Ebensburg police seek robber
EBENSBURG – Borough police are looking for the robber who held up the Best Service Center, 932 Rowena Drive, just after 7:30 p.m. Wednesday.
No other details were available late Wednesday.
City man heads to prison for gun violation
A Moxham man has been sentenced in federal court in Johnstown to 48 months in prison and three years of supervised release on his conviction of violating federal firearms laws, U.S. Attorney David J. Hickton said.
George A. Robinson, 22, of the 400 block of Coleman Avenue, was sentenced by U.S. District Judge Kim R. Gibson.
According to information presented to the court, on May 10, 2011, Robinson was in possession of a 9 mm pistol.
On Aug. 27, 2009, Robinson was convicted in Cambria County of attempted burglary, a crime punishable by imprisonment for a term exceeding one year. Federal law prohibits people who have been convicted of a crime punishable by a term of imprisonment exceeding one year from possessing firearms or ammunition.
5K event to benefit veterans
SIDMAN – The third annual 5K for Vets will be held Saturday at Forest Hills High School.
The walk/run, about 3 miles long, will benefit Veteran Community Initiatives of Johnstown.
The event is hosted by the DNA Spine and Sports Medicine Center, 360 Goucher St. in Upper Yoder Township, where registrations can be made.
Walk-up registrations will be accepted the day of the event for $20.
Registration will begin at 8 a.m. and the race will start at 9. Awards will be presented to the top three men and women in various age categories.
For more information, call 254-4441.
Indiana senior wins congressional art contest
U.S. Rep. Bill Shuster, R-Hollidaysburg, said Wednesday that a senior at Indiana Area High School has won the Congressional Art Competition for the 9th district.
Sarah Stauffer won for her beautiful pencil work titled “Always With US,” which showcases the rich heritage of the district through its people, Shuster said in a news release.
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State Lottery officials say less means more for seniors.
Portage ambulance aid will add portable CPR device, other tools
Federal funding awarded to Portage Area Ambulance Association will soon put “a third man” alongside their two-person crews when emergencies occur, ambulance operations manager Edward Nelson said.
Paint Township considers offering part of building for rent
Four years after Paint Township built an addition at the Basin Drive building to house its growing police department, much of the new space likely will be offered for rent this fall because the township supervisors say it's no longer needed.
Old Rockwood hotel will soon be history
The historic – but dilapidated – Merchants Hotel in Rockwood is expected to be razed soon.
On Tuesday, Somerset County’s three commissioners unanimously agreed to a demolition plan for the building, which was constructed in the 1880s. The arrangement calls for a private citizen, William Nair, to tear down the structure at 703 Main St. in exchange for being allowed to keep any salvageable materials.
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ATV blast ready to roll at Rock Run
Organizers are keeping the spirit of the Fisher’s ATV Reunion at Rock Run Recreation Area alive despite losing the support of the award-winning Outdoor Channel TV show “Fisher’s ATV World.” Now called the Rock Run ATV Summer Blast, the event will continue to offer demonstration rides, motor competitions, product vendors, live music, camping and trail riding.
Preservationists use age-old method at historic site
Preservation work on two historic culverts associated with the Allegheny Portage Railroad National Historic Site has been completed. The culverts were reconstructed using a variety of techniques, including dry stone masonry, which was used to build the culverts more than 180 years ago.
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Officer, civilian motorist injured in crash
A Johnstown police officer who was responding to an emergency and one other driver were taken to the hospital after they were injured in a three-vehicle accident around 5:40 p.m. Tuesday on Railroad Street at the intersection with Clinton Street and Church Avenue.
The Johnstown Fire Department said that the three occupants of the third vehicle were not injured.
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