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Township approves liquor license

By Calem Illig

for Mainline Newspapers

By Calem Illig

for Mainline Newspapers

Cambria Township held a public hearing to discuss the possible transfer of a liquor license into the township. Martin General Stores, located on Route 22, required the approval of the township’s board of supervisors before it could apply for Pennsylvania Liquor Control Board approval. The license, which will be transferred from Patton Borough, will allow the store to sell alcohol on the site’s premises. There are certain regulations Martin General Store will need to follow to meet PLCB criteria. The store must separated into two separate purchasing areas: one for alcohol and food, and one for all other general retail. The store will also undergo renovations to enhance the number of seats in the building. Supervisor Tim Bracken said that due to the numerous approvals Martin General Store must receive, the store “probably won’t be able to sell alcohol until 2018.� The supervisors unanimously approved the transfer of the liquor license. Engineer Jack Schaffer updatSEE LICENSE, PAGE 5

Ebensburg delays decision on fluoride

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Megan and Katie Gentile dress as turkeys for Ebensburg’s Thanksgiving Day Turkey Trot on Nov. 23. Photo by Megan Riner.

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The Ebensburg Municipal Authority decided to delay its decision on whether to continue adding fluoride to the water or not during its meeting on Nov. 20. The authority had decided at its October meeting to cease the practice of fluoridating its system’s water. Out of the 16 water systems in Cambria County, Ebensburg is the only remaining water system that currently fluoridates its water. The Greater Johnstown Water Authority recently decided to end the practice in its system, which provoked Ebensburg to end the practice as well. Several dental professionals from the area attended the meeting to inform the authority of the benefits of fluoridating water. Dr. Nichole Falchini Oravec, a practicing dentist in Lilly, urged the authority to reconsider its prior decision. “It doesn’t matter what other communities are doing,� Oravec said. “You need to do what is best for the people of this community.� Oravec, who is a resident of Ebensburg, said ingested fluoride is the recommended solution to preventing tooth decay. Topical fluoride, which is found in toothpaste and other over-the-counter products, is “nowhere near as effective as ingested fluoride.� Fluoride tablets that are often provided by schools and parents can SEE FLUORIDE, PAGE 4

            

   

        

   

                      

               

  

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Ebensburg announces Dickens of a Christmas grand marshal PAGE 2 - Thursday, November 30, 2017 - MAINLINE EXTRA

George William “Bill� Brady will serve as grand marshal for this year’s 12th annual Dickens of a Christmas event in downtown Ebensburg. Before retiring in 1997, Brady served with the Ebensburg Borough Police Department for 31 years. He started his career there in 1966 as a patrolman, was promoted to assistant chief in 1976, and served as chief of the department from 1991-97. Following his retirement, he continued to work part-time for the department and went on to serve with the Cambria County Sheriff’s Department and the Drug Task Force. Prior to moving to Ebensburg in 1966, Brady served in the U.S. Marine Corps for six years. After being honorably discharged as an E4, he moved to Pottstown and worked as a correctional officer at Graterford State Penitentiary. In addition to his career in public service, Brady has been

active with local civic organizations like the American Legion Post 363 and Ebensburg Moose Lodge 681. He is a faithful member of Holy Name Catholic Church and has been singing in the men’s choir for more than 40 years. In his spare time, you may find him gardening in his backyard or cruising through town on his Honda Goldwing. Brady and his wife of 55 years, Theresa, a retired registered nurse who worked at the former Laurel Crest Manor, raised their three children in their Beech Street home: daughter, Michele (Marcinko), of Ebensburg, son William (Theresa), of Mundy’s Corner, and son Michael (Heidi), of Ebensburg. They now have seven grandchildren and one great-grandchild. “I’ve always said that Ebensburg is a wonderful place to raise a family. I’ve had several opportunities to move, but we’ve always decided to stay in Ebensburg because of the

great schooling and everything Ebensburg has to offer,� said Brady. When Brady was announced as this year’s grand marshal, mayor Randy Datsko shared the following: “Ebensburg is a great and safe place to live and raise a family. A major reason is our police force. A mainstay pillar of the force for nearly 50 years has been Bill Brady. From patrolman to chief and finishing part-time, Bill was always here for the community.� Brady will do the honors of flipping the switch at light-up night in Kimball Park this Friday, Dec. 1, at 6 p.m. and will ride in the annual Christmas parade on Saturday at 11 a.m. Ebensburg’s Dickens of a Christmas will be held this weekend in various locations throughout downtown Ebensburg. For a schedule of events or more information, please visit www.EbensburgDickens.com or call 814-472-8414.

