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21 hrs ago | Altoona Mirror

Vietnam veterans will be honored

Tom Caulfield, director of Community Veterans Initiatives of Johnstown, said Thursday the Vietnam Era was among the most divisive in the nation's history.

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Related Topix: Johnstown, PA, Cambria County, PA, Life, Veteran Affairs

Thursday | Altoona Mirror

Pain at the gas pump eased in Bedford

Except, that is, a gasoline price war - at least if the lines at the Bedford turnpike-interchange Sheetz are any indication.

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Thursday | Rocklin and Roseville Today

Lincoln Man Serving Aboard the Navy's USS Somerset

Petty Officer 1st Class Brian West, an aviation boatswain's mate from Lincoln, Calif.

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Related Topix: US Military, US Navy, US News, Shanksville, PA

Wed Jul 30, 2014

The Tribune-Democrat

New filtration system targets mine water

There is a rusty tint to some nearby water and mud, too. Soon, though, a new filtration system, consisting of shallow vegetative wetlands, a settling basin, concrete trough, buried limestone and aeration component, is expected to help return those elements back to their natural appearances.

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Related Topix: South Fork, PA

The Citizens' Voice

Diaries of Baptist minister are a window to Lehman's past

The Rev. Charles Franklin Hall, a native of Somerset County, was pastor of the Baptist churches in Lehman Township and Centermoreland in the years 1895-6.

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Related Topix: Lehman, PA, Northumberland County, PA, Wedding, Dallas, PA, Home Gardening, Home

Sat Jul 26, 2014

The Tribune-Democrat

Antiques of all kinds coming to Somerset

The antiques show area, which will take up eight to 10 blocks, will encircle the courthouse and flow toward North Center Avenue to West Main Street, where it will end at Somerset Trust Co.'

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Related Topix: Somerset, PA

Wed Jul 23, 2014

Danville News

Complainer: Cars whiz by, and drivers take whiz

The Pennsylvania Turnpike has asked state police to increase patrols near an area of the toll road where a woman says she can see motorists exposing and relieving themselves near her backyard.

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Related Topix: Stahlstown, PA

Tue Jul 22, 2014

The Jersey Journal

Affidavit: Informant warned cops man was going to shoot a gang rival

Franklin police say Kyle Wade, 20, had been seen by an informant retrieving the handguns to shoot a rival gang member, the affidavit said.

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Mon Jul 21, 2014

Courier News

Montgomery man's book suggests leaders lead by exampleMontgomery...

A Somerset County resident has released a new book he hopes will motivate readers to not only become effective leaders but trail a path for employees to follow their example.

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Related Topix: University of Pennsylvania, Fairleigh Dickinson University

Sat Jul 19, 2014

Pocono Record

Teen volunteer helps kids understand Flight 93 Memorial

Most visitors to the Flight 93 National Memorial in Shanksville know the story of the nation's newest national park.

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Related Topix: Family, Kids, Shanksville, PA, Flight 93 National Memorial, US National Parks, Terrorism

Tue Jul 15, 2014

The Newark Star-Ledger

Severe Thunderstorm Warning for Hunterdon, Mercer, Somerset; large hail, lightning likely

A severe thunderstorm warning was issued for southeastern Hunterdon County, all of Mercer County, southwestern Somerset County, northwestern Middlesex County and southeastern Bucks County in Pennsylvania, effective until 6:15 p.m. It was posted by the National Weather Service just before 4:30 p.m., when radar indicated a severe thunderstorm near ... (more)

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Related Topix: Hailstorm, Natural Disasters, Bucks County, PA, Pennsylvania, Weather, Levittown, PA

The Tribune-Democrat

PBS Coal to be sold for $60 million

Friedens-based PBS Coals Limited is being sold to a Canadian coal company for $60 million.

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Related Topix: Friedens, PA, Cambria County, PA

Mon Jul 14, 2014

The Jersey Journal

Morris sheriff drops lawsuit against freeholders as his new hirings go through

Morris County Sheriff Edward Rochford has dropped his lawsuit against the Morris County freeholders, but the battle over staffing isn't over.

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Washington Times

Pa. teen helps kids understand Flight 93 Memorial

Most visitors to the Flight 93 National Memorial in Somerset County know the story of the nation's newest national park.

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Related Topix: Family, Kids, Flight 93 National Memorial, US National Parks, Shanksville, PA

Fri Jul 11, 2014

Ledger-Enquirer.com

Woman on probation in child cancer fundraiser scam

In reality, state police say 33-year-old Mandy Klinkner, of Somerset, kept all $2,000 she raised instead of giving it to the girl and Sheetz, a convenience store chain.

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Bellingham Herald

Woman on probation in child cancer fundraiser scam

In reality, state police say 33-year-old Mandy Klinkner, of Somerset, kept all $2,000 she raised instead of giving it to the sick girl and Sheetz, a convenience store chain.

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Fri Jul 04, 2014

The Tribune-Democrat

Local News in Brief | Shuster announces separation from wife

"This is a very difficult decision for our family, but one that we have reached together amicably," the 9th district congressman said in a statement emailed to reporters.

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Related Topix: Parenting, Cambria County, PA

Thu Jul 03, 2014

The Tribune-Democrat

Growing concern: Falling tree incidents draw attention to roadside hazards

Some are changing their routes because of potential hazards. Reports of two vehicles in Somerset County being hit in about a week's time have prompted a rash of phone calls and emails to The Tribune-Democrat drawing attention to potentially dangerous trees.

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Related Topix: Johnstown, PA, Jennerstown, PA, Boswell, PA

Evening Sun

Hanover-Adams under severe thunderstorm watch

Hanover-Adams residents can expect thunderstorms tonight but clear weather throughout the Fourth of July weekend, according to the National Weather Service in State College.

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Related Topix: Weather, State College, PA, Bedford County, PA, Gettysburg, PA

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