Windber, PA

Police: Man steals vehicle, scraps it at recycling yard

SOMERSET COUNTY, Pa. (WTAJ)– A Boswell man faces charges after state police say he stole a vehicle and scrapped it at a recycling yard. On Jan. 1 state police received a report of a stolen 2000 Jeep Cherokee from a parking lot off of the 2000 block of Lincoln Highway in Jenner Township, according to […]
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Nearly 20 storage units broken into, state police investigate

CAMBRIA COUNTY, Pa. (WTAJ)– State police are investigating after nearly 20 storage units in Cambria County were broken into, state police say. According to state police, on Dec. 29, Storage units at Portage Storage, located off of Portage Street in Portage Township, were broken into and had weapons along with other items stolen out of […]
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Crews handle Saturday night house fire in Cambria County

CAMBRIA COUNTY, Pa. (WTAJ)–Crews worked to put out a house fire that broke out Saturday night in Cambria County. The Johnstown Firefighters-Local 463 posted on Facebook that the fire broke out around 9 p.m. at the 500 block of Franklin Street in Kernville. Crews could see smoke and fire coming out from the upper level […]
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Crews make quick work in house fire in Johnstown, no injuries

UPDATE: In a post by West Hills Regional Fire Department, the rear of a home on the 1100 block of Menoher Boulevard had been on fire but was contained within 20 minutes. No injuries were reported and the cause of the fire is still currently unknown. Below is the original story and was updated as […]

One sent to the hospital after crash in Johnstown

CAMBRIA COUNTY, Pa. (WTAJ)– One person was sent to the hospital after a vehicle crash occurred Saturday evening in Cambria County. The crash happened a little bit after 6 p.m. at the intersection of Corinne Avenue and Leroy Street in Johnstown, according to Cambria County dispatch. One person was sent to Conemaugh Memorial Medical Center […]

Jackson Township to create an advisory board to decide future of Rova Farms property

JACKSON TOWNSHIP, NJ – When the Jackson Township governing body chose to purchase the aging Rova Farms property, once a community and regional entertainment hot spot, they had no future plan in mind for the land and remaining buildings. Once a vacation destination for New Jersey’s large Russian Orthodox community, Rova Farms has fallen into disrepair and has sat vacant for decades.

Ophthalmologist leads field in research, instruction

Former Hollidaysburg resident Dr. James Tsai, 58, has forged an impressive career in ophthalmology research, instruction and leadership. Tsai is president of the New York Eye and Ear Infirmary of Mount Sinai in Manhattan — America’s first and longest operating specialty hospital — and is system chairman of the Department of Ophthalmology at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai and Mount Sinai Health System.

Monday's Westmoreland Sports Notebook

Greater Latrobe wrestling edges national-ranked opponent. Making the trek to Colorado last week, the Greater Latrobe wrestling team notched an impressive victory, defeating Pomona, which was nationally ranked. The Wildcats win against the No. 20 team in the country came in thrilling fashion, as Wyatt Held recorded a fall late in the third period to give GL the 34-33 triumph on Friday. Greater Latrobe also defeated Monarch 52-17. On Saturday, the Wildcats competed in the Ron Granieri Tournament, in which they had three individual champions and finished second in the team standings. The Greater Latrobe winners included Luke Willochell at 106 pounds, Vinny Kilkeary at 120, and Nate Roth at 138.

Female Spotlight Athlete of the Week | Josie Snyder

Athletic achievements: In basketball, 2021 all-WestPAC selection, 2021 Somerset County MVP and first-team selection, 2019-20 Somerset County MVP and first-team selection and member of 2019 PIAA Class 1A semifinalist team; in softball, 2019 WestPAC South champions; in volleyball, 2021 District 5 and Somerset County first team, 2020 District 5 and Somerset County first-team selection, 2019 Somerset County second-team selection and 2018 District 5 and Somerset County second-team pick.

Male Spotlight Athlete of the Week | Cody Williams

Sports: Basketball, baseball, track and field and football. Parents: Buck and Michelle Williams, of Twin Rocks. Athletic achievements: In basketball, three-year letterman; in baseball, two-year letterman; in track and field, two-year letterman; in football, four-year letterman, 2021 MaxPreps Blacklick Valley Player of the Year and 2021 Pennsylvania Football News Class 1A all-state honorable mention.

'They knew it was coming': Locals take initial snowfall in stride

JOHNSTOWN, Pa. – Christian McGuire didn’t know what to expect the roads to be like after working his shift on Sunday at the Bel-Air Plaza in Richland Township. Just before closing time at 8 p.m., McGuire was in the all-but-deserted plaza parking lot with a broom, cleaning off a co-worker’s car before moving on to his own. Walking through two or three inches of fluffy snow, he said he was not worried about getting home.

Project Resurrect Johnstown joins effort to help homeowners save structures

JOHNSTOWN, Pa. – The Rev. Donn Ed is making what he called a “mystical” return to his old hometown’s region to be part of Project Resurrect Johnstown. His organization, Allegheny County-based Hosanna Industries, will work collaboratively with the Johnstown Redevelopment Authority and the 1889 Foundation in an effort to help in-need homeowners preserve their properties by doing free repairs before the structures worsen and possibly become blighted and abandoned.
Clearfield Progress

Moshannon Valley competes at Claysburg Duals

CLAYSBURG — The Moshannon Valley wrestling team picked up a pair of wins at Saturday’s Claysburg Duals and finished 2-3 on the day. The Black Knights downed Central 60-12 and topped Cambria Heights 51-14. Mo Valley fell to Huntingdon (58-14), Northern Bedford (43-30) and River Valley (36-33). David...