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Rescuer’s actions called heroic but risky

September 16, 2014 Area firefighters said Monday the efforts of Steve Martin of Ebensburg, who pulled a woman out of her crashed vehicle Sept. more »»

 
 
 

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Rescuer’s actions called heroic but risky

September 16, 2014 Area firefighters said Monday the efforts of Steve Martin of Ebensburg, who pulled a woman out of her crashed vehicle Sept. more »»

Gov. signs Padilla’s death warrant

September 16, 2014 Gov. Tom Corbett has signed a death warrant for Miguel A. Padilla for a triple homicide just over nine years ago at the United Veterans Association on Union Avenue. more »»

Warden: Relief near for overcrowded prison

September 16, 2014 HOLLIDAYSBURG — Sheriff Mitch Cooper said Monday that some relief is in sight for the overcrowded Blair County Prison, stating that 10 or more inmates will be moved to state prisons very soo. more »»

Police: Cigarette led to dispute outside bar

September 16, 2014 An East Freedom man is behind bars after he allegedly struck a man with his vehicle after an altercation outside a Logan Township bar. more »»

Man accused of stealing candy

September 16, 2014 A Cambria County man is in trouble after Altoona police say he broke into a Fifth Avenue home and stole candy. Earl Munoz, 29, of 570 Highland Ave. more »»

Local Sports

UMass coach high on Hack

September 16, 2014 Mark Whipple understands what it takes for a quarterback to succeed in the NFL, and he believes Penn State’s Christian Hackenberg will be the first player drafted whenever he becomes eligibl. more »»

Central picks Mock as new girls coach

September 16, 2014 The new head coach of the Central High School girls varsity basketball program will be a very familiar face. more »»

Boys Athlete of the Week

September 16, 2014 Name: Mike Mock School: Central Age: 18 Grade: Senior Sport: Football Athlete of the week achievement: Mock was 9-of-14 passing for 179 yards and four touchdowns, including two in the final 7... more »»

Girls Athlete of the Week

September 16, 2014 Name: Alyssa McGhee School: Bishop Guilfoyle Age: 17 Grade: Junior Sport: Soccer Athlete of the week achievement: McGhee had five goals and one assist in a win over Cambria Heights, four goals... more »»

Vance propels Tyrone past Tussey

September 16, 2014 TYRONE — Carrie Vance scored four times, and Audrey Bowser added a goal and an assist as Tyrone defeated Tussey Mountain, 5-0, and improved to 5-1 in high school girls soccer Monday. more »»

UMass coach high on Hack

September 16, 2014 Mark Whipple understands what it takes for a quarterback to succeed in the NFL, and he believes Penn State’s Christian Hackenberg will be the first player drafted whenever he becomes eligibl. more »»

Central picks Mock as new girls coach

September 16, 2014 The new head coach of the Central High School girls varsity basketball program will be a very familiar face. more »»

Boys Athlete of the Week

September 16, 2014 Name: Mike Mock School: Central Age: 18 Grade: Senior Sport: Football Athlete of the week achievement: Mock was 9-of-14 passing for 179 yards and four touchdowns, including two in the final 7... more »»

Girls Athlete of the Week

September 16, 2014 Name: Alyssa McGhee School: Bishop Guilfoyle Age: 17 Grade: Junior Sport: Soccer Athlete of the week achievement: McGhee had five goals and one assist in a win over Cambria Heights, four goals... more »»

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Obituaries

James R. Bianconi

September 16, 2014 James R. Bianconi, 69, Cresson, died Monday, Sept. 15, 2014, at home. Friends will be received from 2 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 17, 2014, at Charles M. Kennedy Funeral Home, Cresson. more »»

William S. ‘Pip’ Domitrovich

September 16, 2014 Nov. 22, 1949 – Sept. 15, 2014 William S. “Pip” Domitrovich, 64, Martins­burg, formerly of Williams­burg, passed away Monday morning at his home after a lengthy illness. more »»

Mary E. Huber

September 16, 2014 Mary E. Huber, 71, Bangor, died Saturday, Sept. 13, 2014, at her home. She was born in Altoona, daughter of the late Arthur and Anna C. (Raffensperger) Rorabaugh. more »»

Frances J. (Kitko) Neff

September 16, 2014 Oct. 23, 1913 – Sept. 14, 2014 Frances J. (Kitko) Neff, 100, Christ the King Manor, DuBois, formerly of Irvona, died Sunday. She was born in Madera, daughter of Paul M. and Mary K. (Gura) Kitk. more »»

John W. Ratzesberger Jr.

September 16, 2014 Oct. 2, 1946 – Sept. 11, 2014 John W. Ratzesberger Jr., 67, Bel Air, Md., formerly of Altoona, died Thursday at Upper Chesapeake Medical Center. He was born in Altoona, son of the late John W. Sr. more »»

Area Life

Actor portrays C.S. Lewis in one-man show

September 14, 2014 British actor David Payne was a teenager when someone gave him a copy of a book by noted author C.S. Lewis, but Payne had little idea then of how the writer would later change his life. more »»

Actor portrays C.S. Lewis in one-man show

September 14, 2014 British actor David Payne was a teenager when someone gave him a copy of a book by noted author C.S. Lewis, but Payne had little idea then of how the writer would later change his life. more »»

Colorful ‘Alice’ is a really big show

September 14, 2014 NEW YORK — It takes nine — yes, nine — tractor-trailers to move all the sets and props for “Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland,” a $2 million extravaganza that arrived in New York this week. more »»

Keith Richards on new book, Stones tour and solo music

September 14, 2014 NEW YORK — There’s one person who knew Keith Richards would become Keith Richards: his grandfather. more »»

US Senate rivals become reality show survivors

September 14, 2014 ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — Two freshmen U.S. more »»

Local Business

Once-troubled reverse mortgages start rebound

September 16, 2014 WASHINGTON — Advertised as a path to an affordable retirement, federally insured reverse mortgages are showing signs of a rebound, drawing the scrutiny of regulators seeking to reduce historically... more »»

Olive Garden defends breadstick policy

September 16, 2014 NEW YORK — Olive Garden is defending its practice of giving customers as many breadsticks as they want, saying the policy conveys “Italian generosit. more »»

Workplace

September 14, 2014 New hires and promotions -- Mark Slonaker has been appointed as McLanahan Corp.’s first vice president of manufacturing. In his position, Slonaker oversees manufacturing operations at all U.S. more »»

Logan Medical Center project could begin soon

September 12, 2014 Work on a $25 million Logan Medical Center project is expected to begin this fall. “The design work for the project is almost done. We hope to break ground in November. more »»

US Hotel Tavern reopens

September 11, 2014 HOLLIDAYSBURG — A local landmark has reopened with a new name and new owner. The U.S. Hotel Tavern — formerly the U.S. Hotel Restaurant & Tavern, 401 S. Juniata St. more »»

 
 

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