News In Brief…

Road closing

Wright Road will be closed during the week of June 16, weather permitting, so the Glade Township road crew can replace sluice pipes.

The closure will be approximately one mile from the Hatch Run Road intersection.

PennDOT plans

road projects

PennDOT crews in Warren County will be working on the following projects next week, weather permitting.

Rt. 957, Farmington Township, manual patching, shoulder cutting and ditching

Rt 957, Sugar Grove, manual patching

Yankee Bush Road, Conewango Township, pipe teplacement

Mohawk Avenue, Pleasant Township, bridge replacement

Tidioute Creek Road, Limestone Township, shoulder cutting

Picidilly Road, Spring Creek, pipe replacement

Lauger Road, Sugar Grove, patching

Judicial nominees

PHILADELPHIA (AP) – President Barack Obama said Friday he intends to nominate four people, including a former Pennsylvania attorney general, to serve as federal judges in eastern Pennsylvania.

The White House said attorneys Wendy Beetlestone, Mark A. Kearney, Joseph F. Leeson Jr., and Gerald J. Pappert will be nominated to serve on U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania.

Pappert was Pennsylvania’s attorney general from 2003 to 2005. He has been a partner at Cozen O’Connor since 2012.

Beetlestone is a shareholder at Hangley Aronchick Segal Pudlin & Schiller and formerly served as the Philadelphia school district’s general counsel. Kearney is a shareholder at Elliott Greenleaf & Siedzikowski in Blue Bell. Leeson is a partner at Leeson, Leeson & Leeson in Bethlehem.

The nominees require Senate confirmation.