The Boonies serves as an excellent argument for more films to be made in the Johnstown area. The aesthetic and natural beauty of the landscape can serve so many different types of stories and cinematographer Jeffrey Smee really captures that.

Once a neighborhood grocery store, this somewhat inconspicuous building in Brownstown is now in its 35th year as an alluring country store.

“I am proud of who we are." Interracial couples share their stories in celebration of National Loving Day.


Gifts, cards, flowers, phone calls, in-person visits — these are typical ways to convey friendship, care and comfort.

When Johnstown Mill Rats’ players run onto the field for the opening game of their inaugural season, they will be sporting crisp new uniforms. Not a spot to be seen on their sunny, yellow ball caps. 


Not long after Trinity Romesberg arrived on campus at Slippery Rock University, she started her own Instagram-based faith and positivity clothing line.

One of my earlier memories of film criticism was of Roger Ebert calling Citizen Kane his favorite movie, or perhaps it was the one he considered most important. 

These days, perhaps more than ever, our homes have become our havens. They’re the places we feel the safest when our world is not as secure as it once was.


Chad McLaren will tell you he bought his beautiful three-bedroom home in Johnstown’s Morrellville neighborhood for the price of a used Honda Accord. The ability to own a home without going into crazy debt is one of the many things that drew McLaren back to his hometown region and away from l…


Nothing says summer like a plunge in a pool, so with sunny days here again, swimming will be a popular activity for many area residents. While some enjoy pools in their backyards, many happy memories are made at area swim parks where anyone can enjoy a plunge.

On May 31, 1889 the Day Express, a passenger train from Chicago via Pittsburgh, arrived at the Johnstown railroad station in two separate sections. 

Through the years, Johnstown's Grandview Cemetery has provided a final resting place for residents from all walks of life.


Through positive body image, women in the plus-sized community are now in the spotlight.


The John Murtha Johnstown-Cambria County Airport sits on a hill just outside the city. Opened in 1948 when passengers boarded TWA's DC-3s, it has been the starting and ending point for many travelers and has been used by presidents and locals alike. But the airport is much more than a transp…

Garret McCall, a 25-year-old from New Germany, recently took first place in the adult category in Pennsylvania Farm Show's annual butter sculpture contest.

Tom Hanks has often been referred to as America’s dad and his latest film does nothing to discredit that reputation.

Johnstown resident and author James Gindlesperger tackles topics of historical significance with great care and meticulous research. He has written several books on the Civil War as well as extensive guides to Gettysburg and Antietam, which were co-authored with his wife, Suzanne.

Johnstown resident and author James Gindlesperger tackles topics of historical significance in his latest book Bullets & Bandages, a look into Civil War era medical treatment. 

As a travel writer, I’ve seen my share of mountain towns. Asheville. Aspen. Jackson. Each has something unique to offer, from art scenes to pristine national park land. I’ll be honest. Pristine was not what I expected when I followed a trail of five-star reviews to Johnstown in western Penns…


An affection for all things railroad is often evidenced in fantastic photos shot by local rail fans.

Three years after water from the collapsed South Fork dam slammed into downtown Johnstown, killing 2,200 people, a final resting place for the disaster’s unknown victims was dedicated. The state’s governor, Robert Pattison, attended the dedication and was joined by an estimated crowd of 10,000. 

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