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Bishop McCort batters Central Cambria (PHOTO GALLERY) | Sports

Steady doses of Will Miller and Ethan Marcozzi powered the Bishop McCort Crimson Crushers to a crucial 32-14 victory over the Central Cambria Red Devils on ...

'I told him to get a new tie and suit because he was going to be on '60 Minutes,'' judge told Shapiro before grand jury report release  Allentown Morning Call

Judge Normal Krumenacker III, who oversaw the Pennsylvania grand jury investigation of sexual abuse by Catholic priests, predicted case would get attorney ...

Bishop McCort graduate gets new ESPN deal | Sports

Andrew Hawkins' post-NFL career continues to evolve as the Johnstown native signed a new contract that will feature “Hawk” on multiple ESPN platforms.

Cambria Heights tallies 37 straight points to top Greater Johnstown

Coming into Friday's Laurel Highlands Athletic Conference game between struggling squads Cambria Heights and Greater Johnstown, it would have been ...

Former Bishop McCort principal Salem: I was never told that Baker was a pedophile

The fall 2000 edition of The Tradition, a Bishop McCort High School newsletter, had a celebratory and heartfelt story about Brother Stephen Baker, along with a ...

Touring the Center for Metal Arts in Johnstown

The Center for Metal Arts has, over the course of less than a year, brought new life into two long-empty Bethlehem Steel structures on Johnstown's Iron Street.

50th annual AmeriServ Johnstown Halloween Parade | Multimedia

Thousands lined Main Street as 133 units proceeded along Main Street on Tuesday, Oct. 23, 2018.

Two Franciscans convicted over failures in Johnstown sex-abuse case  Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Two Franciscan priests who failed to protect children from a serial sexual predator in the Johnstown area and elsewhere have been convicted, sentenced to ...

Friars enter plea deals for role in Brother Baker sex abuse scandal  WJAC Johnstown

HOLLIDAYSBURG, Pa. - Two Franciscan friars have accepted plea deals for their conduct in allowing Brother Stephen Baker to sexually abuse more than 100 ...

Diocese: Seventh- and eighth-graders in parish-based schools will attend Bishop McCort

As schools release students for the summer months, more changes in the Johnstown area's Catholic schools were announced Friday.

Bishop McCort scores comes back to advance to PIHL semifinals  WJAC Johnstown

JOHNSTOWN -- The Bishop McCort High School hockey team pulled off a dramatic come-from-behind win Thursday to beat Sewickley Academy 7-5 to advance ...

Greater Johnstown names substitute superintendent | News

The search for the next Greater Johnstown School District superintendent will soon get underway as the district's board of directors voted on Tuesday during a ...

Corey Leech died for the Catholic Church's sins. His sacrifice mattered. | Maria Panaritis

Corey Leech is a tragic hero of the Pennsylvania Catholic clergy abuse investigations. As the institution yet again fights to shield itself from lawsuits by victims in ...

Marijuana growing facility's rent tied to job creation, agreement shows

A deal to allow Hanging Gardens LLC to operate inside the former Bethlehem machine shop will serve as an ongoing revenue generator for the Johnstown ...

2018 scholastic softball capsules | Sports

Preseason capsules with information provided by coaches of programs within The Tribune-Democrat's coverage area.

3 Franciscan leaders charged in abuse of more than 100 children at Johnstown Catholic school  Allentown Morning Call

JOHNSTOWN — Three ex-leaders of a Franciscan religious order were charged Tuesday with allowing a friar who was a known sexual predator to take on jobs, ...

Sports Connections | Hawkins brothers starred at McCort on way to NFL careers

Both Artrell Hawkins Jr. and Andrew Hawkins could claim accomplished football careers had they just stopped with their exploits at Bishop McCort Catholic High ...

A Friar's suicide, a lawyer who pressed on, and the truth about Pa.'s Catholic Church sex abuse | Maria Panaritis

Franciscan Friar Stephen Baker had been a serial abuser of boys across Pennsylvania, Ohio, Michigan, and Minnesota. He committed suicide in 2013, days ...

Two-time champion eater set to return to Geistown's BaconFest

The third annual Fall'in BaconFest returns to Geistown Borough on Friday and Saturday.

