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Cambria leaders propose tax hike

February 6, 2016 EBENSBURG — Cambria County commissioners on Friday unveiled a 2016 budget with a 5-mill tax increas. more »»


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Cambria leaders propose tax hike

February 6, 2016 EBENSBURG — Cambria County commissioners on Friday unveiled a 2016 budget with a 5-mill tax increas. more »»

Ross’ murder retrial set

February 6, 2016 HOLLIDAYSBURG — An attorney for Paul Aaron Ross said Friday he will ask a federal judge to review a Pennsylvania Supreme Court ruling that allows the prosecution to seek the death penalty during... more »»

Man pleads to sexual assault charges

February 6, 2016 An Altoona man accused of sexually assaulting a 9-year-old girl took a plea deal Friday that will put him in state prison for at least 10 years. Robert J. more »»

Coroner rules three deaths in fire accidental

February 6, 2016 The Blair County coroner has ruled the deaths of three people in a Jan. 17, 2015, house fire at 1814 11th Ave. as accidental. more »»

AWA issues boil-water advisory after city water main breaks

February 6, 2016 A water main break along Veterans Memorial Highway, about a third of a mile west of 58th Street, led the Altoona Water Authority to issue a boil-water advisory Friday morning to 191 customers. more »»

Local Sports

Packed house sees Lions take down OSU

February 6, 2016 UNIVERSITY PARK – The ovation started to build as the 184-pound bout between Penn State redshirt sophomore Matt McCutcheon and Ohio State’s Kenny Courts was coming to a close. more »»

Tigers fall on bucket with 2 seconds left

February 6, 2016 HOLLIDAYSBURG — When you win a few games at the buzzer, sometimes you’ll end up losing one, as well. more »»

BG boys win big on senior night

February 6, 2016 Logan Fedorchak’s layup with 2:20 to play cut Bishop Guilfoyle Catholic’s lead to seven, prompting Marauders coach Chris Drenning to call a timeout in a game BG had led by 14 just minutes before. more »»

Tyrone girls suffer first league defeat

February 6, 2016 TYRONE — Finnley Christine slowly walked to midcourt with her family, received her gifts and listened to junior teammate Kasey Engle’s sometimes funny and often touching pregame senior night tribut. more »»

Panthers’ Coleman has unique bond

February 6, 2016 SAN JOSE, Calif. — There was a time when Carolina Panthers safety Kurt Coleman wasn’t sure if he should — or even could — play football again. more »»

Fading at the finish: Despite late issues, Franklin likes class

February 4, 2016 UNIVERSITY PARK — Penn State football coach James Franklin did his best impression of his elusive, five-star running back recruit Miles Sanders in trying to sidestep a question about the reasons the... more »»

Rudel: Nittany Lions still in transition

February 4, 2016 UNIVERSITY PARK — When we last left James Franklin, he was putting the cap on a four-game losing streak that ended the 2015 seaso. more »»

No. 5 Hawkeyes run Nittany Lions out of the arena in win

February 4, 2016 The Associated Press IOWA CITY, Iowa — Iowa’s scorers often get the attention, but it’s the fifth-ranked Hawkeyes’ aggressive and trapping defense that is making the difference this season. more »»

Lions land JUCO DT, Cleveland corner

February 3, 2016 Looking to salvage something from what has become a volatile ending to the 2016 recruiting campaign, the Penn State football team has been forced into making some gambles before letter-of-intent day... more »»

Lady Lions beaten by Nebraska again

February 3, 2016 LINCOLN, Neb. more »»


Hazel M. Burket

February 6, 2016 Hazel M. Burket, 93, Marengo, Ohio, formerly of Hollidaysburg, passed away Thursday evening, Feb. 4, 2016, at Bennington Glen Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, Margeno, Ohio. more »»

Lois A. Cline

February 6, 2016 July 8, 1941 - Feb. 2, 2016 Lois A. Cline, 74, Martinsburg, passed away Tuesday at her home. She was born in Martinsburg, daughter of the late Leonard C. and Nellie M. (Shoenfelt) Rhodes. more »»

Lucy M. Forlina

February 6, 2016 April 17, 1928 - Feb. 4, 2016 Lucy M. Forlina, 87, Altoona, passed away Thursday, Feb. 4, 2016, at UPMC Altoona. She was born in Altoona, daughter of the late William and Josephine (Naimo) Gentilcore. more »»

Walter L. Rhodes

February 6, 2016 Nov. 26, 1950 - Feb. 4, 2016 Walter L. Rhodes, 65, Duncansville, went home to be with the Lord on Thursday at UPMC Altoona. He was born in Altoona, son of the late Walter E. more »»

Elmer J. Schenk

February 6, 2016 July 31, 1927 - Feb. 1, 2016 Elmer J. Schenk, 88, Cresson, entered into eternal rest Monday. He was born in Ebensburg, son of the late Vincent A. and Pearl C. (Wills) Schenk. more »»

Area Life

Time flies: Lincoln Caverns’ Batfest celebrating its 10th year

February 6, 2016 Attending the 10th annual Batfest at Lincoln Caverns next week is sure to be fun and educational, and proceeds will help benefit research into a condition that has threatened the bat population of... more »»

Garden Notes: Oregano not very particular about soil quality

February 5, 2016 Even today, men die scaling the rocky cliffs of Crete in search of dittany. There, dittany grows wild and is classified as “vulnerable” on the Conservation of Nature Red List of Threatened Plants. more »»

‘It’s primal’: Rappers Fetty Wap, Lil Wayne play BJC

February 4, 2016 Area hip-hop fans will have the chance to see a genre legend and a breakthrough artist in the span of just weeks at the Bryce Jordan Center, University Park. more »»

Music makes a difference in your life

February 4, 2016 It’s said that the things you love shape who you are. They surround you in a way that brings warmth and comfort — and if they’re not there, you find a way to usher them into your lif. more »»

Super snacks: Make the perfect dishes to accompany the big game

February 3, 2016 Big provisions are required to watch the big game, and nothing’s more substantial than a burger, even in its mini form — the slider. more »»

Local Business

Local briefcase

February 5, 2016 Johnstown JARI sets Lunch and Learn JARI will hold its next Lunch and Learn program from noon to 1:15 p.m. Feb. more »»

Comcast loses fewest TV customers in eight years

February 4, 2016 NEW YORK — Comcast is trumpeting its best year for traditional TV services in nearly a decade, even though it continues to lose TV subscribers. more »»

Toyota will discontinue Scion brand

February 4, 2016 NEW YORK — Toyota is discontinuing its Scion brand, aimed at younger car buyers, after years of slumping sales. Toyota Motor Corp. established Scion as a separate brand in 2003 for sale in U.S. more »»

Business briefs

February 4, 2016 Chamber breakfast club schedules February meeting The Blair County Chamber of Commerce Breakfast Club will meet at 7:45 a.m. Feb. 11 at The Casino at Lakemont Park. more »»


February 3, 2016 Local foreclosure rates drop New CoreLogic data reveals that the rate of Altoona area foreclosures among outstanding mortgage loans was 1.26 percent for November, a decrease of . more »»

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