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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‘I thought I was going to die’
Hornerstown resident Robert “Bobby” Williams said he endured two hours of surgery, suffered a heart attack and fears he may never again be able to fully use his right arm.
Firefighters practice river rescues
Johnstown Fire Department members lift a “victim” out of the rescue basket during training Wednesday along the Stonycreek River flood-control wall
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Sewer work will tie up traffic
This summer’s sewer main replacement project will delay traffic with detours, closed streets and lane restrictions through one of Johnstown’s notoriously snarled neighborhoods.
USS Somerset arrives at San Diego homeport
The USS Somerset is home.
The amphibious transport dock ship named in honor of the passengers and crew of United Airlines Flight 93 arrived at its new homeport of Naval Base San Diego on Monday.
Charges filed in courthouse bomb threat
A Johnstown man was charged by Ebensburg Borough police Wednesday with threatening to blow up the Cambria County Courthouse, a call he admitted to Ebensburg police he made Tuesday.
Vizza voted deputy mayor
The top vote-getter in last year’s Johnstown City Council election is now also the city’s deputy mayor.
Conemaugh Township rezoning opens business possibilities
A portion of South Main Street in Davidsville will be rezoned to give greater allowances to the businesses along the road.
Sculptor’s work to be raffled off
The work of a local sculptor will be raffled off during the Art in Bloom show.
Birthday remembrance bash provides aid to region
It’s been four years since Johnstown resident Gary Lamer died of complications from pneumonia, but his memory lives on through an annual party that gives back in a big way.
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