An 81-year-old Johnstown area woman was transported to Memorial Medical Center on Monday following a two-vehicle crash on Oakridge Drive, Richland Township police said.
Richland police Sgt. John Herdman said the accident occurred about 10:50 a.m. after Jane Rogalla, the woman who was injured, pulled out onto the road from Clear Spring Lane and into the path of a vehicle driven by Ashley Heidler, also of the Johnstown area.
The accident remained under investigation Thursday.
Officers seek second burglary suspect
Johnstown police are searching for a second suspect accused of stealing a woman’s car and then ditching the vehicle in East Conemaugh.
Police Chief Craig Foust said two men burglarized a home last week on Wood Street in the Hornerstown section of the city.
They allegedly stole car keys and then drove away with the vehicle, which police found Tuesday.
Police said they arrested a 17-year-old boy.
He is being held in the Cambria County Juvenile Detention Center in Ebensburg, Foust said.
Police are trying to identify the other suspect.
Skiers airlifted after collision on slope
Two skiers were transported by medical helicopter to hospitals after apparently colliding on a ski slope at Seven Springs Mountain Resort on Wednesday.
Their injuries were not believed to be life-threatening, a resort spokeswoman said.
The precautionary airlift was ordered, in part, because one of the skiers had a concussion within the past year, the spokeswoman said.
Seven Springs does not release the names of its guests and is not provided with medical reports after they leave the resort, the spokeswoman said.
Teen driver hurt in crash, police say
Police in Conemaugh Township, Somerset County, are investigating a crash in Tire Hill that apparently sent a teen to the hospital on Wednesday.
The accident occurred on Saylor School Road and involved an 18-year-old female motorist, police said.
The extent of her injuries was unknown Thursday.
PennDOT checking Route 271 after slides
PennDOT officials are monitoring a section of Route 271 in the Parkhill area where some rock slides have continued despite recent hillside work.
PennDOT District 9 spokeswoman Tara Callahan-Henry said maintenance crews were sent to the area Sunday after rocks fell onto the road.
A portion of the hill was scaled back to reduce slides while other areas were filled with a concrete-like material over the summer
A “clear zone” was added to provide a landing spot for rocks that do fall, but “it doesn’t always happen that way,” Callahan-Henry noted.
“With the freeze-thaw in the winter ... you can’t stop it all,” she said.
“But we’ll continue to monitor that area just like we do other locations.”
A township road that runs along the area just above the Route 271 hill prevented PennDOT from further scaling back the hillside, she said.
Authority reappoints Greco as chairman
The Cambria Somerset Authority’s longtime chairman will remain at the post for 2014.
The authority board unanimously reappointed Jim Greco, of Westmont, to the position Thursday during their regular monthly meeting in Richland Township.
A board newcomer, Conemaugh Township Supervisor Steve Buncich, was appointed to serve as vice chairman.
The board continued agreements with Barnes Saly & Co. as the authority’s accounting firm and L. Robert Kimball & Associates as its engineering firm.
Somerset attorney James Beener will continue as solicitor.
American Majority rep to address Tea Party
The Johnstown Tea Party will meet at 7 p.m. Monday at the Masonic Temple, 130 Valley Pike, Johnstown.
The guest speaker will be Cecilia Houser of the American Majority organization.
The meeting is open to the public.