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.
Municipalities’ pension plans pass review
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Guilty plea in hammer death
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Accused Hornerstown shooter will stand trial
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Board names Zahorchak’s successor
The Greater Johnstown school board at a special meeting Thursday named a superintendent to replace the retiring superintendent, rehired its last business manager and approved other administrative appointments.
Pasquerilla recognized as arts patron
First lady Susan Corbett announced Thursday from the Jimmy Stewart Museum in Indiana, Pa., that Mark Pasquerilla of Johnstown has earned the Patron Award from the 2014 Governor’s Awards for the Arts.
Ebensburg gets ready to party
Party down with a shutdown.
Downtown Shutdown, a street party featuring music and food, will be held from 7 to 11 p.m. Friday in downtown Ebensburg.
Local Rotary Club earns recognition
The Rotary Club of Johnstown was named Outstanding Large Club of the Year in District 7330, which serves 42 Rotary Clubs in seven counties in southwest Pennsylvania, at the Rotary District 7330 and District 7300 Joint Conference that was held June 26 through 29 at Seven Springs Mountain Resort.
‘I’m helping other people’: Forest Hills freshman donates regularly to Locks of Love
Summerhill resident Kara Baumgardner has cut her hair a total of four times in the past five years.
Each time, she has chopped off 10 to 12 inches for donation to Locks of Love, a nonprofit organization that makes wigs for those 21 and younger who have lost their hair due to medical conditions.
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