Top Story Johnstown – February 2024

S&P raises Cambria County’s bond rating to ‘A’ status, cites ‘sustained positive general fund performance’ | News |

Conemaugh dedicates heart center; $77 million facility to open in March | News |

Economic summit highlights ongoing projects aimed at transforming Johnstown | News |

Vision Together 2025 seeking corporate support for community development initiative | News |

VISION 2024 | Area’s heavy industry seeing growth from partnerships, investors | News |

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‘The next generation’ | ColourLuxe Johnstown opens downtown | News |

 Joyce, Kephart tour Admiral Peary Area Vocational-Technical School | News |

JWF awarded for employee benefits offerings | News |

Heritage Discovery Center opening permanent exhibition on iron, steel | Entertainment |

Lt. Gov. Davis touts Main Street Matters proposal during Ebensburg visit | News |

CSA creates videos to market recreation at reservoirs | News |

‘A creative rush’: Models, designers shine during Johnstown Fashion Week Season 3 | News |

Sweet Spot restaurant relocates to downtown Johnstown | Local News |

1889 Foundation’s $500K grant again backs free home repair work in city | News |

AFFORDABLE HOUSING | ‘A lifetime of work’: Hosanna Industries teams fix homes around Johnstown | News |

‘Just as I left it’: Bob Costas revisits Johnstown’s War Memorial, ties to start of his legendary broadcasting career | News |

Southern rock tribute concert set at Arcadia Theater | Entertainment |

You in Flood City to host its Mardi Gras bar crawl | Entertainment |

Veteran chef opens Chaw Top Ridge restaurant in downtown Johnstown | News |

Photography exhibit to capture ‘Black Essence’ | Entertainment |

St. Francis students build ‘therapeutic, but fun’ toy cars, help kids with disabilities get around | News |

‘A look over the park’: Redemption Fitness opening on third floor of downtown building | Features |

PHOTO GALLERY | Brides-to-be, vendors abuzz about annual Johnstown Bridal Showcase | News |

New York film crew scopes out The Johnstown Galleria for possible documentary | News |

Conemaugh Memorial Hospital resident volunteers in Israel amid war | News |

Westmont Hilltop rec commission moves closer to hiring executive director, setting table for sports complex study | News |

Band of Brothers Shakespeare Company to present ‘The Lion in Winter’ | Entertainment |

Boston-based Cold Chocolate to perform at VOMA | Entertainment |

Landscape paintings | Ebensburg artist’s exhibition focuses on nature’s beauty | Entertainment |

Grand Halle on Broad Street launching healing series | Entertainment |

Gallery on Gazebo to offer pysanky egg-making class | Entertainment |

Log Art Theatre will stage ‘The Miracle Worker’ | Entertainment |

In The Spotlight | Barista, Reiki guide set for 2,650-mile hike | News |

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Top Story Johnstown – December 2023

Johnstown gets inaugural state DCED award for ‘Municipal Excellence’ | News |

Cambria County summit highlights fiscal snapshot, trails, entertainment and education | News |

Vision Together 2025 looks back at work done, looks forward to new projects | News |

Cambria County commissioners adopt new budget, avoid tax hike | News |

State CFA funds awarded for local sewer, water, art projects | News |

In the Spotlight | World traveler counts on Johnstown’s airport | News |

Learning Lamp earns outstanding organization award at EMPOWER conference | News |

Defense firm Kongsberg donates body armor to Cambria SERT team | News |

WATCH VIDEO | ‘The crowd was great’: Packed houses roar for bull riders at 1st Summit Arena | Local News |

Johnstown airport budget holds line on county funding, enables improvement work | News |

In the Spotlight | Johnstown man preserves region’s industrial past with works of art | News |

New Year’s Eve event in downtown Johnstown will feature family-friendly activities | Entertainment |

Bottle Works hosting visual storytelling, small works exhibitions | Entertainment |

