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PennDOT announces work plan

| Saturday, May 10, 2003

PennDOT District 12 announces the following tentative work plan for the week of May 12 - all activities are conducted on a weather-permitting basis. Motorists must drive with caution throughout all work areas and be alert for signed work zone requiring the usage of headlights:

  • The Sign Team will perform sign updates in Mill Run and Connellsville sections and reset signs that are down on various routes throughout Fayette County.

  • Team Mill Run will shoulder cut May 12 and 13 on Route 1050 and May 14 to 16 on Route 1054.

  • Team Limestone Hill will perform base repairs on Route 1044, Prittstown Road.

  • Team Main Shed will perform shoulder cutting on various state routes in the Uniontown and Dunbar areas.

  • Team Cloverleaf will spray patch potholes on Route 51, Uniontown to Westmoreland County Line.

  • Team Big Six will install six-inch under-drain pipe on Route 3009.

  • Team Searights will perform shoulder back-up work on Route 40, Brownsville to Torch Light Restaurant.

  • Team Summit will pipe flush on Route 2001, Skyline Drive.

    To report any road maintenance concerns, call 1-800-FIX-ROAD (1-800-349-7623).

    Greensburg
    Dedication set

    Westmoreland County commissioners will join staff and residents of Westmoreland Manor, 2480 S. Grande Blvd., Greensburg, to officially dedicate new capital improvements at the nursing home and the Eagle Tree apartments, new independent living facilities for county seniors, at 1 p.m May 12. Tours of the apartments will follow the ceremony.

    Uniontown
    Lane change

    PennDOT District 12 wants to inform motorists of a change in the southbound lane restrictions between the Gallatin Avenue and Pittsburgh Street (Route 51) Interchanges on Route 119 (Uniontown Bypass) in North Union Township. Weather permitting, starting at 7 a.m. on May 12, traffic will be switched from the southbound driving (right) lane to traveling in the southbound passing (left) lane. This shift is occurring so that concrete patching can take place in the right (driving) lane.

    Mount Pleasant
    Reunion meeting

    The Ramsay High School Class of 1948 reunion committee will meet at 6 p.m. June 2 at BPO Elks 868, Mount Pleasant. Needed are addresses for the following classmates: Adele Kearney and Gwendolyn Griffith (McKenzie). Contact chairman Bob Stefl at 724-547-3333 or fax 724-547-2116 or write to 200 S. Quarry St., Mount Pleasant, Pa. 15666.

    Hempfield
    Robberies

    A Mount Pleasant Township man will face criminal charges for allegedly holding up a gas station and discount variety store at knifepoint.

    An alleged female accomplice also faces charges in the gas station robbery.

    Robert Allen Emerick, 20, of Moccasin Hollow Road, was arrested and charged with the May 2 robbery of a Sunoco gas station on Humphreys Road, Hempfield Township. He also was charged with the April 2 robbery of a D&K variety store in Countryside Plaza, East Huntingdon Township.

    Shannon Marie Rosenberger, 18, of 23 Wilson Ave., Greensburg, is charged as an accomplice in the gas station robbery.

    Emerick is charged with two counts each of robbery, simple assault and theft by unlawful taking or disposition. Rosenberger is charged with criminal conspiracy and receiving stolen property.

    Emerick faces a preliminary hearing Monday before District Justice J. Bruce King, of Scottdale, for the D&K robbery. He and Rosenberger are to appear May 13 before District Justice James Falcon, of Hempfield Township, for a preliminary hearing on charges related to the gas station robbery. Emerick is in the Westmoreland County Prison in lieu of $100,000 bond. Rosenberger is jailed in lieu of $5,000 bond.

    Belle Vernon
    PUC hearing

    State Rep. Larry Roberts, D-Fayette, announced that the Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission will hold a hearing on May 20 in Belle Vernon concerning Dominion Peoples gas company's rate increase request for its purchased gas costs.

    The public input hearing will start at noon in the Holiday Inn located at the junction of Interstate 70 and Route 51.

    The state Office of Consumer Advocate, which is investigating Dominion Peoples' request, offered some tips for participating at the hearing: come early, at least 10 minutes to 15 minutes before the hearing starts; sign up if you want to testify; be sworn in if you want to be part of the record in the case; prepare what you want to say in advance; speak slowly and clearly; add your own experience; be ready for questions from parties in the case; and bring extra copies of written statements.

    For more information on the hearing or the Dominion Peoples' case, call the OCA at 1-800-684-6560.

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