Wreck on turnpike injures both drivers
BEDFORD – Both drivers were injured Wednesday in a two-vehicle wreck on the turnpike in Bedford Township.
State police said Daniel G. Strushensky, 79, no address given, was heading west in a 1989 Chevy truck when the trailer he was towing fishtailed and eventually struck a tractor-trailer rig behind him. The loose trailer, which was carrying a vehicle, caused the tractor-trailer to overturn, police said.
The rig’s driver, Jonathan D. Keeler, 43, also was injured.
Condition reports for the men were not available Thursday.
2 waive hearing on harvesting deer illegally
MEYERSDALE – Two Somerset County men will face action in county court on charges they illegally harvested big game.
Timothy Allen Sutton Sr., 47, of the 400 block of Petenbrink Road, Garrett, and Daniel Richard Horning, 27, of the 7200 block of Mason Dixon Highway, Meyersdale, each waived his right to a preliminary hearing Thursday before District Judge Douglas Bell of Meyersdale.
Each man was charged by the Pennsylvania Game Commission with five counts of unlawful killing or taking of big game.
The commission said in a criminal complaint that on Nov. 28, the third day of antlered deer season, the men had four antlerless deer and one protected antlered deer ready for butchering at a building near Meyersdale.
Neither man had purchased an antlerless deer license for this past deer season, the commission said.
‘Deal’ contestant misses trip, wins $1,000
Rachel Van Riper of Johnstown may not have come home with the big prize when she was a contestant on “Let’s Make a Deal,” but she didn’t return empty-handed.
She appeared on the game show Jan. 14.
Van Riper, dressed as a pizza maker, played a game with two other contestants that involved choosing a cash prize from a treasure chest. She was then given the option of keeping the money or turning it in for what was behind a curtain.
She decided to take the money, which turned out to be $1,000. But behind the curtain was a trip to Aruba.
“It was sad, but I was nervous I’d get the zonk, so I kept the money,” Van Riper said.
She attended the taping in Hollywood, Calif., in October.
College plans event for prospective students
SOMERSET – Pennsylvania Highlands Community College’s Somerset Center will hold an open house for adults and high school students and their families from 5 to 7 p.m. Monday at its facility at 315 Georgian Place, Somerset.
Information will be provided about degree programs, transfer options and opportunities for continuing education, as well as student life, including clubs and activities.
College representatives will speak to guests about their future educational goals.
For more information, call 443-2500 or 888-385-7325,
go to www.pennhighlands.edu/somerset or email email@example.com.
Students prepare for Catholic Schools Week
Catholic schools in the Diocese of Altoona-Johnstown will celebrate the national observance of Catholic Schools Week from Sunday through Feb. 2. Area schools will sponsor various activities and events throughout the week.
This year’s theme is “Catholic Schools Raise the Standards.” It reflects the launch of the National Standards and Benchmarks for Effective Catholic Elementary and Secondary Schools, which strives to ensure the responsible operation and governance of Catholic schools throughout the nation.
In the Diocese of Altoona-Johnstown, there are 20 Catholic elementary schools, with an enrollment of 2,935 students, and four independent Catholic high schools serving 1,022 students. Preschool enrollment in the diocese is 496.
The total number of students in the diocese’s Catholic schools this academic year is 4,453.
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The heart of Windber Research Institute’s laboratory was rededicated Friday in memory of the man credited with putting the institute on the cancer research world’s map.
Charges filed in crash site incident
A Mineral Point man has been charged with running down a fire police official Monday at the scene of a crash on William Penn Avenue in Jackson Township that killed a motorcyclist.
‘Homegrown postmaster’: Hudak retiring after 21 years at the helm
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IRS wants pawn shop owner to give up silver, cash
The Internal Revenue Service wants a federal judge to force a Portage businessman now serving time in federal prison to forfeit 67 silver bars and thousands of dollars in cash found in his home in January.
Basketball league aims to Stop the Violence
Stop the Violence, an adult summer basketball league in Johnstown that is designed to fight crime, held its championship game Friday night at the Prospect Community Center.
About 80 residents lined the sides of the courts and sat under a pavilion to watch the team from Prospect take on Winner’s Circle. Winner’s Circle won, 81-62.
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Festival will serve music with ribs, wings
Ribs, wings and music will combine for a tasty weekend.
The fifth annual Rib & Wing Festival will be held Saturday and Sunday at Seven Springs Mountain Resort, 777 Waterwheel Drive, Seven Springs.
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Theater interest develops into sideline in puppetry
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