| 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 16, 2012
While the Senate version of the transportation bill includes the toll credit language change vital to Route 219's completion, Republican U.S. Rep. Bill Shuster is concerned with other changes the bill makes to Appalachian Development Highway System...
| Mar 20, 2012
| 9:17 PM
The Somerset County commissioners received word that this bridge over the Pennsylvania Turnpike in Jefferson Township will be replaced this summer. Charles J. Merlo Inc. of Mineral Point sent a letter to the commissioners stating the bridge on...
| Mar 25, 2012
| 3:48 PM
With the average price of regular gas now moving close to 3.90 cents more people are feeling the pain at the pump.
Along the Pennsylvania Turnpike in Lower Swatara Township, several drivers were trying to find ways to save.
Cathy Langer of Ohio was...
| Mar 27, 2012
| 9:06 PM
Kenneth Austin Stoy, 83, of Fort Loudon, died Monday, March 26, 2012, at home surrounded by his family. Born Feb. 9, 1929, in Somerset, Somerset County, he is the son of the late Charles Kenneth and Hilda E. (Schrock) Stoy. Also preceded in death by...
| Apr 3, 2012
| 6:39 PM
In March 1962, a terrible Nor'easter dubbed the Ash Wednesday Storm churned up the East Coast and devastated hundreds of miles of shoreline, including my favorite shore spot, Ocean City, N.J.
That pretty place and other New Jersey resort areas took an...
| Apr 4, 2012
| 2:37 PM
Last summer, or maybe the summer before, I was sitting on my porch after dark, just thinking some thoughts and gazing out at the neighborhood. I like to sit still with no light and listen to night's noises and breathe fresh evening air.
My view is not...
| Apr 10, 2012
| 7:54 PM
A $4.5 million project aimed at eliminating congestion near the Pennsylvania Turnpike interchange in Somerset is scheduled to begin Monday.
The undertaking will create two dead ends, funneling traffic away from several local businesses.
| Apr 11, 2012
| 8:23 PM
Representatives from three counties met with Gov. Tom Corbett's staff Wednesday to discuss the progress of completing Route 219 from Meyersdale to Somerset.
Kathleen Duffy Bruder, deputy chief of staff to Corbett, Jim Ritzman, deputy secretary for...
| Oct 9, 2012
| 4:09 PM
A change of leadership coming up at the Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission. Chief Executive Officer Roger E. Nutt announced Tuesday that he will be stepping down effective on October 31, 2012. Nutt had been CEO of the Turnpike Commission since...
| Oct 25, 2012
| 8:46 PM
NEW BALTIMORE — Losing their homes or property to widen the Pennsylvania Turnpike was difficult enough for some residents. And the way they learned of the project has added insult to injury, according to several concerned citizens.
| Oct 29, 2012
| 3:41 AM
The Pennsylvania Turnpike is now operating under a Weather Emergency.
Hurricane Sandy is currently moving northward across the Atlantic Ocean.
The storm is expected to make landfall along the east coast on Monday.
The storm will be producing strong...