The Tribune Democrat, Johnstown, PA

February 1, 2014

IN BRIEF | Inmate accused of assault

The Tribune-Democrat

— CRESSON – An inmate at the Cresson Secure Treatment Center has been charged with assaulting a youth caseworker.

Tyre Dashawn Collier, 19, was charged by state police with aggravated assault in the Jan. 26 incident. He was lodged in the Cambria County Prison.

Collier was directed by the caseworker to turn over a game controller that he was not permitted to have at the time, police said. Collier refused the directive and began to threaten the caseworker, Juan Sepulveda.

When Sepulveda placed sanctions on Collier, Collier punched Sepulveda multiple times in the head and face, authorities said.

Tech center gets CPR kits

Greater Johnstown Career & Technology Center has been awarded a scholarship for the Family and Friends CPR Anytime Program through Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield and the American Heart Association.

Through this scholarship, 569 CPR Anytime Kits will be distributed to high school and adult education students at the tech center.

The idea behind the program is to encourage students to become trained in CPR, and then use the kit to train their family members.

Students who use the kit at home will receive a Family and Friends CPR Anytime participation certificate.

Ligonier Valley recognized

LIGONIER – Ligonier Valley High School has been ranked 11th out of the Pittsburgh region’s top 50 high schools regarding SAT scores for 2013.

The ranking was released recently by the Pittsburgh Business Times, which tallied the scores and ranked the schools.

Ligonier earned a score of 1,587.

The publication rated Upper St. Clair in suburban Pittsburgh as the top school with a score of 1,736 for 2013.

Pet first aid app available

The American Red Cross has launched its Pet First Aid app, giving pet owners step-by-step instructions, videos and images for more than 25 common first aid and emergency situations.

The 99-cent app gives iPhone and Android smartphone users instant access to expert information so they can learn how to maintain their pet’s health.

Additional topics include burns, car accidents, falls and what to do for cold- and heat-related emergencies.

The app can be found in the Apple App Store for iPhone and the Google Play Store for Android.­

Dinner benefits Day Center

LORETTO – The Dorothy Day Center at St. Francis University will host a spaghetti dinner and Chinese auction from 11 a.m. until 2 p.m. Feb. 9.

The dinner will be held at St. Michael’s School Hall in Loretto. The menu includes spaghetti, meatballs, salad, garlic bread and dessert.

Cost is $7 for adults and $4 for children age 12 and under.

All proceeds benefit the Dorothy Day Center.

For more information, call 472-2832 or visit

Saddle club makes donation

The Greater Johnstown Saddle Club and Golden Star Horse Farm presented a $15,000 donation to Windber Hospice from its annual benefit Horse Show that was held in August at the Greater Johns-town Saddle Club in Salix.

The fundraiser helps Windber Palliative Care Foundation keep up with a growing demand for its services.

The hospice is located at Windber Medical Center.