Paint and Central City boroughs both currently pay $31,500 for police service from Paint Township. Contracts approved Thursday will increase each to $36,100 for 2013. A story in Friday’s paper incorrectly identified the amount Central City paid this year.
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Person of the Week | A stand-up guy: Hoops star defends friend against classmates’ bullying
When Greater Johnstown High School basketball star Phillip Madison saw some bullies teasing his autistic friend, he stopped them by defending his classmate.
That noble action influenced other students to join Phillip’s quest to see fairness prevail by casting aside the actions of the bullies.
15-year-old killed during race at Bedford Co. track
A 15-year-old boy was killed Saturday after crashing his four-wheeler at a Bedford County bike track.
Texas Tenors returning to Arcadia
Contrary to popular western lore, the good guys, or at least the good singers, wear black hats.
The Texas Tenors will perform at 7:30 p.m. Saturday at Arcadia Theater, 1418 Graham Ave., Windber.
JIM SIEHL | Sad notes accompany friends’ move
People touch our lives all the time.
They do so in many ways. Making extraordinary decisions is among them.
Schellsburg’s Elissa Henderson and her husband, Wayne, a retired superintendent of schools, made such a decision that has a lot of their friends crying. Emotional me is among them.
Cresson Lake Playhouse to stage ‘The Fantasticks’
This musical has been on Broadway for 54 years.
“The Fantasticks” will be presented Thursday through June 2 at Cresson Lake Playhouse, 279 Shapiro Road, Loretto.
Curtain times will be 8 p.m. Thursdays through Saturdays and 2 p.m. Sundays.
Local News in Brief | Teen allegedly caught riding stolen tractor
A Jenners Township teen was charged with stealing a lawn tractor Friday after state police say they spotted him riding the missing vehicle.
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Tornado vets balance preparedness, practicality
Few things in nature are less predictable than a tornado. They can form quickly. They strike weirdly, leveling one building while leaving its neighbor untouched.
Salisbury proved it can happen here
It was an event that many residents of Salisbury, Somerset County, would have laughed off prior to it spinning through the small northeastern town and shaking it to its foundations. A Category F3 tornado touched down on May 31, 1998, carving out 10 miles of homes, businesses and livelihoods.
When the storm hits
Tornado survivors and seasoned observers suggest people do two simple things to prepare for tornadoes: Know where to take shelter, and move quickly when the time comes.
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