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Catholic Youth hoops tournament makes return to Johnstown  TribDem.com

The 2019 Pennsylvania State Catholic Youth Organization (CYO) Boys Grade School Basketball Tournament returns to Johnstown this weekend.



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

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 ...



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 ...



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

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



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

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 ...



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 ...



'I told him to get a new tie and suit because he was going to be on '60 Minutes,'' judge told Shapiro before g  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 ...



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

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  Philly.com

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



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, ...



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 ...



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.



State lawmaker proposes separation of public and private schools for high school sports playoffs  LancasterOnline

STATE COLLEGE — State law has long been an obstacle to separate playoffs for public and private schools in Pennsylvania high school sports.



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

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



Dolores J. Pater, retired Baltimore County teacher, dies  Baltimore Sun

Dolores J. Pater, a retired Baltimore County teacher and gardening enthusiast, died of cancer Thursday at Gilchrist Hospice Care in Towson. The Ellicott City ...



Johnstown family ties strong for Penn State signee Hawkins  TribDem.com

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



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 ...



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

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 ...



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

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 ...



Basketball playoff capsules | District 6 boys | Sports | tribdem.com  TribDem.com

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.



Mueller named funeral director, supervisor | News  TribDem.com

Alexis Mueller has been promoted to funeral director and supervisor of operations at Frank Duca Funeral Home, East Hills Chapel and Crematory, 404 Walters ...



Blessed Sacrament boys win state championship - Sports  GoErie.com

It's the third time in school history that the boys basketball team claimed the state title.



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

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 ...



Local schools invited to "Paint the Plow"  WTAJ - www.wearecentralpa.com

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



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 ...



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

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.



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

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



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 ...



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

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



Caddies a key part of Sunnehanna Amateur Tournament for Champions  TribDem.com

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.



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 ...



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 ...



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 ...



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 ...



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 ...



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

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



Friars seek to bar Baker evidence | News, Sports, Jobs  Altoona Mirror

HOLLIDAYSBURG — Attorneys representing two Franciscan friars facing child endangerment and criminal conspiracy charges have asked Blair County Court to ...



Engagement: Lisa Ewing and Jared Kubinsky | Announcements  Indiana Gazette

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



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 ...



Blair County attorney announces new civil lawsuits against suspended priest  TribDem.com

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 ...



Ex-student details abuse at hearing for 3 Franciscan friars charged with child endangerment in Pa.  Allentown Morning Call

A former student who says he was sexually abused at a Pennsylvania high school is testifying at a hearing for three Franciscan friars charged with allowing a ...



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

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 ...



Settlement Reached in PA Homosexual Brother Abuse Case  Church Militant

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



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

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



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 ...



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 ...



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

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 ...



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 ...



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

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



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 ...



Ovarian cancer's subtle signals: No reliable screening for deadly disease  TribDem.com

Ovarian cancer is remains relatively rare in the United States, but it continues to be one of the most deadly cancers.



'Confidential archives': Experts divided on impact of Canon Law in Diocese of Altoona–Johnstown child sexual abuse scandal  TribDem.com

The Pennsylvania Office of Attorney General knew the Code of Canon Law required the Roman Catholic Diocese of Altoona–Johnstown to keep a “secret ...



Monk, friar, priest: What is the difference?  PennLive.com

Did the news of criminal charges brought on three members of a religious order in Blair County have you wondering what the difference between a priest, monk ...



The Latest: Lawyer denies charge that friar endangered kids | US News  U.S. News & World Report

HOLLIDAYSBURG, Pa. (AP) — The Latest on a hearing to decide whether three Franciscan friars should stand trial on child endangerment and other charges ...



Diocese, attorney reveal abuse plan | News, Sports, Jobs  Altoona Mirror

The Catholic Diocese of Altoona-Johnstown and the U.S. Attorney's Office revealed a series of broad reforms Monday, aimed at preventing child sex abuse and.



Doc: Artrell Hawkins was acquitted, but still pays price  Cincinnati.com

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



Cambria County judge among senior officials who ignored reports of sex abuse in Altoona diocese  PennLive.com

Cambria County Judge David Tulowitzki, and former assistant district attorneys from Blair and Centre counties, were provided details of clergy sex abuse back in ...



Penn Relays: McElroy, 1984 Women's DMR Earn Wall of Fame Induction  Villanova University Official Athletic Site

April 17, 2017 Penn Relays Official ReleasePHILADELPHIA, Pa.--A new class of inductees to the Penn Relays Wall of Fame was announced on Monday ...



Penn State's Steve Smear and Tom Shuman among 12 hall of fame inductees Oct. 19  PennLive.com

The Capital Area chapter is this year's host for the state sports hall of fame ceremony. It will take place at the Holiday Inn East in Harrisburg.



Mother: My son was abused by Brother Baker  Youngstown Vindicator

By Ed Runyan · runyan@vindy.com. AUSTINTOWN. A Poland woman whose son attended Warren John F. Kennedy High School from 1990 to 1994, and killed ...



Football: Brendan Kent to replace Doug Socha as Oxbridge's coach; Pat Hollern is new AD  Palm Beach Post

Oxbridge Academy moved swiftly to name a new football coach and athletic director. Less than a week after CEO Robert Parsons was dismissed and the ...



Cruz: Marrone trying to get Syracuse football program better fast  The Post-Standard - Syracuse.com

Syracuse, NY -- Syracuse University head football coach Doug Marrone is bringing in two college seniors for the 2010 season as part of his 2009 recruiting class ...



Cross-Country: Meet of Champions winners Petela and Grisbaum along with Rutto headline New Jersey entries at Foot Locker Northeast Regional  NJ.com

Meet of Champions winners Luke Petela of Haddon Twp. and Devon Grisbaum of Ocean City along with Edwin Rutto of St. Benedict's Prep headline New ...



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