| Mar 28, 2012
| 8:12 PM
The Somerset County Republican Spring Banquet featured a high-profile keynote speaker: the younger brother of Republican presidential hopeful Rick Santorum.
Dan Santorum spoke Wednesday in the Maple City on behalf of his brother, who is campaigning in...
| Apr 2, 2012
| 3:45 PM
U.S. Rep. Bill Shuster, R-Pa., is expected to announce $500,000 in federal funding related to Volvo Construction Equipment at an event Tuesday.
Shuster, state Sen. Richard Alloway, R-Franklin/Adams/York, local elected officials and Volvo...
| Apr 4, 2012
| 6:00 PM
Addressing economic concerns in a speech Wednesday, Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Corbett told a crowd he believes that Franklin County is poised for future growth and job creation.
The governor said he has even discussed Franklin and neighboring Adams counties...
| Dec 28, 2011
U.S. Rep. Jason Altmire said he is ready to work for the residents of Somerset County if elected to a fourth term in Congress.
Altmire, 43, spent the day in Somerset County Wednesday and stopped at the Daily American to discuss a variety of issues....
| Dec 28, 2011
| 3:51 PM
When U.S. Rep. Jason Altmire talks to people in Somerset County, he said everyone asks him about finishing Route 219 from Somerset to Meyersdale.
"The first thing everybody says is 219," he said. "It's the most important thing going on."
| Dec 30, 2011
| 6:14 PM
1. The 10th anniversary of Sept. 11, 2001, was chosen as the top story of the year by the Daily American news staff.
The Flight 93 National Memorial was dedicated on Sept. 10. Vice President Joe Biden and former presidents George W. Bush and Bill Clinton...
| Jan 5, 2012
| 2:23 PM
The Somerset County Chamber of Commerce is holding a Legislative Update & Reception Thursday at the Somerset Country Club.
The program begins at 3:30 p.m. with a reception following at 5 p.m. Registration will begin at 3:15 p.m.
The purpose of the event...
| Jan 12, 2012
Business leaders and elected officials gathered Thursday for a legislative update held by the Somerset County Chamber of Commerce.
About 75 people packed the Somerset Country Club to hear what the elected officials had to say.
The event began with...
| Feb 13, 2012
Democratic state Sen. John Wozniak announced Monday that he will seek another term in office.
Wozniak, 55, was elected to the Senate in 1996 and represents the 35th district.
"I think when you look at my overall record, I represent the west central part...
| Feb 8, 2012
| 4:02 PM
State and local leaders are bracing for another possible fight to protect military bases, including Letterkenny Army Depot in Chambersburg.
The U.S. Department of Defensewill request that Congress appoint a commission to study the future of military...
| Feb 10, 2012
| 3:48 PM
One of my top priorities in Congress since day one has been the completion of Route 219 in Somerset County. It is very rare that a transportation corridor attracts near universal support from all levels of government, but Route 219 is a special project....