Memorial Day mail schedule
Postal service facilities in the Pittsburgh area will be closed for retail transactions on Monday in observance of Memorial Day. There will be no regular mail delivery or collection. Express mail, which is delivered 365 days a year at no extra cost, will still be delivered. Normal delivery and collection schedules will resume Tuesday.
Names, faces of Pa. residents killed in action
From 2 p.m. now until 7 a.m. Tuesday, visitors to www.pasenate.com will see only the names, faces and hometowns of 79 Pennsylvanians killed in action in Iraq and Afghanistan. It takes about five minutes to see all of the names and faces. The regular PaSenate.com site can be found at www.pasenate.com/alt-frontpage.htm.
Invitation extended to service members
The Uniontown Amateur Radio Club invites all military personnel and their families to attend Military Appreciation Day today at Uniontown Mall. Amateur radio operators will be present from 1 to 6 p.m. to make radio contacts for family members of military personnel stationed around the world.
The Fayette County Emergency Management Agency has put on loan to the club its mobile command post vehicle, which will be located outside the mall at the Value City entrance.
Road work plan announced
PennDOT District 12 has announced its work plan for next week. All maintenance activities are conducted on a weather-permitting basis. Motorists should drive with caution and be alert for work zones requiring the use of headlights.
= Bridge deck repairs will be performed on Route 4005 (Grindstone-New Hill Road), and bearing repairs will be made on Route 1055 (Dunbar Borough Bridge).
= Signs will be updated on Route 1031, Route 3013, Route 2021 and Route 0381, and downed signs will be replaced on Route 2021, Route 3013 and Route 0381.
= Patching is planned for Route 4019, Route 4023, Route 1043 and Route 4032.
= Shoulder-cutting operations are planned for Route 1022 (Rolling Hills Estate Road), Route 1051(Bute Road) and Route 1018 (Vances Mill Road).
= Pipe installation is planned for Route 3002 (Gans Road), Route 1009 (Poplar Run Road) and Route 1054 (Indian Head Road).
= Base repairs are planned for Route 381, from the West Virginia line to Elliotsville.
= Milling roadway blow-ups are planned for Route 40.
= Side-dozing is scheduled for routes 119 and 40 Bypass.
= Headwalls are scheduled to be cleaned on Route 119 in Connellsville.
PennDOT has a 24-hour toll free number for residents to call to report road maintenance concerns and to report locations of dead deer on state highways. The number is 1-800-FIX-ROAD. Visit www.penndot12.com for more information.
Buddy Poppy Days in borough
Buddy Poppy Days in Perryopolis will be held June 3 and 4 with the distribution of poppies at various locations.
Leonard Wojcik, Poppy Day chairman for the VFW Post 7023, said that by buying the poppies, local residents can show their support for disabled veterans. Poppies are assembled by disabled veterans, with the proceeds going to benefit disabled veterans along with widows and orphans of disabled veterans. George Timko is commander of Post 7023.
Area man gets drug sentence
Charles E. Brown III, 21, of Jeannette, was sentenced to 121 months’ imprisonment followed by five years of supervised release on a conviction of violating federal drug laws on May 26, said U.S. Attorney Mary Beth Buchanan.
On Sept. 8, 2004, Brown possessed with the intent to distribute 50 grams or more of crack cocaine, police said.
The Drug Enforcement Administration and the McKees Rocks Police Department lead the investigation leading to Brown’s prosecution.
— Staff reports