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Saturday, September 21 2002


15 tour photo galleries | Orthodox Festival report
Valley history page from old Journals and NTAMHS

Vintondale Homecoming photos | Births
Belsano Camp Meetings in the 1930s
| Belsano project done
Someone looking for you?/Looking for Someone? | Deaths

David Caldwell's weekly roundup
of news affecting Blacklick Valley

Bishop Carroll 21, Bishop McCort 7
Central Cambria 33, Cambria Heights 14


Traffic delays and problems accessing businesses along Shoemaker Street and Route 271 going up Pergrim Hill continue. The contractor has begun pouring a base layer of concrete on either side of the present road in order to widen the section to three lanes. Excavation on either side of Shoemaker Street during the past week, at times, blocked patrons from entering and/or leaving the banks and other stores.

And, now, since last week, those who hike and bike on the Ghost Town Trail are also stymied by construction. A contractor is installing a sewer line along the section of trail from Twin Rocks to the midway point to Nanty Glo. The trail is blocked off in that area from Monday through Thursday during working hours. Thus far, the surface hasn't been damaged too badly but there is still a lot of pipe to be laid.

Good News, Bad News

A variety of endowments and foundations will contribute $2 million and possibly more to the Cambria-Somerset region to create and retain jobs in offices and coal mines. The core recipients are three Johnstown-based businesses. Conemaugh Informedics will provide information to hospitals and doctors that will help them streamline their operations. This fledgling enterprise is solely owned by Conemaugh Health Systems. Conference Archives, located on Main Street in Johnstown, will gather and record information from conferences across the country and consolidate the results for use by others on the Internet or CD Rom. This company has been in business for a year. Rollack of both Johnstown and Stoystown will receive money to help it process ferro-manganese from scrap. Each of these businesses hopes to expand and provide more employment over the next few years. Also, Johnstown Area Regional Industries (JARI) received money it can give to coal producers to purchase nitrogen oxide credits. With these credits area mines can sell their coal to power plants.

AmeriServ Bank, the former US National Bank based in Johnstown, announced this week that they will lay off up to 40 employees, close one branch bank, and curtail services at others. Fortunately, neither the bank on Roberts Street nor the drive-in on Shoemaker Street is hit by the cost-cutting move.

Men are not so complicated (second in series)

Means: "Are you still talking?"

Means: "And I sure hope I think of some pretty darn soon."

Means: Absolutely nothing. It's a conditioned response.

Means: "I have no idea how it works."

Means: "It didn't fall into my outstretched hands, so I'm completely clueless."

—Sent by Mike Harrison

Thought for the day

No one can go back and make a brand new start. Anyone can start from now and make a brand new ending. God didn't promise days without pain, laughter without sorrow, sun without rain, but He did promise strength for the day, comfort for the tears, and light for the way.

—Sent by Mike Harrison

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