News in brief from around the region
Driver ejected, injured in Blair Township crash
A driver whom police declined to identify was ejected in a rollover crash on Charger Highway near Chestnut Lane in Blair Township late Saturday and taken to UPMC Altoona.
Blair Township police officer Benjamin Shanholtz said he didn’t know whether the male’s injuries were life-threatening.
The driver was the only occupant, Shanholtz said.
Driving under the influence is suspected, Shanholtz said.
The cause of the crash is unknown, but under investigation, according to Shanholtz. It’s uncertain whether the driver was wearing a seat belt.
Firefighters delivering Thanksgiving meals
On Saturday, Logan Township volunteer firefighters and employees of Xerox will deliver boxes with all the ingredients for a traditional Thanksgiving dinner to 78 needy local families, according to Logan Township Supervisor Ed Frontino.
A Community Involvement grant from the Xerox Foundation is allowing the company’s employees to help, and Giant Eagle is selling the food at cost, according to Frontino.
Catholic Charities, Blair Family Solutions and other agencies identified the needy families.
The firefighters have been providing the Thanksgiving meals for nine consecutive years.
There are 322 people among the 78 families.
The dinners will include a turkey, trimmings and pumpkin pie.
From Mirror staff reports