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Humane Society of Cambria County names new executive director

November 16, 2017 by WJAC Johnstown

WJAC JohnstownJOHNSTOWN - The Board of Directors of the Humane Society of Cambria County have named Jessica Vamos its new executive director. The board appointed the Johnstown native in a unanimous vote at its meeting Monday night ... Vamos is a graduate of Bishop ...

Recruiting lands Bishop McCort wrestling, athletic program on probation

November 9, 2017 by WJAC Johnstown

Fleming said Thursday that a junior high coach, Allen Andrews, had contact with a youth wrestler. He will serve a one-year ban away from the program. The process started when two local District 6 schools brought allegations against Bishop McCort.

No. 13 Josiah Jones Picks Oklahoma

November 6, 2017 by PA Power Wrestling (press release) (blog)

PA Power Wrestling (press release) (blog)At Bishop McCort in Johnstown, he's had Anthony Walters – another two-time state finalist who has committed to Drexel. Carnell Andrews, a third Crimson Crusher senior, has committed to Bucknell. Jones has suffered two major knee injuries during his ...

Westmont Hilltop Ready for McCort Rematch

November 6, 2017 by WTAJ

WTAJJOHNSTOWN, Pa. - While volleyball and soccer get started Tuesday, high school football games kick off Thursday. But Westmont Hilltop will have to wait until Saturday to play. The Hilltoppers pulled a big upset last weekend, beating previously ...

Judge nixes abuse oversight charges against 1 of 3 friars

October 25, 2017 by Herald-Mail Media

(AP) — A judge has dismissed charges against one of three friars accused of improperly supervising a Franciscan brother accused of molesting more than 100 children, most at a Pennsylvania high school. The judge found that 74-year-old Anthony "Giles ...

Charges dropped against 1 friar in child sex abuse case

October 25, 2017 by WJAC Johnstown

WJAC JohnstownVenditti said he would like to see the Diocese shut down Bishop McCort High School. "It's a constant reminder to the victims and the victims' families that something very, very horrible happened to their children at that school," he said. Venditti said ...

Judge Dismisses Charges Against Friar Accused of Sex Abuse Cover-Up

October 24, 2017 by NBC 10 Philadelphia

NBC 10 PhiladelphiaSchinelli was the first of three friars who either supervised or assigned duties to Brother Stephen Baker when he served at Johnstown's Bishop McCort Catholic High School in the 1990s. The Altoona Mirror reported that charges against two other friars ...

Charges against friar dismissed

October 24, 2017 by WTAJ

WTAJJohnstown, Cambria County Pa. - Elsewhere, the charges against a friar accused of failing to supervise a suspected child predator at a Johnstown Catholic school have been dismissed. According to the Altoona Mirror, a judge dismissed the child ...

Mueller named funeral director, supervisor

October 7, 2017 by

TribDem.comAlexis Mueller has been promoted to funeral director and supervisor of operations at Frank Duca Funeral Home, East Hills Chapel and Crematory, 404 Walters Ave., Johnstown. Mueller is a 2010 graduate of Bishop McCort High School and received a ...

Sister Mary Cordia Grimes, CSJ

August 24, 2017 by

She taught at Bishop McCort High School, Johnstown (1943-51, 1971-75), Bishop Guilfoyle High School, Altoona (1952-57), and Greensburg Catholic High School, Greensburg (1975-77). She also served as principal at Annunciation High School, North Side ...

Two-A-Days: Bishop McCort

August 16, 2017 by WJAC Johnstown

WJAC JohnstownBishop Guilfoyle remains the perennial Pennsylvania high school football powerhouse, winners of three straight state championships and 47 straight games. ... For Bishop McCort the upcoming season will be about taking another step forward. ... Brian ...

Bishop McCort cleanup continues after flooding caused nearly $1M in damage

June 27, 2017 by WJAC Johnstown

WJAC JohnstownMark Pasquerilla, chairman of the school's board of trustees, said authorities plan to have everything back and ready to go well before school starts again in the fall. Some alumni are planning a fundraiser for the music department with a spaghetti ...

Friars attempt to get charges tossed

June 14, 2017 by Altoona Mirror

Altoona MirrorDye identified Schinelli was the one who created “an endangering situation” when he allowed Baker to take an assignment in 1992 at Bishop McCort High School, Johnstown, even though Schinelli was aware of a prior out-of-state allegation about Baker's ...

2017 NAACP Inclusion and Diversity Summit

May 15, 2017 by WTAJ

WTAJThe students are all 9th-11th graders from nine high schools in the region, including Tyrone, Windber, Greater Johnstown and Bishop McCort. Alan Cashaw is the president of the Johnstown branch of the NAACP, which organizes the summit along with Saint ...

Death of Johnstown man, 31, claims a voice for abuse survivors

May 8, 2017 by Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Pittsburgh Post-GazetteJust over a year ago in a Hollidaysburg courtroom, Corey Leech took the stand and, in a poised and confident voice, testified in excruciating detail how a Franciscan friar began sexually abusing him from his early teens. Mr. Leech gave voice to scores ...

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