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Art in Bloom will turn courthouse into colorful display this weekend April 25, 2013

15th annual Ebensburg festival set to unfold By Ian Wissinger

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Spring is in the air, and Ebensburg is gearing up for its first organized community event of the calendar year – Art in Bloom. On Saturday, April 27, from 12 noon to 6 p.m., and on Sunday, April 28, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., the Cambria County Courthouse will host nearly 200 original pieces submitted by local artists. Five different types of media will be represented – paintings, drawings, original photography, dimensional art and mixed media. During the aforementioned times, spectators are welcome to peruse the exhibits – free of charge – and to witness the visual talents of amateurs and professionals alike that reside in the immediate area. Art in Bloom also marks Danea Koss’ first outing as Ebensburg Borough’s new community development director. Koss noted that she was impressed with the Art in Bloom committee’s level of preparation for the event. “It is very fortunate for me to get started with something that was already so well planned,� she said, lauding the dozen or so individuals who handle entry submissions, judging and general coordination of the festival. To remind the public that Art in Bloom is approaching, Ebensburg has teamed up with six local businesses, all located

along the main drag of town, and 10 area schools, to showcase student artwork. In the weeks leading up to the event, First National Bank of Ebensburg, Appalachian Family Chiropractic, Edgar Snyder & Associates of Ebensburg, Cambria Thrift, Alternative Community Resource Programs, Wessel & Company and Everyday Gourmet are featuring a number of pieces, representing grade levels from elementary to high school, in their storefront windows. These kite-themed pieces will remain in place until May 1. Schools participating in Art in Bloom include All Saints,

Bishop Carroll Catholic, Blacklick Valley Elementary and Junior-Senior High School, Cambria Heights Elementary, Cambria and Jackson Elementary, Central Cambria Middle School, Penn Cambria Elementary and St. Michael’s. Additional artwork can be viewed at the EbensburgCambria Public Library today from 1 p.m. to 8 p.m., Friday, April 26 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., and Sunday, April 28 from noon to 7 p.m. A complete listing of participating students and where specific contributions are located can be viewed at the courthouse. Though the event is moreso SEE BLOOM, PAGE 4

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Eric and Dana Danchanko have grieved the loss of their young daughter, Autumn, who at two years-old was killed by a vehicular accident in the couple’s own driveway. Since that fateful day in October 2011, the couple, along with children Daric, 8, and Liam, 4, have sought to honor their precious daughter’s memory, forming a nonprofit organization called Autumn’s Angels and banding together with relatives, friends and strangers who have experienced similar pain to build at least one playground in the Ebensburg area. Earlier this year, the Danchankos received an invitation to attend a news conference at the House Triangle of the United States Capitol building, scheduled for Thursday, April 11, at 1 p.m. The reason for their requested participation? Multiple United States Representatives had called together a meeting, also including Joan Claybrook, former administrator for the National Highway and Traffic Safety Administration; Janette Fennell, President of Kids and Cars; Jacqueline Gillan, President of Advocates for Highway and Auto Safety, and at least five other families from across the country. The committee aimed to convince the Obama administration to take further action with the Cameron Gulbransen Kids Transportation and Safety Act, and had invited families such as the Danchankos to deliver testimony supporting that cause. What is the Kids Transportation and Safety Act? The bill was first signed into law by President George W. Bush on Feb. 28, 2008, sponsored at the time by four prominent U.S. senators, including Hillary Clinton of New York. This act, if applied, would mandate all American automobile manufacturers to include rear-view cameras in every new vehicle design – thereby



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“The rear camera technology is currently available and very affordable,� Gillan said in a statement. The president of Advocates for Highway and Auto Safety added that the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration had predicted that only 20 percent of newer vehicles would feature the rearview camera system in 2010; however, 70 percent of 2012 model year vehicles have adapted this technology. “As rear-view cameras become standard equipment, the price will drop dramatically,� Gillan continued. “For every vehicle with a screen available, the cost of installation is reduced by between 53 and 64 percent. The agency’s [NHTSA] estimated cost for rear-view cameras is $159 to $203 in the proposed rule, but we believe these costs are greatly inflated.� Gillan went on to name at least one example that falls below $100 in terms of purchase

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The Cambria County Sheriff’s Department recently learned that the sole animal member of its K-9 Unit, Alli, will have to retire after three years of faithful service. Alli’s declining

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health has made it so that he can not perform the duties expected of a K-9 officer – from sniffing out narcotics to working on patrol to tracking missing persons and generally being on call

24 hours a day. As Alli returns to civilian life, the sheriff’s department has been seeking his replacement. Thanks to the federal K-9s for Cops grant, an award granted to

only six sheriff’s offices in the United States so far in 2013, Cambria County can welcome a new unit on board this spring. Though grant money will cover purchase of the K-9 itself, addi-

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designed as a cultural experience, there will also be an element of competition as well, as first- and second-place ribbons, along with an honorable mention, will be bestowed upon the top three works in each respective category. Additional awards – Mayor’s Choice and People’s Choice – will also be presented at a private reception for the artists, held Saturday evening from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Finally, an art raffle will be held during the weekend, with winning tickets yielding one of two prizes – an original piece submitted by local artist Nadine Toth, or a second piece,


Mainline Extra painted by Eric Hoover. “We are fortunate to have seen continued growth and interest in our art show,” Koss said, recalling figures from previous installments and noting that this year’s Art in Bloom has matched and possibly even exceeded last year’s input, at least submission-wise. “We expect this will only continue as more surrounding communities, organizations and schools join in supporting this show and the local talent from our region.” The 15th annual Art in Bloom is sponsored by the Ebensburg Main Street Partnership.

Szymusiak was unavailable for comment because he was en route to Von Leach the sheriff’s department will be holding a Kennels in Indiana to pick up the new fundraiser on Sunday, April 28, from 1 officer. p.m. to 5 p.m., at the Central Cambria After some initial training this spring, High School. The event will include a the new K-9 will be able to pick up where basket auction, bake sale and T-shirt sale, Alli left off, visiting local schools and said Deputy Tracy youth fairs to conSwope. Food, duct demonstrations refreshments and for children, and of activities for the course applying its kids will be availtraining and snout to able as well. whatever trail it “The [K-9s for needs to follow. Its Cops] grant was a handler will likely dream come true have to learn a few for us,” Swope Slovak words in acknowledged, order to issue comadding that mands; Alli only Sunday’s fundraisresponds to German. er was originally “It’s an impordesigned to garner tant part of our funds to purchase a department,” Swope new dog in the first said, noting that place. “We planned some neighboring on having a series sheriff’s departments of these fundraisers do not have a K-9 [to this end], but unit, and often reach since we received out to Cambria the grant, we’re County for assistance looking to raise in drug or missing money for supplepersons cases. Swope mentary costs.” once again lauded the C a m b r i a K-9s for Cops, County’s K-9 Unit Cambria County Sheriff K-9 Alli is soon revealing that a new to retire, prompting the department to is coordinated by K-9 officer can range Officer Steve pursue purchase of a new animal officer. anywhere from Szymusiak, who Submitted photo. $10,000 to $15,000 had trained and in price. worked alongside K-9 Officer Alli, and “We were the only department on the Hoss before him. These animals, typical- East Coast to get the grant,” she said, ly of the German shepherd or Belgian “and the first in Pennsylvania.” malinois breed, are bred overseas, trained Look for the Cambria County Sheriff’s as “work” dogs and, after passing a series Department to debut its new K-9 officer of tests, are imported to the United soon. In the meantime, if you would like States, where they become involved in to learn more about the fundraiser schedlaw enforcement programs. The new K-9 uled for Sunday, contact the sheriff’s will arrive from Slovakia, Swope said. office at (814) 472-1691. CONTINUED FROM PAGE 3

