— “This was given to me for my first Christmas when I found myself being taken in by two of the most loving and caring people God ever put on this earth,” wrote Helen M. Gochnour Csikos of Johnstown. “I was in foster care and, at the age of 6, found myself at the home of Ruth and Ralph Gochnour. I was 7 in 1961 for my first Christmas with them. They gave me this cutout. As my Mom took it apart my Dad read the story, we put it all together and I have had it ever since and every year I put it up. I have had it with my children and now my grandchildren. Everyone who has seen this over the years has loved it and say they have never seen anything like it.”
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Arrest made in bomb threat
A 50-year-old Johnstown man who police believe called in a bomb threat to the Cambria County Courthouse on Tuesday was in custody that evening.
Fighting back: Event raises thousands to combat breast cancer
What started as a small basket party has grown into the largest event in town.
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Charges filed in crime spree
Adams Township police’s investigation into a March 6 burglary at a St. Michael business has led to the arrest of five people suspected in a crime spree centered in South Fork.
Local garden grows: Ceremony welcomes Sandyvale greenhouse
New flora and new ideas are sprouting up in the Sandyvale Memorial Gardens.
Driver gets home confinement for DUI wreck with police cruiser
A Windber man who authorities said was drunk when he slammed his car into a police cruiser in an attempt to kill himself was sentenced Tuesday in Somerset County court.
Circle of life in position
A large-scale sculpture has been installed in Johnstown three years after the death of its creator.
DiLeo: District awaiting teachers contract
Although Central Cambria School District expects to maintain its 2014-15 budget and current tax rate, according to Superintendent Vincent DiLeo, the absence of a teachers union contract leaves roughly 70 percent of the district’s expenses in the air.
City man sentenced to 10 years for bank holdup, sex assault
A Johnstown man who said he robbed a bank because he was tired of helping others was sentenced to five to 10 years in state prison. Anthony M. Poukish, 23, of the 800 block of Steel Street, was given a concurrent sentence Monday by Cambria County Judge Norman Krumenacker for sexually assaulting a 14-year-old girl.
Man gets probation for luring try
A Johnstown man charged with attempting to lure two boys into his truck in July 2012 was sentenced Monday to 48 months probation.
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