| May 25, 2012
| 10:35 AM
It took almost 54 years, but Pennsylvania state Trooper Stephen R. Gyurke, who was killed in the line of duty, now has a bridge named after him.
Gyurke was assigned to the Somerset turnpike barracks. He stopped a tractor-trailer for a traffic violation...
| Nov 2, 2012
| 2:35 PM
The Boys Scouts of America Laurel Highlands Council honored three Somerset County women during its annual Salute to Women Luncheon Friday.
Somerset County Commissioner Pamela Tokar-Ickes welcomed the crowd of 180 to honor Michele Beener, Hazel...
| Nov 4, 2012
| 8:16 PM
The Meyersdale Area Watch Group is fighting against the dissolution of the Meyersdale Municipal Authority with a letter, a lawyer and a proposed motion.
Members plan to call for a motion to rescind the dissolution at the next borough council...
| Nov 7, 2012
| 8:16 PM
SEVEN SPRINGS — About 380 people celebrated 100 years of the Somerset County Chamber of Commerce at the organization's annual dinner Wednesday.
Chamber Executive Director Ron Aldom talked about the chamber's history in a room at Seven Springs...
| Aug 31, 2012
State Rep. Carl Walker Metzgar is trying to shepherd two bills through the Senate in Harrisburg.
The first repeals inheritance tax for everyone under the age of 21 who inherits money from a parent, stepparent or guardian. The legislation passed the...
| Sep 1, 2012
| 6:43 PM
With the state of the economy and the difficult nature of fundraising, new small games of chance regulations play an important part in how organizations, clubs and nonprofits are planning their events.
"The Local Option Small Games of Chance Act was...
| Jun 6, 2012
| 7:19 PM
Indian Lake Borough workers are putting the finishing touches on the municipality's new water line for well No. 2 — the Buckstown tank — today.
Water will be shut off at 9 a.m. for residences along West Shore Trail, West Shore Trail...
| Jun 8, 2012
| 2:34 PM
New Pennsylvania legislative maps were approved Friday afternoon keeping Sen. Rich Kasunic in Somerset County and moving Rep. Frank Burns and Sen. John Wozniak out.
The Legislative Reapportionment Commission approved the maps with a 4-1 vote Friday...
| Jun 15, 2012
Cadet 2nd Lt. Mary Dice of Somerset found time between athletics, Civil Air Patrol responsibilities and 4-H to earn the Gen. Billy Mitchell Award.
To achieve the Civil Air Patrol honor a cadet must pass a comprehensive leadership and aerospace test....
| Jun 30, 2012
| 6:02 PM
As the Pennsylvania Legislature continued eleventh hour budget discussions late Saturday, one thing appears certain: no tax hikes.
State Rep. Carl Walker Metzgar — interviewed in Harrisburg by phone — said this was a crucial component in...
| Jul 2, 2012
| 12:03 PM
The newly passed state budget contains $9.34 billion for public education.
That includes $5.4 billion for the basic education funding line item, which is an increase of $49 million over the 2011-12 budget, and $1.02 billion for special education funding,...