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February 20, 2013

In brief: Contract won’t affect Lockheed Martin move

JOHNSTOWN — A $225 million contract extension is not enough to preserve the local jobs at Lockheed Martin Global Supply Chain Services in Richland Township.

The third-year option announced Tuesday on the Department of Defense website is the extension of a job being overseen by employees in Johnstown, Lockheed Martin spokeswoman Emily Caruso said.

But Lockheed Martin announced last week it was moving the Global Supply Chain Services operation to Maryland.

The contract announced Tuesday covers a wide range of spare parts and industrial hardware for maintenance, overhaul and repair operations for the Air Force. Much of the work will be done in Georgia, Oklahoma and Utah.

Hastings blaze was arson, fire marshal rules

HASTINGS – The fire that damaged a three-story home in Hastings on Wednesday has been ruled arson, a fire official said.

The blaze broke out at 3:10 a.m. at 1280 Spangler St.

A state police fire marshal from Indiana County ruled the cause was arson, Hastings fire Chief Joe Huber said.

A woman who lived in the single-family home on a part-time basis was not home when the fire started, he said. No injuries were reported. Damage is estimated at $15,000, the chief said.

Firefighters from Hope, Patton and Westover also responded, along with EMS units.

an accused of burglary, assault  

MEYERSDALE – A Meyersdale man was jailed after he was accused of entering a home Sunday and assaulting a woman at a bar the same night, police said.

State police from Somerset said Derek Allen Schardt, 23, of the 300 block of Keystone Street, went into a home in the 200 block of Lincoln Avenue around 1:30 a.m. but fled after an occupant spotted him.

Troopers said they found Schardt at his residence after following footprints in the snow leading from the home.

Schardt was charged with burglary of an occupied structure, criminal trespass and harassment.

Troopers also alleged that Schardt had earlier assaulted a woman at Dub’s Bar on Pine Street in Garrett. Schardt told the woman he would kill her if she testified against his mother in another case, troopers said in a criminal complaint.

He was charged in that incident with intimidation of a witness, terroristic threats, harassment and disorderly conduct.

Schardt was arraigned by District Judge Kenneth Johnson of Somerset and sent to the Somerset County Jail after failing to post $15,000 bond in each case.

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