The Tribune Democrat, Johnstown, PA

September 17, 2011

In brief: Items being collected for time capsule


Staff and wire reports

— Alternative Community Resource Program and 56 & Runnin’ are sponsoring the collection of items for a time capsule to be buried in Sandyvale Memorial Gardens.

The time capsule will be buried at 6 p.m. Oct. 1 and is to be unearthed in 30 years.

Anyone wishing to have items included in the time capsule can bring those items to ACRP, 726 Franklin St.

A $5 donation is requested for items small enough to fit in a sandwich bag. Larger items require a $10 donation.

Funds raised will go to Catholic Charities of the Altoona-Johnstown Diocese and for continued improvements to Sandyvale Memorial Gardens.

For additional information, contact Lamar Porcher at Lporcher2255@hotmail.com or Apryle Babish at AMB221@pitt.edu.

PITT-nic in the Park set for Wednesday

Pitt-Johnstown has invited the entire Johnstown community to kick off the 2011 Homecoming celebration with its fifth annual PITT-nic in the Park.  

The free event will take place from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Wednesday in Central Park, downtown Johnstown.  

There will be free hot dogs, prizes and entertainment by radio personalities from 96 KEY. PJ, the university mascot, will be on hand to distribute balloons to children.

For more information, go to www.pitt-johnstown.pitt.edu/Homecoming.

Author to speak at St. Francis

LORETTO – A Campus Community Lecture will be held from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Thursday in the JFK Auditorium on the campus of St. Francis University.

“Diversity and the Workplace. Changing Agents: Innovators, Leadership and Diversity Management” will be presented by Leah Hollis.

Hollis is author of the book “Unequal Opportunity: Fired Without Cause, Filing With the EEOC.”

She earned a bachelor’s degree from Rutgers University, a master’s degree from Pitt and a doctorate in education administration from Boston University, where she was a Martin Luther King Fellow.

She furthered her professional training at Harvard, Stanford and Cornell universities and has taught at Northwestern University, the New Jersey Institute of Technology and Rutgers University.

Hollis has spoken nationally and regionally on race, gender, ethnicity and access concerns.

She also is co-author of “Saga of the Johnstown Schools: Echoes from the Halls” with her mother, Clea Hollis.

UPJ to host women in leadership event

“Time to be First: Women in Leadership” will be held Oct. 7 at Pitt-Johnstown’s Living Learning Center.

Registration will be held from 7:30 to 8 a.m. with breakfast at 8 a.m. The event concludes at noon.

The morning will feature keynote speaker Agnus Berenato, Pitt women’s basketball head coach.

Breakout sessions are titled: Becoming Financially Fearless in Business and Life, Social Media – Are You Googleable?, Fit, Fun and Fabulous!, and Take Your Business to the Next Level.

The event is $24 per person or $160 for a table of eight.

Registration deadline is Friday.

To register or for additional information, call 269-2099 or go to www.pitt-johnstown.pitt.edu/outreach.

Witness placed under bail and monitoring

BETHLEHEM – An eastern Pennsylvania judge has taken steps to ensure that a witness appears to testify in his brother’s trial in the mistaken-identity murder of a teenager almost five years ago.

Northampton County President Judge Kimberly McFadden on Friday granted prosecutors’ request to place

24-year-old Algee Macon under protective bail and electronic monitoring when he is released from prison next month after serving an aggravated assault sentence.

Macon is a key witness in the case against 26-year-old Daniel Macon, who is accused of having ordered a hit on rival drug dealers in Bethlehem in December 2006. Authorities said the gunman went to the wrong apartment and shot 15-year-old Kevin Muzila.

Woman charged in husband’s death

SAEGERTOWN – A northwestern Pennsylvania woman has been charged with homicide and assault following the death of her husband, who police said was stabbed in a domestic dispute.

The Erie Times-News said 46-year-old Diedre Stoll was arraigned Friday in Crawford County on the new charges.

She had been arrested after 50-year-old Willis Stoll was stabbed last weekend in their Cussewago Township home.

He died Thursday at UPMC Hamot in Erie, and the county coroner ruled his death a homicide.

Diedre Stoll cried and visibly trembled during her Saegertown arraignment, which had originally been scheduled as a bond hearing.

Public defender Jeffrey Misko said it has not been shown that his client was the aggressor. He said she had filed domestic violence complaints against her husband in the past.

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