CenCam’s Griffith chosen as finalist for Sallie Mae scholarship By Megan Riner

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Kate Griffith, a senior at Central Cambria High School, has been chosen as a finalist for Sallie Mae’s $25,000 Bridging the Dream Scholarship. The scholarship gives five outstanding, hardworking students from across the country a chance to overcome financial obstacles that stand in their way of making college happen. Griffith said after receiving an

email from the guidance office regarding the scholarship, she registered for it at the encouragement of a friend. Her name, along with the names of other students who registered by the Sept. 7 deadline, was given to the scholarship committee for further review. Griffith received the highest number of votes from the committee and was chosen as Central Cambria’s nominee. Guidance counselor Susan Dixon submitted a recommendation along with Griffith’s biographical

and resume information. A month later, Griffith said Dixon pulled her out of physics class to tell her she was chosen out of hundreds of nominations as a finalist for the scholarship. “I was really excited,� Griffith shared. The Colver resident shines in the classroom as a member of the school’s National Honor Society chapter, band, chorus, theatre department, and tennis team. Outside of school, she volunteers at a soup kitchen and goes on mis-

sion trips with her church, St. Paul’s Evangelical Lutheran in Mundys Corner. She also holds a part-time job. After high school, Griffith intends to pursue a double major in film and marketing. “Kate is so deserving of the Bridging the Dream Scholarship,� said Dixon. “She is an exemplary student academically and is very involved in extracurricular and co-curricular activities. He character is beyond reproach, and the story surrounding the untimely passing of her mom and her sub-

sequent resilience around her loss is nothing short of inspiring.� A team from Sallie Mae spent the past two days filming Griffith and her fellow students and educators at the school. The team will also document her involvement with the Cambria All-County Band at Bishop McCort tonight. Dixon, principal Dr. Tricia Murin, and the rest of the Central Cambria faculty wish Griffith all the best as she moves on as a finalist. Winners are set to be announced at the end of the year.

                     

          

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Local filmmaker wraps up feature-length production PAGE 4 - Thursday, November 30, 2017 - MAINLINE EXTRA

By Megan Riner

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Filmmaker Don Swanson, a Blacklick Township resident, is wrapping up post-production of his first feature-length film, “A Wish for Giants,� based on author Aaron Dunbar’s novel of the same name. The film follows a young cancer patient’s wish to find Bigfoot, and a portion of the proceeds from the film’s ticket sales will be donated to Make-A-Wish Greater Pennsylvania and West Virginia, Inc. Swanson owns Spruce Films, an Ebensburg-based production company specializing in independent film, event videography, commercial production, and more. Swanson has a wealth of film credits to his name, including producer, director, cinematographer, and editor of short films, web series, documentaries, and music videos, to name a few. He’s won several awards for his work, including first place for best independent music video at a festival near Cleveland this past summer and third place at the Johnstown Film Festival for his short “What Was Lost� in 2014. The Purchase Line graduate got into filmmaking after he and some of his close friends made a short film in college just to see if they could. They discovered a website listing things not to do when making a film and proceeded to do all of them. Their short film garnered an online following from people all over the country who enjoyed the piece. “After that is probably when I

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got serious about [filmmaking],� Swanson said. His next project was a short film called “Gallows Hollow� that he shot for his undergraduate thesis. This horror short fell in line with the micro-cinema movement of the early 2000s and featured Altoona native and “American Horror Story: Coven� actress Jennifer Lynn Warren. The film became one of the five best performing films on undergroundfilm.org, with more than 20,000 views in the first six months of its release. This success prompted Swanson to attend film school in Pittsburgh, where he earned a certificate in film production. After he finished graduate school at the Indiana University of Pennsylvania, Swanson was hired as the media technician at Armstrong School District. “My favorite part of the job was working with the kids, so I went back and got another master’s, in English,� Swanson said. He moved into the classroom and has been teaching 12thgrade English as well as television production ever since. Besides teaching, Swanson is always working on film and video projects. After wrapping up filming for “A Wish for Giants,� he shot a music video that he submitted to various film festivals. He has an idea for a horror short in mind, as well as a concept for another feature film, and he’s hoping to release “What Was Lost� on Amazon Prime in the spring. For more information on “A Wish for Giants,� though, visit www.awishforgiants.com.

