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June 8, 2013

In Brief | Police say woman tried to steal air conditioners

SOMERSET — A Johnstown woman faces charges after police said she tried to steal three air conditioners from the Wal-Mart store in Somerset Township.

Jleia Moot, 32, put all three air conditioners in a shopping cart and was pushing them into the parking lot when she was caught at 3:45 p.m. Friday, state police said.

She faces retail theft charges.

Foundation to present $550G in scholarships

The Community Foundation for the Alleghenies will award nearly $550,000 in scholarships to local students during a cake and ice cream social from 6 to 8. p.m. Wednesday at the Holiday Inn in downtown Johnstown.

More than 100 graduating seniors, family members and donors are expected to attend the event.

A record $549,263 will be awarded to 689 students from more than 100 scholarship funds.

The fund benefits students in more than 20 school districts across Cambria, Somerset and Bedford counties, as well as parts of Indiana and Westmoreland counties.

Students will have the opportunity to meet and talk with the donors who fund the scholarships, and donors can learn more about the students’ plans for the future.

Bottle Works director named to humanities board

Rosemary Pawlowski of Westmont is one of four new members elected to the board of directors of the Pennsylvania Humanities Council.

Pawlowski, executive director of Bottle Works Ethnic Arts Center in Cambria City, Veronica Watson of Indiana, Eric Shiner of Pittsburgh and Ronald R. Cowell of Harrisburg were selected during the council's May meeting in Pittsburgh.

The new members will join the board in November and serve three-year terms.

Members are eligible to serve up to two successive terms.

The humanities council is a nonprofit organization and a federal-state partner of the National Endowment for the Humanities.

During the past 10 years, the council-supported humanities programs attracted more than 1.5 million Pennsylvanians.

Yearbook staff raises funds for humane society

The Conemaugh Valley High School yearbook staff recently donated $750 to the Cambria County Humane Society.

The money was raised through the staff’s third annual charity event held at the high school.

Students paid an entrance fee to participate and an admission to attend a 3-on-3 basketball tournament with all proceeds benefiting the local humane society.

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