Thursday, April 25, 2013


Jackson historical committee issues last call for recipes

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Thursday, April 25, 2013

By Jim Lauffer

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For the last year or so, the Jackson Township Historical Preservation Committee has asked residents and former residents of the township to submit recipes — along with the histories or stories of those recipes — for the planned Jackson Township Heritage Cookbook. To date, approximately 55 recipes — some accompanied by historical anecdotes — have been received. Committee mem-

bers are grateful to those who have submitted recipes and have shared the histories of them. They look forward to publishing the cookbook and hope that it — like the “Firehouse Food” cookbook printed more than 50 years ago by the Jackson Township Fire Ladies — might be a book from which to pluck tasty recipes and to sample a bit of Jackson Township’s history. There is no restriction on the type of recipes that may be submitted. The committee seeks recipes of all types — for soups

and salads, for appetizers and main dishes, and for desserts and snacks. Is your nut roll the most delicious on this side of heaven? Please submit your recipe. Are your gobs the best in the commonwealth? Please send the committee your recipe. Do you still bake bread using your grandma’s recipe? Please submit your recipe and tell the committee — and future readers of the cookbook — a bit about your grandmother. To prevent the cookbook project from becoming a project that

in the worst condition. “That right now is a hazard,” said council president Roger Renninger of Chestnut Street, a local bus route that is also heavily trafficked by borough residents. “There are people riding on the wrong side of the road just to avoid the potholes,” agreed Mayor Raymond Osmolinski. “And Devlin Street is a mess,” Renninger added, to the agreement of the councilors present. As such, it was these two roads that officials believed should be made a priority during the summer paving season, though sections of other roads were also of concern. Renninger added that the Pennsylvania Department of

Transportation’s recommendations were that the municipality pay extra money to mill down the roads in question to pursue more effective repairs. While all agreed that it was bad business to do the work without milling, there was a question of how long the newly paved roads would be intact. With the borough’s sewer authority planning a massive sewerline upgrade in the next few years, it would seem wasteful to some to spend an excessive amount of money to pave the roads to perfection, only to see them torn up again when the sewer project comes through

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With winter seeming to have finally shifted away from the region in favor of warmer weather, it only makes sense that local municipalities, like Gallitzin Borough, begin making plans to pave some roads. With news that paving materials will be made available later in the month of April, members of Gallitzin Borough Council discussed what road work they might like to accomplish this year as they met on the evening of April 10. Council began by prioritizing what they felt were the most heavily traveled roads that were


never ends, the historical preservation committee is issuing its final call for recipes. Any township resident or former resident who would like to submit a recipe is asked to do so by Friday, May 31. Receiving recipes by this date gives the committee a reasonable chance to have the cookbook published by the Jackson Heritage Festival, which is set for July 19–21. At their Thursday, April 18, meeting, committee members decided to include vintage pictures or postcards of restaurants that once operated in the town-

ship. Residents who have pictures of historical eateries are asked to share them with the committee, which will scan them and return them immediately. Also, if you have memories of eating or working in a restaurant in the township, please contact the historical committee (you can leave a message at the township office by calling 749-0725), and a member will gladly and gratefully record your recollections. If you have a picture of your grandmother baking bread or gobs, please share this with the

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County’s Sewage Enforcement Officer explains Munster issues

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Thursday, April 25, 2013

Two households remain vocally opposed to wastewater treatment project By Justin Eger

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After spending months weathering accusations of impropriety from two of their residents, the Munster Township Supervisors were pleased to welcome Cambria County Sewage Enforcement Officer Deborah Sedlmeyer to their April 9 public meeting. Sedlmeyer was on hand to address the concerns of those two aforementioned Munster residents, Leona Noel and Patrick Lee, as to whether or not the township actually needed to pursue a wastewater treatment project that will include homes and businesses along Admiral Peary Highway. Sedlmeyer offered a lengthy description of how the problems in Munster arose, and how both the county and state became


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action would likely be much more costly than a monthly sewer bill. The sewage enforcement officer pointed out that, because nowhere in Cambria County provides enough soil depth for property inground treatment systems (per revised state regulations), the only other option is an aboveground containment tank, which would have to be pumped out regularly. Beyond the cost of the containment tank, the average home would fill such a tank in a week to a week and a half. One call to the disposal company later, the homeowner would be lighter in the wallet by about $100, and at three to four times a month, the costs associated with the tank would add up quickly. Furthermore, Sedlmeyer’s agency conducts an annual inspection of the tank and its associated administration, checking to see if the homeowner has the appropriate receipts denoting proper pumping and disposal. That inspection carries with it a cost of $150, which only adds to the expensive and prohibitive nature of the option. “It boils down to providing the most cost-effective solutions,� said township engineer Richard Wray. That prompted Noel and Lee to question the supervisors on the proposed cost of a sewer project. Having based their opinions on the rather vague information provided to Munster residents months ago, both residents felt that the cost of a sewer project would be too high, and Noel took particular offense to what she felt was a “punishment� being handed down by the state, the county, and the municipality. “There are too many businesses making too much money to make the user rate acceptable here,� Noel said. “And why is it just here? Why should we take the penalty for what a few people didn’t do right? You’re trying to take away our life’s savings.� “No one is trying to take money out of your pocket,� said town-

ship solicitor Dan Stants, noting that there has been no action on the sewer planning beyond design, and even the township’s proposed water project remains on hold. “No one has been ordered to do anything yet.� “Everyone is fearful, and everyone is going through the same thing, in a lot of municipalities throughout the state,� Sedlmeyer offered, adding that the projects would be considered by many to be beneficial, offering both protection of public health and the environment, as well as raising property values for those associ-

ated with the project. “Who is going to buy our home now, with this going on?� Noel demanded. As discussion shifted slightly to the water project, Lee followed up with “God gave us water with no problems. Water is not our problem, so why make us take the water when only the sewer is mandated?� Frustrated by both the shift in discussion and the need to repeat that nothing had been yet set in stone, the supervisors stated that SEE ENFORCEMENT, PAGE 7






