— “This was given to me for my first Christmas when I found myself being taken in by two of the most loving and caring people God ever put on this earth,” wrote Helen M. Gochnour Csikos of Johnstown. “I was in foster care and, at the age of 6, found myself at the home of Ruth and Ralph Gochnour. I was 7 in 1961 for my first Christmas with them. They gave me this cutout. As my Mom took it apart my Dad read the story, we put it all together and I have had it ever since and every year I put it up. I have had it with my children and now my grandchildren. Everyone who has seen this over the years has loved it and say they have never seen anything like it.”
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Jobs outlook good for area
Where will the jobs be in 2020? The long-range outlook is positive for the local area.
Assaults prompt prison lockdown
State Correctional Institution-Somerset is expected to resume normal operations today after being in lockdown since Thursday, authorities said.
Little local reaction to Scouts’ gay vote
Thursday’s vote by the Boy Scouts of America to open their ranks to openly gay boys for the first time may have rocked the national council’s annual conference in Grapevine, Texas, but local Scout leaders say there has been little reaction here.
Blacklick Valley district eyes geothermal system
Blacklick Valley School District might tap into the energy buried under the earth’s surface to heat and cool its elementary school.
City police charge suspect in Solomon Homes stabbing
The weeklong search for the person who allegedly stabbed a man inside a Johnstown public housing complex ended Friday when the suspect surrendered to police.
Rebid on operations center saved $42G, CamTran says
CamTran expects to save about $42,000 on precast concrete walls for its new $20 million operations center after a second round of bids.
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Somerset prison in lockdown
SCI-Somerset is in lockdown for the second day after two correction officers were assaulted by inmates, authorities said.
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Wash. I-5 bridge collapse caused by oversize load
A truck carrying an oversize load struck a bridge on the major thoroughfare between Seattle and Canada, sending a section of the span and two vehicles into the Skagit River below, though all three occupants suffered only minor injuries.
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