The Tribune Democrat, Johnstown, PA

Local News

December 21, 2007

In brief

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

3 p.m.

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.

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