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Water agency seeks auction alternative

August 22, 2014 The Altoona Water Authority next week will present a proposal in answer to City Council’s controversial plan for the long-term lease of the water and sewer systems operated by the authority in... more »»


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Water agency seeks auction alternative

August 22, 2014 The Altoona Water Authority next week will present a proposal in answer to City Council’s controversial plan for the long-term lease of the water and sewer systems operated by the authority in... more »»

Blair County Prison warden wants to offer GED tests

August 22, 2014 HOLLIDAYSBURG — The Blair County Prison might be inching closer to being able to again offer inmates the opportunity to take the General Educational Develop­ment tests. more »»

Historians to honor Civil War colonel

August 22, 2014 A few months ago, when John Crider opened a book filled with Col. William Gray Murray’s papers, he was likely the first person to do so in 90 years. more »»

Corbett visits McLanahan Corp.

August 22, 2014 HOLLIDAYSBURG — The crowd at McLanahan Corp. fell silent Thursday as Gov. Tom Corbett peered into a gigantic metal tub. more »»

Fire at Blair County Prison in November costs $265,130

August 22, 2014 HOLLIDAYSBURG — Repairs to the Blair County Prison laundry, temporarily shut down last November by fire, cost $265,130, according to a report received Thurs­day by the prison board. more »»

Local Sports

Dragons bounce Chestnut Ridge

August 22, 2014 MARTINSBURG—Mikaela McGraw, Rachel Brumbaugh, Adrienne Clark and Ellie King won singles matches for Central as it defeated Chestnut Ridge, 5-2, in high school girls tennis on Thursday. more »»

Love: Some fond memories of 1970s golf gear

August 22, 2014 Having golfed locally for nearly four decades, it’s interesting to reflect on the changes I’ve witnessed since first picking up a club in the mid-1970. more »»

Dillon captures first place at Iron Masters

August 22, 2014 ORE HILL — Matt Dillon claimed his first Iron Masters Club Championship with a 149, edging Garth Honsaker by one shot. more »»

Sanchez helps Pirates end losing streak

August 21, 2014 PITTSBURGH — The Pittsburgh Pirates were looking for a way to break their seven-game losing skid. more »»

Eagles offense test for Steelers

August 21, 2014 PHILADELPHIA — LeSean McCoy’s left toe turned an ordinary preseason game into one worth watching. more »»

PSU’s line gets reinforcements

August 22, 2014 UNIVERSITY PARK — New Penn State football coach James Franklin knows he has one of the best quarterbacks in the Big Ten — and maybe the nation — in Christian Hackenberg. more »»

Meet the PSU staff: defensive coordinator Bob Shoop

August 22, 2014 Meet the PSU staff: Defensive coordinator coach Bob Shoop Hometown: Oakmont Family: wife, Maura; sons, Tyler and Jay Education: Bachelor’s in economics, Yale Playing experience: wide receiver, Yale... more »»

PSU youngsters will get chance to help

August 21, 2014 The promise of early playing time has been a big drawing card in recruiting for Penn State the past few years, and Wednesday coach James Franklin singled out several true freshmen being counted on t... more »»

Meet the PSU staff: Defensive line coach Sean Spencer

August 21, 2014 Hometown: Hartford, Conn. more »»

Meet the new psu staff: QB coach ricky rahne

August 20, 2014 Hometown: Morrison, Col. more »»


Verna A. Folk

August 22, 2014 Verna A. Folk, 99, Amber Terrace at Altoona Center for Nursing Care, went to be with the Lord Wednesday. She was born in Tyrone, daughter of the late Philip C. and Effie M. (Thomas) Harpster. more »»

Richard J. ‘Rick’ Griebel

August 22, 2014 Richard J. “Rick” Griebel, 60, Tucson, Ariz., formerly of Altoona, passed away July 16, 2014, after a courageous battle with esophageal cancer. more »»

Evelyn F. Hare

August 22, 2014 Evelyn F. Hare, 76, Martinsburg, died July 26, 2014, at her residence. She was born in Williamsburg, daughter of the late Roy Earl and Marie Grace (Quarry) Hare. more »»

William Vinton Martin

August 22, 2014 William Vinton Martin, 86, Ashville, Ala., formerly of Altoona, died Tuesday, Aug. 19, 2014, in Pell City, Ala. more »»

Roger Roberts

August 22, 2014 Roger Roberts, 57, Sarasota, Fla., formerly of Portage, died Monday. He was born in Johnstown, son of the late Vernon and Arlene (Russler) Roberts. more »»

Area Life

Break out the popcorn: Free Penn State Altoona film series begins Aug. 31 with ‘Wizard of Oz’

August 21, 2014 The Penn State film series is back with an offering of 18 free movies, with free popcorn and drinks, in downtown Altoona. more »»

Smokey Robinson, still writing, duets with friends

August 21, 2014 LOS ANGELES — After five decades in show business, the man who shaped Motown with instantly recognizable hits like “My Girl” and “Tears of a Clown” says he can’t stop writin. more »»

Health & Fitness Expo debuts with trio of celebrities

August 20, 2014 STATE COLLEGE — The Central Pennsylvania Health & Fitness Expo will debut this October at the Bryce Jordan Center with celebrity appearances by Tony Horton, the creator of P90X and the most famous... more »»

Orchard fresh peaches make for a pleasing stone fruit tart

August 20, 2014 August always ignites my anticipation for our family reunion, “The Roland Summer Spectacular.” Our family gathers each year at my Uncle Gale and Aunt Dawn’s home in Danville, Pa. more »»

Rescue reality: Area nonprofit equine shelter faces struggle head-on

August 17, 2014 HUNTINGDON — Cozee Valee Rescue & Sanctuary Inc. founder and president Beth Hearn made a promis. more »»

Local Business

Home construction rises to eight-month high

August 20, 2014 WASHINGTON — U.S. home construction rebounded in July, rising to an eight-month high and offering hope that housing has regained momentum after two months of declines. Construction increased 15. more »»


August 17, 2014 New hires and promotions -- Dr. Hanan Morcos has joined Central Pa. Cardiol­ogy & Vascular Center of Altoona and Everett. more »»

Farmers market expected record crop carefully

August 13, 2014 DES MOINES, Iowa — Farmers will produce a record-breaking corn harvest this year, surpassing earlier expectations of the U.S. more »»


August 10, 2014 New hires and promotions -- Dr. Christopher Hughes, former chief resident of Conemaugh Memorial’s Emergency Medicine program, is returning to Conemaugh to continue his career in emergency medic. more »»

NAC wins marketing award

August 6, 2014 DUNCANSVILLE — North American Communications was named winner of the gold award for its “Need for Speed” Brand Awareness Campaign in the Marketing Methods Competition by the Professional Insurance... more »»

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