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CSA eyes upgrade to computer system
The computer system the Cambria Somerset Authority uses to monitor its water lines has gone the way of Windows XP, according to Chairman Jim Greco.
Head Start, Pre-K Counts applications available
Applications to enroll 3- to 5-year-olds from low-income families in Community Action Partnership of Cambria County’s Head Start and Pennsylvania Pre-K Counts programs are now available.
U.S. House committee looking into roadside survey
The chairman of the House transportation committee said Thursday he wants to make sure a federal roadside survey on drinking and drugged driving is being conducted appropriately after motorists complained about being forced off the road and asked to provide breath, blood and saliva samples.
- Johnstown man gets 35 to 70 years in prison
Neighborhood markets get millions in food stamp sales
People who get food stamps in Pennsylvania spend $1 of every $20 in benefits at convenience stores, yet federal data show corner stores represent a disproportionate share of fraud cases.
Portage Township, Amfire working to resolve cleaning plant concerns
The Portage Township supervisors and Amfire Coal Co. are taking steps to correct problems associated with the company’s coal-cleaning plant in the township.
Johnstown adds new officers to police force
One of the Johnstown Crime and Violence Commission’s main recommendations has been implemented.
The ad hoc group, which met last year, suggested increasing the size of the city’s police force in response to a crime problem that included jumps in assaults and burglaries between 2010 and 2012, along with a deadly heroin trade. Johnstown City Council followed the recommendation and created two additional positions.
Curtain drops for rec panel
Remaining members of the Westmont Hilltop Recreation Commission were not going quietly into the night Wednesday at what may have been their final meeting.
Mom tells judge man's assaults robbed her daughter of childhood
A mother made an emotional plea for justice Wednesday when the man who sexually assaulted her daughter was sentenced in Somerset County court.
Local volunteers can reap rewards for road cleanups
It may not sound like fun, but many local organizations find their members gain a sense of satisfaction – and even enjoy – picking up empty beer bottles, burger wrappers and other trash along a busy highway.
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