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June 14, 2014

Local News in Brief | Vehicle strikes, injures pedestrian in trailer park

— A woman was flown to Memorial Medical Center after being struck by a vehicle early Saturday in Upper Turkeyfoot Township, Somerset County.

The incident, which state police from Somerset are listing as a crash, occurred just after 2 a.m. in the 100 block of Foster Lane, a trailer park community.

The woman’s name has not been released.

State police are investigating.

Johnstown man pleads guilty to federal drug charge

A Johnstown man pleaded guilty in federal court to violating federal narcotics laws, U.S. Attorney David J. Hickton said.

Matthew John Claycomb, 22, of the 400 block of Somerset Street, pleaded guilty to before U.S. District Judge Kim Gibson on Thursday.

Claycomb and co-defendants are accused of distributing less than 100 grams of heroin.

Claycomb faces up to 20 years in prison and a $1 million fine when he is sentenced Dec. 2.

Assistant U.S. Attorney Stephanie Haines is prosecuting the case.

The Cambria County Drug Task Force and Laurel Highlands Resident Agency of the FBI conducted the investigation.

Salvation Army offers vision screening, eyeglasses

The Salvation Army of Johnstown will offer a free vision screening and eyeglasses from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Tuesday at its downtown Johnstown location, 576 Vine St.

Only those who do not have eye coverage qualify.

To schedule an appointment, call 539-3110.

Lower Yoder firefighters receive $18G federal grant

Lower Yoder Township Volunteer Fire Company will be able to update some important equipment with a federal Assistance to Firefighters grant.

The $18,312 grant was awarded by the Federal Emergency Management Agency under the Department of Homeland Security, U.S. Sen. Bob Casey said in announcing the grant.

Lower Yoder fire Chief Mike Janisko said the federal grant will be combined with state funding to upgrade the department’s hydraulic rescue system.

Job fair scheduled at Hiram G. Andrews Center

Veteran Community Initiatives will hold a job fair from 9 a.m. to noon Tuesday in Seminar Theater at the Hiram G. Andrews Center, 727 Goucher St., Upper Yoder Township.

The purpose of the fair is to assist job seekers in their search efforts, and it is open to veterans and nonveterans.

Job seekers should be seated by 9 a.m.

First Summit Bank, Concurrent Technologies Corp., Conemaugh Health System, Corle Building Systems, NRG Energy/Seward Generation Station, Safari Cleaners, State Correctional Institution-Pine Grove, UCP/Choices and WyoTech will participate.

Information: 255-0355.

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