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Car slams into Tyrone house

December 20, 2014 Nancy McNelis was in the bedroom of her Tyrone home at 5609 E. Pleasant Valley Blvd., listening to the radio Friday afternoon when she heard squealing tires and gravel flying. more »»


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Car slams into Tyrone house

December 20, 2014 Nancy McNelis was in the bedroom of her Tyrone home at 5609 E. Pleasant Valley Blvd., listening to the radio Friday afternoon when she heard squealing tires and gravel flying. more »»

Nason closer to takeover by LifePoint

December 20, 2014 ROARING SPRING — Nason Hospital officials cleared one of few remaining stops Friday on the road to outside acquisition, presenting their case to the state Attorney General’s Office as they prepare... more »»

Judge sends city woman to court for mom’s death

December 20, 2014 An Altoona woman accused of killing her mother called 911 to report hearing voices and seeing prowlers outside her home a week before the Nov. 19 deadly shooting on Fifth Avenue, records show. more »»

Sandusky denied $4,900-a-month pension

December 20, 2014 HARRISBURG — 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 sentenced... more »»

Caroling students enjoy giving back

December 20, 2014 EBENSBURG — A group of Bishop Carroll students huddled around the Christmas tree at the Senior Activity Center in Ebensburg, each bearing a gift intended for a center participant. more »»

Local Sports

Holsopple, Ottaway spark Golden Tigers

December 20, 2014 HOLLIDAYSBURG — Hollidaysburg’s inside duo of Jake Holsopple and Jesse Ottaway were too much for Susquehannock, and the hosts will play for the championship of the 2014 Golden Tiger Roundball Classi... more »»

Swogger, B-A cool off Valley

December 20, 2014 ALEXANDRIA — The Bellwood-Antis High School girls basketball team at one point held a 17-point led in the first half that evaporated early in the third quarter. more »»

Audley helps Guilfoyle keep Bedford at bay

December 20, 2014 The Bishop Guilfoyle Catholic girls basketball team has five returning letterwinners from last year’s team that made it all the way to the PIAA Class A semifinal. more »»

Boring boosts CC girls; Carroll tops Westmont

December 20, 2014 EBENSBURG — Taylor Boring’s game-high 26 points sparked Central Cambria to a 58-52 Laurel Highlands Athletic Conference non-section win over Johnstown in high school girls basketball action on Frida... more »»

Altoona junior high girls topple Lady Marauders

December 20, 2014 Shaina Lear scored 12 points, and Lindsey Hallinan added 10 points as Altoona downed Bishop Guilfoyle, 40-32, in junior high girls basketball action at the AAJHS Fieldhouse on Friday. 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 »»

PSU moves to final

December 19, 2014 OKLAHOMA CITY — Megan Courtney had 23 kills and defending champion Penn State beat top-seeded Stanford 25-16, 23-25, 25-22, 25-21 on Thursday night to reach the NCAA women’s volleyball final. more »»

Frantti named top freshman

December 18, 2014 UNIVERSITY PARK — Four Nittany Lions have been selected to the AVCA Division I All-America team. more »»


Nannie E. Chathams

December 20, 2014 Nannie E. Chathams, 94, Altoona, passed away Wednesday at UPMC Altoona. She was born in Altoona, daughter of Willard and Nannie (Johnson) Bollinger. She was married to the late Frank W. Chathams Sr. more »»

John J. Hollingsworth

December 20, 2014 John J. Hollingsworth, 49, Altoona, passed away peacefully Tuesday afternoon surrounded by his family at his residence after a lengthy illness. He was born in San Pedro, Calif. more »»

Francis E. ‘Fran’ Kuhn

December 20, 2014 Francis E. “Fran” Kuhn, 79, of 1010 Spruce St., Hollidaysburg, formerly of 205 Milton Ave., Altoona, died Friday morning, Dec. more »»

Estelle Vollkommer

December 20, 2014 Estelle Vollkommer, 89, Maple Hollow, Duncansville, died Thursday at UPMC Altoona. She was born in Manhattan, N.Y., daughter of the late Morris and Rose (Nilva) Pollack. more »»

Florence A. George

December 20, 2014 Florence A. George, 90, Altoona, passed away Thursday at her residence. She was born in Lilly, daughter of the late John and Pauline (Wycsis) Phillips. She married Charles William George on Nov. more »»

Area Life

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 »»

Tasty Words: Throw a healthy, hassle-free holiday appetizer party

December 17, 2014 What I love the most about the holiday season is the opportunity to share food with family and friends. more »»

Local Business

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 »»

Phoenicia building sale considered

December 18, 2014 JOHNSTOWN — A hearing will be held at 10 a.m. today in U.S. more »»

Sheetz opening new store in Centre Hall

December 18, 2014 CENTRE HALL — Sheetz Convenience Store will open a new location today at 106 Savannah Lane, Centre Hall. Employees will cut a ribbon and open the doors at 10:30 a.m. more »»

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