5 teens charged after fire at vacant school
DUNLO – Five teenagers face criminal charges after they were found setting a fire inside the former Dunlo Llanfair Public School on Monday, Adams Township police said.
The boys, ages 14 and 15, entered the abandoned building at 144 Llanfair Road around 8:15 p.m., Adams police Chief Kirk Moss said.
They lit a small fire inside the building.
When police arrived, one of the boys ran and the other four were caught. The boy who ran was later apprehended, Moss said.
The boys will answer criminal trespass charges in the juvenile court system, police said.
Firefighters from St. Michael and Dunlo responded. Portage Borough and Summerhill Township police also responded.
The school was built in 1916 and closed around 1976.
It’s believed the boys entered the building through a broken window.
Burglars hit camp in Susquehanna Twp.
BARNESBORO – An ATV and other items were stolen in a burglary at a hunting camp in Susquehanna Township on Sunday, state police in Ebensburg said.
Troopers said the burglars entered the camp, located on Mine Road, and stole a Polaris Sportsman 550 ATV, a black lawn cart, a DeWalt grinder, a Stevens single shot 16-gauge shotgun and a case of beer.
State police asked that anyone with information on the crime contact them at 471-6500.
Blood donors can win getaway trip
The American Red Cross is emphasizing the importance of giving blood year-round as it prepares to celebrate World Blood Donor Day on Friday.
A stable blood supply is vital for treating trauma victims, cancer patients, organ transplant recipients, premature babies and sickle cell disease patients, the agency said.
Nexcare, a partner in the World Donor Day celebration, is encouraging the public to donate by offering donors the chance to be entered to win a Getaway Any Season trip.
With a pledge to support blood donation via the Nexcare Brand Facebook page, participants will be entered into a sweepstakes offering a trip for two to a Four Seasons Hotels & Resort in Chicago, Miami or Scottsdale, Ariz. The recipient can choose the destination.
Additional entries to the sweepstakes are available for pledges who invite friends to pledge.
To make an appointment to donate blood, visit redcrossblood.org or call 800-733-2767.
Latrobe airport to debut Dallas flights
LATROBE – Discount carrier Spirit Airlines Inc. will debut flights to Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport from Arnold Palmer Regional Airport in Westmoreland County starting Friday.
The airline already offers flights to Myrtle Beach, S.C., and Fort Lauderdale and Orlando, Fla.
The Dallas flights will be offered Monday, Wednesday and Friday.
5 teens charged after fire at vacant school
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High-tech help: Geistown tackles stormwater runoff problems
How can computer mapping technology help Geistown Borough to solve its trouble with stormwater runoff?
That’s the question being answered as borough officials chart catch basins with the help of Cambria County Geographical Information Systems and Pitt-Johnstown’s geography department.
App aids pregnant women
It is no secret that good prenatal, postnatal and newborn medical care promotes healthy babies.
But studies show pregnant women who are eligible for Medicaid insurance often don’t know how to access the medical care they need during pregnancy.
Controversy arises over college plan
A community college planned in the northwestern corner of Pennsylvania would open the doors of higher education to students in an 11-county area, but it’s also stirring controversy about who pays the bills.
Visitors sweet on maple Taste & Tour
Sunday’s late winter scene at Baer Bros. Maple Camp was one that has been a tradition here for nearly a century.
Couple minister through cursillo, visiting inmates
Nicholas and Mercedes Smith are spreading the Catholic faith by listening. By hearing the word of the Lord, they can spread that message by ministering to others.
Event to showcase women’s interests
From the practical to the fanciful, this will be a girls’ day out.
The eighth annual Women’s Showcase and Basket Bash will be held from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. March 29 at Pasquerilla Conference Center, 301 Napoleon St., downtown Johnstown.
Singing comics give voice to new style
The power of the human voice will be evident when Vox Audio appears at the Pasquerilla Performing Arts Center in Richland Township. Without prerecorded tracks or instruments, the group’s five vocalists use only their voices to create texture, rhythm, bass, and even trumpet and electric guitar.
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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.
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