Area briefs

Schmitt keeping office at Gable’s

Rep.-elect Lou Schmitt, R-Altoona, is keeping the same office location in downtown Altoona as was previously operated by former Rep. John McGinnis.

The 79th District Office is located at 1331 12th Ave., Suite 104, in the former Gable’s building. The office is open from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday. The phone number is 946-7218.

The office can assist with driver’s license and vehicle registration applications and renewals, PennDOT paperwork, PACE and PACENET applications, property tax/rent rebate applications, voter registration, state tax forms, student aid applications, free state maps, state park information and Pa. Vacation Guides, and referrals to agencies to resolve state-related matters.

Schmitt also encouraged constituents to visit his website, www.RepLouSchmitt.com, for news about developments in Harrisburg and the Altoona area, and to sign up to receive email updates about legislation, state services and programs. Schmitt also can be reached through Facebook at www.Facebook.com/RepSchmitt.


Everett woman dies in crash

An 87-year-old woman died in a car accident Sunday in Summerhill Township.

Sachiko Horton of Everett was an unrestrained front seat passenger in a car traveling westbound on Shawnee Road when the car went off the road, crossed the center line and struck another vehicle head-on, Cambria County Deputy Coroner Joseph Hribar said.

The woman died at the scene from blunt force injuries, Hribar said. He ruled her death accidental.

Two other people involved in the crash were sent to the hospital. Hribar said their conditions are unknown.


School board re-elects leaders

Bellwood-Antis School Board members re-elected their leaders for 2019.

Robert Fisher will continue to serve as president, and Jeffrey Nycum will continue to serve as vice president.

Board members voted to commit $39,214 for future replacement expenditures toward technology. The approval calls for committing $15,000 for the phone system, $15,000 for switches, $7,714 for access points and $1,500 for the intercom system.

Board members have now allocated $252,531 over a four-year period.

From Mirror staff reports