— “This ornament has been in our family for more than 70 years,” wrote Mary Jarvis of Northern Cambria. “It was purchased at a store in Clymer for 25 cents in 1930, the year my parents were married. For 60 years, it hung on our family Christmas tree until Sylvia and Allen Flory decided to give it to me, their youngest daughter. The story behind this ornament, as told to me by my parents, is that when I was 13 months old, I carried it up a flight of steps with the hook in my mouth. When I got to the top step, I turned and slid down the steps on my butt and I didn’t break it. I’m now 70 years old and this ornament is special to me. I hope our children will share it on their Christmas tree in years to come. Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to everyone.”
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‘Story Laboratory’ stirs kids’ interest in reading, science
Mad scientists and Dr. Seuss characters were the stars Thursday as Conemaugh Township Area children helped concoct mysterious potions that bend the laws of physics and learned how french fries can drive you to work.
Does state know when to say when?
Booze sales on Sunday have proven so popular the Pennsylvania Liquor Control Board is breaking a state law limiting how many stores the system can operate on the first day of the week.
Republicans tout ‘right’ credentials
All three Republican Party candidates in Pennsylvania’s 9th Congressional District race attempted to distinguish themselves as the person conservative enough to represent the state’s most conservative district in the U.S. House of Representatives on Thursday night.
Calling attention to elder abuse
As far as states with the oldest populations go, Pennsylvania hovers near the top, depending on which statistical report you read. Along with an ever-growing elderly demographic comes more instances of seniors being abused or cheated out of money.
Cambria adds security to thwart copper thefts
Would-be copper thieves, be warned: Anyone trying to steal copper wiring from any of the 17 towers that make up Cambria County’s 911 communications system will be caught on camera.
Commissioners praise response to bomb threat
Two days after a bomb threat closed the Cambria County Courthouse for half a day, officials handed out accolades to those who pulled off an efficient search and quick apprehension of the alleged perpetrator.
Black fly program to target river corridor
The Cambria County commissioners Thursday entered into an agreement with the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection that opens the door for the state to provide black fly suppression spraying.
Inmate faces sex charges
An Altoona man was charged with rape after authorities accused him of sexually assaulting another man while both were inmates at the Cambria County Prison.
Garage collapses hours after vehicle rammed structure
No one was hurt when a garage collapsed Thursday afternoon in the Oakland section of Stonycreek Township, Cambria County.
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