Johnstown lawmaker named majority chairman of state Senate Transportation Committee

A Johnstown area lawmaker has been picked to head the state Senate Transportation Committee.

It makes state Sen. Wayne Langerholc Jr., R-Richland Township, the majority chairman of an influential committee tasked with identifying, steering and sorting Pennsylvania’s transportation issues and priorities – at a time the region is pushing to complete Route 219 to Maryland and add a second Amtrak passenger route to Pittsburgh.

Langerholc has been a vocal advocate for both moves – and now will have a bigger voice. Click here for the full article.

Choose Johnstown Campaign Looks to Attract Remote Workers (Johnstown Tribune Democrat):

Johnstown natives who have moved away and people with friends in the area may soon notice Facebook content that promotes living in Johnstown.

Targeted Facebook ads are part of a nascent campaign to attract telecommuters to move to Johnstown, which is being promoted for its affordability and outdoorsy appeal.

The Cambria Regional Chamber of Commerce has partnered with the Community Foundation for the Alleghenies and Problem Solutions founder Mike Hruska to launch the campaign, which they named Choose Johnstown! Click here for the full article.