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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.
Business leader earns university alumni award
Local businesswoman Jeanne Wolford McKelvey, who graduated from Pitt-Johnstown in 1965, has been named the university’s 2013-2014 Distinguished Alumni Award recipient.
Greater Johnstown district extends school year
Students in the Greater Johnstown School District will attend classes longer than planned because of time lost to the harsh winter weather.
Aid group offers couples session
The Children’s Aid Society, a nonprofit organization that provides programs to improve the quality of life for children and their families, will hold a Healthy Relationship Project workshop Wednesday and March 13 at the Comfort Inn & Suites, 455 Theater Drive in Richland Township.
In brief: Woman accused of ski shop scam
A Westmoreland County woman is accused of trying to pocket $2,718 by scamming a ski shop, state police said.
Goucher work to start
The long-awaited safety improvement project that Penn-DOT hopes will slow traffic on Goucher Street gets underway Monday.
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