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October 7, 2012

In brief: Pupil accused of bringing knife to school

PENN RUN — State police in Indiana said a 12-year-old pupil could face charges for bringing a pocket knife to Penns Manor High School.

Police said the seventh-grader brought the folding knife into the Cherryhill Township school Friday.

Hotels collecting for Project Bundle Up

Crown American Hotels will help the local community stay warm this winter by collecting cold-weather items for Johnstown Salvation Army’s Project Bundle Up.

New or gently used coats, jackets, hats and mittens can be dropped off from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Thursday at the Holiday Inn Downtown Johnstown, 250 Market St., or the Holiday Inn Express, 1440 Scalp Ave., Richland Township.

Donors will receive a discount coupon for Harrigan’s Cafe & Wine Deck at the downtown location.

Items also will be accepted at the front desk of both hotels throughout the month of October.

Squirrel Hill Tunnel lanes to close for repairs  

PITTSBURGH – Inbound lanes of the Squirrel Hill Tunnel on the Parkway East in Pittsburgh, Allegheny County, will be closed  weekends starting Friday through Oct. 15 and Oct. 19-22.

The westbound closures will be from 9 p.m. Friday through 5 a.m. Monday both weekends. Signs will be posted to guide motorists. Significant delays should be expected. The outbound tunnel will remain open, although short-term traffic stoppages may occur for equipment access and material removal.  
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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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