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be effective, Oravec said. The problem that arises with fluoride tablets is that each child needs a different amount based on biological factors. “Schools continue to hand out fluoride without factoring in their height, weight, and hydration,� Oravec said. “When fluoride is ingested through water, the correct levels are being consumed.� Falchini informed the authority that she can easily differentiate between the teeth of Ebensburg residents and residents of other communities. “When kids come into my office, I can tell where they live,� Falchini said. “Kids who drink Ebensburg water have better teeth.� Authority member Doug Tusing voted in favor of ending fluoridation at the October meeting. Tusing, who is also the borough council president, previously cited fluoride as ineffective. “Studies showed that there were potential health risks with fluoridating water,� Tusing said. “Some studies argue that fluoride doesn’t actually prevent tooth decay ... The risks outweigh the benefits.� Helen Hawkey, executive director of the Pennsylvania Coalition for Oral Health, acknowledged that studies have shown potential health risks. The problem with those studies, Hawkey said, is that they were conducted in areas with above-recommended levels of fluoride in their systems. “Fluoride exceeds well above the recommended levels in areas where those studies were conducted,� Hawkey said. “Too much of anything is a bad thing.� Dr. Phillip Woo, whose dental office is just a few blocks from the municipal chambers, voiced his concerns that the authority did not consult any of the dental professionals in the area. “It shocks me that a decision was made without consulting the dental community,� Woo said. “When you have something that is costeffective and benefits the community, I can’t see why you would want to get rid of it ... Please reconsider.� Chairman Gerry McMullen, who was the only member to vote in favor of continuing to fluoridate the water at the October meeting, proposed the authority delay its decision until further concerns and discussion can be held. The authority unanimously voted to rescind its previously approved decision to discontinue the fluoridation practice. A date has not been set on when the final decision will be made, but McMullen said the community “will be notified when voting for that decision will take place.�

AFSCME to hold Christmas party

The American Federation of State, County, and Municipal Employees Subchapter 8303’s annual Christmas party will be held at Penn Gables in Ebensburg on Thursday Dec. 7, at noon. Please consider bringing a canned food donation.

   

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CenCam faculty to form new committee By Allie Garver

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A recommendation from education committee chair Marcia Yesenosky regarding the formation of a committee to “study the issue of a common start time for all district students in regard to the following: positive and negative impact on students and families, positive and negative impact on faculty, after-school activities, transportation con-

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cerns, budgetary impact, contemporary pedagogical literature related to the topic, and any other variable that you feel needs explored in order to make an informed decision.� According to Yesenosky, the committee is expected to prepare a written report to the superintendent two weeks prior to the April school board meeting. Thomas Woods explained that while seeking a permanent

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ed the supervisors on the new Conemaugh Duke LifePoint health care facility. Schaffer informed the supervisors that Duke LifePoint had requested a 90-day extension to begin groundwork for the project. Duke LifePoint’s original deadline expired in late November. The supervisors approved the 90-day extension. Schaffer also informed the supervisors of the new Ebensburg Commons project on Route 22. Schaffer said Aldi is still expecting to open its doors on Dec. 23. Taco Bell and Starbucks, contingent on submitting a guarantee bond, are ready to be constructed. Schaffer said the construction of the new traffic signal, which is being built at the intersection of Beulah Road and Route 22, is delaying the project. “The project is pretty much tied down by the traffic signal,� Schaffer said. After the public meeting, Bracken and fellow supervisor Jim Melnyk also commented on rumors they heard of a potential casino being constructed in the township’s jurisdiction. The supervisors said nothing has been officially presented, but if a casino were to come into the area, they would be more than accepting of one. “We’ll take anything and everything,� Melnyk said. “We love to see this area grow.� “Bring it on,� Bracken said.

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superintendent, the school board has reached out to faculty about the open position and “some lively conversation about a whole host of things� took place, which included this new committee. “It was expressed, particularly by the elementary faculty, that it was hard for them to engage in coaching responsibilities if they teach at one of the elementary schools because by the time their day is over, practices have started,� said Woods. Another issue brought up at an after-school meeting for faculty was that with the large number of students being picked up at the end of the day, the buses are empty. “The idea of maybe combining the bus routes and providing opportunities for faculty to engage in extracurricular activities warranted an exploration of this topic,� said Woods. High school principal Dr. Tricia Murin and Jackson Elementary fourth-grade teacher Kathy Kupchella will head the committee. The board gave its approval for the committee to start.

