Chiefs holding food drive
at tonight’s game
For the second year, the Johnstown Chiefs will partner with St. Vincent de Paul Food for Families for a holiday food drive today.
Fans are encouraged to bring nonperishable food items to tonight’s 7 p.m. game at the Cambria County War Memorial.
Barrels will be placed in the lobby, where the food donations can be placed.
Everyone who donates a nonperishable food item will be placed into a drawing for a Chief’s holiday prize pack.
The winner will be picked after the game and will be contacted the following week.
Probation officer promoted
to full-time position
EBENSBURG – Richard Rok, a three-year county employee, was promoted by the commissioners Friday to full-time adult probation officer at an annual salary of $32,286.
He is being moved up from his current post as a full-time, in-house detention monitor, where he received $22,500 annually.
Rok, a longtime Johnstown police officer, first was hired by the county in 2004 as a watchman/custodian.
Commission Chairman P.J. Stevens said Rok has been an excellent employee.
Teen charged with having weapon at high school
BOSWELL – A 17-year-old was charged with possessing a weapon on school property after retrieving a club-like weapon from his car during a snowball fight in the parking lot of North Star High School on Wednesday.
Police said a juvenile citation was filed against the youth.
The incident took place just before
Man pleads guilty
in multiple burglaries
EBENSBURG – A 19-year-old East Taylor Township man pleaded guilty Wednesday in county court to three burglaries, a robbery and two counts of conspiracy in those offenses.
Brett Sanderson of the 400 block of Pasture Lane told Judge Gerard Long that he had committed the crimes to get money to buy crack cocaine.
Chiefs holding food drive
- Local News
Victims’ advocates decry delays in Baker case
Stalled negotiations in a case involving 88 former Pennsylvania teens alleging abuse by a former Bishop McCort educator prompted a New Jersey nonprofit to take protest signs to the Altoona-Johnstown Roman Catholic Diocese’s administrative front door Wednesday.
Brothers held in shooting in Altoona mall lot
Two brothers have been jailed on assault and weapons charges after police say they were involved in a shooting outside an Altoona-area mall.
City police investigating shooting in Oakhurst area
One person was reportedly injured in a late night shooting in the city's Oakhurst neighborhood.
PennDOT seeks outside help to make bridge repairs
State officials are poised to sign a massive deal that will enlist outside help to rebuild and maintain up to 600 bridges, marking the Corbett administration’s latest foray into privatizing key government functions.
Corbett’s education policies faulted
A former Pennsylvania secretary of education graded Gov. Tom Corbett’s approach to education as “inadequate” on Wednesday.
- Tribune Treasure!
Council seeks options for sewer customers
Johnstown property owners might soon be able to connect to the city’s new sewer system without needing to pressure test their pipes.
Generous donors rescue St. Mark’s pet food bank
Imagine the heartbreak of a pet lover who has to give away their beloved furry friend because they can’t afford to feed them.
In brief: Motorcyclist dies from crash injuries
The motorcyclist injured in a traffic accident Monday afternoon on Route 271 in Mundys Corner died Wednesday.
Speed limits raised to 70 mph on parts of 2 Pa. interstates
Speed limits on more than 100 miles of two interstates in Pennsylvania will rise to 70 mph for the first time this summer, with similar increases possible next year on other stretches of roadway around the state, state transportation officials said Wednesday.
- More Local News Headlines
- Victims’ advocates decry delays in Baker case