'Jazz Diminick Day' proclaimed

MOUNT CARMEL - Mount Carmel Mayor Phil "Bing" CImino has proclaimed Tuesday "Joe 'Jazz' Diminick Day" in the borough in honor of the late former Mount Carmel Area football coach's commitment to the Mount Carmel area as an educator and coach.

"He taught the youth of the area commitment, honor and respect for themselves and others," Cimino said.

Diminick died Wednesday.

I-80 paving to begin Sunday

MONTOURSVILLE - Work begins tonight on a $2.6 million resurfacing project on I-80 westbound in Columbia County. The work includes milling and paving five miles of both lanes from Fishing Creek Bridge to the Montour County line.

Prime contractor Glenn O. Hawbaker Inc., will begin work at Fishing Creek Bridge (about a half-mile east of the Buckhorn interchange) and work toward the Montour County line, using two 12-hour shifts. Work will be from 10 p.m. today until noon on Friday. Two lanes will be open to traffic from Friday until Sunday night during the project. Traffic will be reduced to one lane while the work is performed. The off ramp at the Buckhorn interchange (Exit 232) will remain open. Motorists are advised to proceed with care through the work zone, be aware of changing traffic patterns and, most importantly, watch out for workers.

The contractor is on an aggressive schedule to limit the duration of the project and its impact on the traveling public. Weather permitting, the paving is expected to be completed in three weeks. The entire project is expected to be completed in mid- to late-August.