Area briefs


Woman, 77, dies in two-vehicle crash

A 77-year-old woman died Monday afternoon in a two-vehicle crash near Mount Aloysius College on Admiral Peary Highway.

Beatriz P. Mervine of Cresson was pronounced dead at the scene, WJAC-TV said. Cambria County Coroner Jeff Lees said Mervine died of multiple blunt force injuries to the chest.

Her death was ruled as accidental.


Open house on intersection work set

PennDOT will conduct an open house and plans display to inform the public of the proposed Route 22 and Penn Street Intersection Improvement Project in Henderson Township and Huntingdon Borough.

The session will be 6 to 7:30 p.m. Thursday at the Huntingdon Borough Building, 530 Washington St.

The project includes a short-term detour to accommodate intersection improvements, removal of an acceleration lane, ramp work and paving operations.


Mount Aloysius hosting meeting, retreat

Mount Aloysius College will host the board of directors meeting and retreat of the Association of Independent College and Universities of Pennsylvania today and Thursday.

Mount Aloysius College President Tom Foley serves as chairman of AICUP and will welcome an assembly, which will include presidents of private colleges from throughout Pennsylvania.

The Association of Independent Colleges & Universities of Pennsylvania, based in Harrisburg, is the only statewide organization that exclusively serves the interests of private higher education within the commonwealth.

With a membership of 89 private colleges and universities, including three associate members, the association provides a variety of services and programs tailored specifically to the needs and situations of independent higher education.


Route 30 bridge work complete

The Route 30 bridge, which spans Burns Creek in Juniata Township, Bedford County, has reopened to traffic.

Replacement work was performed by Clearwater Construction Inc. in Mercer.

This bridge is one out of the 558 bridges being replaced under the Rapid Bridge Replacement Project, a public-private partnership between PennDOT and Plenary Walsh Keystone Partners.

Altoona Area weighs day care option

With support of the whole Altoona Area School Board, President John Donley requested the district administration investigate the possibility of opening its own before-and-after day care program.

Currently, the board hires Kids First to provide that service. Donley said providing it in-house would be a creative way to bring more money into the district’s general fund.