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USVEI evicted from office building

April 17, 2014 The U.S. Veterans Educational Institute has been evicted from its headquarters building on Logan Boulevard for chronic late payment of rent, according to the lawyer for the building owner. more »»

 
 
 

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Former officer’s conviction upheld

April 17, 2014 HARRISBURG — The Pennsylvania Superior Court has upheld the conviction of a former Altoona police officer for an aggravated assault that occurred nearly four years ago at an Altoona ba. more »»

Man accused of being fake DEA agent faces trial

April 17, 2014 An Altoona man who allegedly helped his brother rob an Altoona drug dealer while pretending to be drug enforcement agents will face trial. Shawn T. Espenlaub, 34, of 610 Fifth St. more »»

AAHS keeps stabbing victims in mind

April 17, 2014 MURRYSVILLE — Classes resumed Wednesday at a Pittsburgh-area high school where authorities said a student stabbed or slashed 21 others and a security guard a week ago while rampaging through a... more »»

Maryland man faces charges after alleged sex with girl, 15

April 17, 2014 BEDFORD — A Maryland man faces felony charges a year after a 15-year-old Bedford girl, fearing a possible pregnancy and hoping to obtain emergency contraception, allegedly told hospital staff they'd... more »»

Local Sports

Pentoney resigns as Golden Tigers’ coach

April 17, 2014 In his 14 years as boys basketball coach at Hollidaysburg Area High School, Mick Pentoney has never been at a loss for words — or the ability to turn a phrase. more »»

Tussey’s Sipes wins four

April 17, 2014 MOUNT UNION — Darrin Sipes won the 100-meter dash, 200 dash, long jump and triple jump to help the Tussey Mountain boys down Juniata Valley, 92-57, and Mount Union, 93-55, in high school track and... more »»

Luensmann’s gem leads Devils by Hornets

April 17, 2014 BELLWOOD — Bellwood-Antis’ Chad Luensmann outpitched Juniata Valley’s Caleb Taylor in an Inter-County Conference 3-1 victory for the Blue Devils in high school baseball Wednesday. more »»

Smithmyer keys Heights win

April 17, 2014 PATTON — Hannah Smithmyer drove in three runs with a pair of hits to lead Cambria Heights to a 6-2 Laurel Highlands Athletic Conference win over Bedford in high school softball Wednesda. more »»

Guilfoyle spikes Little Lions

April 17, 2014 Bishop Guilfoyle Catholic defeated State College, 26-28, 25-16, 25-18, 25-19, in high school boys volleyball Wednesday at the Pleasant Valley Gymnasium. more »»

Personally, Franklin a big change from O’Brien

April 15, 2014 James Franklin is going to genuinely love the next 3¢ months until fall camp begins, not just endure them the way Bill O’Brien did. more »»

Strong spring a good sign for DE Barnes

April 14, 2014 UNIVERSITY PARK — Penn State defensive end Deion Barnes sent his D-coordinator, Bob Shoop, a text message Thursday night, explaining how he’s “all about being 100 percent and totally committed to... more »»

Early issues come into focus during Blue’s romp

April 13, 2014 UNIVERSITY PARK — It’s usually not a good idea to read too much into the actual football from the Blue-White Gam. more »»

Franklin touched by support

April 13, 2014 UNIVERSITY PARK — There may be no sporting event in which attendance is more closely tied to the weather than an annual spring football game, and when James Franklin awoke to a gorgeous blue and... more »»

Walk-on shines with heavy heart

April 13, 2014 UNIVERSITY PARK — One day, Cole Chiappialle was home with his mom in Beaver Falls. The next day, Chiappialle was getting a call that she was gone. more »»

Obituaries

Bonnie Kay Belz

April 17, 2014 Bonnie Kay Belz, 54, Altoona, passed away Wednesday morning at her home. She was born in Altoona, daughter of Vernon E. “Mike” Craw and the late Hermanie M. (Espigh) Craw. She married Richard . more »»

Gregory A. Cook

April 17, 2014 Gregory A. Cook, 58, Altoona, died Monday at his residence. He was born in Elizabeth, N.J., son of the late Henry and Virginia (Wise) Cook. Surviving are two children: Gregory A. J. more »»

Dana L. Ross

April 17, 2014 Dana L. Ross, 25, Altoona, passed away Sunday at home. She was born in Altoona, daughter of Joseph Dzielski and Sherry (Stuckey) Falbow. She married John Ross on July 15, 2013, in Philadelphia. more »»

Daniel ‘Danny’ Stango

April 17, 2014 Daniel “Danny” Stango, 79, Tamarac, Fla., formerly of Altoona, died Monday in Tamarac. He was born in Altoona, son of the late Marciano and Josephine (Mignogna) Stango. more »»

Pauline L. Turchetta

April 17, 2014 Pauline L. Turchetta, 84, Cresson, died Tuesday at Garvey Manor Nursing Home, Hollidaysburg. She was born in South Fork, daughter of the late Frank and Edith (DeCarlo) Feyock. more »»

Area Life

Female-focused expo set for April 26

April 17, 2014 TYRONE — An inaugural health expo aimed at educating and empowering women will take place next week. more »»

A natural approach

April 16, 2014 I loved dying Easter eggs as a kid. I can remember laying down sheets of newspaper on the dining room table and setting up mugs, one for each color. more »»

SAMA Night of Distinction honors Altoona site, patrons

April 16, 2014 The Southern Alle­ghenies Museum of Art will host its third annual Night of Distinction on April 26. more »»

Review: ASO finale lauds age, unveils youth

April 15, 2014 The Altoona Symphony Orchestra gave the final performance of its 85th season at the Mishler Theatre on Saturday night. more »»

Women honoring women: WISE Tribute Honorees receive recognition for good works

April 13, 2014 Several local women are getting the recognition they deserve Wednesday. The 2014 WISE Women of Blair County tribute honorees are: Dorothea Nelson of Hollidaysburg, Patricia W. more »»

Local Business

Gov. to attend opening of The Meadows store

April 16, 2014 DUNCANSVILLE — Gov. Tom Corbett will be among a group of elected officials that will be in attendance on Monday as J.. more »»

Creative Pultrusions will make 3-D panels

April 16, 2014 ALUM BANK — Creative Pultrusions Inc. and Ebert Composites Cor. more »»

County to ask for training grant

April 16, 2014 HOLLIDAYSBURG — Blair County is preparing to ask the Pennsylvania District Attorneys Assoc– iation for a $10,000 grant that will be used for training those who work with sexually abused children. more »»

Bellwood firm ‘hale and hearty’

April 13, 2014 BELLWOOD — Donny Beaver has spent his career identifying and solving problems. more »»

Businesses recognized for creating positive impact

April 10, 2014 Numerous local companies are among nominees for the second annual Governor’s Impact Awards. more »»

 
 

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