Todd M. Harris, whose bus company defrauded two Dauphin County school districts of more than $1.4 million, is headed to federal prison after being sentenced Wednesday, March 18 in Harrisburg for his role in the scheme.
Harris, 49, of Dalmatia, must serve two years in prison and an additional three years of supervised release following his incarceration, Senior U.S. District Judge Sylvia H. Rambo ordered.
OAK GROVE - The Pine Grove Township Authority (Water) is still looking for a township resident to fill a vacant seat on its board. The person does not need to be a resident of Swatara Village where all the current customers reside. Anyone interested is encouraged to obtain an application from the township's office on Oak Grove Road.
The authority is attempting to increase its customer base. Letters to three motels and two businesses located in the area of Swatara Village were to be mailed out the day following the March l8 meeting, making an offer for those establishments to connect that would save them some money.
HEGINS - A cooperative effort from the local community and Valley Lodge No. 797 Masonic Hall Association will have performers singing on a high note when they take to the Tri-Valley High School stage.
The association on March 19 donated $2,000 to the school district to update its sound system, including purchasing additional wireless microphones.
The Masons have often used the high school auditorium to host their musical guests, variety shows and fund raisers. Association members said the community's support in attending prior Masonic-sponsored events and fund drives has enabled the organization to give back.
HEGINS - The school year has been extended for Tri-Valley students. The board voted last Wednesday to extend the school year to June 9, which will be the last day for students.
Due to the closing of school on November 26, and December 11 in 2014; and January 12, 26 and 30, February 2, 9 and March 4, 5, April 2, 7 and 8, the calendar had to be adjusted. Students will still have off Friday, April 3 and Monday, April 6 for the Easter holiday. In the event of additional closures, the school year may be extended the required number of days in June.