Area News In Brief…

PennDOT sets

work projects

PennDOT crews will be performing the following work next week, according to Warren County Maintenance Manager Wes Hess.

Conewango Township, Route 6, bridge repair; Jackson Run Road, patching; Follet Run Road, edge paving.

Sugar Grove Township, Lee Johnson and Hazeltine Hollow roads, patching.

Brokenstraw Township, Brown Hill Road, mechanized skin patching

Mowing, storm damage repair, and patching will be done on various roads throughout the county.

Hess said all activities are weather permitting, and the list of projects is subject to change.

Forest County

paving to start

A $2.5 million paving project on portions of two roads in Forest County could begin next week.

According to PennDOT, milling and resurfacing along with updated drainage, guiderails, signs and pavement markings is scheduled for 4.92 miles of Route 227 from the Venango/Forest counties line to the Forest/Warren counties line and 6.26 miles of Route 3004 (Guitonville Road) from Jones Farm Road to Route 66 in Jenks, Kingsley and Green townships.

I.A Construction of Franklin is authorized to begin the work next week and the targeted completion date is the end of September.

No detours are anticipated, according to PennDOT, but traffic will be reduced to a single lane and controlled by flaggers during work hours.


plane crashes

GROVE CITY, Pa. (AP) – An emergency dispatcher says a man has been flown to a Pittsburgh hospital after crashing his homemade, experimental aircraft at a small airport in western Pennsylvania.

Mercer County dispatchers say the incident was reported after 11 a.m. Friday at Grove City Airport in Mercer County. A 911 dispatch supervisor says the man’s injuries were not believed to be life-threatening.

Investigators have yet to release the victim’s name, but the dispatcher says he will be treated at UPMC Presbyterian hospital.