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Countdown to Kickoff: 33 days until Penn State football  247Sports

Penn State football is preparing for its 2019 season, which kicks off Aug. 31 in Beaver Stadium against Idaho. The Nittany Lions look to improve upon a nine-win ...



Ex-coach, focus of wrestling recruiting sanctions, accuses Bishop McCort of football violations  TribDem.com

A former Bishop McCort Catholic junior high wrestling coach has submitted a two-page letter to the PIAA District 6 Committee with “new allegations” against the ...



Countdown to Kickoff: 32 days until Penn State football  247Sports

Penn State football is preparing for its 2019 season, which kicks off Aug. 31 in Beaver Stadium against Idaho. The Nittany Lions look to improve upon a nine-win ...



Countdown to Kickoff: 31 days until Penn State football  247Sports

Things are about to get real for the Penn State football program (and its fans). Preseason camp begins Friday and the 2019 opener vs. Idaho at Beaver Stadium ...



Countdown to Kickoff: 24 days until Penn State football  247Sports

Penn State football is preparing for its 2019 season, which kicks off Aug. 31 in Beaver Stadium against Idaho. The Nittany Lions look to improve upon a nine-win ...



Countdown to Kickoff: 26 days until Penn State football  247Sports

Penn State football is preparing for its 2019 season, which kicks off Aug. 31 in Beaver Stadium against Idaho. The Nittany Lions look to improve upon a nine-win ...



A City Imperiled: Johnstown's River Walls at Risk of Failure  U.S. News & World Report

JOHNSTOWN, Pa. (AP) — Rusted beams, overgrown tree branches and shrubs accompanied by excessive amounts of moss show the signs of age and ...



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 ...



WATCH VIDEO | Johnstown native joins abuse victims at Vatican to address gathering of church leaders  TribDem.com

Shaun Dougherty grew up in a traditional Catholic family, a normal child who few would ever imagine would one day address – and possibly chastise – some of ...



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.



Editorial | Laurels and barbs | Editorials  TribDem.com

Johnstown native and Bishop McCort High School graduate Andrew Hawkins has joined the NFL Network, where he will host *content* on NFL Media's digital and ...



Athlete of the Week: Abigail Miller | Sports  Daily American Online

Abigail Miller is taking her skills and experience in competitive acrobatics to the collegiate level next year: The senior cheerleader at Bishop McCort Catholic ...



'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 ...



Four local girls finish third in nation for invention conference  WTAJ - www.wearecentralpa.com

JOHNSTOWN, CAMBRIA COUNTY, Pa. (WTAJ) –Four girls from Bishop McCort High School took third place in the Technology Student Association National ...



Cambria County's Baker case sparked investigations into child sexual abuse across state  tribdem.com

Th Cambria County inquest provided the impetus for the AG's office to conduct an investigation into six other dioceses: Allentown, Scranton, Erie, Pittsburgh, ...



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 ...



Former Geistown mayor seeks county commissioner position  TribDem.com

A former mayor and councilmember of Geistown Borough has announced he will campaign for Cambria County commissioner as a Republican in the spring ...



History at the Point: Stadium has been site of important events  Daily American Online

By July 1927, Babe Ruth had become a national icon — the most famous and recognizable athlete in the world who belted homers at a rate never seen before ...



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 ...



Coach of the Year Bradley capped memorable week on Pens' alumni bench  tribdem.com

Bishop McCort Catholic High School hockey coach John Bradley was named the Pennsylvania Interscholastic Hockey League Class A Coach of the Year on ...



'How did I miss it?': Family of Baker victim, in mourning for a son and brother, applauds efforts to identify child abusers  tribdem.com

For about an hour on Tuesday, Cindy Leech sat on a stage inside the Pennsylvania State Capitol, holding a framed picture of her son, Corey Leech, with his ...



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.



PIAA basketball | Britt reaches milestone, Greater Johnstown surges past Indiana  tribdem.com

Greater Johnstown had trailed Indiana by as many as 12 points in the first half of a PIAA Class AAAA boys basketball playoff on Friday night.



Two local squads win national cheerleading competitions  tribdem.com

Two local cheerleading squads took top honors in national competition in Florida on Sunday.



