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Compost pad work grant awarded

October 2, 2014 The Intermunicipal Relations Committee has awarded a $132,000 contract to low bidder Mid-State Construction of Pinecroft to expand the committee’s asphalt compost pad near Buckhorn. more »»


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Compost pad work grant awarded

October 2, 2014 The Intermunicipal Relations Committee has awarded a $132,000 contract to low bidder Mid-State Construction of Pinecroft to expand the committee’s asphalt compost pad near Buckhorn. more »»

Hearings delayed for suspects in Bedford County murder case

October 2, 2014 EVERETT — Court hearings for a Bedford County murder suspect and two people who allegedly helped destroy evidence were delayed Wednesday and rescheduled for next week after the county’s chief... more »»

Inmate escapes playing basketball

October 1, 2014 A Bedford County jail inmate escaped Tuesday morning, prompting a police search and warnings from county school districts. more »»

Two men accused of trying to hit bank

October 1, 2014 LORETTO — Police are on the hunt for two men who allegedly tried to rob an S&T Bank on St. Mary Street Tuesday afternoon. more »»

Local Sports

Pirates’ Volquez looks to continue 2014 revival

October 1, 2014 PITTSBURGH — Edinson Volquez’s renaissance began with a simple game of catch. more »»

Area teams are positioning themselves for postseason

October 1, 2014 On the surface, there aren’t a lot of similarities between the Everett and Bellwood-Antis football programs. The same could be said for Chestnut Ridge and Centra. more »»

Bucs facing experienced Giants team

October 1, 2014 PITTSBURGH — You want a winner in tonight’s National League wild card game at PNC Park? Flip a coin. That will be just as reliable as any other prediction. more »»

Heights rallies past PC

October 1, 2014 CRESSON — Mikayla Kozorosky recorded 33 assists and 11 service points in leading Cambria Heights to a 25-19, 23-25, 23-25, 25-18, 15-9 come-from-behind victory over Penn Cambria in high school girls... more »»

Martin, CC boys claim sectionals

October 1, 2014 TYRONE — Altoona’s Trentin Martin posted the best score, shooting a 72, in the District 6 Class AAA Boys Golf Sectionals at Sinking Valley Country Club. more »»

Bye week a blessing for Franklin

October 1, 2014 Every football team has players who are banged up after five games, so getting them rest during a bye week is always important. more »»

Hull, Lions ready to work

October 1, 2014 UNIVERSITY PARK — Mike Hull walked in with the rest of his Penn State teammates on Sunday, ready to hit the reset butto. more »»

Ex-Curve staffers ascend to prominent posts with Penn State, Pirates

September 30, 2014 Minor league baseball is about more than just preparing players for the major leagues. more »»

Wolverines coach in defensive mode

September 30, 2014 ANN ARBOR, Mich. more »»

Nebraska QB has been waiting for Spartans

September 30, 2014 LINCOLN, Neb. — Tommy Armstrong Jr. has been waiting for this week for almost a year. The Nebraska quarterback will be looking for atonement Saturday when the No. more »»


Sophia A. Burkey

October 2, 2014 Sept. 23, 1927 – Sept. 30, 2014 Sophia A. Burkey, 87, Loretto, passed away peacefully Tuesday at UPMC Altoona. She was born in Kinston, N.C., daughter of the late Habib and Rosa (Farhaut) Abdallah. more »»

Harold H. Dunlap

October 2, 2014 Sept. 13, 1930 – Oct. 1, 2014 Harold H. Dunlap, 84, Bellemead, died early Wednesday morning at UPMC Altoona. He was born in Houtzdale, son of the late Roy and Ellen (Mayhue) Dunla. more »»

Ryan Ray Habinyak

October 2, 2014 April 6, 1974 – Sept. 29, 2014 Ryan Ray Habinyak, 40, of Stoney Lane, Bedford, died Monday. He was born in Windber, son of Robert E. Habinyak and Rosemarie (Ickes) Stiffler. more »»

M. Patricia D. Jubelirer-Campbell

October 2, 2014 Nov. 25, 1929 – Oct. 1, 2014 M. Patricia D. Jubelirer-Campbell, 84, died peacefully Wednesday at Garvey Manor Nursing Home, Hollidays­burg. She was the daughter of George W. and Grace E. more »»

Margaret Kathryn ‘Peggy’ Smith

October 2, 2014 June 28, 1927 – Oct. 1, 2014 Margaret Kathryn “Peggy” Smith, 87, Roaring Spring, went to be with her Lord and Savior early Wednesday morning. more »»

Area Life

Comedienne’s look at her life: Andrea Martin on battling bulimia, flying trapeze

October 2, 2014 NEW YORK — Here’s a tip for the next time you bump into Andrea Martin: Don’t forget to spit out your gum. more »»

Don’t let the word ‘can’t’ get in your way

October 2, 2014 When I was growing up, “can’t” was considered a “bad” word. My older brother and I were never allowed to say it — or think that we couldn’t accomplish something for one reason or another. more »»

3rd-graders face high-stakes reading targets

October 2, 2014 COLUMBUS, Ohio — The games, ice cream and play rehearsals that 9-year-old Joshua Rowell experienced during summer school this year weren’t just for fun. more »»

The fight hits home: Inspirational baseballs from local family to be displayed

October 1, 2014 Finding a way to celebrate life through a cancer diagnosis cannot be easy. more »»

Cher concert at BJC will be rescheduled

September 30, 2014 UNIVERSITY PARK — According to a release from the Bryce Jordan Center, the Cher “Dressed to Kill” Tour has postponed October concert dates, including the Oct. 13 performance at the cente. more »»

Local Business

Work begins on Microtel

October 2, 2014 Work on the new 72-room Microtel Inn & Suites by Wyndham is underway at 1601 Valley View Blvd. The new hotel will feature Microtel’s newest desig. more »»

Clearfield Bank recognized

October 2, 2014 CLEARFIELD — Clearfield Bank & Trust Co. more »»

Foreclosure rates drop

October 2, 2014 Foreclosure rates in Altoona decreased for the month of July over the same period last year, according to newly released data from CoreLogic. more »»

ARC offers free seminar

October 2, 2014 ARC Federal Credit Union will partner with Bishop Guilfoyle Catholic High School for a free seminar at 6 p.m. Oct. 27 titled “College Planning 101: How to Prepare, Pay and Stay in College. more »»

Housing project underway

October 2, 2014 STATE COLLEGE — Work is underway on S&A Homes’ new affordable housing complex, Stonebridge Senior Apartments, at 1680 Bristol Ave. off Blue Course Drive in State College. more »»

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