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When the planes crashed into the World Trade Center, the Pentagon and a field in Shanksville, Pennsylvania, 18 years ago, our world was thrown into chaos.


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:

If there were to be a promotional video for this column it should have me sidling in from the background, Twilight Zone style, cigarette in hand, and saying in my best Rod Serling voice, “Submitted for your approval.”

Downtown Chicago bustled with activity this week as the Big Ten Conference hosted its 48th annual media days. With the college football season on the horizon, representatives from the conference’s 14 member schools converged on the Windy City for the summer rite of passage.

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.

This Week's Circulars


Yvonne Eileen, 4 P.M. at Scalp Level Church of the Brethren. Arrangements by Hoffman Funeral Home & Cremation Services, Davidsville.

Judith E., 78, Johnstown, died September 19, 2019. Arrangements by the family and Picking-Treece-Bennett Mortuary, Inc., 921 Menoher Blvd. are incomplete. (PTBMORTUARY.COM)

FAVREAU- Harold "Frenchie," 71, Johnstown. Passed away September 20, 2019 at home. Born June 23, 1948 in Beekmantown, NY. Son of Emery and Bertha (Jarvis) Favreau. Preceded in death by parents and brother Clarence "Pete." Survived by wife of 51 years Darlene (Kimmel); children Lisa Vasbinder…

Yole V., (Gusmerotti), 89, Jerome. Arrangements by Hoffman Funeral Home & Cremation Services, Davidsville.