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Sexual misconduct

Local News

Curbing the problem of sexual misconduct on campus involves more than commitment by universities. In Huntingdon County, Juniata College had nine founded reports of rape on campus in 2016. The numbers are recorded in its annual security statistics available online. The 2016 statistics ...

Governor’s panel backs Raystown plan critics

Local News

Anti-development groups continue to speak out against a proposal to build on a pristine portion of Raystown Lake shoreline as a public comment deadline ap­proaches. And now, it seems they have the support of an advisory council to the governor. “It’s very encouraging,” said George ...

Water authority considers moves to generate profit

Local News

The Altoona Water Authority next month may choose one of three candidate companies to evaluate the potential for energy generation revenue and energy savings at its two sewer plants under a program overseen by the state — a move that all three companies say should ultimately produce $1.5 ...

PennDOT debuts flashing yellow arrow signal

Local News

From Mirror staff reports HOLLIDAYSBURG — The Pennsylvania Depart­ment of Transportation has announced it will activate a new type of left turn signal that has been proven to improve left-turn safety at intersections. Flashing yellow arrow signals are new to Pennsyl­vania, but they have ...

‘Waltons’ star: Talk about fears

Local News

Actress Mary McDonough had a message Saturday night for members of the Kiwanis Club of Altoona, which is celebrating 100 years of helping underprivileged youth. If a child appears to have no problems, don’t be afraid to ask, McDonough said. When growing up as “Erin Walton,” the middle ...

Amtran getting new CNG buses

Local News

By the end of next week, Amtran will have finished receiving its latest batch of new Compressed Natural Gas buses — 10 of them, to add to the six that it received early this summer. These are the first CNG buses acquired by the authority, but the organization’s mechanics will be familiar ...

Lehman to enter Hall of Fame

Local Business

Editor’s note: This is the second in a series on businesses that will be inducted into the Blair County Chamber of Commerce Business Hall of Fame on Oct. 15 at the Blair County Convention Center. HOLLIDAYSBURG — Just a year before P. Joseph Lehman Inc. Consulting Engineers celebrates its ...

Behind the Desk

Local Business

Name: Brandon and John Smith Company Name: Heritage Barbers Address: 211 Allegheny St., Hollidaysburg Telephone number: 317-5313 Positions: Owners/barbers Years with company: One year Family: Brandon is a husband and father of two. John is a father of one. What products or ...

Altoona man headed back to jail

Local News

HOLLIDAYSBURG — An Altoona man will spend 33 to 66 months in jail and seven years on probation for a heroin sale in 2016, the year David John Stepp said he relapsed while trying to overcome his addiction. “This was a single drug sale,” Stepp’s defense attorney, Scott N. Pletcher, told ...

Workplace

Local Business

New hires and promotions Dr. Kaylee Keiper, a board-certified pediatrician, has joined the medical staff of Cone­maugh Memorial Med­ical Center. Keiper will treat patients at Laurel Pediatric Associates in Johnstown. Steven Wess, a physician’s assistant, has joined the medical staff ...

Philipsburg woman pleads to ID theft

Local News

CLEARFIELD –– A Phil­ips­burg woman accused of stealing another woman’s identity pleaded guilty Tues­­day in Clearfield County Court. Police said that, in November, the victim, who had never had a credit card, received a phone call from a debt collector asking for payment on a ...

Deeds

Public Records

Blair County Melissa A. Fink to Nichole Y. Corrigan, Hancock Street, Tyrone, $92,000. Thomas E. and Sheila M. Willey to Alvin B. Zimmerman, property in Huston Township, $375,000. Donald G. Claypoole Sr. to Krystal G. McCulley, Martin Street, Bellwood, $125,000. P. Jules Patt to Todd A. ...

Blair Tea Party set to meet

Local News

From Mirror staff reports The Blair County Tea Party will meet at 7 p.m. Tuesday at the Bavarian Hall at 112 S. 13th St. President Rhonda Holland and Vice President Jason Gardner will present information and lead a discussion about current events and the values of the Tea Party. The ...

Bankruptcies

Public Records

The following people have made filings in U.S. Bankruptcy Court in Pittsburgh. Chapter 7 involves selling assets to pay debts. Chapter 13 is a plan to pay debts using income. Chapter 11 involves reorganization to pay off debt. The information is from the Pittsburgh Legal Journal. Filings ...

Attempt to cash check leads to forgery charge

Local News

From Mirror staff reports An Altoona man faces charges of forgery, theft and receiving stolen property. Spencer Michael Jacobs, 23, of 2216 Ninth St., is accused of trying to cash a $500 check without permission from the victim at Hometown Bank in Bedford on Sept. 11, according to a police ...

Police reports

Local News

Ebensburg state police Jason E. Gates, 42, of Fallentimber faces criminal charges after police said they found drug paraphernalia inside his home on Friday. Bedford state police Kenneth J. Davidson, 59, faces criminal charges after allegedly driving drunk in late July along Allegheny ...

Roadwork

Local News

STATE COLLEGE Contractor to pave Route 322 As work to improve more than 41 miles of roadway in Centre and Clinton counties continues, the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation is issuing an update on its project schedule. Overall work includes milling, base repair, resurfacing, ...

Magisterial District Judges

Local News

Filed before Altoona Magisterial District Judge Daniel C. DeAntonio: Charges waived to court April 18-25: Joshua A. Petucci, 32, 902 N. Second St., charged by Altoona police with DUI, possession of a controlled substance, possession of a small amount of marijuana, possession of drug ...

Sentencings

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The following sentencings were filed in Blair County Court. Although some cases may be more than a year old, the Mirror publishes them in the interest of complete reporting. The following defendant was placed on the Probation Without Verdict Program for a period of 30 days. The defendant will ...

Marriage licenses

Public Records

Editor’s note: The following infor­mation was provided by the prothonotary’s offices at area county courthouses. Blair County Joshua P. Wagner and Kayla A. Clinger, both of Altoona. David C. Guest and Kristen L. Robinson, both of the United Kingdom. Christopher A. Duvall, Wood, and ...