Rep. Burns to donate COLA to local charities

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‘Donating this mandatory increase is the right thing to do’

As he’s voluntarily done every year, state representative Frank Burns said he plans to once again donate the mandatory cost-of-living increase, or COLA, to local charities. “As a fiscally conservative representative who understands that our region is struggling and people are cutting back to make ends meet, I believe that the best use of this mandatory pay increase is to return it to the communities I serve,� Burns said. As prescribed by a law passed long before Burns was elected, state officials automatically receive a COLA increase, based on a cost-of-living index, effective Jan. 1. This year and in previous budget impasses, Burns also refused to accept a state paycheck until the annual state

budget was finalized. He said that he’s traditionally gone without a paycheck as long as the state budget is unfinished, most notably during the ninemonth impasse of 2015-16, as well as donated his automatic COLA to local charities, because of a strong belief that legislators should set an example. “I have always worked to put taxpayers first,� Burns said. “The legislature has a lot more work to do in order to make the state more accountable to taxpayers. Donating this mandatory increase is the right thing to do.�


Cambria Township to use CDBG funds to pave Colver roads

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By Calem Illig

for Mainline Newspapers

Numerous roads in the village of Colver will soon be paved, as the Cambria Township supervisors approved to file for Community Development Block Grant monies at their meeting on Nov. 15. The grant allocates monies for low-income communities for the construction and paving of new roads. After an income survey of Cambria Township residents was conducted, Cambria County Redevelopment Authority executive director Larry Custer found Colver to be the most deserving of CDBG monies. “Colver was the lowest income community by consensus,� Custer said. Two public hearings were recently held for residents to cite any concerns, and after finding no issues, the Cambria Township supervisors declared interest in filing for the application for CDBG monies. The total allocation to be granted to road development in Colver is $98,157.

Roads to be repaired under the 2017 funding include Reese Avenue, as well as 6th, 7th, 8th, and 9th streets. Supervisor Tim Bracken was pleased the township was once again able to receive CDBG funding. “It’s important that we continue to develop Colver,� Bracken said. “This money certainly helps.� This is not the first time Colver has received CDBG funding. In 2016, the township received $98,000 from the grant. Construction for last year’s allocation is currently in progress and is expected to be complete in the spring of 2018, Custer said. With the delay in construction, supervisor Jim Melnyk said the projects using the 2017 funding “probably won’t be completed until 2019.� Cambria Township is one of four municipalities in Cambria County to receive CDBG funding, with Adams, Cresson, and Jackson townships also benefiting. Bracken said the county is responsible for opening bids and selecting contractors for the project.

Franki’s Country Corner opens in Patton By Amber Stich

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Just in time for the holiday season, Patton welcomed a new small business into its economic community. Franki Adams is the proud owner of Franki’s Country Corner, a small decor and gift shop that opened just two weeks ago. Adams decided to pursue a new passion and become a first-time business owner, choosing Patton to house her first location. She said because she grew up in the town, Patton held a special connection for her, and she felt it was a good community to serve. “I grew up in Patton,� Adams said, “and I just want to give back to the community.� Adams said she was inspired to open her business in Patton because she remembers a time when the businesses were booming throughout the town and described it as “beautiful.� She said that while there has been a decline since that time, she feels it is a great community and hopes her opening a store in Patton will reinvigorate that mindset and encourage more small businesses to come to the town. Franki’s Country Corner offers a variety of country, seasonal, and Christmas decor. With the holidays just around the corner, Adams said there are plenty of holiday gifts, decorations, and other home decor available in her store to dress up a

home for the season. While Adams runs the store, she said it is not just her effort that makes it successful. She gets her family involved as well, and her daughter also helps around the store. Even in the short time she has been open, Adams said she has been happy to see such a positive response from the community. She said the online support and the support of Patton Borough council members has made her feel wel-

come. “It has been very nice overall,� Adams said. “I hope my business can continue to grow, and I encourage everyone to support small businesses in any town, but especially in Patton.� Franki’s Country Corner is located at 439 Magee Ave. and is open from Tuesday through Friday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Saturday from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. Franki’s Country Corner can be contacted at 814-523-8951.

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Cambria Township considers firefighter tax credit, budget

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By Calem Illig

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Tax credits for eligible volunteer firefighters under Cambria Township’s jurisdiction were approved by the supervisors on Wednesday, Nov. 15. For the past six months, the supervisors have been working diligently with representatives of the township’s fire departments to reach feasible terms to allow the credit. The two departments that represent Cambria

Township — Cambria Township (Colver) and Revloc volunteer fire departments — both announced interest in receiving the credit. Under Act 172, volunteer firefighters in Cambria Township are now able to receive a 20 percent credit on property taxes, along with a $200 credit on earned income taxes. Supervisor Tim Bracken said the goal of the credit is to both retain and recruit members to volunteer in the community. “The number of volunteer firefighters in this area has

decreased,” Bracken said. “We believe this will be a suitable system to help bring that number back up.” The number of volunteer firefighters in the area has been on the decline in recent years. At the October meeting, firefighter Steve Verbosky informed the supervisors that the Cambria Township department has under 30 active members. Supervisor Jim Melnyk said finding people willing to volunteer has been a difficult process. SEE CREDIT, PAGE 8


