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March 24, 2014

Local briefs 3/25/2014

Crash on Route 160 injures passenger

A 90-year-old Central City area woman received minor injuries Sunday afternoon when the northbound vehicle in which she was traveling left Route 160, went over a creek and hit an embankment in Stonycreek Township, state police in Somerset said.

Dorothy Zubek was taken to Windber Medical Center for treatment, police said.

Berlin fire and EMS personnel responded to the scene.

Mark Zubek, 62, the driver, was not injured, police said.

Both occupants were wearing seatbelts, investigators said.

Indiana man jailed in alleged murder plot

State police arrested an Indiana County man in an alleged murder-for-hire plot targeting the suspect’s estranged girlfriend.

Kevin Peterman, 26, of Indiana, was arrested Saturday, though troopers didn’t release his name until Sunday so they could first notify the alleged victim, a 29-year-old Homer City woman.

An informant told police that Peterman wanted to hire him to kill the woman. Police arranged for the informant to meet with Peterman at a home in Rayne Township. That’s where police set up surveillance and arrested Peterman about 2 p.m. Saturday.

Peterman remained in the Indiana County Jail on Monday on charges including criminal solicitation to commit criminal homicide.

Free community meal available Saturday

A free community dinner sponsored by Windber Area Community Kitchen will be held from 4 to 6 p.m. Saturday  at Windber Calvary United Methodist Church, 1800 Stockholm Ave.

The dinner will feature pork roast and sauerkraut, mashed potatoes, peas, mixed fruit, bread or rolls, desserts and coffee or punch.

The meal will be served by Windber Area High School’s chapter of Fellowship of Christian Athletes and API Technologies Corp. personnel.

Dinner, basket raffle to aid drama program

A spaghetti dinner and basket raffle will be held from 11:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday at St. Clement Church Social Hall, 110 Lindberg Ave., Upper Yoder Township.

The event will benefit the Cathedral Catholic Academy drama program and the upcoming musical production of “Disney’s Beauty & the Beast Jr.”

The family-friendly event will feature occasional cast performances of previews from the show.

Tickets, which are $7 for adults and $4 for children ages 5 to 10, may be purchased at the door. Children younger than 5 will be admitted free.

Take-out meals will be available. Information: 255-1964.

AAUW plans panel on women in politics

To celebrate Women's History Month, the Johnstown Branch of the American Association of University Women will present “Making the Case for Women in Politics” at 6:30 p.m.  Monday at Penn Highlands Community College, 101 Community College Way, Richland Township.  

A panel of women who are or have been involved in local politics will speak about what motivated them and what being a woman brings to the job.  

The program’s purpose is to encourage women to become involved at all levels of government. No political parties or campaigns will be addressed.

Members of the panel will be Cambria County District Attorney Kelli Callihan, Johnstown City Manager Kristen Denne, Johnstown City Council member Marie Mock, Somerset County Commissioner Pamela Tokar-Ickes, District Justice Mary Ann Zanghi, former Johnstown council member Martha Banda and former Cambria commissioner Kathy Holtzman.

There will be tables for voter registrations.

The program is free and open to the public.  

 

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