New name, Craftwork Studios, reflects identity of Gazebo Park maker location | News |

Johnstown author to sign books | Entertainment |

Forest Hills sends off teacher of year candidate | News |

Johnstown company installs ice rink at White House | News |

Holly Bazaar at Westmont arts center features one-of-a-kind items | Entertainment |

Rocker Jasmine Cain to present holiday concert at Columba Theatre Project | Entertainment |

The Grand Halle to host Service of Lessons and Carols | News |

Multifaceted holiday celebration underway at Westmont arts center | Entertainment |

Penn Highlands instructor offers new poetry, English programs to local learners | News |

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Top Story Johnstown – November 2023

Magazine lists CTC as top veteran-friendly employer | News |

Local students receive hands-on training at Johnstown manufacturer | WJAC (

State workforce leader visits GapVax; hears about partnership with Challenge Program, local school districts | News |

Admiral Peary receives over $1 million in grant funding | News |

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Local ownership will keep Johnstown Mill Rats in Prospect League | News |

Polacek named among 2023 Smart 50 honorees | News |

Nearly $400,000 in Johnstown playground upgrades previewed at meeting | News |

PHOTO GALLERY | ‘We love Johnstown’: Crowd unfazed by rain, cheers season at Christmas Stroll & Light Up Night | News |

‘Just amazing’: Festival of the Nativity marks 40 years of community tradition | News |

What We Make | Owner of Feathered Lane boutique aims for one-stop easy shop | Local News |

‘This is your hometown:’ Johnstown Shop Small Crawl kicks off in time for Holiday Shopping | WJAC (

‘It’s right here’: Small Business Saturday shows quality can be found without traveling | Local News |

Increased use of airport creates need for more parking, officials say | News |

Christmas stroll, light up will welcome holiday season in downtown Johnstown | Entertainment |

Editorial | Christmas tradition continues for ‘whole new generation’ | News |

‘We’re here to help’: Entrepreneur coaches meet with aspiring small business operators | Local News |

Gallery on Gazebo’s Christmas tree extravaganza on display at AmeriServ Financial | News |

Johnstown Concert Ballet will present two performances of ‘The Nutcracker’ | Entertainment |

‘Spirit of Christmas’ at heart of Ebensburg’s ‘Dickens’ festivities | Entertainment |

Johnstown antique store to mark first anniversary with celebration | News |

‘Really special experience’: Local filmmaker makes directorial debut at Chicago festival | News |

The Rise of AI | ‘Close as we can get’: Pitt-Johnstown professors ‘finish’ centuries-old Sophocles play with modern technology | News |

Vo-tech students provide services for veterans | News |

WATCH VIDEO | Interactive phys ed system offers new opportunities for Greater Johnstown students | News |

‘Rock Resurrection Tour’ coming to 1st Summit Arena | Entertainment |

Johnstown Diwali celebration offers ‘small window’ into participants’ culture | News |

JWF Industries: Global manufacturer of metal products | News |

PODCAST: Evolving Enterprise: JWF Industries | Multimedia |

‘Perfect location’: Nearly 90 participate in Morley’s Run | News |

Student-made bike rack project debuts in downtown Johnstown | News |

New Red Mill Bridge opens, ending road’s years-long closure | News |

Trio Harmonia to perform for Johnstown Concert Series | News |

‘A Holly Jolly Christmas’ dinner theater to be presented at Community Arts Center | News |

Communication is key to community, WQED leaders tell UPJ students | News |

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Top Story Johnstown – October 2023

Local leaders announce plans to create UPJ branch center in downtown Johnstown | WJAC (

‘Catalyst to the future’: Stakeholders celebrate completion of Greater Johnstown Career & Technology Center renovations | News |

PODCAST | Evolving Enterprise | Johnstown’s bridge to Danish tech companies built by local business owner from Denmark | News |

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State hiking festival to show off Johnstown area’s trails | Entertainment |