Central Cambria School Board given project updates PAGE 8 - Thursday, November 30, 2017 - MAINLINE EXTRA

By Allie Garver

of Mainline Newspapers

Special projects at Central Cambria School District, which include the gym floor, auditorium, and the baseball and softball fields, are all well on their way to being completed, according to committee chair Dennis Simmers. Both the gymnasium floor and the auditorium are at the 99 percent complete status, added Simmers. Moving on to the baseball and softball fields, Simmers said about two or three more truckloads of infield mix need added

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“It’s getting tougher and tougher to find people to get involved,” Melnyk said. “We were hoping to find a system to help recruit. If it takes incentives to increase our volunteers, then that’s what we have to do.” Verbosky added that his department is pleased with the results and is hoping that the newly approved credit will entice more residents to volunteer. “We’re looking for all the help we can get,” Verbosky said. “I’m hoping this system will encourage more people to join.” To protect taxpayers, there are certain guidelines the volunteers must meet annually to receive the credit. Volunteers must respond to 20 percent of their company’s emergency calls, participate in 16 hours of training, and conduct 12 hours of administrative services. Volunteers must be a member of good standing for at least one year before gaining eligibility to receive the credit. Each company’s fire chief must also submit a notarized list of all firefighters who have met the criteria. The list must be submitted and approved by the supervisors, and if there is any dishonesty on the list, the fire chief could risk facing penalties. The tax credit was approved by the supervisors under township ordinance, but the guidelines were approved under resolution. The guidelines, solicitor Gary Costlow said, are under resolution so the supervisors “will be able to fix anything that isn’t working.” The proposed preliminary budget for 2018 was also approved by the supervisors. With an expected revenue of $2,150,771 and projected expenditures of $2,079,298, the township expects to see a total profit of $71,473 in the upcoming year. Residents will not see

Beekeepers to hold Christmas social

The Cambria-ClearfieldBlair County Beekeepers will meet Sunday, Dec. 3, at 2 p.m. at the Penn State Extension office located at 499 Manor Drive in Ebensburg. This is the Christmas social. Need not be a beekeeper to attend. For more information, call 814472-7637 or email pigeonflyr@verizon.net.

at a “certain depth and a certain location” and that will get the project through this phase. The grass also needs some work, but not much, according to acting superintendent Jason Moore. “I believe that the engineer was to provide a best practice maintenance guide for the infields,” said Simmers. The maintenance guide is not in the administrators’ hands yet. Board approval was given to Seth O’Brien, who is a longterm substitute social studies teacher and volunteer football coach, to serve as the weight training supervisor from December through February

2018. A list of volunteer coaches for the fall and winter sports seasons were also provided to the school board for review. “As a district, [we] owe those folks a debt of gratitude for their assistance with the athletic programs in a non-paid capacity,” added athletic committee chair Thomas Woods. “They still have to do all of their clearances. It’s an awful lot of time away from their own family to work with the athletes.” Legislative committee chair Jessica Aurandt Paskowski had one item in regard to House Bill 178, the mandatory education

a tax increase, as estate taxes will remain at 9.5 mills, though supervisor Robert Shook did propose a rate decrease. “I think it would be great to have a tax reduction,” Shook said. He motioned to drop the millage rate to as low as 7 mills, but Bracken and Melnyk were hesitant to drop the millage rate. Shook added that the new land development in the area will help the township economically, and because of the money the township could potentially receive, he believed that money should “be dispersed back to help the public.” Many new business have recently been constructed or are currently being constructed in Cambria Township. A Tractor Supply Co. opened in October. An Aldi grocery store, Taco Bell restaurant, and Starbucks coffeehouse are currently being constructed. Bracken informed Shook that while there is a significant amount of construction currently taking place, the township will not see a revenue increase until those buildings are in operation. “The money isn’t here yet,” Bracken said. “Those buildings are still in construction.” Tax monies are currently used for public services, such as staffing a full-time police service. Bracken added that he wants to implement a tax decrease, but it will have to wait until the revenue increases. “I don’t think we can [lower taxes] this year,” Bracken said,

“but I’m hoping we can do it next year.” The supervisors finally agreed to approve the 2018 preliminary budget with no tax increase or decrease. The budget will be advertised for 20 days and will be formally approved after that period.

requirement for school board members. Paskowski explained that newly appointed board members will have to attend a four-hour class in their first year of service. Re-elected board members must attend a twohour class within their year of the re-election. The classes will cover topics including fiscal responsibility, ethics, and cur-

riculum. “Four hours, I think, is going to be a tight squeeze to encompass all that the bill hopes to cover with these board members,” said Paskowski. Through her research, Paskowski found the class will take place for the 2018-19 school year and at no cost to the school.


