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PARKESBURG BOROUGH WITHOUT WATER; MAIN STREET WATER MAIN BURST

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Pennsylvania American Water has confirmed to WLRI that a water main break along 100 block of First Avenue. No estimated restoration time was available at 9:22 AM ET. According to our neighbors, the incident took place around 7:30 AM (+/-) this morning, to be confirmed. There is no known reason for the water main break at this time. Stay with Gap Lancaster Coatesville Quarryville for the latest developments throughout the incident, as we plan to follow-up with out sources until service is restored.
-Water service has been restored to all affected customers from the 1st St main break. We appreciate everyone’s patience while crews made these difficult repairs on 24-inch pipe. Parkesburg Office of Emergency Management
7:16 AM (8/6)
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-Incident Summary:
2000 – American Water ran into challenges in the repair of the water line. ETR is now 2200. Normal pressure was established today for all but 19 customers. Repair for the main line is still in progress.
9:11 PM
– Crews have isolated the water main break along 1st Street that occurred this morning and disrupted local water service. Water pressure will start to return to normal for most customers, but it will take several hours to refill the system. You might also experience discolored water due to the increased flows from the break. If you experience discolored water, run your cold water taps a few minutes until the water runs clear. We expect repairs will take until 9 pm to restore service for about 20 customers near the main break location. To ease the inconvenience, water tanker is located in parking lot behind Borough Hall. Please bring your own containers. Thanks again for your patience. Parkesburg Office of Emergency Management
1:12 PM
-PA American Water has provided a water tanker at the Borough Hall/Police Station. Bring your own containers.
11:40 AM
-Residents on the North side of the Borough should have water just low pressure.
10:13 AM
-PA American Water will have a water tanker available after 10 a.m. at the ACME parking lot. Please bring your own containers to fill.
-Officials in Parkesburg Borough are reporting that municipal water services are out of service. The company responsible to provide water to Parkesburg, American Water, is attempting to locate a break in the water main. Fire officials are being advised.
 
-Due to the water main break affecting the residents of Parkesburg Borough, a source of drinking water has been made available at the Parkesburg Borough Police Department, 315 W First Avenue.

THE UNITED STATES EMPLOYMENT SITUATION — JULY 2018

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THE EMPLOYMENT SITUATION -- JULY 2018


Total nonfarm payroll employment rose by 157,000 in July, and the unemployment rate edged down 
to 3.9 percent, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported today. Employment increased in 
professional and business services, in manufacturing, and in health care and social assistance. 

Household Survey Data

In July, the unemployment rate edged down by 0.1 percentage point to 3.9 percent, following an 
increase in June. The number of unemployed persons declined by 284,000 to 6.3 million in July. 
Both measures were down over the year, by 0.4 percentage point and 676,000, respectively. 
(See table A-1.)

Among the major worker groups, the unemployment rates for adult men (3.4 percent) and Whites 
(3.4 percent) declined in July. The jobless rates for adult women (3.7 percent), teenagers 
(13.1 percent), Blacks (6.6 percent), Asians (3.1 percent), and Hispanics (4.5 percent) showed 
little or no change over the month. (See tables A-1, A-2, and A-3.)

Among the unemployed, the number of reentrants to the labor force decreased by 287,000 in July 
to 1.8 million, following an increase in June. (Reentrants are persons who previously worked 
but were not in the labor force prior to beginning their job search.) (See table A-11.)

The number of long-term unemployed (those jobless for 27 weeks or more) was essentially 
unchanged at 1.4 million in July and accounted for 22.7 percent of the unemployed. (See table 
A-12.)

The labor force participation rate, at 62.9 percent in July, was unchanged over the month and 
over the year. The employment-population ratio, at 60.5 percent, was little changed in July but 
has increased by 0.3 percentage point over the year. (See table A-1.)

The number of persons employed part time for economic reasons (sometimes referred to as 
involuntary part-time workers) was little changed in July, at 4.6 million, but was down by 
669,000 over the year. These individuals, who would have preferred full-time employment, were 
working part time because their hours had been reduced or they were unable to find full-time 
jobs. (See table A-8.)

