The Tribune Democrat, Johnstown, PA

June 17, 2013

In brief: West Taylor bridge project underway

The Tribune-Democrat

JOHNSTOWN — Work to replace two structures that cross Wildcat Run and a tributary to Laurel Run on Cooper Avenue, Route 3041, in West Taylor Township began Monday.

The project consists of replacing the two structures with precast box culverts, widening the sidewalk and improving curbing, drainage, guiderails and approaches.

The $989,000 project is anticipated for completion by mid-September.

Work continues on new retail site

Interior construction is underway on a Richland Town Centre site that will soon be home to a trendy retail chain.

Five Below, a fast-growing teen chain with 245 stores in 18 states that offers all of its items at $5 and less, is filling the former Fashion Bug site.

A building permit has been approved for the work, and the developers secured township planning commission approval in March to expand the location by 10 percent for additional office and storage space.

Company officials said the store will employ approximately 35 workers and is expected to open by fall.

Veterans breakfast set for Friday

Amber Springs Personal Care Residence at LaurelWood Care Center will host a free breakfast for veterans from 8 to 10 a.m. Friday at the personal care residence,

100 Woodmont Road, Upper Yoder Township.

There will be information available to veterans regarding money available to help pay for care now and in the future to those who qualify. Tours of the facility will be given.

Reservations are required by Thursday.

Information: 255-1488, ext. 18157.

Raystown Lake trail will be dedicated

HUNTINGDON – The Baltimore District of the Army Corps of Engineers is celebrating an America’s Great Outdoors event by dedicating a 2.3-mile trail around the Seven Points Recreation Area at Raystown Lake on Thursday.

America’s Great Outdoors is an initiative by the federal government to improve recreation and promote conservation.

The trail was designed to reduce traffic congestion, increase the safety for pedestrians, provide a healthy alternative to driving and improve the overall experience of visitors.

The event will start at noon with the keynote speaker being Jo-Ellen Darcy, assistant secretary of the Army for Civil Works.

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