— 3. Desperately in need of cash, PennDOT decides to close the Johnstown Expressway during winter months and convert it to a snow-tubing park. Local traffic is a nightmare, but PennDOT makes millions as people flock to the world’s longest tubing run.
2. Using the Johnstown region’s school districting as a model, state legislators in Harrisburg complete the dreaded congressional redistricting, leaving our area represented by a lawmaker in Punxsutawney.
1. And my number one prediction … despite the tough financial times, our lovely area will remain a wonderful place to live in the coming year. May God bless us one and all in 2012.
Zachary Hubbard is a retired Army officer and freelance writer residing in Upper Yoder Township. He is a member of The Tribune-Democrat Reader Advisory Committee.