The Tribune Democrat, Johnstown, PA

September 26, 2013

IN BRIEF | Inclined Plane cuts hours


The Tribune-Democrat

JOHNSTOWN — Hours of operation for the Johnstown Inclined Plane will be reduced beginning Tuesday.

New hours are from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Sunday through Thursday, and from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. Friday and Saturday.

Two injured in Somerset crash  

SOMERSET – Two motorists were taken to Memorial Medical Center following a Thursday afternoon crash on North Center Avenue, Somerset 911 officials said.

The accident briefly closed the road after a Jeep and another vehicle collided near the road’s 1400 block, a 911 supervisor said.

Crews were dispatched to the scene at approximately 2:20 p.m.

Both vehicles were towed from the accident scene by 3:30 p.m., 911 officials said.

Conditions of both motorists were not immediately available.

State police were investigating, 911 officials said.



Truck runs into fire hydrant

A Texas trucker was cited Thursday after his tractor-trailer ran over a fire hydrant on Menoher Boulevard and then left the scene, West Hills police said.

Victor Dominguez, 59, of Houston, hit the hydrant after missing or disregarding a detour on the road, causing the hydrant to flood the roadway and apparently cause water issues for nearby homes, West Hills Regional Officer Matthew Watts said.

As of noon, water had been turned off at the hydrant and crews from Greater Johnstown Water Authority were busy working to replace the hydrant, he said.

Dominguez was apparently pulled over further down the road near the former Johnstown Brewing Co. and cited for leaving the scene of an accident, falsifying a driver’s logbook and failing to obey traffic control devices, Watts said.

Crews were dispatched to the scene at 8:31 a.m., Watts said.



Alpaca farm holding open house

To celebrate National Alpaca Farm Days, an open house will be held from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday at Lilly Mountain Alpacas, 448 Mountain Road, Lilly.

There will be opportunities to visit with the alpacas, children’s alpaca walks and pictures with the animals.

Information: www.NationalAlpacaFarmDays.com.



Meeting to discuss African heritage center

The African American Heritage Society Inc. will hold a meeting to develop an African American Heritage Study Center at the Heritage Discovery Center at 2 p.m. Saturday at First Cambria AME Zion Church, 409 Haynes St., Johnstown.

The mission of the newly formed society and plans for the study center will be presented and discussed by its board of directors.

The society’s officers are Claudia B. Jones, president; Clea P. Hollis, secretary; and Bruce G. Haselrig Sr., treasurer.

Refreshments will be served. Information: 266-4835.



AAUW to host speaker

The Johnstown branch of the American Association of University Women will hold a meeting at 6:30 p.m. Monday at Pennsylvania Highlands Community College, Richland campus.

The guest speaker will be Sandy Millen, who will talk about Victorian-era jewelry and explain the intricacies of dress during the Civil War period.

This meeting also is a “Shape the Future” event that allows new members to join for half-price.

The meeting is open to the public.