Local/Region News in Brief

Closed for holiday

Experience, Inc., and the Allegheny Community Center will be closed Monday, Sept. 1, for Labor Day. Activities will resume on Tuesday.

PennDOT’s driver license and photo centers will be closed Saturday, Aug. 30, through Monday, Sept. 1, in observance of Labor Day.

Customers may still obtain a variety of driver and vehicle products and services online through PennDOT’s Driver and Vehicle Services website, www.dmv.state.pa.us.

Amish buggy

stopped in robbery

LANCASTER, Pa. (AP) – Police say someone forced an Amish horse and buggy off a central Pennsylvania road to pull an armed robbery.

Lancaster Newspapers reports the buggy was carrying three people early Monday morning when a white minivan pulled into its path and forced it to stop.

East Lampeter police say a masked man demanded money, after which the three threw their wallets to him.

The buggy driver then drove into a field to get away. No one was injured.

Dig starts

at prison camp

YORK, Pa. (AP) – Digging at the site of a prison camp for British soldiers in the American Revolution is underway in south-central Pennsylvania.

The York Daily Record/Sunday News reports that work began Monday at the site of Camp Security. It’s the latest effort in a campaign to preserve and better understand the 18th-century site outside York.

An organizer tells the newspaper the work will concentrate on a four-acre area that’s been plowed.

Volunteers are starting by looking for objects on the freshly disturbed surface.

The newspaper says about 100 holes will be dug over the coming month

. More than 75 volunteers are signed up to work in four-hour shifts.

The camp began housing British POWs in 1781, including prisoners from the battles of Saratoga, New York, and Yorktown, Virginia.