WINDBER — The sun creates a brilliant red sky over Windber on Wednesday morning. The warm spell is about to end, experts say, with cold air bringing back more seasonable weather.
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Senate plan would expand liquor sales
Republicans in the state Senate on Tuesday announced a plan that would replace the existing state store system by allowing beer distributors and businesses that sell six-packs to begin selling wine and liquor.
New medical facility coming to Meyersdale
A new state-of-the-art building for primary care physicians and specialists is expected to be opened at Conemaugh Health System’s Meyersdale Medical Center by the fall of 2014.
Windber Medical Center goal: Stay independent
Hospital leaders knew there were those in the audience who expected to hear an announcement that Windber Medical Center would close or merge with a larger system.
“What you heard, I hope, was just the opposite,” Chairman David Klementic said after the hospital’s annual community meeting on Tuesday.
11th-hour pension reform push begins
The head of the union representing Pennsylvania public school teachers and Gov. Tom Corbett’s budget secretary are two of the speakers expected to testify today before a House panel examining pension reform.
Menoher project will create long detour
A well-traveled section of road connecting the city to Westmont will be closed for up to four months to correct frequent rock slide issues on the hillside above.
Thunderbash ready for large turnout
Motorcycle riders from across the country will invade Greenhouse Park this weekend for “Thunderbash.”
As many as 20,000 bikers are expected Thursday through Sunday to coincide with Thunder in the Valley in Johnstown.
PennDOT is withholding funding plan from public
The state Department of Transportation has built a website that compares competing plans to spend billions of dollars on highways and bridges in new transportation money under proposals being considered by the Legislature, but agency officials have refused to release similar information to the public, which will pay for the chosen projects.
Auditor: Payments take heavy toll on turnpike
The cash toll for a cross-state trip on the Pennsylvania Turnpike is expected to reach about $50 by 2021, state Auditor General Eugene DePasquale said Tuesday as he urged lawmakers to halt the spiraling debt resulting from the massive contributions the turnpike is required to make toward the state’s other transportation needs.
Windber resident faces trial in Richland beating
A Windber man will stand trial on charges that he beat another man after a night of drinking, then left him along a Richland Township road.
Paint Twp. recalling chief, other workers
Paint Township plans to bring the last of its laid-off workers, including the township police chief, back to work July 1.
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