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Hollidaysburg unveils sewer project

August 23, 2014 HOLLIDAYSBURG — Borough officials are gearing up for what will likely be a multimillion sewer project to be completed in the next few years. more »»


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Hollidaysburg unveils sewer project

August 23, 2014 HOLLIDAYSBURG — Borough officials are gearing up for what will likely be a multimillion sewer project to be completed in the next few years. more »»

Ross retrial delayed

August 23, 2014 HOLLIDAYSBURG — The death penalty trial for Paul Aaron Ross, accused of killing a young Hollidaysburg woman a decade ago, has been moved from October to November, giving prosecutors and defense... more »»

New system for AASD can identify sex offenders

August 23, 2014 A new computer system will inform Altoona Area staff this year whether visitors are registered sex offenders. more »»

USVEI head signs consent agreement

August 23, 2014 The head of the organization that planned to install a complex of veterans-related services in Altoona has signed a consent agreement with the state Department of Banking and Securities, in which th... more »»

NCambria school district hires new superintendent

August 23, 2014 NORTHERN CAMBRIA — After a two-month search, Northern Cambria School District has a new superintendent. At a special meeting Aug. more »»

Local Sports

Altoona’s Helsel going to Liberty

August 23, 2014 Zack Helsel has always dreamed of playing collegiate baseball for an NCAA Division I college in the southern United States. The first phase of that mission has been accomplished. more »»

Love: Even at 85, Arnie is still the king of golf

August 23, 2014 At 85 years old, Arnold Palmer is still one of the most recognizable sports figures in America — still ranking among the top-earning product endorsers each year, despite retiring from competitive... more »»

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 »»

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 »»


Gene D. ‘Gramps’ Albright

August 23, 2014 Dec. 4, 1928 – Aug. 21, 2014 Gene D. “Gramps” Albright, 85, Garvey Manor Nursing Home, Hollidays­burg, died Thursday at the hom. more »»

Marjorie M. Barnett

August 23, 2014 April 9, 1928 – Aug. 21, 2014 Marjorie M. more »»

James A. Bowmaster I

August 23, 2014 Nov. 26, 1940 – Aug. 20, 2014 James A. “Buddy Hacket” Bowmaster I, 73, Newton Hamilton, formerly of Hollidaysburg, died Wednesday. more »»

Joseph F. Lato Jr.

August 23, 2014 Joseph F. Lato Jr., 66, Altoona, passed away Friday, Aug. 22, 2014, at Altoona Center for Nursing Care. Friends will be received from 10 until the 11 a.m. funeral service Tuesday, Aug. more »»

Margaret Helen ‘Margy’ McConnell

August 23, 2014 Margaret Helen “Margy” McConnell, 89, Garvey Manor Nursing Home, Hollidaysburg, formerly of 1625 27th Ave., Altoona, died Friday, Aug. 22, 2014, at the Manor after an extended illness. more »»

Area Life

Local dancers compete against TV contemporaries

August 23, 2014 Blair Dance Company members got a chance on Lifetime. About 20 students from the competitive dance team of the Blair Dance Academy, recently re-located to 2914 W. more »»

Majestic purple wild flowers native to area

August 23, 2014 Head up the Buckhorn Mountain on Route 36 and when you are almost at the Avalon Road intersection, you’ll start to see majestic stands of purple flowers scattered along the roadside. more »»

Ice bucket challenge phenomenon may change the nonprofit world

August 23, 2014 NEW YORK — The ice bucket challenge’s phenomenal success is making other charitable organizations rethink how they connect with a younger generation of potential donors. more »»

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 »»

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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Tyrone Hospital Foundation golf tournament 08-27

Hospital foundation plans golf outingTYRONE — The Tyrone Hospital Foundation will hold its 13th annual golf tournament on Aug. 27 at Sinking Valley Country Club. The tournament is a best-ball four-man scramble, with registration beginning at 8 a.m. and a shotgun start at 9 a.m. more »

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