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Neighborhood markets get millions in food stamp sales
People who get food stamps in Pennsylvania spend $1 of every $20 in benefits at convenience stores, yet federal data show corner stores represent a disproportionate share of fraud cases.
Portage Township, Amfire working to resolve cleaning plant concerns
The Portage Township supervisors and Amfire Coal Co. are taking steps to correct problems associated with the company’s coal-cleaning plant in the township.
Johnstown adds new officers to police force
One of the Johnstown Crime and Violence Commission’s main recommendations has been implemented.
The ad hoc group, which met last year, suggested increasing the size of the city’s police force in response to a crime problem that included jumps in assaults and burglaries between 2010 and 2012, along with a deadly heroin trade. Johnstown City Council followed the recommendation and created two additional positions.
Curtain drops for rec panel
Remaining members of the Westmont Hilltop Recreation Commission were not going quietly into the night Wednesday at what may have been their final meeting.
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