JOHNSTOWN — “Our Christmas tradition didn’t start decades ago like the other families who have sent in their pictures,” wrote Sharon and Bob Zimmerman of Armagh. “Our tradition started just 18 years ago on March 4, 1995, when our youngest son, Todd, was killed by a drunk driver. The following epiphany in January of 1996, Todd’s Catechism class presented us with this manger set in his memory. Nothing has touched our hearts more than this gift from the children's donations at Holy Family Church in Seward. Our family always felt terrible for the children that had to go through losing their friend, our son. To all the families who have lost a child and know how hard the holidays can be, keep your faith and God will take care of the rest. Merry Christmas from our family to yours.”
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Sewer vote put on hold
Johnstown City Council tabled a resolution, put forth by board member Dr. Joseph Taranto, that called for significantly changing the process residents must undertake in order to connect with the municipality’s sanitary sewer system.
Police: Driver was not conscious
A Westmont man driving the bus for a college lacrosse team was unconscious when the vehicle crashed in March, killing him and a pregnant coach, investigators have concluded.
‘A great project’: Workshop nonprofit opens shredding business
When a local manufacturer closed its doors a few years back, it also cut work for dozens of people employed by a Somerset nonprofit that trains and finds jobs for folks serviced by Bedford-Somerset Mental Health/Mental Retardation.
Shuster foe says he was tracked
Art Halvorson felt something was out of the ordinary when an individual, identified only as “Travis,” followed him into Politico’s headquarters in Arlington, Va., started making a video recording and said he planned to follow the Republican Party congressional candidate to his car on Monday.
VFW’s closure raises questions
Officers and board members at the Nanty Glo VFW Post 3489 will say the chapter closed indefinitely earlier this month due to financial constraints, lack of new leadership and rising utility debt. The hall was behind more than $20,000 on oil, electricity and water bills.
Westmont wants neighbors to pitch in more for police force
Westmont Borough leaders will ask neighboring communities to ante up a little more toward the regional police operation in 2015.
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About 1,300 receive gifts through Santa Fund
For Colleen Figura, the Santa Fund is helping to make her two grandchildren’s holiday a little brighter.
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Authorities say a known heroin addict who stole a loaded handgun is behind the rash of burglaries last month at a Lower Yoder Township apartment complex.
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