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Roadwork

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HUNTINGDON Signal installation to start Contractor Glenn O. Hawbaker Inc. of State College will begin traffic signal installation work today as part of the Routes 22 and 829 Intersection Improvement Project in Henderson Township, Huntingdon County. The work is expected to take ...

‘Victory to the allied arms’

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The guns had been silent for mere hours when Altoona’s mayor called out the city’s marching bands, its fraternal lodges and its labor unions. Time was short. They had just a few hours to plan the celebration at the landmark Cricket Field. “Visitors poured into the city in the early ...

‘Wanted to set my own course’

Local Business

Colin Lennox wanted to do his own thing and “didn’t want to work for anybody.” So, in 2010, he put his Penn State degrees in environmental studies and English to use and created EcoIslands LLC, which sold floating islands, hydroponic growth mats that clean water by pulling nutrients ...

Blair County leaders debate home rule charter

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HOLLIDAYSBURG — Blair County Commissioner Ted Beam Jr. is taking a stance against changing the setup of county government through pursuit of a home rule charter. “If this idea is going to fly, it’s going to have to do it without my vote,” Beam said. Commissioners Chairman Bruce Erb ...

Local organization wants to preserve downtown church

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A local organization dedicated to preserving historic buildings wants to save a downtown church the city is trying to demolish. Blair County Heritage Inc., which in years past has advocated for the preservation of The Casino at Lakemont Park and a downtown plaza, hopes to prevent the razing ...

Couple charged with striking boy

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A Tyrone couple faces charges over allegations they struck an 11-year-old with a wooden spoon. Patty J. Chutko, 39, and Kevin R. Warner, 35, of Tyrone, are due to appear in Tyrone District Court on Tuesday to face misdemeanor simple assault charges stemming from an Aug. 30 incident when the ...

Police say area man scrapped stolen van

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A Huntingdon County man faces charges for allegedly scrapping a stolen van at an East Freedom salvage yard. Ronald R. Duvall Jr., 37, of Robertsdale is accused by state police of driving a stolen Ford van to J. Clark Auto Salvage in East Freedom on April 2 and claiming he owned it so he could ...

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Bedford County collecting toys EVERETT — A collection for the Bedford County Toys for Tots, hosted by local first responders and Marines, will be held from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Nov. 17 at Walmart, 72 Bedford Square Plaza. Toys donated must be new, unwrapped and safe for newborns to ...

Dems win, but state still split

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The depth of Tuesday’s Democratic “blue wave” is still a matter of debate — with some states still counting votes and some races still flipping — but the result underscored deepening geographic divisions across Pennsyl­vania. Democrats flipped three net seats in the state’s ...

Veterans Day ceremonies

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ALTOONA — The Blair County War Veterans Council will hold a ceremony marking the 100th anniversary of the armistice ending World War I at 11 a.m. Monday, Nov. 3, with a parade and ceremonies in downtown Altoona. More than 10 units have signed up, so far. After the parade, Command Sgt. Maj. ...

Residents complain to Logan Twp.

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About 20 people from Newburg complained to the Logan Township supervisors Thursday that a handful of firefighters from the neighborhood fire station have been harassing and intimidating them. After hearing about the protracted blasting of an air horn, the grabbing of a cellphone through a ...

Schools to receive $25,000 grants

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Every school district in the 80th legislative district will receive a $25,000 state grant to assist with security enhancements. “This initial round of grants will allow schools to use the funding in a way that is tailored to their specific needs,” Rep. Judy Ward, R-Blair, said. ...

Remembering his sacrifice

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UPDATED: To correct name of Grace Loveless, wife of bombardier Loveless, and Hazel Morrison, mother of Alvin E. Morrison, who worked with French and U.S. leaders to give the five American aviators killed in the crash a proper burial. The B-17 was named “Slightly Dangerous.” Its mission ...

Historical Society receives grant

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The Cambria County Historical Society received a $4,000 grant to assist with its operations from state Rep. Frank Burns, D-Cambria. The historical society was awarded the grant by the Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission.

Area

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Veterans assistance offered HUNTINGDON — State Rep. Rich Irvin, R-Huntingdon, will have a veterans service officer from the American Legion in his district office on Wednesday and Dec. 12 to meet with area veterans and answer their questions in regard to benefits and services available to ...

Marriage licenses

Public Records

Editor’s note: The following infor­mation was provided by the prothonotary’s offices at area county courthouses. Blair County Matthew L. Grados and Kelsey L. Bender, both of Hollidaysburg. James S. Reams and Erika B. Swope, both of Philipsburg. James C. Reimer and Lori R. Snyder, ...

Divorces

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Editor’s note: The following infor­mation was provided by the prothonotary’s offices at area county courthouses. Blair County CARACCIOLO — Elena J.; Matthew C., both of Tyrone. Married June 2, 2018. FREDERICK — Christina L. (Long); Raymond, both of Altoona, Married April 8, ...

Fulfilling a promise

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PORTAGE — The remains of a World War II Navy aviation radioman 3rd class — presumed killed 74 years ago in a crash on an island in the western Pacific — arrived back in Cambria County on a rainy Friday to be honored and laid to rest. Walter E. “Bert” Mintus, formerly of Benscreek, ...

Local diocese announces job cuts

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The Roman Catholic Diocese of Altoona-Johnstown is eliminating nine diocesan support-level jobs, effective Dec. 21. A press release from the diocese stated the job cuts are “an effort to streamline processes and operate cost effectively.” A formal analysis of each department led to the ...