Johnstown adds new officers to police force
One of the Johnstown Crime and Violence Commission’s main recommendations has been implemented.
The ad hoc group, which met last year, suggested increasing the size of the city’s police force in response to a crime problem that included jumps in assaults and burglaries between 2010 and 2012, along with a deadly heroin trade. Johnstown City Council followed the recommendation and created two additional positions.
Curtain drops for rec panel
Remaining members of the Westmont Hilltop Recreation Commission were not going quietly into the night Wednesday at what may have been their final meeting.
Goucher work to start
The long-awaited safety improvement project that Penn-DOT hopes will slow traffic on Goucher Street gets underway Monday.
Professor says Ukraine violence is unlikely
Tensions in the Ukraine eased on Tuesday after Russia pulled troops back from the border, but much of the world’s attention remains focused on the region.
Fire company, borough at odds
Questions and rumors about insurance costs, building maintenance and firefighter training have tempers flaring in tiny Wilmore Borough.
Teachers’ dispute resolved
Windber Area School District has settled a dispute with 18 female teachers who alleged the district paid them less than their male colleagues over several decades.
City asks judges to fill vacancy
Johnstown officials on Tuesday filed a petition at the Cambria County Courthouse asking that a panel of judges be named and steps taken to fill a vacancy on City Council.
What new CEO sees in Windber's future
A decade ago, Windber Medical Center was attracting national attention for its patient-centered care and holistic medicine that featured music, massage, aroma and pet therapies; the Planetree philosophy of treating mind, body and spirit; and hotel industry-trained staff.
How NFL may help Windber
When Windber Area school officials heard the NFL Foundation plans to award grants for stadium renovations in areas like theirs, the timing seemed perfect, Windber Education Director Glen Gaye said.
The district has made no secret that Windber Stadium upgrades are near the top of its priority list for the coming years. The undertaking could cost millions of dollars.
East Taylor Township looks at zoning ordinance
East Taylor’s zoning plan has seen few changes since it was adopted more than 40 years ago.
In Richard Truscello’s words, “It’s got some whiskers on it.”
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