Latest Johnstown, Pennsylvania Stories

2014-05-31 00:20:05

WASHINGTON, May 31, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Following is the daily "Profile America" feature from the U.S. Census Bureau: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20110428/DC91889LOGO HISTORIC DELUGE Profile America -- Saturday, May 31st.( )One of the worst calamities to hit the U.S. happened on this date in 1889 -- the Johnstown, Pennsylvania Flood. Torrential rains caused a nearby artificial lake, created for a fishing and hunting resort, to spill over and weaken its earthen...

2014-05-22 23:06:02

On May 31, ASDSO will host an event remembering the South Fork Dam failure and highlighting the importance of dam safety in partnership with the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), the U.S. National Park Service and the Johnstown Area Heritage Association (JAHA). Lexington, Ky. (PRWEB) May 22, 2014 On the afternoon of May 31, 1889, the South Fork Dam burst after record-breaking rainfall, sending 20 million tons of water hurtling downstream toward Johnstown, Pa. To this day, this...

2014-05-12 12:22:46

NEW YORK, May 12, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Aterian Investment Partners ("Aterian"), a leading private equity firm, announces that one of its affiliates has acquired Johnstown Wire Technologies, Inc. ("Johnstown Wire," or the "Company"). Johnstown Wire is the largest independent producer of high-quality, value-added carbon and alloy wire in North America. The Company focuses on customized specialty wire products consisting of cold heading quality, plated, and premium direct-drawn...

2014-02-18 12:26:35

PITTSBURGH, Feb. 18, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- For the 12th consecutive year, Highmark is hosting its Walk for a Healthy Community fundraiser to benefit nonprofit organizations. Online registration is now open for walkers. The annual spring walks will occur in Pittsburgh, Harrisburg, Bethlehem, Johnstown and Erie for the benefit of 184 nonprofit organizations across Pennsylvania. Highmark's Walk for a Healthy Community provides a yearly opportunity for community members to support participating...

2014-01-10 16:21:30

JOHNSTOWN, Pa. and ALTOONA, Pa., Jan. 10, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Sinclair Broadcast Group, Inc. (Nasdaq: SBGI) announced that James Doty has been named General Manager of WJAC-TV (NBC 6) in the Johnstown/Altoona, Pennsylvania market. The announcement was made by Steve Pruett, Co-Chief Operating Officer of Sinclair's television group. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20100119/PH39783LOGO ) In making the announcement, Mr. Pruett said, "We are pleased to have Jim join the team...

2013-10-29 23:31:36

Minahan Signs’ vast signage experience and mastery of new technologies helps USSCO Federal Credit Union expand their community outreach with a Vantage LED sign. Johnstown, PA (PRWEB) October 29, 2013 Todd Cover, USSCO’s Chief Executive Officer, wanted to find a different way to reach out to the community by extending programs and service information to members and non-members. USSCO Federal Credit Union works hard to achieve its goal of people helping people as opposed to being solely...

Word of the Day
  • Exultant; jubilant; triumphant; on the high horse.
  • Tipsy; slightly intoxicated.
This word may come from the phrase 'to set cock on hoop,' or 'to drink festively.' Its origin otherwise is unclear. A theory, according to the Word Detective, is that it's a 'transliteration of the French phrase 'coq a huppe,' meaning a rooster displaying its crest ('huppe') in a pose of proud defiance.' Therefore, 'cock-a-hoop' would 'liken a drunken man to a boastful and aggressive rooster.'