The Tribune Democrat, Johnstown, PA


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Festivities get under way at 5:15 tonight for Johnstown’s annual light up and Christmas parade with sounds of the season by members of Johnstown Symphony Chorus in Central Park. Wings of Hope, a Hooversville charity, will hold a two-mile run or walk at 5:40, beginning at Point Stadium on Johns Street. The parade, which steps off at 6 from Point Stadium, will feature giant helium-filled balloons, floats, high school marching bands, community groups and Santa Claus. After the parade, Santa will flip the switch to turn Central Park into a magical Christmas village, and he will hear children’s wish lists.


What is the biggest key to reducing gun violence in Johnstown?

Tackling the area's drug problem.
Controlling folks moving into city housing.
Monitoring folks in treatment centers and halfway houses.
Tougher sentencing by the court system.
More police on the streets.

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