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CHILD CARE IN CRISIS | 'There's truly a shortage': Barriers to child care hinder workers, employers, economy

Alicia Sprangle opened a child care center during the pandemic, even as many were closing. In fact, she opened in the same building of a program that had recently closed. Since February, she’s been serving 19 children, ages 6 weeks to 6 years old, whose families live within walking distance of her new Moxham location. During the seven-month gap between the closing of the former center closing and the opening of Sprangle’s, those child care slots did not exist.
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Tyrone wins first-ever state baseball title

UNIVERSITY PARK — Tyrone third baseman Brandon Lucas fielded a sharply-hit grounder and threw to first base for an out just like he’s done hundreds of times. But this time, it meant so much more. The simple play ignited a raucous celebration for a team and a community that had...
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CHILD CARE IN CRISIS | Many advocating for 'high-quality' early childhood education

Leah Spangler, CEO of The Learning Lamp, is an advocate for early childhood education, especially due to the benefits such programs provide. “Having access to quality child care and preschool ensures that children build the foundational skills they need to succeed in kindergarten and beyond,” she said. “That includes things like pre-reading and math skills and social-emotional development.”
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Behind the desk: Begin With Us Child Care and Preschool Inc.

Family: Husband, Kurt Cove; daughters Kersti and Alexa; and sons Ian, Eli and Mason. What products or services does your company provide? Begin With Us provides a child care program for infants and toddlers, preschool education for 3- and 4-year-old children and summer “Camp Us” for school-age children. Who are...

TAHS hosts final Pa. FFA convention session

Tyrone Area High School served as host for the final session of the 2021 Pennsylvania State Future Farmers of America Convention on June 11, and several students took home awards in various categories. “The Tyrone Area School District administration (was) very open to the idea from the start and throughout...

Huntingdon woman receives AAUW award

Juniata College graduate, Audrey Marker, is the recipient of the annual award from the Huntingdon Branch of the Association of American University Women (AAUW) presented to a Juniata College senior woman. The award is given to a student who plans to continue her education at the graduate school level. She also exemplifies the standards of AAUW in that she has been a good student and citizen and an asset to Juniata College and the community.

CSP wins 8-7 on baseball senior day

It was senior day and the first game of the baseball season played on the Clymer diamond. And it was quite a game filled with drama and a spectacular finish for the Wolfpack. The Clymer/Sherman/Panama team remained undefeated with a foot-stomping 8-7 win over Chautauqua Lake on Wednesday. Before the...
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Three school districts get funding for vape detectors

Three local school districts, working in conjunction with the Cambria County Drug & Alcohol Program, have updated policies and purchased specialized equipment in an effort to help slow what one administrator described as an “epidemic” of vaping among students. Blacklick Valley, Forest Hills and Richland children found vaping will be...
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School officials react to Wolf’s charter reforms

Officials from area school districts have reacted favorably to Gov. Tom Wolf’s recent efforts to implement charter school reform. But one charter school leader says the governor’s plan is harmful to institutions like his. Pennsylvania Leadership Charter School CEO James Hanak said Wolf’s push for reform represents a conflict of...

Golden Eagles' title is a true team championship

Most people already knew all season that Tyrone baseball was pretty good, but it became clear over the past week that they were more along the lines of elite. Some people that aren’t familiar with the team have asked recently, ‘Who is the best player on the team?’ There really is no clear-cut answer because there are at least a half-dozen players that would be in consideration.

C-K Graduates Reminded at 100th Commencement: 'Education is Key'

Family and friends attending Claysburg-Kimmel High School's 100th commencement exercises sat in folding camping chairs and at picnic tables to watch their loved ones graduate. Claysburg-Kimmel's commencement was held on June 5, 2021. Graduation took place at Claysburg Community Park. Music for the ceremony was provided by Thomas Ringler. The...

WHS Football Team Receives Awards

On Sunday, June 13, the Williamsburg football team held their awards assembly at the Williamsburg Community Center. Award winners included Most Improved, Aidan Frew; Pat Tillman Award, Ian Crouch; Dee Verbonitz Memorial Award, Shane Brantner; Galen Hall Back Award, Wes McCall; Galen Hall Lineman Award, Shane Brantner; Charles Black Special Teams Award, Jahmarea Wansley; Offensive Player of the Year, Lambert Palmer; Defensive Player of the Year, Tyler Clark; and the Blanket Award winners (MVPs) were Tyler Clark and Wes McCall.

WHS: 'We Made It!'

Secondary Principal Michael Jones said to the packed crowd during the Williamsburg Class of 2021 commencement exercises at the gym, "We made it!" "Not just you guys," he said, referring to the members of the graduating class. "We all made it." Jones gestured to the crowd and teacher section. Jones...


The 2021 Ken Lantzy All-Star Classic football game kicks off at 7 o’clock tonight at Greater Johnstown High School, and the game for recently-graduated high school seniors will feature a great number of Heritage Conference players on both rosters. For the South:. Homer Center- Ben Schmidt, Drew Kochman, Travis Mock.