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About David
Freelance Photographer with over 35 years experience in press photography and 7 years as Picture Editor on Johnston Press's North West Picture Desk and shifts working on the Sunday Express.

Pa. jail staff credited as ‘lifesavers’ after visitor has cardiac episode

17 Mar 2024  |  ems1.com
Somerset County Jail staff were honored for saving a woman who went into cardiac arrest after visiting her son at the facility. The team, supervised by Deputy Warden David Krouse, performed CPR and used a defibrillator to stabilize her heart rate until ambulance crews arrived. UPMC's Cheryl Rickens praised the staff for their quick action and presented them with certificates and Lifesavers candy. The incident highlighted the importance of training and teamwork in emergency situations.

Pennsylvania Officials Seek Input on 5-Year Internet Plan

10 Oct 2023  |  govtech.com
Pennsylvania residents have until October 10 to provide feedback on the 'Connecting the Commonwealth' initiative, a five-year plan to improve broadband internet access, reliability, and affordability. The plan, which aims to address high-speed internet shortfalls with $1.6 billion in funds, focuses on expanding infrastructure, reducing costs, and increasing digital literacy. State Rep. Carl Walker Metzgar emphasized the importance of accessibility for rural areas, likening the expansion to rural electrification. Feedback can be submitted through a form linked in the draft document available on the state's website.

Passengers, crew remembered on 22nd anniversary of 9/11 in Shanksville

11 Sep 2023  |  Yahoo News
On the 22nd anniversary of 9/11, family members and hundreds of visitors gathered at the Flight 93 National Memorial in Shanksville, Pennsylvania, to honor the 40 passengers and crew who died. The ceremony included emotional tributes, with National Park Service officials and attendees recognizing the bravery of those aboard Flight 93. Rabbi Hazzan Jeffrey Myers emphasized the importance of passing on the stories of 9/11 to future generations. Various individuals, including a Boy Scouts troop and a Combat Veterans Motorcycle Association member, reflected on the historical significance and the inspiring legacy of the passengers and crew.

Rosedale: 100 Years The downfall of 'Fighting Joe' Cauffiel

28 Aug 2023  |  news.yahoo.com
Joseph Cauffiel, Johnstown's mayor and magistrate, was known for his harsh treatment of Black individuals, including a staged execution of two Black juveniles. His notoriety peaked with a banishment order against Black and Mexican residents in 1923, which drew national criticism and an investigation by Pennsylvania Governor Gifford Pinchot. Despite his defense of the order as a safety measure, the move was seen as politically motivated, coinciding with the rise of the Ku Klux Klan and racial tensions. Cauffiel's subsequent election loss and a corruption scandal involving payments from a gambling house operator led to his conviction and imprisonment. He was pardoned due to ill health and died of bladder cancer in 1932. His story reflects the broader societal issues of the time, including the Klan's influence and the struggle for civil rights.

Dog's day: Bullies on Ice show draws smiles, offers time for networking

12 Aug 2023  |  Yahoo News
The 1st Summit Arena hosted Bulldogs on Ice, an event for bulldog breeders and enthusiasts, organized by Kristie and Adam Rosenbaum. The event featured a dog show with judges from the UK, Ireland, and the US, and offered networking opportunities for breeders like Jake and Stacy Roy of Mainely Frenchies. Vendors sold bulldog-related products, and attendees enjoyed performances by dogs like Rampage, a skateboarding French bulldog. The Rosenbaums plan to bring the event back in 2024.

John Murtha Johnstown-Cambria County Airport Hangar Construction to Begin This Month; Negotiations Planned With Tenants

20 Jul 2023  |  www.aviationpros.com
Construction is set to begin on a two-unit corporate hangar at John Murtha Johnstown-Cambria County Airport, with prospective tenants interested in the 4,000-square-foot hangars. Lease agreements are being drafted for two-year periods starting January, with a monthly rate of $1,500 through 2025. The airport retains termination rights at the end of each term and requires authority approval for subleasing. The hangars will feature heating systems, private restrooms, and 18-foot doors for corporate aircraft. The $2 million project is managed by Darr Construction. The airport's commercial air service, partially funded by the Essential Air Service program, is up for renewal as the contract with SkyWest Airlines expires this fall. Proposals are due by August 15, with SkyWest intending to reapply. Passenger counts are at a 20-year high, and efforts are underway to attract ultra-low-cost carriers. A parking lot paving project is expanding, and local efforts to bolster business development include overlapping a new Airport Land Development Zone with the existing Keystone Opportunity Expansion Zone, offering tax incentives for businesses.

