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‘All are welcome’

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Many faith communities have been struggling to fill their seats on the Sabbath, as more and more people pull away from institutional religion in favor of private expressions of spirituality, according to the spokesman for the Diocese of Altoona-Johnstown. But they tend to come back to their ...

Business enters next generation

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HUNTINGDON — A risk Dennis Cisney Sr. took many years ago has paid off. This year, the business started by Cisney and his partner, Richard O’Donnell — Cisney and O’Donnell, Inc. — is marking 50 years in business. “It is a great honor for my dad, who started it with Richard ...

Mental health screenings offered

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HOLLIDAYSBURG — The Hollidaysburg Area School District will offer in-school voluntary screening measures to assess the risk for depression and other mental health or behavioral health concerns in eighth-graders. Board member Lois Kaneshiki is against it. Although she said she was out of ...

AASD looks to transform Penn-Lincoln into magnet school

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Altoona Area School District is developing a plan to transform Penn-Lincoln Elementary School into a magnet school with a focus on career development as well as science, technology, engineering, arts and math, known as STEAM. Patty Burlingame, assistant superintendent for curriculum and ...

Veteran outreach sessions planned

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Veteran Community Ini­tia­tives Inc. will hold two Rural Veteran Outreach Pro­grams in the area. The first session will be held from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Wednesday at the Bedford American Legion, 3721 Business Route 220 North in Bedford. Another session will be held from noon to 4 p.m. ...

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Bedford Lang to take part in program Bedford County Commissioner Josh Lang will participate in the 16th annual County Leadership Institute program at the nation’s capital in June. The program developed by the National Association of Counties and Cambridge Leadership Associates selects ...

Life is not a bucket list

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Many people draft a so-called “bucket list” or a list of things they wish to accomplish before they die. The interesting thing about a bucket list is not so much what is in it but how the list changes with age. If you are a senior citizen and just working on your bucket list, chances are ...

Scholarship ride to benefit military

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UNIVERSITY PARK — The 2019 United States Veterans Scholarship Ride will take place April 27, starting and ending at the State College American Legion. The Pennsylvania Chapter of the U.S. Veterans Motorcycle Club is organizing the ride in support of the Penn State World Campus Veterans ...

Mueller report changes few minds in Washington, D.C.

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Last week’s long-awaited release of an investigation into 2016 election interference drew new battle lines in Congress, with local Republicans calling the report a vindication and Democrats split over a potential impeachment of President Donald Trump. The so-called Mueller report, compiled ...

Commissioner candidate forum set

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A candidate forum for the two open Blair County commissioner seats will be held at 7 p.m. Tuesday at the Bavarian Hall at 112 S. 13th St. The forum, hosted by the Blair County Tea Party and Indivisible Blair County, will feature Republican incumbent Bruce Erb and Democratic incumbent Ted Beam ...

Roadwork

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HOPEWELL Traffic to switch on Hopewell project PennDOT has announced that traffic will be switched on Tuesday on the Hopewell Bridge Replacement Project in Hopewell Borough, Bedford County. The contractor, HRI Inc. of State College, will use temporary concrete barriers to switch traffic ...

Marriage licenses

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Blair County John Howard II and Elizabeth Dawson, both of Altoona. Bedford County Nathan Carr and Stephanie Downie, both of Everett. Levi Rodney Leo Walker, Hopewell, and Kayla Nicole Musselman, Claysburg. Cambria County Arnold Cleaver, Johnstown, and Samantha Arnett, Portage. ...

Judge reverses zoning decision

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HOLLIDAYSBURG — A visiting judge in Blair County Court recently reversed a decision by the Hollidaysburg Zoning Board that would have allowed construction of an apartment building in Gaysport in violation of borough zoning rules. The structure was proposed for 431 Bedford St., the site of ...

Woman: God told me to steal wine, food

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From Mirror staff reports An Altoona woman told police God told her to steal wine and groceries from an East Chestnut Avenue supermarket. She now faces a felony shoplifting charge. Terry Sue Wineland, 56, of Altoona, was arrested Monday after loss prevention employees of Martin’s Food ...

Controlled burn set for Game Lands

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From Mirror staff reports The Pennsylvania Game Com­mission plans to conduct a controlled burn in the Southcentral Region’s Area 420 near Raystown Lake in Huntingdon County next week. The burn will be conducted only if weather conditions are favorable. The 342-acre forested burn is ...

Pastor remembered for sharing God’s love with others

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Locals are remembering the love spread through God by a local pastor who died earlier this week. Rodney Lynn Lingenfelter, a pastor of Grace Fellowship Church in Juniata, died in a mowing accident at his Roaring Spring home Wednesday. He was 71 years old. Family and church members ...

A tisket, a tasket

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Andrea Peterman, owner of Peterman’s Flower Shop in Juniata, places an Easter flower bouquet into a decorative barrel on Friday. Mirror photo by Patrick Waksmunski

Checkpoint stop leads to arrest

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From Mirror staff reports A Cresson man faces felony and misdemeanor drug charges after a DUI checkpoint in East Free­dom earlier this month. Marcus J. Eichenlaub, 20, of Cresson, was de­tained the night of April 5, after the car he was riding in was directed to park because of a broken ...

Area briefs

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GOP women to host candidates The Central Pennsylvania Council of Republican Women will host a debate with Republican candidates running for Blair County commissioner at 6:30 p.m. May 2 at the Altoona Grand Hotel. Matthew Arenault, assistant professor of political science at Mount Aloysius ...

Police: Fingerprint leads to arrest

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From Mirror staff reports A latent fingerprint from a September burglary has landed a Claysburg man in jail on felony charges. William Phoenix McKin­ley Dibert, 22, of 2176 Chapell Lane, is accused of sneaking in an unlocked window on the 400 block of Hilltop Road in Claysburg back on ...