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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West End bank robbed
The West End branch of AmeriServ Financial was robbed Tuesday morning, two days before the branch is scheduled to close.
Old Man Winter returns to area
Just when you think we’ve finally escaped the cold temperatures, winter swoops back in to remind us it’s not going away just yet.
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City seeks support for sewer revamp
The city is looking for backup from the Johnstown Redevelopment Authority in spreading what they call “true” facts and figures regarding the city’s encompassing sewer revamp.
Airport gets lift with $180G grant
The John Murtha Johnstown–Cambria County Airport needs to replace some basic maintenance equipment: a pickup truck, painting machine, chain saw, weed eater, hand tools and more.
So, on Tuesday, the airport’s authority agreed to accept Pennsylvania Department of Transportation Bureau of Aviation grant money that already has been tentatively allocated.
Cresson asks court to force ex-chief to sign pact
An agreement reached more than a month ago between Cresson Borough Council and its former police chief still has not been signed, and the borough is asking a judge to intervene.
Mom told to seek help for addiction
A Johnstown woman charged with tossing her 4-month-old baby and with drug-related offenses pleaded guilty and was sentenced in Cambria County court on Tuesday.
District hopes refinancing will save additional $40G
Refinancing about $4 million in debt will result in savings more than twice as large as initially expected, Windber Area school board members learned Tuesday night.
Elder justice events set
In an effort to combat elder abuse in area communities, an elder justice seminar will be held from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. April 24 at the Johnstown Senior Center, 550 Main St., downtown Johnstown. In addition, a free elder abuse clergy training seminar will be held from 8:30 to 10 a.m. April 25 at Moxham Lutheran Church, 500 Park Ave., Johnstown.
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