The Tribune Democrat, Johnstown, PA

March 6, 2013

In brief: Fundraiser to benefit ailing 3-year-old


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JOHNSTOWN — A fundraiser to benefit a 3-year-old boy with metachromatic leukadystrophy disease will be held beginning at 2 p.m. Saturday at Camp Harmony, 1414 Plank Road, Hooversville.

The rare and serious disorder affects the protective covering around nerve fibers. There is no cure.

The fundraiser is being held by Jen Saap, a stranger to the family who felt the need to help them.

There will be Bible trivia games, a bake sale and other food items and a Chinese-style auction with gift baskets, jewelry, gift certificates and miscellaneous items donated by local companies and individuals.

Contemporary rock and praise band Calvary Cross will donate a live concert from 4 to 6:30 p.m.

Refreshments will be served at the event during the concert.

Donations, gifts for the auction, baked goods and food items of any kind will be accepted before and at the event.

Information: 536-0412.



Hidden Valley hosts Spring Carnival

The fourth annual Spring Carnival will be held from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday and Sunday at Hidden Valley Four Seasons Resort.

Free family-friendly activities will include snow rafting, a snow-mountain treasure dig, an obstacle course, snow golf, a limbo and hula hoop contest, balloon twists, face painting, coloring contests, ducky races, jewelry making, tennis ball roll and cupcake walk.

The Carnivale Market Square will feature music by DJ Donn, carnival foods, activities, crafts, games and prizes.

The Hidden Valley Race Club will hold a special Open Cup Race at 12:30 p.m. Saturday. The race is open to skiers of all ages and ability levels.

Registration is from 10:30 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. outside the locker room on the plaza level, The cost is $5 per participant.

A Jib Jam will be held at 6 p.m. Saturday in the terrain park, followed by a torchlight Parade on Cobra Slope.

Live entertainment will feature Randy Myers from 4 to 7 p.m. on the Plaza, followed by the JWP Band from 8 to 11 p.m. at Glaciers Pub.

Information: www.hiddenvalleyresort.com.



Police: Fleeing driver hit post office

TIPTON – A 25-year-old Tyrone area man who allegedly crashed his vehicle into the Tipton post office has been charged in the incident.

Patrick Wayne Leeper Jr. is accused of simple assault, recklessly endangering another person, unauthorized use of an automobile and other counts.

State police in Hollidaysburg said Leeper fled his home when police were called about an alleged domestic violence incident.

Police said Leeper took off in a vehicle and then crashed it into the office, causing major damage.

Leeper, who was on state parole, fled the scene and was found in a patch of woods nearby, police said.



Somerset woman hurt in crash

SOMERST – A Somerset woman was hurt Monday after losing control of her car on Water Level Road in Somerset Township. The car rolled after it hit a tree.

State police in Somerset said Patricia E. Conrad, 75, received moderate injuries in the crash and was transported to an area hospital by Somerset EMS.



Route 22 repairs planned near Cresson

Route 22 will be reduced to a single lane near Cresson because of work to replace expansion dams over the piers on the structure that carries the eastbound lanes of Route 22 across

The Norfolk Southern Railroad lines are near the Route 53 interchange.

Traffic has been reduced to a single lane, and repairs will begin weather permitting.

All repairs will be performed by CH&D Enterprises of New Stanton during daylight hours from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. The project is expected to be completed by mid-July.



Airline recognized in trade publication

The airline operating commuter flights from Altoona and Johnstown airports has been honored by a major industry publication.

The Johnstown-Cambria County Airport Authority announced that Silver Airways has been named 2013 Regional Airline of the Year by Air Transport World.

Silver Airways has been providing excellent service from

Johnstown to Washington’s Dulles International Airport since Aug. 1, airport manager Ranell Fenchak said.

Silver operates 18 weekly round-trip flights using an advanced, 34 seat, fuel-efficient Saab 340-Plus aircraft.

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