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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Firefighters respond to Munster Township house fire
Firefighters responded to a house fire at 10:22 p.m. Tuesday in the 900 block of Spinner Road in Munster Township. The Red Cross is assisting the family. The state police fire marshal has been called to investigate. Fire companies responding were Cresson, Loretto, Dauntless and Nanty Glo.
Senate plan would expand liquor sales
Republicans in the state Senate on Tuesday announced a plan that would replace the existing state store system by allowing beer distributors and businesses that sell six-packs to begin selling wine and liquor.
New medical facility coming to Meyersdale
A new state-of-the-art building for primary care physicians and specialists is expected to be opened at Conemaugh Health System’s Meyersdale Medical Center by the fall of 2014.
Windber Medical Center goal: Stay independent
Hospital leaders knew there were those in the audience who expected to hear an announcement that Windber Medical Center would close or merge with a larger system.
“What you heard, I hope, was just the opposite,” Chairman David Klementic said after the hospital’s annual community meeting on Tuesday.
11th-hour pension reform push begins
The head of the union representing Pennsylvania public school teachers and Gov. Tom Corbett’s budget secretary are two of the speakers expected to testify today before a House panel examining pension reform.
Menoher project will create long detour
A well-traveled section of road connecting the city to Westmont will be closed for up to four months to correct frequent rock slide issues on the hillside above.
Thunderbash ready for large turnout
Motorcycle riders from across the country will invade Greenhouse Park this weekend for “Thunderbash.”
As many as 20,000 bikers are expected Thursday through Sunday to coincide with Thunder in the Valley in Johnstown.
Windber resident faces trial in Richland beating
A Windber man will stand trial on charges that he beat another man after a night of drinking, then left him along a Richland Township road.
Paint Twp. recalling chief, other workers
Paint Township plans to bring the last of its laid-off workers, including the township police chief, back to work July 1.
DEP awards grant for water extension
The water line that the Portage Water Authority is preparing to extend to Twin Lakes and Sportsman Road residents will be less of a burden on the borough’s finances, after a pass-through grant was awarded from the state Department of Environmental Protection.
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