In July, 1.5 million persons were marginally attached to the labor force, little different from 
a year earlier. (Data are not seasonally adjusted.) These individuals were not in the labor 
force, wanted and were available for work, and had looked for a job sometime in the prior 12 
months. They were not counted as unemployed because they had not searched for work in the 4 
weeks preceding the survey. (See table A-16.)

Among the marginally attached, there were 512,000 discouraged workers in July, little changed 
from a year earlier. Discouraged workers are persons not currently looking for work because 
they believe no jobs are available for them. The remaining 1.0 million persons marginally 
attached to the labor force in July had not searched for work for reasons such as school 
attendance or family responsibilities. (See table A-16.)

Establishment Survey Data

Total nonfarm payroll employment increased by 157,000 in July, compared with an average monthly 
gain of 203,000 over the prior 12 months. In July, job gains occurred in professional and 
business services, in manufacturing, and in health care and social assistance. (See table B-1.)

Employment in professional and business services increased by 51,000 in July and has risen by
518,000 over the year. Over the month, employment edged up in temporary help services (+28,000) 
and in computer systems design and related services (+8,000).

Manufacturing added 37,000 jobs in July, with most of the gain in the durable goods component. 
Employment rose in transportation equipment (+13,000), machinery (+6,000), and electronic 
instruments (+2,000). Over the past 12 months, manufacturing has added 327,000 jobs.

In July, employment in health care and social assistance rose by 34,000. Health care employment 
continued to trend up over the month (+17,000) and has increased by 286,000 over the year. 
Hospitals added 7,000 jobs over the month. Within social assistance, individual and family 
services added 16,000 jobs in July and 77,000 jobs over the year.

Employment in food services and drinking places continued to trend up over the month (+26,000). 
Over the year, the industry has added 203,000 jobs. 

Construction employment continued to trend up in July (+19,000) and has increased by 308,000 
over the year.

In July, employment in retail trade changed little (+7,000). Job gains occurred in general 
merchandise stores (+14,000), clothing and clothing accessories stores (+10,000), and food and 
beverage stores (+8,000). These employment gains were offset by a decline of 32,000 in sporting 
goods, hobby, book, and music stores, reflecting job losses in hobby, toy, and game stores. 

Employment showed little or no change over the month in other major industries, including 
mining, wholesale trade, transportation and warehousing, information, financial activities, 
and government.

The average workweek for all employees on private nonfarm payrolls decreased by 0.1 hour to 
34.5 hours in July, following an increase of 0.1 hour in June. In manufacturing, both the 
workweek and overtime were unchanged in July, at 40.9 hours and 3.5 hours, respectively. The 
average workweek for production and nonsupervisory employees on private nonfarm payrolls 
remained at 33.8 hours. (See tables B-2 and B-7.)

In July, average hourly earnings for all employees on private nonfarm payrolls rose by 7 cents 
to $27.05. Over the year, average hourly earnings have increased by 71 cents, or 2.7 percent. 
Average hourly earnings of private-sector production and nonsupervisory employees increased by 
3 cents to $22.65 in July. (See tables B-3 and B-8.)

The change in total nonfarm payroll employment for May was revised up from +244,000 to
+268,000, and the change for June was revised up from +213,000 to +248,000. With these 
revisions, employment gains in May and June combined were 59,000 more than previously 
reported. (Monthly revisions result from additional reports received from businesses and 
government agencies since the last published estimates and from the recalculation of 
seasonal factors.) After revisions, job gains have averaged 224,000 per month over the 
last 3 months.

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The Employment Situation for August is scheduled to be released on Friday, September 7, 2018, 
at 8:30 a.m. (EDT).

DEP Reaches Agreement with Environmental Groups Over Mariner East 2 Permits

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Harrisburg, PA – In a significant validation of pipeline permits issued by the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (DEP), the Clean Air Council (CAC), Mountain Watershed Association (MWA), and the Delaware Riverkeeper Network (DRN) settled their appeal of 20 permits issued to Sunoco Pipeline, LLP (Sunoco) for the Mariner East 2 pipeline project. Since the permits were issued, DEP has continued to develop new standards, protocols, and best practices designed to protect the environment during the construction and installation of pipelines.

