— “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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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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Hitting the road: More holiday drivers expected this year
The long Memorial Day weekend looms like a shining star, and adding to the lure of hitting the highway are moderate temperatures, no forecast for rain and the price of gasoline, which is down significantly from last year.
Tie race hinged on missed chance
One vote might stop Jeffory McKenzie from becoming a Summit Township supervisor – his own.
Inmate charged in attack
A courtroom attack on a Cambria County defense attorney by a death-row inmate has resulted in a number of criminal charges.
Medical center scores big with Lemieux family
Pittsburgh hockey legend Mario Lemieux and his wife, Nathalie, provide the driving force behind a new children’s play area coming to Memorial Medical Center in Johnstown.
Cambria leaders laud ‘role model’
The Cambria County commissioners held an evening meeting Thursday at Northern Cambria High School. Aside from cleaning the simple administrative tedium from their plates, they gave special recognition to a man who helped draw in close to $750,000 for the county – all through helping convicts in the adult probation program.
Last barrier falls to Route 219 construction
As hoped, the state Department of Environmental Protection came through Thursday with what is described as the final approval needed to allow PennDOT to advertise for bids on the Somerset-to-Meyersdale leg of Route 219.
Police allege adults gave booze to minors
Seven adults were charged Thursday with providing alcohol to minors at a drinking party last year in Mineral Point.
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