PATTON — “My mom had a lighted church given to her by her mother-in-law (my grandmother) under our Christmas tree every year when I was a kid,” wrote Barbara Barnosky of Patton. ”Once I got married I decided I needed a church too. I hand-painted this church 26 years ago, when my new husband and I were living in our tiny apartment. It's been under our Christmas tree every year since."
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Fun Day event to spotlight YMCA expansion
The Y logo may be seen from the sky June 15 when Greater Johnstown YMCA community members get together to form a logo comprised of people at a Community Fun Day.
Agency will provide produce vouchers to eligible seniors
Income-eligible residents ages 60 and older will have a chance to stock up a bit on locally grown produce through a voucher program offered in Cambria and Somerset counties this year.
Poverty simulation slated for today
Annamarie Pihs experienced firsthand the kind of harsh economic times she will be helping educate Johnstown community leaders about during today’s Walk a Day in My Shoes: Understanding Poverty event at Greater Johnstown High School.
In Brief | 27 students escape injury in bus crash
State police in Ebensburg are investigating a school bus crash that happened Monday on Route 36 in Clearfield Township.
State police investigating school bus crash
State police in Ebensburg are investigating a school bus crash that happened Monday on Route 36 in Clearfield Township. The Cambria Heights school bus was carrying 27 students when the driver apparently blacked out and sheared off a pine tree between the Chest Spring and Patton areas, schools superintendent Michael Strasser said. None of the high school or elementary students was hurt, he said. The students were triaged at the scene and released to their parents, Strasser said.
The driver was taken to Altoona Regional Hospital, he said.
Study: Hospitals’ finances are healthy
Hospitals across the region maintained financial health last year, a new state report shows.
But leaders say the continued strength required constant scrutiny and creative programming to identify new opportunities in a dynamic industry.
Local politicians will feel impact of redistricting
This time next year, as primary election day draws near, two close friends and colleagues likely will find themselves in a face-off, each in the hopes of holding his job in the state House.
Mayor’s race pits friends
A two-way race for the borough mayor seat will likely be settled Tuesday.
That’s because two Democrats – incumbent Simon “Red” Ohler and Councilwoman Sonya Pekala – are the only candidates on the spring ballot, with no Republican opposition.
Windber men vying for post
Two Windber men want to fill the seat being vacated in December by a longtime local district judge.
With now-Senior District Judge Joseph Cannoni’s term expiring at year’s end, attorney William E. Seger, 52, and William Telek, 56, a senior construction inspector for the turnpike, will face off in a May primary race that could repeat itself again this fall.
Observances slated for Memorial Day
The men and women who have kept this nation free will be honored during Memorial Day ceremonies in the area.
Inside are Memorial Day observances are scheduled for May 27.
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