“DEP is pleased that we were able to reach an amicable agreement with the appellants, resolving all claims related to the issuance of these permits while incorporating new processes to ensure that future pipeline projects learn from the mistakes made by Sunoco in implementing this project,” said DEP Secretary Patrick McDonnell. “To be clear, DEP will continue to conduct vigorous oversight to ensure compliance with the conditions of the permits and will issue enforcement actions as necessary.”
The settlement does not alter any of the 20 permits in the appeal. Each permit was lawfully issued after a thorough environmental review involving approximately 35 DEP and County Conservation District staff over the course of nearly two years.
In the settlement, DEP has committed to continue to develop and implement further enhanced procedures for environmental protection associated with the construction of natural gas pipelines in Pennsylvania in collaboration with the appellants.
DEP has responded to the increased natural gas pipeline activity in Pennsylvania over the last five years with a number of initiatives:
• Establishment of a Regional Permit Coordination Office, which includes dedicated staff of engineers and other technical staff to specifically oversee environmental regulation and permitting of natural gas pipeline development in Pennsylvania.
• Developing Best Practices for Design and Operation of Horizontal Directional Drilling (HDD) including best practices for identification and protection of water supplies.
• Developing a draft model for Preparedness, Prevention and Contingency (PPC) Plans for inadvertent returns resulting from HDD activities.
• Development of numerous special conditions for DEP permits to ensure environmental protection for pipeline projects.
• Establishment of Chp. 78a Unconventional Oil and Gas Regulations in 2016 which included specific criteria (78a.68a) to ensure better management and oversight of HDD for Oil and Gas Pipelines.

DRUG TASK FORCE ARREST: MANHEIM TWP. MAN HAD BULK METH, HUNDREDS OF DOSES OF ‘DATE RAPE DRUG’

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On July 19, 2018, the Lancaster County Drug Task Force, following a surveillance operation, raided a home in the 2100 block of Fruitville Pike in Manheim Township.  The Task Force charged 35-year-old Gardie Wright with felony drug-dealing and related misdemeanors.

A Manheim Township man is charged with felony drug-dealing regarding recent seizures of bulk methamphetamine and a “date rape drug.”

The Lancaster County Drug Task Force, following a surveillance operation, raided a home in the 2100 block of Fruitville Pike on July 19.

The Task Force charged 35-year-old Gardie Wright with felony drug-dealing and related misdemeanors. He is at Lancaster County Prison on $150,000 bail.

Detectives found at the home 125 grams (about 4½ ounces) of methamphetamine, valued at an estimated $7,500.

Detectives also found 13 ounces of Gamma Hydroxybutyric Acid (GHB), known to law-enforcement as a “date-rape drug” with sedative effects.

It is believed to be the Drug Task Force’s largest seizure of such a substance in recent history.

‘This bust did not involve an ordinary dealer,” Lancaster County District Attorney Craig Stedman said Wednesday. “Specifically regarding the GHB, we quantify that seizure not merely in weight, but in the number of potential sexual assaults avoided.

“This is a despicable Schedule One substance with no purpose but to incapacitate a potential victim.”

The Drug Enforcement Administration denotes GHB is abused for its euphoric and sedative effects, often mixed with other liquids.

“The user is not usually aware of the dose they are drinking,” the DEA states in an advisory on the substance.

At Wright’s home, detectives found 13 ounces distributed in several vials. Numerous empty vials, assumed for distribution purposes, were also found.

As little as a gram can have impact, according to the DEA, meaning Wright possessed hundreds of potential doses.

Detectives also found $758 cash.

Drug Task Force K-9 Bear was at the scene and assisted in the search operation.

Detectives also charged 22-year-old Eric A. Simons with misdemeanor possession and resisting arrest. He was at the Fruitville Pike home during the raid. He is at Lancaster County Prison on $20,000 bail.

Wright and Simons are presumed innocent.

Manheim Township police and Lancaster city police’s Selective Enforcement Unit assisted in the case.

 

LANCASTER COUNTY STUDENTS TO SHARE THEIR STORIES AT AUG. 14 PUBLIC EVENT

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Several local students will share their stories of growing up in Lancaster County at a free public event Aug. 14 at Triode Media Group in Lancaster city.

