Many in dark for charity walk date

Ryan Brown, Managing Editor

Confusion surrounding an upcoming Pitt-Johnstown Light the Night walk’s date could risk unnecessary campus road closures.

The walk, scheduled for Oct. 1, was erroneously reported to Richland Township supervisors and some campus officials as taking place this Saturday.

In a letter to the supervisors’ board, Light the Night coordinator Erika Moul requested campus road closures for this Saturday. On Sept. 12, township supervisors approved the recommended evening closures for parts of Highfield Avenue and Schoolhouse Road.

If the closures go ahead as scheduled, they would coincide with Homecoming weekend celebrations.

“I’ll have to double-check and make sure it’s all clear,” Moul said Friday. “I’m not sure if that letter was remiss.”

Richland Township supervisors could not immediately be reached to comment on the ill-planned road closures.

Setup for the walk is planned to begin at 5 p.m., Oct. 1, with the walk setting off at 7 p.m.