‘Transformative’ project: Officials working to complete State Theater transfer, add IMAX technology | News |

Architectural walking tour shows off downtown Johnstown development | Local News |

JWF Industries: Global manufacturer of metal products | News |

New robot to help Penn Highlands students learn | News |

Chipotle planning Somerset-area location; construction of Richland Township restaurant near completion | Local News |

Locally based security company shows off latest in tech, security software | WJAC (

Johnstown train station featured in national retailer’s advertisement | Local News |

PHOTO GALLERY | Former Bethlehem, U.S. Steel employees tour JWF Industries, reminisce | Latest National News |

PHOTO GALLERY | ‘Kids are so excited’: Halloween Parade, fun run draw ‘large crowd’ to downtown Johnstown | News |

Four inducted into Cambria County Military Hall of Fame | Local News |

Downtown Johnstown business pioneer retires after 25 years, sells Celestial Brides & Prom to younger generation | News |

‘It was a good day’: Greater Johnstown band takes state championship title | News |

JAHA’s Halloween Hullabaloo to shine spotlight on Cambria City businesses | Entertainment |

PHOTO GALLERY | ‘Survivor’ hopefuls from around U.S. audition at Richland Township furniture store | News |

Johnstown Zombie Crawl to invade downtown | Entertainment |

Wheelchair cleaning, repair clinic to be held at Frank J. Pasquerilla Conference Center | News |

Veteran Community Initiatives holds symposium, touts benefits of Cambria County Veterans Court | Local News |

Cambria County judge hopefuls talk experience at Chamber forum | News |

Artsy Halloween party to feature tricks and treats | News |

Boy Scouts to honor Community Foundation for the Alleghenies chief Mike Kane at Mangle dinner | News |

Fall activities offered in Central Park with scarecrows, animated display, trunk-or-treat | Entertainment |

‘Together as one’: Unity, revival in the air at ‘Johnstown Sings’ church choir event | News |

WATCH VIDEO | Collaborative research: Pitt-Johnstown, Chan Soon-Shiong institute study nexus of breast cancer, COVID-19 | News |

Breast Cancer Awareness | ‘Next-generation’ approach: Soon-Shiong embraces Windber’s mission, draws parallels to global T-cell treatment push | News |

‘Unique event’: Ditko Con brings Spider-Man fans to city | News |

‘Huge crowd,’ weather bolster vendor sales at 32nd PotatoFest in Ebensburg | News |

Ring legend Ray ‘Boom Boom’ Mancini sees Big Dawg Built, Kastle Boxing as foundation for youth in Johnstown | Sports |

Ebensburg’s Halloween parade, trick-or-treat boasts ‘small-town atmosphere,’ ‘tradition’ | News |

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Top Story Johnstown – September 2023

Officials: PennDOT, Norfolk Southern finalize deal for 2nd daily Johnstown passenger train | News |

Kongsberg receives $94 million Army contract | News |

Local leaders celebrate REACHland sidewalk project | News |

Federal dollars received to plant trees in Johnstown region | News |

UPJ jumps to 12th on U.S. News and World Report list; St. Francis also scores high | News |

Johnstown airport leaders endorse SkyWest jet service extension | News |

Conemaugh hospital chief: ‘We’re rebuilding’ | News |

‘Another piece of the puzzle’: Bottle Works breaks ground for pavilion, outdoor classroom | News |

‘Ditko’ play returning to comic artist’s hometown with original cast | News |

Laurel View residents get new opportunity to explore outdoors with Cycling Without Age program | News |

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Kip Moore world tour coming to 1st Summit Arena | Entertainment |

Penn Highlands graduates school’s first police academy class | News |

Sold-out show kicks off Fashion Week in Johnstown | News |

Tomahawks announce new initiative with local businesses | WJAC (

Rutter’s closes deal to build new store in Richland Township | WJAC (

New playground, learning space unveiled at Greater Johnstown Middle School | News |

