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April 28, 2013

Local & State News in Brief | St. Francis schedules summer academies

LORETTO — High school sophomores and juniors have the opportunity to earn college credits with hands-on experience during St. Francis University’s summer Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics academies.

The STEM academies are weeklong programs that allow students to experience field activity while completing projects in different areas.

Academies include: Environmental Engineering Design, June 16-21; Green Chemistry, June 23-28; Mad Math, June 23-28; and Gaming, July 7-12.

Students receive two college credits.

Selected students will be provided with room and board and all course supplies and materials.

More information is available by calling 472-3878 or online at

Application deadline is Friday.

Westmont alumni sponsoring raffle

The Westmont Hilltop Alumni Association is sponsoring a raffle to benefit the scholarship and general fund.

Tickets are $5 each and the drawing will be held May 10 at Shorty’s Italian Smokehouse at 1761 Goucher St. in Lower Yoder Township.

 First prize is a signed Mario Lemieux jersey; second prize includes Carolina Hurricanes signed hat and pucks from Eric Staal and Cam Ward; and third prize is a Pitt Zoo T-shirt mini-helmet.

For additional information, visit and click on the fundraising projects tab.

Police: Patrons help foil restaurant robbery

INDIANA – Police said a robbery attempt at an Indiana County restaurant was foiled when some patrons jumped in to help subdue two suspects.

State police said two men entered King Buffet in White Township, just outside the borough of Indiana, shortly before 3 p.m. Saturday.

Police alleged that one placed a handwritten note on the counter demanding money, and when the 17-year-old employee hesitated, he lifted his shirt to reveal what the employee believed was a gun.

Police said the worker handed over money from the cash register, but as the two men tried to leave, they were tackled by patrons as well as the restaurant’s owners.

The two were taken to the police barracks and then to the county jail, where they are facing robbery and theft charges.

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