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Cambria HR director resigns

BLANDBURG — Cambria County will be in search of a new director of human resources following the resignation of Bryan Beppler.

Beppler, 48, is leaving the county after working 15 years in the human resources department.

Beppler, a Johnstown resident, accepted a position with Richland Township as its executive director.

His resignation, effective May 1, was accepted by the Cambria County commissioners Wednesday during their regular meeting, which was held at the Reade Township Fire Station.

“Bryan has demonstrated professionalism and provided expertise on many issues,” Cambria County President Commissioner Tom Chernisky said in a statement. “It is important to note that Bryan has been a team player with the commissioners, department heads and employees of Cambria County. The commissioners wish Bryan all the best with his future endeavors.”

Cambria County now will be accepting applications for director of human resources.

Gina Sowers is the assistant director of human resources, and Chernisky said the county plans to name an interim director “in the coming weeks.”

In conjunction with National Public Safety Telecommunications Week, the commissioners honored its 911 dispatchers for their continuous efforts.

The dispatchers were recognized by the commissioners, District Attorney Greg Neugebauer and Emergency Management Agency Deputy Director Art Martynuska for assisting law enforcement in a manhunt in Geistown Borough on Tuesday. In conjunction with the Cambria 911 dispatchers, police arrested Joshua Gorgone, 26, for the death of Denise Williams, 54.

“They truly are unsung heroes,” Cambria County 911 coordinator Robbin Melnyk said. “They are the first ones to make contact with those in need of help. We are thankful for all that they do.”

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