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no one is being forced to take new water lines, though Sedlmeyer chimed in and noted that, according to information provided by Munster’s own residents, there are many homes with inadequate water facilities that would benefit from municipal water. Additionally, samples of well water taken from throughout the township revealed high levels of bacteria in the water tables, including some wells with E coli problems. “You don’t give us anything in writing, and you expect us to believe you,� Lee said. “I want to see the results of that survey, and I want to know whose homes have the problems.� “I’m not giving out the names of people with poop water unless they say otherwise,� supervisor Gene Orlosky said. “They have

the right to some privacy and to address the problems on their own.� The arguments carried on further, and Noel chose to confront Sedlmeyer about testing done on Noel’s property. It was at this point that Sedlmeyer politely introduced herself to Noel. Along with having never met to Sedlmeyer’s recollection, the sewage enforcement officer said, “I’ve never been rude or ignorant to you. I’m not rude or ignorant to anyone.� Confronted with the very words she had used to disparage Sedlmeyer at last month’s meeting, Noel said that Sedlmeyer had been on Noel’s property, and had tested their water without permission. “I don’t test water,� Sedlmeyer said. “I don’t have that capability. I deal strictly with sewer enforcement issues.�

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In renewing its National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System permit with the Environmental Protection Agency, the Ebensburg Municipal Authority addressed an issue that has been looming on the horizon for several years now â&#x20AC;&#x201C; the eventual elimination of its two combined sewer overflow units, an action mandated by the government and required by 2016. In filing for the new NPDES, the Ebensburg authority in turn appealed for an extension of the CSO deadline, which it received. The Department of Environmental Protection agreed to modify and reissue Ebensburgâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s draft permit with a CSO closeout date of Sept. 1, 2017. â&#x20AC;&#x153;If we can show good cause, we can likely even have it extended beyond that,â&#x20AC;? observed Borough Manager Dan Penatzer, â&#x20AC;&#x153;but the effort to do that must be started a minimum of six months before the expiration of the NPDES permit.â&#x20AC;? Ebensburg must not only shut down, but excavate and remove two excess flow collection sites, one that funnels from the northern and eastern quadrants of the borough, and another which pertains moreso to the main business district and downtown. The authority had discussed options on how to manage stormwater and wastewater in the future, but was unsure on how to proceed. On Monday, April 15, however, officials discussed three of the most viable options. First, the authority could install a large retention tank at each of the former CSO sites. Ultimately, the board decided this option would prove too costly, given the size of the unit and the need to provide treatment at the tank to avoid septic conditions. Second, the authority could simply allow Ebensburgâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s wastewater treatment plant to handle excess flows, but the issue of flooding would always remain a potential threat. Borough staff has â&#x20AC;&#x153;several concernsâ&#x20AC;? relative to the CSO issue, Penatzer said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;First, staff doubts that efforts to reduce inflow and infiltration will

achieve enough success to have any positive impact at all. Second, efforts by customers to remove stormwater from the sanitary system, while benefiting the sanitary system, will only add to the current stormwater management problem. Third, after spending a significant sum on a retention tank, the possibility of flooding during periods of heavy rain will still exist.â&#x20AC;? Given this outlook, the authority considered perhaps its most surefire option, but also its most potentially costly â&#x20AC;&#x201C; the construction of a new collection system in the two drainage areas of town leading to the CSOs â&#x20AC;&#x201C; essentially, a new infrastructure. Though a price has yet to be assessed, officials were convinced that this solution would eliminate any future problems. Penatzer pointed out a second benefit â&#x20AC;&#x201C; the existing sanitary sewer collection system could remain in place and be utilized for stormwater, â&#x20AC;&#x153;something sorely needed in Ebensburg.â&#x20AC;? As discussion ensued, the authority agreed to grant L.R. Kimball Engineer Cameron Mock permission to conduct a study, valued at $6,200, to figure out which CSO-elimination alternative would best benefit the borough and surrounding areas. With any new project, the authority will also have to reconsider rate adjustments for its customers, and expects to have some preliminary numbers calculated for its meeting in May. If the authority can agree on the latter option outlined above, or the new collection system, it can apply for a Pennworks grant, so long as it submits the necessary paperwork by June 28. This would mean that Mockâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s study, along with all preliminary design work, would have to be approved in time for the May 20 meeting. Penatzer said that the Pennworks program can provide up to $5 million or 75 percent of project costs in grant form, or offer a $5 million loan at two percent interest over 20 years. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We believe that an application could be compiled in time to meet the Pennworks deadline,â&#x20AC;? the borough manager said.

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Opening their April 8 evening meeting, Cresson Borough Council welcomed Kim Dorchak of Kotzan & Associates to discuss the municipalityâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s annual financial audit. Dorchak offered a â&#x20AC;&#x153;clean opinionâ&#x20AC;? on the boroughâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s financial decisions made throughout 2012, but did point out a few interesting matters that she felt deserved some additional conversation, not the least of which was an estimated $30,000 extra for the municipality being collected from earned income tax. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Taxes are going up everywhere,â&#x20AC;? Dorchak said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;This is typical of what we are seeing.â&#x20AC;? She did note, too, that the borough was left with a balance of $475,006 at the end of last year, though that number was somewhat deceptive, as council approved expenditures that actually cost the borough a significant loss that chewed into the municipalityâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s â&#x20AC;&#x153;surplus money.â&#x20AC;? Having purchased two trucks at the close of the year, the municipality saw an increase of $165,000 in expenditures over the previous year, and when combined with the previously addressed tax increases and other factors, Cresson Borough actually spent $113,435 more than it brought in last year. Again, council and the auditor wrote the discrepancy off as the unexpected truck purchases, with Dorchak adding that the boroughâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s surplus was more than enough to weather the costs. Moving on to other matters, the council addressed Bill Trexler, speaking on behalf of Mount Aloysius College. Trexler explained that annually, the college recruits the assistance of the Cresson Volunteer



committee. A cookbook is only as good as the recipes in it, and a heritage cookbook is only as good as its recipes and the tidbits of local history that it contains. Members of a historical preservation committee cannot put together a heritage cookbook without the contributions of those who harbor yellowing recipe cards or who hold memories close to the vest. Your help in creating the Jackson Township Heritage Cookbook will be greatly appreciated both by members of the historical preservation committee and by all who eventually read and use the cookbook. Forms for submitting a recipe may be picked up at the Jackson



town. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I know that we have to do something,â&#x20AC;? said councilor Dave Lingafelt, but I donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t think we should get too extensive. I just canâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t see spending the taxpayerâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s money like that. Letâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s just do what we have to do to get by.â&#x20AC;? Lingafelt easily swayed his fellow officials to that line of thinking. After the sewer lines are completed, they agreed, the council could pursue putting serious paving projects together, milling down the roads and repaving

