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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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.