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, ...



Shapiro addresses Pennsylvania child sex abuse case with feds, U.S. AG Barr  TribDem.com

When Pennsylvania Attorney General Josh Shapiro talked with U.S. Attorney General William Barr recently at the White House, he brought up only one subject ...



After decades of fighting against church abuse cover-up, attorney sees progress  tribdem.com

Long before the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Los Angeles reached a more than $600 million settlement with victims of child sexual abuse, before a ...



Chatman's bucket boosts Greater Johnstown past Tyrone | Sports | tribdem.com  TribDem.com

The Greater Johnstown basketball team has spent an entire season trying to make its way back to the District 6 Class AAAA title game.



Andrew Hawkins to join NFL Network | Sports | tribdem.com  TribDem.com

Throughout his National Football League career both on and off the field, Johnstown's Andrew Hawkins used whatever tools or tactics he could to overcome ...



Bellefonte ends GJHS' baseball campaign | Sports | tribdem.com  TribDem.com

The Bellefonte Red Raiders punched their ticket to the District 6 Class AAAA baseball championship game on Friday, taking care of Greater Johnstown in 11-1 ...



WATCH VIDEO | Dougherty's 'pilgrimage' to Rome: Johnstown native recounts Vatican summit experience, musical moment of clarity  tribdem.com

A street musician sat atop an amp, playing a Fender Stratocaster, as people strolled along a cobblestone walkway by the Tiber river.



PNG Park hosts Americana act | News | tribdem.com  TribDem.com

The National Reserve, a nationally touring Americana act, with special guest Felix & the Hurricanes, will perform as part of the Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield ...



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 ...



The 'miracle journey' of Owen Sheridan | Ourtownjohnstown  Daily American Online

Five years ago former Upper Yoder Township residents Jen and Kevin Sheridan walked into the maternity unit not knowing what their future held.



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 ...



Diocese education director, former McCort principal retiring  TribDem.com

A longtime Diocese of Altoona-Johnstown educator will wrap up her career in June.



Report: Catholic Church's lobbying at $5.3M  TribDem.com

A new report shows that the Catholic Church has spent more money lobbying against statute of limitations reform in Pennsylvania than any of seven other ...



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 | 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.



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 ...



Conemaugh child psychiatrist helps kids cope  TribDem.com

Dr. Madhavi Kandel has felt drawn to helping children her whole life.



Richland home may be total loss after Thanksgiving blaze  TribDem.com

A Richland Township home may be a total loss following a fire Thursday night on the 200 block of Bertmin Street.



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.



Mayor Janakovic announces re-election bid | Ourtownjohnstown  Daily American Online

Frank Janakovic has declared his intention to run for re-election for mayor of Johnstown.



Team of the Week photo: Blessed Sacrament boys basketball  GoErie.com

The Blessed Sacrament boys basketball team won the school's third CYO State championship March 17 in Johnstown. Blessed Sacrament clinched the state ...



Johnstown's Andrew Hawkins announces his retirement after 6 NFL seasons  TribDem.com

Johnstown native Andrew Hawkins announced his retirement from the NFL on Tuesday afternoon, ending a six-year career that included stops with the ...



Greater Johnstown/Cambria County Business Hall of Fame admits five  tribdem.com

The late founders of one of the nation's oldest Subaru dealerships are two of five Johnstown-area business leaders who will enter the Greater ...



State agencies turn attention toward spotting human trafficking victims  TribDem.com

HARRISBURG – The Department of Transportation is training workers to identify potential victims of human trafficking to help rescue them as criminals move ...



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 ...



Family blames man's death on 'private torment' from sexual abuse suffered as a child  TribDem.com

Corey Leech was a brother, athlete and nurse. But, as the young man lived all those rewarding roles, he also battled demons, self-medicating himself as he tried ...



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 ...



Child advocacy center director urges parents to trust instincts, talk with their children  tribdem.com

Following the release of a grand jury report detailing child sexual abuse within six Catholic dioceses statewide earlier this month and an ongoing case against a ...



Coney Island - Sold | Multimedia  TribDem.com

When Coney Island Lunch closed in July, it sent a shock wave across the Johnstown community. On Friday, nearly one year later, Randy Clark, owner of Miller's ...



