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. 

Distinctive and unobtrusive — those words could well describe the independent, neighborhood butcher and grocery store, Valko’s AG Store, in South Fork.

To pass the time during the many months of isolation due to COVID-19, leisurely hobbies that were once viewed as old fashioned are seeing new life. Just take a minute to scroll on social media and you’ll see pictures of a needlepoint project or a completed puzzle with proud exclamations of: …

In the early 1800s, western Pennsylvania was frontier territory, wild and untamed. Abram Stutzman, a local circuit-riding Dunkard minister who had already built four log cabins in and around what is now Johnstown, built a fifth one along the wagon trail near the foot of Laurel Ridge on the J…

"Some people are natural excavators of the past, blessed or cursed with the conviction that if you haul memories up into the light of day they will glow like gems and be worth something,” Russell Shorto writes in the opening chapter of his new book, Smalltime A Story of My Family and the Mob.

While experiencing nature is probably best done in nature, this year, due to continuing concerns over COVID-19, a popular environmental expo will be presented virtually.

New regional podcasts tackle subjects from finances to true crime.

On March 17, 1936, Johnstown was once again flooded when water from melting snow and several days of relentless rain rose to more than 14 feet in some areas. It is estimated that 25 people died, nearly 3,000 structures were damaged and 77 destroyed.


Chalk it up to a certain long-running medical drama or decades of soaps set in hospitals: physicians have a reputation for high-intensity romantic antics, at least on television. People sometimes assume the profession is flooded with divorce, especially considering the hectic schedules that …

Much of the millennial generation nurses a reverence for Pixar Studios because of the importance of its first 11 films. Since Cars 2 broke that pristine record, it has been spotty.


In 2019, Ed Dreikorn III and his wife, Leah Spangler, opened an Airbnb in the upstairs apartment of a former bike shop on Walnut Street. The building, owned by Dreikorn's family, most recently served as location for Ed's brother's stone business.


In this technological era, when you can get a foot-long hoagie and a pair of shoes with a press of a button, why not a date made in heaven?

It was going to be a bleak Christmas, that one in 1889. The effects of the devastating flood that had struck the city just seven months earlier were still being felt, not to mention the anger that was now replacing the sorrow; anger at the men who had allowed a dam at the South Fork Fishing …


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