The Tribune Democrat, Johnstown, PA

September 10, 2013

In brief: Knife-wielding man holds up Armagh bank

The Tribune-Democrat

ARMAGH — State police are looking for a robber armed with a knife who held up the S&T Bank in Armagh just after 10:30 a.m. Tuesday.

The male suspect had a 3-inch-long knife and demanded money, police said. The suspect fled on foot toward the storage sheds just west of the bank, police said. The suspect then left the scene in a vehicle of unknown description.

The amount of money taken was undetermined Tuesday afternoon, the report said.

The suspect was described as 5 feet 6 inches tall with a large build and a belly. He had a loud, deep voice and was wearing a blue Adidas hooded sweatshirt with a front zipper and white vertical stripes under the sleeves. He also was wearing gray sweatpants and blue Skechers shoes.

Annual band festival on tap in Somerset

The Somerset Golden Eagles Marching Band will host its annual Roof Garden Festival of Bands on Saturday at the Somerset Area High School stadium.

The competition will begin at 7 p.m. and feature a variety of bands including Windber, Southern Garrett, Mount Union, McKeesport, Youngsville and Westmont Hilltop. As the host band, Somerset will perform but not compete.

Special guests, the Kutztown University Marching Unit, also will perform.

The Somerset Band Boosters will have a concession stand and baked goods table available as well as candygrams and a basket raffle.

Admission is $6 for adults and $4 for students and senior citizens.

Radio club offers certification session

Members of the Cambria Radio Club will hold a free “Ham In A Day” session Saturday for those interested in earning an amateur radio license.

The program will begin at

8 a.m. at Mount Calvary Lutheran Church, 1000 Scalp Ave., Richland Township, and conclude with testing at 4 p.m.

Attendees will be able to earn the basic level Federal Communications Commission technician class certification.

Lunch will be provided.

Amateur Radio is part of the Auxiliary Communications Service as implemented by the Federal Emergency Management Agency and the Federal Communications Commission and can only be activated by local government.

To register or for more information, call 444-9460 or visit

Picnic to host area Republicans

PATTON – The public is invited to attend a corn boil picnic Sunday in which U.S. Rep. Bill Shuster, R-Hollidays- burg, and Cambria County Commissioners Doug Lengenfelder and Mark Wissinger will be special guests.

The picnic will be held at the Yahner Bros. Farm, 249 Beaver St., Patton. The event will start at 3 p.m.

For more details and to sign up for the picnic, call 674-8344.