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Cresson Twp. population plummeting

May 29, 2015 After experiencing almost 10 straight years of growth, Cresson Township’s population has plummeted. According to a U.S. more »»


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Cresson Twp. population plummeting

May 29, 2015 After experiencing almost 10 straight years of growth, Cresson Township’s population has plummeted. According to a U.S. more »»

Drug court issues near resolution

May 29, 2015 HOLLIDAYSBURG — Blair County District Attorney Richard A. Consiglio believes recent issues over who is to be admitted to the county’s drug court are close to being “straightened out. more »»

Logan whittles search for police chief to six

May 29, 2015 The search for Logan Township’s next police chief is ready to take another step forward. more »»

Senate GOP wants in on lawsuit against Wolf

May 29, 2015 HARRISBURG — Commonwealth Court Judge Dan Pellegrini said Thursday he had his fill of lawyers. more »»

AAHS unveils space artifacts in planetarium

May 29, 2015 When it comes to rare NASA-related items, it’s as if “the Eagle has landed” at the Altoona Area High School Neil Armstrong Plan­etarium. more »»

Local Sports

Sabres put ex-Pens coach in charge

May 29, 2015 By John?Wawrow The Associated Press BUFFALO, N.Y. — The circumstances have changed for Dan Bylsma in taking over as coach of the young and rebuilding Buffalo Sabres. more »»

Curve back in town following 4-6 trip

May 29, 2015 From Mirror reports NEW BRITAIN, Conn. — The Curve finally return home tonight after their longest road trip of the season, a 10-game stretch that included plenty of ups and downs. more »»

Allen rested, ready to lead 'D'

May 29, 2015 The Associated Press PITTSBURGH — The Pittsburgh Steelers paid Cortez Allen last fall to take over the shutdown cornerback role that Ike Taylor handled for the better part of a decade. more »»

Bucs' prospect done for season

May 29, 2015 Nick Kingham, one of the Pirates’ top pitching prospects and a former Curve player, underwent Tommy John surgery Wednesday, the Bucs announced. more »»

Quick start key in Johnston’s win

May 29, 2015 Ty Zimmerman had a double and two RBIs for Johnston Realty as it used three first-inning runs in a 4-0 shutout of Barton Plumbing in a AAABA baseball game Thursday at Mansion Park Brady Goodling and... more »»

PSU hockey schedule set

May 29, 2015 The Penn State men’s hockey program announced its 36-game regular-season schedule for 2015-16. more »»

Bizer leads rugby into national championships

May 23, 2015 DENVER — Caution: “Human Sledgehammer” at work. Big hits about to happen. Penn State rugby standout Meya Bizer is known for her jarring collisions on the field, leading to her fitting nickname. more »»

Franklin says camp idea wasn’t his

May 21, 2015 NEW YORK — Penn State coach James Franklin wants to make something clear when it comes to the debate about so-called satellite camps: He stole theidea. more »»

CB Davis dismissed from team

May 21, 2015 Senior cornerback Da’Quan?Davis has been dismissed from the Penn State football team for violating team rules, the university announced Wednesday. more »»

PSU’s Brown, Gebhart recognized

May 20, 2015 UNIVERSITY PARK — Penn State Nittany Lion wrestler Matt Brown and field hockey player Laura Gebhart have been named to the First Team CoSIDA At-Large Academic All-District team. more »»


James M. ‘Jim’ Barry

May 29, 2015 Retired Master Sgt. James M. “Jim” Barry, U.S. Marine Corps, 71, Long Beach, Miss., passed away Feb. 22, 2015. He was born in Altoona in 1943, son of the late Sam and Leona (Filer) Barry. more »»

Brandyn S. Boyd

May 29, 2015 Brandyn S. Boyd, 29, Altoona, and her unborn child, Lauralynn Walters, passed away Wednesday, May 27, 2015. Friends will be received from 2 to 8 p.m. more »»

George Paul Conrad

May 29, 2015 George Paul Conrad, 70, College Station, Texas, entered life eternal on Saturday at Hospice Brazos Valley in Bryan, Texas. more »»

Sara J. ‘Sally’ Corbin

May 29, 2015 Sara J. “Sally” Corbin, 95, Hollidaysburg, passed away Wednesday evening at The Lutheran Home at Hollidaysburg. She was born in Williamsburg, daughter of the late John and Bess (Snyder) Kifer. more »»

Virginia L. Ferrara

May 29, 2015 Virginia L. Ferrara, 79, Altoona, passed away Thursday, May 28, 2015, at UPMC Altoona. Friends will be received from 2 to 6 p.m. Sunday, May 31, 2015, at Santella Funeral Home. more »»

Area Life

Daring and digital: SAMA Altoona displays local artist’s work

May 28, 2015 Lynn Marchetti Heverly believes her interest in art was first stoked at an early age when she was attending Our Lady of Mount Carmel Catholic Church in Altoona. more »»

Student of the Month: Tyler Shaw: Williamsburg High School

May 28, 2015 Age: 18 Grade: 12 Accomplishments: Served as team captain for his senior football, basketball and baseball team. more »»

Make our garden grow

May 27, 2015 Kim Zeiss knows the struggles of putting quality fresh food on the table while being a single mother of four and going to school. “I’ve been there,” she said. more »»

10th Isaac Awards shine: Central Cambria’s ‘Godspell’ named Best Production

May 25, 2015 Cole Harris said his starring role in State College High School’s production of “Curtains” was his first school theater production. more »»

Atop One World Trade Center, high-tech views of bustling NYC

May 24, 2015 NEW YORK — From the top of One World Trade Center, the nation’s tallest building, it really does seem as if you can “see forever. more »»

Local Business

Media heads rule ranks of CEOs with highest pay

May 27, 2015 NEW YORK — They’re not Hollywood stars, they’re not TV personalities and they don’t play in a rock band, but their pay packages are in the same league. more »»

Taco Bell, Pizza Hut boot artificial ingredients

May 27, 2015 NEW YORK (AP) — Taco Bell and Pizza Hut say they’re getting rid of artificial colors and flavors, making them the latest big food companies scrambling to distance themselves from ingredients people... more »»

Governor’s Impact Awards includes recognition for New Pig

May 24, 2015 HERSHEY — A Blair County company was among the 50 outstanding Pennsylvania companies and entrepreneurs recognized for creating jobs, developing ideas, expanding into new markets and making positive... more »»

Working on the holiday

May 24, 2015 Many American workers will enjoy a day off on Memorial Day, but most of those people on the job will be compensated for working on what is traditionally the first holiday of the summer season. more »»


May 24, 2015 New hires and promotions -- Dennis E. Doll of Hollidaysburg has been promoted to president and chief executive officer of Reliance Bank. more »»

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