The eight students were at Triode on July 18 for a full day of training on multimedia storytelling techniques.

The students listened to workshops from Triode staff and Sarah Fritz, community outreach coordinator for the Lancaster County District Attorney’s Office.

The students then recorded interviews to be included in their videos, which will be shown at the Aug. 14 event. At the event, the students will also engage in a question-and-answer forum with the audience.

The Youth Leadership Training and event is a project of the Lancaster County Crime Prevention Task Force, a partnership of area offices and agencies.

The public event, to be held Aug. 14 at 6:30 p.m. at 631 South Water Street, is open for registration: REGISTER HERE

A huge thanks to Triode Media Group for hosting the training and public event, and sharing their invaluable expertise with the students.

Bank Robbery in East Hempfield Township

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East Hempfield Township Police report that on 7/28/18 at 1029 hours a male entered the Citizens Bank, 600 Centerville Road, and demanded money from an employee at the counter. The suspect, is identified as a middle age black male, approximately 5’10” medium build.  No weapon was displayed. The male wore a red Bandana covering his face, dark blue winter cap, sunglasses, dark blue/black sweatpants and long sleeve shirt and white gloves. He took an undisclosed amount of money and left the bank. No one was injured during the incident.

Anyone with information is asked to call  Detective Ryan Kelly 717-898-3103.

State Museum of Pennsylvania Announces August Highlights

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Harrisburg, PA – The State Museum of Pennsylvania today announced its program schedule for August 2018:

StoryTime: Art by Patrick McDonnell, Friday, August 3, 10:00 AM
The children’s book Art, by Patrick McDonnell, will be read in the Art of the State gallery for StoryTime, our popular reading series for children aged 3 to 5. Each reading is held in one of our galleries and is followed by a related play activity or exploration of related hands-on artifacts. StoryTime is included with general admission.
 
Artist Conversations, Sunday, August 5, 2:00 PM
Fine Arts Curator Amy Hammond and artist Jo Margolis will lead a casual tour of Art of the State, sharing their insights on the show. Margolis’ work on paper Things Embedded is part of the exhibit. Art of the State is recognized as the official statewide juried competition for Pennsylvania artists. Jurors selected artwork from five categories: Craft, Painting, Photography, Sculpture and Work on Paper. The exhibit includes 103 works by 99 artists from 27 counties and runs through September 9. This program is included with general admission.
 
Pay as You Wish Summer Fridays
This summer, The State Museum is inviting visitors to pay what they wish for general admission on all Fridays through August 24. Fees for the Planetarium and other special programs will still apply. Curiosity Connection will distribute free timed tickets for entry throughout the day.
 
Learn at Lunchtime
Learn at Lunchtime is a program featuring a variety of captivating lectures and presentations. This summer Learn at Lunchtime will be presented every Friday at 12:15 PM through August 24. Learn at Lunchtime is included with general admission.
 
Friday, August 3
Historic Pennsylvania Films with the Pennsylvania State Archives
Friday, August 10
Pennsylvania Turnpike Tunnels with Senior Curator Dr. Curt Miner
 
Friday, August 17
How the Counties Got Their Shapes with State Museum Education Department
 
Friday, August 24
Archaeology at Fort Hunter with Curator Janet Johnson
 
Nature Lab/Meet the Experts
The State Museum of Pennsylvania will offer visitors the opportunity to engage with museum curators and representatives of various Pennsylvania state agencies through its Summer 2018 Nature Lab/Meet the Experts series. This program will be presented every Wednesday and Thursday at 11:30 AM through August 16 and is included with general admission.
 
Wednesday, August 1 and 8
Pennsylvania Wildlife with Senior Curator of Zoology and Botany Dr. Walter Meshaka
 
Thursday, August 2
Librarians and the Lovely Lava with the STEM Librarians from the Pennsylvania State Library
 
Thursday, August 9
Preserving Our Past: Archaeology Lab with The State Museum’s Archaeology Section
 
Wednesday, August 15
Simple Machines with The State Museum’s Education Department
 
Thursday, August 16
History of Digging Fort Hunter with the State Museum’s Archaeology Section
 
Curiosity Kids
Curiosity Kids bridges the fun of Curiosity Connection with the wonders of The State Museum of Pennsylvania. Museum educators will guide you and your children, ages 3 to 6, on fascinating trips through history. Hands-on experiments in science and art will offer enlightening views of the world. Curiosity Kids programs are included with general admission.
 