Community Arts Center to host picnic | News

The Community Arts Center of Cambria County will hold its inaugural membership picnic from noon to 4 p.m. Aug. 11 on the art center grounds, 1217 Menoher ...

Two Kernville properties scheduled for demolition | Local News

Demolition is scheduled to begin Tuesday on two properties within the Kernville section of Johnstown as part of the Cambria County Redevelopment Authority's ...

Police: Johnstown woman stole man's car | News

A Johnstown woman was jailed Sunday, accused of stealing a man's car after burglarizing his home two months earlier.

Tomahawks ready to 'put a scare' into NAHL

The Johnstown Tomahawks will open their seventh North American Hockey League season determined to erase the memories of a disappointing 2017-18.

'A fun-filled afternoon': Sixth annual Brews & Blues in the Valley planned

The sixth annual Brews & Blues in the Valley will be held from 2:30 to 7 p.m. Sept. 22 at Peoples Natural Gas Park, 90 Johns St., downtown Johnstown.

Conemaugh Township supervisor accused of ethics violation | News

A Conemaugh Township supervisor has been cited by the state Ethics Commission for improperly appointing himself to conduct work for his Cambria County ...

TIMELINE: Grand jury report on the Diocese of Altoona-Johnstown  WPXI Pittsburgh

The Altoona-Johnstown report grabbed a lot of attention in the Pittsburgh area.

Paint Township motorcycle crash claims life of Windber man

A Windber man died in a motorcycle accident in the 1400 block of Arrow Road in Paint Township on Tuesday.

Police: Man used cellphone to attack woman, knife to attack man

A Pittsburgh man was jailed Saturday after he allegedly smashed a woman in the head with a cellphone and then attacked a man with a kitchen knife in the 800.

Police: Man who asked girl, 13, for sex tried to contact her mother from prison

A Johnstown man previously accused of asking a 13-year-old girl for sex has now been charged with intimidation of a witness for allegedly contacting the girl's ...

2 Pa. Clergymen Among 1st To Be Held Criminally Responsible For Covering Up Sexual Abuse  CBS Pittsburgh / KDKA

Follow KDKA-TV: Facebook | Twitter. PITTSBURGH (KDKA) — Two Franciscan friars accused of covering up the sexual abuse of more than 100 children at a ...

Hanukkah to start at sundown Sunday | News

The Jewish holiday of Hanukkah will begin at sunset Sunday and end the evening of Dec. 10.

Rigby lands GOP nod in 71st district, to face incumbent Barbin this fall

State Rep. Bryan Barbin will be up against a familiar opponent for the 71st district this fall.

WATCH VIDEO | Late Air Force hero gets Medal of Honor

The late husband of a Windber native will be honored posthumously Wednesday with the highest military honor.

Lawsuit alleges further sex abuse committed by Brother Stephen Baker  WJAC Johnstown

EBENSBURG, Pa. - A lawsuit has been filed against the Diocese of Altoona-Johnstown after a man claimed he was a victim of Brother Stephen Baker.According ...

Sports Connections | Bradleys are one of Johnstown's great sports families

Three members of Johnstown's Bradley family are members of the Cambria County Sports Hall of Fame.

McCort grad Bradley named defensive backs coach for Steelers  WJAC Johnstown

PITTSBURGH - The Pittsburgh Steelers hired Tom Bradley, a Bishop McCort High School graduate, Thursday as the team's new defensive backs coach.Bradley ...

Republican Stefano wins second term in state Senate

A Fayette County senator won a return trip to the state capitol Tuesday.

Flight 93 memorial architect: 'Still work to do' | News

For architect Paul Murdoch, the sight and sounds of the Tower of Voices signal his vision for a more than $60 million memorial to the passengers and crew of ...

Johnstown family ties strong for Penn State signee Hawkins

Aeneas Hawkins officially signed his letter of intent Wednesday at Archbishop Moeller High School in Cincinnati, Ohio. But the milestone event had significance ...

Incumbents cruise in regional state House races | News

Three incumbent Republican state representatives cruised to victories over Democratic challengers on Tuesday, while a fourth had no opposition.

