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Central Cambria accepts principal’s resignation Vol. 160 No. 13

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By Jim Lauffer

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After Monday’s meeting of its school board, the Central Cambria School District is short an elementary school principal and down a board member. Cambria Elementary principal Dr. Luke Lansberry tendered his resignation, which was

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accepted by board members. Superintendent Dr. Vincent DiLeo said that he would conduct an internal search of district personnel to find an interim principal to serve the remainder of the school year. When the academic year ends, the district will begin a search

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Sophia Shedlock tries on one of the firefighters’ helmets during the fire prevention activites at Holy Name on Friday, Oct. 11. Photo by Megan Riner.

It can happen to anyone. There are 370,000 residential fires in the United States every year. You never know when or where, but with proper precautionary measures, you can help to prevent major fire damage from occurring to your home or workplace. As a part of fire prevention week taking place in many schools county-wide, local fire companies held fire safety activities at Cambria Heights, Holy Name, and Northern Cambria Schools. Hope, Nicktown, and Spangler fire companies spent the day, Friday, Oct. 11 educating the students at Northern Cambria Elementary/Middle School on smoke detectors and the impor-

Carrolltown receives letter of praise By Megan Riner

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Carrolltown Borough Council president Timothy Spangler began the borough meeting on Monday, Oct. 7, with a letter that was sent to him from Larry and Diane Simmons. The Simmons

are from Irwin and happened to be passing through Carrolltown on their way to Saint Francis University over the summer and had such a wonderful experience in Carrolltown that they felt they had to let the town know. “We took our dinner, which turned out to be extremely good,


to the American Legion Park, where we thoroughly enjoyed the setting, the weather and our dinner,” the letter states. “What a nice setting! Everything at the park was clean, the bathrooms and ball fields are great, the picnic tables were numerous, clean SEE PRAISE, PAGE 6A

Cambria County Commissioner Tom Chernisky (center) visits with Spero Tsikalas (left) and Bernie Schilling at the Ebensburg Senior Center on Friday, Oct. 11. Photo by Jim Lauffer.

Ebensburg seniors enjoy ice cream from Rep. Burns By Jim Lauffer

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What do seniors do if their representative can’t make, unexpectedly, the social that he planned? The answer is simple — they eat and enjoy the ice cream he sent. State Rep. Frank Burns, DCambria / Somerset, had scheduled an ice cream social at the

Ebensburg Senior Center during Friday morning, Oct. 11; however, when he was called out of town, he was unable to meet with seniors. Thus, the first order of business — conducted admirably by Debbi Birch, Charlie Vizzini, and Maureen College, members of Burns’ Ebensburg office — was to distribute ice cream to the center’s seniors, many of whom had just finished lunch. After the cool treat was consumed, Vizzini presented a certificate and a copy of House Resolution 450 to center director Tammy Monito and a group of the center’s seniors. The resoluSEE SENIORS, PAGE 5A

Reaching out

In an effort to expand interest in the Ebensburg Regional Inclusive Playground, Cambria Elementary and M&M Plastics of Ebensburg teamed up to develop a second collection box that will be placed in the Johnstown Galleria. Donations will then be put towards the money needed to build the playground. Volunteer Mark Noel, playground committee member Alysia Wirfel, Cambria Elementary Principal Dr. Luke Lansberry, Scott Miller of M&M Plastics, and his daughter, Sara Miller, celebrated the completion of the new box, which was donated entirely by Scott. Photo by Justin Eger.

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