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July 28, 2015 Charlie Peters knows the impact one firm handshake and five words can have on a war veteran. more »»


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Traveling man

July 28, 2015 Charlie Peters knows the impact one firm handshake and five words can have on a war veteran. more »»

ABCD Corp. breaks ground for $7.5M park

July 28, 2015 CLAYSBURG — With infrastructure work underway in the background, Altoona-Blair County Development Corp. along with federal, state and local officials, officially broke ground Monday at the Martin J. more »»

Judge: Return items to American Legion

July 28, 2015 HOLLIDAYSBURG — Blair County Judge Wade . more »»

Iowa teens volunteer in Pa.

July 28, 2015 More than 100 Iowa 18-year-olds are spending a week of their summer reaching across state borders to improve life for residents of mobile home parks in Altoona and Dun­cans­ville. more »»

Police: Man chased girl at reservoir

July 28, 2015 Logan Township police continue to look for a man who they say ran after a 17-year-old girl with a knife and rope. It happened about 3:30 p.m. July 20 near the Lower Mill Run Reservoir, police sa. more »»

Local Sports

Barton’s upsets Johnston

July 28, 2015 Despite a sub-. more »»

Sheetz pulls out victory, forces final game

July 28, 2015 Thanks to a two-run eighth inning highlighted by an acrobatic leap at home plate that accounted for the go-ahead score, coupled with some very solid relief pitching, Sheetz is in line to defend its... more »»

Altoona 13U team off to regionals

July 28, 2015 Altoona’s state champion baseball team is set for national regional play beginning Wednesday. more »»

Club Altoona captures Area 4 VFW 15-16 crown

July 28, 2015 HOLLIDAYSBURG — Trailing by six runs heading into the top of the fifth inning on Monday, Club Altoona scored seven runs over the final three innings, while holding Hollidaysburg scoreless, to captur... more »»

Smith brings Cup back to Pa.

July 28, 2015 Mechanicsburg — Stevie Smith put together a dominant performance Saturday night at Williams Grove Speedway’s Summer Nationals, as he bested Aaron Ott and Donny Schatz to score his first World of... more »»

Big things expected from PSU’s Godwin

July 23, 2015 UNIVERSITY PARK — When we last saw Chris Godwin, he was capping a solid freshman season with a superb effort in Penn State’s win over Boston College in the Pinstripe Bowl. more »»

3 soccer players sign pro contracts

July 23, 2015 UNIVERSITY PARK — Three seniors from the 2014 Penn State men’s soccer team have signed professional contracts and have started their professional careers in three different leagues throughout the... more »»

RB Lynch enjoying competition

July 22, 2015 By Cory Giger UNIVERSITY PARK — Akeel Lynch craves the competition, wants the players behind him to excel, to push him. All for the good of the team. Not the individual. more »»

Hull, Ficken get honor from NFF

July 22, 2015 UNIVERSITY PARK — The All-Big Ten duo of Sam Ficken and Mike Hull each added another honor to their resumes when the National Football Foundation announced the 2015 Hampshire Honor Society membership. more »»

Wartman’s gesture thrills mom

July 20, 2015 “Once you’re older, you start to realize, wow, my mom’s like a superhero. more »»


Ethel M. Ford

July 28, 2015 Ethel M. Ford, 94, Everett, died Sunday. She was born in Yellow Creek, daughter of Benjamin and Glennie (Clapper) Hall. She was married to the late C. Paul Ford. Surviving are a son, David P. more »»

Brandon Miles Hammel

July 28, 2015 Brandon Miles Hammel, 34, Claysburg, passed away Monday. He was born in Roaring Spring, son of Robert and Joyce (Musselman) Hammel. He married Brenda Claycomb on Oct. 22, 2013, in Berkley Springs, W. more »»

Elaine M. Hauser

July 28, 2015 Elaine M. Hauser, 54, Altoona, passed away Monday, July 27, 2015, at home. Friends will be received from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Friday at Leslie E. Axe Funeral Home, 1520 Fourth St., Altoona. more »»

Melissa Ann Mauk

July 28, 2015 Melissa Ann Mauk, 39, McKees Rocks, died unexpectedly July 20, 2015, at her home. She was born in Altoona, daughter of LuAnn Mauk and Kim Jones. more »»

Gerald C. ‘PJ’ Oswalt Jr.

July 28, 2015 Gerald C. “PJ” Oswalt Jr., 87, Altoona, died Saturday afternoon peacefully at his residence surrounded by loving family. He was born in Juniata, son of the late Gerald C. Sr. and Iona M. more »»

Area Life

Auction acquisition creates 4 generations of fraktur

July 26, 2015 The email from Corinne Earnest, part of a husband-wife-daughter team of experts on fraktur documents of the Pennsylvania Germans, was casually stated. more »»

Garden Notes: Corn smut sought for taste, despite ugly appearance

July 25, 2015 One summer day, I went through two of my Dad’s cornfields with a mission: eradicate the gray, bulbous growth that seemed to appear in every field, particularly in the Silver Queen field. more »»

Gaining something new

July 23, 2015 Girls from across Pennsylvania will flock to Altoona this weekend in hopes of capturing one of three pageant crowns and the chance at national competition. more »»

Fresh, homegrown, delicious: Summer vegetables bountiful at farmers’ markets

July 22, 2015 They kind of look like creatures from the sea with their tendril-like leaves, and they have a funny-sounding name. more »»

Southern-style chili goes perfectly with hot dogs

July 22, 2015 Summer cookout season is in full swing. For me, the ultimate grilled treat is a hot dog. Southern-style hot dogs are loaded with chili and slaw with a healthy smear of mustar. more »»

Local Business

Fiat Chrysler settlement with gov’t could be costly

July 28, 2015 DETROIT — Fiat Chrysler could be required to lay out hundreds of millions of dollars to get potentially defective Ram pickups and older Jeeps off the road under a deal with safety regulators to... more »»

Norfolk Southern’s profit drops

July 28, 2015 OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Norfolk Southern’s 23 percent drop in second-quarter profit follows the same story line as other railroads seeing a sharp decline in coal shipments. more »»

Business briefs, July 28

July 28, 2015 tyrone U-Haul coming to Tyrone Tyrone Convenience Store, 1960 Adams Ave., has signed on as a U-Haul neighborhood dealer and will offer U-Haul trucks and support rental item. more »»

East Side Concrete has new plant

July 26, 2015 Concrete is flowing again at East Side Concrete Supply Co. Inc. The company on Old Mill Run Road poured the first yard of concrete from its new batch plant on July 9. more »»

Behind the Desk

July 26, 2015 Address: 911 Logan Blv. more »»

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