| 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...
| 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...
| 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...
| Feb 15, 2012
| 6:00 PM
It appears Somerset County will have two congressional primary races on April 24.
According to the unofficial candidate list from the Pennsylvania Department of State, Mark Critz, Johnstown, and Jason Altmire, McCandless, are the only two Democrats on...
| Jan 20, 2012
| 7:51 PM
Pennsylvania's state House majority leader, Mike Turzai, told top Republican Party officials this week he plans to run for a U.S. House seat in southwestern Pennsylvania, two party activists said Friday.
Turzai is informing key people of his decision...
| Jan 20, 2012
| 7:57 PM
U.S. Rep. Mark Critz, D-Johnstown, offered support and encouragement Friday to Acosta residents hoping to save their post office from closure. Critz called for unity among rural communities facing similar closings.
"Small communities need to fight this...
| Jul 9, 2012
| 5:14 PM
In 2005, Congress passed the Stolen Valor Act, which made it illegal to falsely claim to have won a military medal or decoration, with even stricter penalties for those who claim to have received the Congressional Medal of Honor. But last month the...