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  • Windber resident struck by train

    A Windber man was found dead early Sunday near Seward after he was struck by a passing train, the Westmoreland County coroner’s office said.

    July 20, 2014

  • Pa. lawmakers taking more free trips

    U.S. House members from Pennsylvania and their staff accepted 41 privately paid trips so far this year, ranging from $20,000 in business-class airline tickets to Japan for Rep. Charlie Dent and his wife to $300-a-night hotel rooms for congressional staff at a luxurious Las Vegas casino resort.

    July 20, 2014

  • Salins & Penumetsa Conemaugh Health System adds 2 specialists to staff

    An interventional cardiologist and a neurologist announced as the latest editions to Conemaugh Health System medical staff illustrate the health system’s commitment to maintaining and expanding services, leaders say.

    July 20, 2014 1 Photo

  • somerfest Somerfest ends on a high note

    What started 36 years ago as a way for Laurel Arts to fund its wide-ranging programs has now become a tradition for Lou Ann Bowersox’s family and many others in the region.

    July 20, 2014 2 Photos

  • Southmont weighs billboard request

    The Southmont Borough Zoning Hearing Board has scheduled a public hearing for July 29 to hear the appeal of an advertising company that wants to install an electronic billboard along Menoher Boulevard on the site of the former Johnstown Brewing Co., 942 Pine Grove Lane.

    July 20, 2014

  • Oravec, Fr. Christian College mourns passing of longtime leader

    The St. Francis University community in Loretto is mourning the passing of a former president. Johnstown native The Very Rev. Father Christian Oravec, a member of the Third Order Regular Franciscans, Province of the Most Sacred Heart of Jesus, died Saturday at the age of 77.

    July 20, 2014 1 Photo

  • pow-conemaugh twp Conemaugh Township PTA leads playground equipment drive

    Recess has become more colorful and exciting at Conemaugh Township Area Elementary School.
    The Conemaugh Township Elementary Parent Teacher Association has built a playground for the youngest pupils with the support of the entire school, parents and community.

    July 20, 2014 1 Photo

  • Couple’s dual art exhibit offers double the visual experience

    The newest exhibit at Bottle Works is titled “Double Vision,” but the display featuring the art of a Somerset County couple is clearly eye-pleasing.

    July 20, 2014

  • Rock attack shows motorists’ vulnerability

    As 52-year-old middle school teacher Sharon Budd recovers at a central Pennsylvania hospital after being injured by a rock thrown at the vehicle in which she was riding, some may wonder whether they face the same risk.
    The answer is yes.

    July 20, 2014

  • Local and state briefs 7/21/2014

    July 20, 2014


What is the biggest key to reducing gun violence in Johnstown?

Tackling the area's drug problem.
Controlling folks moving into city housing.
Monitoring folks in treatment centers and halfway houses.
Tougher sentencing by the court system.
More police on the streets.

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