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New roof needed on senior center

| Friday, Dec. 8, 2006

Connellsville officials will advertise for bids to replace the roof at the city's Senior Citizens Center.

At a special meeting Thursday, council voted 3-0 to advertise. Councilmen Brad Geyer and Charles Matthews were absent. Councilman David McIntire attended by telephone.

The city owns the building, but lacks funds to pay for the roof.

Solicitor Gretchen Mundorff said the city may proceed with the advertisement, then later agree with the center's board of directors that the board will finance the project.

Mundorff said a claim has been filed with the center's insurance carrier because some of the damage was caused by a storm, but the company has not yet responded. She said if the insurance company agrees to pay for the roof, it would also require project bids.

"The situation is critical," Reed said. "It needs to be addressed as quickly as possible. This (advertisement) is the first step."

Health center plans

flu shot clinic

The Wesley Health Center will have a free flu shot clinic in memory of the Rev. Frank Lesniowski from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday. Pneumonia vaccines also will be available. The shots are free. Donations will be accepted. The clinic will be repeated from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Dec. 16. The Wesley Health Center is at 410 S. Pittsburgh St.

Westmoreland County

State police seek

robbery suspects

State police at Greensburg are on the lookout for two Westmoreland County men they say were involved in a robbery.

Five people have been apprehended in the robbery of the K-Mart store in Unity Township at 9:45 p.m. on Dec. 2 where handguns were displayed by the robbers.

Apprehended was Justin Jones, 22, Robert Kelly, 19, Jasmine Anderson, 21, Megan Nolan, 18, and Gina Deannuntis, 18, all of Derry Township.

Still at large are Brian Keith Loucks Jr., of 119 21st St., New Derry, and Ronald Charles Lehman, 23, of 5056 Route 982, Latrobe.

Loucks is about 5 feet, 8 inches tall with brown hair and brown eyes.

Lehman is about 5 feet, 10 inches tall with brown hair.

Anyone with information on the whereabouts of either man is asked to contact state police at 724-832-3288 or call 911.

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