Crash claims life of Carrolltown driver
A Carrolltown man died Wednesday in a one-vehicle crash in East Carroll Township.
Richard Paul Duron, 35, was driving a Dodge Ram pickup truck east on Dutch Road when he lost control rounding a curve and the vehicle struck a tree about 12:30 a.m., Cambria County Coroner Dennis Kwiatkowski said.
Duron had multiple blunt force trauma and was pronounced dead at the scene at 1:34 a.m., the coroner said.
Speed was a factor in the crash, Kwiatkowski said. Alcohol was not involved, he said.
Irate customer dumps cheese, police say
A man who was upset that a bag of cheese he had purchased was moldy dumped the product all over the Nanty Glo Dollar General store’s cash register on Wednesday, state police from Ebensburg said.
John Rummell, 42, of Nanty Glo had returned to the store after buying the cheese, troopers said.
Rummel was cited for disorderly conduct, police said.
Surveillance device stolen from home
State police are investigating the theft of video surveillance equipment that was stolen from the home of an Indiana County man who had installed it after a previous burglary.
Police said this week that the equipment was stolen from a home on Nowrytown Road near Saltsburg on July 1.
Ribbon-cutting set for treatment plant
Glendale Valley Municipal Authority will hold a ribbon-cutting ceremony at 10:30 a.m. today at the Glendale Valley Wastewater Treatment Facility, 2075 Beaver Valley Road, Flinton.
The water-sewer project serving Reade and White townships is now complete.
The $22.4 million project includes a wastewater treatment facility, five pumping facilities and nearly 37 miles of wastewater mains to serve 860 existing dwellings and the Glendale Yearound development as well as water line extensions to the Beaver Valley and Flinton areas of White Township.
Brant wins drawing for Summit nominee
A pingpong ball decided Summit Township’s Republi-can nomination for supervisor this week.
Township resident Greg Brant picked the winning ball at an election hearing, meaning he’ll face Walt Lenhart, the incumbent and Democratic nominee, this fall for the seat, Cambria County Election Director Tina Pritts said.
Brant and fellow challenger Jeffory McKenzie tied this spring at 51 votes each, forcing the drawing to determine the winner.
After the ballots were counted in May, McKenzie said that he missed the chance to be his own deciding vote because he ended up working late to fix a water line break in the Meyersdale area.
McCort students plan blood drive, concert
The Bishop McCort Chapter of the National Honor Society will host a blood drive to benefit the American Red Cross from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. today at the Holiday Inn, 250 Market St., Johnstown.
The McCort Rocks concert featuring local Bishop McCort students will be held at 7 p.m. Saturday at The Grove in Westmont. Proceeds will benefit the school’s marching band. The donation request of $20 for adults and $12 for students will include the show and refreshments.
Crash claims life of Carrolltown driver
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Cambria officials fear loss of judge
As officials work toward reducing employee numbers in anticipation of a change in the county’s class designation, Cambria’s declining population should have minimal if any immediate impact on the number of judges on the bench of the court of common pleas.
Breast cancer breakthrough: Windber researchers study genetic changes in fat cells
Scientists at Windber Research Institute have discovered genetic changes that could help promote the growth of breast cancer tumors.
Proposed helicopter swap may impact local Guard unit
Politicians from across the country, including U.S. Sens. Pat Toomey and Bob Casey Jr. from Pennsylvania, are analyzing how proposed Defense Department budget cuts and realignments could affect Army National Guard units in their states.
‘Elvis’ to rock Arcadia
Elvis Presley impersonator Scot Bruce will present a concert in the style of pre-Vegas Elvis at 7:30 p.m. March 22 at Arcadia Theater, 1418 Graham Ave., Windber.
Community can share Passover meal
Few meals can match the symbolism and ceremony associated with a Jewish seder dinner. The Johnstown congregation has made it a practice for more than a decade to open the seder to the public, and the dinner has grown to be quite popular with the non-Jewish community.
Munching at movies can benefit cancer society
The phrase “pass the popcorn” will have a special meaning on March 19 as theatergoers at Richland Cinemas partake of the tasty treat.
Marathon will trace path of 1889 flood
The Johnstown Area Heritage Association is seeking participants for its Path of the Flood Historic Half Marathon and 5K race.
Educator to receive NOW award
The Johnstown chapter of the National Organization for Women plans to honor a prominent local educator and musician at its annual banquet March 27.
MICHELE M. BENDER | What happened to Christmas?
Headaches rarely bother me. I always felt sorry for folks trapped in the Advil/Dristan web.
I woke up at 4 a.m. Dec 17 with a headache that probably registered on a Richter scale. (People in New Zealand experienced aftershocks.)
BILL EGGERT | Going home can sometimes be only walking distance
One of the most popular topics during my eight years of writing this column is the one of looking into the past of the Johnstown (and my areas of Moxham and Richland) of my childhood. A lot of baby boomers relate to these time trips with a sense of nostalgia, remembering a kinder, simpler, more innocent era. Or at least that is the way we remember our childhood, looking through those rose-colored glasses.
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