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April 18, 2012

IN BRIEF | Editorial page editor nominated for award

JOHNSTOWN — The Tribune-Democrat has received nominations in The Press Club of Western Pennsylvania’s annual Golden Quill Awards.

Interim editor Bruce Wissinger was nominated for his editorials.

Among those mentioned were: “Simmons saga: A cycle of bad decisions,” “No reprieve for Hilltop taxpayers,” “NDIC’s future in Johns­town,” “Strike is not the answer,” “Wozniak slow on the uptake” and “For Windber, a time to heal.”

The Tribune-Democrat staff was nominated for “People’s Gift to America” and “Ten years of emotions – September 11 anniversary.”

Winners will be named and nominees honored at a banquet May 14 at Pittsburgh’s Sheraton Station Square Hotel.

Special Olympics event in need of volunteers

Volunteers are needed for the 2012 Special Olympics Pennsylvania Central Spring Sectional to be held Sunday at St. Francis University in Loretto and at Central Cambria High School in Ebensburg.

The event includes competition in aquatics, athletics and basketball.

Opening ceremonies will be held at 9 a.m. in the DeGol Arena and competition will begin at 10 a.m.

Closing ceremonies will start at about 4:15 p.m. and also will take place in the DeGol Arena.

The event is expected to draw more than 245 athletes, 125 volunteers and 90 coaches from 14 city and county programs.

For information on volunteer opportunities, contact Jennifer Tresp, senior competition director, at 234-8750.

Water conference will be held Monday

LIGONIER –­ An expert on global water shortages will be the keynote speaker for a daylong conference of the Laurel Highlands Conservation Coalition on Monday at the Ligonier Town Hall.

A discussion will follow on whether water withdrawals should be regulated in the Ohio River Basin as they are in the Susquehanna and Delaware river basins.

Three afternoon presentations will provide information on ways to conserve and improve critical water resources.

The morning keynote speaker will be Leonard Konikow of the U.S. Geological Survey.

Konikow speaks internationally about water issues, particularly declining groundwater supplies, and has been a research hydrologist with USGS since 1972.

A donation will be requested for those attending only the morning presentation and discussion.

The cost of lunch will be $20 with preregistration.

To register or for more information, email bclemenson@pec-pa.org.

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