| Feb 21, 2012
| 6:00 PM
U.S. Rep. Mark Critz’s campaign has filed a petition to strike Jason Altmire’s name from the Democratic primary ballot, alleging that 942 of his 1,651 signatures are invalid.
The campaign filed the complaint Tuesday in Commonwealth Court...
| Feb 23, 2012
A second petition challenge has been filed in a Somerset County congressional primary.
Paperwork was filed Tuesday to challenge the nomination petition of Travis G. Schooley, a Republican running in the 9th Congressional District primary against U.S....
| Feb 28, 2012
| 5:00 PM
Candidates in the 12th Congressional District have mixed opinions on pending legislation that would suspend pay for lawmakers if a budget is not passed on time.
The No Budget, No Pay Act would require Congress to pass all appropriations bills by Oct. 1...
| Jul 27, 2012
| 8:25 PM
Former Gov. Mark Schweiker said he wasn’t optimistic that the nine trapped Quecreek miners would be rescued alive, but that didn’t matter.
What did matter was that volunteers and rescue workers never gave up.
“We were only...
| Jul 31, 2012
| 6:49 AM
A bipartisan foursome of Pennsylvania lawmakers thanked the U.S. Transportation Department Tuesday for approving a $3 million grant dedicated to the Flight 93 National Memorial in Somerset County.
The site honoring the 40 passengers and crew that died in...
| Jul 31, 2012
| 11:10 AM
TheU.S. Department of Transportation's Federal Highway Administration has awarded a $3 million grant to the National Park Service for the Flight 93 National Memorial.
While the announcement from U.S. Rep. Mark Critz's office on Tuesday stated that the...
| Aug 3, 2012
| 7:19 PM
The Somerset County Farm Bureau's annual Legislative Farm Tour dispelled speculations of suffering in the county's agricultural community.
"Produce has really come around in the last few weeks," Larry Cogan, bureau vice president, said. "If I could...
| Aug 6, 2012
| 6:21 PM
It appears that the race for the 12th Congressional District has become a war of words — and employee tax classifications.
On Monday the campaign for U.S. Rep. Mark Critz, D-Johnstown, called on Republican candidate Keith Rothfus of Edgeworth to...
| Aug 8, 2012
| 12:06 PM
The Allegheny County Democratic Committee chairwoman announced Wednesday that she is asking the Internal Revenue Service and Pennsylvania Department of Revenue to investigate whether a congressional candidate has failed to pay taxes.
According to a...
| Aug 8, 2012
| 4:57 PM
The Postal Service has defaulted. But who really defaulted? Could it be those members or Congress who have failed in attempting to fix the problem? It is an established fact, that the pre-funding of future retirees health benefits has placed an...
| Aug 14, 2012
Nearly $60 million in new contracts and a new business initiative were announced Tuesday morning at a Johnstown Area Regional Industries press conference.
The three announcements were complimented by U.S. Rep. Mark Critz, D-Johnstown — who...