Those attending Saturday’s 40th graduation ceremonies at Pitt-Johnstown can expect tighter scrutiny in light of recent emailed bomb threats at Pitt’s main campus in Pittsburgh.

Oversized purses, backpacks and packages will not be allowed in. Bag searches, visual checks and pat downs are to be expected, university officials said.

Computers returned in bomb-threat probe

Katherine Anne McCloskey of Vinco said Thursday that

the FBI has returned her computers in the Pitt bomb threats investigation, but that computer hardware belonging to her partner was not immediately dropped off, since he wasn’t home at the time.

McCloskey, an avowed socialist, also said she will testify before a federal grand jury in Pittsburgh soon.

McCloskey said Thursday she remains a “person of interest” in the investigation.

While McCloskey has told reporters that her spouse, Seamus Johnston, also was a person of interest, she said Thursday that apparently is not the case.

Somerset drug drop-off drive scheduled

WINDBER – Somerset County will take part in National Prescription Take Back Day on Saturday, said Kerri Burtner, comprehensive plan coordinator for county commissioners. The purpose is to dispose of unwanted medications for free in an environmentally safe way.

The drive will be held from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at four locations.

They are, Randy's Bi-Lo on Jefferson Avenue, Windber; Conemaugh Township Police Department on Tire Hill Road; the Somerset Senior Center on South Edgewood Avenue; and the Summit Township Police Department on Township Office Road.

Among products being accepted are prescription and over-the-counter drugs, pet medications, patches, inhalers, vitamins and liquid medications. Collection points will not take illicit drugs, mercury thermometers, nebulizers, needles or oxygen tanks.


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