Wednesday, August 22, 11:30 AM
Color
 
Thursday, August 23, 11:30 AM
Bubbles
 
3rd in the Burg: Great Summer Switch, Friday, August 17, 5:30–8:30 PM
At the second annual Great Summer Switch, Tina Sell, director of education at the Susquehanna Art Museum, will conduct a tour at 6 PM of Art of the State at The State Museum. Afterward, visitors can walk up the street to the Susquehanna Art Museum for a guided tour at 7:30 PM by PHMC commissioner and artist Ophelia Chambliss of Romare Bearden: Vision & Activism. The State Museum building will open at 5:30 PM and close at 7:30 PM. This event is free as part of the 3rd in the Burg.
Art of the State is recognized as the official statewide juried competition for Pennsylvania artists. Jurors selected artwork from five categories: Craft, Painting, Photography, Sculpture and Work on Paper. The exhibit includes 103 works by 99 artists from 27 counties and runs through September 9. Art of the State is presented by Jump Street and The State Museum of Pennsylvania.
 
Summer Reciprocal Membership with Susquehanna Art Museum, now through September 9
Members of the Susquehanna Art Museum and The State Museum of Pennsylvania will receive free reciprocal general admission to the two museums through September 9, 2018.
The Planetarium at The State Museum of Pennsylvania: The planetarium is offering three shows from July 1 through September 2:
Earth, Moon and Sun (Grades 1 through 5), Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday, 11:00 AM; Saturday, 11:00 AM and 1:00 PM; Sunday, 1:00 PM
Coyote has razor-sharp wit, but he’s a little confused about what he’s seeing in the sky. This production tackles many concepts associated with the Earth-Moon-Sun system, including eclipses, lunar phases, seasonal changes, and the physical nature of the Sun and the Moon.
 
Compass, Calendar and Clock (Grade 6 and up), Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday, 1:00 PM; Saturday, 12:00 Noon and 2:00 PM; Sunday, 2:00 PM
Understanding how the planet is aligned with the distant stars allows anyone to use the sky as a compass, a calendar, and a clock. This traditional show asks How can you use the Moon tell time? and How does the Sun help us find directions? See how humankind has used the sky to tell time, track yearly cycles, and find direction.
Planetarium shows are $3 per person in addition to general admission. Planetarium admission is free to members of the State Museum Affiliate and the Pennsylvania Heritage Foundation.
ABOUT THE STATE MUSEUM OF PENNSYLVANIA
The State Museum of Pennsylvania, adjacent to the State Capitol in Harrisburg, is one of 24 historic sites and museums administered by the Pennsylvania Historical & Museum Commission as part of the Pennsylvania Trails of History. The State Museum offers expansive collections interpreting Pennsylvania’s fascinating heritage. With exhibits examining the dawn of geologic time, the Native American experience, the colonial and revolutionary eras, a pivotal Civil War battleground, and the commonwealth’s vast industrial age, The State Museum demonstrates that Pennsylvania’s story is America’s story.
Museum hours are Wednesday through Saturday, 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM, and Sunday, 12:00 PM to 5:00 PM. Admission is $7 for adults (ages 12-64), $6 for senior citizens (ages 65 and up), and $5 for children (ages 1-11).
The State Museum has joined other museums across the country in Museums for All. This program enables low-income families to visit participating museums for a nominal fee of $2 per person with the presentation of an Electronic Benefits Transfer (EBT) card and identification. This offer is for general admission only and excludes special programs or events.

