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March 8, 2013

In brief: City man admits firearm violation

JOHNSTOWN — A Johnstown resident pleaded guilty in federal court to unlawful possession of a firearm by a convicted felon.

Rogelin M. Lopez, 25, of the 300 block of Washington Street, entered the plea before U.S. District Judge Kim R. Gibson in Johnstown on Wednesday.

Lopez possessed a Smith & Wesson pistol on Dec. 24, 2009, after being convicted of delivery of a controlled substance in 2006.

Federal law prohibits people who have been convicted of a crime punishable by imprisonment of more than one year, such as delivery of a controlled substance, from possessing a firearm or ammunition.

Sentencing is scheduled for Aug. 6.

Lopez could face up to 10 years in prison, a $250,000 fine or both.

Armed robbery report under investigation

NORTHERN CAMBRIA – Borough police are investigating a report of an armed robbery at Nic’s Tobacco Outlet in the 2600 block of Bigler Avenue.

No injuries were reported.

No other information was available late Friday.

Auditions scheduled for Woody Allen play

INDIANA – The Indiana Players will hold auditions for “Play It Again, Sam” from 6 to 8 p.m. Monday and Tuesday at the Philadelphia Street Playhouse, 725 Philadelphia St. in downtown Indiana.

The director is looking for three men age 30 and older, two women age 25 to 40, and six more women age 18 to 30.

Written by Woody Allen, “Play It Again, Sam” is about Allan Felix, an insecure, bookish man who is a loser with the ladies.

Information: www.indianaplay­ or

Foundation offers youth internship

The Community Foundation for the Alleghenies is seeking high school seniors from Cambria, Somerset and Bedford counties with an interest in com­munity affairs, journalism and current events to apply for its youth philanthropy internship.

The paid summer internship will provide participants with an opportunity to identify and support solutions for areas of concern within the community.

The internship is scheduled to run from June 17 through Aug. 9 at the foundation office, 116 Market St. in downtown Johnstown.

The program is being supported by a grant from The Heinz Endowments.

Applications are available at and are due no later than 5 p.m. March 25.

Applications will be reviewed by a committee, and an undetermined number of candidates will be selected for an interview. Four candidates will be selected for the internship and will be contacted by May 3.

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