Cambria City packed on 1st day of ‘wonderful’ Ethnic Festival | News |

PHOTO GALLERY | Comic book artists draw on Spider-Man creator Ditko for inspiration on collaboration | News |

Johnstown Fashion Week to bring styles, events to area | Entertainment |

Slavic Festival will feature authentic entertainment, food and crafts | Entertainment |

Asking Alexandria, The HU to perform at 1st Summit Arena | Entertainment |

Baconfest to celebrate all things bacon | Entertainment |

Indiana University of Pennsylvania celebrates enrollment growth | News |

‘New and fresh ideas’ at New Germany’s arts and crafts festival | News |

Johnstown Fashion Week continues through Saturday | Entertainment |

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Top Story Johnstown – August 2023

Design revealed for downtown Johnstown revamp with new-look Central Park | News |

Johnstown’s major downtown revamp: Unveiling the final design | WJAC (

Community Foundation for the Alleghenies celebrates ‘record-breaking’ year, community support | News |

Lawmakers: ‘Good things’ for Johnstown region in stalled Pa. budget | Local News |

JWF, Indiana County Technology Center launch pre-apprenticeship program | News |

‘Believing in Johnstown’: Roxbury ‘community event draws crowd, positive feedback | News |

Mike Kane | The brighter future of our region | Columns |

Area career and technical schools ‘busting at the seams’ | News |

‘Something for everyone’ | Festivals, county fair will highlight Labor Day weekend events | Entertainment |

Boosters celebrate new Ghost Town Trail section | News |

Alice Cooper shocks, rocks Johnstown’s 1st Summit Arena | News |

‘Grew up with this music’: Thousands pour into 1st Summit Arena for Summer Jam event | News |

‘Big country fans’ fill 1st Summit Arena for Lee Brice concert | News |

Sandyvale Memorial Gardens dedicates newly constructed healing garden | News |

Patient survey: Chan Soon-Shiong Medical Center at Windber among Pa.’s top recommended hospitals | News |

Title sponsorship announced for Polacek Family Johnstown Slavic Festival | News |

‘It has really taken off’ | 60 vendors will be featured at Art Walk in Stackhouse Park | Local News |

Lambcakes, Cambria County agree on lease for Central Park Complex space | News |

‘Grew up with this music’: Thousands pour into 1st Summit Arena for Summer Jam event | News |

‘It’s a vibe’: Flood City Music Fest offers fun atmosphere | News |

Richland Community Days to offer entertainment, food, activities for families | News |

Something’s cooking at Penn Highlands’ planned downtown culinary facility | News |

Mainline Pharmacy adds to Johnstown AAABA title game history with 2nd championship | Sports |

‘Their work is incredible’ | Allied Artists of Johnstown exhibition features diverse selection | Features |

‘Worth the wait’: New Ditko portrait hung in Bottle Works as permanent piece | News |

Tomahawks’ new owner: Honor Johnstown’s hockey past, invest in players’ futures | News |

Gallery on Gazebo fundraiser celebrates van Gogh’s life, artwork | News |

Editorial | Thank you, Richard Burkert, for preserving and telling Johnstown’s story | News |

Penn Highlands forms Criminal Justice Training Center with local agencies | News |

15 bands will be featured in two-day AmeriServ Flood City Music Festival | Entertainment |

Editorial | Blight-fighting donations ‘make our community better’ | News |

What We Make | Sidman manufacturer ships 800 doors a day | News |

WATCH VIDEO | ‘This is a destination’ | Johnstown Flood Museum celebrating 50th anniversary | Local News |

Squonkapalooza to be held Saturday in Central Park | Entertainment |

Opening scheduled for Ebensburg dog park | News |

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Top Story Johnstown – July 2023

CTC lands Department of Defense contract extension | News |

Maker space openings in two downtown buildings | News |

TEC Con draws gamers, coaches from near and far for all-day celebration of gaming | Sports |

