NORFOLK, VA. — Somerset County Commissioner John Vatavuk joined several officers of the USS Somerset on Saturday at the commissioning ceremony for the USS Arlington in Norfolk, Va. Pictured in front of a helicopter on the deck of the ship are Lt. Steve Phann, supply officer; Capt. Thomas Dearborn, commanding officer; Vatavuk; and Master Chief Larry Lynch. The USS Somerset is scheduled to be commissioned in 2014 at a place and date to be determined. The Arlington is a sister ship of the Somerset.
- Local News
- Route 31 in Somerset County closed due to a vehicle crash
- Johnstown police release name of alleged bank robber
- Home is Where The Tribune-Democrat is Delivered!
West End bank robbed
The West End branch of AmeriServ Financial was robbed Tuesday morning, two days before the branch is scheduled to close.
Old Man Winter returns to area
Just when you think we’ve finally escaped the cold temperatures, winter swoops back in to remind us it’s not going away just yet.
City seeks support for sewer revamp
The city is looking for backup from the Johnstown Redevelopment Authority in spreading what they call “true” facts and figures regarding the city’s encompassing sewer revamp.
Airport gets lift with $180G grant
The John Murtha Johnstown–Cambria County Airport needs to replace some basic maintenance equipment: a pickup truck, painting machine, chain saw, weed eater, hand tools and more.
So, on Tuesday, the airport’s authority agreed to accept Pennsylvania Department of Transportation Bureau of Aviation grant money that already has been tentatively allocated.
Cresson asks court to force ex-chief to sign pact
An agreement reached more than a month ago between Cresson Borough Council and its former police chief still has not been signed, and the borough is asking a judge to intervene.
Mom told to seek help for addiction
A Johnstown woman charged with tossing her 4-month-old baby and with drug-related offenses pleaded guilty and was sentenced in Cambria County court on Tuesday.
District hopes refinancing will save additional $40G
Refinancing about $4 million in debt will result in savings more than twice as large as initially expected, Windber Area school board members learned Tuesday night.
- More Local News Headlines