— The 124th Tournament of Roses Parade will air at 11:30 a.m. today on NBC. This year’s theme is “Oh the Places You’ll Go.” The two-hour special, airing from Pasadena, Calif., was written by Carol Kahl, a former Johnstown resident (right), who also serves as supervising producer; and Stephanie Prescott, who also serves as coordinating producer. The pair have been involved with the parade for more than 25 years. The program will be hosted by Al Roker and Alison Sweeney and will feature 24 bands, 21 equestrian units and 41 floats. This year, for the first time, a live wedding will take place on the Farmers Insurance float.
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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.
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.
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