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Vol. 163 No. 47

USPS 166680

Ebensburg, Pa.

Thursday, July 12, 2018

Team Dauntless

Dauntless firefighters William Chittester, Amanda Pribulsky and Kailey Wendell plan to run the Chernisky Classic 5K in full gear July 7. All the proceeds from the event benefit the Cambria County Fire School in Patton. Photo by Kristin Baudoux.

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Chernisky Classic 5K

Dauntless firefighters Hunter Kish and Ron Springer enjoy the day before running in the Chernisky Classic 5K at the Ghost Town Trail in Ebensburg July 7. Kish was the first firefighter in full gear to cross the finish line. Photo by Kristin Baudoux.

Planning commission approves animal hospital addition

By Kristin Baudoux

of Mainline Newspapers

The Ebensburg Planning Commission is a five-member board appointed to prepare and manage land use control ordinances. The commission’s purpose is to review construction and zoning plans before they are given to the Ebensburg Borough Council for final approval. At their July 5 meeting, the planning commission approved the proposed plans for an approximately 2,600 square foot

addition to the Ebensburg Animal Hospital, located at 922 Rowena Drive. David Duray, of CJL Engineering of Johnstown, attended the meeting to present the proposition of their client, contractor Ralph J. Albarano and Sons of Duncansville, to apply for a land development review for the project. According to Duray, the addition is to include two operating rooms, a CT scanning room and a conference room. The extension’s use is for hospital staff only and not for the gen-

Carrolltown council to address water issues in borough parking lot

By Amber Stich

of Mainline Newspapers

For a number of months, Carrolltown Borough Council members have been debating how to address the current water problems in the borough parking lot, which have exacerbated the deteriorating surface. Councilman Mike Platt said they could repave the parking lot, but unless the water is managed, the lot would deteriorate the same way a few years down the road. Borough manager Lonnie Batdorf said it would need to be looked at by the engineer because it was a part of a bigger stormwater issue in the borough. Platt wanted to fix the issue with a storm box and ground regeneration without dealing with the engineer. Batdorf said it is necessary to work with an engineeer, as the transfer of water is highly regulated.

After discussions, the council agreed to have engineer Pat Mulcahy of The EADS Group find a solution. Mulcahy said that they would install a storm inlet near the police station and run 143 feet of 8-inch pipe underground. He said the line needed to be small because there are a lot of utility lines that run behind the building and the line would need to run over or under them. The pipe would then discharge water into a 4-by-15-by-4 foot underground stone retainage area to catch the water and hopefully have it recharged into the ground. Any leftover water would be discharged down 63 feet of pipe to a rip rap area in an appropriate place. Mulcahy said the emphasis with this project is to get as much ground regeneration as they can, so less water is being transferred downhill. After this work is completed, the borough will then repave the parking lot and fix some concrete issues with the walkway and accessibility ramp. Mulcahy also added that he would be looking at the stairs at each of the borough entrances, SEE WATER, PAGE 6A

eral public. Duray said that the addition will be constructed on the south end or rear of the building. The construction will not impede or change any of the entrances and exits to the building. The addition includes an exit for staff only or emergencies but no additional entrances and exits for the patrons. The hospital’s parking lot also will not be changed during construction. SEE PLANNING, PAGE 13A

Volunteers

Toby Cree, Brandon Dick and Ethan Shuagis voulnteer at the Chernisky Classic 5K held at the Ghost Town Trail in Ebensburg July 7. Photo by Kristin Baudoux.

Car-O-Rama car and vendor show to be held this weekend at fairgrounds

By Kristin Baudoux

of Mainline Newspapers

Those looking for an afternoon of vintage cars, crafts and fun are invited to the American Legion County Fairgrounds in Ebensburg Saturday, July 14, for the Car-O-Rama car show and swap meet. Event organizer Liz Dorofey said this event is a way to raise money for the American Legion County Fair to keep it going strong year after year. “My father and I started this event with our

friends from Carrolltown,” Dorofey said. Dorofey said she has been involved with the fair since she was a child participating in 4-H activities. She said the event is a way to give back to the fair, which was a large part of her life. “That’s [the fair] our home away from home.” Dorofey, her father and her friends started the event as just a basket raffle a few years ago. Since then, the event has grown with the added car show and a few new events this year. SEE CAR-O-RAMA, PAGE 4A

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