Local man wins American Eagle spot
WINDBER – Kyle Neff of Windber garnered enough votes to win the Sharp and Chic category of American Eagle’s Live Your Life Campaign.
The 19-year-old sophomore is a finance and marketing dual major at Robert Morris University in suburban Pittsburgh and has always been interested in fashion.
Neff received more votes in his category than the seven other males from across the nation.
EcoKids receives $10,000 grant
The Community Foundation for the Alleghenies recently was awarded a combined $10,000 grant from the Community Initiatives Fund and the Robert Waters Charitable Trust.
The money will go to The Learning Lamp’s EcoKids to help offset startup costs. The children’s consignment shop, located at 2025 Bedford St. in Johnstown, opened in July.
Proceeds support The Learning Lamp’s After School Outreach Program, which serves underprivileged children in kindergarten through eighth grade at three locations in the Moxham, Prospect and Oakhurst sections of Johnstown. The program serves about 100 children during after-school hours and over the summer.
Barrier Awareness Day slated for Wednesday
The Hiram G. Andrews Center at 727 Goucher St. in Upper Yoder Township will conduct its annual Barrier Awareness Day, which promotes accessibility in public areas, at 1 p.m. Wednesday.
Students from local high schools and attendant care agency staff will use adaptative equipment such as wheelchairs, braces and vision-impairment glasses to navigate obstacles to view the world through the eyes of a person with a disability.
CamTran will provide a bus for demonstration of loading and unloading adaptive equipment.
Conemaugh veterans elect leaders
Ed Wojnaroski Sr. was elected chairman of the Conemaugh Valley Veterans.
Other officers chosen at the biennial election are Jon Brown, vice chairman/secretary; Dave Wainwright, assistant vice chairman/secretary; and Marty Kuhar, treasurer.
The organization continues to coordinate various military and veterans events and activities throughout the area, including the annual Veteran’s Day parade in downtown Johnstown.
Local man wins American Eagle spot
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Windber lab rededicated in memory of scientist
The heart of Windber Research Institute’s laboratory was rededicated Friday in memory of the man credited with putting the institute on the cancer research world’s map.
Charges filed in crash site incident
A Mineral Point man has been charged with running down a fire police official Monday at the scene of a crash on William Penn Avenue in Jackson Township that killed a motorcyclist.
‘Homegrown postmaster’: Hudak retiring after 21 years at the helm
A person would have to go back nearly 175 years to find a Johnstown postmaster who has had more tenure than Michael Hudak Jr.
IRS wants pawn shop owner to give up silver, cash
The Internal Revenue Service wants a federal judge to force a Portage businessman now serving time in federal prison to forfeit 67 silver bars and thousands of dollars in cash found in his home in January.
Basketball league aims to Stop the Violence
Stop the Violence, an adult summer basketball league in Johnstown that is designed to fight crime, held its championship game Friday night at the Prospect Community Center.
About 80 residents lined the sides of the courts and sat under a pavilion to watch the team from Prospect take on Winner’s Circle. Winner’s Circle won, 81-62.
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Festival will serve music with ribs, wings
Ribs, wings and music will combine for a tasty weekend.
The fifth annual Rib & Wing Festival will be held Saturday and Sunday at Seven Springs Mountain Resort, 777 Waterwheel Drive, Seven Springs.
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Theater interest develops into sideline in puppetry
At 36, Ryan Skiles of Ebensburg is the oldest graduate student in his class, but he doesn’t want this opportunity to pass him by. A music teacher at Cambria Heights High School until three or four years ago, Skiles is working on getting his MFA in acting and directing, with a side order of puppet making.
Man charged with running down fire official at accident scene
A Mineral Point man has been charged with running down a fire police official at Monday’s fatal crash scene on William Avenue in Jackson Township.
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