— “This ornament has been in our family for more than 70 years,” wrote Mary Jarvis of Northern Cambria. “It was purchased at a store in Clymer for 25 cents in 1930, the year my parents were married. For 60 years, it hung on our family Christmas tree until Sylvia and Allen Flory decided to give it to me, their youngest daughter. The story behind this ornament, as told to me by my parents, is that when I was 13 months old, I carried it up a flight of steps with the hook in my mouth. When I got to the top step, I turned and slid down the steps on my butt and I didn’t break it. I’m now 70 years old and this ornament is special to me. I hope our children will share it on their Christmas tree in years to come. Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to everyone.”
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VIDEO | Three arrested as early morning Johnstown drug raid launches major sweep
A booming voice called out: “Occupants of 742 Menoher Boulevard, this is the police with a search warrant. Surrender the residence.”
Authorities target suspected dealers
Nine months of investigation – conducted by multiple law enforcement agencies – culminated in a safely executed, massive, street-level drug sweep in Johnstown and surrounding communities on Thursday.
Flood City Musical Festival kicks off
The 25th annual AmeriServ Flood City Music Festival was off to a bustling start Friday, the opening day of the three-day event at Peoples Natural Gas Park, 90 Johns St. in Johnstown.
Route 219 ‘taking shape’ across Somerset County landscape
There is an 11-mile path, cut through the woods between Meyersdale and Somerset, that is starting to look like a road.
Supply line puncture shuts off Moxham’s water
A day after a ruptured water line left about 200 residents in Johnstown’s Moxham section without water or with reduced pressure, service was restored by midafternoon Friday.
Farmers to dish up home-grown foods
Celebrating local food with local farmers is the plan for the inaugural Farm to Fork Dinner hosted by Vale Wood Farms.
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Another suspect charged in Johnstown drug sweep
Add one more name of the list of suspected drug users rounded up Thursday in Johnstown: Justin D. Love.
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Johnstown police: Mom flees with child standing in car, head visible in open moon roof
Johnstown police Sgt. Michael Plunkard was on routine patrol 8 p.m. Thursday when a 2010 Ford Explorer passed the intersection of Iron Street and Benshoff Hill Road.
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