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April 1, 2014

11 seeking judge’s nod for council

EBENSBURG — A seat on Johnstown City Council vacant for nearly three months may be filled in the next several weeks.

Eleven people have applied for the position, according to a representative from the office of Cambria County Judge Timothy Creany.

The deadline for applications was late last month. In the past, Creany has said he will conduct interviews and will make the appointment.

As of Tuesday, interviews had not been scheduled. A representative from Creany’s office could not say if all candidates will be interviewed.

The vacancy was created at the start of the year when Councilman Frank Janakovic resigned to become mayor.

Council accepted applications for the vacancy and received 11 responses.

 At a meeting in mid-February, four applicants received the support of some council members, but the board failed to reach a consensus.

It could not be determined Tuesday if the 11 earlier applicants match the names of those who applied to the court for consideration.

Kathy Mellott covers the Cambria County Courthouse for The Tribune-Democrat. Follow her on Twitter at kathymellotttd.

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