Dianna are you kidding! - 12/30/2006
Johnstown is a garbage dump with a wonderful history. Dianna the reason you think J-town is so fan-tabulous, is either because you live in Westmont or Richland, or you never leave the house. Moxham, Kernville, West End, Roxbury, Dale, Scalp, Riverside, Ferndale, Oakhurst, Southmont- are all sections of Johnstown; and are all garbage dumps.
Johnstown is as filthy as the polluted river that carves it's stinky way through the city. When coal and steel fell away, so did any future Johnstown had. At it's best, J-town was a reflection of Pittsburgh through a dirty mirror.
So, it only goes to say that when Pittsburgh lost coal and steel and turned to technology and medical fields to have a re-birth, so too would Johnstown.
Sadly, Johnstown's lack of leadership and it's severe brain-drain have left it dead in the water. You know, the 'ol up a poop creek without a paddle
Try to find a doctor who can either speak english or give a correct, timley diagnosis. Ha, or both.
OK OK FUNNY story. I swear this is true. You can not make this up. A woman was told by a J-town doctor that she had a worm under her skin, on her forehead, between her eyes that way slowly borrowing through her skull, and it would eventually enter her brain. It could not be removed, because that would certainly lead to infection, and death. This was very painful. She worked with my mother and over the ensuing weeks, had to eventually quit her job due to stress, pain and lack of sleep. At the urging of a friend, she went to a Pittsburgh doctor, and he asked her if she had ever had a broken nose. She said yes, about five years prior. Here, the "worm" was a bone fragment that a Johnstown "doctor" left there when he repaired the broken nose. It was working its was out of her body naturally. Harmlessly. After a short proceedure, the fragment was removed and that was that.
Dianna, please do yourself a favor. Do not go out side, it will ruin your fantasy. Stay in your home with your head in the sand. And listen to the soothing sound of Marty Radovanic's voice. Do the rest of us a favor and stop glorifying Johnstown- it's over. You can put a dress on a pig, but it's still a pig isn't it?
The one true bright spot in Johnstown, is Coney Island and the SunDowner!