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MAI NLI NE newspapers

Vol. 164 No. 51

USPS 166680

Ebensburg, Pa.

Thursday, August 8, 2019

Since 1853

Newsstand Price 75¢

(814) 472-4110

32 Pages

CCCRA holds trail ribbon cutting in Revloc

By Allie Garver

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Members of the Cambria County Conservation and Recreation Authority and trail construction donors prepare to cut a ribbon which officially opened the Revloc portion of the Ghost Town Trail. This section is considered part of the C&I Trail. Photo by Allie Garver.

A ribbon cutting ceremony held Aug. 1 in Revloc moved the Cambria County Conservation and Recreation Authority (CCCRA) one step closer to completing the first rails-to-trails loop trail in the eastern United States. “When I started here we were 20 miles from completing the 32 mile loop of the Ghost Town Trail, we are now 5.5 miles from completing the loop,” CCCRA executive director Cliff Kitner said. Kitner acknowledged the donors who helped “piece together” the funds to make the two

SEE TRAIL, PAGE 9A

Zoning board approves partial request for counseling office By Kristin Baudoux

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The Ebensburg Zoning Board saw a packed house for its hearing on a controversial mental health office looking to move to a property on Lovell Avenue. Brenda Manno is looking to purchase the property at 123 Lovell Avenue for her business, and requested changes in the number of parking spaces and the turn-around area for the property. Manno works for Project Point of Light, which has maintained an office in Ebensburg for 10 years in the building owned by Dr. Larry Nulton on West High Street. According to

Manno, Project Point of Light provides outpatient mental health treatment to victims of sexual abuse and domestic violence and perpetrators of sexual abuse and domestic violence. Manno said they were looking to move their office because Nulton wants to use the office’s current space for a pharmacy. As of the meeting, Manno has not purchased the property but said she has a sales agreement pending. “We have never had the police called, we’ve never had an issue with one of our clients that has caused concern,” Manno said to the board. She said her office has two full-time and one part-time staff members and is

Lakeside Community Church hosting backto-school giveaway

By Kristin Baudoux

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Back-to-school season is quickly approaching, and families are once again heading to stores and online to shop for clothes, backpacks and an array of school supplies. However, for some families, being able to afford these items, often for multiple children, can be extremely difficult.

Fortunately, for many of these families, help is available from local churches and charities. One of the churches helping out is Lakeside Community Church of the Nazarene in Ebensburg, which is hosting its back-toschool giveaway for the ninth year Saturday, Aug. 10, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Church outreach director Heather Cummings said the giveaway is one of the biggest events the church holds every year for the community. She said numerous church members spend time and money gathering donations, purchasing items and sorting everything. SEE CHURCH, PAGE 4A

open Monday through Friday, usually no later than 6 p.m. The new location is zoned mixed usevillage commercial, which allows for this type of business, and Manno said it is located less than a mile from the current location. “We’re treating people in your community,” Manno said. Manno requested that the parking spaces for the new location be made smaller to fit nine spaces instead of seven. Her second request was to allow for a 14 foot turnaround space instead of a 20 foot space. The hearing was then opened to the audience to express concerns about the requests. Neighbor Ashlee Buterbaugh

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brought up issues about regulations regarding handicapped parking spaces. According to Buterbaugh, for every six parking spaces, one must be designated as a handicapped space, which would require more additional space. She also mentioned concerns about where a handicapped ramp would be placed without encroaching onto a neighboring property or interfering with other zoning ordinances. “I don’t understand how this would be safely managed putting parking back there,” Buterbaugh said. In addition, Buterbaugh said an easement runs through her property to

SEE ZONING, PAGE 3A

Xander and Gwenivere Black hop around the Colver Park during the Colver youth fair held July 31. Photo by Kristin Baudoux.

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