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Fire Company to help with traffic during commencement ceremonies. This year, though, Trexler and the firefighters learned that the host municipality needs to sign off on such activities, thus bringing Trexler before Cresson Borough Council. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We try to get around 900 vehicles on and off of campus safely during that ceremony,â&#x20AC;? Trexler said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;They are a big help.â&#x20AC;? While initially planning to approve just the participation of firefighters in commencement activities, council opted to instead approve a blanket action that would allow the college to recruit assistance from the firefighters at any time. â&#x20AC;&#x153;That way, if you would need them for something more immediate, you donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t have to worry about coming here first,â&#x20AC;? said council president Joe Pupo. Council also approved the closing of streets for the annual 5K race organized by Mount Aloysius College and the Cresson Area Chamber of Commerce. The race is scheduled for May 19, and while Pupo questioned the route of the race, which remains unchanged from previous years, the council granted permission to shut down Front Street for the morning of the event. Approval was granted to enclose the borough buildingâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s DVR box, which records activity from the buildingâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s cameras, in a tamper-proof container, along with adding a second monitor for observation from the main borough office. The lowest bid for the project was $1,150 from Gittings Security. Mayor Pat Mulhern noted that the borough will see its voting precincts reduced from two to one for upcoming elections. The Cresson Fire Hall will no longer be used, with all voting to be

Township Municipal Building or printed from the townshipâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s website (www.jackson A recipe may be submitted in one of four ways: 1. Drop it off in person at the Jackson Township Municipal Building (513 Pike Road) during regular business hours (8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday). 2. Mail it to Jackson Township Heritage Cookbook, 413 Pike Road, Johnstown, PA 15909. 3. Send it as an email attachment (or in the email itself) to 4. Bring them to a meeting of the Jackson Township Preservation Committee, which meets in the township municipal building at 1 p.m. on the third Thursday of each month.

from the base up through the top coat. Ultimately, the council moved to advertise for the paving of Chestnut and Devlin Street, pending review by PennDOT. In the meantime, Street Commissioner Larry Bem will pursue basic repairs on many of the streets in town, employing a new coldpatch product that works very well. After experimenting with the material, Bem said that it works very well, and said that he might order more of the material prior to the production of hotpatch for the season.

held in the St. Francis Xavier Church Basement. Council also noted that it had participated in an executive session prior to the meeting to discuss litigation against neighboring Cresson Township, and added that further executive sessions were required at the close of the meeting for the discussion of personnel matters.

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Lilly Borough to pursue civil complaint against alleged arsonist Thursday, April 25, 2013

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Having offered alleged arsonist John Saparo plenty of time to get his Railroad Street property cleaned up or demolished following a fire in the summer of 2011, members of Lilly Borough Council voted to pursue a civil complaint against the property owner on the evening of April 3. Saparo was charged with arson in the case after claiming that a dog started the fire, and the criminal case is still pending. Investigation of the criminal complaint prompted several delays in Lillyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s case, but even as Saparo opts to pursue a trial by jury in his case, Lilly Borough will pursue the civil action in the hopes of getting the burnt-out property cleaned up. Borough Solicitor Michael Emerick provided the council with a verification of all information known to the municipality about

the case, and requested deposits to both the Cambria County Court of Common Pleas and the county Sheriffâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Office for processing of the complaint and delivery to Saparo. Emerick added that, even as the council signed off on the case, he would send Saparo one final notice offering him 10 days to demolish or otherwise correct the nuisance property, though the solicitor expressed his doubts that Saparo would offer any response in the matter. In other business, the board heard a complaint from resident Pat Shedlock, who expressed concerns about local youths parading around town with pellet guns. Shedlock said that he had witnessed the kids shoot out a streetlight, and also found damage to his property in the form of holes in his siding and a broken window in his garage. As SEE COMPLAINT, PAGE 14


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Dinner, auction to benefit family

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By Sarah Wolford

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When tragedy strikes, it can be hard to find normalcy again. But no matter what difficulties a family may face in its aftermath, there is nothing like the support of friends, family, and the community to help make the journey easier. Those in the Northern Cambria area are being called upon to do just that. On March 3, 2013, the Abrams family faced disaster when a fire claimed their home. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We had the unfortunate experience of a house fire that destroyed everything we own,â&#x20AC;? Tina Abrams explained. Thankfully, despite this misfortune, the family counts themselves blessed, as no one was hurt or injured. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Luckily, my husband Earl, my daughter Kara, who is 7, and her friend Tommy were able to make it out safely,â&#x20AC;? said Abrams. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Our son Matthew, who is 8, was staying with his grandmother at the time.â&#x20AC;? Since the fire, the family was been staying with family as they work to get back on their feet and find a new home and new furnishings. And, as the family continues to work toward getting their lives back to normal, any help from the community would be appreciated. A spaghetti dinner and basket auction to help raise money for the family is sched-

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uled for May 5 from 12 p.m. to 6 p.m. at the Northern Cambria American Legion, Post 569. Cost for the spaghetti dinner is $10 for adults and $7 for children, with kids five and under eating for free. Chances will also be for sale for the basket auction. Any donations, big or small, for the event are greatly appreciated by the family. Those interested can provide a basket for auction (your donations will be noted on the basket you provide), as well as monetary donations. The family is also accepting donations of household items. If you have questions about how you can get involved, you can contact Shannon Weymar at 814-743-6254. Checks can be made out to The Abrams Family, Fundraiser Donation and mailed to P.O. Box 602, Northern Cambria, PA, 15714 or to Shannon Weymar, Abrams Fundraiser, 600 Schoolbus Road, Hastings, PA, 16646. The fundraiser is being sponsored by The American Legion Post 569, P.O. Box 448, Northern Cambria, PA, 15714-0448. The tax exempt number for the non-profit organization is 23-6438673/000. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I want to take this opportunity to thank you for your contribution in advance,â&#x20AC;? said Abrams. â&#x20AC;&#x153;And for helping our family get their lives back on track and replenish the things that are important to us.â&#x20AC;?

