After years of fundraising and planning Windber Medical Center is spending 6 million dollars to upgrade it's Emergency Department. The new wing will add 14 thousand square feet and will grow from three treatment rooms to nine. According to the Tribune Democrat, Hospital Officials say the current Emergency Room was designed to treat about 5,000 patients a year but the ER has seen more than 14 thousand annually....
Three new buses are on the roads in Blair County as an effort to make Amtran buses more energy efficient. The new diesel electric hybrid buses were dedicated yesterday at a ceremony with Congressman Bill Shuster who helped secure the funds to buy them.