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August 31, 2011

In brief: Sex assault suspect turns himself in

TIRE HILL — A Somerset County man turned himself in to police Wednesday on charges that he had sex with a teenage girl at a location in Conemaugh Township, Somerset County.

Micaiah Antipas McRae, 21, whose last known address was listed as being on the 1000 block of Main Street in Windber, was charged by the Conemaugh Township police with statutory sexual assault, involuntary deviate sexual intercourse with a victim younger than 16, aggravated indecent assault, indecent assault and corruption of a minor.

McRae was arraigned before District Judge Susan Manka­myer of Boswell.

He is free on $25,000 unsecured bail.

Township Detective Michael H. Popma said in a criminal complaint that his department received a report of suspected child abuse and sexual assault from Somerset County Children and Youth Services.

An investigation revealed that McRae had sex with the girl in late February, the complaint says.

UPJ makes list of best colleges

Pitt-Johnstown has been named a “Best Northeastern College” for 2012 by The Princeton Review. It is one of 218 schools included in the northeast region by the nationally known education services company.

“We are deeply honored to have received this very prestigious designation,” Jem Spectar, Pitt-Johnstown president, said.

For the project, The Princeton Review asked students to rate their own schools on several issues – from the accessibility of their professors to quality of the campus food – and answer questions about themselves, their fellow students and their campus life.

Comments from surveyed students are quoted in the school profiles on The Princeton Review site.

Overall, Pitt-Johnstown is one of 623 colleges constituting about 25 percent of the nation’s 2,500 four-year colleges to be recognized as a best regional college.  

More information about Pitt-Johnstown’s standing can be found on The Princeton Review’s website at

Steel series features ties to local area

The Pennsylvania Cable Network will premiere a new series called “Keystone Steel” during the Labor Day weekend.

Through a series of oral histories, the series will pay tribute to those who formerly worked or are working in the steel industry.

Two men with Johnstown roots will be a part of the series.

David Cooper, a crane operator at Bethlehem Steel Corp. for 29 years, will be featured at 3 p.m. Sunday, and Bernie Oravec, whose grandfather, father and uncles worked at Bethlehem Steel, will be featured at 5:45 p.m. Sunday.

 “Keystone Steel” will debut at 2 p.m. Saturday and is scheduled to continue at 3 p.m. Sunday and 9 a.m. Monday.

During this special programming, two “PCN Tours” programs will offer viewers an inside look at two former steel locations that have been given new life through either renovation or historic preservation.  

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