The Tribune Democrat, Johnstown, PA


  • School revisits ban on parents eating lunch

    A school district in central Pennsylvania is reconsidering a new policy change that prevents parents from having lunch with elementary students.

    March 6, 2013

  • Academy Awards Thomas.jpg SHOW BITS: Oscar is a trip for Jennifer Lawrence

    Show Bits brings you the 85th annual Academy Awards in Los Angeles through the eyes of Associated Press journalists.

    February 25, 2013 1 Photo

  • Academy Argo.jpg Affleck’s ’Argo’ wins best-picture Oscar

    Ben Affleck’s “Argo,” a film about a fake movie, has earned a very real prize: best picture at the Academy Awards.

    February 25, 2013 1 Photo

  • Screen shot 2013-02-18 at 3.50.40 PM.png VIDEO | Maker's Mark apologizes, will not dilute whiskey

    Maker's Mark was considering reducing the alcohol content in its whiskey as a way to meet high demands, but due to fans' complaints, the company is changing its plans.

    February 18, 2013 1 Photo

  • Snow Global Warming_Denn.jpg Climate contradiction: Less snow, more blizzards

    With scant snowfall and barren ski slopes in parts of the Midwest and Northeast the past couple of years, some scientists have pointed to global warming as the culprit.

    Then when a whopper of a blizzard smacked the Northeast with more than 2 feet of snow in some places earlier this month, some of the same people again blamed global warming.

    How can that be? It's been a joke among skeptics, pointing to what seems to be a brazen contradiction.

    February 18, 2013 1 Photo

  • Northeast Snow_Denn.jpg Alone, together: Snowed in, in the age of hashtags

    The East Coast woke up under a blanket of snow this weekend and collectively documented the experience on the myriad social and mobile inventions of the past decade. Facebook, Twitter and other technologies make it increasingly difficult to stay isolated — even if you're stuck home alone.

    February 11, 2013 1 Photo

  • 'Cookie Monster' sends 2nd note in sculpture theft

    Police in Germany say someone dressed as the Cookie Monster has sent a second note regarding a stolen cookie sculpture — this time saying he wants to return it.

    February 4, 2013

  • Groundhog-themed wedding celebrated in eastern Pa.

    Melissa Morton and Steve Miller planned to get married in early February, so why not a Groundhog Day-themed wedding?

    "We also wanted to have a wedding no one would forget," said Morton, 20.

    The fun kicked off Saturday morning at a church in Tannersville. After the two were married, guests shook hands with them and a 6-foot tall groundhog. One of Morton's longtime friends, Jimmy Corbett, wore a full-size groundhog costume, which he bought on eBay.


    February 3, 2013

  • Healthier School Food_Denn.jpg Healthy schools: Goodbye candy and greasy snacks

    Goodbye candy bars and sugary cookies. Hello baked chips and diet sodas.

    The government for the first time is proposing broad new standards to make sure all foods sold in schools are more healthful, a change that would ban the sale of almost all candy, high-calorie sports drinks and greasy foods on campus.


    February 1, 2013 1 Photo

  • Groundhog Day 03 Thousands expected for Groundhog Day festivities

    Sharing festive necklaces, Punxsutawney pencils and groundhog-shaped cookies, Molly Neal brought a touch of Groundhog Day to her daughter's fifth-grade classroom.

    The only thing missing was a genuine rodent. The world's most famous groundhog, Phil, will be on the job Saturday when thousands of people descend on Neal's hometown of Punxsutawney for the annual celebration of winter weather prognostication.

    February 1, 2013 1 Photo


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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