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)

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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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Ribbon cutting celebrates successful start at 814 Lanes & Games

814 Lanes & Games has exceeded expectations since it opened three months ago, said Chris Hogue, one of the owners.

“It has been great,” he said.

“Every weekend, ‘Rock and Bowl’ is sold out.”

Additionally, Monday night trivia fills the bar and grill tables, and virtual reality gaming tournaments are another weekly attraction, he said.

814 Lanes & Games opened Jan. 4 at 1140 Frances St., Richland Township, the day temporary statewide COVID-19 closures were lifted.

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Showcase for Commerce organizers plan late-summer defense gathering

Organizers of the annual Showcase for Commerce expect that, by the end of summer, the COVID-19 pandemic will have subsided enough for regional and national defense sector leaders to feel comfortable visiting Johnstown and interacting during face-to-face networking.

So, on Tuesday, Johnstown Area Regional Industries and Cambria Regional Chamber announced that this year’s Showcase for Commerce will be held from Aug. 31 to Sept. 2 at 1st Summit Arena @ Cambria County War Memorial, Frank J. Pasquerilla Conference Center, Holiday Inn Downtown Johnstown and Sunnehanna Country Club.

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