The Tribune Democrat, Johnstown, PA

Local News

April 18, 2013

In brief: Route 30 detour scheduled Sunday evening

STOYSTOWN — Traffic on Route 30 at the Route 281 bridge in Quemahoning Township and Stoystown will be detoured for about eight hours beginning Sunday evening, PennDOT said.

Workers will prepare to build a new bridge by demolishing the existing bridge.

The contractor plans to reduce Route 30 to a single lane around 6 p.m. before closing the roadway around 8 p.m.

The $2.8 milton project includes a new single-span, concrete structure, replacement of pipes under Route 281, guide rail upgrades and an epoxy overlay on the bridge.

All work except for the epoxy overlay is expected to be finished by late October.

Patton resident pleads to firearm charge

A Patton resident will be sentenced Sept. 3 in federal court in Johnstown for possession of an illegal firearm, prosecutors said.

John B. Zollinhofer, 41, of the 600 block of Magee Avenue, pleaded guilty this week to one count of possessing a firearm by a user of controlled substances, U.S. Attorney David J. Hickton said.

Prosecutors said Zollinhofer was caught with the weapon in September 2011. The law provides for a maximum sentence of 10 years in jail for the crime but guidelines are also dependent on any criminal history.

Paper shredding, drug collection available

Cambria County Crime Stoppers will hold its biannual Shred-It Day on Saturday at Hornick Auto Sales, 2355 Bedford St. in Geistown.

Burgmeier Shredding and Hauling will have a truck in the parking lot from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Residents can bring old papers for shredding. A donation of $5 for every box of records will go to Crime Stoppers.

The Cambria County Drug Task Force also will accept unused prescription drugs at that time.

Other sponsors of the event are state Sen. John Wozniak and Cambria County District Attorney Kelly Callihan.

Crusher 5K Run-Walk registrations due

The 2013 Crusher Challenge 5K FunD Run or Walk will be held at 10 a.m. April 27 at Bishop McCort Catholic High School, 25 Osborne St., Johnstown.

Advance registration is $20 by Saturday or $25 until race day.

The first 200 entries will receive a free T-shirt.

Race-day registration will begin at 7:30 a.m.

The registration fee includes a post race picnic. Non-race participants will be admitted to the picnic for $5.

Runner awards will be presented to men and women in six age groups. The top three men and women walkers also will receive awards.

Proceeds will benefit student programming.

For more information or to register, go to

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