JOHNSTOWN — Atlantic Broadband crews on Wednesday repair cables damaged the previous evening when a car went out of control on Elton Road, sheared off a utility pole and struck a parked pickup truck near Hoover Street in Richland Township. Wires also fell to the ground about a block away at another pole along Elton. The crash was reported at 7:51 p.m. Tuesday, and a section of Elton Road remained closed until early Wednesday. The driver was taken to Memorial Medical Center in Johnstown, where he was treated and then released, police said. His name is being withheld until the investigation is completed.
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Portage area vandals hamper Christmas spirit by destroying decorations
State police have received reports of vandalism in the Portage Township area. A resident said Christmas decorations were destroyed at at least three homes around Wesley Avenue.
Local reaction to Salvation Army's plea stuns local leader
Response following the Salvation Army’s plea for help supplying toys for needy children was overwhelming, Maj. Joseph Pawlowski said.
Somerset taxes soar
Somerset County taxes are expected to rise nearly 21⁄2 mills next year.
New 911 system planned
Somerset County will begin its switch to a new 911 radio communications system next year.
DUI victims remembered
Jennifer Ezykowsky awoke in June 2006 to a phone call and words she’ll never forget.
A DUI crash had claimed her husband’s life.
Gov candidate touts strategy for development
Citing his success as mayor of Allentown, Ed Pawlowski says it will take hard work by both political parties to bring jobs and economic development to Pennsylvania, but the most important thing is to establish the vision for everyone to strive to achieve.
“There doesn’t seem to be any coherent strategy coming from the state,” Pawlowski said Monday during a campaign stop in Johnstown.
City income-tax boost to fund police, codes officer
When Johnstown officials unveil their 2014 budget on Dec. 11, it is expected to include money for two additional police officers and a new codes enforcement officer.
Caring employees serving kids
Eight employees of Westmont’s Eat’n Park have banded together to host a basket party and an evening of dancing to help the restaurant chain’s 2013 Caring for Kids campaign.
Man involved in fatal 2012 shooting pleads guilty to heroin sale
One of the three men involved in a deadly shooting by police in June of last year has pleaded guilty to selling heroin.
All in the family: Generations work together at ‘country’ store
Nestled along busy Route 30 East in the tiny community of Buckstown, Duppstadt’s Country Store stocks everything from Western boots and Carhartt clothing to scented candles and alpaca socks.
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