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November 10, 2012

In Brief | Funds OK’d for rail service to industrial park

— Twenty-four freight-rail projects across Pennsylvania, including one in Somerset County, will receive a nearly $18.6 million state investment, Gov. Tom Corbett’s office announced Friday.

In Somerset County,  Johnstown Industrial Development Corp. will receive $338,723 to rehabilitate a bridge and track leading into Que Industrial Park.

Prayer rally planned for Wednesday

A “Save Our Town and Our People” prayer rally is planned for Wednesday at Johnstown Grace Brethren Church on the corner of Napoleon and Dibert streets in the Kernville section of Johnstown.

The ecumenical event has been scheduled in response to recent violent crimes occurring in the area. It will last from 5:30 to 6:30. p.m.

 Contact the Rev. Sylvia King, 244-2737, or the Rev. Reginald C. Floyd, 361-2393, for more details.

Rec authority to maintain environmental site

EBENSBURG – Cambria County commissioners approved a memorandum with the Adams-Croyle Township Recreation Authority that will pay the authority $1,000 annually to continue maintaining the county-owned Environmental Education Center site.

The board, which unanimously approved the deal, said the recreation group has handled upkeep for years at the property, which is at the 1889 Park near the National Flood Memorial.

Commissioners schedule more road trips

EBENSBURG – Cambria County commissioners will take some of their meetings on the road again next year.

The board, which held select board meetings at local schools this year, said the evening meetings likely will be held at senior centers next year.

The board said a recent meeting at Greater Johnstown High School generated a good crowd and plenty of interaction with residents.

Sheetz offers free lunch for veterans

Sheetz convenience stores will offer all military veterans a free hot dog lunch on Monday.

Veterans will be served from 11 a.m. until 2 p.m. at all Sheetz locations.

Veterans will receive two free hot dogs with their choice of toppings and a 22-ounce fountain drink. Active duty or retired veterans must present a valid military identification card, be in uniform or show other proof of military service.

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