Maple Hollow work to begin
Contractor Diehl Contracting LLC of Glen Hope will begin waterline construction work today on Maple Hollow Road between the intersection at Route 764 and Tree Lane in Allegheny Township.
Maple Hollow Road between Route 764 and Tree Lane will be closed to through traffic, the Duncansville Municipal Authority said. The Maple Hollow Road detour will be in effect until about May 9.
Southbound motorists will use Kuhn Lane and Mill Road to reach Maple Hollow Road.
Northbound raffic should use Old Route 22 and Mill Road to reach Maple Hollow Road.
Traffic on Route 764 will not be able to turn west onto Maple Hollow Road at the traffic light because of the construction.
Through traffic on Route 764 will not be affected by the Maple Hollow Road closure.
County to adopt official seal
Bedford County, which has sported its own flag for six years, is set to adopt an official seal today, Commissioner Chairman Kirt Morris said.
The seal, set to appear on letterhead and government documents, follows a design common in other counties: It consists of the Pennsyl-vania seal, with an eagle, sailing ship, plow and haystacks flanked by flora, surrounded by the county name in a dark circle. The county’s founding year of 1771 appears, as well.
The county was in need of a universal symbol, with other offices long relying on a generic emblem used by the commissioners’ office, Morris said.
“It was a little hokey,” he said. “We didn’t have anything official.”
In 2008, Bedford County adopted a citizen-submitted flag based on an 18th-century British naval ensign.
Donations cover cost for stun guns
Logan Township has collected $7,450 in donations to cover the cost of purchasing stun guns and to use toward a warranty plan.
Manager Tim Brown reported to township supervisors that eight businesses responded to a request Logan Township Police Office Matt Massaro made to cover the cost of Tasers, which was not included in the 2014 budget. The cost, offered during Thursday’s supervisors meeting, is $6,787 for four Tasers plus $740 for a Taser Assurance Plan, which includes an extended warranty and equipment updates every five years.
Township officers were using Karbon Arms stun guns until January, when a federal court found that Karbon Arms infringed upon the patent Taser held to make electrical weapons. As a result, Karbon Arms was ordered, through an injunction, to end the making, use of and the selling of its devices. The ruling settled six years of patent litigation. The township police department recently sent an officer for Taser instruction training in Ligonier.
Businesses contributing to the cost were: Durbin Enterprises, $3,000; Bavarian Aid Society, $1,000; Blair County District Attorney Fund, $1,000; Burgmeier Hauling, $1,000; Cesare Battisti Club, $500; Logan Town Centre, $500; Drayer Physical Therapy, $500; and Kranich’s Jewelers, $200.
Supervisors voted unanimously in favor of the purchase.
Logan officers to attend SWAT classes
Logan Township will assign four officers to Advanced SWAT training classes in Altoona and State College between April 28 and May 2.
The National Tactical Officers Association is planning the training, with costs covered by the South Central Mountain Terrorism Task Force.
Locations available for drug program
Area police, along with the Drug Enforcement Administration, are taking unwanted, unused and expired medications today at four area locations.
This free and anonymous program provides an opportunity for the public to surrender drugs and other medications to law enforcement for destruction. The one-day event is taking place at the following locations in Blair County:
Martin’s Pharmacy, 200 E. Chestnut Ave.; Walgreens Pharmacy, 508 E. Plank Road; the Hollidaysburg state police barracks, 1510 N. Juniata St., Hollidaysburg; and the Tyrone Police Department, 1100 Logan Ave., Tyrone.
Items can be left “as is” with labels and pills in bottle, but no needles will be accepted.
From Mirror staff reports