Basketball playoff capsules | District 6 boys | Sports

The Favorite – Greater Johnstown 17-6: Ryan Durham is enjoying a very successful season in his first year at his alma mater. It has a chance to get better.

Centennial celebration plans taking shape in Nanty Glo

NANTY GLO – Plans are coming together for a weeklong celebration this summer to mark the 100th anniversary of Nanty Glo's incorporation as a borough.

Sports Connections | 'Right stuff' made Smear a Johnstown legend, standout at Penn State and in CFL

John Lux, Steve Smear's friend and teammate on parochial football and basketball teams at St. Andrew School outside Ferndale, said Smear could have found ...

Sports Connections | Johnstown's Ham, a 'good worker,' was a star with Penn State, Steelers

The legend of Jack Ham is well known across his native Johnstown. He was a college football all-American and helped Penn State earn the nickname ...

'Predator priests': 50-plus Altoona-Johnstown Catholic leaders involved in widespread sexual abuse

Allegations of rape, abuse and cover ups are nothing new for the Roman Catholic Diocese of Altoona-Johnstown.

1 killed, 1 hospitalized after Buffalo Mills fire | News

One person died in a house fire in Bedford County on Thursday.

Penn State football | McSorley set for final game at Beaver Stadium

When No. 12 Penn State (8-3, 5-3 Big Ten) hosts Maryland (5-6, 3-5) at 3:30 p.m. Saturday at Beaver Stadium, Trace McSorley and the other Penn State seniors ...

Vision 2018 | Richland facility 'a destination site for outpatient care'

The now-open $70 million Conemaugh East Hills outpatient facility along Scalp Avenue represents the future of health care in Greater Johnstown, leaders say.

Local schools invited to "Paint the Plow"  WTAJ -

As the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) prepares for winter, they invite schools in Bedford, Blair, Cambria, Fulton, Huntingdon, and ...

Pitt football | Homecoming for Gattuso, Albany coaching staff against Pickett, Panthers

A year after Pitt needed overtime to beat Youngstown State, the Panthers will face another FCS team to open the season as the Albany Great Danes take the ...

Three decades later, Altoona–Johnstown diocese doesn't object to the release of information in abuse cases

After the passage of three decades – and the release of a scathing report by the Pennsylvania Office of Attorney General that provided details about an alleged ...

Area schools delayed or closed Friday for frigid temperatures

Frigid temperatures prompted a number of area school districts to cancel classes or plan a delayed start Friday.

Two Franciscan friars plead guilty to endangering children in Pennsylvania  Catholic News Agency

Two Franciscan friars who served as superiors of their community in Pennsylvania have pled guilty to charges of endangering children, for allowing a friar ...

A new Catholic clergy sex-abuse scandal comes into the spotlight  Washington Post

Like many longtime reporters, I celebrated the Oscar victory for “Spotlight” and the fearless journalism that exposed the Catholic Church's clergy sex abuse ...

Friars charged in abuse case take pleas | News, Sports, Jobs  Altoona Mirror

HOLLIDAYSBURG — Two Franciscan friars accused of failing to protect children from sexual abuse by a suspected child predator rendered no contest pleas ...

Educate yourself and other women about the signs of deadly ovarian cancer: Molly Callahan (Opinion)

Identifying a screening test and cure for ovarian cancer proceeds slowly so be vigilant and speak up about warning signs even if it makes you uncomfortable.

Friars plead guilty, get probation | News, Sports, Jobs  Altoona Mirror

HOLLIDAYSBURG -- Two Franciscan friars entered no contest pleas on Friday in Blair County court to a first degree misdemeanor charge of endangering the ...

Clark's Corner Store has 'different vibe' after demolition of middle school

The impact felt from the demolition of the former Westmont Hilltop Middle School goes beyond its students and staff.

Caddies a key part of Sunnehanna Amateur Tournament for Champions

Carrying golf bags and handling golf clubs are the most visible aspects of a caddy's duties, but there is much more to the position as it plays a vital role.

Grand jury report details abuse allegations against 19 York County priests  York Dispatch

Nineteen men named in a grand jury report on sex abuse allegations throughout six Catholic dioceses in Pennsylvania were assigned to churches in York ...

