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M A I NLI NE newspapers

Vol. 95 No. 48

JOURNAL ISSN:1529-9910

Nanty Glo, Pa.

Thursday, December 1, 2016

Newsstand Price 75¢

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CCCRA executive director updates board on Ghost Town Trail

By Allie Garver

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Cliff Kitner, executive director of the Cambria County Conservation and Recreation Authority (CCCRA), said the preconstruction meeting for the 9.34mile Ghost Town Trail extension was held with Ray Winters and Sons at the Pennsylvania (814) 472-4110

Leak detection pods successful for Jackson Township water auth. Since 1921

By Allie Garver

Tanner (left) and Ella Neves visit with Santa and tell him what they want for Christmas at Jackson Township’s light-up night on Saturday, Nov. 27. Photo by Allie Garver.


Walter Ditchcreek called the monthly meeting of the Jackson Township Water Authority to order at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 22. After the minutes from the Oct. 25 meeting were approved, the meeting moved on to several of the reports that needed to be given, the first being from the certified public accountant (CPA). Jim Deter, CPA, sent the report out prior to the meeting so the board members would have a chance to review it. “I noticed we were under

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budget on a lot of things,” said Ditchcreek, “so that’s good.” The report was approved with a motion made by Don Hrapchak. The motion was seconded by John Wallet. Officer manager Debra Buksa could not attend the meeting, so secretary Elizabeth Miller gave her report. A public notice will be sent out to all Ebensburg water customers because of the haloacetic acids in the water. The noticed will be sent out with the bills this week. The health insurance for the two plant operators needed to be switched due to some SEE LEAK, PAGE 3A

Department of Transportation. “Everything’s going to start moving forward this fall,” said Kitner. “They want to get out and start clearing, and grubbing, and grading.” The anticipated completion date is October 2017. The underpass at Route 422 SEE TRAIL, PAGE 4A

Christmas spirit

Zack (left), Dawn, and Sophia Shedlock attend the light-up night held in Nanty Glo at the park next to the library on Saturday, Nov. 26. Photo by Megan Riner.

Vintondale Borough council talks road paving, hires police officer

By Allie Garver

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...Checking it twice

Serenity Newman sits on Santa’s lap at Blacklick Township’s annual light-up night held on Sunday, Nov. 27. She was given a treat bag when she was done with her visit. Photo by Allie Garver.

On Thursday, Nov.17, the Vintondale Borough council members gathered together to discuss the monthly business. President Mike Palovich called the meeting to order, then asked that all in attendance rise to recite the Pledge of Allegiance. Other council members present were Pam Palovich, Mike Malloy, and Jodie Vasilko. Mayor Mike “Mickey” Palovich Jr. was also present. Police Chief John Cobaugh gave a verbal report and stated that a new part-time police officer was hired for the borough. William Gusky Jr. works another job but, according to Cobaugh, said he would be available daytime hours

and evenings, which is what the borough council wanted. “I would like to get him here when school buses are around,” said Mickey Palovich. Cobaugh said that he checked with the magistrate to make sure the new officer was in good standing, and he is. During a very brief borough worker’s report, Mark Colangelo said that the plow has been put on the truck. He is ready for the winter season. Under the old business portion of the agenda, the new road paving on Third Street was brought up. The job was done by Quaker Sales Corp., but the bill cannot be paid until the road is inspected by Mike Bowser, municipal services specialist for the Pennsylvania Department of

Transportation. Mickey Palovich said that he stopped while the crew was working and he noticed that the base that was replaced was only done so from the curb, 5 feet in. The agreement was to come in 8 feet on either side of the road. The onsight manager showed him the paperwork, which said 5 feet. Secretary Lisa Vasilko said she will check with Bowser and ask if there was miscommunication between the two entities. Mickey Palovich said that the total bill should be less, if it is proven they didn’t put down the correct amount of base. Moving on, Malloy asked if anyone heard back from the Game Commission about the biosolids


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