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Johnstown couple head to trial in counterfeit scheme

A Johnstown couple will stand trial in Cambria County court, accused of using counterfeit $20 bills to buy food at a downtown sub shop, authorities said. Robert J. Horner, 49, of the 500 block of Naylor Road, was held for court following a preliminary hearing before District Judge Michael Musulin, o


Victims of Pennsylvania pediatrician share similar stories of abuse, lingering emotional impact

Brooke Rush said that for years, she struggled with whether the assault that took place during her visit with Dr. Johnnie "Jack" Barto was normal pediatric activity. She said a nurse, her father and two medical students watched and did not say anything to make her think otherwise.


Hand-drawn creations to ‘mark’ contest

These bookmarks are a great way to tell a story. As part of the 11th annual Children’s Book Festival of Johnstown, The Learning Lamp is holding its bookmark contest that allows children to create bookmarks showing what sparks their imaginations and brings books to life.


Pennsylvania jury clears white cop in fatal shooting of black teen; defense attorney's office struck by bullets

A former Pittsburgh-area white police officer on trial for fatally shooting a black teenager fleeing from a traffic stop was acquitted Friday of murder and manslaughter charges.


Cambria County Commissioners approve tax appeal compromises

EBENSBURG – As property values continue to drop in several areas across Cambria County, officials are working to reach compromises on tax appeals. The Cambria County Commissioners unanimously approved two of those compromises during a regular meeting Thursday, including one for the former Lone Star


Former Pennsylvania Attorney General Kane is disbarred

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) - Former Pennsylvania Attorney General Kathleen Kane is losing her law license, a few months after she began a jail sentence for perjury, obstruction and other counts.


Editorial | Barto’s victims displayed courage, conviction – lawmakers must follow that lead

During a sentencing hearing Monday, then in a press conference on the Cambria County courthouse steps, victims of former Johnstown pediatrician Johnnie Barto stood tall and confronted their abuser before he was sent off to live out his final days behind bars.


U.S. District Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania: Actions Taken on March 15

The U.S. District Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania reported the following activity on March 15 in the suits below:. In Adrian Feliciano against Great Lakes Online Media LLC:


WATCH: Kids and families get an early trout fishing day in Pennsylvania

Loading up a hook with sweet corn was the secret to success Saturday for Liam Williams, 12, and 6-year-old Finnegan Williams at Monocacy Park in Bethlehem. The brothers spent the morning with their grandpa during Pennsylvania's first mentored youth trout fishing day of 2019.


Cresson Lake will hold auditions for musical

Auditions for Cresson Lake Playhouse’s production of the musical “I Love You, You’re Perfect, Now Change” will be held at 6:30 p.m. April 7 and 8 at the Lantzy Rehearsal Hall, 429 S. Center St., Ebensburg.


Chernisky, Smith announce campaign for re-election

EBENSBURG – Cambria County Commissioners Tom Chernisky and William “B.J.” Smith have officially announced their plans to seek re-election in this year’s election. Both Democrat commissioners filed petitions earlier this month to place them on the ballot in the fall, since no one had filed a petition


Junior high volleyball tournament at NS

North Star hosted a Junior High Volleyball Tournament Saturday at Kantner. Teams participating included: Richland, Westmont, Bishop McCort, Penn Cambria, Central Cambria A and B, Windber and North Star.


Great American Auction marks 30th year

Grab your bidding paddles and head on out to the auction. The Community Arts Center of Cambria County will hold its 30th Great American Auction April 12 in the Godhaber-Fend Arts Center, 1217 Menoher Blvd., Westmont.


BORDER BRAWL 2019 | UPJ's Pecora to host free kids clinic Sunday

Pat Pecora has seen and done just about everything in wrestling, from coaching one of the sport’s all-time greats in Carlton Haselrig to guiding national championship teams and individuals, but the hall of fame coach still enjoys helping youngsters learn and grow.


Middle school students discover what’s so cool about manufacturing

Catalyst Connection, which has been helping regional manufacturers grow their businesses for more than 30 years, celebrated the What’s So Cool About Manufacturing Video Contest at its annual recognition ceremony Thursday night.


Man accused of assaulting woman ordered to stand trial

A Johnstown man on Thursday was ordered to stand trial, accused of assaulting a woman, leaving a blood trail throughout the house, authorities said. Stanford Difay Brisbone, 37, of the 200 block of Iolite Avenue, was held for court following a preliminary hearing before District Judge Michael Musuli


Mount to focus on assault prevention

EBENSBURG — Mount Aloysius College intends to collaborate with various organizations to develop a comprehensive prevention education and response program on sexual assault, dating violence, stalking and domestic violence for its students.


UPJ, Johnstown school district launch CODE 4 STEM Academy

A local initiative to enhance digital literacy for workforce development in grades K-12 has created a new collaborative effort between Pitt-Johnstown and Greater Johnstown School District.


Local college gets money to fight sexual assault

Mt Aloysius, Cambria County - Mount Aloysius is taking steps to incresae student safety on campus. Partnering with the District Attorney's office, Mount Aloysius was given approval by the Cambria County Commissioners to apply for a 3 year, $300,000 grant through the Department of Justice.


New book details life story of wrestling legend Carlton Haselrig

PITTSBURGH – When Todd Odom saw Carlton Haselrig signing copies of the book that tells his life story, the North Carolina man knew he had to meet the legend from Johnstown at the NCAA Wrestling Fan Festival.