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April 25, 2013

In brief: Somerset Township man missing

SOMERSET — State police are looking for a 23-year-old Somerset Township man who might have wandered from his residence Monday without necessary medication.

Jacob P. Gilbert, 23, is reported to have left his residence in his silver 2000 Honda Civic late Monday. Family told police he has medical problems and that his vehicle has a large blue “eye” decal on his vehicle’s rear window.

Anyone with information may call state police at 445-4104.

Flood memorial to receive grant

ST. MICHAEL – The Johnstown Flood National Memorial in St. Michael has been selected by the National Park Foundation to receive an America’s Best Idea grant, U.S. Sen. Pat Toomey announced.

A total of 34 national parks have been awarded a total of $465,000 for programs.

The national park in St. Michael will use its $15,000 grant to continue its partnership with the Christ Centered Community Church in Johnstown to support the development of a community youth outdoor recreation program aimed at increasing interest in the national parks.

New plates recognize veterans’ service

Members and veterans of the Armed Forces who served with an airborne unit or as a World War II Merchant Mariner can now display their service with new license plates from PennDOT.

“These new plates recognize the added challenges faced by the brave service members who served with our nation’s military airborne units and those who served with the Merchant Marines during WWII, said PennDOT Secretary Barry J. Schoch. “PennDOT is proud to recognized the contributions of all of our military members.”

Veterans and military personnel who are interested in the new plates can visit PennDOT’s driver and vehicle services website, www.dmv.state.pa.us and select the “Military License Plates” link under the “Military Personnel/Veterans” Information Center.

Man to be sentenced on heroin charge  

A Johnstown man will be sentenced Sept. 5 on a charge of heroin distribution, federal prosecutors said.

Maurice L. Lindsay, 37, of Cypress Avenue, pleaded guilty Tuesday to a felony heroin delivery charge. He faces up to 20 years in prison depending on prior criminal history, U.S. Attorney David J. Hickton said.

Lindsay admitted to distributing less than 31/2 ounces of heroin during a sale Nov. 3, 2011, Hickton said.

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