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October 14, 2011

In brief: 4th Avenue detour to end until spring


Pair face drug charges

INDIANA – Two people were arrested on a variety of drug charges Thursday evening after state police said they found

1.3 pounds of marijuana in their car.

A traffic stop was initiated on Wayne Avenue, and troopers said the vehicle smelled of marijuana. A search was conducted and – in addition to the 11 bags of pot – a digital scale and $433 were seized.

Matthew Napier, 21, of Lewistown, Mifflin County, and Martina Kurtz, 21, of Mount Union, Huntingdon County, were being held in the Indiana County Jail in lieu of bond.

Human yellow ribbon to honor troops

Members of the community are invited to join Pitt-Johns­town faculty, staff and students in creating a human yellow ribbon to honor military service personnel at 5 p.m. Sunday on the university’s soccer field.

Community members are asked to wear yellow and bring items to donate to the campus Care Packages for Soldiers project.

Items being collected include DVDs, AA/AAA batteries, hand/foot warmer packets, socks in shades of brown, black or green, five-hour energy drinks in packets or cases, single-serving powdered beverage mixes in boxes or cases, lip balm, toothpaste, toothbrushes, roll-on deodorant, razors, moist towelettes, travel-size foot powder and flushable baby wipes.  

Donations can be dropped off in boxes around campus.

In the event of rain or muddy conditions on the soccer field, the event will be held in the Pitt-Johnstown Wellness Center.

Ambulance service receives $28G grant

NORTHERN CAMBRIA –  Veterans Memorial Ambulance Service of Northern Cambria has been awarded a $28,500 grant through the Department of Homeland Security, said U.S. Rep. Bill Shuster, R-Hollidaysburg.

The grant will be used to buy a state-of-the-art Lifepak 15 portable monitor/defibrillator.

“It is important that our volunteer emergency services have the most up-to-date equipment possible to make their life saving work more efficient,” Shuster said.

“We are all very excited at Veterans Memorial Ambulance Service,” said Kelly Blake, prehospital nurse. “This piece of equipment will allow a higher level of cardiac care with field diagnosis by providing access for critical information to be sent to the hospitals from the ambulance at any time.”

Line flushing planned in Jenner Township

The Municipal Water Authority of Jenner Township plans to flush lines Tuesday and Wednesday between 9 a.m. and 2 p.m., weather permitting.

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