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CareerLink to host expungement clinics

LEWISTOWN — PA CareerLink Mifflin County, in conjunction with Mid Penn Legal Services, will offer free Pardon and Expungement Clinics on March 28 and April 4. Appointments are available from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at PA CareerLink Mifflin County, MCIDC Plaza, Bldg. 58, 6395 SR103N, Lewistown.

During these appointments, participants will meet one-on-one with an attorney to learn whether their criminal charges are eligible for expungement or sealing. They will be provided the required forms as well as advice on filing expungement petitions.

Pre-registration is required so the attorney can research your case before you meet. To schedule an appointment, call PA CareerLink at (717) 248-4942 before March 21.

Gas cost rates to decrease

LEWISTOWN — UGI Utilities, Inc. announced its purchased gas cost rates will decrease on March 1. As a result, the average residential heating customer receiving gas supply from UGI will see a bill decrease of 3%, lowering the average monthly bill from $93.96 per month to $91.04 per month.

Atherton Street project updates announced

STATE COLLEGE — Workers will begin installing cross pipe in the Westerly Parkway intersection starting at 6 p.m. Sunday, March 3, as part of the ongoing Atherton Street project.

A news release from PennDOT says the project, which stretches from Curtin Road to just north of the Westerly Parkway in State College, will occur around the clock until 5 p.m. Friday, March 8.

Flaggers in the roadway will provide traffic control. PennDOT will set traffic signals to flash mode while crews occupy the intersection.

On Monday, March 4, crews will cut waterline trenches and remove trees between White Course Drive and Railroad Avenue. Flaggers in the roadway will provide traffic control during daylight hours.

Tuesday, March 5, through Thursday, March 7, crews will begin installing waterline through this portion of the work zone. Flaggers will continue providing traffic control.

PennDOT and the contractor are pursuing this aggressive schedule because Penn State and State College Area High School are on spring break. The goal is to accomplish as much work during this window as possible to minimize traffic impacts on student commuters for the rest of the school year.

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