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Somerset Borough police blotter: Aug. 15
Wallet stolenStephanie Kimmel, of Somerset, reported Monday that her clutch wallet was stolen sometime overnight while she was sleeping, according to Somerset Borough police. The incident happened in the 400 block of West Main Street.
Somerset County school districts challenged by enrollment decline
Somerset County's school districts have seen enrollments decline for the last 10 years.The issue has created problems for administrators who want to retain staff, preserve after-school programs and remain fiscally sound.“I think declining enrollment is a big issue for any school district,” David Ree
The top photos of the week
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Startup helps others start up
Since launching in June 2017, Startup Alleghenies has registered 211 entrepreneurs, with 142 of them taking the next step of enrolling with a Startup Alleghenies coach to bring their big ideas to market.
Rick's Pics: The city editor's top 5 photos of the week
The streets of Somerset were full of color the weekend of July 28. The Chalk the Block festival featured artists drawing colorful art in front of businesses. Staff writer Cody McDevitt’s photo of Jesse Lubera and Erica Cora Anderson, of Mansfield, on Lubera’s raft mural is the top photo of the week.
Clapper Industries changes ownership with smooth transaction
For the last two months Jon Clapper has gone to work every day at Clapper Industries in Meyersdale, the same as he has done for 35 years since he and his brother, David Clapper, started the business.What was different over those months was Clapper now works as a consultant and not as a president of
Ligonier Twp. house fire investigated
The house was not destroyed, but the fire burnt a hole through the side of the house on Cool Springs Lane, near Ruthie’s Diner east of Ligonier Borough, said Darlington Fire Chief Robert McDowell. The fire was reported shortly before 10 p.m.
Conemaugh releases plans for Somerset clinic
Construction of the Conemaugh - Somerset Clinic is scheduled to begin in October and should take about a year to complete, according to Emily Korns, marketing communications director for Conemaugh Health System. Conemaugh, of Johnstown, released a rendering of its new building for outpatient service
Mike Mastovich | Impact of AAABA title still settling in for Martella's Pharmacy, city
Ralph Leverknight, 82, of Hollsopple, holds a sign during the rally in Central Park on Saturday, Aug. 18, 2018, celebrating Martella’s Pharmacy’s victory in the AAABA Tournament. It was the first time in 74 years, that a Johnstown franchise captured the title.By Randy Griffithrgriffith@tribdem.com
Road work set to begin in Conemaugh Township
HRI Inc., of State College, will begin drainage work Monday on a road resurfacing project in Conemaugh Township, Somerset County.
Somerset County again has exclusive night at the zoo
Once again the Pittsburgh Zoo & PPG Aquarium invited Somerset County residents to the facility for an exclusive visit Thursday night.The annual visit is a favorite for residents who get a chance to see lions, elephants unique reptiles and other animals.The Daily American documented the trip with the
DUI checkpoints and patrols in Westmoreland this weekend
The task force consists of officers from 10 police departments including Latrobe, Jeannette, Southwest Greensburg, Mt. Pleasant, Seward and Ligonier borough and township.
The calm before the storm
From seeing the best local grown vegetables and livestock to enjoying a rodeo or truck pull, the county fair in Meyersdale is a must-see activity for many people in the region. Personally, I like to go for the food. There’s a little bit of everything, but I always look forward to a hamburger from th
Somerset considering liquor license transfer request
“(The meeting) is designed to be fact-finding, and the public gets an opportunity to address the board,” he said.
Thousands of American flags to welcome bikers to Somerset
Volunteers from the Somerset Area School District, Friends of Flight 93 and many other local organizations placed 2,977 flags on a hillside by the Pennsylvania Turnpike interchange in Somerset on Tuesday.Each flag represented one person who died in the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks in New York C
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Alzheimer's support group offered in Berlin
People who are dealing with a loved one or taking care of someone who is suffering from Alzheimer’s disease or dementia know how alone it can make them feel.Deborah Cook and Kathy Bell have started the Holy Trinity Alzheimer’s and Dementia Caregivers Group to offer help and support. The group meets
Somerset County man to stand trial on assault charges
BOSWELL – A Somerset County man will stand trial, accused of slashing a co-worker with a knife at a job site in Stonycreek Township, authorities said.
Search of Latrobe murder scene turns up $12,000 cash stowed in gym bag
A search of the Latrobe home and property where 20-year-old Daniel McNerny was gunned down nearly three years ago turned up a canvas gym bag containing $12,000 in cash, an investigator testified Thursday.
Cambria City apartment building catches fire
Flames filled the third floor and broke through the roof of the structure, which is located next toAlumni Hotel & Loungein the 300 block of Fourth Avenue,but aquick response by firefighters prevented further damage.