Michael Young and Terry Madonna | The all-of-the-above election
Before Election Day, the outcome is unknown while the possibilities are numerous. Post-election, we know exactly what happened.
MICHAEL NOVAK | Johnstown - a city with a will
Suddenly, at 4:07 in the afternoon a loud roar and an ominous and sulfurous mist crashed down the valley of the Little Conemaugh and at somewhere between 30 and 40 feet high a hugely tumbling wall of water burst upon the whole city on the valley floor. In minutes, hundreds died, 99 families simply vanished, and within a few hours more than 2,200 were dead.
And yet, strangely enough, the tough people of this valley did not despair or go weak-kneed. They set to work. By noon the next day, strong survivors had elected a leader to oversee the recovery, and all available men and women set to work.
BILL EGGERT | Hollywood’s take on the Great Flood
About 37 years after the Great Johnstown Flood of 1889, Hollywood decided to make a motion picture of Johnstown’s most catastrophic event.
Stephen Verotsky | The nation's financial problems can be fixed
The financial problems of the city of Johnstown and Cambria County are well documented. They are not unique and are shared by many, if not most, areas of the nation.
Bill Jones | Overwhelming debt strangling our nation
Dad always said, “If you can’t afford to pay for something, don’t buy it.”
Michael Young and Terry Madonna | This could be a good start
Still more than a month away, the hotly contested Democratic primary is finally moving into high gear.
Debra Taczanowsky | Everyone must stand up against 'spin'
George Orwell exposed “the spin.” He showed that powerful groups can twist words or ideas to benefit themselves and not the general public. Twisted words and ideas prohibit thinking, especially when we think about women.
MICHELE M. BENDER | Whisper sweet nothings in my ear
“Your call is very important to us,” growled the crabby lady at the utility company. “Please wait for the next available representative.”
Edward Smith | Local residents should defend against tyranny
During the many decades when consolidation was the rallying cry of reformers in Johnstown, much was made of the fact that Johnstown is surrounded by 19 separate municipalities.
Michael Young and Terry Madonna | The other race for governor in Pennsylvania
It may surprise some to hear that not one but two gubernatorial campaigns are underway in the Keystone State.
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