News in brief from around the region

Bedford County to hold health fair

The 2018 Bedford County Health and Community Resource Fair will be held from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. June 8 on the first floor of the Bedford County Courthouse.

This free event gives the public the opportunity to acquire resources and information from community organizations.

For more information, call the Bedford County commissioners at 623-4807.

Organizations that would like to participate in the resource fair can contact Laurie Staub at 624-2634 or

Candidate Joyce schedules events

John Joyce, a Republican candidate in the 13th Congressional District race and Hollidaysburg resident, is hosting public events, starting with an open house in Blair County from 5 to

7 p.m. Monday. The Altoona event will be held at 716 24th St.

That will be followed by an event at 6 p.m. Tuesday at Hoss’s Steak & Sea House, 9016 William Penn Highway, Huntingdon.

On Wednesday, Joyce will be at Hoss’s at 4308 Business 220, Bedford, at 6 p.m.

At 5:30 p.m. Friday, Joyce will be at Eat N’ Park at 1900 Minno Drive, Johnstown.

Rep. Ward to host ag breakfast

EAST FREEDOM — Area farmers and those in agriculture-related businesses are invited to attend an upcoming breakfast hosted by state Rep. Judy Ward, R-Blair, which will feature Pennsylvania Secretary of Agriculture Russell Redding.

The breakfast is scheduled for 8 a.m. April 12 at the East Freedom Fire Hall.

“As someone who represents a large agricultural area, I felt it important to offer this type of forum where farmers and those in ag-related businesses can hear directly from the state’s secretary of agriculture about the state’s top issues and their impact on the agriculture industry,” said Ward in a statement. “This is an excellent opportunity to ask questions and share concerns with our state’s top agricultural official.”

The breakfast is free and open to farmers and those in ag-related businesses.

Those wishing to attend should RSVP to Ward’s Hollidaysburg district office at 695-2398 by April 6.

Speaker to lecture about dinosaurs

CRESSON — The Mount Aloysius College Spring Honors Lecture will feature John Whitlock, assistant professor of science and mathematics and a nationally known paleontologist.

His lecture at 3:30 p.m. April 10 in Alumni Hall will discuss current insights among scientists on the manner in which data shapes modern understanding of dinosaurs. The lecture is free and open to the public.