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Washington supervisors debate purchase of new equipment

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By Justin Eger

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As the winter season gradually gave way to spring earlier this month, the Washington Township supervisors looked ahead to what they hoped would be a productive spring and summer, with Roadmaster Ray Guzic, Jr. discussing several purchase and paving possibilities. As the officials continued their April 3 evening meeting, Guzic explained a proposal that that would see the township come into a new piece of equipment, a boom mower that would assist the road crew with keeping a number of areas better maintained. Guzic explained that he had been thinking about purchasing a boom mower attachment for the township’s existing tractor, which he felt would help the township cut down on man hours and excessive labor,

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as well as provide a safer means of trimming many rights-of-way and roadsides than might be found with a dedicated crew using only weedeaters. “It could take us three days to do the hillside there,” Guzic said of the embankment across the street from the township building, which runs down a large portion of Jones Street. “If we had a boom mower, we could be done with it in an afternoon.” Guzic admitted that the results of the boom mower might not be as polished as a more hands-on approach with weedeaters, but it would still provide a great deal of flexibility, especially on “some of the back roads” where grass and weeds grow four or five feet high over the course of a few weeks. Guzic included Noel’s Creek Road, Mountain Road, and Blueberry Road along with the aforementioned Jones Street as places where a boom mower could be put to good use. “We do have a mowing deck,” Guzic said, “but it’s not feasible to use in some of those locations where it gets too wet. A boom

mower will let me knock that stuff down with the tractors still on the road, and I don’t have to worry about it getting stuck.” Guzic’s fellow supervisors, Jaime Hartline and Scott Guzic, felt that the investment might be prudent, but as discussion continued, the roadmaster pointed out that the cost of the new equipment might be covered by an investment from Duke Energy, which shares a rightof-way with the township along Mountain Road. It was explained that Duke had shown an interest in contracting the township to maintain that right-of-way, and where it extends further onto Duke property. The proposed contract, which would provide the township with the going rate of about $80 per hour to rent such equipment and a qualified driver, would cover the cost of the boom mower in just three years, leaving the township with a new piece of equipment paid for without using any tax dollars. “They’re looking at giving us around $6,500 in the first year, and then we might have to reevaluate things as the years go on, to see how much time it takes, or how


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much they want us up there,” Hartline said. “The cost of the mower would be $18,530, so if everything went smoothly, we’d have it paid for in three years, at no cost to the township.” The roadmaster noted, though, that any contract would stipulate that the township’s maintenance needs would come first, and the clearing of Duke’s rights-of-way would be a secondary priority. “They’re not looking for a lot up there,” Ray Guzic added. “They just want to keep it knocked down,

and get rid of some of the small trees that are growing up around there to protect their transmission lines. This machine would do that, and help us out, too.” The purchase of a boom mower attachment would be completed through the CoStars state bidding program, assuring a low price for the township’s investment. The board will wait until an agreement can be reached with Duke Energy, and until such an agreement can be reviewed by the township’s solicitor, Thomas Swope.


Vintondale council considers status of boroughâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s streets

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â&#x20AC;&#x153;Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll put it on the table,â&#x20AC;? said Bonnie Lucas, a member of the Vintondale Borough council, at last Thursdayâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s meeting. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve got to talk about paving.â&#x20AC;? As they talked about the borough streets that were in need â&#x20AC;&#x201D; some in dire need â&#x20AC;&#x201D; of paving, it became clear that the streets were many and the dollars too few. Some streets are so bad that the remaining pavement should be milled and the streets

repaved. The borough expects to receive approximately $23,000 from the Cambria County Liquid Fuels Fund â&#x20AC;&#x201D; an amount not nearly large enough to pave all the streets that need paved. Lucas said that she would talk with Mayor Brian Nealen and ask him to speak to an official from the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation about options that might enable the borough to maximize their paving dollars. Borough worker Mark Colangelo told council members







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After several months of trying to personally recruit borough residents to fill the vacancies on several boards that serve the municipality, members of Gallitzin Borough Council opted to make a public request for volunteers during their April 10 evening meeting. The discussion of the vacancies came up when council reached their list of actionable items for the evening, which included three outstanding vacancies to three governing boards in the community. Council members briefly discussed several candidates that had been previously proposed to sit on the Gallitzin Water Authority, the Gallitzin Public Libraryâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s board of directors, and the communityâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Zoning Hearing Board. However, each of the proposed candidates had expressed little interest in the available positions. That unfortunately left the council with few options, a predicament emphasized by previous, and similarly unsuccessful, attempts to fill the vacancies on the Zoning Hearing Board and the Water Authority. Council even went so far as to nominate members of its own body, though such a solution was ultimately vetoed by solicitor Dave Consiglio, noting that some elected positions, like that of the mayor, are not allowed to sit on other boards as a part of the borough code. With little recourse left, council then publicly asked that anyone who might be interested in sitting on any of the three boards SEE GALLITZIN, PAGE 14




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contact the borough office for more information, or submit a letter of interest. While the library board and the water authority meet monthly, the zoning hearing board meets very irregularly, only when there is a question of a proposed variance for land development. As such, they could meet as little as once a year, or even less, but the position serves a necessary function under the municipalityâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s guidelines. More information can be obtained by calling the borough office at 886-8871. Letters of interest can be submitted to Gallitzin Borough Council at 411 Convent St., Gallitzin, PA 16641. Turning to the mayorâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s report, Mayor Raymond Osmolinski reported that the borough had received a bid of $9,100 for the Dodge Charger police cruiser. The winning bidder had hoped to take possession of the vehicle the day following the meet-


discussion continued, Shedlock noted that all of this had occurred last year, but was once again wondering if the borough could do anything about it. Council members unanimously noted that all such complaints should be directed to the

ing, with intent to put it to use in Allentown. However, council noted that the car could only be transferred into new ownership after all Gallitzin Borough decals and logos were removed from the vehicle, and at the expense of the winning bidder. That $9,100 will come in handy, as the borough pursued its plans to purchase a new Ford Interceptor cruiser to replace the Charger. The winning bid, along with a $1,000 trade-in on the boroughâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Ford Explorer police vehicle, will be applied to the $24,390 cost of the Interceptor. However, additional police equipment will drive the cost back up to approximately $21,000, which will be paid for through a loan. So far, the borough had received a very reasonable rate of 2.5 percent interest from First National Bank in Cresson, but council opted to ask local banks for similar quotes in the hope of receiving a better interest rate. Even at the rate of 2.5 percent, the borough will be paying only $380 per month on the new cruiser.

Cresson Township Police Department, which provides contracted police coverage to Lilly Borough. Emerick even noted that the statute of limitations might not yet have expired for the vandalism, so Shedlock might still be able to pursue charges. Shedlock declined to speak further, though did discuss the matter with an officer from Cresson Townshipâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s department later















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in the evening. After reviewing the annual audit, and discussing plans for paving later in the summer, the council noted that it would soon begin digitizing all of its ordinances for posting on the boroughâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s website. Councilor Michelle Claar will aid borough secretary Claudine Falger with the project.

