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Saltsman release petition denied

April 24, 2014 HOLLIDAYSBURG — Petitions filed a week ago by a life prisoner seeking his release from the State Correctional Institution at Graterford have been dismissed without hearing by Blair County Judge... more »»


Local News

Patients speak highly of Gates model

April 24, 2014 Seven years ago, Nikki Coleman of Altoona was in the Altoona Regional Health System emergency room with complications from diabetes. more »»

Primanti Bros. coming to area

April 24, 2014 CROSS KEYS — A popular Pittsburgh restaurant known for piling coleslaw and french fries on its sandwiches is making plans to open in Allegheny Township. Primanti Bros. more »»

Prisoner from Altoona allegedly raped cellmate

April 24, 2014 EBENSBURG — An Altoona man housed in Cambria County Prison to complete a parole violation program has been charged in the rape of another inmate. Russell Lee Harold III, 26, 1025 Second Ave. more »»

Police: Courthouse suspect used accent

April 24, 2014 EBENSBURG — Police allege Stephen Jablonski, 50, 668 Russell Ave. more »»

Local Sports

Curve rally to win

April 24, 2014 The Curve tried hard to lose Wednesday night, but Harrisburg tried even harder. Both teams pitched poorly, kicked the ball around with bad errors and blew leads. more »»

Covering the bases

April 24, 2014 LEADING OFF: 1B Stetson Allie has shown great power to the opposite field so far, with four of his five homers going to center or right, including both Wednesday. more »»

Bryja helps unbeaten Mustangs get by C-K

April 24, 2014 PORTAGE — Mike Bryja knocked in a pair of runs with three hits to lead unbeaten Portage (9-0) past Claysburg-Kimmel, 5-4, in a non-league high school baseball game Wednesday. more »»

Tigers’ team effort earns victory over Indiana

April 24, 2014 HOLLIDAYSBURG — Hollidaysburg didn’t produce a double individual winner, but David Snyder and Collin Terchanik each won one individual event and took part on two winning relays as the Golden Tigers... more »»

Lady Mustangs hang on to beat Cambria Heights

April 24, 2014 PORTAGE — Portage held off a late-inning rally by Cambria Heights to improve its record to 7-2 with an 11-8 victory in high school softball Wednesday. more »»

Kiper sees Robinson dropping to 3rd round

April 24, 2014 Allen Robinson left Penn State a year early hoping to be a first-round NFL pick, but ESPN draft analyst Mel Kiper Jr. believes the receiver actually hurt himself by not staying in school. more »»

Nittany Lions, Rutgers will play night game

April 23, 2014 UNIVERSITY PARK — The return of one of Penn State’s long-time rivalries is set for prime time, as the Nittany Lions’ Big Ten Conference opener at Rutgers has been selected as their third night game... more »»

Personally, Franklin a big change from O’Brien

April 15, 2014 James Franklin is going to genuinely love the next 3¢ months until fall camp begins, not just endure them the way Bill O’Brien did. more »»

Strong spring a good sign for DE Barnes

April 14, 2014 UNIVERSITY PARK — Penn State defensive end Deion Barnes sent his D-coordinator, Bob Shoop, a text message Thursday night, explaining how he’s “all about being 100 percent and totally committed to... more »»

Early issues come into focus during Blue’s romp

April 13, 2014 UNIVERSITY PARK — It’s usually not a good idea to read too much into the actual football from the Blue-White Gam. more »»


Eugene Drinosky

April 24, 2014 Eugene Drinosky, 80, Portage, died Monday. He was born in Portage, son of John and Katherine (Churry) Drinosky. more »»

Robert W. ‘Rab’ Jasper

April 24, 2014 Robert W. “Rab” Jasper, 94, a resident of Hollidaysburg Veterans Home, formerly of Coalport, died Tuesday at the home. He was born in Coalport, son of the late Robert and Jean (Waddell) Jasper. more »»

William F. Neil

April 24, 2014 William F. Neil, 94, Hollidaysburg Veterans Home, formerly of Hollidaysburg and Johns-town, passed away late Monday evening at the home. more »»

Hazel M. Pucciarella

April 24, 2014 Hazel M. Pucciarella, 95, Altoona, went home to be with the Lord Wednesday at home after an extended illness. She was born in Altoona, daughter of the late Jacob and Hazel (Scrugum) Ketrow. more »»

Eugene R. Siters

April 24, 2014 Eugene R. Siters, 83, Bellwood, died April 9, 2014, at UF Health Shands Hospital, Gainesville, Fla., with his wife and daughters by his side. more »»

Area Life

Summer flicks: Hollywood bets big again

April 24, 2014 NEW YORK — Like jumbo jets on the runway, Hollywood’s summer movies are lined up, ready for takeoff. more »»

Juniata music teacher gave to students, community

April 24, 2014 Longtime Altoona piano and voice teacher Kathryne Karraker Hitchen often talked about having what she called an “educated heart, thinking about what the other person wanted,” said her daughter, Lisa... more »»

Joan Jett will play Clearfield County Fair

April 24, 2014 CLEARFIELD — Joan Jett & the Blackhearts will close out the Clearfield County Fair with a night of rock and roll at 8 p.m. Aug. 2. Tickets go on sale at 10 a.m. today via at www. more »»

Gallitzin Sportsmen’s Club preps third Wine Fest

April 23, 2014 When Ray and Kim McCloskey first took the idea of having a wine festival fundraiser to the board of the Gallitzin Sports­men’s Club, there were some doubts. more »»

Dig in! It’s time to plan, plant, nurture, grow

April 20, 2014 For many, the zing in the air this time of year has them rushing to their area garden shops for supplies, eager to add new life to their dreary landscape. more »»

Local Business

Local election officers await decision

April 23, 2014 As officials in small counties expressed deep concern this week with the limited time left to order primary ballots, state officials announced that they're set to certify the forms statewide —... more »»

Glendale authority gets $2.4M in loans, grants

April 23, 2014 FLINTON — Glendale Valley Municipal Authority customers will see much smaller increases in their bills thanks to $2.4 million in grants and loans approved Tuesday. more »»

FNB Corp. declares dividend

April 23, 2014 HERMITAGE — The board of directors of F.N.B. Corp. declared a quarterly cash dividend of $18.13 per share on F.N.B. Corp.’s Non-Cumulative Perpetual Preferred Stock, Series . more »»

Chamber plans career fair

April 23, 2014 The Blair County Chamber of Commerce BASICS (Businesses and Schools Investing in Cooperative Solutions) program, in partnership with the six Rotary Clubs of Blair County, will hold the first-ever... more »»

Edward Jones plans event

April 23, 2014 DUNCANSVILLE — Dwight L. Kennedy, a local Edward Jones financial adviser, will host a coffee club at 9 a.m. Thursday at his office near the Meadows Intersection at 104 Hollidaysburg Plaz. more »»

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