Pennsylvania’s Unemployment Rate Down to 4.3 Percent in June

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Commonwealth Jobs Set Record High for 15th Consecutive Month

Harrisburg, PA – Today, the Pennsylvania Department of Labor & Industry (L&I) released its employment situation report for June 2018.
Pennsylvania’s unemployment rate declined two-tenths of a percentage point from May to 4.3 percent, the lowest rate in 11 years (June 2007). The commonwealth’s rate remained above the U.S. rate, which rose by two-tenths of a percentage point to 4.0 percent. Over the year, the Pennsylvania unemployment rate declined by one-half of a percentage point.
The estimated number of Pennsylvania residents working or looking for work, known as the civilian labor force, was essentially unchanged in June at 6,363,000, as a drop in unemployment over the month was matched by a gain in employment. Over the year, the civilian labor force was down by 61,000 due to declines in both employment and unemployment.
The estimated number of jobs in Pennsylvania, referred to as total nonfarm jobs, was up 4,000 from May to a record high of 6,016,900. Highlights from this month’s jobs report include:
·      15th consecutive month jobs established a record high level
·      Jobs were up in six of the 11 industry supersectors
·      Leisure & hospitality experienced the largest supersector gain, up 3,600 in June
 
Total nonfarm jobs in Pennsylvania were up 1.3 percent from June 2017. During this timeframe, nine supersectors in the commonwealth added jobs with increases ranging from 33,600 in education & health services to 2,000 in mining & logging. Nationally, jobs were up 1.6 percent over the year.
Additional information is available on the L&I website at www.dli.pa.gov or by following us on FacebookTwitter, and YouTube.
Note: The above data are seasonally adjusted. Seasonally adjusted data provide the most valid month-to-month comparison.
 
MEDIA CONTACT: Penny Ickes, 717-787-7530 or dlipress@pa.gov
Editor’s Note: A breakdown of Pennsylvania’s employment statistics follows.
Current Labor Force Statistics
Seasonally Adjusted
(in thousands)
        Change from Change from
  June May June May 2018 June 2017
  2018 2018 2017 volume percent volume percent
PA              
Civilian Labor Force 6,363 6,364 6,424 -1 0.0% -61 -0.9%
Employment 6,088 6,080 6,115 8 0.1% -27 -0.4%
Unemployment 275 283 309 -8 -2.8% -34 -11.0%
Rate 4.3 4.5 4.8 -0.2 —- -0.5 —-
               
U.S.              
Civilian Labor Force 162,140 161,539 160,214 601 0.4% 1,926  1.2%
Employment 155,576 155,474 153,250 102 0.1% 2,326  1.5%
Unemployment 6,564 6,065 6,964 499 8.2% -400 -5.7%
Rate 4.0 3.8 4.3 0.2 —- -0.3 —-
Note: July 2018 labor force and nonfarm jobs statistics will be released August 23,2018.

 

Pennsylvania Nonagricultural Wage and Salary Employment
Seasonally Adjusted
(in thousands)
Change from Change from
June May June May 2018 June 2017
2018 2018 2017 volume percent volume percent
Total Nonfarm Jobs 6,016.9 6,012.9 5,939.4  4.0  0.1% 77.5  1.3%
 
Goods Producing Industries 850.4 849.3 837.8  1.1  0.1% 12.6  1.5%
  Mining & Logging 28.6 28.7 26.6 -0.1 -0.3%  2.0  7.5%
  Construction 253.2 255.1 249.8 -1.9 -0.7%  3.4  1.4%
  Manufacturing 568.6 565.5 561.4  3.1  0.5%  7.2  1.3%
Service Providing Industries 5,166.5 5,163.6 5,101.6  2.9  0.1% 64.9  1.3%
  Trade, Transportation & Utilities 1,131.1 1,129.6 1,125.3  1.5  0.1%  5.8  0.5%
  Information 80.1 80.4 84.0 -0.3 -0.4% -3.9 -4.6%
  Financial Activities 325.3 324.9 321.2  0.4  0.1%  4.1  1.3%
  Professional & Business Services 812.1 815.8 799.9 -3.7 -0.5% 12.2  1.5%
  Education & Health Services 1,274.5 1,273.4 1,240.9  1.1  0.1% 33.6  2.7%
  Leisure & Hospitality 576.8 573.2 565.7  3.6  0.6% 11.1  2.0%
  Other Services 265.1 264.1 261.2  1.0  0.4%  3.9  1.5%
  Government 701.5 702.2 703.4 -0.7 -0.1% -1.9 -0.3%
For a more detailed breakdown of seasonally adjusted jobs data at the sector level, please contact the
Center for Workforce Information & Analysis at 1-877-4WF-DATA, or visit www.workstats.dli.pa.gov
Note: July 2018 labor force and nonfarm jobs statistics will be released August 23,2018.

