The Tribune Democrat, Johnstown, PA


January 1, 2013

PICS | Our Favorite Photos of 2012

As our newsroom worked to bring you the most important local news of the past year, our photographers snapped countless moments in local history for our daily pages.
Here's a slideshow featuring the T-D photographers' best work of the year.

Baseball Title Action

Bishop McCort third baseman Jimmy Stenger tags out Montgomery's Corey Kriner at third base trying to go for a triple on a shot to right field in the bottom of the third inning, during the PIAA, Class A, championship title game at Medlar Field in State College on Friday, June 15, 2012. Bishop McCort won 14-2 to claim the state title.
By John Rucosky

Bridge Shadow

The Johns Street bridge casts a shadow on the Little Conemaugh on a frosty morning, Feb. 6, 2012.
By Todd Berkey

Candy Store

Bill Felix, long-time owner of The Candy Store, peers out his store window on Wednesday, Dec. 5, 2012. Felix received not a single customer over the Black Friday weekend, as the business of selling penny candy and local sports memorabilia has declined rapidly. People in the community have donated candy and other items to help him stay a part of the downtown business community.
By John Rucosky

Christmas Kid

Syiounia Tillman, 3, of Johnstown, eyes a "Lovely Patsy Princess" gift she chose at the third annual Community Christmas Dinner on Tuesday, Dec. 25, 2012 at the Christ-Centered Community Church in Johnstown, Pa. Gifts and food were donated by the community for needy families.
By John Rucosky

CT Celebration

Conemaugh Township High School players mob teammate Jordan Shroyer (#12) at home plate after he hit a two-run home run to left field and tied the game at 5-5 in the top of the seventh inning, setting the spark that would take the Indians to a 7-5 victory over the Meyersdale Red Raiders. They claimed the PIAA D5 Class A Championship at Somerset High School on Wednesday, May 30, 2012.
By John Rucosky

Dogwood Snow

A flowering dogwood tree in Johnstown is covered by a fresh blanket of snow on April 23, 2012.
By Todd Berkey

Fall Scene

Autumn colors grace a farm at the base of Laurel Hill near Gray, Pa. on Oct. 10, 2012.
By John Rucosky

July 4th

Johnstown's Stone Bridge is illuminated during a July 4, 2012 celebration.
By Todd Berkey

Quecreek Anniversary Statue

The bronze statue of a coal miner reading a Bible at the Quecreek Mine Rescue Memorial near Quecreek, Pa. on Tuesday, June 12, 2012.
By John Rucosky


Point Stadium groundskeeper Bob Kosa uses an umbrella to perform routine maintenance to the turf field on May 8, 2012.
By Todd Berkey

River Rescue

Johnstown fisherman Robbie Gutilla sits on a gravel island along the Stonycreek and Little Conemaugh rivers as he waits for a river rescue team to come and save him from his embarrassment. Gutilla was fishing along the bank when he lost his footing and fell into the river, washing up a half-mile downstream on May 30, 2012.
By Todd Berkey


Conemaugh Valley's Jamie Cekada steals third base in the bottom of the first inning, while Westmont Hilltop third baseman Taylor Hoover stretches to make the catch during a March 23, 2012 game at Conemaugh Valley.
By John Rucosky

Wheels Up

A plane unable to put down its landing gear comes in for a landing at the Johnstown-Cambria County Airport on March 6, 2012.
By Todd Berkey

Windy Woman

Strong winds and heavy rain caused the umbrella of Dolores Ovellette of Johnstown to turn inside-out as she was running errands in downtown Johnstown.
By John Rucosky

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  • home VIDEO | Volunteers ‘blitz build’ replacement home for Upper Yoder man

    One week ago, Joey Varmecky had almost nothing.
    In October, a flue fire claimed his Swank Street home. That night, Varmecky, a deaf and partially blind man who doesn’t speak, showed up on the doorstep of his friend’s home. His feet were covered only by a pair of stockings.

    April 17, 2014 1 Photo

  • bomb1 VIDEO | A year after marathon bombing, Boston remains strong

    The City of Boston came together Tuesday to honor those who were injured and lost their lives at the Boston Marathon on the one-year anniversary of the bombing. While the day was sure to be emotional, those affected by last year's race are showing they won't let the tragedy keep them down.

    April 15, 2014 1 Photo

  • 25801486.jpg VIDEO | Northern California bus crash kills 10

    At least nine people died in Northern California on Thursday night, in an accident involving a bus, a car and FedEx truck. The bus was filled with high school students from Southern California who were on their way to visit a college campus.

    April 13, 2014 1 Photo

  • Screen Shot 2014-04-10 at 10.25.07 AM.png VIDEO | Cement truck crashes into minivan

    A professor at Texas A&M University was fortunate to escape serious injury recently when a cement truck ran a red light at a College Station intersection and crashed head-on into his minivan. A dash camera that Dr. Guan Zhu had installed about a year ago captured the entire incident.

    April 11, 2014 1 Photo

  • McCutchen hair.jpg VIDEO: Pittsburgh catches on to McCutchen's hairstyle

    Major League Baseball is using Andrew McCutchen in its newest advertisement. The spot is part of the "For the Love of Baseball" campaign and features the Pittsburgh residents showing their support for the Pirates center fielder and reigning National League MVP by wearing their hair in his trademark dreadlock style.

    April 11, 2014 1 Photo

  • Screen Shot 2014-04-09 at 4.02.29 PM.png VIDEO | Nebraska prom mishap goes viral

    A group of 22 high school students from Pierce, Neb., all decked out in prom finery, took an unplanned dip in a four-foot-deep pond when the bridge they were posing on for pictures gave way. Photos from the incident have gone viral on social media.

    April 11, 2014 1 Photo

  • Screen shot 2014-04-04 at 3.36.06 PM.png 3 apps to make your flight easier

    Whether you fly once a week for work or once a year for a vacation, you can bet that all areas of your trip are being monitored by smart phones. While it isn't hard to find an app with your flight info, some apps make the process of flying a lot simpler.

    April 9, 2014 1 Photo

  • VIDEO | White House may ban selfies

    The White House wasn't too pleased after Red Sox player David Ortiz snapped a selfie with President Obama that was later used promotionally by Samsung.

    April 9, 2014

  • Screen Shot 2014-04-08 at 10.43.57 AM.png VIDEO | Amazing dance moves at NCAA title game

    Eye-catching action wasn't confined to the court at AT&T Stadium Monday night during the NCAA Championship game between UConn and Kentucky. This pair -- apparently a father and son -- delighted the crowd during a timeout with some synchronized dance moves.

    April 8, 2014 1 Photo

  • hank_aaron_display_image.jpg VIDEO | Aaron's historic homer

    On the 40th anniversary of Hank Aaron's record-breaking 715th career home run, take a look at the historic moment as it happened.

    April 8, 2014 1 Photo


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