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IN BRIEF | Solomon stabbing under investigation

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Posted: Sunday, May 19, 2013 12:06 am

A stabbing occurred at the Solomon Homes housing project in Johnstown on Saturday.

The incident was reported shortly before 11:30 a.m., according to a Cambria County emergency center supervisor.

A victim was taken to a hospital for treatment.

The Johnstown Police Department is looking for a person of interest.

Cancer Survivors Day registrations due

National Cancer Survivors Day will be celebrated locally from noon to 3 p.m. June 2 at the Masonic Temple, 130 Valley Pike, Johnstown.

The day is set aside to honor everyone who is living with a history of cancer and to recognize the loved ones and health care providers who have supported these people along the way.

The last day to register is Friday.

For more information, call 534-9998.

Training scheduled for veteran mentors

ALTOONA – A training session for veteran peer mentors in Cambria County Veterans Court will be held from

9:30 a.m. to noon Wednesday in the PM&R Wing at James E. Van Zandt Medical Center, 2907 Pleasant Valley Blvd.

Veterans court is a joint effort between the medical center, veterans organizations and the Cambria County court system, specifically for veterans.

Peer mentors in veterans courts are specially trained individuals who are assigned to work with a veteran receiving services from a veterans court.

They work closely with veterans to offer assistance, assess their needs and help them problem solve.

For more information, call 255-7209.

Blood service to honor school, businesses

Local sponsors and volunteers will be honored Thursday at the American Red Cross Blood Service’s annual meeting at Lakeview Golf Resort and Spa near Morgantown, W.Va.

From Johnstown, Giant Eagle Store No. 16, Red Lobster and Memorial Medical Center are to be honored.

Windber Area High School is to be honored as well.

Hula hoop champs earn fitness grants

INDIANA – After setting national records in a Hula Hooping Marathon, Blairsville Elementary, Homer-Center Elementary and East Pike Elementary schools have received a grant from Indiana Regional Medical Center to establish the innovative Fitness in Education Programming of Project Fit America, a national public charity dedicated to getting kids fit.

The grant provides the schools with permanent state-of-the-art outdoor fitness equipment, indoor fitness equipment including the three-pound weighted sports hoops, on-site teacher training and a curriculum of innovative games, challenges and activities using the equipment donated.

The East Pike school is in Indiana.

For more information, visit

Arthritis walkers raise over $10G

The Johnstown Arthritis Walk raised more than $10,000 on May 11.

Nearly 100 walkers turned out at the University of Pittsburgh at Johnstown to take part in the event.

Participants walked in honor of a friend or family member with arthritis, or to show that they are taking control of their arthritis.

Funds raised went to research, health education and government advocacy to improve the lives of people with arthritis.

Organization seeks Rosie the Riveters

The American Rosie the Riveter Association is trying to locate women in the Johns­town area who worked on the home front during World

War II.

The association is a patriotic nonprofit organization whose purpose is to recognize and preserve the history and legacy of working women during World War II.

The group will hold its

15th annual convention

June 14-16 in Dearborn, Mich.

Any woman who worked during World War II or her descendants can write to American Rosie the Riveter, P.O. Box 18, Kimberly, Ala. 35091 or email americanro­

For more information, call 888-557-6743.

Car cruise, carnival set

SOMERSET – A Car Cruise and Carnival will be held from 5:30 to 8 p.m. Friday at Somerset County Technology Center, 281 Technology Drive.                                           

A $5 registration fee is required for all vehicles. The event will be held rain or shine.                         

Information: 443-3651, ext. 6128.