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Kitner wants more precautions for Nanty Glo crossing PAGE 10 - Thursday, November 30, 2017 - MAINLINE EXTRA

By Allie Garver

of Mainline Newspapers

Cambria County Conservation and Recreation Authority executive director Cliff Kitner raised some concerns with trail crossings during construction on the bridge in Nanty Glo, which will be performed in the spring of 2018. According to Kitner, crossing the Ghost Town Trail during the construction is standard, but he wants more precautions. “We want to see if we can try and up that standard a little bit for this intersection,� said Kitner. “We just want to do it for more safety for our trail users.� Kitner would like to see flashing lights along Chestnut Street, indicating to drivers

that there are trail users crossing the road. Kitner feels that painted lines on the road aren’t enough and go more unnoticed than flashing lights. The Ghost Town Trail will also see an influx of users on Dec. 2 for Global Fat Bike Day, hosted by Pour on Center at the Ebensburg trailhead. Program and communications coordinator Leanna Bird has been working with the marketing manager at Pour on Center to develop a partnership between the two entities. “A lot of their customers are trail users, and a lot of trail users like good craft beer too. It kind of goes hand in hand,� said Bird, “so they started that Global Fat Bike Day last year where they raised money for a bike work station.�

The work station is at the trailhead by the Young Peoples Community Center, according to Bird. This year’s proceeds from Fat Bike Day will be used toward signs to be placed on the trail and point to the “business district� of Ebensburg, explained Bird. “[It’s] so people know that just a few blocks up the road, uphill, you can go check out the town,� said Bird. Near the bike repair station, Bird said the Rotary Club donated a library that’s part of the “take-a-book, leave-a-book� movement for kids. A large wooden structure is dedicated to this cause as well. “It was cool to just see so many different people from the community involved, invested, and engaged in helping to enhance the trail,� said Bird.

Bird added to her report that there is talk of holding the Laurel Highlands Trail Summit in Ebensburg next year. “The trail summit is something that consists of, you know, exploring a local trail town,� said Bird. If the trail summit is held in Ebensburg, approximately 80-100 people will be coming into the area. The event consists of a bike sojourn, walking tour, and other “breakout sessions,� said Bird. “They’re all trail folks from across the state,� added Bird. “It seems like Amici’s and Pour are able to accommodate us.� The trail summit is through the Pennsylvania Environmental Trail Council and the Department of Conservation and Natural Resources, said Kitner.

Killer B’s lead Steelers past Packers, 31-28 By Jake Oswalt

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In Sunday’s home game against Green Bay, blown coverages and turnovers followed a familiar formula to cause struggles for the Pittsburgh Steelers. The Packers, a two-touchdown underdog playing with backup quarterback Brett Hundley, used three explosive plays to score three touchdowns on their way to taking a 21-14 lead early in the third quarter. Pittsburgh had little trouble moving the ball up and down the field, but two interceptions and a fumble derailed promising drives. The Steelers reeled off two touchdown drives to lead 28-21, but Green Bay battled back to tie it at 28-all with a 4-yard touchdown. After two punts, Pittsburgh had just 17 seconds to work with starting at its own 30. Two passing plays to Antonio Brown netted 37 yards to lead to Chris Boswell’s Heinz Field record-tying 53-yard field goal as time ran out. Pittsburgh won its sixth straight game with a thrilling 31-28 victory on Nov. 26. “We persevered in the face of adversity. We made necessary plays. We overcame adversity,� Steelers coach Mike Tomlin said. “Big plays by them. Turnovers by us and all of those things. We didn’t blink. We stayed together and made the necessary plays to win.� Turnovers put Pittsburgh behind the 8-ball throughout Sunday’s contest between two of the most storied franchises in NFL history. Two Ben Roethlisberger interceptions turned into 10 Green Bay points. A Le’Veon Bell fumble in the fourth quarter stopped a drive in enemy territory. Green Bay scored its touchdowns on plays of 39, 54, and 55 yards. Randall Cobb was left alone on the left sideline on a wheel route for the first score. Jamaal Williams converted a third-and-9 screen pass into a 54-yard touchdown. Davante Adams used a double-move to score a 55-yard touchdown on third-and3. “It’s self-inflicted. It’s things that we can control,� said Steelers defensive end Cameron Heyward, who totaled six tackles and two sacks, of allowing explosive plays.

