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August 13, 2013

Local News in Brief | Man acccused of assaulting teen girl

PORTAGE — A Portage Borough man was jailed Monday, accused of sexually assaulting a 14-year-old girl, state police in Ebensburg said.

Troopers charged 21-year-old Nathan James Diehl with involuntary deviate sexual intercourse, statutory sexual assault, aggravated incident assault and indecent assault.

In a criminal complaint, troopers said Diehl allegedly had sex with the girl on several occasions from June to August inside his Mountain Avenue home.

Diehl was arraigned by District Judge Michael Musulin of Johnstown and sent to the Cambria County Prison after failing to post 10 percent of $30,000 bond.

Applications accepted for back-to-school aid

The Salvation Army, 576 Vine St., Johnstown, will accept applications for back-to-school assistance for students from kindergarten through Grade 12 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday through Aug. 22.

The applications will be accepted for residents in 15901 through 15909 ZIP codes only.

Proof of all income, bills, proof of residency and Social Security cards for every member of the household must be shown.

For more information, call 539-3110.

Backpack Project planning ‘Food’raiser

The Johnstown Backpack Project, an initiative to meet the community’s need for child hunger relief, is launching its first-ever “Food”raiser to prepare for the start of school.

Since its inception, the project has sent backpacks full of food home with 120 Johnstown students every weekend during the school year.

Seven nonprofits – Alternative Community Resource Program, Beginnings Inc., Changing Expectations Mission, Christ Centered Community Church, Mom’s House, The Learning Lamp and the Trojan Learning Center Elementary School Program at Greater Johnstown School District – have been working together to identify children within each program who are in need of food over the weekend.

The goal of the “Food”raiser is to collect as much single-serve, nonperishable food items by October for the first distribution of the fall.

For more information or to participate, contact project coordinator Emily Wentworth at 262-0732.

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