Top Story Johnstown – July & August 2022

Johnstown to Receive Second Passenger Train (WTAJ-TV)

State Senator – Region is Strong (Johnstown Tribune Democrat)

Johnstown Remote Worker Program Highlighted (The Post Industrial)

JWF Sees Monumental Growth (Johnstown Tribune Democrat)

New StoryWalk Debuts in Johnstown (Johnstown Tribune Democrat)

Improving Johnstown One Block at a Time (WJAC-TV)

Area Festivals Draw Crowds (Johnstown Tribune Democrat)

Johnstown Native Introduces New Hometown Project (Johnstown Tribune Democrat)

Students Show Off Esports Skills (Johnstown Tribune Democrat)

Esports Conference Draws People to Johnstown (Johnstown Tribune Democrat)

Ameriserv Music Festival a Smashing Success (Johnstown Tribune Democrat)

Top Notch Entertainment in Town for Music Festival (Johnstown Tribune Democrat)

Vision Leader Roles Out Action Plan to Move Region Forward (Johnstown Tribune Democrat)

New Walk-In Clinic Coming to Johnstown (Johnstown Tribune Democrat)

New Gift Shop Opens in Johnstown (Johnstown Tribune Democrat)

Murtha Fellowship Welcomes Four UPJ Students (Johnstown Tribune Democrat)

New Yogurt Shop to Open in Downtown Johnstown (Johnstown Tribune Democrat(FOX News) 

Local Hospital Receives Top 100 Ranking (Johnstown Tribune Democrat)

Defense Company Explores Manufacturing Unmanned Aircraft at Airport (Johnstown Tribune Democrat)

Vision Together 2025 Helps Send Area Youth on Important Field Trip (Johnstown Tribune Democrat)

Nanty Glo Hosts Statewide Fireman’s Convention (WJAC-TV)

CFA Founder’s Day Shares Success Stories (Johnstown Tribune Democrat)

Murtha Fellows Award Grants to Three Organizations (Johnstown Tribune Democrat)

Laurel Hill Bluegrass Festival Celebrates 14th Year (WJAC-TV)

Event Highlights Flight School in Johnstown (WJAC-TV)

New Spa Opens in Johnstown (WJAC-TV)

New Caring Nooks Places Throughout Region (Johnstown Tribune Democrat)

Bottleworks Arts Festival Brings Creative Programming for Youth (Johnstown Tribune Democrat)

New Business Blooms in Portage (Johnstown Tribune Democrat)

Richland Community Days Brings Family Fun (Johnstown Tribune Democrat)

Top Story Johnstown – February 2022

Cambria County Bond Rating Upgraded (Johnstown Tribune Democrat)

Influx of Dollars to Bolster Downtown Johnstown  (Johnstown Tribune Democrat)

Esports Tournament Coming to Johnstown will bring visitors and Millions of Dollars (WJAC-TV)

Expanding Passenger Rail Service in the Works (Johnstown Tribune Democrat)

New Boutique Opens in Downtown Johnstown (Johnstown Tribune Democrat)

New Learning Center in Donwtown Johnstown (Johnstown Tribune Democrat)

Johnstown is a Job seekers Market (Johnstown Tribune Democrat)

Stimulus Funds Help Area Schools (Johnstown Tribune Democrat)

Johnstown Call Center Grand Reopening – Looks to Hire 400 (WJAC-TV)

Upgrades and New Programs at Post-Secondary Schools (Johnstown Tribune Democrat)

Mount Aloysius Receives Cyber Certification (Johnstown Tribune Democrat)

Penn Highlands Offers Real-World Training for Police Officers (Johnstown Tribune Democrat)

Partnership between UPJ and Flood City Youth Fitness Academy to Bolster Student Success (Johnstown Tribune Democrat)

Women Taking Leadership Roles and Making More (Johnstown Tribune Democrat)

Classic Vinyl Concert Series Rocks the State Theater (WJAC-TV)

Church Will Reopen as Theater for Dramatic Arts (Johnstown Tribune Democrat)

Creator Square Gets a Reboot (Johnstown Tribune Democrat)

New Business Model Helping Small Enterprises During Pandemic (Johnstown Tribune Democrat)

Johnstown’s Rich Music Heritage Stretches Across Generations (Johnstown Tribune Democrat)

Local Arts And Entertainment Moving Forward After Pandemic (Johnstown Tribune Democrat)

Local Colleges Work to match Curriculum to Area Job Needs (Johnstown Tribune Democrat)

Top Story Johnstown – December 2021 & January 2022

Touropia Names Johnstown # 2 on List of Best Small Towns In Pennsylvania (

Local Defense Company Awarded $69-million Contract with US Army (Johnstown Tribune Democrat)