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Burke named supervisor

Mark Burke of Ebensburg has been named supervisor of Adelphoiâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Multisystemic Therapy Programs in Blair and Cambria Counties. Multisystemic Therapy is an intensive, in-home, family- and community-based treatment service for adolescents who display serious antisocial behaviors and are at-risk of placement out of the home due to their behaviors. Burke began his career at Adelphoi Village 14 years ago as a counselor. He is a graduate of California University of Pennsylvania and holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology. He lives in Ebensburg with is wife Keri-lyn and is the son of Bonita and Paul Burke.

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Call By 10 a.m. Tuesday MISCELLANEOUS FOR SALE

BEAUTIFUL HANDMADE oak bunkbeds w/chest of drawers. Double on bottom, single on top. Complete w/mattress. $575. 241-5790. BRIEFCASE RAMPS: 6 ft in length. 814-935-0793.



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DOG CAGES: Large 29X48 31 in High, Small 18x24 19 in High. 8864073. RECLINING 935-0793.



COUCH, RECLINER CHAIR, RockVARIETY of office desks & filing cabi- er, 2 end tables, coffee table, 2 lamps. Excellent condition. 749-9661 nets for sale. 241-5790. MAINLINE NEWSPAPERS CLASSIFIED DEADLINE IS TUESDAY AT 10:00 A.M.


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ASHVILLE: 1-bedroom efficiency, 2nd floor, very clean includes heat, water/sewage, garbage, snow removal, stove, refrigerator, washer/dryer. No smoking/pets. $425/month. 8867116.

CRESSON AREA: 1 & 2 bedroom apartments. 932-8033. CRESSON: 1-bedroom, no smoking. All appliances included. Security deposit required. Available April 1st. $475/month, plus utilities. 931-5556. CRESSON: Downtown, 1st floor, 1/bedroom. Includes heat, fridge & stove. Security & first month due in advance. 943-5924. CRESSON: Downtown, 3rd floor, 2/bedrooms. Includes heat, fridge, & stove. Security &1st month due in advance. 934-5924. EBENSBURG: 199 West Crawford Street. Newly remodeled. 2-bedroom, 2nd floor, water/sewage/garbage included, security deposit. No pets. 472-8534.

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EBENSBURG: 2-bedroom. Washer/dryer/refrigerator/stove/sewage/garbage included. $435/mo. Non smoking, no pets. 472-5875.

EBENSBURG: One-bedroom apartment, first floor. One-bedroom loft apartment, second floor. Large twobedroom apartment, second floor. Smoke free building. No Pets. Call 472-7850. EBENSBURG: Parkview Apartments. Security building. One bedroom, all kitchen appliances. Heat/water/garbage included. Coin operated laundry. No pets. Call 814-472-7798. EBENSBURG: Small and large 1-2 bedroom, 2-bedroom townhouse with 1.5 bath, all include heat/water/sewage/garbage, off-street parking. No pets. Storage available. $410700/month. 471-0462. GALLITZIN: 2-bedroom, appliances provided, heat included, off street parking, NO PETS. $450/month & security 886-4715.

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FREE ESTIMATES 140 Woodland blvd.,Portage FULLY INSURED

736-8492 â&#x20AC;˘ 241-0149

Approved Contractor Cambria County Redevelopment Authority


GALLITZIN: Main Street, 2-bedroom, nice back porch utilities included, 886-4035.

JOSEPH JOHNS TOWERS IN JOHNSTOWN: 1-2 bedroom apartments available. Utilities included. 814-536-6122 for details. Equal Housing Opportunity. LORETTO/CRESSON ROAD: 2/bedroom, 2/bath, beautifully furnished, hardwood floors, private country location. Includes washer/dryer, water, sewage, garbage. No smoking, no pets, $750/month plus deposit. Available May 15th. 814-505-3594.

HOLTZ & Associates


(814) 946-4211

633 Logan Blvd., Lakemont ALTOONA , PA 16602

Ebensburg, Maple Ave.: Lovely split level home w/3 BR, 2 BA. Attached & detached garage . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$198,500 Ebensburg, W. Ogle St.: Beautiful brick home, finished 3rd floor. 4 BR, 1 BA. Call for more info. . . .$185,000 Patton, Donnelly Ave.: Kitchen, Living room, 3 BR, 1 BA, 2 encl. porches, shed, carport on large private lot . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$39,900 Fallentimber, Skyline Dr. 1 sty., doublewide w/2 car det. garage, 3 BR, 2 BA . . . . . .$84,900 Patton, Eckenrode Mill Rd.: Lovely 1 sty. home on 3.1 ac., 4 BR, 2 BA. . . . . . . . . . . . . .$199,900 Patton, Beech Ave.: Lge. 2-sty, brick home w/ 4BR, 1.5 BA, 2 car det. garage . . . . . . . . . . .$124,900 Crestwood: Fabulous, all brick, 2 sty home w/4 BR, 4 1/2 BA. Many features! . . . . . . . . . . . . .$350,000 Gallitzin, Tunnel Hill St.: Bi-level home, 3 BR, 1 1/2 BA. Gorgeous newer kitchen! Must see!. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$134,900

Patton, Park Ave.: Updated restaurant, great condition, comm. kit., bar area, din. rm, patio & game room, too much to list!. . . $369,900 W G NE TIN S I L

Strayer & Associates, Inc. Real Estate

518 N. Center St., Ebensburg


506 Main St., Lilly


4201 Crawford Ave., Northern Cambria


1207 Second St., #3 Cresson


3119 Pleasant Valley Blvd., Altoona


Ava Bell / 674-2625 Virginia Duman / 934-7684 Mike Dunmyer / 886-4215


Penn Cambria S.D.


2 story, vinyl sided, 3BR home on a 50x95 lot. Gas FA heat. Appliances are included. 1 car attached garage.

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Call Scott @ 525-2291

Fall in love with this adorable brick Cape Cod, sitting on a level double lot. Many updates already completed, with just enough left to make it your own. Master & full O f f iBR ce I nbath d eonptheefirst n dfloor e nallows tly for one floor living if needed.

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Beautiful Victorian, 2 story home on 7.37 acres. Home was built in the 1800s and has been remodeled. New oil furnace, all new windows. Beautiful oak trim, new drywall, jacuzzi tub, and more.


Spacious 4 BR, 2 bath home w/that country feel! Walls and ceiling have been replastered, heated basement, laminate flooring, gas fireplace. Newer vinyl siding, large covered porches, priced to sell @ $115,000.


SUN., APRIL 28 â&#x20AC;˘ Noon-1:30 p.m. 532 Willow St., Lilly

Cute starter home in nice neighborhood. 3 BR, 1 bath, 1 car detached garage. Partial fenced yard. Call Ava @ 674-2625

Robert â&#x20AC;&#x153;Archieâ&#x20AC;? Hamer / 207-8966 Howard Harkins / 886-5751 Janet Harris / 944-1865


Move right into this country spot. Totally renovated, new furnace, windows, doors, roof, plumbing, city water & sewage. $115,000.

