The Tribune Democrat, Johnstown, PA

October 27, 2012

In brief: Jill Biden plans, cancels campaign trip here

Staff and wire reports

— Less than three hours after announcing Vice President Joe Biden’s wife, Jill Biden, was coming to the region today and Monday, the trip was canceled, the Obama campaign announced.

Jill Biden was to meet voters Monday morning in the Obama For America campaign office, 430 Main St., Johnstown.

Campaign stops were also planned in Duncansville today and in Indiana and Greensburg on Monday.

Police seek identity of woman hit by car

ADDISON – Police are trying to find the identity of a woman who was hit by a car late Friday along Route 40.

State police say the woman was lying along the roadway about one-fourth of a mile east of Newberry Road in Addison Township, Somerset County.

Several bystanders tried to stop traffic, police said, but the woman was struck in the head and neck area by a Chevrolet Impala.

She was flown to Ruby Memorial Hospital in Morgantown, W.Va., where she was listed in stable condition Saturday afternoon.

She is described as white, between ages 20 and 40. She is 5-feet-2-inches tall, weighs 110 pounds and has brown hair.

Her left eyebrow is pierced, but she has no jewelry in the piercing. She has stick figures tattooed on her right arm and a heart tattoo on her right hip. She was wearing blue jeans, a blue Aeropostale short-sleeve shirt and a dark blue hooded sweatshirt.

Police ask anyone with information to contact the Somerset state police office at 445-4104.

Radio program to discuss Bigfoot

MUNDY’S CORNER – “The Unusual and Unexplained” will be examined today during a program by Coast to Coast AM radio host Butch Witkowski.

The program focusing on Bigfoot and sponsored by Laurel Highlands Historical Village will be presented at 2 p.m. today at the Big Stone Inn, 163 Pennway Drive, Nanty Glo. Admission is free.

Parents sentenced in girl’s death

UNIONTOWN – A Fayette County man and woman have each been sentenced to 41⁄2 to 9 years in prison in the malnutrition and dehydration death of their young daughter, who used a feeding tube.

The (Uniontown) Herald-Standard said a Fayette County judge imposed the sentences Thursday on 37-year-old Tammy Bohon and 57-year-old Robert Dodson.

They pleaded guilty last month to involuntary manslaughter and endangering the welfare of children in the January 2011 death of 15-month-old Madison Dodson.

Both acknowledged in court that they knew the child was very sick but did nothing to help her. Judge Steve Leskinen said the parents should have called for help or taken the child to a hospital.

The couple’s remaining seven children have been placed in foster care.

Truck driver training offered

The Somerset County Technology Center and the Greater Johnstown Career and Technology Center will be offering a ShaleNET sponsored training program for positions as licensed commercial truck drivers for the gas industry.  

Anyone interested in a CDL position in the Marcellus Shale gas industry is invited to attend an orientation meeting at 10 a.m. Dec. 10 at the Somerset County Technology Center,

281 Technology Drive.

Preregistering is required by calling 443-3651, ext. 6156, or by emailing by Nov. 30. Give name, address and phone number.

Training is scheduled to begin Jan. 14 and will last 51⁄2 weeks.

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