Johnstown Selects New City manager (WJAC-TV)

New City Manager Sees Momentum (Johnstown Tribune Democrat)

Vision Together Working Together to Move Johnstown in a Positive Direction (Johnstown Tribune Democrat)

Sheetz and Penn Highlands team up to Help Employees with Tuition (Johnstown Tribune Democrat)

Arts Center Dedicates New Local Museum (Johnstown Tribune Democrat)

Great Progress Continues on Removing Blighted Properties (Johnstown Tribune Democrat)

Johnstown Atmosphere Draws Family to Move from Illinois (Johnstown Tribune Democrat)

Clara Barton House Nears Completion on First Phase of Renovations (Johnstown Tribune Democrat)

Nanty Glo Fire Department Cuts Ribbon on $650k Expansion (Johnstown Tribune Democrat)

Local Gym Opens 4th Location (WJAC-TV)

New Telehealth Facility To Open in Early 2022 (Johnstown Tribune Democrat)

Steel Sculptures Add to Johnstown’s Industrial Corridor (Johnstown Tribune Democrat)

Taxes Decreased in Cambria County (Johnstown Tribune Democrat)

Hundreds Hit the Slopes (WJAC-TV)

Major Grants to Provide Upgrades for Arena and Telehealth facility (Johnstown Tribune Democrat)

New Restaurant Opens in Downtown Johnstown (Johnstown Tribune Democrat)

Outdoor Projects Receive Funding (Johnstown Tribune Democrat)

New Cross Country Ski Rental Program Now Available on the Ghost Town Trail (Johnstown Tribune Democrat)

Area Veterans Honored for their Service (Johnstown Tribune Democrat)

Chamber Celebrates First Year of Jet Service at Cambria County Airport (Johnstown Tribune Democrat)

Top Story Johnstown – November 2021

Johnstown $24-million is State’s Largest grant (Johnstown Tribune Democrat)

How Grant Will Impact Corridor Upgrades (Johnstown Tribune Democrat)

Transportation Dollars Boost Region (Johnstown Tribune Democrat)

Senator Casey in Town to Discuss $24-million Grant (WJAC-TV)

Johnstown Gets $24 Million Dollar Grant (Johnstown Tribune Democrat)

Vision’s Haley Thomas on Helping Young People Choose Johnstown (Johnstown Tribune Democrat)

Cambria County Fights Population in Little and Big Ways (Pittsburgh Post-Gazette) Salena Zito: Cambria County fights population loss in little, big ways | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Moxham Community Highlights the Positives (WJAC-TV)

Momentum in Johnstown (Johnstown Tribune DemocratDowntown Development | ‘Momentum’ in Johnstown: Numerous projects that will refurbish buildings, open new businesses in motion | News |

Downtown Projects Cause for Excitement (Johnstown Tribune Democrat

More People Choosing to Live in the Downtown (Johnstown Tribune DemocratDowntown Development | Houses and lofts: More people choosing to live in the downtown | News |

Land Donated to Inclined Plane Park (Johnstown Tribune DemocratRetired Westmont businessman donates land for park below Inclined Plane | News |

Boutiques and Passion Projects in Downtown Johnstown (Johnstown Tribune Democrat) Downtown Development | ‘More funky than traditional’: Boutiques and projects of passion populate city’s downtown | News |

Young Entrepreneurs Energize Johnstown’s Business District (Johnstown Tribune Democrat) Downtown Development | ‘People just like me’: Transplants, young entrepreneurs energize city’s business sector | News |

Projects for Children in the Works (Johnstown Tribune Democrat) Downtown Development | ‘Connects kids to the community’: Projects for children in works in Johnstown | News |

Adaptive Reuse Underway in Johnstown (Johnstown Tribune Democrat) Downtown Development | Efforts put new shine on city’s history through adaptive reuse | News |

Christmas Festivities Ring in the Season (Johnstown Tribune Democrat) Family Life | ‘Fun and festive mood’: Ring in the Christmas season with events, activities throughout the region | Local News |

Johnstown Students Explore Careers (Johnstown Tribune Democrat‘Explore different careers’: Greater Johnstown fair connects students with opportunities | Local News |

Crowds Pack Downtown for Tree Lighting (Johnstown Tribune Democrat)

Chamber/Vision Together 2025 video on those who Chose to move back home to the Johnstown region. 

