While we’re all excited for the upcoming football season, let’s take a moment to recognize the accomplishments a quartet of Penn State alumnae strung together on the international stage last week.
God’s children include only those who have chosen – and/or have been elected – to accept and obey Jesus Christ as their personal Lord and Savior, thereby being redeemed from their sin and assured a resurrected body and eternal life.
The offseason officially lasted less than two months for the Johnstown Tomahawks. Captain Chris Trouba doesn’t mind. In fact, the fourth-year Tomahawks defenseman wouldn’t have preferred to play a few days after his team lost in the NAHL Robertson Cup semifinal round in Blaine, Minnesota, on May 12.
Four teams – the Los Angeles Dodgers, New York Yankees, Minnesota Twins and Houston Astros – returned from the All-Star break on pace to win 100-plus games, which should it happen would be a Major League Baseball record for a single season.
President Donald Trump was defiant and declarative, with all the hammer-on-anvil subtlety that has charted a now-familiar pattern of his presidency: create a crisis, retreat, declare victory, move on.
The great basketball writer Jackie MacMullan recently stood at the front of a hotel ballroom in Tampa taking questions after collecting a career achievement award from the Association for Women in Sports Media.
The business of healthcare becomes apparent to most individuals and families either annually through employer health plan choices, through the healthcare exchange plan selections, or most frequently, through actual healthcare utilization. Isn’t utilization the very reason we are insured?
On the 10th anniversary of the death of performer Michael Jackson, some longtime fans wrestled with how to remember the “King of Pop” figure, whose music and stage presence they loved but whose image has been tarnished by allegations of child sexual abuse.
A side effect for the Pirates of decades filled mostly with mediocre baseball is that too often the franchise needs to rely on a charity representative to the All-Star Game.
The late Mike Elswick, who was sports editor and city editor at The Tribune-Democrat, had a colorful way of describing the influence of The Associated Press – and its style guide – on how newsrooms report and write.
Who will win the 2020 presidential election seems endlessly debatable – and the Democrats are preparing to demonstrate just how endless that debate will be.
With ideal weather conditions, the 49th annual Ken Lantzy All-Star Classic was played before a large, enthusiastic crowd on Friday night at Greater Johnstown’s Trojan Stadium.
Back in the day, maybe two months ago, Answer Man could watch a race on television and the first horse, or car, to cross the finish line won.
Tim Hartman’s appreciation for the power of visual communication came from his dad, who was a talented artist and draftsman – and who enjoyed politics.
There is a father-son connection at the 49th annual Ken Lantzy Finest 40 All-Star Football Classic. Both head coaches will have an opportunity to work with their sons.
Yes, it’s that time of year again, kids – when you reach for another coffee mug or the dress shirt clearance rack to show Dad how much you appreciate him.
Even as Pirates players were donning costumes for their trip to Milwaukee Thursday, their franchise was continuing its multi-decade masquerade of being serious about contending for a championship.
WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange’s indictment under the Espionage Act is so controversial that at least two of his prosecutors argued against the decision to indict. Significantly, we know this because it was leaked to news media.
Playing sports and getting involved in after-school activities helps youth occupy their time in a more valuable way than using electronic devices for hours.
Observances of the 75th anniversary of D-Day are properly focusing on the troops and the architect of Operation Overlord, Gen. Dwight D. Eisenhower, who freed Europe from Hitler and his Nazi hordes.
In any society, law and order is essential in establishing and maintaining peace, safety, security and providing for peaceful means of resolution of disputes.
After the morning bloodshed on Lexington green, on the first day of what would become a 3,059-day war, there occurred the second of what would be eventually more than 1,300 mostly small military clashes.
June’s run begins early on a Saturday morning. June 1 is day 152. We have 213 days left in 2019. Squandering precious moments in a steadily disappearing year is never wise.
Squint your eyes hard enough to induce myopia and these 2019 Pirates bring to mind the franchise’s 1960 team, at least its World Series performance.
It was a whirlwind of activity on Friday and Saturday at Shippensburg University for the PIAA Track and Field Championships.
Bless the sports fans who actually attend the events, create the atmosphere, and allow others to watch from home – or their favorite watering holes – and imagine that they, too, feel the electricity of being there.
Portage freshman Lauren Shaffer has taken nothing for granted during the 2018-19 school calendar year, but will be making her second trip to state championship events this weekend at the PIAA Class AA Track and Field finals in Shippensburg.
Perhaps you’ve noticed the growing disconnect between regular-season success and winning championships once the playoffs roll around in pro sports.
Recently, I got a call from an old friend, Jim B. I have known Jim and his wife Patty for several years, and Jim and I go back to grade-school days at St. Benedict, when the nuns were teaching students.
There we stood, some 30 men and women strong of the – oh, let’s call it the Fightin’ Spring of ‘19 Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve Boss Lift Program Division – guns on our shoulders, eyes staring down the lengths of barrels, waiting for the enemy to appear.
Mahler tells us in his “Second Symphony” that we all have a purpose, and that what we have long strived for and longed for can be attained.
It is a trite but true bit of investment advice that no one rings a bell at the top of bull markets, meaning that often, just when results are great and future prospects seem bright, an unexpected negative turn could be near at hand.
The Sam Contakos I knew was not the same man whose cold eyes stared back at me from a 40-year-old police mug shot I pulled from The Tribune-Democrat’s archives.
In addition to better weather, springtime heralds the return of baseball season. And, for long-suffering Pittsburgh Pirates fans, hope springs eternal for the home team in picturesque PNC Park.
Michael W. Grados made a triumphant splash in his return to national competitive swimming over the weekend at the United States Masters Swimming (USMS) Spring National Championships held in Mesa, Arizona.
We all know nutrition is important, and, as athletes, coaches or health-conscious individuals, we know we should get the proper nutrients and eat a well-balanced diet.
A generation ago, social critics decried an irreversible death of our great cities, publishing volumes on white flight, race riots and the precipitous decline of American manufacturing.
This Week's Circulars
Ann (Papcun), Friends received from 12:30 until time of funeral Mass 1 PM St. Michael Catholic Church. (Jean H. Kinley Funeral Home, Beaverdale)
Harold G. Jr., 82, Johnstown. (Hindman - Frankstown Road)
Linda, 73, Johnstown. (Francis G. Ozog Funeral Home, Inc.)
Helen (Skamla) (Oherrick), 59, Johnstown. (Hindman, Chandler Ave.)
Donald E., 84, of Homer City RD. (Askew-Houser, Nanty Glo)
- Police: Northern Cambria man assaulted girl
- Dead woman’s husband charged in second unrelated assault
- Pair of NCAA wrestling champs transferring to UPJ
- Johnstown marijuana dispensary under new ownership
- Two die in separate Somerset County incidents
- Police: Johnstown woman attacked 10 hospital employees
- Former Somerset lawmaker remembered after fatal tractor accident
- Pizza shop owner heads to trial for alleged indecent contact with worker
- Woman hit and killed by FedEx truck in Ligonier
- Hearing scheduled for Paint Township man who police say confessed to strangling wife