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Christmas Eve fire destroys home

December 25, 2014 DUNCANSVILLE — A state police fire marshal has been called in to investigate an early Christmas Eve fire that destroyed the home of Harry and Betty Ritchey and their daughter, Angel, on Tash Valley... more »»

 
 
 

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Christmas Eve fire destroys home

December 25, 2014 DUNCANSVILLE — A state police fire marshal has been called in to investigate an early Christmas Eve fire that destroyed the home of Harry and Betty Ritchey and their daughter, Angel, on Tash Valley... more »»

Giving peaks around holiday

December 25, 2014 While this time of year is called the season of giving, the need is great all year long. more »»

Family grateful to be back together

December 25, 2014 For Christmas, the Weyants have their 3 month-old baby, Jacob. The wireless version, they said jokingly. Jacob Dean Weyant was born prematurely on Oct. 5. He was due 13 weeks later, Dec. 27. more »»

Philadelphia preparing for Pope visit

December 25, 2014 PHILADELPHIA — A quick look at the to-do list of a city preparing for a papal visit: - Design and print Mass booklets, about two million of them in multiple languages. more »»

Duncansville man to repay money stolen from his mom

December 25, 2014 HOLLIDAYSBURG — A 46-year-old Duncansville-area man was ordered Wednesday to repay $25,444 he owes on his mother’s credit card, which he used while she was hospitalized earlier this year. more »»

Local Sports

Hard work, dedication push BG’s McCloskey to success

December 25, 2014 Sam McCloskey’s been playing running back since the fourth grade, and he was always a step ahead of everyone else. Then came ninth grade. more »»

Wheeler keeps BG focused all the way

December 25, 2014 Justin Wheeler entered the 2014 high school football season with what generally was acknowledged as the most talented team in the area. more »»

Four area stars first-team all-state

December 24, 2014 HARRISBURG — Kevin Givens was a part of the turnaround for the Altoona Area High School football team this season, and he was honored for that work on Tuesday. more »»

Rested Hackenberg ready for bowl game

December 24, 2014 Only Christian Hackenberg knows just how much he was beaten up after getting sacked a Big Ten-record 42 times, and only Hackenberg knows just how much he’s been helped out by having three weeks to... more »»

Team MVP: Bell receives honor from teammates

December 24, 2014 PITTSBURGH — The Pittsburgh Steelers’ offense has been dominated by three players all season, but one stood above the res. more »»

Rested Hackenberg ready for bowl game

December 24, 2014 Only Christian Hackenberg knows just how much he was beaten up after getting sacked a Big Ten-record 42 times, and only Hackenberg knows just how much he’s been helped out by having three weeks to... more »»

PSU WRs need work on getting separation, but claim they are getting open

December 24, 2014 Receivers always think they’re open. That’s their mindset, their way of life. It’s their MO, and engrained in their DN. more »»

PSU men pick up win No. 12

December 23, 2014 UNIVERSITY PARK — Penn State gave itself an early holiday gift at the Jordan Center Monday afternoon, blasting Dartmouth, 69-49, to close the non-conference schedule at 12-1. more »»

Brown takes long road to PSU

December 22, 2014 It wasn’t too long after Matt Brown arrived at Penn State in 2011 off of a two-year Mormon Mission to Africa that coach Cael Sanderson and his teammates learned what he was capable of doing on the... more »»

OT loss sends Lady Lions to 3-8

December 22, 2014 From Mirror reports UNIVERSITY PARK — Regulation wasn’t enough for the Penn State Lady Lions on Sunday against USF, as the Bulls claimed a 90-87 overtime victory at the Bryce Jordan Center. more »»

Obituaries

Susan J. Covert

December 25, 2014 Susan J. Covert, 43, Breezewood, formerly of Bellwood, died very unexpectedly Sunday evening at her home. She was born in Altoona, daughter of Deanna Jean (Black) Brown and the late Barry D. Brown. more »»

Frances Noren

December 25, 2014 Frances Noren, 75, Antis Township, died Tuesday evening at her home. She was born in Brooklyn, N.Y., daughter of the late Frank and Lucille (Orlando) Volpicell. more »»

John Valentino

December 25, 2014 John Valentino, 94, Altoona, passed away peacefully Wednesday at home surrounded by loving family members. He was born in Faeto, Italy, son of Joseph and Antoinette (Iannelli) Valentino. more »»

Christine M. Wilt

December 25, 2014 Christine M. Wilt, 90, Altoona, died Tuesday morning at her home. She was born in Hollidaysburg, daughter of the late A. Lee and Elmira Rose (Langham) Ecker. She married Robert G. more »»

Frederick F. Leydig

December 24, 2014 Frederick F. Leydig, 78, Duncansville, died Monday, Dec. 22, 2014, after an extended illness. Arrangements are by The Good Funeral Home Inc., Alto-Reste Park Cemeter. more »»

Area Life

Christmas is here!: Readers share their memories, traditions for the holiday celebrating Christ's birth

December 25, 2014 Christmas is a time full of traditions and having loved ones gathered around. more »»

Roadside inspiration: A daughter’s delight with holiday lights leads to an annual tradition

December 21, 2014 Twenty or so years ago, Barb and Wayne Guella started noticing that their intellectually disabled daughter, Shannon, was becoming more and more entranced with the Christmas lights Wayne was hanging... more »»

Earth Matters: Christmas trees have been holiday tradition for centuries

December 20, 2014 No holiday is more steeped in tradition and nostalgia than Christmas. Beyond commemorating a 2,000-year-old holy event, many Christmas traditions go back centuries. more »»

Trinkets for the tree: Turn your child’s old toys into ornaments

December 18, 2014 From tractors and trains to cats and knights, my son’s evolving obsessions all find a place on our Christmas tre. more »»

‘Saving Private Ryan’ among films preserved

December 18, 2014 WASHINGTON — “Saving Private Ryan” and “Ferris Bueller’s Day Off” are among 25 movies being inducted this year into the National Film Registry for long-term preservation, the Library of Congress... more »»

Local Business

Drones a popular holiday gift

December 24, 2014 NEW YORK — Santa’s sleigh isn’t the only thing flying this holiday season. more »»

Christmas lean for casino workers

December 24, 2014 ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. — One got her Christmas dinner handed to her a week in advance in foil containers from a union food bank. more »»

Business briefs, Dec. 23

December 24, 2014 huntingdon Juniata College recognized Juniata College rose two slots in the final major higher education poll by placing 79th in Kiplinger’s Personal Finance ranking for “Best Values in Private... more »»

Recalls

December 24, 2014 Kids hoodies Ski-Doo or Can-Am hooded sweatshirts in 14 styles for boys and girls are being recalled. They were sold at BRP dealerships nationwide and online at www.can-am.brp.com and www.ski-do. more »»

Auto sales best in 13 years

December 21, 2014 Local auto dealers hope end-of-the-year sales finish strong after the best November since 2001. According to Autodata, total industry sales for the month were up 4.6 percent to slightly more than . more »»

 
 
 

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5 Great Holiday Gifts for Dogs

December 24, 2014 I have been known to spoil my pets from time to time, yet when the holidays roll around, I tend to 'forget' to get things for my crew's stockings! Thank goodness for Grandma! She always comes through. more »

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