5 talking points: Chelsea aim to snap goal-scoring drought in Lampard's return to Stamford Bridge

14 Apr 2023  |  pff.com
Premier League teams are preparing for the weekend's matches with a focus on key players and their statistical performances. Aston Villa and Newcastle United are in good form, with Villa's Ollie Watkins and Newcastle's Alexander Isak showing impressive shooting grades. Chelsea, under Frank Lampard, are looking to end a goal-scoring drought against Brighton, who are still in the race for Europe. Manchester City aims to maintain their pursuit of Arsenal with a win against Leicester City, highlighting Jack Grealish's recent form. Arsenal seeks to continue their title challenge against West Ham United, with Gabriel Jesus returning from injury. Nottingham Forest faces Manchester United, who will be without the injured Marcus Rashford, putting the spotlight on other United attackers.

5 talking points: Erling Haaland a doubt for Manchester City's clash with Liverpool

31 Mar 2023  |  www.pff.com
The Premier League returns with key fixtures, including Manchester City vs. Liverpool, where Erling Haaland's injury status puts more pressure on Kevin De Bruyne. Nottingham Forest and Wolves face off in a crucial relegation battle, while Chelsea and Aston Villa look to continue their recent good form. Newcastle United and Manchester United clash in a battle for Champions League qualification, and Everton hopes to continue their defensive improvement under Sean Dyche against Tottenham. Key players like Ollie Watkins, Enzo Fernandez, Marcus Rashford, Fabian Schär, Dan Burn, James Tarkowski, and Harry Kane are highlighted for their performances and impact.

Broadband Authority Collects Data for Pennsylvania Expansion

30 Mar 2023  |  govtech.com
The Pennsylvania Broadband Development Authority is preparing to use $1.16 billion in funds to upgrade internet service across the state, with a focus on rural areas. Community meetings are being held to gather feedback for a five-year action plan required by the federal government. Local leaders, business operators, and internet service providers are providing input on local internet needs. The plan aims to address areas considered 'under-served' or 'unserved' based on internet speed. The expansion is expected to begin in 2024 after federal approval of the action plan.

Video to be central part of case in SCI-Somerset officer's killing; dozens of pretrial matters debated at hearing

15 Mar 2023  |  Yahoo Entertainment
Surveillance video depicting a fatal assault against SCI-Somerset corrections officer Mark Baserman in 2018 will be central to the homicide case against inmate Paul Jawon Kendrick. Defense attorneys plan to have Kendrick examined by a neuropsychiatrist, suggesting childhood trauma may be used as a defense. The hearing addressed over 30 pre-trial motions, including the potential death penalty and a change of venue due to media coverage. The judge will review the videos before ruling. The defense also raised concerns about a possible Brady disclosure violation and the need for additional records from the Department of Corrections.

Cambria County attorneys establish law firm together in Ebensburg

07 Jan 2023  |  news.yahoo.com
John Lovette III and Joe Sutton, both with extensive experience as Cambria County public defenders, have opened a law firm in Ebensburg, Pennsylvania. They bring a combined 27 years of legal practice to their new venture, which will continue to serve the local community in various legal matters, including criminal defense and estate planning. The firm opened in the First United Federal Building, and both attorneys plan to maintain their roles as part-time public defenders while expanding their private practice.

'Sacrifices they made': Veteran gravesites adorned with wreaths locally, nationwide

18 Dec 2022  |  sports.yahoo.com
On National Wreaths Across America Day, community groups, including Windber Area High School athletes and Windber VFW Post 4795, laid 880 wreaths at St. John Cantius Cemetery and other sites in Windber, PA, as part of a nationwide effort to honor veterans. The nonprofit initiative, which began in Maine in 2007, aims to remember and honor those who served and sacrificed for America's freedom. Patty Ramsay placed a wreath at her father's gravesite, and Cody Stenger, a first-time volunteer, expressed the importance of giving back to veterans.

Implant left patient able to hear his granddaughter

04 Sep 2017  |  Mail Online
Raymond Kelly, at 91, became the oldest patient to receive a cochlear implant, which restored his hearing, allowing him to hear his great-granddaughter. Despite his profound deafness and the ineffectiveness of hearing aids, the surgery at St George’s Hospital in London was successful. Consultant surgeon Robert Harris explained the benefits of the new, thinner implant and its safer insertion process. The operation costs £25,000 and is seen as life-changing, with hopes that more people will recognize the benefits of cochlear implants.

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