Today is Patriot Day. On September 11th, 2001, 19 militants from the Islamic extremist group al Qaeda hijacked four airplanes and carried out attacks against targets in the United States. Two of the planes were flown into the twin towers of the World Trade Center in New York City, a third plane hit the Pentagon just outside Washington, D.C., and the fourth plane crashed in a field in Shanksville, Pennsylvania. Almost 3,000 people were killed during the 9/11 terrorist attacks, which triggered major U.S. initiatives to combat terrorism. Flags across the nation will be at half-staff today in memory of the victims.
A Huntingdon man may face charges of endangering the welfare of children. In the early-morning hours of September 7th, State Police stopped a vehicle for a summary traffic violation near Mifflin and 12th Streets in Huntingdon. The unidentified 39-year-old driver was believed to be under the influence of alcohol. He was transported to Penn Highlands Huntingdon for a blood draw. Three female juveniles, ranging in age from ten to twelve years old, were in the vehicle at the time of the incident. Charges are pending lab results.
You can give the “Gift of Life” today in Mifflin County. The American Red Cross bloodmobile will be at the Reedsville Fire Company on Firehouse Boulevard today from 1:30 pm to 07:00 pm.
Prospective employees are invited to attend and apply at a job fair that PennDOT District 2 is hosting next week in Juniata County. During the job fair, applicants can learn about wintertime employment opportunities offered by PennDOT. Attendees are encouraged to bring their resume. Positions include construction inspectors, CDL operators, diesel/automotive mechanics, clerks, and tradesman helpers. The Job Fair will be Wednesday, September 18th, from 1:00 pm to 5:00 pm at the Juniata County Maintenance Office on William Penn Highway in Mifflintown. PennDOT staff will be on hand to help applicants navigate the electronic system for both civil and non-civil service opportunities.