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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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.
Breast cancer breakthrough: Windber researchers study genetic changes in fat cells
Scientists at Windber Research Institute have discovered genetic changes that could help promote the growth of breast cancer tumors.
Proposed helicopter swap may impact local Guard unit
Politicians from across the country, including U.S. Sens. Pat Toomey and Bob Casey Jr. from Pennsylvania, are analyzing how proposed Defense Department budget cuts and realignments could affect Army National Guard units in their states.
‘Elvis’ to rock Arcadia
Elvis Presley impersonator Scot Bruce will present a concert in the style of pre-Vegas Elvis at 7:30 p.m. March 22 at Arcadia Theater, 1418 Graham Ave., Windber.
Community can share Passover meal
Few meals can match the symbolism and ceremony associated with a Jewish seder dinner. The Johnstown congregation has made it a practice for more than a decade to open the seder to the public, and the dinner has grown to be quite popular with the non-Jewish community.
Munching at movies can benefit cancer society
The phrase “pass the popcorn” will have a special meaning on March 19 as theatergoers at Richland Cinemas partake of the tasty treat.
Marathon will trace path of 1889 flood
The Johnstown Area Heritage Association is seeking participants for its Path of the Flood Historic Half Marathon and 5K race.
Educator to receive NOW award
The Johnstown chapter of the National Organization for Women plans to honor a prominent local educator and musician at its annual banquet March 27.
MICHELE M. BENDER | What happened to Christmas?
Headaches rarely bother me. I always felt sorry for folks trapped in the Advil/Dristan web.
I woke up at 4 a.m. Dec 17 with a headache that probably registered on a Richter scale. (People in New Zealand experienced aftershocks.)
BILL EGGERT | Going home can sometimes be only walking distance
One of the most popular topics during my eight years of writing this column is the one of looking into the past of the Johnstown (and my areas of Moxham and Richland) of my childhood. A lot of baby boomers relate to these time trips with a sense of nostalgia, remembering a kinder, simpler, more innocent era. Or at least that is the way we remember our childhood, looking through those rose-colored glasses.
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