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Dan Cheever has joined UMF Medical, Johnstown, a leading manufacturer of innovative exam tables and procedure chairs, as vice president of sales and marketing.

Gov. Tom Wolf announced Friday that he will nominate Alison Beam, one of his top advisers, to serve in the post of secretary of health to replace Dr. Rachel Levine, who was named assistant secretary of health by President Joe Biden on Tuesday.

Robert Gleason, a Westmont resident, will continue to be a liaison between the military and his hometown region thanks to his recent reappointment to the Board of Visitors to the U.S. Air Force Academy.

Due to ongoing COVID-19 concerns, the March for Life event traditionally held in Washington, D.C., against the legality of abortion, will be presented virtually beginning at 11 a.m. Friday.

Roofers from Professional Construction Solutions of Johnstown remove old roof shingles from this home along the 1000 block of Weaver Court in Southmont on Friday, Jan. 22, 2021.

Richard Clark, a Cresson native and Mount Aloysius College master of business administration student, has helped the Keystone Regional Fire & Rescue Department land a $10,000 grant as part of his fund development class.

A customer inspects the damage at Conzatti’s Italian Market on Scalp Avenue in Richland Township on Friday, Jan. 22, 2021, after an SUV crashed through the front window. 


A Pennsylvania company has invented a face mask embedded with virus-killing technology that could revolutionize the way personal protective equipment is employed by reducing the need for disposable face masks.

Volunteers (from left) Frank Oliveros and Bobby Hayes load boxes of dry food into the trunk of a vehicle during St. Vincent de Paul Family Soup Kitchen food box distribution on Thursday, Jan. 21, 2021, in the group’s parking lot at 641 Main St. in Johnstown. 

North Star School District will hold kindergarten registration Feb. 15 for children who will enter kindergarten in the fall at North Star Central Elementary, 1215 Morris Ave., Boswell.


Although Ben Grove, an American government and history teacher at Forest Hills High School, watched most of the 59th inauguration by himself due to a prep period, he kept the news coverage on for his pupils in the next class.

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Cambria and Somerset counties combined for 10 new COVID-19 deaths and Blair and Bedford added 11 more among a record 401 deaths in Wednesday’s Pennsylvania Department of Health update.

After nearly two years, the legal battle between state Rep. Frank Burns, D-East Taylor Township, and the Pennsylvania Liquor Control Board has come to an end with the elected official claiming victory.

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