MIDDLEBURG — A Mount Pleasant Mills man is facing felony drug charges for possession of heroin with the intent to deliver.
A confidential informant working with the local drug task force and state Attorney General's Office contacted Scotty Lee Chubb, 45, by phone on June 19 and arranged to purchase seven bags of heroin for $100, according to court documents.
Investigators said they met at a Perry Township store in Snyder County and Chubb gave the drugs to the informant in exchange for money.
A second purchase for the same amount of heroin from Chubb was made by the informant on June 28, court records said.
Chubb was jailed in Mifflin County prison in lieu of $75,000 on four counts of felony possession with the intent to deliver and two counts of felony criminal use of a communication facility. A bail modification hearing is set for Dec. 17 in Snyder County Court.
— MARCIA MOORE
Library to host annual toy auction
ALLENWOOD — Montgomery House, the Warrior Run Area Library, is holding its annual toy auction fundraiser today at the Allenwood Social Hall.
Doors open at 8 a.m., at which time you can purchase a book for 25 cents. Chinese style auction tickets go for $5. Over 300 toys and baskets up for grabs and larger, big-ticket items are available via conventional raffles, $1 per ticket.
This year's big-ticket items include an iPad Mini2, Sharper Image drone (with video capacity), American Girl Doll Tenney, Star Wars pinball machine, a Remote Control Monster Truck, and a pair of gift cards from Walmart and Weis Markets.
You can buy tickets from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Drawings begin at 1 p.m. You don't need to be present to win; unclaimed items will be returned to the library for pick up next week. Winners will be notified by phone.
— RICK DANDES
Schools team up for admission agreement
COAL TOWNSHIP — Our Lady of Lourdes and Immaculata College have entered into an agreement guaranteeing admission to Immaculata for qualifying students graduating from Our Lady of Lourdes. In addition, Immaculata will provide, at minimum, a $9,000 academic merit scholarship for qualifying students. The guaranteed admission program and the merit scholarship are effective for students entering in fall 2019 and spring of 2020.
Students must be admitted as full-time, first-time students with a GPA of at least 2.5, combined SAT score of 990, and satisfy other application requirements. The merit scholarship is renewable for three additional consecutive years of full-time status provided a benchmark GPA is maintained. The suburban campus is located in Chester County, Pa, 30 miles west of Philadelphia.
Pa. unemployment holding steady since September
HARRISBURG — Pennsylvania’s unemployment rate of 4.1 percent was unchanged from September and remained the lowest rate since July 2000. The Pennsylvania unemployment rate declined by seven-tenths of a percentage point over the past year, according to the Pennsylvania Department of Labor & Industry's released employment situation report issued Friday.
The estimated number of Pennsylvania residents working or looking for work was up 23,000 over the month. The number of employed Pennsylvanians rose by 21,000 to a record high of 6,155,000. The number of unemployed residents was up 3,000 from September, but down 44,000 from last October.
The estimated number of jobs in Pennsylvania, referred to as total nonfarm jobs, also reached an all-time high of 6,063,400 in October, up 18,500.
— THE DAILY ITEM
'Log Cabin Christmas' set for Nov. 30
MIDDLEBURG — The Middleburg Revitalization Committee will kick off the holiday season Nov. 30 with “A Log Cabin Christmas” event on East Market Street.
More than 40 food and craft vendors will line the street from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m, horse-pulled wagon rides will be offered and 30-minute musical performances will be held throughout the evening at the Snyder County Historical Society.
Performers will include the Midd-West High School Brass Ensemble; Esther Klinger playing the pump organ with soloist Gianna Maria Garcia; a string ensemble with instructor Pricilla Conrad and strolling accordion duo, The DeLuccas, from Bloomsburg.
A tree lighting ceremony will be at 7 p.m.
— MARCIA MOORE
Library schedule shifts due to weather
SUNBURY — The Degenstein Community Library changed its schedule due to the weather, according to library director Melissa Rowse.
Friends of the Yard Sale will be open all day Saturday until 3 p.m. Cookie Walk is rescheduled for Monday, Nov. 19. Opening at 1 p.m. until supplies last, Rowse said.
Rowse said check the library's Facebook page for up to date information.
— JUSTIN STRAWSER