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.
Wreck on turnpike injures both drivers
- Local News
VIDEO | ‘Best friends killing friends’: Kids share concerns about drugs, bullying, shootings
Sara Norman wasn’t shocked to learn that a 15-year-old stands accused of shooting a Johnstown police academy recruit July 13 in Oakhurst.
And she wouldn’t be surprised that a 16-year-old took three bullets Thursday in another Oakhurst neighborhood shooting.
Candidates rush to counter flurry of TV attack ads
A flurry of new TV ads has debuted in Pennsylvania’s campaign for governor, sending candidates scrambling to counter the attacks as the spending and rhetoric ratchet up.
- Local briefs 7/29/2014
Three region hospitals joining forces through oversight board
Three area hospitals announced the formation of a joint oversight board to control costs, strengthen buying influence and improve patient outcomes.
How a little yellow car sticker could save your life
It’s the car sticker that could save your life.
PennDOT’s “Yellow Dot” program has been around for several years, according to Daniel Zakraysek, coordinator of the Cambria Allegheny Regional Highway Safety Network.
But since entering his position in January, he said he’s been trying to build awareness in Cambria and surrounding counties.
Windber man waives prelim, heads to trial accused of killing girlfriend and unborn child
Denver Roy Alan Blough will stand trial for murder in the shooting deaths of his girlfriend and her unborn child.
- Tribune Treasure!
VIDEO | 'Just be a kid': Coping with help from family and each other
With such weight threatening to drag modern youths down a dangerous path, rising above the negative influences surrounding them can be a real test of inner strength and conviction.
‘It’s family’: Youngsters like their hometown
Colt Bopp says Johnstown is “a beautiful community” – despite its faults.
VIDEO | Kids: Future bright, but it might be somewhere else
For some of the young people interviewed by The Tribune-Democrat, the future may be bright, but it won’t necessarily be in Johnstown.
- More Local News Headlines
- VIDEO | ‘Best friends killing friends’: Kids share concerns about drugs, bullying, shootings