Since moving to Johnstown in February to serve as president/CEO of Vision Together 2025, the hot question most people ask when they discover I hail from out west is, “Why did you move to Johnstown?”

The lyricist Oscar Hammerstein II wrote many beautiful songs for Broadway musicals. One that was not beautiful, but powerful for what it said about race relations in 1949 when the show opened was “You’ve Got to Be Carefully Taught.” The song was about being taught to hate.

September in the old days was when students traditionally went back to school after Labor Day. “See You in September” was a song by The Happenings that came out in 1967.

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The lyricist Oscar Hammerstein II wrote many beautiful songs for Broadway musicals. One that was not beautiful, but powerful for what it said about race relations in 1949 when the show opened was “You’ve Got to Be Carefully Taught.” The song was about being taught to hate.

September in the old days was when students traditionally went back to school after Labor Day. “See You in September” was a song by The Happenings that came out in 1967.

For 20 years since Sept. 11, 2001, U.S. presidents have been saying their anti-terrorism policies have worked, as evidenced by no new attacks on America.

Despite the devastation and pain of the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, 2001, just imagine what our nation would be – how much deeper the anger and heartbreak would have been, had the passengers and crew of that fourth hijacked airliner not acted, had not forced Flight 93 down short of its target – likely the U.S. Capitol in Washington, D.C.

A local TV station did a story on Nashville, Tennessee, as one of the fastest growing cities in the United States. Actually, Nashville has been growing in population since the 1960s, after merging the city with Davidson County. As a matter of fact, other cities in the same era consolidated w…

Upon learning that Sophia Tuinstra, a 17-year-old member of The Tribune-Democrat's Reader Advisory Committee, had passed away on Tuesday, colleague George Hancock said what so many of us have been feeling: "Sophia's life journey was too short. Honor Sophia's memory by continuing on."

There once were summertimes when the living was easy, as the song from the Broadway musical “Porgy and Bess” melodically reminds us. But not this summer, not with COVID-19 still spreading dangerously across the land and uncertainty over what happens next after the withdrawal of U.S. forces f…

So are the people you graduated with the same people that you run into today? In some ways, they are – their idiosyncrasies and habits are the same as back in high school.

According to a new report from The Washington Post, America’s corporations have committed “at least” $49.5 billion to the cause of “racial justice” since the George Floyd murder last year riveted our national attention on race.

Sports cards are cool, and they dig deep into my childhood memories. About once a week, I would take my allowance or lawn mowing money, hop on my bike, and ride over to Clara’s Market on upper Arch Street to buy baseball cards for five cents a pack.

“We have been trying to reach you regarding your car’s extended warranty.” In an age of great political partisanship, robocalls vex American consumers of all political persuasions. What more can be done to fight back against this nuisance? The Federal Communications Commission and consumers …

Laurel: A bridge that carries Route 219 traffic over a SCI-Somerset gateway will also carry the name of a corrections officer who was fatally injured while serving at the prison in 2018. The bridge in Somerset Township is now renamed the Mark J. Baserman Memorial Bridge in the fallen SCI-Som…

After searing criticism from Democrats and Republicans about how he has mishandled the withdrawal of the remaining American forces, diplomats, their families and contractors from Afghanistan, President Joe Biden interrupted his Camp David retreat to return to the White House for a speech in …

How much longer are we going to hold out against a national health insurance? Just about every country has it, certainly every developed country. Even the Democrats are afraid to push it because they think it’s a loser in elections, although most Americans seem to favor as reflected in polls…