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Pitt-Johnstown receives grant

State Rep. Bryan Barbin, D-Cambria/Somerset, announced a $500,000 grant to build a trail and sidewalks project to allow access for students to bike and walk from UPJ, Penn Highlands Community College and the Richland School District to the Richland shopping center.

“Working with county commissioners and Sen. Wayne Langerholc, we were able to make this project a top priority with the governor because of the safety and economic development issues,” Barbin said.

The project is estimated to cost $1.6 million.

The Multimodal Transportation Fund provides grants to encourage economic development and ensure that a safe and reliable system of transportation is available to the residents of the commonwealth.


Farm bureau sets spring dinner

The Cambria County Farm Bureau will hold its annual spring dinner and business meeting at 6:30 p.m. March 22 at St. Monica’s Church Hall basement in Chest Springs.

The event will include a candidate forum where all candidates for the state House of Representatives and U.S. Congress will be given time to speak from the podium.

The event is open to the public.

For reservations and ticket information, contact Marty Yahner at 674-8344 or Mary Smithmyer at 674-3715.

From Mirror staff reports


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