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Revloc continuing centennial plans Vol. 162 No. 25

USPS 166680

Ebensburg, Pa.

Thursday, February 16, 2017

Since 1853

Newsstand Price 75¢

(814) 472-4110

36 Pages

By Megan Riner

of Mainline Newspapers

According to livingplaces.com, “Revloc is a typical example of coal mining communities in southwestern Pennsylvania,” and its historic district is “an intact, well-preserved community” at that. It’s this history that residents of Revloc wish to showcase during the town’s centennial celebration this July. “It’s a town celebration, but it’s not just for the town,” said Jody Sloan. “It’s for everyone.” Everyone — residents, former residents, neighbors in surrounding communities, out-ofstaters, etc. — is invited into Revloc for the three-day event

Doing the most good

Leigh Ann Terndrup’s fifth-grade class at Cambria Elementary School stands around the food items they collected for the food drive challenge held between several local school districts. This class collected the most food items in the entire school and won an ice cream party. Items will be donated to the local food pantry. Photo by Joshua Byers.

Rotary’s WineTime in the Mainline set for Feb. 25 SEE PLANS, PAGE 3A

By Ron Portash

of Mainline Newspapers

Although this is the ninth year for WineTime in Mainline, the Rotary Club of Ebensburg always finds a way to keep the event fresh and fun. Nearly 500 people attended last year’s WineTime at the Young Peoples Community Center, mak-

ing the event a resounding success. This year, the event will be held on Saturday, Feb. 25. There are two sessions to chose from: an afternoon session from 1-4 p.m. and an evening session from 5-8 p.m. The event will be held at the Crystal Hall, located at 3133 New Germany Road in Ebensburg. Five wineries will be on site for testing and

Loretto Borough focuses on water matters, roads

By Ron Portash

of Mainline Newspapers

The first items on the agenda for the Loretto Borough council at its Feb. 13 meeting were several water matters. The first was the unexpected resignation of a water meter reader, Woody Clapper. Due to changes in schedules at his fulltime job, Clapper is no longer able to work for Loretto Borough as a part-time meter reader. The council accepted his resignation with regret and thanked Clapper for his service with the borough. The borough hired a water system operator. It is required to have a system operator to ensure water quality, perform certain sampling, and ensure necessary and timely submission of paperwork to the Pa. Department of Environmental Protection (DEP). Even though the borough does not have a water treatment plant, wells, or reservoirs and buys its water from another municipality that

has a licensed water system operation, the state requires Loretto Borough Water Authority to have a licensed operator. The borough has been without a licensed water system operator for a number of months and was not fined by DEP. The borough has a commercial laboratory conducting most of the necessary testing. Time-sensitive testing, like pH, must be performed at the water system site. Without an operator, the borough has struggled with submitting the massive amount of DEP paperwork. To ensure the borough comes into compliance with DEP regulations, an independently licensed water system operator was hired at the cost of $200 per month. With the impending closure of the local S&T Bank office, First National Bank presented the borough council with information concerning the services it could provide to the borough. Joyce Knopp and Cathy O’Neil, representatives of First National Bank, explained to council that the bank currently has two ATMs on the St. Francis University campus and has been approached by several local businesses about placing SEE ROADS, PAGE 3A

purchase: B&L Wine Cellars of Johnstown, Bee Kind Winery of Curwensville, Briar Valley Winery of Bedford, Germantown Winery of Portage, and Seven Mountains Winery of State College. According to Rotary Club member Becky DeYulis, “It will be an afternoon and evening that everyone can enjoy.”

The countdown to summer begins

WineTime in the Mainline is a fundraiser for the Rotary Club of Ebensburg to fund its Lease a Flag program and to provide scholarships to local high school students and donations to local food banks, as well as other local Rotary programs. SEE WINETIME, PAGE 3A

Students in Miss Chalich’s first-grade class at Holy Name School celebrate the 100th day of school. Pictured are (first row, from left) Christopher Scott, Stell Lanzendorfer, Anna Fry, Charlotte Rhoades; (second row) Jillian Schoop, Lilly Baker, Allyson Kilraine, Natalie Rossman, Alyson Sheehan; (third row) Mason Pittsinger, Geneveve Bickford, Grace Lauer, Anthony Lauer, and Rocco Barra. Submitted photo.


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