JOHNSTOWN — Atlantic Broadband crews on Wednesday repair cables damaged the previous evening when a car went out of control on Elton Road, sheared off a utility pole and struck a parked pickup truck near Hoover Street in Richland Township. Wires also fell to the ground about a block away at another pole along Elton. The crash was reported at 7:51 p.m. Tuesday, and a section of Elton Road remained closed until early Wednesday. The driver was taken to Memorial Medical Center in Johnstown, where he was treated and then released, police said. His name is being withheld until the investigation is completed.
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Greater Johnstown High School student Jeremy Updyke proudly wore a U.S. Navy uniform Thursday night.
Child abuse reforms taking center stage
Cumbersome legal definitions of child abuse can stymie doctors, nurses and caseworkers who might believe a child is in danger, according to advocates lobbying for changes to the state’s child welfare system.
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River in running for state title
The Kiski-Conemaugh River, like the Stonycreek, is touted as an environmental success story – a waterway on the rebound from decades of coal and steel industry ills.
The rivers’ supporters hope they’ll soon share another trait: Pennsylvania River of the Year.
Que release valve ready for long-awaited repairs
The Quemahoning Reservoir’s damaged whitewater release valve likely will be on its way to Illinois next week for repairs.
City man’s film to be streamed
Johnstown resident Chad King, a student at Chapman University’s Dodge College of Film and Media Arts in Orange, Calif., will have his documentary screened at 10 tonight in the Folino Theater on the Dodge campus.
Windber’s festival of trees will brighten homestead
A Festival of the Trees will be held from 1 to 6 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays through Dec. 29 at Windber Area Museum, 601 15th St.
Fund distributes first gifts
The Wendy Hollern Spencer Fund, a donor-advised fund with the Community Foundation for the Alleghenies, recently made its first gifts since being established in 2012.
Brethren hold district meeting
The Western Pennsylvania District Church of the Brethren held its 147th annual District Conference this fall at Camp Harmony in Hooversville.
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