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Bedford man held in assault

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From Mirror staff reports A Bedford man faces strangulation, simple assault and harassment charges for a reported domestic dispute. William John Christman, 30, of 1073 Industrial Ave., is accused of throwing a female victim against a wall and continually assaulting her Dec. 21, leaving ...

Society seeks to honor historians

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From Mirror staff reports BEDFORD — The Bedford County Historical Society is seeking nominations for Historian of the Year for 2018 to be honored at the annual history banquet on April 27 at the Hall at Kinton’s Knob. Nominees can be any resident or group of Bedford County or a member ...

Area briefs

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UNIVERSITY PARK Workshop to prepare candidates to run for public office For all those people who have ever thought about serving on their school board, borough council or township board, Penn State Extension is offering a workshop called, “Toss Your Hat in the Ring.” The workshop will ...

Magisterial District Judge

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Filed before California Avenue Magisterial District Judge Steven D. Jackson: Jimmy Evans, 57, 1704 Bellemeade Drive, Altoona, charged by Logan Township police with possession of drug paraphernalia at his residence May 12. Guilty plea entered July 19. Abby Isenberg, 193 Becker Road, Tyrone, ...

Births

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Dec. 12, 2018 Heath Graham Showalter, a son born to Kimberly J. (Clemens) and Tyler P. Showalter, Roaring Spring, at Conemaugh Nason Medical Center, Roaring Spring, at 1:55 a.m. Dec. 18, 2018 Nasier Xavier Lamont Outten, a son born to Ameenah S. Pearson and Cameron W. Outten, Altoona, at ...

PSU fans question play call

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By Cory Giger cgiger@altoonamirror.com ORLANDO, Fla. — Armchair quarterbacking is a favorite pastime of football-lovers, and plenty of Penn State fans were second-guessing coach James Franklin following Tuesday’s 27-24 loss to Kentucky in the Citrus Bowl. The Nittany Lions fell behind by ...

Freshmen lawmakers reshape Legislature

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HARRISBURG — Pennsylvania lawmakers took the oath of office Tuesday, convening in the state Capitol on New Year’s Day under a state constitutional mandate they meet on the first Tuesday of the year. Forty-two new representatives and seven new senators took the oath, among those were 79th ...

Courthouse repair plans considered

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HOLLIDAYSBURG — Last year Blair County commissioners approved an emergency project to stop water gushing from the gutters on the courtyard side of the courthouse near the main entrance. With the completion of those repairs, which eventually included replacement of broken or missing slate, ...

New law protects rescuers who save pets

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A new law allows first responders — but not private citizens — to break into vehicles to rescue pets. Signed into law in October by Gov. Tom Wolf, part of Act 104 of 2018 protects emergency responders from liability when they act in good faith to rescue pets that are in imminent danger ...

What’s the buzz?

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HARRISBURG — The nation’s largest indoor agricultural exposition will get underway Saturday. The 103rd Pennsylvania Farm Show will honor agriculture’s rich heritage with this year’s theme, Inspiring Pennsylvania’s Story. The theme, which will be represented throughout the ...

New Year’s baby celebrated

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Courtesy photo Baby Ryker Alan Stolz was born at 12:04 a.m. Tuesday, the son of Branndon and Amanda Stolz of Altoona. Ryker weighed 6 pounds 8 ounces and was 20 inches long. Ryker was delivered by Dr. John Littlejohn of Nason OB/GYN. Ryker has a brother, Braydon Scott, who turned 6 in December.

Tyrone teen allegedly led cops on chase

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A Tyrone teenager is in custody after leading police on a chase Monday morning that officers say damaged vehicles, a home and a utility pole. Terrance L. Mater, 18, was taken into custody Monday after leading Tyrone, Bellwood and state police on a chase in a stolen 2012 Ford F-150 pickup ...

Police: Kids present during drug deals

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A Breezewood man faces numerous criminal charges for allegedly selling prescription pills during multiple controlled drug deals with children present. John William Eltman, 50, of 201 Secrest Road, is being charged three felony counts of drug delivery and possession, four felony counts of ...

Woman charged for stealing ID cards

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A Pleasantville woman is being charged with multiple counts of use and possession of drug paraphernalia, theft by unlawful taking and receiving stolen property. Erin Renee Morgan, 19, of 6857 King St. Clair Road, reportedly had three driver’s licenses she stole and had two hypodermic ...

FFA spotlight

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Cynda Hoover Age: 18 School: Central High School Grade: Senior Family: Parents, Bill and Dianna Hoover; brother, Bill Hoover FFA Chapter: Central Cove Years involved with FFA: 4 Amount of time: Two periods of agriculture per day plus time spent caring for my dairy beef ...

All that’s new for 2019 in weed control

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For some, the 2018 crop year is a recent memory. However, spring will soon sneak up on us, and now is a good time to evaluate your 2019 herbicide program. The past few years brought consolidation in the industry: Bayer acquired Monsanto, spinning off the Liberty Link trait to BASF; Dow and ...

PSU exhibits include home gardening, careers

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UNIVERSITY PARK — Those seeking information about the invasive spotted lanternfly, home gardening, food and health, agricultural majors and careers, or 4-H opportunities, can find it by visiting Penn State exhibits at the Pennsylvania Farm Show. A large exhibit will be staffed by the ...

Briefcase

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Award nominations due Nominationg for Blair County Chamber of Commerce awards are due today. The Blair County Chamber’s annual meeting and awards presentation will be Jan. 25 at The Casino at Lakemont Park beginning at 7:30 a.m. A number of individual awards will be presented that ...

Area counties report jobs, business investment in 2018

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Local economic development officials say 2018 was a good year, and they hope good things will continue in 2019. Following is a regional rundown: Blair County Last year was another very strong year for Blair County. “The number of projects and overall investment remained robust throughout ...

Resolutions require realistic commitment

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Whether it is to save money, lose weight or quit smoking, many people “resolve” to change as the calendar flips to a new year. Often, it is easier said than accomplished. To increase chances for success, Heather Aardema, a national board-certified health and wellness coach based in ...