Flight 93 Memorial sets mark for visitors
SHANKSVILLE – A record number of people visited the Flight 93 Memorial in Somerset County last year, the National Park Service said.
Park Superintendent Jeff Reinbold said nearly 350,000 visitors came to the memorial in 2012, the first full calendar year after the permanent memorial was dedicated on the 10th anniversary of the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks, the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reported.
Members of the Flight 93 Advisory Commission were to be briefed on the numbers at their quarterly meeting Saturday and get an update on visitor center construction due to start with a groundbreaking in spring or early summer.
The memorial marks the crash site of a hijacked United Airlines jet that investigators believe was intended for a Washington, D.C., target before the 40 passengers and crew fought back.
Meyersdale schedules kindergarten sign-ups
Meyersdale Area Elementary School has opened registration for children who will be eligible to attend kindergarten in the fall. Call the elementary school office at 634-8313, ext. 3, if you have a child who will be 5 years old before Sept. 1.
Kindergarten screening will be held May 3. A kindergarten readiness orientation will be held at 6:30 p.m. Feb. 28 at the elementary school. Call 634-8313, ext. 3, to register.
Jenner supervisor on state association panel
Keith Barnick, a Jenner Township supervisor, has been appointed to the publications-public relations committee of the Pennsylvania State Association of Township Supervisors.
The group provides input on the association’s publications and public relations activities.
Indiana man accused of shoplifting
INDIANA – An Indiana County man was jailed Thursday after he was accused of taking items from Wal-Mart and not paying for them.
David James Prushnok, 21, of the 200 block of Forest Ridge, Indiana, allegedly attempted to steal $329.91 in merchandise from Wal-Mart in White Township, and then attempted to get a refund, state police said.
Prushnok was charged with retail theft and sent to the Indiana County Jail after failing to post $5,000 bond.
A day earlier, Prushnok allegedly entered Wal-Mart and obtained two items and took them directly to the service desk for a refund without ever buying them, troopers said.
He completed the return and was given a gift card for $296.71. A charge of retail theft is expected to be filed in that case, troopers said.