Municipalities’ pension plans pass review
Pension plans in Cresson Borough and Cresson Township met all of the audit requirements, according to a report by state Auditor General Eugene DePasquale.
The report reviewed municipal pension plans for police and non-uniformed personnel in the borough and township.
The audits examined whether state aide and contributions from employers or employees, if required, were properly determined and deposited; whether benefit payments were made to the proper recipients; whether obligations for plan benefits were determined within plan provisions and based on participant data; and whether actuarial valuation reports were sent to the Public Employee Retirement Commission, are accurate and comply with state law.
Route 422 crash under investigation
State police in Ebensburg reported a vehicle accident with injuries Saturday evening on Route 422 in Blacklick Township.
Cambria County EMS said the crash occurred around 5:41 p.m.
Three ambulance units transported occupants to the hospital.
The extent of the injuries of those involved is unknown.
Volunteers needed for pillowcase project
Volunteers are being sought to make pillowcases for children undergoing treatment for cancer and other serious diseases. The sewing event will be held from 9:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Tuesday at Friedens Lutheran Church.
They will be working on behalf of Conkerr Cancer, an organization that supplies pillowcases to children throughout the United States. Volunteers are asked to bring a sewing machine and accessories, and lunch. Fabric will be provided.
Anyone wishing to donate fabric or money to buy it may bring it to the church Tuesday or call Doris Caldwell at 442-7347.
Candidates to speak at tea party meeting
Candidates from two state House districts have been invited to speak at the regular meeting of the Johnstown Tea Party at 7 p.m. Monday in the Masonic Temple, 130 Valley Pike.
In the 71st district, Mark Amsdell and Jim Rigby are running for the Republican nomination in the May 20 primary. The winner will face Rep. Bryan Barbin, D-Johnstown, in the fall.
In the 72nd district, Randy J. Wilson and Philip Rice are seeking the Republican nomination, and Rep. Frank Burns, D-East Taylor, faces Democrat Martin Westrick in the primary.
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