Funds, workers needed to build ramp
WINDBER – Bears Quest 4 Rest, a Windber charity, is seeking donations of building materials and labor to build a second ramp for a Windber amputee who lost both legs due to cancer.
Doug “Bear” Updyke, who founded the charity, said that with the help of a couple of private donations, a donation from The Home Depot and some friends, the group completed a side ramp to Ted Thomas’ home but the ramp is accessible only during fair weather. A ramp on the front of the home would be accessible all year but would be more difficult and costlier to build, Updyke said.
To help, visit BearsQuest4Rest.com.
Indiana man jailed after ruckus at bar
INDIANA – A borough man was charged after police alleged he pulled out a switchblade in a Philadelphia Street bar, then became disorderly when officers tried to subdue him.
Indiana police said Zachary Dill, 23, was kicked out of Wolfendales after brandishing a knife at a patron for unknown reasons. When officers arrived, Dill tried to flee but was eventually taken into custody, police said.
He was lodged in Indiana County Jail on charges including aggravated and simple assault, resisting arrest and prohibited offensive weapons.
USS Missouri reunion set for September
USS Missouri shipmates will hold their 39th annual reunion Sept. 12-18 at the Holiday Inn Downtown in Mobile, Ala.
For more information, call Jack Stempick, president of the USS Missouri Association at (203) 281-4693 or email email@example.com.