Payless closing area store in Plank Road Commons

Payless ShoeSource is closing its store in Plank Road Commons as part of its recent bankruptcy filing. The store in the Logan Valley Mall will remain open, according to a list from the company.

Statewide, 11 stores are closing, part of the 400 stores Payless said it would close because they are underperforming.

Payless is the latest retailer to announce closures at brick-and-mortar stores to focus on online sales.

After this round of 400 closings, Payless will have 4,000 stores globally.


Tractor Supply to host backyard poultry event

The Tractor Supply Co. store at 2002 Old Route 220 North will host a backyard poultry event from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday.

Customers will have the opportunity to engage in a number of activities all centered around learning how to care for and manage an at-home flock.

“The popularity of raising backyard poultry has continued to grow year after year, and it has a lot to do with the convenience of getting fresh eggs right from your own backyard,” said Diana Kidd, manager of the Duncansville Tractor Supply store.

For more information, call Tractor Supply at 696-9099.


Wall Street Journal feature recognizes cyber-security firm

Pitt Bull Secure Technologies, a local cyber-security firm, was featured in the Wall Street Journal on Feb. 22 for its work in uncovering irregularities with student records at a New Jersey school district.

After noticing suspicious activity on the school districts’ network, Pitt Bull was hired by the Englewood Board of Education to perform an in-depth security audit.

After scouring the network and student records, the audit determined there had been irregularities in the records of student grades and credits dating back to at least last summer. Changes were made by individuals with access to student records. Relying on evidence provided by Pitt Bull Secure Technologies, the school board voted to suspend 10 employees who had access to the data, pending further review.


Easter bunny to visit Lincoln Caverns this weekend

The Easter bunny will be at Lincoln Caverns, off Route 22, from 1 to 4 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. Treats, prizes, tour discounts and more will be offered. MJEM’s Photos will take digital photos of children with the Easter bunny. The suggested $5 donation will benefit Huntingdon County Pride.

In addition, Lauren Peters, certified crystal and Reiki master, will hold 30-minute classes on the basics of metaphysical healing on the hour from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday. Classes are $10.