Worker injured at underground mine
VINCO – A Madison Mine employee was flown to Memorial Medical Center for treatment Tuesday evening after he apparently was hit by a rock while working underground.
Cambria 911 officials said the man reportedly suffered a head injury in the incident around 4:16 p.m.
The mine is operated by Amfire Mining, a subsidiary of Alpha Natural Resources.
The worker’s name and condition were not immediately available.
DA awaiting tests in fatal assault case
EBENSBURG – District Attorney Kelly Callihan said Tuesday that she and the coroner’s office still are awaiting results of laboratory tests before deciding whether to file a criminal homicide charge in a fatal assault on a Summerhill Township man.
Callihan said that further lab tests were ordered because of brain injuries received by 37-year-old Michael Pcola in the assault Nov. 5 at his home.
Pcola died two days later at Memorial Medical Center in Johnstown.
The suspect, Charles Russell Conzo, 50, also of Summerhill Township, is charged with attempted homicide, aggravated assault and related offenses.
Conzo is lodged in the county prison in lieu of $100,000 bond.
HEROES conference for today is canceled
WINDBER – Windber Medical Center’s third annual John P. Murtha HEROES Conference has been canceled.
The event was to be held today at Windber Place and was to have featured retired Marine Maj. Gen. T.S. Jones.
Dinner to help fund liver transplant
A benefit spaghetti dinner and dance will be held from
2 to 5 p.m. Saturday at West Taylor Township Volunteer Fire Department’s hall at 712 Cooper Ave.
The event is being held to raise money for expenses associated with a liver transplant for Kathy Heilein.
Entertainment will be provided by Rosie and the Jammers. There also will be baskets and other prizes on which to take a chance.
The cost is $8 for adults, $5 for children 12 and younger, and free to those younger than 3.
Donation to benefit new Science Center
LORETTO – St. Francis University recently received a $37,700 donation from Shawn and Lisa Cohen of Duncansville to support undergraduate research at the university.
The money will be used to purchase the first instrument for the biochemistry lab for the university’s new 70,000-square-foot Science Center.
The building will be a flagship facility for science and technology programs on campus.
It will house state-of-the-art classrooms, labs and research facilities, advanced chemical instrumentation and youth outreach areas.
In addition, the building is designed with places for students and faculty to gather, study and learn together.
The Science Center is set to open in August.
For more information on the university’s School of Sciences programs go to http://francis.ed/science-center/
Electronics recycling set for Thursday
EBENSBURG – To celebrate America Recycles Day, the Cambria County Solid Waste Authority will hold an electronics recycling open house from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Thursday at its office at 507 Manor Drive, Ebensburg.
The public is invited to bring electronic devices for recycling at no charge and learn about what happens to the equipment once it is turned in.
Items that can be collected for recycling include computer equipment, televisions, VCRs, DVD players, stereo and audio equipment, telephones, fax machines, copiers and microwaves.
For more information, call the Cambria County Solid Waste Authority at 472-2109.
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Three held on drug charges
A dispute at a Richland Township hotel Monday ended with three men in jail charged with possessing more than 3,000 stamp bags of heroin.
Fire company agrees to meet Wilmore Borough demands
Wilmore Borough Council and the Wilmore Volunteer Fire Company agreed to a plan that would keep the fire company operating in the borough if certain guidelines are met.
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Funds eyed for mental health help
Families of people with mental disabilities know what it means to wait for the state.
Lt. gov to speak at Cambria’s birthday bash
With the date of the big party drawing near, Cambria County officials have announced that Pennsylvania Lt. Gov. Jim Cawley will be the keynote speaker for the March 26 birthday party.
Cambria seeks grant for mental health court
The Cambria County commissioners have agreed to apply for a $120,000 grant through the Pennsylvania Commission on Crime and Deliquency.
If approved, the money will be used to help support costs associated with the development of a proposed Cambria County Mental Health Treatment Court.
Meat-theft case suspect sentenced to probation
A Johnstown man was sentenced in Cambria County court to five years probation and ordered to refrain from alcohol and drugs, unless prescribed.
The sentence handed down by Cambria County President Judge Timothy Creany for Joseph Winogrodzki, 28, followed a guilty plea to theft by unlawful taking of moveable property.
Collision with deer disables state representative’s car
A state official from Cambria County was involved in a run-in with a deer early Sunday morning in Bedford County.
SCI-Cresson possible source of water problem
Engineers working with Cresson Borough believe they’ve identified groundwater inflow originating from the now closed SCI-Cresson facility.
Cresson police chief will resign, officials say
Cresson Borough police Chief Jeffrey Kopsic will soon be submitting a formal resignation, as per an out-of-court settlement agreement, borough officials announced at Monday’s regular council meeting.
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