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April 27, 2013

Local briefs 4/28/2013

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.

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  • Halfway house inmates can ease back into society

    Prison life can be a time warp.
    When inmates are locked away – for months, years, decades – society moves forward: Technology evolves, major events occur, pop culture changes. From a personal perspective, families and friends live their lives: weddings, funerals, graduations, births, retirements. All the while, criminals bide their time, existing in a regimented world of cement walls and metal bars.
    Almost all of them eventually rejoin society, though.

    April 19, 2014

  • Crime board took aim at house

    Johnstown’s unemployment rate is around 8 percent.
    One-third of the city’s population lives in poverty.
    Burglaries and assaults significantly increased between 2010 and 2012. There is a thriving illegal trade in heroin and prescription drugs.
    Given those conditions, it can be challenging for Johnstown Community Corrections Center residents to find jobs when living in the facility or to avoid falling back into a criminal lifestyle upon their release.

    April 19, 2014

  • Homicides linked to center

    Three homicides that took place in Johnstown last year involved either a suspect or victim who previously resided in the Community Corrections Center.
    Police Chief Craig Foust confirmed the name of one victim, who spent almost two months in the facility on Washington Street during 2007, a time period verified by the Pennsylvania Department of Corrections.

    April 19, 2014

  • bachota Volunteers helping to spruce up community

    Walls and ceilings inside the Cambria County Library look clean and bright with fresh new coats of paint on them.
    The work was recently done by inmates from the Johnstown Community Corrections Center.

    April 19, 2014 2 Photos

  • alanna Hartzok targets income disparity

    Alanna Hartzok described herself as being a conservative progressive.
    The Franklin County resident said she is in favor of conserving environmental resources, education opportunities, Social Security and Medicare, while wanting to progressively address wealth inequality, health care and taxation.

    April 19, 2014 1 Photo

  • Schools rise to leadership challenge

    Forest Hills and Cambria Heights high school students put the spirit of healthy competition toward a good cause and picked up some lessons in leadership along the way.

    April 19, 2014

  • KATEY LADIKA Student’s photos win awards

    A Forest Hills High School junior has captured several awards in a high school arts and writing contest that has identified greats such as Truman Capote and Andy Warhol.

    April 19, 2014 1 Photo

  • Jim Siehl JIM SIEHL | Music to my ears

    Seldom has $15 produced such a high level of entertainment as it did a few weeks ago when I found myself in the second row just left of center keeping back the tears once again during my third live performance of “Les Miserables.”

    April 19, 2014 1 Photo

  • Michele Bender Bye, bye, Easter birdies

    Animals fascinated my mom. Riding the train between Johnstown and Philly, she saw horses, pigs, sheep, cows … a Mattel See ’n Say of farm critters.

    April 19, 2014 1 Photo

  • Bill Eggert Columnist Photo Travelogue of terror features Johnstown area

    A historic week will surround the venerable Silver Drive-In come the beginning of May.

    April 19, 2014 2 Photos

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