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Lunchtime music, dance on the menu
Dance and music will brighten the lunch hour in Johnstown.
The June series of Tuesday noon recitals will be held at First Lutheran Church, 415 Vine St.
Jehovah’s Witnesses to return
For the second year, a Jehovah’s Witnesses district convention will be held on three long weekends in June in Johnstown.
Police, groups battle area’s meth threat
After three drug arrests in connection with two Meyersdale-area methamphetamine labs, Somerset County authorities said they hope a strong message is being sent to drug manufacturers and dealers operating in the region.
Local colleges keep firearms prohibited
Policy changes have been made at several Pennsylvania state-owned universities, allowing licensed students to carry firearms on campus grounds. Locally, however, most university policies continue to prohibit firearm possession.
Meeting and greeting: Candidates seek name recognition
One year from now, John Hanger and Max Myers hope to be the Democratic Party’s nominee in the 2014 gubernatorial race.
Cancer gene test not for everyone
Sex-symbol Angelina Jolie’s shocking revelation that she had both breasts removed to prevent breast cancer may encourage more women to investigate genetic testing, local breast surgeons say.
Drum corps prepares for training camp in Richland
The Cadets Drum and Bugle Corps members had not finished unpacking their instruments Wednesday when neighbors of Pitt-Johnstown and Richland High School campuses were stopping by to welcome the group back to town.
Defense official to speak at Showcase
Showcase for Commerce organizers and Brett Lambert are already quite familiar with each other.
In 2012, Lambert, the Defense Department deputy assistant secretary of defense manufacturing and industrial base policy, was one of the 2,000-plus attendees at the event held in downtown Johnstown.
This year, he will take on a much more prominent role, having been selected as keynote speaker for the John P. Murtha Breakfast, scheduled for May 31 at the Pasquerilla Conference Center.
- CORRECTION 05/16/2013
Officials target Somerset County meth mess
Used coffee filters, drain cleaner bottles and camp stove fuel cans were littered alongside a Summit Township road when state police from Somerset arrived to clean the mess Tuesday.
Cpl. Ed Thomas called it a “meth lab dump.”
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