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Meeting planned for Route 3011, Franklin Street improvements  WTAJ -

PennDOT will hold an open house and display their plans for proposed improvements along Route 3011 in Johnstown.

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.

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 ...

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 ...

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

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

Storm causing flooding, issues throughout region | Multimedia

Dozens of homes were evacuated around Meyersdale, and a major bridge near Johnstown was closed Sunday as waterways across the region swelled with ...

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 ...

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 ...

Air Force video shows airman's final moments on rescue mission

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Strong start, quick strikes lead undefeated Richland past Westmont Hilltop

Richland scored three first-quarter touchdowns, and the Rams defense held visiting Westmont Hilltop without a first down until the second quarter.

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, ...

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 ...

Police: Two 19-year-old men broke into Windber school

Two 19-year-old men were arrested after allegedly breaking into Windber Area High School on Sunday.

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

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

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 ...

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 ...

'Desperate' search for kidnapped NC teen reaches day 9

Aguilar was outside waiting for her family to take her to school just before 7 a.m. when she was reportedly forced into a vehicle and kidnapped. COUPON DEALS.

Female spotlight athlete of the week | Hope Bidelman

Windber senior Hope Bidelman is the female spotlight athlete of the week for Oct. 16, 2018.

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 ...

Tax claim bureau preparing for annual judicial sale

The Cambria County Tax Claim Bureau's annual judicial sale will include nearly 75 properties across 20 municipalities, including 28 in the city of Johnstown.

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 ...

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.

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.

Girls High School Basketball Preview: Thomas hoping to lead McCort to new heights

The 2015-16 season ended a bit sooner than Bishop McCort's Haley Thomas had hoped that it would.

Dunkin' Donuts will celebrate new restaurant | News

Dunkin' Donuts will host a grand opening celebration for its newest restaurant in Somerset at 915 N. Center Ave. from 8 a.m. to noon Saturday.

Male spotlight athlete of the week | Adam Cecere

Name: Adam Cecere. School: Forest Hills. Age: 17. Grade: 12. Sports: Football, basketball, baseball. Parents: Ralph and Carol Cecere, of Adams Township.

Student creates new logo design for Unity Coalition

A new symbol – with a message of “trust in unity” – encapsulates the spirit of the Unity Coalition of the Southern Alleghenies.

Bill aimed at taking guns from abusers heads to governor

A measure to force people in Pennsylvania with a domestic violence ruling against them to more quickly surrender their guns is about to become law.

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 ...

VIDEO: Pa. holder improvises his way to insane TD pass after blocked field goal  USA TODAY High School Sports

Just about 99.99…% of the time, a field goal block is a good thing for the defense. Bishop McCort (Johnstown, Pa.) holder – and, as you will see, quarterback ...

Pitt men's basketball | Buzz, optimism surround Panthers in 2018-19

Pitt basketball will open the 2018-2019 regular season Tuesday night against the Youngstown State Penguins. There's excitement and optimism about the team ...

Grand Halle's history event to feature food, tea, music

Bygone Pleasures, an Afternoon Tea at The Grand Halle will be held at 3 p.m. May 6 at The Grand Halle on Broad Street, 306 Broad St. in the Cambria.

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 ...

Bishop McCort, Altoona athletes sign scholarships  WJAC Johnstown

JOHNSTOWN - Wednesday was signing day at Bishop McCort High School.Two runners who make up the Lady Crushers' 4x100 meter relay team competing in ...

Capel's debut as Pitt basketball coach comes in 'important' exhibition against UPJ

The Pitt Panthers men's basketball team will take on the Pitt-Johnstown Mountain Cats in an exhibition game Thursday night at the Petersen Events Center in ...

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 ...

'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.

Administrators to discuss 'inequity' in PIAA  Indiana Gazette

Amid plans by more than 200 school administrators to discuss changes in state high school playoffs, the Pennsylvania Interscholastic Athletic Association's ...

Charges filed in DUI crash that injured 5 | News

A Johnstown man was charged in connection with an August head-on DUI crash that injured five people in Richland Township.

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

Pitt football | Panthers hold off Georgia Tech | Pennsylvania |

Running back Qadree Ollison rushed for 91 yards and scored two touchdowns as Pitt defeated Georgia Tech 24-19 at Heinz Field on Saturday afternoon in their ...

WATCH VIDEO | Trump predicts 'surprise' election victory for GOP in Minnesota rally

President Donald Trump praised 1st Congressional District candidate Jim Hagedorn and cautioned Minnesotans against voting for Democrats during an ...

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.

Official: 14 inches of rain over 5 days in Susquehanna region

The Susquehanna River is expected to crest Thursday morning along the West Branch and later in the day on the North Branch, but water levels should stay low ...

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 ...

WATCH: Kane announces charges against 3 Franciscan religious leaders  Allentown Morning Call

Watch the full press conference in which Pennsylvania Attorney General Kathleen Kane announces charges against three Franciscan religious leaders who ...

Loaded with talent: AmeriServ Senior Hoops Showcase rosters boast top players in region

The rosters for the 10th annual AmeriServ Senior Hoops Showcase include a diverse group of talented boys and girls basketball standouts from The ...

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.

PHOTO GALLERY | Washington holds off Richland in AAA boys clash

The past week has provided valuable experience to the Richland High School boys' all-underclassman starting lineup. The District 6 runner-up Rams took a few ...

