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NAC seeking Chapter 7 protection

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A lawsuit brought by former employees of North American Communications Inc. has been transferred to the United States Bankruptcy Court for Western Pennsylvania where NAC filed a petition last week to liquidate its assets. The Duncansville-based direct mailing firm, represented by Johnstown ...

EMG Brands to reveal new business venture

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TYRONE — EMG Brands will officially announce the launch of a new national business venture during a grand opening of EMG’s newly renovated offices from 5 to 7 p.m. June 27 at 1010-1014 Pennsylvania Ave. After a short time, InspectionGo, the creation of EMG CEO John Russell and Chad Hett, ...

Briefcase

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Hazardous waste collection set The Intermunicipal Relations Committee will host the annual household hazardous waste collection from noon to 5 p.m. July 12 and 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. July 13 at Peoples Natural Gas Field. The charge is $15 per car trunk-load with an additional charge of 50 cents ...

Van Zandt union protest rally set

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The union that represents 780 employees at Van Zandt VA Medical Center will hold a rally today to protest a national VA plan to negotiate master agreement changes that include a 99-percent reduction of on-the-clock time for union representatives to help members, other shrinkages of worker ...

Housing complex proposed for former Bon Secours area

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The Durbin family is planning to build a 27-unit rental complex with townhomes and duplexes — along with apartments over garages — across Seventh Avenue from the Grande Palazzo senior housing development under construction at the former site of Bon Secours Hospital. The Durbin family, ...

Down the line

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Dave DeNicola of Craig Fencing in Altoona works on the new fence layout around Tiger Stadium in Hollidaysburg on Monday. Mirror photo by Patrick Waksmunski

Use of Castle Doctrine at issue

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HOLLIDAYSBURG — A Blair County judge is being asked to decide if an Altoona man can rely on the Castle Doctrine to defend his actions leading to last year’s fatal shooting of 58-year-old David Alan Hoover of Altoona. John Patrick Stiver II, 34, who has been in Blair County Prison for 11 ...

Police arrest pair after traffic stop

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From Mirror staff reports A traffic stop led to the arrest of two men wanted by Altoona police. Robert P. McCloskey Jr., 20, was taken into custody early Sunday after he was pulled over while driving near Beale Avenue and 20th Street. Police said McCloskey was sitting on a bag of ...

Inmate faces charges for contraband drugs

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From Mirror staff reports A Martinsburg man faces charges after a search of a cell at the Blair County Prison allegedly turned up Suboxone. Terry R. Aungst III, 33, was arraigned Tuesday on a felony count of contraband possession of a controlled substance by an inmate and possession of a ...

Fox Run Road meeting set

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From Mirror staff reports HOLLIDAYSBURG — PennDOT will conduct an open house and plans display session today to inform the public of the proposed Route 2017 — Fox Run Road — re­placement project in Cath­arine Township. The meeting will be held from 6 to 7 p.m. today at the Catharine ...

Strike up the band

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Jose Armando of Rey Azteca, a Mexican Mariachi band, plays trumpet for more than 200 attendants of the Altoona-Blair County Airport’s third annual customer appreciation celebration on Tuesday. “(Altoona) is one of our premiere cities for number growth,” said Stan Little, CEO of Southern ...

Hampton founds area’s first pure direct primary care

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Editor’s note: This is the third in a three-part series. By William Kibler bkibler@altoonamirror.com ou can watch the old “Marcus Welby, MD” shows now on Amazon Prime. The pairing of that 1970s TV drama with the modern monthly subscription service helps illustrate how a local primary ...

Expert to review fatal accident

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HOLLIDAYSBURG — A Wil­liams­burg man is contesting homicide by vehicle and related traffic charges filed against him in a 2016 fatal crash that killed a Hollidaysburg man. A Blair County judge signed an order Monday allocating $500 for the hiring of an expert to review an accident ...

City, AWA, Logan team up to tackle sewer problems

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The city, the Altoona Water Authority and Logan Township are working together to solve problems with sanitary sewage and storm runoff along 39th Street in Eldorado, which runs downhill past Walnut, Oak and Maple avenues. The efforts came to light last week after residents complained at a City ...

Teaming up

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Brothers Santino (left), 6, and Luca Mariani, 8, play a little doubles tennis with their grandfather, Felix Mariani of Duncansville, at Tiger Tennis Center at Charles W. Longer Elementary School in Hollidaysburg on Monday afternoon. (Mirror photo by Patrick Waksmunski)

Contrasting Empower3, DPC

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Dr. Sean Hampton, who recently started what he said is the first “pure” Direct Patient Care practice between Harrisburg and Pittsburgh, called Empower3, a well-established practice in Altoona and elsewhere in the region, a “hybrid” DPC practice, because it retained some patients who pay ...

Tyrone couple face charges

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A Tyrone couple were arrested Sunday after a domestic dispute allegedly revealed their 9-year-old child was living among uncapped syringes and deplorable conditions inside a bed bug- and lice-infested apartment. David A. Chathams II and Alexis L. Gianopolous, both 30, were arrested Sunday ...

Carla Pennington

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Years ago, people who drove sports cars would rave about their tight, responsive rack-and-pinion steering, compared to the loose, sloppy handling common on standard passenger cars. For Carla Pennington of Altoona, that contrast is analogous to the one between the responsive new-model primary ...

Council debates decals

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In response to the recent proposal by a local veterinarian to affix “In God We Trust” decals on all city vehicles, a national organization called The Original Motto Project has proposed instead displaying “E Pluribus Unum” — From Many, One — saying it better aligns with what the ...

Man sought by police

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City police are searching for a man they said fled a traffic stop about 3 p.m. Saturday, leading police on a chase. Craig Hauke-Miller is wanted by the Altoona Police Department on felony charges. An Altoona patrol officer observed Hauke-Miller operating a silver Chevrolet Silverado with a ...