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.
The Johns Street bridge casts a shadow on the Little Conemaugh on a frosty morning, Feb. 6, 2012.
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.
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.
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.
A flowering dogwood tree in Johnstown is covered by a fresh blanket of snow on April 23, 2012.
Autumn colors grace a farm at the base of Laurel Hill near Gray, Pa. on Oct. 10, 2012.
Johnstown's Stone Bridge is illuminated during a July 4, 2012 celebration.
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.
Point Stadium groundskeeper Bob Kosa uses an umbrella to perform routine maintenance to the turf field on May 8, 2012.
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.
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.
A plane unable to put down its landing gear comes in for a landing at the Johnstown-Cambria County Airport on March 6, 2012.
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.
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READY TO ROLL: Vendors prepped for rally
Food vendors, merchandise sellers and bar operators alike spent Wednesday afternoon turning downtown Johnstown into a vibrant hub for the thousands of motorcycle riders expected to roll into the city for Thunder in the Valley.
Thunder expected to draw little rain
Motorcyclists should encounter typical June weather when they ride into Johnstown for this year’s Thunder in the Valley.
Richland event gets head start
Hundreds of motorcyclists and others got a head start on Thunder in the Valley on Wednesday evening with Richland Bike Bash.
School safety targeted Measure would boost spending by 1,900%
A measure that would provide as much as $10 million in new grant dollars, including funding to help compensate local governments for placing police officers in schools, has been approved by a House education committee.
Janakovic named to fill deputy mayor position
Johnstown City Councilman Frank Janakovic is going to receive some mayoral training before likely taking over the job full time in January.
Flight 93 photo to sail with Somerset
Valencia McClatchey’s haunting “The End of Serenity” photograph will soon be enshrined aboard the USS Somerset.
Trial over death centers on ‘Elaine push’
The “Elaine push,” popularized in the 1990s television sitcom “Seinfeld,” kept the jury out of the courtroom and occupied the attention of a judge and two lawyers much of Wednesday morning on the opening day of the trial for a man who police said pushed his best friend, leading to that man’s death.
Humane society: Starving horses removed from farm
Seven emaciated horses were seized recently from a farm in Somerset County after authorities said they were found badly underweight and without food and water.
An eighth horse had to be put down because of its poor condition.
Suspect charged with 2nd diamond ring theft
The Johnstown man jailed on charges that he stole a $6,000 diamond ring from a store in The Galleria in Richland Township is accused of stealing another ring from a different store in the mall.
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