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July 18, 2013

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Crash claims life of Carrolltown driver

A Carrolltown man died Wednesday in a one-vehicle crash in East Carroll Township.

Richard Paul Duron, 35, was driving a Dodge Ram pickup truck east on Dutch Road when he lost control rounding a curve and the vehicle struck a tree about 12:30 a.m., Cambria County Coroner Dennis Kwiatkowski said.

Duron had multiple blunt force trauma and was pronounced dead at the scene at 1:34 a.m., the coroner said.

Speed was a factor in the crash, Kwiatkowski said. Alcohol was not involved, he said.

Irate customer dumps cheese, police say

A man who was upset that a bag of cheese he had purchased was moldy dumped the product all over the Nanty Glo Dollar General store’s cash register on Wednesday, state police from Ebensburg said.

John Rummell, 42, of Nanty Glo had returned to the store after buying the cheese, troopers said.

Rummel was cited for disorderly conduct, police said.

Surveillance device stolen from home

State police are investigating the theft of video surveillance equipment that was stolen from the home of an Indiana County man who had installed it after a previous burglary.

Police said this week that the equipment was stolen from a home on Nowrytown Road near Saltsburg on July 1.

Ribbon-cutting set for treatment plant

Glendale Valley Municipal Authority will hold a ribbon-cutting ceremony at 10:30 a.m. today at the Glendale Valley Wastewater Treatment Facility, 2075 Beaver Valley Road, Flinton.

The water-sewer project serving Reade and White townships is now complete.

The $22.4 million project includes a wastewater treatment facility, five pumping facilities and nearly 37 miles of wastewater mains to serve 860 existing dwellings and the Glendale Yearound development as well as water line extensions to the Beaver Valley and Flinton areas of White Township.

Brant wins drawing for Summit nominee

A pingpong ball decided Summit Township’s Republi­-can nomination for supervisor this week.

Township resident Greg Brant picked the winning ball at an election hearing, meaning he’ll face Walt Lenhart, the incumbent and Democratic nominee, this fall for the seat, Cambria County Election Director Tina Pritts said.

Brant and fellow challenger Jeffory McKenzie tied this spring at 51 votes each, forcing the drawing to determine the winner.

After the ballots were counted in May, McKenzie said that he missed the chance to be his own deciding vote because he ended up working late to fix a water line break in the Meyersdale area.

McCort students plan blood drive, concert

The Bishop McCort Chapter of the National Honor Society will host a blood drive to benefit the American Red Cross from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. today at the Holiday Inn, 250 Market St., Johnstown.

 The McCort Rocks concert featuring local Bishop McCort students will be held at 7 p.m. Saturday at The Grove in Westmont. Proceeds will benefit the school’s marching band. The donation request of $20 for adults and $12 for students will include the show and refreshments.



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