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FIFA president Sepp Blatter, center, leaves a hotel to lead a meeting in Marrakech, Morocco, Thursday, Dec. 18, 2014. Amid another crisis at FIFA, Blatter will lead an executive committee meeting on Thursday with the sudden resignation of ethics prosecutor Michael Garcia now on the agenda. (AP Photo/Christophe Ena)
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A pedestrian looks at an electronic stock board of a securities firm in Tokyo, Friday, Dec. 19, 2014. Asian stocks rallied for a second day Friday after the Federal Reserve's reassurance it was in no hurry to hike interest rates. But shares of Sony Corp. dropped as a hacking scandal rocked its American movies unit. (AP Photo/Eugene Hoshiko)
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  • State seeking bids for former state prison in Hempfield

    As the state seeks a buyer for the closed state prison in Westmoreland County, local officials are hoping a business out there is eyeing the property. SCI Greensburg, in Hempfield, employed 370 people before it was shuttered, along with SCI Cresson in Cambria County, at the end of June 2013. Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, Sun, Dec 7 2014 @ 12:11 AM
  • Prison tour elicits memories

    It was a Dickensian situation that Charles and Mindy Heinrich, proprietors of the Everyday Gourmet restaurant here, witnessed three weeks ago. The couple spoke about it Saturday upon the encouragement of Melanie Pallone, assistant professor of criminology at Mount Aloysius, after Pallone toured the old Cambria County Jail - a lowering, Victorian edifice featured this weekend as part of the borough's annual "Dickens of a Christmas" celebration. Altoona Mirror, Sun, Dec 7 2014 @ 12:00 AM
  • Man pleads to game violation in hunting death

    A western Pennsylvania hunter has pleaded guilty to a state game violation in the accidental, fatal shooting of a friend. The Tribune-Democrat reports 30-year-old Matthew Nadolsky, of Windber, pleaded guilty Thursday in Cambria County to a misdemeanor count of shooting at another human being. Lewistown Sentinel, Fri, Dec 5 2014 @ 12:12 PM
  • Area jobless rate declines in October, lowest in six years

    The unemployment rate in the Scranton/Wilkes-Barre area plunged four-tenths of a percentage point in October to 6.3 percent, the lowest rate in more than six years. The drop offered some encouragement. The Citizens' Voice, Fri, Dec 5 2014 @ 04:19 AM
  • Free clinic gets $225,000 Highmark grant

    Highmark Foundation has awarded a $225,000 grant to the Johnstown Free Medical Clinic in Cambria County to fund a new preventive health program. The clinic's War for Health program will choose 150 patients to receive intensive services that are designed to reduce the risks associated with chronic conditions such as diabetes, high blood pressure and obesity. Business Journal, Thu, Dec 4 2014 @ 12:09 PM
  • Ammo Catching Up With Demand, Firearms Dealers Say

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  • Johnstown works to ease pain of steel's demise 40 years ago

    Johnstown's leaders realized major changes would accompany the loss of Bethlehem Steel Corp. and U.S. Steel Corp. So, they bonded together: Louis Galliker, Daniel Glosser, Frank Pasquerilla, Walter Krebs, Robert Gleason, Andrew Koban, Charles Kunkle, Howard Picking and others. Their goal was to shape the region's post-steel identity through the Johnstown Area Regional Industries. Pocono Record, Sun, Nov 23 2014 @ 11:06 AM
  • Suit calls state school funding arbitrary and irrational

    In 1999, the state Supreme Court ruled that the question of state school funding was a political issue for the Legislature, not one for the judiciary. Now, a new lawsuit filed in Commonwealth Court last week once again seeks a judicial order, this time armed with state test results showing schools failing to meet state academic standards and a study commissioned by the Legislature quantifying the disparity in resources. Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, Sun, Nov 23 2014 @ 12:10 AM
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