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Blue Christmas Service offers hope, peace by: Rev. Alice Tondora

Christmas seems to come earlier every year, with the sounds of “Holly Jolly Christmas” and “It’s the Most Wonderful Time of the Year” ringing out whether you want it to or not. The fact is, for many people, Christmas is neither jolly nor wonderful. They have lost jobs, experienced financial hardships and health problems, and

2019-12-10T16:01:37-05:00

Levine: Addiction is not a ‘moral failure’

Addressing the opioid crisis gripping the state and nation requires a multifaceted approach, beginning with understanding the core issue, the state's top doctor told University of Pittsburgh at Johnstown students on Wednesday. "Addiction is a medical condition. It is not a moral failure," Dr. Rachel Levine, secretary of health, said during Pennsylvania Opioid Crisis and

2019-11-20T15:06:05-05:00

Treating opioid-use disorders By Andrew Gaunt

In response to the prevalence of opioid usage in Cambria and Somerset counties and surrounding areas, Conemaugh Memorial Medical Center offers both Medication-Assisted Treatment (MAT) and warm handoff protocol for patients who present to the department of emergency medicine with an opioid-use disorder. Read More...

2019-11-13T10:43:06-05:00

Drug Coalition says it ‘made progress’ but work is not complete

Since its formation in September 2016, the members and sectors of the Cambria County Drug Coalition “have stayed the course” in a three-pronged approach to bring leaders in law enforcement, treatment and prevention together to reverse the county’s drug problem. On Tuesday, the drug coalition held its annual community report outreach meeting at Richland High

2019-10-30T09:57:25-04:00

Cambria County Drug Coalition holds annual report

CAMBRIA COUNTY, Pa. (WJAC) — It was a busy week last week and over the weekend as communities across our region participated in red ribbon week and National Prescription Drug Take Back Day. In Cambria County, the events all came down to Tuesday as the annual Community Report Out event was held. Read More...

2019-10-30T09:53:01-04:00

Family of crash victim joins salute to first responders

Not everyone has the right stuff to be a first responder. Dealing with devastating fires, vehicle crashes and other emergencies takes strength of character. The regions' police officers, firefighters, emergency medical personnel and dispatchers were honored for their dedication at the second annual "First Responder Appreciation Breakfast," held Friday at Emmanuel Church in Richland Township.

2019-10-30T09:31:03-04:00