Startup Alleghenies launches e-commerce platform for local merchants | News |

Computer programmer provides Vision Partying business to help people dream big | News |

What We Make | ‘We really feel good about it’ | B&L Wine Cellars makes more than 2,000 gallons of wine yearly | Local News |

Woodland Wanderings | Backpacking in the Laurel Highlands: Here’s what to know | Features |

Land donation moves 9/11 trail project towards completion | News |

Pride Event to be Held in Central Park | News |

Two Johnstown women win $10k from Moneyman contest | News |

Westmont woman spreads ‘Good Times’ with new business | News |

Community fairs to be held in Johnstown | News |

Promoting positivity | Group aims to empower, strengthen and support women of all ages | Local News |

Local residents team up to create Johnstown library mural, ‘sense of community’ | News |

Couple’s dream honors father’s legacy at Moxham cafe | News |

‘Concentric’ art show opens at Bottle Works to packed house | News |

WATCH VIDEO | Westmont flag parade celebrates Independence Day | News |

Bottle Works to host Third Avenue Folk & Arts Festival | Entertainment |

Cresson Lake Playhouse to present musical comedy ‘Catch Me If You Can’ | Entertainment |

Arts at the 3rd Ave. Folk & Arts Festival a “regenerator of community” | News |

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Top Story Johnstown – June 2023

Healthcare Camp is back for the second year in a row at a Cambria County college | WJAC (

Juneteenth celebrations in Johnstown | WJAC (

A new Storywalk has been added to the Downtown Johnstown area | WJAC (

Thunder in the Valley | ‘Great for the town’: Warrant, Buckcherry rock Johnstown motorcycle rally | News |

PHOTO GALLERY | Thunder in the Valley | Parade draws motorcycles, crowd as Johnstown ‘feels alive’ | News |

PHOTO GALLERY | ‘My second home’: Showcase for Commerce brings the world to Johnstown | News |

Johnstown businesses signing hundreds of millions of dollars in contracts | WJAC (

Showcase for Commerce | Kongsberg tests weapon system for 1st time locally | News |

TAKING FLIGHT IN JOHNSTOWN | Opportunity park celebrated as ‘a game changer’ | News |

TAKING FLIGHT IN JOHNSTOWN | Keynote speaker: Summit’s mission ‘absolutely, positively a national security issue’ | News |

TAKING FLIGHT IN JOHNSTOWN | ‘Foster that collaboration’: Aerium Summit speakers stress working together | News |

PHOTO GALLERY | ‘My second home’: Showcase for Commerce brings the world to Johnstown | News |

‘We’ve had lots of fun through the years’: Generations of musicians perform at PolkaFest | News |

Stage shows | Cresson Lake Playhouse’s new season offers diverse lineup | Local News |

Jem Spectar | Pitt & Johnstown: Building our future, together | News |

New counseling office opens in Richland Township | WJAC (

Westwood sports bar opening in former Westmont Gardens site | News |

What We Make | ‘From the moo to you’: Family-owned dairy relies on ‘our land, our cows, our customers’ | News |

Another mural created to honor Johnstown native & comic book legend Steve Ditko | WJAC (

Local residents team up to create Johnstown library mural, ‘sense of community’ | News |

Johnstown Senior Center Grand Re-Opening | |

Main Street design team: ‘We want community feedback’ | Local News |

Blacklick Township bridge replacement gets underway | Local News |

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JOHNSTOWN MAGAZINE MAY 2023: Remembering Our Most Famous Son — How an Iconic Image of Freedom Has a Johnstown Connection.. | Johnstown Magazine |

Editorial | Good luck to Tomahawks’ new owners | News |

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Top Story Johnstown – May 2023

Johnstown officials moving forward with plans to revitalize Central Park, Main Street area | WJAC (

