| Mar 13, 2012
| 6:00 PM
U.S. Rep. Mark Critz, D-Johnstown, stopped in Somerset Tuesday as part of his goal to visit 100 small businesses by the end of the week.
Critz, a member of the House Small Business Committee, said during a tour of Gross Bros. Welding & Fabrication in...
| Mar 14, 2012
| 7:26 PM
Senate passage of a federal transportation bill that includes a toll credit measure necessary to finish Route 219 is a step forward for the project.
But the bill still has to pass the House, where lawmakers have been working on their own plan. Toll...
| Mar 22, 2012
| 8:08 PM
While the delivery was different the message from speakers at the annual Somerset County Democratic spring banquet was the same: Democrats need to be voted into office to turn the country around.
The event was held Thursday evening in the Berlin...
| Apr 9, 2012
| 6:03 PM
As colleagues turned competitors by GOP-led redistricting, U.S. Reps. Mark Critz and Jason Altmire spent Monday evening drawing distinctions between their stances.
The Democratic congressmen debated for an hour at the University of Pittsburgh at...
| Dec 15, 2011
Local political leaders say they are disappointed with the new congressional maps.
The maps were released Tuesday and show the state divided into 18 districts after losing one as a result of the 2010 census. State lawmakers are expected to finalize the...
| Dec 15, 2011
U.S. Rep. Jason Altmire was not surprised that his congressional district was merged with the 12th Congressional District held by U.S. Rep. Mark Critz.
"Pa. loses a seat and the best way to get that done was to merge these two districts," he said....
| Dec 20, 2011
| 3:37 PM
The final version of the congressional redistricting map is awaiting Gov. Tom Corbett's signature.
While there were some changes across the state, the Somerset County split remains the same with Republican U.S. Rep. Bill Shuster losing some of...
| 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 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...