LOCAL NEWS | SEPTEMBER 21, 2018

LOCAL NEWS | SEPTEMBER 21, 2018

LOCAL NEWS | SEPTEMBER 21, 2018

Authorities are searching for a missing person in Huntingdon County.  According to State Police, 12-year-old Collin Claar left his residence in Marklesburg sometime overnight.  He is 4-10, approximately 77 pounds, with brown hair and eyes.  Claar also wears glasses.  Anyone with information is asked to call 814-627-3161.

 

In the wake of widespread damage caused by Hurricane Florence, the Pennsylvania Department of Banking and Securities cautions investors to watch out for opportunistic investment or charitable scams. Investors are reminded to watch for red flags including unsolicited email, social media messages, crowd-funding pitches or telephone calls promoting investment pools or bonds to help storm victims.  Investors can use these three quick tips to avoid disaster-related scams.  Delete unsolicited emails or social media messages and hang up on aggressive cold callers promoting hurricane-related investments.  Remember that no investment can offer “guaranteed returns” or low investment risk. Investigate before you invest. Contact the Department of Banking and Securities to make sure both the seller and investment are properly licensed and registered.  For the department’s Consumer Advisories and Alerts, visit www.dobs.pa.gov.

 

PennDOT and the Pennsylvania State Police are encouraging motorists to take advantage of safety seat check resources across the state as the agencies mark National Child Passenger Safety Week from September 23rd through September 29th.  Additionally, Saturday, September 29th, has been designated as “National Seat Check Saturday.”   PennDOT funds resources such as training and educational materials for more than 190 fitting stations across the Commonwealth. The State Police checked more than 1,900 seats last year to teach proper installation.  For more information on car seat safety, and to get a list of inspection locations and dates, click on the “Public Safety” link at www.psp.pa.gov.

 

The Lewistown Tractor Supply store will host a community Farmers Market tomorrow (September 22nd).  Local farmers, craftsmen and artisans will be onsite selling homemade and homegrown goods at the store from 10:00 am to 3:00 pm.   The Fall Farmers Market is Saturday at Tractor Supply on Route 22/522 in Lewistown.  Call 717-248-5590 for more information.

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