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Vol. 165 No. 7

USPS 166680

Ebensburg, Pa.

Ebensburg paving project underway

By Gina Bianucci

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Ebensburg Borough The Council heard news regarding the end of the ongoing sewer project and the resolution to the paving project mixup at its Sept. 23 meeting. Council member Dave Kuhar, who is on the wastewater committee, said that all the work on the sewer mains and laterals is done and testing has been completed in all but one manhole. A walk-through inspection began 18 and Sippel Sept. Development, the sewer project contractor, has a punch list of a few remaining items to complete. Earlier in the month, there was confusion between Sippel and paving contractor Quaker Sales on whether Quaker was to do the

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top coat paving on the south side of town, or when they were supposed to arrive. A joint meeting between the contractors was held Sept. 19, where it was decided that Quaker would begin top coating the north side of town Sept. 25. The sewerrelated street repairs were to take between seven to 10 days to complete. Council president Doug Tusing asked if Quaker Sales was going to pave the south side of town and complete base repairs simultaneously. Borough manager Dan Penatzer said that Sippel is continuing to finish the base work, and that Quaker was to start the top coat and do some milling on the north side of town by Sept. 25. No additional work was planned for the south side of SEE PAVING, PAGE 5A

Commissioners recognize libraries, expand LERTA

Corlyn Hinson and Patty Henry, along with their dog, Paul, enjoy the food and the atmosphere of Ebensburg’s PotatoFest. Photo by Kristin Baudoux.

By Ron Portash

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In honor of September being Library Card Sign-up Month, the Cambria County Commissioners held their Sept. 26 meeting at the Portage Public Library. Ashley Flynn, director of the Cambria County Library System thanked the commissioners for their support of the library system within the county. The 14 libraries in Cambria County are part of a federated library system where each library maintains its independence with its own operating board. This enables the libraries in Cambria County to share county funds and provide better local services. Portage Public Library director Kaytlin Sumner expressed her appreciation for the commissioners’ work promoting the county library system. Sumner said that the Portage Public Library is expanding with “lots of cool new programs to engage all ages.” Pa. CareerLink now comes to the Portage Library once a month, and Sumner said she hopes to expand the number of the days they visit. Pa. CareerLink visits the library to assist local residents in employment search, resume help and unemployment information. Pa. SEE LIBRARIES, PAGE 11A

Admiral Peary Vo-Tech to hold open house

By Ron Portash

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With the demand for technical workers growing, technical fields are some of the most economically promising segments of the labor force today. Admiral Peary Area Vocational-Technical School is the answer for many students looking for a positive career choice and regional

employers seeking skilled technicians. The school is hosting an open house Thursday, Oct. 10, for prospective students and their parents and for parents of current students to observe the technical education Admiral Peary provides. The open house will be in three sessions that day: 9-11 a.m., noon to 2 p.m. and 6-8 p.m. Vocational and technical training at Admiral Peary offers an unmatched educational and career pathway to the future. Nearly 80 percent of Admiral Peary’s graduating seniors have an employment offer or are SEE VO-TECH, PAGE 4A

Tessa Novotny, Kayla Amos and Anna Benko take a break from walking around at Ebensburg’s PotatoFest. Photo by Kristin Baudoux.

Anne Kanich, Corrin Dagostin and Will Kanich snack on potato soup during PotatoFest, held in downtown Ebensburg. Photo by Kristin Baudoux.

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