The Tribune Democrat, Johnstown, PA

July 10, 2013

In brief | Cash stolen from 2 Addison churches

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ADDISON — Someone broke into two churches on Main Street in Addison between noon June 30 and 9 a.m. July 1, state police said Wednesday.

Cash was stolen from Addison United Methodist Church and St. John’s Lutheran Church, police said.

Man ordered to jail for breaking baby’s leg

EBENSBURG – A Johns­town man has been sentenced to 15 to 47 months in the Cambria County Prison for breaking the leg of an 8-week-old infant in August.

Carl Harris, 21, of Building 14, Solomon Homes, was sentenced by Cambria County Judge Linda Fleming on charges of endangering the welfare of a child and simple assault.

The incident occurred Aug. 15 and involved a fracture of the boy’s right leg that required hospitalization and a cast, according to charges filed in late August by Johnstown police.

An investigation by city police and Cambria County Children & Youth Services revealed the leg was broken when Harris pressed his hand on it, court documents said.

Fleming gave Harris credit for time served.

Panel OKs bill to cut wasteful spending

U.S. Rep. Bill Shuster, R-Hol­lidaysburg, said the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee, of which he is chairman, passed bipartisan legislation Wednesday that would cut frivolous government spending.

“For too long, taxpayers have watched the General Services Administration take their hard-earned dollars and spend that money on ridiculous conferences, bonuses and travel,” Shuster said in a news release.

Shuster co-sponsored the bill, which now goes before the full House.

MessFest offers kids variety of activities

The Learning Lamp and Laurel Arts have partnered to present MessFest from noon to 5 p.m. Sunday at Laurel Arts, 214 Harrison Ave., Somerset.

The event is being held in conjunction with Laurel Arts’ annual Somerfest.

MessFest will feature storyteller and musician Mark Weakland, performances of the children’s show “Dogs & Boots” by Stage Right Theater of Greensburg and a demonstration by Patrick the Painting Penguin from The National Aviary in Pittsburgh.

Children also will get the chance to build skyscrapers or trains with the Learning Lamp’s Imagination Playground. The foam building blocks come in all shapes and sizes.

Information: 262-0732.

Farm agency nominations due

Farmers can have input in how federal farm programs are administered in Cambria County by nominating a candidate to be on the ballot for the Farm Service Agency county committee elections.

Farmers or producers in local administrative area two – Barr, North Blacklick, South Blacklick, Cambria, Allegheny, Gallitzin and Munster townships – will nominate a candidate for the county committee elections this year. Nominations must be received by Aug. 1.

Nomination forms are available at the Cambria County FSA Office, 171 Lovell Ave., Suite 203, Ebensburg.

Information: 472-5501 or

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