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May 19, 2013

IN BRIEF | Solomon stabbing under investigation

— A stabbing occurred at the Solomon Homes housing project in Johnstown on Saturday.

The incident was reported shortly before 11:30 a.m., according to a Cambria County emergency center supervisor.

A victim was taken to a hospital for treatment.

The Johnstown Police Department is looking for a person of interest.

Cancer Survivors Day registrations due

National Cancer Survivors Day will be celebrated locally from noon to 3 p.m. June 2 at the Masonic Temple, 130 Valley Pike, Johnstown.

The day is set aside to honor everyone who is living with a history of cancer and to recognize the loved ones and health care providers who have supported these people along the way.

The last day to register is Friday.

For more information, call 534-9998.

Training scheduled for veteran mentors

ALTOONA – A training session for veteran peer mentors in Cambria County Veterans Court will be held from

9:30 a.m. to noon Wednesday in the PM&R Wing at James E. Van Zandt Medical Center, 2907 Pleasant Valley Blvd.

Veterans court is a joint effort between the medical center, veterans organizations and the Cambria County court system, specifically for veterans.

Peer mentors in veterans courts are specially trained individuals who are assigned to work with a veteran receiving services from a veterans court.

They work closely with veterans to offer assistance, assess their needs and help them problem solve.

For more information, call 255-7209.

Blood service to honor school, businesses

Local sponsors and volunteers will be honored Thursday at the American Red Cross Blood Service’s annual meeting at Lakeview Golf Resort and Spa near Morgantown, W.Va.

From Johnstown, Giant Eagle Store No. 16, Red Lobster and Memorial Medical Center are to be honored.

Windber Area High School is to be honored as well.

Hula hoop champs earn fitness grants

INDIANA – After setting national records in a Hula Hooping Marathon, Blairsville Elementary, Homer-Center Elementary and East Pike Elementary schools have received a grant from Indiana Regional Medical Center to establish the innovative Fitness in Education Programming of Project Fit America, a national public charity dedicated to getting kids fit.

The grant provides the schools with permanent state-of-the-art outdoor fitness equipment, indoor fitness equipment including the three-pound weighted sports hoops, on-site teacher training and a curriculum of innovative games, challenges and activities using the equipment donated.

The East Pike school is in Indiana.

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What is the biggest key to reducing gun violence in Johnstown?

Tackling the area's drug problem.
Controlling folks moving into city housing.
Monitoring folks in treatment centers and halfway houses.
Tougher sentencing by the court system.
More police on the streets.

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