— The 124th Tournament of Roses Parade will air at 11:30 a.m. today on NBC. This year’s theme is “Oh the Places You’ll Go.” The two-hour special, airing from Pasadena, Calif., was written by Carol Kahl, a former Johnstown resident (right), who also serves as supervising producer; and Stephanie Prescott, who also serves as coordinating producer. The pair have been involved with the parade for more than 25 years. The program will be hosted by Al Roker and Alison Sweeney and will feature 24 bands, 21 equestrian units and 41 floats. This year, for the first time, a live wedding will take place on the Farmers Insurance float.
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Kist’s quest: Through polio, cancer teacher continues to inspire
Jimmy Kist never aspired to inspire.
Corbett: Job hunting is healthy
Gov. Tom Corbett’s version of Medicaid expansion would make Pennsylvania the only state in the union to require working poor people to look for better jobs in order to get government-subsidized health insurance.
Prime fishing spot in works
There’s a mile-long stretch of the Quemahoning Creek near Foustwell that bears the scars of generations-old, man-made stream channeling.
Dale Boro to house homeless shelter
The Roman Catholic Diocese of Altoona-Johnstown Catholic Charities only began work in Johnstown in October. Spanning eight counties, the organization puts manpower toward solving the problems plaguing contemporary society.
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Area employment up slightly in October
Statistics for October released Friday by the Pennsylvania Department of Labor and Industry’s Center for Workforce Information show a continuation of a modest up and down employment pattern in the local labor market area.
Seasonally adjusted total nonfarm jobs increased by 300 in October, to 59,500.
West End resident hurt in early morning blaze
Motorcycle maintenance may have contributed to a fire early Friday that sent a West End man to the hospital.
Surrealism the subject of museum’s exhibition
Surrealism has been called the sandbox of the human subconscious mind.
The Southern Alleghenies Museum of Art at Johnstown’s latest exhibition, titled “Surrealities: The Graphic Work of William D. Davis and Peter Milton,” will feature elements of surprise with random objects and unpredictable juxtapositions.
In brief: 3 trucks crash on Route 22
Jackson Township police reported three tractor-trailer crashes on Thursday.
Fast track to success: Christmas season keeps train shop owner bustling
Jason Kirchner is on the right track when it comes to combining business and a hobby he loves.
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