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CenCam school resource officer seeks to build relationships Vol. 160 No. 34

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Ebensburg, Pa.

Thursday, April 3, 2014

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36 Pages

By Jim Lauffer

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School resource officer Nathan Stohon has been a presence in the Central Cambria School District for nearly a month. His office is in the cafeteria of the high school-middle school, a space he has occupied since starting on Wednesday, March 5. Although based in the high school-middle school building, Officer Stohon, who is on campus from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. daily, will also visit Cambria and Jackson Elementary Schools. Officer Stohon, who is from South Fork, is member of the Cambria Township Police Department, and he will continSEE OFFICER, PAGE 4A

Ebensburg postpones sidewalk work, moves forward with Sheetz project

Central Cambria school resource officer Nathan Stohon, along with art students Kayla Anna and Jamie Hockenberry, paid a surprise visit to the high school’s fourth period Composition and Literature IV class for seniors. Photo by Jim Lauffer.

By Rachel Vasilko

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Ebensburg Borough Council made the decision to postpone the High Street sidewalk project until 2015 and made some progress in the plans of Sheetz, Inc. to build a new store within the borough. The projects, along with others, were discussed during the regular meeting on Monday, March 24. Councilwoman Cecilia Houser, a member of the borough’s street committee, requested that council consent to postpone the sidewalk project due to the delay in the bidding process, as well as the opportunity for the borough to receive a grant for the

project. Houser reported to council that Keller Engineers submitted a highway occupancy permit application to PennDot at the end of January, and communications have been ongoing to achieve compliance. However, the project cannot proceed to bidding without the permit. “The intent had been to acquire the HOP and bid this project in January,” said Houser. “The process has already gone so late into the year that, even if the HOP is obtained within the next few weeks, actual bidding could not get underway until early June.” SEE EBENSBURG, PAGE 3A

Fair tidings

Young Miss Cambria County Fair Kailee St. Pierre, Cambria County Fair Queen Chelsey Driskel, and Cambria County Fair Princess Tatianna Schilling served as ambassadors for the fair during last week’s celebration of the 210th birthday of Cambria County, held at the courthouse. Photo by Justin Eger.

Seminar on purchasing tax-delinquent properties offered through county By Megan Riner

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Cambria County will offer a second educational seminar, open to the public, on how to purchase tax-delinquent properties. The seminar will cover the process of Sheriff’s sales, upset sales and judicial sales, and private sales, as well as related real estate transaction issues. The educational seminar has been scheduled for Wednesday, April 16, at 6 p.m. at the Patton

Public Library, 444 Magee Avenue, Patton. The seminar will last approximately one hour, with questions being taken afterwards. Scheduled speakers are attorney Suzann M. Lehmier, solicitor for the Cambria County Sheriff’s SEE SEMINAR, PAGE 5A

Award presentation

Bill Harker, State Chairman and John Corran, Commander of Post 363, along with Holy Name teacher Miss Judine Hertzog, present the American Legion writing awards to Holy Name students Emily Kutsel, Grace-Serene Hoffman, and Alex Persio. Photo by Amanda Petrunak.

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