Storm downs trees in Westmont
A strong thunderstorm on Friday evening seemed to concentrate its destructive forces in the area of Fayette and Wyoming streets in Westmont.
West Hills Fire Department Lt. Eron Stoykovich said strong wind gusts knocked down several trees, and a few of the trees struck vehicles and brought down power lines.
One of the power lines fell into a tree, causing the line to arc, Stoykovich said. Penelec assisted firefighters by shutting down the power and clearing the hazard.
Wreck on Route 219 injures both drivers
Both drivers were injured in a two-vehicle accident on Route 219 South at the Route 56 East exit ramp around
4:30 p.m. Friday.
Michael Rosco, 63, of Perth Amboy, N.J., was eastbound on Route 56 when his vehicle struck the median barrier multiple times, Richland Township police said.
Rosco got off Route 56 to enter Route 219 South, but his car traveled down the grassy area at the interchange instead of on the ramp, police said.
Rosco’s car then entered Route 219 South, where it struck another car and then the barrier separating the southbound and northbound lanes. The impact caused Rosco’s car to flip over and come to rest in the northbound lanes, police said.
Both drivers were taken to the hospital. Rosco was in stable condition, police said. Information about the other driver was not available.
City police charge suspect in attack
A Johnstown man fought off a knife-wielding attacker Thursday night, said city police, who later arrested a suspect.
In a criminal complaint, police said Sean Anthony Romney, 24, of the 1300 block of Pennsylvania Avenue, was inside the home with another man when an argument erupted about 7:45 p.m. over a cable box.
Romney allegedly threw the cable box at the other man and then came at him with a knife. The man used a chair to fight off Romney, who fled the home, police said.
No injuries were reported.
Romney was charged with aggravated assault, simple assault with a deadly weapon, disorderly conduct and harassment.
He was arraigned Friday by on-call District Judge Leonard Grecek of Roxbury and sent to the Cambria County Prison after failing to post 10 percent of $10,000 bond.
Storm downs trees in Westmont
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High-tech help: Geistown tackles stormwater runoff problems
How can computer mapping technology help Geistown Borough to solve its trouble with stormwater runoff?
That’s the question being answered as borough officials chart catch basins with the help of Cambria County Geographical Information Systems and Pitt-Johnstown’s geography department.
App aids pregnant women
It is no secret that good prenatal, postnatal and newborn medical care promotes healthy babies.
But studies show pregnant women who are eligible for Medicaid insurance often don’t know how to access the medical care they need during pregnancy.
Controversy arises over college plan
A community college planned in the northwestern corner of Pennsylvania would open the doors of higher education to students in an 11-county area, but it’s also stirring controversy about who pays the bills.
Visitors sweet on maple Taste & Tour
Sunday’s late winter scene at Baer Bros. Maple Camp was one that has been a tradition here for nearly a century.
Couple minister through cursillo, visiting inmates
Nicholas and Mercedes Smith are spreading the Catholic faith by listening. By hearing the word of the Lord, they can spread that message by ministering to others.
Event to showcase women’s interests
From the practical to the fanciful, this will be a girls’ day out.
The eighth annual Women’s Showcase and Basket Bash will be held from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. March 29 at Pasquerilla Conference Center, 301 Napoleon St., downtown Johnstown.
Singing comics give voice to new style
The power of the human voice will be evident when Vox Audio appears at the Pasquerilla Performing Arts Center in Richland Township. Without prerecorded tracks or instruments, the group’s five vocalists use only their voices to create texture, rhythm, bass, and even trumpet and electric guitar.
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Cambria officials fear loss of judge
As officials work toward reducing employee numbers in anticipation of a change in the county’s class designation, Cambria’s declining population should have minimal if any immediate impact on the number of judges on the bench of the court of common pleas.
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