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March 8, 2014

In brief: 2 people killed in Somerset Co. crash

ROCKWOOD — Roger Dale Hay, 61, and an unidentifed 25-year-old individual were pronounced dead at the scene by Somerset

County Coroner Wallace Miller.

Hay was driving a red GMC Sierra in the southbound lane of Copper Kettle Highway when a purple Subaru Outback, operated by Amy Michelle Oblack, 25, left the westbound lane of Cross Road and entered his lane of travel, according to a report from state police Trooper Patrick B. Hauser.

The unidentifed individual was riding with Oblack, who suffered major injuries.

Hay’s passenger, Glennes Ann Miller, 61, also suffered major injuries.

Touching incident at Wal-Mart alleged

SOMERSET – State police are investigating an incident of inappropriate touching that occurred Friday night at the Wal-Mart on North Center Avenue in  Somerset Township.

A juvenile said an unknown white male, described as being in his 40s, approximately 6 feet tall with a chubby build, touched him multiple times in or near the electronics section of the store.

The suspect possibly has a speech impediment and a possible abnormality or disability to his right hand.

Tax/rent rebate applications available

Applications are now available for the state’s Property Tax/Rent Rebate Program.

Individuals can receive a maximum standard rebate of $650. Qualifying homeowners can get a supplemental rebate up to $975.

The program, funded by the state Lottery and bolstered by casino revenue, benefits eligible Pennsylvanians age 65 and older, widows and widowers age 50 and older, and individuals with disabilities age 18 and older.

The income limit is $35,000 a year for homeowners and $15,000 annually for renters, with half of Social Security income excluded.

Applications can be obtained by visiting www.revenue.state. pa.us or calling 888-222-9190.

They are also available from state representatives and senators.

Rothfus schedules Somerset hours

SOMERSET – U.S. Rep. Keith Rothfus, R-Sewickley, has scheduled mobile office hours for Somerset County on Thursday and March 27.

Both are set to take place from 9 a.m. until noon in the Somerset County Office Building’s fifth floor conference room, located at 300 N. Center Ave., Suite 540, in Somerset.

Members of Rothfus’ staff will be on hand to assist constituents with issues dealing with the federal government.

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