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September 16, 2013

In brief: Woman using stolen debit card sought

JOHNSTOWN — Richland Township police are asking the public’s help in finding a woman who they said used a stolen debit card to ring up purchases at several businesses throughout Johnstown.

Officer Jarod Quist said the woman used a debit card stolen in Richland to buy $325.45 worth of cigarettes on Sept. 13.

The woman used the card to charge purchases at Smoke City, 442 Main St., Habits Beer and Tobacco, 960 Franklin St., Jackie’s Smoke Shop, 123 Ohio St., and a service station.

Anyone who is able to identify the woman can call Richland police at 800-281-1680.

Pair accused of stealing coins from home

State police say two men stole $1,000 in coins from a Jefferson Township home on Sept. 8 and then used automatic change machines to obtain cash.

Douglas Everhart and Matthew Snyder, both of Somerset, went to the Duck Pond Road home, with Everhart breaking a screen on a window to enter, police said.

The pair and another man – all of them heroin users, police say – went to Coin Star machines in Somerset and Johnstown and were caught on surveillance video.

Richland awards contract to repair 3 roads

A Pittsburgh area company has been awarded a contract to repair sections of three Richland Township roads.

Township officials awarded a $37,098 tar-and-chip bid to Russell Standard Corp. of Mars, Butler County, to make improvements to sections of Donald Lane, Erickson Drive and Theatre Drive.

Russell Standard outbid its lone competitor for the work by $5,000, bid totals show.

The work is expected to be complete by Oct. 1.

E. Conemaugh to host homecoming parade

The East Conemaugh Borough Council on Monday agreed to host the annual homecoming parade of the Conemaugh Valley School District, scheduled for Sept. 26.

The parade will start at 6 p.m. with the route starting on Railroad Street at the car wash. The parade will march up Greeve Street and Locust Street before turning onto First Street and traveling down Main Street before crossing the bridge into Franklin Borough.

In Franklin, the parade will turn left onto Main Street and head to the Franklin ball field, where a bonfire will be held.

The second day of the homecoming will be held the following day with a night football game, the school district said in a letter to council.

A homecoming dance is scheduled the evening of Sept. 28 at the high school, the letter said.


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