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January 14, 2014

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Cresson man’s death under investigation

Greene County’s top prosecutor said the death of a Cresson man who was an inmate at a state prison is being investigated as a “potential homicide.”

District Attorney Marjorie Fox told the (Washington) Observer-Reporter that 22-year-old Ronald Yarbough’s death is “still being investigated.”

Yarbough was found unresponsive in his cell about 6 p.m. Friday. He was pronounced dead a short time later. Results of an autopsy performed Saturday have not been publicized.

Yarbough was serving one to four years for aggravated bodily injury to a law enforcement officer, stemming from an incident in Cambria County in 2010.

He was serving the sentence at the State Correctional Institution-Greene.

Free flu shots available today

Alternative Community Resource Program, in conjunction with Conemaugh Memorial Medical Center and Greater Johnstown School District, will offer free flu shots for the uninsured and underinsured from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. today at the school auditorium.

The number to call for registration is 525-5900.

Galleria Drive traffic lights to be replaced

A PennDOT paving project planned for this summer also will replace traffic lights and make a few changes to Galleria Drive, Richland Township officials said.

Four Galleria Drive intersections – at Solomon Run Road, Mount Airy Drive and Route 219’s north and southbound interchanges – will see traffic signals replaced with modern lights, township public works director Rian Barker said.

One traffic light also be replaced with a stop sign at a right hand lane of Galleria Drive that motorists use to approach Airport Road, he said.

Richland OKs putting fire truck up for sale

Richland Township supervisors approved plans Monday to seek bids on a 1997 ladder truck that the fire department will replace with a new one this spring.

The supervisors said they likely will advertise for bids in the coming week for the 75-foot Spartan ladder truck. The vote was necessary because Richland’s volunteer fire department gets some of its equipment purchase funding through a dedicated mill of tax collected by the township.

During the summer, the township accepted a $653,700 offer from E-One on a rear-ladder equipped aerial truck. The truck is expected to be ready for the department’s fleet by spring, Supervisor Bob Heffelfinger said.

Blair plant adds jobs making natural bacon

TYRONE – More central Pennsylvanians are bringing home the bacon thanks to a plant that is increasing its production of the all-natural version of the pork product.

Officials and Kunzler and Co. in Tyrone said the plant added 13 employees last week and has plans for adding eight to 10 more later this year. The plant now employs 175 people. Plant manager Dave Grazier told the Altoona Mirror that the company now produces about 120,000 pounds of natural bacon each week, on top of 250,000 pounds of its regularly processed bacon.


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