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 ...

Defensive-minded Hornets shut down Bishop Carroll offense

Defense has always been a vital component for the Bishop Carroll girls basketball team.

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 ...

Bedford football preview | Bedford big on numbers, short on experience

Coach Kevin Steele's young Bedford squad will get a strong test right away with a Saturday opener at three-time defending state Class A champion Bishop ...

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 ...

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 ...

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.

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.

Central Park events planned for the holidays | News

The sights and sounds of Christmas will be in full effect in downtown Johnstown's Central Park beginning this weekend.

Moot returns to his college golf roots | Sports

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

IUP brass quintet to perform as part of city concert series

HoodleBug Brass, the brass quintet-in-residence at Indiana University of Pennsylvania, will perform as part of the Johnstown Concert Series at 7:30 p.m. ...

'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.

Cambria ranks low on list of healthiest Pennsylvania counties

Barely a week after a new center opened to begin research toward solutions for health issues plaguing the region, a new national report illustrates the need for ...

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 ...

Johnstown shooting trial begins: Witness says accused talked of killing victim

A jury trial began Tuesday for the case against a Pittsburgh man charged in a 2013 fatal shooting in downtown Johnstown.

Blacklick Valley savors PNC Park experience (with video)

Neither an hour-long rain delay nor an eight-run setback could dampen the mood of the Blacklick Valley High School baseball team on Friday evening at PNC ...

Johnstown man arrested for shooting at Hornerstown bar

A Johnstown man faces multiple charges in relation to a shooting outside Club House bar on Ash Street in the Hornerstown section of the city.

Jail project: Cambria County aggressively seeking new home for records

Cambria County officials continue to aggressively seek another space for public records to allow for the development of a microbrewery, restaurant and coffee ...

Geistown Borough, Richland fire department to hold first Fall 'in Baconfest

Geistown will bring home the bacon when the borough holds its first Fall 'in Baconfest on Friday and Saturday.

Woman threatened biker, police say | News

A Nanty Glo woman was jailed Wednesday, accused of sending text messages threatening to injure a man who was riding a motorcycle, authorities said.

Windber honors past, looks to future with turf field, new stadium

After 67 years, historic Windber Stadium has been modernized and now is ahead of the curve of most facilities in the area. Nearly 1500 people attended the ...

Cambria County officials back expansion of passenger rail service

Two months after Cambria County's president commissioner and other local officials testified before the Pennsylvania House Transportation Committee about ...

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 ...

Joseph J. Shumock, a former football coach at Abington High School, 86

Joseph J. Shumock, 86, of Dresher, a former football coach at Abington High School, died Thursday, Dec. 15, of congestive heart failure.

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 ...

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 ...

Quinn, Windber run into the history books on special night

Windber running back Evan Quinn didn't like how an historic Friday night was unfolding during the first game at the rebuilt Windber Stadium.

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 ...

Death of teen runaway under investigation | News

Investigators said Angelo Toliver, 16, likely died of an overdose inside a Hudson Street home, but they are describing the incident as “suspicious."

Ohio Street Lounge celebrates 35th anniversary | News

The Ohio Street Lounge is celebrating its 35th anniversary starting Sunday with a weeklong bash filled with music, special activities and noteworthy drink and ...

UPJ rallies, edges Millersville in wrestling | Sports

The 11th-ranked Pitt-Johnstown wrestlers fell behind 18-6, but won the final four bouts, including D.J. Sim's technical fall over Zachary Yackenchick at 285 ...

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

Records from a Franciscan religious order show three former leaders knew a friar had been accused of child sex abuse before he was allowed to work at a high ...

Franciscan accused of sex crimes at JFK commits suicide  Youngstown Vindicator

By ED RUNYAN. WARREN. Mike Munno of Cortland said he knew there would be some strange days ahead when he and a fellow Warren ...

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 ...

Clerk in Cambria's Juvenile Probation Office stole more than $100K, investigators say

A Portage woman formerly employed as an account clerk in the Cambria County Juvenile Probation Office has been accused of stealing more than $100000 ...

Mother: My son was abused by Brother Baker  Youngstown Vindicator

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

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 ...

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.

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 ...

Central Cambria's Murin claims second PIAA title, outstanding wrestler award

Max Murin stares down his opponents as soon as they step on the wrestling mat with him.

Lawmaker seeks federal investigation of bishops in Pennsylvania child-sex cover-ups  Tribune-Review

A state legislator and former law enforcement officer is asking the Justice Department and the FBI to start an investigation of child sexual abuse by priests under ...

Bottle Works receives 2 grants, boosting Artists' Green Project funding over $200000

Thanks to being awarded two new $20000 grants, the Bottle Works Ethnic Arts Center now has more than $200000 in place for its Artists' Green Project.

Somerset man faces 301 sex-crime counts, accused of raping girl under 13

A Somerset man was jailed Wednesday on charges that he raped a female juvenile.

Prison looms for former attorney general Kathleen Kane

HARRISBURG -- Instead of putting crooks behind bars, former Attorney General Kathleen Kane could soon be joining them there.

Somerset County solicitor Rullo will run for judge

Somerset County Solicitor Daniel W. Rullo said he plans to run for Judge of the Somerset County Court of Common Pleas upon the retirement of Judge John ...

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 ...

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