The Tribune Democrat, Johnstown, PA

Latest News

January 10, 2013

Batch will speak at Boy Scouts dinner

JOHNSTOWN — Pittsburgh Steelers veteran backup quarterback Charlie Batch will bring his support to local Boy Scouts as the keynote speaker for the 43rd annual Harry E. Mangle Memorial Dinner on Feb. 28 at the Pasquerilla Conference Center, 201 Napoleon St., Johnstown.

Scott Becker, president and CEO of Conemaugh Health System, will be honored with the Distinguished Citizen Award at the dinner, which culminates the Greater Johnstown Partners for Scouting Committee’s annual fundraising campaign.

The committee launched the annual campaign this week to support Laurel Highlands Council, Boy Scouts of America.

Dr. David Carlson, Conemaugh’s chief medical officer and an Eagle Scout, is campaign chairman.

“We are excited about the campaign and the enthusiastic support we are receiving from the community,” Carlson said.

“As CEO of the Conemaugh Health System, Scott Becker shows a relentless passion for the community and a clear commitment to promoting physical and economic wellness for the area. His dedication to our region is something to celebrate.”

The campaign team has set a goal of raising $115,000 to support the growing scouting organization in the Greater Johnstown and Cambria County areas.  

A native of Johnstown, Becker was named Conemaugh CEO in March 2005. Before returning to his hometown, Becker was vice president with Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield in Pittsburgh and previously held leadership roles with UPMC Health System, Butler Regional Health System and Monongahela Valley Hospital.

His community involvement has included Junior Achievement, United Way of the Laurel Highlands, Pennsylvania Special Olympics and Johnstown Area Regional Industries. He is a board member of Hospital and Healthsystem Association of Pennsylvania and serves on several of the association’s committees and other statewide health care organizations.

Batch has played 12 seasons in the National Football League after being drafted in 1998 by  the Detroit Lions. He joined the Steelers in 2003.

In 2000, he established Best of the Batch Foundation primarily to serve underprivileged youth in the Pittsburgh area.

The Boy Scouts’ local campaign team includes Rick Bausher, Richard Bosserman, Barney Custer, Terry Deitz, Dave Fyock, Robin Quillon and Greg Young IV.

Money raised through the Harry E. Mangle Dinner helps develop tomorrow’s citizens, said Michele Brenneman, council development director.

“The programs of the Boy Scouts of America strengthen family relationships, provide youth with caring adult mentors, instill a sense of civic pride and compassion through service to others and build self-confidence through recognition,” Brenneman said.

Information and reservations for the dinner are available at 471-1090.

Click here to subscribe to The Tribune-Democrat print edition.

Click here to subscribe to The Tribune-Democrat e-edition.

1
Text Only | Photo Reprints
Latest News
  • LCB Wine1a Does state know when to say when?

    Booze sales on Sunday have proven so popular the Pennsylvania Liquor Control Board is breaking a state law limiting how many stores the system can operate on the first day of the week.

    April 25, 2014 1 Photo

  • mccord Gubernatorial hopeful wins mayor’s support

    Gubernatorial candidate Rob McCord has received an endorsement from Johnstown’s highest-ranking elected official.

    April 25, 2014 1 Photo

  • reading night ‘Story Laboratory’ stirs kids’ interest in reading, science

    Mad scientists and Dr. Seuss characters were the stars Thursday as Conemaugh Township Area children helped concoct mysterious potions that bend the laws of physics and learned how french fries can drive you to work.

    April 25, 2014 1 Photo

  • Republicans tout ‘right’ credentials

    All three Republican Party candidates in Pennsylvania’s 9th Congressional District race attempted to distinguish themselves as the person conservative enough to represent the state’s most conservative district in the U.S. House of Representatives on Thursday night.

    April 24, 2014

  • elder abuse 1 Calling attention to elder abuse

    As far as states with the oldest populations go, Pennsylvania hovers near the top, depending on which statistical report you read. Along with an ever-growing elderly demographic comes more instances of seniors being abused or cheated out of money.

    April 24, 2014 1 Photo

  • Cambria adds security to thwart copper thefts

    Would-be copper thieves, be warned: Anyone trying to steal copper wiring from any of the 17 towers that make up Cambria County’s 911 communications system will be caught on camera.

    April 24, 2014

  • Commissioners praise response to bomb threat

    Two days after a bomb threat closed the Cambria County Courthouse for half a day, officials handed out accolades to those who pulled off an efficient search and quick apprehension of the alleged perpetrator.

    April 24, 2014

  • Black fly program to target river corridor

    The Cambria County commissioners Thursday entered into an agreement with the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection that opens the door for the state to provide black fly suppression spraying.

    April 24, 2014

  • Inmate faces sex charges

    An Altoona man was charged with rape after authorities accused him of sexually assaulting another man while both were inmates at the Cambria County Prison.

    April 24, 2014

  • Garage collapses hours after vehicle rammed structure

    No one was hurt when a garage collapsed Thursday afternoon in the Oakland section of Stonycreek Township, Cambria County.

    April 24, 2014

Poll

Would you like to see the Johnstown Community Corrections Center remain open after its lease runs out on Oct. 11, 2015?

Yes
No
I'm not sure
     View Results
Order Photos


Photo Slideshow

House Ads