“I think we had a couple busted coverages. We gave up a screen. On those screens, we have to be able to contain them so that we can run to the ball and have better success. If it’s a 10-yard play, it’s better than a 50-yard touchdown.� Ever since its Oct. 29 game against Detroit, Pittsburgh has allowed field-flipping plays to opponents. “We just got to eliminate explosion plays and we’ll be a top-notch defense,� Steelers defensive end Stephon Tuitt said. “Until then, we just got to stay in the now. We just need to pay attention to the things that can get us better. You still go back in the film and pay attention

to what caused them to have this many points and fix that.� Adams got behind Coty Sensabaugh on a hitch-and-go for a 55-yard touchdown as Green Bay went ahead 21-14 early in the third. It was the third consecutive long touchdown Pittsburgh allowed on the first drive in the second half to opponents. “We’re an aggressive group, we’re going to remain aggressive. We’re not going to sit back on our heels and let people dink and dunk us,� Sensabaugh said. “When we see something, we try and go get it. I broke and seen he was running a double-move and I tried to collide with him, but I didn’t get enough

on him. He kind of just ran by me and they put it out there. We’ll correct it and we’ll move forward.� Despite its struggles, Pittsburgh found a way to overcome and win in regulation, thanks to its Killer B’s: Ben Roethlisberger, Bell, Brown, and Boswell. Roethlisberger looked mostly sharp as he completed 33 of 45 passes for 351 yards, four touchdowns, and two interceptions. Bell provided 95 rushing yards on 20 carries, but perhaps his biggest contribution was turning check downs into lengthy plays as he caught a career-high 12 passes for SEE STEELERS, PAGE 11

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88 yards. Brown hauled in 10 passes for 169 yards and two touchdowns. After missing an earlier extra point, Boswell nailed a 53yard field goal in the closed end zone, which tied Dan Bailey’s stadium record set last year. “You got to bounce back and move forward and think about the next one,� Boswell said of refocusing on the next kick. Hundley, who had his best game by throwing for 245 yards and three touchdowns to the tune of a 134.3 rating, engineered a 12-play, 77-yard drive to tie it up at 28. A 7yard throw to Adams converted a

fourth-and-6 to keep hope alive. Williams plunged in from four yards out with 2:02 left. Pittsburgh was forced to punt after a six-play drive. Green Bay took over with 1:20 left. A sack by T.J. Watt and two plays combining for seven yards made Green Bay punt it away as Pittsburgh took over at its own 30 with just 17 ticks left. Roethlisberger threaded the needle to Brown down the sideline before the Cover 2 safety could make a play on the ball. Brown miraculously dragged both feet down in bounds to gain 23 yards on a play that lasted just four seconds. “I knew right away I had it,�

Brown said. “I got my hand on the ball and was able to drag it. I knew right away it was a catch. Ben Roethlisberger made a great throw. I was just grateful that we could make that catch in the perfect amount of time.� Although it was an outstanding catch, teammates have become accustomed to witnessing Brown’s greatness. “The crazy part is I’ve seen crazier catches in practice,� Bell said. “Just him doing routine things over and over again, it comes easy to him. He’s just an amazing player. I’ve seen him work hard every day, he never ceases to surprise us.� A 14-yard completion to Brown

         

 

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WAITRESS & COOK: Beaver St. Cafe, Hastings. Apply within.

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If youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re a baby boomer and sports enthusiast and reside in West-central Pennsylvania, chances are you are aware of the athletic accomplishments of the Joe Nastasi family. From Barnesboroâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Northern Cambria High School, Joe and his twin brother, Tony, are well known as part of a state champion basketball team that put the school district on the map in the mid1960s. Both were fiery competitors who were known to give their all in multiple sports, from tennis to football and basketball. Joe later added to his accolades when he played football at Indiana University of Pennsylvania. He extended his competitive attributes well beyond his playing days too. He went on to successfully coach both basketball and football at Northern Bedford where he earned the reputation as a give-it-your-all winner. If you played under Coach Nastasi, you came away not only a better athlete, you came away a better person, too. Inheriting good genes Later on, Joeâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s sonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Joe Jr. and A.J. continued the tradition, accumulating laurels that

