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October 1, 2013

Local News in Brief | Police probe robbery of pizza delivery driver

— Johnstown police are asking for the public’s help in finding two men who they say robbed a pizza delivery driver in the Moxham neighborhood Sunday.

City police Capt. Andrew Frear said the man believed he was delivering a pizza to a residence in the 800 block of Linden Avenue around 9:30 p.m. when two men approached.

They threatened him with a knife and robbed him, Frear said.

The suspects are described as a white male and a black male, both in their early 20s and about 5 feet 6 inches tall with medium builds.

Anyone with information on the robbery is asked to contact police at 1-800-281-1680.

The pizza delivery man suffered a minor injury.

Shots fired at Richland business

Richland Township police are investigating shots fired at an Elton Road gas station.

Richland police Chief Michael Burgan said six rounds were fired at the Honey Bear Sunoco station at about 2:15 a.m. Saturday.

He said multiple windows and a gas pump were struck, likely from the the roadway in front of the store, and that police found six 9 mm shell casings inside the store.

The store was closed at the time of the incident, Burgan said.

Several shots hit the store’s front door and police are continuing to investigate, he said, saying the act is believed to be a “criminal mischief-type” matter at this point.

Richland police are looking into whether surveillance videos might provide further leads in their investigation, Burgan said.

Former area artist’s works on display

Dolores (Seminsky) Park, a former resident of Southmont, is being featured in a solo exhibit “On Eagle’s Wings” at the Castleton State College Gallery in Castleton, Vt.

Her work features her response to a visit to Dachau, a Nazi concentration camp in Germany.

There also are pieces that depict the landscapes of Vermont.

The exhibit will run through Monday.

Park, a resident of Castleton, has written and illustrated a children’s book and her paintings have received many awards and can be found in private collections.

She attended St. John’s College in Cleveland and taught in a local elementary school.

She is a graduate of Kent State University and Castleton State College.

Park has been a member of the National Association of Women Artists since 2004.

Johnstown Tea Party will meet Monday

The Johnstown Tea Party will meet at 7 p.m. Monday at the Johnstown Masonic Temple, 130 Valley Pike.

The guest speaker will be Tom Smith of Amstrong County, who ran for U.S. Senate against incumbent Bob Casey.

Smith will speak on the topics of coal and the XL Pipeline.

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