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Slow donations could close Cove park

July 26, 2014 MARTINSBURG — Dripping with water near the Morrisons Cove Memorial Park pool Thursday, 10-year-old Adalyn Smith imagined a summer without the borough’s nearly century-old park complex. more »»


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Slow donations could close Cove park

July 26, 2014 MARTINSBURG — Dripping with water near the Morrisons Cove Memorial Park pool Thursday, 10-year-old Adalyn Smith imagined a summer without the borough’s nearly century-old park complex. more »»

Blandburg man faces assault charges

July 26, 2014 A Blandburg man allegedly carried on an illicit sexual relationship with a 15-year-old Altoona girl, police said. James D. Stephanic, 43, of 133 Oak St. more »»

Tyrone man, 41, jailed on molestation charges

July 26, 2014 A Tyrone man is behind bars in Huntingdon County on charges he molested a boy two decades ago. State police in Huntingdon arrested Tobias T. Benson, 41, of 302 Shippen St. more »»

Group seeks changes to justice system

July 26, 2014 HOLLIDAYSBURG — A group that wants to change the way the Blair County Court system addresses drug addiction, mental health and other issues distributed flyers outside the courthouse just prior to th... more »»

Man faces charges for wrecking cycle

July 26, 2014 EBENSBURG — A Mineral Point man will face summary charges for wrecking a friend’s $12,000 motorcycle early Friday morning along Route 219. more »»

Local Sports

Gingrich, Kiwanis garner Teener tournament wins

July 26, 2014 Casey Walters had three hits and drove in five runs to lead Gingrich Insurance past III-D Plumbing, 11-3, in an Altoona Teener Minor Baseball League playoff game on Friday at Seitz Field. more »»

area softball roundup

July 26, 2014 Sunday Doubleheader STANDINGS W-L Sheetz/Pit Stop 18-0 Sisto Law Office 19-3 Watco 14-6 Bud’s Auto Sales 11-5 Nitro 12-6 Mustangs 12-8 City Beverage of Altoona 10-8 Gallitzin Legion 9-9 Carlsson... more »»

Area youth Smith set to compete in AMA nationals

July 26, 2014 Garrett Smith of Belsano, near Ebensburg, has earned a spot in this year’s Rocky Mountain ATV/MC AMA amateur National Motocross Championship that will take place beginning Sunday at Loretta Lynn’s... more »»

Wise Trailer Sales sweeps Johnston Realty

July 25, 2014 Wise Trailer Sales clinched the Altoona AAABA League championship Thursday night by playing with the same type of urgency that had driven the team throughout the entire series. more »»

Murrysville’s defense dooms Claysburg

July 25, 2014 SOMERSET — Boyertown is several hours away across the state, but, for a moment, it looked like Mike Mock’s long drive into the gap in left-center field was going to take the Claysburg American Legio... more »»

Penn St. reveals a ‘depth chart’

July 25, 2014 Penn State released something that looks similar to a depth chart Thursday night, but it doesn’t actually reveal any answers about the Nittany Lions’ depth entering preseason cam. more »»

PSU’s Hull honored by Athlon Sports

July 22, 2014 UNIVERSITY PARK — Penn State linebacker Mike Hull was selected preseason first-team All-Big Ten by Athlon Sports, with four additional Nittany Lions on the second-team. more »»

Nittany Lions add wideout Charles to ’15 class

July 20, 2014 Penn State got closer to completing its 2015 football recruiting class on Saturday. The Nittany Lions also got a jump on 2016. more »»

PSU WR Lewis ‘excited for season’

July 20, 2014 UNIVERSITY PARK — When Geno Lewis arrived at Penn State in 2012, Allen Robinson took him under his wing and served as his mentor. more »»

Healthy Hull matters greatly for PSU football team

July 18, 2014 UNIVERSITY PARK — Mike Hull couldn’t give his full focus to making big plays last year, not after suffering a knee injury in the opener and dealing with it all season. more »»


Audrey M. (Tampt) Ajay

July 26, 2014 Audrey M. (Tampt) Ajay, 83, Hollidaysburg, died Thursday at her residence. She was born in Altoona, daughter of the late Samuel and Helen (Walters) Tampt. She married John Joseph Ajay Jr. more »»

Ronald Raymond Gage

July 26, 2014 Ronald Raymond Gage, 55, Huntingdon, formerly of Altoona, died in the early morning of July 17, 2014, at Geisinger Medical Center, Danvill. more »»

Larry ‘Zane’ Ickes Sr.

July 26, 2014 Larry “Zane” Ickes Sr., 75, Claysburg, passed away Thursday at home. He was born in Pavia, son of the late Clair S. and Jane E. (Harr) Ickes. He married Ruth Amick on April 23, 1960, in Altoona. more »»

V. Irene Miner

July 26, 2014 V. Irene Miner, 86, Graystone Court, Bellemead, died Thursday at UPMC Altoona. She was born in Fuoss Mills, Antis Township, daughter of the late Frank K. and Madge Catherine (Purgitt) Halbritte. more »»

Robert A. Piper Sr.

July 26, 2014 Robert A. Piper Sr., 69, Altoona, died Thursday at UPMC Altoona. He was born in Altoona, son of the late Clinton and Catherine (Hileman) Piper. He married Patricia C. Estright on June 1, 1968. more »»

Area Life

IUP trumpet professor making appearance at Sunday concert

July 26, 2014 HOLLIDAYSBURG — Musician Kevin Eisensmith was first introduced to the trumpet at hom. more »»

‘Unity in the community’: African American Heritage Festival marks 21 years

July 24, 2014 The 21st annual African American Heritage Festival will be packed with entertainment and fellowship for another year of celebrating “unity in the community. more »»

Ice cream may make you happy, but be sure to eat sensibly, dietitian says

July 23, 2014 MARTINSBURG — You could say Pam Stock and her granddaughter, Kayla Jo Dodson, have worked side-by-side in Stock’s ice cream business almost since it opened 15 years ago. more »»

Rib festival returns to 7 Springs

July 23, 2014 SEVEN SPRINGS — As a rib cook, Bill Ball travels across the country doing something that he loves — making people happy. more »»

Staking a claim: Community Supported Agriculture programs bring farmers, consumers together

July 20, 2014 NICKTOWN — Victoria Cope of Johnstown can’t bring herself to buy a tomato at the grocery store any more. more »»

Local Business

PUC approves emergency ride-sharing permits

July 25, 2014 PITTSBURGH — The state Public Utility Commission approved emergency permits Thursday for two ride-sharing companies to operate in the Pittsburgh are. more »»

Hershey profit climbs 5.4 percent

July 25, 2014 HERSHEY (AP) — Hershey Co. (HSY) on Thursday reported net income that rose by 5.4 percent in its second quarter. The results matched analysts’ expectations. more »»

Norfolk Southern 2Q profit rises 21 percent

July 24, 2014 NORFOLK, Va. — Norfolk Southern executives are optimistic about the economy after delivering a 21 percent rise in second-quarter profit as the railroad hauled more freight. “We believe that the U.S. more »»

Social Security spent $300M on IT failures

July 24, 2014 WASHINGTON (AP) — Six years ago, the Social Security Administration embarked on an aggressive plan to replace outdated computer systems overwhelmed by a growing flood of disability claims. more »»

FDA approves new painkiller

July 24, 2014 WASHINGTON (AP) — The Food and Drug Administration has approved a new combination pain pill from the maker of OxyContin that is designed to discourage abuse by painkiller addict. more »»

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