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Vol. 160 No. 36

USPS 166680

Ebensburg, Pa.

Thursday, April 17, 2014

(814) 472-4110

Variances approved for new Ebensburg Sheetz Since 1853

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By Amanda Petrunak of Mainline Newspapers

At 7:15 p.m., several members of the Ebensburg community piled into the borough office in preparation for the Sheetz hearing on Wednesday, April 9. The Falchini family has offered up their properties to the Sheetz corporation. Their properties extend from West High Street down to Ogle and West Triumph Streets. “The current store is over 30 years old, and it is simply out-ofdate for the community. We need to have a bigger site to meet the

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need of the community,” said Dave Hazelett, director of real estate for Sheetz. Originally, Sheetz wanted to ask for eight separate variances, but they dropped one because it dealt with a retaining wall which was no longer an issue. The first issue covered was the lighting plan, which would allow LED technology to illuminate the inside and outside of the building. “It is a soft, white light, which are better than the traditional halogen lights,” said Sheetz engineer SEE SHEETZ, PAGE 3A

Patient hunters

The Kiwanis 13th Annual Egg Hunt was held in Ebensburg on Sunday, April 13 at Rebekah Manor. The Swope Siblings — Brayden (6), Maison (2), Alexis (4), and Carter (7 months) — wait patiently in the shade for the egg hunt to begin. Photo by Chris Hochrein.

PennDOT announces 2014 projects By Rachel Vasilko

of Mainline Newspapers

PennDOT has announced its improvement and repair projects that will be underway this summer. Representatives from District 9 held an outreach seminar in Ebensburg on Wednesday, April 9, to discuss the projects with the public.

There are several projects scheduled to begin within the Mainline area in the coming months, two of which will require detoured routes. Fox Run Bridge in Northern Cambria will be under construction beginning after schools let out in June so as to avoid affecting the bus routes. Once the bridge replacement is underway,

PennDOT officials say that vehicles will be detoured through Carrolltown, which will loop back to Route 219. The project is scheduled to be completed in August. In addition, the Cresson High Level Bridge along PA Route 53 in Gallitzin Township is also scheduled to be replaced, and

Township announces reminders

SEE PROJECTS, PAGE 4A

By Justin Eger

of Mainline Newspapers

Big haul

Alaina Long (6) shows off her complete stash of prizes. Alaina won a brand new bicycle at the annual egg hunt sponsored by Kiwanis. Photo by Chris Hochrein.

After having moved their first regular meeting of April up by one business day, from Monday to the preceding Friday, the Cambria Township supervisors used that meeting to issue two reminders to the residents of the municipality. The two items topped the April 11 agenda, and the supervisors asked to spread the word among residents regarding the two matters. Initially, the supervisors noted SEE REMINDS, PAGE 5A

What’s in the basket?

Three-year-old Zoey Bartlebaugh gives the Easter Bunny a hug, then checks to see what surprises are in his basket during the Kiwanis Easter Egg Hunt on Sunday. Photo by Chris Hochrein.


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