Call Gary @ 659-1863

Remodeled 3-4 BR, 2 bath, brick & vinyl sided ranch home on 2.2 acres Updated kitchen w/center island, gas hot water heat. 2 car integral garage. Move-in condition.

Call Scott @ 525-2291

O w n e d a n d O p e r a tCall e d Mona â&#x20AC;&#x201D; @ 687-4514 or email

2002 Fleetwood doublewide, 3 BR, 2 full baths & 3 season room addition. 1 car garage & shed on 1 acre of land.

3BR, 3 bath, brick, multi-level home on 1.53 acres. (addâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t acres available) Cherry cabinets, oil or hard coal HW heat. Central air, fireplace & 2 car attached garage. Municipal W&S. Private setting

Call for details


Call Archie 207-8966

Great getaway. 2 BR, 1 bath park model in excellent condition. Large covered deck, 2 sheds (1 w/electric, water & sewer) minutes from Prince Gallitzin State Park & state gamelands.

Julie Keilman / 749-3170 Bev Mandichak, GRI / 886-4261 Lori McMullen / 207-7256

Anthony J. Mignogna @ 932-1928


2 story brick home that features 3 BR, 1 full bath. Original hardwood floors on the 1st level. Some original woodwork. Attic could be easily finished to be a 4th BR. Large patio for entertaining and a great front porch for relaxing. This home has loads of character.

Call Lori @ 207-7256

Northern Cambria

Remodeled 2 story on nice level lot. Oak kitchen, attractive bath, new windows & laminate flooring. Oil, coal & wood heat. 12x16 shed. Lots of parking.

Call Mona @ 687-4514 or email

Tony Mignogna / 932-1928 Gary Ondecko / 948-4132 Mona Schilling / 687-4514



Call Bev Mandichak @ 886-2961

Portage Twp.

Great big yard. 1978 modular, split entry. Spacious, vaulted ceiling living room, oak cabinetry, basement family room, 1.5 bath, yard utility shed. Move right in! $94,900.

Call Bev Mandichak @ 886-2961

Glendale Yearound

Super nice 2006 5th wheel w/pavilion, deck, beautiful landscaping in a very private circle. Call Janet @ 944-1865 or e-mail

Glendale Yearound

TOO GOOD FOR WORDS! 12x13 2002 Breckenridge Park Model. All extras with full price offer. 2nd lot may be sold separately for $4,500

Call Janet @ 944-1865 or e-mail

Scott Strayer / 472-8313



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MT. VIEW VILLA IN CRESSON: 2bedroom, move-in-ready townhouse. $575/month. includes water/sewage/garbage and lawn care. Perfect location. Call Kathleen 886-4949.

MUNSTER: Second floor, 1 bedroom. Heat, water, sewage, & garbage included. No pets. 472-6334. NANTY GLO: 2/bedroom, one floor. Call 749-7859, for details between 9 a.m.-1 p.m., or after 4:30. NANTY-GLO: 2 bedroom, 1/2 double, Lg Yard. $325 month, + security. 749-9329.





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SCENIC VIEW!! 1&2 bedroom apartments with pet policy, first & lastâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s month rent, security deposit required. Call: 814-419-9009, or 241-0701, Diane.


CRESSON: 701 Front St., Prime commercial space available. 3306294.

NEW STORAGE UNITS: 419 Ashcroft, Cresson, 10â&#x20AC;&#x2122;x24â&#x20AC;&#x2122;, $65/month. 886-2193. MAINLINE NEWSPAPERS CLASSIFIED DEADLINE IS TUESDAY AT 10:00 A.M. $6 for the first 10 words 45¢ each additional word Call 814-472-4110

UNDER NEW MANAGEMENT Town Manor Apartments, Portage 1 & 2 BR Units NOW AVAILABLE!

Kitchen w/stove & fridge. coin laundry room, parking area. Gas, water, sewer, garbage included.

1 BR units $325 +elec. 2 BR units $375 +elec. Call to apply!


814- 266-3323

EBENSBURG: 2-3 bedrooms, large kitchen, basement, yard, off-street parking, no pets, 472-6806, 7493266.

EBENSBURG: 3 Bedroom, 1.5 Baths. Off-street parking. $625/month, plus water, heat & electric. 471-6604. EBENSBURG: Lovell Park Village. 2bedroom cottage home w/garage. $785/month plus utilities. 472-6267.

Certified Res. Appraisers Family Owned Since 1987


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Check out our listings on the web @ and

GREAT STARTER OR RENTAL! 406 Devlin St., Gallitzin: Cozy 3 BR with second floor bonus room. Priced to sell!!

MAKE AN OFFER! - 101 Forest St., Gallitzin: 2 BR, 1 1/2 bath, 2 story with central air on a corner lot.




DENISE GUZIC . . . . . . . .886-2174

ARLENE DUNMYER . . . .312-4251


NORTHERN CAMBRIA BORO: 2bedroom house, quiet street, large yard! 814-948-9171.


GALLITZIN, MOUNTAIN TOP STORAGE: Vehicles, boats, campers, motorcycles, furniture storage. 330-0150. UNITS AVAILABLE: 10x20 and 5x10 in Northern Cambria 247-8676

720 Brick Rd., Loretto

3 BR, 1 1/2 bath rancher on 3+ acres with additional acreage available. Full finished basement, new drywall and hardwood floors upstairs. Just oustide Call Phillips Real Estate Loretto.



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4 NEW LISTINGS COMING THIS WEEK WITH THE MASTRI-TUBO TEAM! WATCH FOR DETAILS! TWO FULL TIME AGENTS WORKING TO SELL YOUR HOME! Portage: For rent near park, call to see. Portage: 3 BR, no pets, 575/month plus utilities. Ebensburg: Mylo Park, Adorable NDING 3 BR, garage, nice lot, 70â&#x20AC;&#x2122;s, SALE PE wonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t last. Hollidaysburg: Exceptional townhome, 3 baths, 3 floors, ING ND SALE PE everything you would want, end unit, $186,500.