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 ...



Nurse-Family Partnership | Multimedia  tribdem.com

Morgan Hittie of Somerset wants to be the best mom she can be for her 2-month-old daughter Audriella. The 19-year-old is getting expert help through the ...



Local Author Tony Urban promotes latest book | Lifestyle  Daily American Online

Local author Tony Urban will host a book signing event at Pages & Light, 314 Georgian Place, Somerset, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday. Copies of Tony's latest ...



Tribute to Women | Features | tribdem.com  tribdem.com

YWCA Greater Johnstown will honor nine area women during an awards ceremony on May 18 at the Frank J. Pasquerilla Conference Center, 301 Napoleon St.



Ramblers taking talents to next level | Sports  Daily American Online

Five Windber Area High School seniors signed letters of intent Tuesday to pursue new challenges in athletics and academics at western Pennsylvania ...



Moot returns to his college golf roots | Sports | tribdem.com  TribDem.com

Matt Moot is returning to his college golf roots as an assistant coach with the NCAA Division I Campbell University Fighting Camels.



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 ...



Mike Mastovich | Steve Carlson savors Johnstown homecoming, time with grandkids  tribdem.com

One of the Hanson Brothers is right back where he started – in Johnstown. But this summer, Steve Carlson plans to spend more time at youth baseball fields or ...



'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.



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.



'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.



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 ...



District judge candidates tout their experience  TribDem.com

Both candidates in the race for suburban Johnstown's district judge say their experience makes the difference.



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 ...



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.



Steelers hire Johnstown's Tom Bradley as defensive backs coach  tribdem.com

The Pittsburgh Steelers announced on Thursday the team has hired Johnstown native Tom Bradley as defensive backs coach.



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 ...



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 ...



Franciscan friars should not face charges in sex abuse case, attorneys say  tribdem.com

Attorneys for three Franciscan friars accused of failing to properly supervise suspected serial child sexual abuser Brother Stephen Baker presented reasons on ...



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.



WATCH VIDEO | Wiffle Ball Bonanza: Creating a community, fighting Type 1 diabetes  tribdem.com

For 11 years, Zach Freeman has turned a sleepy Saturday afternoon activity in Westmoreland County into a full-fledged event, and one that helps in the battle 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 ...



Blair County judge drops charges against one friar in sex abuse case  tribdem.com

Charges have been dropped against one of three Franciscan friars accused of failing to properly supervise suspected serial child sexual abuser Brother ...



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 ...



Two Franciscan Friars Plead Guilty to Endangering Children in Pennsylvania  National Catholic Register

ALTOONA, Pa. — Two Franciscan friars who served as superiors of their community in Pennsylvania have pleaded guilty to charges of endangering children, ...



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 ...



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 ...



Can justice heal scars of sexual abuse by a priest?  PennLive.com

It is painful to read that a state grand jury is poised to deliver "the worst report ever" on child abuse in the Catholic Church in six dioceses, including Harrisburg.



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 ...



Raising the barre: Johnstown Concert Ballet launches $1M fundraising campaign for building  TribDem.com

Johnstown Concert Ballet is dancing all the way into its next project.



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.



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 ...



'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 ...



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.



Bishop's home nears sale, some money to abused  Daily Local News

ALTOONA, Pa. (AP) — A spokesman for the Roman Catholic Diocese of Altoona-Johnstown says the sale of the bishop's home is pending and that money from ...



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'.



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 ...



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 ...



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.



Cresson native Josh Gallagher moving on to next round with new 'Voice' coach  TribDem.com

Cresson-area residents came together Monday night at the Sankertown VFW in Cresson for a "watch party" in support of area native Josh Gallagher as he once ...



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 ...



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.



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 ...



College golf job blog: News from around the coaching community  Golfweek

Interested in which college-golf coaching jobs are open around the country? Get the latest updates on this page. If you have information to share on this page, ...



Former Toronto mayor Rob Ford dies after fighting cancer  TribDem.com

TORONTO – Rob Ford, the pugnacious, populist former mayor of Toronto whose career crashed in a drug-driven, obscenity-laced debacle, died Tuesday after ...



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