Showcase for Commerce | Denmark drone, robotics company opening Johnstown site; JWF, CTC announce contracts | Local News |

Showcase for Commerce | UXV Technologies | |

Showcase for Commerce | Kongsberg tests weapon system for 1st time locally | News |

‘Success:’ Program to help entrepreneurs in Johnstown expanding to other cities | WJAC (

TAKING FLIGHT IN JOHNSTOWN | Drones ‘are the now,’ advocates say at Aerium Summit reception | News |

TAKING FLIGHT IN JOHNSTOWN | Aerium Summit to launch aviation ‘education pathways’ | Local News |

TAKING FLIGHT IN JOHNSTOWN | ‘Internet of the sky’: Drone tech’s present, future in spotlight at Aerium Summit | News |

TAKING FLIGHT IN JOHNSTOWN | ‘Bring the airplanes here,’ airport leaders tell businesses | Local News |

TAKING FLIGHT IN JOHNSTOWN | ‘I love airplanes’: Passion for aviation fuels education programs | Local News |

‘It’s their team’ | New Tomahawks ownership group stresses community, family approach | Local News |

Tomahawks under new ownership, will remain in Johnstown | Sports |

Conemaugh report: Hospital pumped $56.5 million into region last year | News |

Stonycreek Rendezvous turnout may have been a record, club says | Local News |

Future aviation workforce | |

Eric Knopsnyder | Laurel Highlands celebrating National Travel and Tourism Week | Columns |

Chamber of Commerce: Johnstown business and ‘economic climate is changing’ | WJAC (

Editorial | Path of the Flood Trail completion a ‘dream come true’ | News |

Greater Johnstown Career & Technology Center students compete in ‘Chopped’-style competition | News |

‘Historic day’: Ceremony celebrates completion of Path of the Flood Trail | News |

New chapter for trail as volunteers tidy up across downtown Johnstown | News |

Plans developing for Showcase for Commerce | News |

Hangar work, Aerium Summit highlight airport’s potential | News |

Tribute to Women | YWCA Greater Johnstown will honor nine for their accomplishments | Local News |

Rocker Corey Taylor performs at 1st Summit Arena | Local News |

Local doc picked to lead state family practice organization | News |

Hibernians to hold convention in Johnstown | News |

AAUW celebrating 100th anniversary with special exhibition | Entertainment |

Downtown Beautification Day to take place | News |

Gift shop | Antiques, Etcetera Shoppe owner, retired neuroscientist, providing fine gifts in Johnstown | Local News |

Johnstown Symphony’s season finale performance to feature classic, new pieces | Entertainment |

Taste and Tour brings people from near and far to area for downtown jaunt | News |

In the Spotlight | Well-known restaurant owner’s comeback a family venture | News |

Los Lobos: ’50 years into 90 minutes’; band looks forward to Flood City Music Festival | Local News |

TAKING FLIGHT IN JOHNSTOWN | WATCH VIDEO | Vintage aircraft provide ‘a living museum’ at Johnstown airport | News |

Custom apparel shop eyeing May opening in downtown Johnstown | Local News |

Over 3,000 ‘hot blooded’ fans ready for Foreigner rock concert in Johnstown | WJAC (

Laurel BMW Re-Grand Opening | |

Roxbury Bandshell gearing up for free summer concert series | Entertainment |

Mountain Playhouse staging ‘Nunsense’ at Pasquerilla Performing Arts Center | Entertainment |

Saxophone quartet to perform at The Grand Halle | Entertainment |

International food festival to serve up various cuisines | Entertainment |

Ferndale artist exhibiting colorful, whimsical pieces at Bottle Works | Entertainment |

JOHNSTOWN MAGAZINE APRIL 2023: What in the World “Knockerball?” – Everything you want to know about Johnstown’s latest and hottest activity | Johnstown Magazine |

Community Foundation for the Alleghenies grants $181,000 for 66 projects | Business |

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