If you are one of those people who will settle in this evening with a hot cup of apple cider to watch a holiday movie, you are not alone. Holiday movies have become firmly embedded in Americans’ winter celebrations.

I can still remember being a young boy, assisting my grandmother in the kitchen – setting the table and helping with odds and ends – during Thanksgivings of the past. The Macy’s Thanksgiving Day parade on television, my grandfather cracking some type of joke and that feeling that it wasn’t just another day.

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If you are one of those people who will settle in this evening with a hot cup of apple cider to watch a holiday movie, you are not alone. Holiday movies have become firmly embedded in Americans’ winter celebrations.

I can still remember being a young boy, assisting my grandmother in the kitchen – setting the table and helping with odds and ends – during Thanksgivings of the past. The Macy’s Thanksgiving Day parade on television, my grandfather cracking some type of joke and that feeling that it wasn’t just another day.

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A roundup of some of the most popular but completely untrue stories and visuals of the week. None of these is legit, even though they were shared widely on social media. The Associated Press checked them out. Here are the real facts:

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As Pittsburgh Steelers safety Minkah Fitzpatrick held court with assembled media following his team’s 17-12 win over the Los Angeles Rams on Sunday, his assessment of his performance and that of his defensive teammates gave the impression that Pittsburgh had just lost to the Rams at Heinz Field.

If you live in non-metro or rural America, you’ve been left behind by the economic boom cycle that came after the Great Recession. You also endured a more severe recession than people who live in bigger cities.

Four years ago, when Carnegie-Mellon University’s Remaking Cities Institute crafted what would become the Vision2025 Framework, they interviewed hundreds of community members and facilitated a dozen public workshops. Out of this community planning process, CMU identified Johnstown’s riverwal…

The 2019 fall season of high school sports is winding down. It is Week 10 in football with the playoffs on the horizon while PIAA Championships for golf and team tennis are set to get underway on Monday. The District 6 soccer championships get started on Tuesday while District 5 begins on Wednesday.

It has often been said that no one notices your long snapper on the gridiron unless something goes awry. But former Berlin Brothersvalley football player Ryan Landis was in the limelight over the weekend for an entirely different reason. Landis, a 5-foot-9, 200-pound long snapper for Frostburg State, received an award prior to the Bobcats homecoming contest against Urbana. 

St. Francis sophomore forward Leanna Choo scored two goals, while senior forward Alyssa McGhee added a goal to give St. Francis (4-6-1, 3-1 NEC) a 3-1 win over Wagner (4-7-1, 2-1-1 NEC) on Sunday at Hameline Field.

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Obituaries

MILLER JR.[mdash] Elmer G. "Bud", 85, South Fork, passed away December 7, 2019 at Arbutus Park Manor. Born June 8, 1934 to the late Elmer G. and Isabella (McDonald) Miller Sr. Preceded in death by his parents; his wife, Roseann (Lopresti); and all of his siblings, making him the last survivi…

Shirley E. , 84, Central City. Friends will be received 6 to 8 p.m. Monday at Mulcahy Funeral Home. Complete obituary in Monday's paper.

Tara R., 43 of Portage (Decort Funeral Home Inc. of Portage)

Mary Martha, (69) of Johnstown, Moskal-Reid