JOHNSTOWN — “This little monkey was given to me in the late 1930s,” wrote Mary Jane Horner of Johnstown. “I used to play with it until I became older. Then I decided to put it on the tree. It has been there every Christmas since then. When you push in on his tail, he opens his mouth. When you move his tail back and forth, his head turns from side to side. He is about 8 inches long. I do not know who gave it to me, but I really treasure it.”
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And she wouldn’t be surprised that a 16-year-old took three bullets Thursday in another Oakhurst neighborhood shooting.
ATV blast ready to roll at Rock Run
Organizers are keeping the spirit of the Fisher’s ATV Reunion at Rock Run Recreation Area alive despite losing the support of the award-winning Outdoor Channel TV show “Fisher’s ATV World.” Now called the Rock Run ATV Summer Blast, the event will continue to offer demonstration rides, motor competitions, product vendors, live music, camping and trail riding.
Preservationists use age-old method at historic site
Preservation work on two historic culverts associated with the Allegheny Portage Railroad National Historic Site has been completed. The culverts were reconstructed using a variety of techniques, including dry stone masonry, which was used to build the culverts more than 180 years ago.
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Officer, civilian motorist injured in crash
A Johnstown police officer who was responding to an emergency and one other driver were taken to the hospital after they were injured in a three-vehicle accident around 5:40 p.m. Tuesday on Railroad Street at the intersection with Clinton Street and Church Avenue.
The Johnstown Fire Department said that the three occupants of the third vehicle were not injured.
Report: Local jobless rate up in June
A report released Tuesday by the Department of Labor and Industry showed an increase in unemployment locally from 6.4 to 7.1 percent in June.
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With such weight threatening to drag modern youths down a dangerous path, rising above the negative influences surrounding them can be a real test of inner strength and conviction.
‘It’s family’: Youngsters like their hometown
Colt Bopp says Johnstown is “a beautiful community” – despite its faults.
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For some of the young people interviewed by The Tribune-Democrat, the future may be bright, but it won’t necessarily be in Johnstown.
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