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Legality of chief’s dismissal under fire

December 21, 2014 Cresson Borough officials who are now claiming to have fired former police chief Jeff Kopsic in December 2013 may have done so illegally. According to meeting minutes from a Dec. more »»


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Legality of chief’s dismissal under fire

December 21, 2014 Cresson Borough officials who are now claiming to have fired former police chief Jeff Kopsic in December 2013 may have done so illegally. According to meeting minutes from a Dec. more »»

PSU's athletic director has built her career on passion, advocacy

December 21, 2014 To understand who Sandy Barbour is and the path she took to become Penn State’s newest athletic director — and the university’s first female athletic director in school history — is to understand th... more »»

Last-minute shoppers pack area malls, snarl traffic

December 21, 2014 Super Saturday drew thousands of shoppers to the region and clogged traffic along Plank Road through the afternoon and into the early evenin. more »»

Transition team includes area ties

December 21, 2014 On the National Governors Association guide for incoming executives, someone described only as “a former governor” offers the sage advice: “You are governor the moment you are elected .. more »»

Blair County renews pact with PrimeCare Medical

December 21, 2014 HOLLIDAYSBURG — Blair County is renewing its contract with the Harrisburg company providing medical care to inmates. more »»

Local Sports

Victory legitimizes Saint Francis team

December 21, 2014 After watching so much bad basketball for so many years, it’s a pleasure to finally say this: Saint Francis is for real this seaso. more »»

Flash rally to defeat Rutgers

December 21, 2014 PISCATAWAY, N.J. — If Saint Francis has learned anything this year, it is that no opponent’s lead is too big to battle back from. more »»

Tigers crush Trojans for title

December 21, 2014 HOLLIDAYSBURG — When you’re hot, you’re hot, and the Hollidaysburg Golden Tigers were on fire Saturday night. more »»

Franklin's first year raises doubt

December 21, 2014 In response to frequent correspondent Les Hart, who says it is too soon to evaluate Penn State coach James Franklin, I believe we have some disturbing indications already. more »»

Fleury stays hot for Pens

December 21, 2014 PITTSBURGH — Derrick Pouliot scored in his NHL debut and Sidney Crosby ended his drought with a third-period goal for the Pittsburgh Penguins in their 3-1 victory over the Florida Panthers on... more »»

Seventh heaven

December 21, 2014 OKLAHOMA CITY — Micha Hancock’s dream came true. The senior setter from nearby Edmond won a national title in front of family and friends in her final college match. more »»

Penn State men improve to 11-1

December 21, 2014 ALLENTOWN — D.J. Newbill scored 20 points, Brandon Taylor had 14 and 11 rebounds and Penn State won its ninth-straight game 73-68 over Drexel on Saturday at the PPL Center. more »»

Hancock, Lady Lions go for repeat

December 20, 2014 OKLAHOMA CITY — Micha Hancock could finish a standout career in storybook fashion. more »»

Penn State edges Virginia Tech

December 20, 2014 UNIVERSITY PARK — It’s common at home Penn State wrestling matches for fans to leave Rec Hall before the 285-pound bout is wrestled. Not Friday night. The sellout crowd of 6,352 wasn’t going anywhere. more »»

Sandusky won't get pension back

December 19, 2014 HARRISBURG(AP) — Former Penn State assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky has lost a legal battle to restore his $4,900-a-month pension, a benefit that was canceled two years ago after he was... more »»


Dolores M. Adams

December 21, 2014 Sept. 9, 1923 - Dec. 20, 2014 Dolores M. Adams, 91, Cresson, Saturday at Martha Manor. She was born in Sankertown, daughter of the late George and Clara (Lance) McGuire. Her husband, Alfred D. more »»

Albert G. Calhoun

December 21, 2014 Albert G. Calhoun, 88, of Altoona passed away Saturday, Dec. 20, 2014, at his home. Friends will be received from 6 to 8 p.m. Monday, Dec. 22, 2014, at Leslie E. Axe Funeral Home. more »»

John E. Moses

December 21, 2014 Aug. 20, 1924 - Dec. 20, 2014 John E. Moses, 90, of The Winds at Mattern Orchard passed away to be with the Lord Saturday morning. He was born in Latrobe, son of the late Elias J. more »»

James M. ‘Mac’ Smith

December 21, 2014 June 14, 1933 - Dec. 20, 2014 James M. “Mac” Smith, 81, formerly of East Freedom, died Saturday morning at UPMC Altoona. He was born in Pitcairn, son of Henry and Laura (Shaffer) Smith. more »»

Ross Joseph Stellabotte

December 21, 2014 Sept. 12, 1940 - Dec. 18, 2014 Ross Joseph Stellabotte, 74, of Williamsport, Md., passed from this life Thursday at the Meritus Medical Center in Hagerstown, M. more »»

Area Life

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 »»

Sharing music way to stay connected to friends

December 18, 2014 Luke Maguire Armstrong doesn’t pen a holiday letter to friends. The guitar player and songwriter prefers to communicate musically. more »»

Local Business

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 »»


December 21, 2014 New hires and promotions -- Dave Chandler and Shawn Leslie have joined Keystone Environ­men­tal Health and Safety Services Inc., Hollidays­burg, as senior project managers. more »»

Phoenicia sale approved in federal court

December 19, 2014 JOHNSTOWN — A U.S. bankruptcy court judge Thursday approved the sale of the building that once housed the Phoenicia Mediterranean Restaurant. Judge Jeffrey A. more »»


December 19, 2014 STATE COLLEGE OurFleet wins business concept competition Ben Franklin TechCelerator at State College recently awarded startup company OurFleet $10,000 for winning its business concept competition. more »»

Shenk & Tittle decides to close all locations

December 18, 2014 Shenk & Tittle has decided to close all of its stores including one in the Logan Valley Mall. The New Freedom, Pa. more »»

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