Students helping less fortunate students  WTAJ

Johnstown, Cambria County, Pa. - The halls are quiet and the classrooms empty, but not for much longer. The school year is just around the corner for students ...

Sports Connections | 'Taylor Made' revives boxing tradition in Johnstown

Andres Taylor is an example that it's never too late to accomplish great things.

AG's child abuse investigation continues, one year after scathing report on Altoona-Johnstown Diocese

For decades, the Roman Catholic Diocese of Altoona-Johnstown allegedly perpetrated a coverup to protect priests accused of sexually assaulting children.

Ghosts of Johnstown: Kenneth Simington | News

Ghosts of Johnstown” is a regular series of The Tribune-Democrat produced in conjunction with local law enforcement to profile those suspected of crimes who ...

Hanson returning to Johnstown for SlapShot Cup | Sports

The seventh annual SlapShot Cup hockey tournament will welcome a record number of teams and 400 players to this year's Halloween weekend event.

Former Johnstown City Manager Carlos Gunby enters ARD program

A former Johnstown city manager, accused of taking more than $14000 from the city, will be under court supervision for the next 12 months after entering a ...

Sports Connections | Hall, Roberge, Head, Kent are Johnstown hockey legends

The jersey numbers 7, 8, 9 and 11 hang from the rafters at historic Cambria County War Memorial Arena above the ice where the men who made history wearing ...

Michele Bender | Fun seekers flocked to local parks in '60s

I measured 5 feet, 8 inches tall in the fourth grade. Height didn't matter in the summer at the drive-in, but ticket sellers at downtown theaters (the State, Cambria, ...

Kopriva sets trial dates for friars | News, Sports, Jobs  Altoona Mirror

HOLLIDAYSBURG — A Blair County jury trial for two Franciscan friars facing child endangerment and criminal conspiracy charges is now scheduled for May 29 ...

Priest placed on leave following complaint | News

During the past week, Bishop Mark Bartchak of the Altoona-Johnstown Roman Catholic Diocese received a complaint alleging behavior inconsistent with church ...

Charges dropped against 1 friar in child sex abuse case  WJAC Johnstown

HOLLIDAYSBURG - A Blair County judge dismissed charges this week against a Franciscan friar accused of endangering children, disappointing victim ...

Child dies after being struck by car in Dale Borough

A 3-year-old boy was killed Friday afternoon in a vehicle-pedestrian crash in Dale Borough, authorities said.

Dad convicted in son's death wants new trial

An East Taylor Township man convicted in 2013 for the DUI crash that killed his son appeared in court Monday afternoon seeking a new trial.

Border Brawl all-star wrestling match returning to Pitt-Johnstown

Some of the best high school senior wrestlers from Pennsylvania, Maryland and West Virginia will again compete for charity at the University of Pittsburgh at ...

Friars attempt to get charges tossed | News, Sports, Jobs  Altoona Mirror

HOLLIDAYSBURG — Attorneys for three Franciscan friars tried Wednesday to convince a Blair County judge that prosecutors have no case to support the ...

Police: Man who found Kernville family dead also stole and sold gun from their home

The Johnstown man who discovered the bodies of a couple and their infant daughter in December has been charged with stealing and selling a gun from the ...

'I paid for my son to be with a pedophile': Ohio mother speaks out about son's abuse, suicide

Luke Bradesku received a common assignment in his ninth-grade English class at John F. Kennedy Catholic School in Warren, Ohio: keep a journal.

World War II hero from Cambria County gets the 'ultimate tribute' at airport

A replica aircraft to honor an area native who was the Army Air Corps' first flying ace of World War II now is a permanent fixture at the John Murtha.

Whistleblower Hoatson: Local child abuse 'secret' protected by culture, 'dome' of faith

Worshipers have celebrated and mourned together, lived lives of virtue, served their communities, and raised their children in the faith – all within the framework ...

Blair County attorney announces new civil lawsuits against suspended priest

Civil lawsuits have been filed in Blair County against a priest who was identified as an alleged sexual predator in a report issued by the Pennsylvania Office of ...

Engagement: Lisa Ewing and Jared Kubinsky | Announcements  Indiana Gazette

Lisa Ewing and Jared Kubinsky, both of Pittsburgh, have announced their engagement.