earned huge notoriety for the Northern Bedford County School District. Joe Jr. won the Small School State Football Player of the Year Award, and A.J. set the State Career Scoring Record in basketball for the state of Pennsylvania. Joe went on to start as a wide receiver at Penn State and even served a stint at the professional level. A.J. started as a wideout too, at West Virginia. Both sons enjoyed stellar sports careers. Passing on the athletic attributes again, seemed inevitable. Joe Sr.â&#x20AC;&#x2122;s grandsons Joe Nastasi III at State College High School and Dominic Dodson at Pittsburgh Central Catholic are both standouts in football. Their schools are PIAA 6A football powerhouses. But thereâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s more to the man Athletics aside, thereâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s much more to Joe Nastasiâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s makeup that the public may not know. Next to my dad and father-inlaw, no one assisted me more than he did when it came time to build my house in the late â&#x20AC;&#x2122;70s. He was here, learning with me as we proceeded along (with other friends and family), turning raw lumber and blueprints into the home where my wife and I raised our kids and where we still reside today. I recall one day when I arrived at the building site on a June morning and Joe was nowhere to be seen. A few minutes later, after he parked his car, I noticed he had a bad limp as he hobbled toward me. I soon learned that he was on site earlier and had tramped on a nail that went straight through his sneaker and into his foot. He drove himself to Doc Bulgerâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s in New Enterprise, where Doc plucked the rubber parts of the shoe sole from the wound and gave Joe a precautionary tetanus shot too. He continued to work that day, limping the entire time. I experienced some major health set-backs in recent years, and during my hospital and rehab stays, Joe was volunteering again here at our home. He let our dog out, ran errands and cut our grass, as needed when neither my wife (tending to her husband) nor I were able. Just this month, Joe added yet another act to his lengthy list of labor assists. When we realized we would have a rough time downing some trees in our yard, Joe was quick to volunteer with his chainsaw and pickup truck, lending a hand as he has done so many times before. His firewood lies here today, to be picked up as promised whenever he wants.

My sweetie... If you have an account on Facebook, you might have noticed a joking reference between Joe and me. We may call each other â&#x20AC;&#x153;Sweetieâ&#x20AC;? at times. Before any rumors get started, please allow me to explain. A few years ago, Joe and I were chatting on the phone. He asked me a question that I could not answer without first consulting my wife. Now, keep in mind, she was glued to an episode of â&#x20AC;&#x153;NCIS,â&#x20AC;? starring Mark Harmon. [Authorâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s note: I canâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t help but believe that my wife, her mother, and numerous other ladies hold the beyond-handsome star in high regard. If my wife does not have such a crush on Harmon, then Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll give her the benefit of the doubt, as she apparently was merely mesmerized with the episodeâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s plot.] While on the phone, I said to Joe, â&#x20AC;&#x153;Hold on for a second and Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll ask Terri.â&#x20AC;? Moving the phone away from my face, I tried to get her attention. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Sweetie,â&#x20AC;? I proclaimed. No answer. With increasing decibels I repeated, â&#x20AC;&#x153;Sweetie.â&#x20AC;? Still, no answer. This went on a number of times with my voice increasing in intensity each time. Finally, almost shrieking, I bellowed out another, â&#x20AC;&#x153;Sweetie!â&#x20AC;? She glanced at me with a startled look on her face (apparently able to break away from Harmonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s â&#x20AC;&#x153;kavorkaâ&#x20AC;?) and retorted in an equally intense manner, â&#x20AC;&#x153;What?â&#x20AC;? Then I asked, â&#x20AC;&#x153;Didnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t you hear me the first five times I tried to get your attention?â&#x20AC;? She replied, â&#x20AC;&#x153;Yes, but I thought you were talking to Joe.â&#x20AC;? And from that day on, because my poor wife thought I was referring to Joe as my sweetie, that reference has become a joke between our two families. To those who know him You may think of Joe Nastasi as a fiery, competitive athlete, or as a dedicated coach. Maybe you can identify him as a man always willing to lend others a helping hand. If youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re lucky, you may even know him to be a real sweetie at times, as heâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s often been to me, and of course to his lovely wife, Rena, and their family. In any event, thereâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s one thing for certain: He is a winner in all that life embraces. To read more stories or learn more about the author, please visit www.pospeek.com and feel free to like Poâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Peek at the Past on Facebook.

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Cresson Lake Playhouse is pleased to announce its presentation of â&#x20AC;&#x153;A Cresson Lake Playhouse Christmasâ&#x20AC;? at the Ebensburg Courthouse at 200 South Center St. on Dec. 1 and 2. This heartwarming holiday show will feature a variety of holiday skits, songs, and dances performed by local talent and is sure to put all participants into a festive holiday spirit. Attendees will be greeted at the courthouse by lovely Christmas decorations and the melodious sound of singers caroling over the balcony. Warm apple cider with delicious spices and Christmas cookies will be available for purchase during intermission. â&#x20AC;&#x153;A Cresson Lake Playhouse Christmasâ&#x20AC;? is guaranteed to get all attendees into the holiday spirit. Performances for the general public will be held Dec. 1 and 2 at 7:30 p.m. and Dec. 2 at 2 p.m. Tickets for these performances will be $10 each and can be purchased either by calling Cresson Lake Playhouse at 814-472-4333 or in the courthouse lobby prior to the performance.


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