NORTHERN CAMBRIA —
A man on the Cambria County Sheriff’s Office’s most-wanted fugitive list was captured Thursday by members of the U.S. Marshals Western Pennsylvania Fugitive Task Force.
Troy Lin Bingaman, 31, of Northern Cambria, was taken into custody Thursday in Northern Cambria.
Task force agents said they found him in a vehicle in the 1700 block of Philadelphia Avenue. Bingaman was taken to the Cambria County Prison.
Bingaman, on the run since last year, had failed to report to the Cambria County Prison in July as ordered by President Judge Timothy Creany after a conviction on drug charges, the marshals task force said.
Jerome trucker dies of crash injuries
SLIPPERY ROCK – A Jerome man who was injured Tuesday morning in an accident involving three tractor-trailers on Route 8 north of Slippery Rock has died.
Donald Walker, 71, was pronounced dead Wednesday night at St. Elizabeth Health Center in Youngstown, Ohio, state police at Butler said.
The coroner’s report listed the cause of death as blunt-force injuries received in the accident, police said.
Department of Aging honors local woman
A Somerset County woman has been honored by the state Department of Aging for work she has done in assisting and advocating for older Pennsylvanians.
Edyth Zschoche was recognized for her contributions at the Pennsylvania Ombudsman and Protective Services Annual Conference in Hershey.
Zschoche, an Area Agency on Aging protective services worker, assisted an individual who lived in a rodent-infested home with no running water by finding resources in the community to clean and create a safe living environment in the person’s home and re-establish a water supply.
County requests $50G for day center
EBENSBURG – The Cambria County commissioners on Thursday approved a grant application requesting $50,000 from the Pennsylvania Commission on Crime and Delinquency’s Intermediate Punishment Drug and Alcohol Grant Program.
If the request is approved, the money will be used to help support operational costs at the day reporting center, Commissioner Mark Wissinger said.
In other action, the board reallocated $11,598, the unused portion from an earlier state grant, to help with costs at the center.
County Solicitor Thomas Leiden said $5,000 of the balance will be used for a new service door and the remainder will go toward employee costs.
The reporting center, located at the county's services building in Cambria Township, has been in operation since May.
Student Art Show winners to be named
Winners of the spring Student Art Show at the Bottle Works Ethnic Arts Center will be announced at 7 p.m. today.
The participants are in grades 8 through 12 at Bishop McCort, Forest Hills, Greater Johnstown, North Star, Our Mother of Sorrows, Richland, United and Windber schools.
Winners in different categories and a Peoples’ Choice Award will be given cash prizes.
The jurors were Sally Stewart and Georgia Akers, retired art educators.
The event at the center, at 411 Third Ave. in the Cambria City section of Johnstown, is free and open to the public.
Business backs hockey rink
PORTAGE – Gary’s Steals & Deals at 709 Main St. in Portage is contributing 100 percent of its merchandise sales for Sunday through April 20 to the PAYA Hockey Division’s new Crichton-McCormick park hockey rink.
The buy, sell and trade business has already made a $1,000 donation toward the rink’s $125,000 fundraising total.
Owner Tonia Vaughn said she believes in the project and that she’s urging the community to get involved.
For more information, call 736-3911.