Sankertown: Sumner St., starter, needs TLC, large 3 BR. Sankertown: Apartment building, great income potential. Portage: For lease, commercial location, high traffic location, great for your business! Sankertown: A must see, beautiful ranch home, corner lot, great location, move right in, priced to sell! Lilly: Starters, call to get details and to preview. Cresson: Powell Ave., must see 2+ BR, fenced lot, garage, extremely will maintained home, convenient location. Cresson: Keystone Ave., large 4 BR, nice backyard, garage, covered front porch, convenient location. Ebensburg: 4 acres, call Mastri-Tubo team! Blacklick Twp.: Call the Mastri-Tubo team, priced to sell, quality throughout, great floor plan. Ebensburg Farm: 90+ acres, great opportunity, call to get all the details. Ebensburg: Mylo Park, W. High St., 2+ BR, beautiful â&#x20AC;&#x153;park likeâ&#x20AC;? backyard, large eat-in kitchen, beautiful hardwood floors plus so much more! Gallitzin: Forest St., beautiful home, move-in ready, many fine features, must see to appreciate! Gallitzin: Sugar St., duplex, only $29,900, great deal, sellers loss! Gallitzin: Church St., large home, could be a tri-plex, currently an office building, many possibilities, priced to sell.



MARYâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;S HOME AWAY: Short-term rental. Like a Bed and Breakfast. Fully equipped. Vacationing/visiting the area? Go to enter Cresson, PA for more information. 814-886-5504.


CRESSON (SANKERTOWN): 3 BR Ranch. Corner lot, mudroom, shed, natural gas heat, nice full basement. Nicely updated. Move in ready!! $89,500. Call Irene at (814) 8868111.

NANTY-GLO DUPLEX: Investment Property. $650 income. $27,000. 749-9329. NORTHERN CAMBRIA: 2 bedroom, 2 car garage. 1.5 bath. Sun porch. Call 814-948-9409 or 814-948-5407. PATTON: As is by Owner, 3 Lots, Off-street Parking. Low Taxes. 3 Bedrooms, Living room, Kitchen. 1.5 Bath, Oil Heat. Reduced to $40,000. 814-674-5244. PATTON: Elder Township 3 bedroom Ranch, 1.5 bath. Attached 1/car garage. New roof. $70,000. 814-6745286. REVLOC: For sale by owner. 3-bedroom, 2-bath. Off road parking. By park. $50,000. 814-472-7966.


5 ACRES - flat-wooded, near Belsano on Snake Road. $50,000. 9413511.


DEEâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;S COUNTRY CAFE - 1684 Liberty St. Ashville, Pa. April 25th, 26th, 27th,& 28th. Thurs. thru Sunday. 9 a.m.- ? New items every day! Come see! EBENSBURG: 417 & 427 Woodland St. (Mylo) Fri, 4/26 & Sat, 4/27, 8 a.m.- ? loveseat, scrubs, powerwheel jeep, kids items.


SANKERTOWN: 82 Beech St. April 26 & 27. 8-1, House /Furniture Items.


$4K SIGN ON $ CDL Driver, Average $800-$1000 per week. Weekly Home Time. No Touch Freight. Class A/TWIC/Hazmat. Hogan Dedicated. 800-444-6042. BARTENDER NEEDED for Sat & Sun at Portage American Legion. 736-9945. BUILDING MAINTENANCE MECHANIC: Saint Benedict Manor is seeking a part-time (11 a.m.-3 p.m.), experienced Maintenance Mechanic who can perform preventative maintenance on building systems and special projects assigned. This candidate makes recommendations for improvement to optimize operations and minimize operating costs. Skills/Requirements: High School diploma or GED, knowledge of general facilities maintenance, repair, carpentry, materials, tools and procedures. Plumbing, painting, electrical and HVAC. Four years of experience in one or more of the building maintenance trades. Understanding of customer service and good communication skills. Knowledge of operation and maintenance of hand tools, hand power tools or larger, specialized tools and equipment. Knowledge of record keeping, document maintenance and inventory control. Requires being on call. Work independently in the absence of supervision. Maintain physical condition to complete assigned duties and responsibilities which may include the following: bending, crouching, squatting or crawling during maintenance activities, pushing or lifting heavy equipment. Please pick-up an application or send resume to: Saint Benedict Manor, 600 Theatre Rd., St. Benedict, PA 15773. EOE KITCHEN NEEDED: 4809.

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Locals clean up roadways for Earth Day

Thursday, April 25, 2013

Grassroots project begins to gain momentum By Ian Wissinger

of Mainline Newspapers

The Friends of Vetera Road, Cambria Township, held their annual litter pick-up on Sunday, April 21. This project is registered with the Great American Cleanup-Pennsylvania program, which promotes cleanup efforts March 1 through May 31. Allyson (left) and Loralyn Simmers, along with Remmy, the trash-sniffing hound, participated in the cleanup effort. Approximately two miles of Vetera Road were scoured for litter. Submitted photo.


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Though public service announcements and in-school programs attempt to teach children about the value of Earth Day â&#x20AC;&#x201C; observed on Monday, April 22 â&#x20AC;&#x201C; and the implications of littering and not recycling, sometimes it takes a hands-on experience to truly appreciate a holiday that seems to be taken for granted in todayâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s age. Kate Bender, a Winterset resident, used to honor Earth Day by taking her children â&#x20AC;&#x201C; now fully grown â&#x20AC;&#x201C; out along local roadways to pick up trash and debris, items that not only prove unsightly, but damaging to the environment as well. Though this family tradition has not been reprised every year, Bender said she wants to establish it as a regular event in the future, especially now that her grandchildren are involved. This year, with the availability of social networking sites such as Facebook, Bender decided to take her agenda a step further, creating an online group that invited local children and their parents to join in the cause of cleaning the local countryside. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I welcomed everybody; it was a public event. I had already planned on taking my three grandsons,â&#x20AC;? she said. The response that Bender received was quite encouraging â&#x20AC;&#x201C; over 20 children, including five girls from a local Girl Scout troop, plus parents, signed on for the proposed two-hour project. Because Earth Day fell on a Monday, the clean up was scheduled for Saturday, April 20, from 10:30 a.m. to shortly after noon. The crew worked on Winterset Road but also traveled to areas in the borough and township that Bender felt were especially cluttered and in need of a few sets of helping hands, SEE ROADWAYS, PAGE 19



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including the bottom of South Center Street, where it intersects with Candlelight Drive and Route 22. Bender took it upon herself to purchase fluorescent shirts and gloves – for


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Thursday, April 25, 2013

safety and sanitation reasons – for each of the project’s participants. She also furnished gift bags for the children and door prizes for adults – with some help from community sponsors such as Sheetz and Snyder of Berlin – as a means of thanking

those who “took valuable time out of [their] day to help out.” To make it official, Bender plans on obtaining an Adopt-aHighway designation from the county for a stretch of Winterset Road. In the future, Bender and her helpers will be responsible

for maintaining that section of roadway, keeping it clean not just for Earth Day, but year round. The Winterset woman said she is up to the challenge. “We live in such a beautiful town,” she observed. “It’s important to respect the Earth.”

Bender added that she hopes the children who participated in Saturday’s event will think more consciously about the impact of littering, and invite and teach peers that same message.

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