Location: * Northeast, Pennsylvania
Position: Johnstown, located about 70 miles southeast of Pittsburgh, in Cambria County, is a one-time coal and steel manufacturing hub that was devastated by deindustrialization. Population has dropped by more than two thirds since its mid-century peak. It ran a deficit for 24 years and is now is struggling to come up $165 million to fix its river-destroying sewer system. More opioids were shipped to Cambria County than any other county in Pennsylvania. Johnstown is the place where national reporters parachute in to understand how one-time labor supporters voted for Donald Trump in 2016. This on-the-ground reporter covers county political, business, and environmental issues.
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