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March 7, 2013

In brief: Arson blamed for Nicktown blaze

NICKTOWN — A state police fire marshal has determined that the fire that damaged a two-story home on Killen School Road near Nicktown on Monday morning was intentionally set.

The home is owned by Scott Finnigan, 50, Nicktown, and Theresa Finnigan, 46, Alverda, the report said.

Firefighters were able to get the fire out quickly, according to the Nicktown fire company. The home sustained mainly heat and smoke damage.

Inmate dies of natural causes

SOMERSET – An inmate at the State Correctional Institution-Laurel Highlands died Sunday.

Patrick L. Yates, 67, died of natural causes at Somerset Hospital as the result of health issues, state police in Somerset said.

Celtic Workshop set for Sunday

A Celtic Workshop student performance will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday on the second floor of Community Arts Center of Cambria County, 1217 Menoher Blvd., Westmont.

Charmaine Aurandt, Annette Bernazzoli, Linda Greble, Maria Mackall, Janice and Ray McGreehan and Joy and Bill Thwing will be featured.

Information: 255-6515.

Spirit and Excellence results

The following are results of the 27th annual Windber Area Spirit and Excellence indoor contest, which was held March 2:

Middle school guard: Johnstown, first; Central Mountain, second.

Novice A guard: Elk County Catholic, first; Forest Hills, second; Homer-Center, third.

Intermediate A guard: Arundel High, first; Westmont Hilltop, second; Tyrone, third; Central Mountain, fourth.

A guard: St. Mary’s, first; Johnstown, second.

Independent A guard: Penn State Eclipse, first.

Scholastic Novice A percussion: Elk County Catholic, first; Westmont Hilltop, second; Homer-Center, third; Johnstown, fourth.

Independent Novice A percussion: Synergetic Percussion Ensemble, first.

Scholastic Intermediate A percussion: St. Mary’s, first.

Scholastic middle school dance: Central Mountain, first.

Independent junior dance: Fusion XI, first.

Independent Novice A dance: Fusion XI, first; Wolf’s Performing Arts, second.

Scholastic A dance: Tyrone, first; Central Mountain, second.

Scholastic open dance: St. Mary’s, first.

Independent world dance: Fusion XI, first.

Independent cadet twirler: Forest Hills Rangerettes, silver.

Scholastic middle school twirler; Central Mountain, first; Forest Hills, second.

Scholastic Novice A twirler: Central Mountain, first; Glendale, second; Forest Hills, third.

Independent Novice A twirler: Wolf’s Twirlers, first.

Scholastic A twirler: Tyrone, first.

Independent A twirler: Kidnetix TNT Twirlers, first.

Scholastic open twirler: Central Mountain, first.

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