Tuesday October 22 2013

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tuesDAY, october 22, 2013

5 dead in cRASH

67 YEAR OLD GORDON SMITH of johnstown IS LISTED IN GOOD CONDITION AT A HAGERTOWN HOSPITAL AFTER A HORRIFIC CRASH SATURDAY IN FRANKLIN COUNTY, NEAR THE MARYLAND BORDER. SMITH’S WIFE, MARJORIE, WAS KILLED ALONG WITH 4 PEOPLE RIDING 2 MOTORCYCLEs. GORDON SMITH IS A Westmont Hilltop school board member.

Total loss

NO ONE WAS INJURED, BUT 2 PEOPLE WERE LEFT HOMELESS AFTER FIRE BROKE OUT AT A HOUSE ON HOWELL STREET IN GALLITZIN SUNDAY NIGHT. FIRE CREWS HAD TO RETURN MONDAY MORNING WHEN THE FLAMES RE-KINDLED. A State Police Fire Marshal is investigating THE CAUSE. THE HOUSE IS A TOTAL LOSS, BUT THE HOMEOWNER DID HAVE INSURANCE.

SCHOOL ALERT

Parents in the Philipsburg-Osceola Area School District got 2 automated calls Monday afternoon warning THEM TO be on the lookout for a tall, slender man with grey hair and beard, driving a pickup truck, in the vicinity of children AT OSCEOLA MILLS ELEMENTARY SCHOOL. THE CENTRE DAILY TIMES REPORTS The precaution was being taken in response to a “leering” incident. Other reports characterized it as an “attempted abduction.” a STATE trooper WAS STATIONED at the school AS CLASSES dismissED.

SANDUSKY SCANDAL

Former Penn State president Graham Spanier wants to delay his defamation lawsuit against Louis Freeh until the criminal case against Spanier, GARY SHULTZ, AND TIM CURLEY plays out. THE CENTRE DAILY TIMES REPORTS THAT An attorney for Spanier asked for a stay Monday, SAYING her client would be prejudiced if the civil matter must proceed before the criminal case is resolved. THE 3 FORMER ADMINISTRATORS ARE EXPECTED TO STAND TRIAL NEXT YEAR. Spanier is seeking monetary damages and is demanding a jury trial in the civil case.

GOVERNOR CANCELS STATE COLLEGE VISIT

GovERNOR Tom Corbett Was supposed to discuss the children’s HEALTH INSURANCE PROGRAM TODAY AT MOUNT NITTANY MEDICAL CENTER IN STATE COLLEGE, BUT HIS TRIP HAS BEEN CANCELLED. The governor’s press office did not have further information on the reason for the cancellation or when the event might be rescheduled. the ChiP Program WAS renewed last week by the state legislature.

LT. GOVERNOR HOSPITAL

Lieutenant Governor Jim Cawley is hoping to be released from the hospital today. HE was taken to Harrisburg Hospital yesterday after feeling lightheaded while presiding over the state Senate. Officials say Cawley is feeling much better but doctors wanted to keep him overnight until all the test results are back.

LOTTERY WINNER

 SOMEBODY IN THE ALTOONA AREA IS A LOT RICHER. THE LOTTERY SAYS A Mega MillionS ticket worth 250-THOUSAND DOLLARS from FRIDAY’S drawing was sold at Thompson’s Pharmacy on Broad AveNUE. The winning ticket matched all 5 white ball numbers, but missed the Mega Ball.
ThE STORE will receive a 500-DOLLAR bonus for selling the winning ticket.