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Newry council shrinks board to 3 members

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HOLLIDAYSBURG — Keeping five members on Newry Borough Council has become difficult, so council secured approval Monday to reduce its governing body to three members. Because council has been operating with two vacant seats, the change is effectively immediately, solicitor Michael Emerick ...

Making a splash

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Emmeline Musselman, 11 months, (right) of New Paris giggles as her cousin, Calli Corle, 2 1/2, of Pavia splashes water on her while the girls play in a fountain on Monday at The Cow ice cream shop in Pleasantville as Emmeline’s mother, Jessica Musselman, looks on. Mirror photo by Holly Claycomb

Logan supervisors reject bid for park renovations

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The Logan Township supervisors recently rejected the single bid they received for improvements at Greenwood Park, as it was $208,000 higher than an estimate for the work. The supervisors plan to rebid the project in Jan­uary, so the work can be done in the spring. The $693,000 bid was from ...

Superior court rejects appeal in drug case

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A former Ebensburg wo­man with a history of drug and alcohol issues has lost her appeal to the Pennsyl­vania Superior Court and will be required to serve a six- to 12-month prison sentence imposed by a Cambria County judge. In an opinion issued late last week, the Superior Court dismissed ...

Bail lowered for Osceola Mills man

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CLEARFIELD — The bail for an Osceola Mills man who allegedly ran from police after they found him in possession of a variety of drugs was slightly lowered after a hearing Monday in Clearfield County Court. Chase Craig Conway, 28, is facing felony counts of possession with intent to ...

Bedford man jailed for alleged assault

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A Bedford County man is behind bars after police say he beat his wife in Holli­daysburg. Terry Lee Lesh, 46, New Paris, is accused of hitting his wife in the head with his fists before he “kicked” her out of his vehicle on the 100 block of Jones Street in Hol­li­daysburg just be­fore ...

Area briefs

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BackPack program seeks donations The Mountain Lion Back­­Pack Program’s Christ­­mas in July Food Drive continues through July 31. Items can be dropped off on the second floor of Bos­cov’s in Logan Town Centre near the courtesy desk. Most-needed food items include granola bars, ...

Crews fight barn fire

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Fire crews in Blair County were called out at just after 4 p.m. Monday for a barn fire at 1301 Silver Barn Road in Sinking Valley. According to initial 911 radio communications, fire­­fighters coordinated apparatus and tanker truck traffic in and out of the farm’s narrow dirt ...

City man held in assault

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An Altoona man was arrested Friday for allegedly assaulting his ex-girlfriend earlier this month. Cesar Suarez, 39, of 130 Sixth Ave., is accused of punching the woman several times while she was holding her 8-month-old child during an argument on July 2, according to charges filed by Altoona ...

HASD sale to benefit planetarium

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From Mirror staff reports The Hollidaysburg Area School District is holding a space and astronomy memorabilia sale to benefit the planetarium at the senior high school. The sale coincides with the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 moon landing on July 20. Some of the items that will be ...

Summer job

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Altoona Area High School teacher Ken Balough paints a restroom building at the Herb Faris Tennis Courts at Mansion Park on Monday as part of the district’s summer maintenance. Mirror photo by Patrick Waksmunski

Births

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June 21, 2019 Levi Mason Weyandt, a son born to Autumn D. and Dustin L. Weyandt, Claysburg, at Conemaugh Nason Medical Center, Roaring Spring, at 1:52 p.m. June 22, 2019 Gregory Miles Kitt, a son born to Ashley L. (Shylo) and Gregory AJ Kitt, Hollidaysburg, at Conemaugh Nason Medical ...

Magisterial district judge

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Filed before Altoona Magisterial District Judge Benjamin F. Jones: Nicollette C. Campbell, 18, 127 E. Fifth Ave., charged by Altoona police with possession of drug paraphernalia at Eighth Avenue and 15th Street July 2. Charge was held for court Jan. 9. Charges waived to court Jan. ...

Regional recovery walk set

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Among people age 12 or older in the U.S. in 2017, 7.2 percent had a substance use disorder in the past year, according to the Behavioral Health Barometer published by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration. Such statistics are valid for virtually every U.S. community, ...

Elk volunteering ‘a lot of fun’ for Tyrone resident

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TYRONE — When asked why he’s volunteered for more than 30 years in giving kids in central Pennsylvania an opportunity to step to the free-throw line and take a shot at glory in the National Hoop Shoot competition, Tyrone’s Steve Lucas has a simple answer. “It just clicked — it was ...

Deeds

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Blair County Scott F. and Ellen P. Hunter to Stacey L. and Ben C. Davis, property in Antis Township, $155,000. Diane Wyant to Mary Bolt and Trevor and Heather Chenault, property in Blair Township, $410,000. Benmor LP to St. James Duplexes Inc. and Encore Ventures LLC, Plank Road, Altoona, ...

Hines discusses past, future

Local Business

CRESSON — Hines Equipment is marking its 100th anniversary in 2019 and company President Edward Hines Jr. has been a part of the family-owned business for 65 of those years. “I started working for the business in 1954, and my brother Gene started in 1955. We worked at the feed mill until ...

Snow days may become flex days

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Hazardous winter weather is no longer a reason to cancel school, exactly. A new law signed this summer and going into effect this fall allows schools to keep students home but with responsibility for completing work that amounts to a legitimate school day. The option for flexible ...

Bankruptcies

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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 by ...