| Dec 13, 2011
| 6:20 PM
An amendment to expand the institutional sexual assault statute to teachers and caregivers is on its way to the Pennsylvania Senate.
State Rep. Carl Walker Metzgar, R-Allegheny Township, said he helped place an amendment in a bill that strengthens the...
| Dec 16, 2011
| 3:01 PM
I have seen Meyersdale Area School District make some strides to become a better school over the last several weeks.
The informal meetings and the family update information and what the school is doing to avoid this from happening again are a few...
| 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 8, 2012
| 7:47 PM
It was a dream come true for Somerset County coroner Wally Miller when he was recognized by the Pittsburgh Penguins this weekend.
Miller, who oversaw the Flight 93 crash site, was honored for his efforts at the beginning of the Penguins versus New Jersey...
| 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...
| Jan 13, 2012
| 4:26 PM
On Friday morning the wind chill factor was 2 degrees below zero, but for the first time in months June and Edward Bailey didn't care. They were warm. There was heat in their Acosta home.
For the past few years, after paying their house payment, the...
| Jan 16, 2012
Republican state Rep. Mike Reese said he is ready for a smooth transition into Somerset County as he will represent 6,200 residents after the November election.
Reese of Mount Pleasant, saw his district shift after new maps were signed into law in...
| Jan 25, 2012
| 6:00 PM
Although Wednesday’s Supreme Court decision on the General Assembly’s maps has left more questions than answers, one thing is clear: The court found the plan “contrary to law.”
Pennsylvania’s highest court ruled Wednesday to...
| Feb 7, 2012
Local lawmakers have mixed feelings on the budget Republican Gov. Tom Corbett released Tuesday morning.
Corbett announced that his $27.14 billion budget closes a projected shortfall of $700 million and reduces spending by $20 million. It meets the state'...
| Feb 8, 2012
| 12:09 PM
Tree tapping ceremony sponsored by Somerset County Maple Producers, 2 p.m. Feb. 25 at Hillegas Sugar Camp, 538 Dividing Ridge Road, Fairhope — off Route 31 in Allegheny Township, approximately 14 miles east of Somerset. Watch for signs....
| Feb 17, 2012
It appears there will be no local primary races for General Assembly seats.
Based on the 2001 district maps, state Reps. Carl Walker Metzgar, R-Allegheny Township, and Frank Burns, D-East Taylor Township, will not have primary opposition on April 24....