Governor Wolf Appoints Charles Ramsey Chairman of the School Safety and Security Committee July 23, 2018 EDUCATION, 

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Harrisburg, PA – Governor Tom Wolf has appointed Pennsylvania Commission on Crime and Delinquency (PCCD) Chairman Charles H. Ramsey as Chairman of the new School Safety and Security Committee. PCCD Acting Executive Director Derin Myers will perform the duties of the committee chairman if Ramsey is unavailable.

“This committee is bringing together a broad range of stakeholders to develop a holistic approach to protecting our students and teachers in communities throughout Pennsylvania,” said Governor Wolf. “By working together, we will make our school buildings more secure, improve training for school officials and law enforcement, and ensure that students get the emotional and behavior supports they need.”

In June, Governor Wolf signed Act 44 of 2018 into law, creating a Safe Schools and Security Committee within PCCD. The committee will administer the new $60 million School Safety Fund, created in the 2018-19 state budget.

The committee will award the funding to school districts and other school entities in the form of grants to cover numerous expenses and programs to keep students and teachers safe, including physical building upgrades, security equipment, teacher training, alternative education programs, community violence prevention programs, and special and individualized mentoring programs.

The 17-member committee will also establish best practices when conducting school safety and security assessments for school buildings, trainings and student behavioral health support, as well as issue a survey to school entities to measure school safety and security preparedness.

CHESTER COUNTY ACTIVE INCIDENTS

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Fire Incidents

Incident No. Incident Type Incident Location Municipality Dispatch Time Station
F18030640 POLES,WIRES,TRANSFORMER CHARLES ST & W NINTH AVE Valley Township 07-22-2018 20:51:41 44
F18030639 RELOCATE FIRE/EMS UNITS FIREHOUSE WAY & GAP NEWPORT PIKE Avondale Borough 07-22-2018 20:49:54 23
F18030638 POLES,WIRES,TRANSFORMER MCKEAN DR & CHESTERVILLE RD Franklin Township 07-22-2018 20:50:13 22
F18030637 POLES,WIRES,TRANSFORMER STREET RD & DALEVILLE RD Londonderry Township 07-22-2018 20:49:42 27
F18030636 ELECTRICAL INSIDE HEMLOCK DR & JENNERSVILLE RD Londonderry Township 07-22-2018 20:47:11 27
F18030635 POLES,WIRES,TRANSFORMER BARREN RD & CHROME RD Elk Township 07-22-2018 20:44:51 21
F18030634 RELOCATE FIRE/EMS UNITS WALLACE AVE & E PENNSYLVANIA AVE Downingtown Borough 07-22-2018 20:42:43 46
F18030631 RELOCATE FIRE/EMS UNITS BALTIMORE PIKE & GREENWOOD RD Kennett Township 07-22-2018 20:36:58 25
F18030630 RELOCATE FIRE/EMS UNITS LIMESTONE RD & CHURCH ST West Fallowfield Township 07-22-2018 20:35:13 27
F18030629 BRUSH WAGNER LN & LYONS LN East Fallowfield Township 07-22-2018 20:30:02 44
F18030625 FIRE ALARM WALKER RD & GENERAL MCINTOSH RD Tredyffrin Township 07-22-2018 20:16:28 02
F18030624 WATER RESCUE NEWARK RD & MYSTERY ROSE LN Upper Oxford Township 07-22-2018 20:13:54 21
F18030618 ACCIDENT – BLS REIFF LN & WADE DR UNKNOWN 07-22-2018 19:57:58 62
F18030616 NOTIFY FIRE CHIEF OLD STOTTSVILLE RD & E FRIENDSHIP CHURCH RD Highland Township 07-22-2018 19:51:09 27
F18030614 WATER RESCUE THOURON RD & N CHATHAM RD West Marlborough Township 07-22-2018 19:44:20 36
F18030609 FIRE POLICE REQUEST NB RT 1 TO RT 796 & NB RT 1 BYP Penn Township 07-22-2018 19:08:34 22