3 Franciscan friars arraigned in child endangerment case  Allentown Morning Call

Three Franciscan friars charged with allowing a suspected sexual predator to hold jobs where he molested more than 100 children in Pennsylvania are set to ...

Youngstown diocese joins $8 million payout to 88 former Pa. students molested by Franciscan friar  The Plain Dealer -

The students said they were abused by Brother Stephen Baker, who worked at the school, 60 miles east of Pittsburgh, from 1992 to 2001.

As Pennsylvania Confronts Clergy Sex Abuse, Victims and Lawmakers Act  New York Times

LORETTO, Pa. — By the age of 12, Maureen Powers, the daughter of a professor at the local Roman Catholic university, played the organ in the magnificent ...

Where does SFU stand in the Altoona-Johnstown Diocese Sex Abuse Scandal?  Troubadour

Three Franciscan friars have been charged in connection to the child abuse case in the Altoona-Johnstown Diocese. On March 15, three Third Order Regular ...

Noteworthy Connections | Johnstown native O'Donnell photographed U.S. presidents, aftermath of Japan bombings

Joseph O'Donnell watched many of the world's greatest leaders, and saw the aftermath of one of its darkest moments, through the lens of his camera.

Law officers, clergy forged ties stymieing prosecutions

JOHNSTOWN, Pa. - In January, a deputy attorney general and two agents walked into a judge's chambers here with questions. They wanted to discuss a ...

Former Blacklick Valley football standout among three teens charged in Indiana County homicides

Homicide charges are being filed against three teens after the bodies of a man and woman were found inside a Cherryhill Township home, Indiana County ...

Noteworthy Connections | Actor Bronson born in Ehrenfeld, worked in coal before heading to Hollywood

Charles Bronson found fame as a tough guy and vigilante in films such as "The Magnificent Seven," "The Dirty Dozen" and "Death Wish."

Noteworthy Connections | Former 'SNL' writer and actor Kazurinsky got his start in Johnstown, at Tribune-Democrat

After graduating from Greater Johnstown High School in 1967, Tim Kazurinsky studied journalism at the University of Pittsburgh at Johnstown and spent time ...

Witness: 3 Religious Leaders Enabled Friar To Be Predator  CBS Local

HOLLIDAYSBURG, Pa. (AP) – Records from a Franciscan religious order show three former leaders knew a friar had been accused of child sex abuse before he ...

Martinsburg teen sentenced to 60 years in state prison in Bedford murder

One of two teens charged with the 2015 murder of a Roaring Spring woman was sentenced to spend the next 60 years in state prison Tuesday afternoon.

Teen wants to plead guilty but mentally ill in Franklin Regional school stabbings

A teen who slashed and stabbed 20 fellow high school students and a security guard at a Westmoreland County school wants to plead guilty but mentally ill.

Doc: Artrell Hawkins was acquitted, but still pays price

Paul Daugherty writes: It's a moral and legal line we walk now, with cases such as Artrell Hawkins'.

Editorial | Keep level heads when negotiating Jehovah's Witnesses contract

The Cambria County War Memorial Arena has ended its current fiscal year about $18000 in the black.

Ehrenfeld coal waste removal project begins; Officials expect payout to benefit region, state

A cleanup project was celebrated Thursday as a victory for the region's landscape, waterways and economic development efforts, while serving as a pilot project ...

Waiting for justice: Child sex abuse victims push for changing statute of limitations

Hundreds of adults who were sexually abused as children by priests in Philadelphia and the Altoona-Johnstown Diocese will be watching the House this week ...

WATCH VIDEO | State police shoot out windshield to apprehend suspect in Somerset County

A suburban Pittsburgh man was injured by flying glass early Tuesday after a state police trooper fired a round through his windshield as he drove toward police.

Three Franciscan priests ordered to stand trial in sex abuse case  Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

HOLLIDAYSBURG, Pa. — Hours of testimony and legal jousting led to a quick conclusion Wednesday afternoon when a judge ordered three Franciscan priests ...

Settlement Reached in PA Homosexual Brother Abuse Case  Church Militant

by Church Militant • • September 14, 2016 5 Comments. Br. Stephen Baker allegedly molested over 100 young boys. You are not signed in ...

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