Persons in the News

Issue 12 and Volume 104.

Persons in the News Chief J. A. Moran Retires One of Pennsylvania’s best-known city fire chiefs has retired after 45 years of service. John A. Moran, 71, who started his fire-fighting career as a volunteer, has retired from the Johnstown department. “I think it’s time for me to retire. I’m 71,” commented Moran. He said he plans to spend his spare time fishing and playing with his three grandchildren. It was the second time within a month that Moran submitted his resignation to Johnstown City Council. The first letter of resignation followed on the heels of a dispute with a restaurant. Moran had blocked a renovation project, declaring the type of wood construction constituted a fire hazard in downtown Johnstown. The restaurant firm took the matter to court and obtained an injunction prohibiting the city from blocking work on the project. Moran’s last resignation, however, was not attributed to this…

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