The Tribune Democrat, Johnstown, PA

May 22, 2013

Local briefs 5/23


Southmont Jubilee will begin Saturday

Carnival rides, food and games will launch the summer festival season as the Southmont Volunteer Fire Company Jubilee gets underway.

Festivities will begin at 5 p.m. Saturday and continue through June 1 at the carnival grounds at the Southmont ballfield along State Street.

Hours are 5 to 10 p.m. Monday and June 1, and 6 to 10 p.m. Tuesday through Friday.

Pay-one-price admission will be offered each day. Individual tickets also are available.

The Jubilee Parade will step off at 7 p.m. Thursday from Diamond Boulevard.

The kitchen will be open daily at 5 p.m.

All proceeds will benefit the fire company.

Woman held for court in script forgery

A woman accused of forging prescriptions to obtain a painkilling drug will face further action in court.

Theresa N. Jennings, 34, was ordered held for court following a preliminary hearing Tuesday before District Judge Max Pavlovich of Richland Township.

Township police allege that Jennings forged prescriptions from a doctor in Philadelphia and tried to obtain oxycodone tablets from Giant Eagle Pharmacy on Scalp Avenue in June and July 2012.

Jennings, who has no local address, was charged with attempting to acquire a controlled substance by fraud, criminal attempt to possess a controlled substance and tampering with records or identification.

Jennings was returned to the Cambria County Prison after failing to post 10 percent of $45,000 bond.

Vo-tech to receive $75G in student aid

State Sen. John Wozniak,

D-Westmont, will present a $75,000 check at Greater Johnstown Career & Technology Center, 445 Schoolhouse Road in Richland Township, on Friday to highlight the Pennsylvania Targeted Industries Program, which provides financial aid to local students who are enrolled in specific programs of study.

Wozniak, a member of the Pennsylvania Higher Education Assistance Agency’s board of directors, will present the check to John Augustine, administrative director of the center, and several students.

PHEAA is a national provider of student financial aid services, serving millions of students and thousands of schools through its loan guaranty, loan servicing, financial aid processing, outreach and other student aid programs.

Humane society offers rabies clinic

The Humane Society of Cambria County will hold a rabies clinic from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at its shelter at 743 Galleria Drive Extension in Richland Township.

Veterinarian Fayez Assad of Johnstown Veterinary Associates will help at the clinic.

A rabies shot will cost $10.

Dog licenses will be available at the clinic.

Natural gas provider to meet with residents

A nonprofit company formed to provide natural gas to the Windber area years ago will meet with a group of Wesley Chapel residents who are trying to get gas service in their neighborhood.

Representatives of Keystone Cooperative Association will sit down with the group at 7 p.m. May 30 at Summit Chapel United Methodist Church, company officials said, adding that Keystone would serve as a gas provider if a deal is reached.

Keystone is a 501(c)3 managed by Utility Pipeline Ltd. that has expanded into Nanty Glo.

Peoples Natural Gas Co. representatives confirmed they won’t attend the meeting.

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