Progress Made on Downtown Rails to Trails (Johnstown Tribune Democrat)

Spider Man Mural Approved by Marvel for Johnstown (Johnstown Tribune Democrat)

Moxham Community Light Up (WJAC-TV)

Top Story Johnstown – September & October 2021

Growth at Johnstown Airport (Johnstown Tribune Democrat)

Vision 2025 CEO – Why you Should Move to Johnstown (Johnstown Tribune Democrat)

New Mural Depicts Johnstown Past, Present and Future (Johnstown Tribune Democrat)

Music Fest Draws Large Crowd (WJAC-TV)

National Blacksmithing Event Draws Visitors from all Over the Country (Johnstown Tribune Democrat)

Downtown Johnstown Hosts Culture Crawl (Johnstown Tribune Democrat)

Refurbished Bridge Honors Johnstown Firefighters (Johnstown Tribune Democrat)

Boy Scouts Honor JWF Industries Leader at Annual Dinner (Johnstown Tribune Democrat)

Viaduct Renamed to Honor Pastor (Johnstown Tribune Democrat)  

Vision Hires Saint Francis Standout  (Johnstown Tribune Democrat)

Nine Women Honored for Community Service (Johnstown Tribune Democrat)

Potatofest Draws Crowd to Ebensburg (Johnstown Tribune Democrat)

Mount Aloysius Welcomes New President (Johnstown Tribune Democrat)

Ribbon Cutting marks Expansion for Coatings Company (Johnstown Tribune Democrat)

Grand Opening of New Business in Downtown Johnstown (Johnstown Tribune Democrat)

Cultural Center Plans Events & Tours (Johnstown Tribune Democrat)

Art Center Celebrates “Artober Fest” (Johnstown Tribune Democrat)

New Insurance Office Opens in Johnstown (Johnstown Tribune Democrat)

Local Veterans Saluted for Service to the Community (Johnstown Tribune Democrat)

New Mentoring Program for Area Youth (Johnstown Tribune Democrat)

Top Story – Johnstown – August 2021

Area Housing Market is Hot (Johnstown Tribune Democrat)

See the Full Rankings for WSJ/’s Emerging Housing Markets Index – WSJ

Community Foundation for the Alleghenies Marks Milestone of 1-million dollars in Assets (Johnstown Tribune Democrat)

Remote Workers Welcomed to the Region (Johnstown Tribune Democrat)

Broadband Access Enhanced at Duman Lake County Park (Johnstown Tribune Democrat)

Only in Your State website Names Coal Tubin #1 Hidden Summer Spot (

John Murtha Fellows Announce “Born to Make a Difference” Grant Recipients (Johnstown Tribune Democrat)

Young Murtha Fellows Making a Mark to Lift Johnstown (Johnstown Tribune Democrat)

Ebensburg Businesses Expand with Ribbon Cuttings (Johnstown Tribune Democrat)

Johnstown Welcomes Home World Wrestling Champion (WJAC-TV)

Johnstown Police Hold Night Out (Johnstown Tribune Democrat)

Johnstowners Making a Difference (Johnstown Magazine)

4 Miles of Bike Lanes Added in Region (Johnstown Tribune Democrat)

Gallery on Gazebo – Sunday on the Square Draws Big Crowd (Johnstown Tribune Democrat)

Johnstown Loop Trail Offers History Lesson Along the Way (Johnstown Tribune Democrat)

$10,000 Prize in Moneyman Scavenger Hunt – Great Way to Explore the Region (Johnstown Tribune Democrat)

Woody Lodge Winery Ribbon Cutting (WJAC-TV)

AAABA Baseball Tournament Draws Crowds to Johnstown (WJAC-TV)

Spider-Man Co-Creator’s Work Featured (Johnstown Tribune Democrat)

State Theater Opens with Live Performance Honoring Spiderman Co-Creator (Johnstown Tribune Democrat)

Poetry of place (and space)

For the last six months, artist Asa Ana has lived inside a poem.

As the first artist-in-residence at one of several art-focused spaces emerging in Johnstown, Pa., Ana spent months reshaping a bedroom into representations of lines from his favorite poem by former U.S. poet Laureate Billy Collins, to create “Stanza in Blue:​ Caol Áit.”

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New section to be added to Ghost Town Trail, will connect it to area park

A new section of the Ghost Town Trail is in the works to be completed in the coming weeks, just in time for the warmer months.

The new project will create a connection between Duman Lake County Park and the rest of the Ghost Town Trail.

This new connection will help people who camp at Duman Park to be able to connect to other trails with ease.

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Conemaugh breaks ground on new building at Memorial hospital

Groundbreaking ceremonies Wednesday at Conemaugh Memorial Medical Center represent more than just the first major construction there in 20 years, leaders say.

Hospital CEO William Caldwell called it the project “new chapter for Conemaugh Memorial Medical Center.”

The three-story, 75,500-square-foot “D” building will consolidate Memorial’s surgical support services and cardiovascular services, allowing the hospital to establish a cardiovascular institute.

“This building we are breaking ground for today is really key to the future of Conemaugh Memorial,” Caldwell said.

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