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Here it comes again

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Kris Hoover, head mechanic at Blair Auto Service & Power Equipment in Duncansville, works on a snow blower Tuesday. Hoover says his busiest work times are the day before and the day after a large snowfall, when homeowners often damage their machines. Tyrone Borough has declared a snow ...

Tyrone declares snow emergency

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From Mirror staff reports In preparation for today’s expected winter weather, Tyrone Borough declared a snow emergency and state transportation agencies an­nounced restrictions on certain roads, including I-99. On Tuesday, Tyrone Borough declared a snow emergency from 9 a.m. today until ...

Court seeks to clarify civil rights suit ruling

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The 3rd Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals has asked a federal district judge in Johnstown to explain in greater detail why he dismissed a civil rights lawsuit brought by a state prison inmate who is serving life for murdering his cellmate. Lawrence Edward Peter­son Jr., 49, is incarcerated in ...

Cambria resident eyes prothonotary

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From Mirror staff reports A Jackson Township resident has put in her election bid for prothonotary, noting deep family connections to Cambria County. Lisa Crynock, of Gillen Lane, Mineral Point, an­nounced she is seeking the Republican nomination for Cambria County prothonotary. “I ...

Spring Cove School District receives more grant funds

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From Mirror staff reports ROARING SPRING — The Spring Cove School District has increased its total grant awards nearly ninefold this year compared with last year, according to Super­intendent Betsy Baker. At Tuesday’s school board meeting, Baker said the district now has a total of ...

Petition period opens

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The Cambria County Re­publican Committee re­minds the public that candidates for public office in the May primary election can begin collecting signatures today. Candidates can collect signatures until March 12. Electors must be registered in the same political party as the candidate and ...

Tea Party sets events

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The Blair County Tea Party is hosting a couple events in the next upcoming weeks. At 7 p.m. Tuesday, Blair County Commissioner Terry Tomasetti will discuss a proposal to adopt a home rule charter for the county at an event at the Bavarian Hall at 112 S. 13th St. The next event will be at 7 ...

Briefcase

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LORETTO SFU offers business seminars The Saint Francis University Small Business Development Center has scheduled two pre-business planning seminars for March. The free seminars are for people who are interested in opening and operating their own business. Topics to be discussed are ...

AMED condemns two properties

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AMED on Monday voted to condemn a pair of occupied residential properties on Shand Avenue, between Reimer and Brumbaugh streets, so the authority can fully realize its ambitions for a proposed new headquarters complex on that block. The respective properties are owned by a pair of brothers, ...

Pa. court denies appeal hearing

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The Pennsylvania Supreme Court has denied further hearing on an appeal filed by an Altoona man who contended his prison sentence of 10 to 20 years — stemming from a 2015 shooting death — was excessive. Jorge Luis Gomez III, 38, was convicted by a Blair County jury in September 2016 and ...

AASD director strongly opposes insurance deal

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An Altoona Area School Board member said she wants to bring insurance costs down drastically for the school district. Board member Sharon Bream drew on her 40 years’ experience of securing insurance policies for a farming company and vehemently opposed the administration’s request to ...

City man arrested on drug charges

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An Altoona man is in jail after police allegedly found at least seven different kinds of illegal drugs in his SUV. Douglas T. Quarry Jr., 33, was taken into custody early Sunday after he ran into Joe & Mary’s Tavern while fleeing from an Altoona police officer who tried to put him in ...

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Fire officers set to be sworn in by commissioner ASHVILLE — Officers for the Ashville Volunteer Fire Company will be sworn in by Cambria County President Commissioner Thomas Chernisky at 7 p.m. today at the fire company at 127 Pine St., Ashville. Cambria County GOP committee hosting ...

Air Force veteran plans run for Cambria commissioner

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Cambria County native and a former U.S. Air Force lieutenant is seeking the Republican nomination for county commissioner, emphasizing her military experience and family ties to the local community. Karen Esaias of Elknud Lane, Johnstown, said she will be a “strong steward” of ...

Live planetarium show planned

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A live planetarium show is scheduled for 6 p.m. Thursday at the Hollidaysburg Planetarium. Reservations can be made at astroprof.com. The stars, planets and constellations of the current evening sky will be presented with the best of the winter sky zodiac constellations. Topics covered ...

Sauers ‘made a great impact’ with people in the community

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The Central Blair Recreation and Park Commission has been an integral part of the Altoona and Blair County communities for many years and takes pride in providing numerous opportunities, especially involving youth sports. This year, a retiree of the CBRC will be honored with the Respected ...

Thon raises more than $10M

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At 3 a.m., most people are bundled up with blankets in the quiet of their homes asleep. At 3 a.m. in the Bryce Jordan Center this past weekend, sleep was the last thing on anybody’s minds as live concerts, talent shows and water gun fights motivated Thon participants to continue fighting ...

Pinecroft probe spurs leadership change

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The Pinecroft Volunteer Fire Company is under new leadership after an investigation by Antis Town­ship officials indicated that money might be missing — information that officials have turned over to state police, who are investigating. Raising eyebrows was a contrast between cash revenues ...

Residents question borough’s dry status

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ROARING SPRING — A group of Roaring Spring residents and business owners believe it is time for a change. That’s why they plan to circulate petitions to get a referendum on the May 21 primary election ballot to overturn the prohibition of alcohol sales in the borough. Roaring Spring has ...