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Chairman: Home rule charter faces less dissent

October 21, 2014 With just two weeks left before election day, opposition to Altoona’s proposed home rule charter is evaporating, as those with doubts learn what really is — and isn’t — in the charter, according to... more »»

 
 
 

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Chairman: Home rule charter faces less dissent

October 21, 2014 With just two weeks left before election day, opposition to Altoona’s proposed home rule charter is evaporating, as those with doubts learn what really is — and isn’t — in the charter, according to... more »»

Court upholds long-term prison sentence

October 21, 2014 A Pennsylvania Superior Court panel has upheld the sentence of an Altoona man who last year was convicted of being one of the leaders of a group distributing kilograms of cocaine every few days... more »»

Justice suspended over porn email case

October 21, 2014 HARRISBURG — The Pennsylvania Supreme Court on Monday suspended one of its members over his participation in a state government pornographic email scandal that involved employees of the attorney... more »»

Locals to help teachers in Qatar

October 21, 2014 BELLWOOD — Alice Flarend believes learning is a lifelong experience. Flarend sees her upcoming trip to Doha, Qatar, as both a learning and teaching experience. more »»

Police: Tyrone robbery suspect said he was ‘just so sick’

October 21, 2014 A man charged with robbing a Tyrone pharmacy told police he committed the crime because he was having trouble getting a prescription transferred, police said in an affidavit. more »»

Local Sports

Knights’ Sherkel doing it all

October 21, 2014 Name: Eric Sherkel School: Moshannon Valley Age: 17 Grade: Junior Sport: Football Athlete of the week achievement: Sherkel rushed 22 times for 165 yards and five touchdowns, returned a kickoff... more »»

Gilkey likes big moments

October 21, 2014 Name: Sydney Gilkey School: Central Cambria Age: 15 Grade: Sophomore Sport: Cross country Athlete of the week achievement: Gilkey won the Laurel Highlands Athletic Conference individual race in 1... more »»

CC’s Eckenrode in hunt

October 21, 2014 YORK — Central Cambria’s Jeremy Eckenrode shot a 78 and had the best day of five local players Monday morning at the PIAA golf championships at Heritage Hills. more »»

Altoona dominates meet

October 21, 2014 The Altoona boys took up the first eight places, including first-placer Brad Foust in 16:31.94, in the Blair County Cross Country Meet on Monday at Logan Elementary School. more »»

Johnson harbors no ill will towards Lions

October 21, 2014 Twice he applied to be Penn State’s head coach, and twice Larry Johnson was bypassed for the job. The first time it went to Bill O’Brien in 2012, the second time to James Franklin earlier this year. more »»

Johnson harbors no ill will towards Lions

October 21, 2014 Twice he applied to be Penn State’s head coach, and twice Larry Johnson was bypassed for the job. The first time it went to Bill O’Brien in 2012, the second time to James Franklin earlier this year. more »»

O'Brien living his dream

October 20, 2014 PITTSBURGH — Nearly 10 years ago, when he was an assistant coach at New England under Bill Belichick, Bill O’Brien used to appreciate the respect his mentor showed for the game in general and the... more »»

PSU must do 3 things rest of year

October 19, 2014 Did you see what Ohio State did to Rutgers on Saturday? A 56-17 shellacking, which means things are probably going to get worse for Penn State before they get better with the Buckeyes coming to town... more »»

Defense, wideouts among bright spots for PSU

October 19, 2014 Penn State has gone 4-2 but easily could be 2-4 if not for last-minute comebacks against Central Florida and Rutger. more »»

Shoop pleased with ‘D’

October 17, 2014 UNIVERSITY PARK — As the Nittany Lions get their final chance of rest this bye week, they’re also at the midway point of their schedule. more »»

Obituaries

Irvin Charles ‘Curly’ Blanchard

October 21, 2014 Jan. 5, 1926 – Oct. 18, 2014 Irvin Charles “Curly” Blanchard, 88, Hollidays­burg, died Saturday. He was born in Fords, N.J., son of Charles and Edith (Jensen) Blanchard. more »»

Elwood F. ‘Rudy’ Blyler

October 21, 2014 Friends will also be received for Elwood F. “Rudy” Blyler, 77, Orrtanna, formerly of Hollidaysburg, who passed away Friday, Oct. 17, 2014, from 10 until the 11 a.m. funeral service Thursday, Oc. more »»

Gary G. Caldwell

October 21, 2014 Dec. 9, 1940 – Oct. 19, 2014 Gary G. Caldwell, 73, Duncansville, passed away Sunday morning at UPMC Altoona with his family at his side. He was born in Altoona, son of Thomas N. more »»

Donald W. Hall

October 21, 2014 June 3, 1955 – Oct. 17, 2014 Donald W. Hall, 59, Chambersburg, formerly of Roaring Spring, died Friday as the result of a motor vehicle accident. more »»

George D. Hower

October 21, 2014 May 23, 1923 – Oct. 18, 2014 George D. Hower, 91, Hollidaysburg, died Saturday at UPMC Altoona after a brief illness. He was born in Altoona, son of Doran J. and Helen G. (Clapper) Hower. more »»

Area Life

Following his 'Quest': Altoona native captures people's imagination with popular video games

October 19, 2014 Adam Bohn admits he’s been obsessed with video games since the fifth grade. Little did he know that obsession would one day lead him to found a multimillion dollar business that creates video games. more »»

Rough-and-tumble dogs may hurt knees

October 19, 2014 LOS ANGELES — Dashing after a ball or tumbling off a couch make dogs up to 10 times as likely to get surgery on a key knee ligament that is similar to the one athletes often injure. more »»

Bono says he wears sunglasses due to glaucoma

October 19, 2014 LONDON (AP) — U2 singer Bono says his ever-present sunglasses are not a rock-star affectation — he has suffered from glaucoma for 20 years. more »»

Garden Notes: Miss Willmott’s Ghost beautifully haunts gardens

October 18, 2014 We’ve all heard some variation of the old Cornish prayer, “Good Lord, deliver us from goblins and ghoulies and long-legged beasties and ... those who plant seeds in the night. more »»

Pet Expo set for Blair County Convention Center on Sunday

October 18, 2014 Looking for a pet or just love animals? Don’t miss the Central PA Pets Expo on Sunday in the lower level of the Blair County Convention Center. more »»

Local Business

Briefcase

October 21, 2014 Danaher earnings increase WASHINGTON, D.C. — Danaher Corp. said net earnings for the third quarter ended Sept. 26 were $680. more »»

Business Hall of Fame

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Ticker

October 21, 2014 Not so fast cordcutters; cable’s not going anywhere Cord cutters rejoiced last week after HBO and CBS announced plans to sell stand-alone streaming services, a move that cable and satellite... more »»

Chamber honors J.C. Orr & Son

October 18, 2014 Editor’s note: This is the fourth in a series on businesses that will be inducted into the Blair County Chamber of Commerce Business Hall of Fame Monday at the Blair County Convention Center. more »»

Workplace

October 18, 2014 New hires and promotions -- Dr. Benjamin Salter recently joined the medical staff of UPMC Altoona in the Radiology Department. more »»

 
 
 

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