Hours expand for 2 area liquor stores
SOMERSET – The Pennsylvania Liquor Control Board will expand operational hours at 102 wine and spirit stores, including two in Somerset County.
The store at 1607 Jefferson Ave. in Windber now will be open from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m., Monday through Saturday.
Another store, at 1534 N. Center Ave. in Somerset, will operate from 9 a.m. to 10 p.m. Monday through Saturday.
Cafe burglary under investigation
JENNERSTOWN – State police continue to investigate a burglary that happened late Friday or early Saturday at a Jennerstown restaurant.
Several items, including money from a safe, were reportedly taken from Coal Miners Cafe.
Two other burglaries have occurred recently at businesses in the area.
Bikers donate $1,300 to WRI endowment
More than $1,300 was donated to the Windber Research Institute Endowment Fund as a result of a motorcycle show and fundraising ride co-sponsored Aug. 10 by the Johnstown Harley Owners Group and its sponsor, Zepka Inc. Harley-Davidson.
Fifty-six motorcycles carrying 87 people participated in the ride, which ended at the research facility, where a tour was conducted by President and CEO Tom Kurtz.
Prizes and awards for the bike show and fundraising dice run totaled $1,000.
Winners in the show were:
• Gary Cameron, Overall Best of Show Bike under 5 years old.
• Tom Leslie, Overall Best of Show Bike 5 years old and older.
• Ken Clark, Oldest Bike.
Other winners in various classes were David Weigle, Toby Bialas, Dan Shetler, Bill Keller, Tim Lehman, MaryJo Hockensmith, Dwayne Becker and William Hohan.
Country singers scheduled to perform
Country singer Justin Moore will bring his Off the Beaten Path Tour to the region Feb. 27 at the Kovalchick Convention and Athletic Complex on the campus of Indiana University of Pennsylvania.
Josh Thompson and Randy Houser also will perform.
Tickets for the concert will go on sale Nov. 29. Ticket prices will be announced later.
Information: 800-298-4200 or www.kovalchickcomplex.com.
Hours expand for 2 area liquor stores
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Customers shocked by electric bills
When a third-party power generation supplier tempted Robin Hagins with a low rate in 2012, it was too good to pass up.
Then, this winter, temperatures plummeted. And the Upper Yoder Township woman’s electric bill seemed to rise just as fast.
Judge lays out plan to fill council seat
Anyone interested in filling the vacant seat on Johnstown City Council needs to send a resume to Cambria County President Judge Timothy Creany.
JAHA seeks funds for train station upgrade
Johnstown Area Heritage Association has a plan in place to improve the city’s train station.
It now needs money to do the work.
Old library film documents postwar life in city
Cambria County Library has made a historic discovery and is sharing it with the public.
“Help Yourself,” a 23-minute informational film made in 1950 about what was then Cambria Free Library, is now available for borrowing on DVD.
Burglary suspect charged
A Johnstown man was jailed Thursday after police said he broke into a storage trailer at an Adams Township business and made off with $4,000 in items that he then sold for $212.
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Petitions oppose sewer line tests
More than 500 signatures have been collected on a petition that asks Johnstown City Council to eliminate the pressure test mandate associated with the municipality’s ongoing sewer renovation project.
Cambria leaders look for ways to simplify development
The Cambria County commissioners on Thursday reaffirmed a commitment they’ve made in the past, that economic development that brings jobs to the area remains their first priority.
Critz pins hopes on being best in the West
Mark Critz calls the Democratic Party’s lieutenant governor primary a “geographic race.”
And it appears he will be the best-known candidate from southwestern Pennsylvania when nominating petitions are filed.
West Hills rec panel organizes
With more than $150,000 in total assets remaining from its predecessor, the new West Hills Recreation Commission Ltd. will have a head start when it organizes on Monday.
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