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July 20, 2013

In brief: Fire damages garage in Jenner Twp.

JENNERSTOWN — Fire crews from several stations remained on the scene of a garage fire on Gilbert Hill Road in Jenner Township early Saturday evening.

A Somerset County 911 supervisor said the large garage was heavily damaged.

Police: Man fleeced in phone sex scam

YOUNGSTOWN – A Westmoreland County man was fleeced for more than $2,000 by someone who claimed to be a police officer, state police said.

The man, identified in a police press release only as “Thomas,” told police he was a customer of a pay-per-minute sex chat service.

Police said he received a call from someone claiming to be a police officer who told “Thomas” he had been communicating with a 15-year-old runaway. The caller agreed not to file criminal charges in connection with the underage sex chat if “Thomas” would pay for airfare and expenses to send the runaway home to her parents.

“Thomas” sent $2,307.66, police said.

CareerLink seeks vendors for job fair

PA CareerLink Cambria County is seeking em­ployers and training providers for its annual job fair, and said vendors should reserve a space by Friday.  

The job fair will be held from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Aug. 9 in the cafeteria area at Greater Johnstown Career & Technology Center, 445 Schoolhouse Road, Richland Township.

The job fair is open to Cambria County employers and training providers currently using the PA CareerLink website and actively recruiting or hiring within the next few months.  

There is no cost for participation in the job fair.

Reservations: 533-2332 or email

Local man vies for wing-eating title

Brian Subich of Johnstown will compete in the Hooters Worldwide Wing-Eating Championship on Thursday at Original Hooters in Clearwater, Fla., to conclude the chain’s nationwide wing-eating competition in partnership with Major League Eating.

As a professional eater, Subich will compete against top-ranked professional eaters in a 10-minute, all-you-can eat contest to consume Hooters chicken wings for cash prizes and the title of Worldwide Wing-Eating Champion.

Hooters will crown the champion during a weekend-long celebration in advance of National Chicken Wing Day on July 29. Hooters locations across the country will offer unlimited chicken wings to guests in an effort to collectively consume 1 million wings in a day.

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