News Briefs

Prevailing wage hearing to be rescheduled

A hearing on Pennsylvania’s prevailing wage law set for today at Williamsport’s City Hall has been canceled and may be rescheduled for another date, said Mario Scavello, R-Monroe, chairman of the House Labor and Industry Committee.

The cancellation is due to the death of House Transportation Committee Chairman Dick Hess, who represented the 78th District. Many committee members are expected to attend his funeral.

The next House Labor and Industry Committee hearing on prevailing wage is scheduled for Monday in Johnstown.

Police to train at closed school

Don’t be alarmed if you happen to be near the former Sheridan Elementary School on Wednesday and see police swarming the property.

It’s only a training session, intended to prepare police for the event of a gunman at any school in the area.

State police have been given permission to use the closed school at 915 Sheridan St. for specialized training that will begin in the morning and last most of the day. It will take place inside and outside the building.

The purpose of the training is to help state police improve the safety of schools in the event of a shooting crisis, school officials said.

Crime watch group forming tonight

Rose View Neighborhood Watch group will hold its inaugural meeting at 7 p.m. today at Rose View Manor, 1201 Rural Ave.

Mayor Gabriel J. Campana and city police Capt. Tim Miller are expected to be in attendance, according to Sally Wiegand, a Neighborhood Watch coordinator on Louisa Street.

New traffic pattern for middle school

Drivers may make only a right-hand turn as they leave the parent loop at the new Williamsport Area Middle School, 2800 W. Fourth St., before and after school.

The traffic change, in effect from 7:35 to 8:05 a.m. and from 2:45 to 3:15 p.m. school days, is intended to alleviate congestion before and after school.

Parents and guardians may use Millionaire Drive to loop around the high school to gain access back into Newberry and the city via Fox Hollow Road, district officials said.