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CBICC, CPCVB announce joint effort

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STATE COLLEGE — The leaders of the Chamber of Business & Industry of Cen­tre County and the Central Pennsylvania Convention & Visitors Bureau are working together to grow tourism and serve the economic needs in Centre County. CBICC President and CEO Vern Squier and CPCVB Executive ...

Briefcase

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Students to showcase work The public is invited to the Penn State Altoona Student Showcase on Dec. 7 at the Devorris Downtown Center. Students will present in the areas of business, electro-mechanical engineering technology, rail transportation technology, security and risk analysis and ...

Grand jury indicts Loretto inmates

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A federal grand jury has indicted three inmates at the Federal Correctional In­stitution in Loretto for possession of prohibited items in separate cases, U.S. Attorney Scott W. Brady said Wednesday. Mark Viboll, 30; David Smeltzer, 37; and Samuel Vargas, 32, were each indicted by a grand ...

Friday Playoff Football Scoreboard

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DISTRICT 6-10 SUBREGIONAL CLASS 6A CHAMPIONSHIP at Saint Francis University State College 55, McDowell 20 (FINAL) CLASS 5A CHAMPIONSHIP at FRANKLIN H.S. Hollidaysburg 33, Oil City 22 (FINAL) DISTRICT 6-9 PLAYOFFS CLASS 4A CHAMPIONSHIP at DUBOIS AREA H.S. Clearfield 49, Bellefonte 21 ...

‘Served our country well’

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HOLLIDAYSBURG — The Blair County Sheriff’s Office remembered its first canine officer Wednesday afternoon during a memorial service with bagpipe music, a three-volley salute and the presentation of an American flag to her handler, Sgt. R.J. Peo. “We owe a ceremony like this to her,” ...

Bedford sees large demand for ballots

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Although paper ballots are largely obsolete, they were in demand throughout Bedford County, where an unexpected surge in voters burned through the printed supply Tuesday afternoon during the midterm election. Polling places in Bedford County ran out of paper ballots Tuesday, and county ...

Poor weather closes Penn State parking areas

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UNIVERSITY PARK — Fans who park in the grass parking lots should find another option for Saturday’s game between Penn State and Wisconsin. Penn State announced this week that historic wet conditions on the University Park campus have resulted in significant damage to drive aisles and grass ...

Cambria judge asked to clarify man’s sentence

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Pennsylvania’s Superior Court has asked a Cambria County judge to clarify a prison sentence he imposed on a Salix man charged with stealing tools from a Lowe’s store in Richland Township. Adam Tyler Horner, 29, faced two sets of charges from his activities in the store on Jan. 5, ...

Agriculture

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BELLEFONTE Borough given compost facility grant The Borough of Bellefonte has received a grant of $388,000 from the Pennsylvania Department of Environ­mental Protection to make needed upgrades to its compost facility site. The grant application was based on work done by Penn State ...

Area deer test positive for disease

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HARRISBURG — The Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture on Wednesday announced that 36 captive deer from a quarantined breeding farm and hunting preserve in Fulton County have tested positive for chronic wasting disease. Two additional deer from a quarantined Bedford County hunting ...

Eighth-grade students stage walkout

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Despite initial information that walkouts were planned Election Day in the Altoona Area and Hollidaysburg Area school districts over issues including gun violence, no one walked out at either district, school officials said. However, about a dozen 13-year-olds at Penn Cambria Middle School ...

City plans changes to utility repairs

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The city is planning to change the way it handles utility street cut repairs, revising a policy it adopted a few years ago that had been designed to increase revenues earned from those repairs. Under the old policy, a city crew handled utility cuts production-style, performing a single ...

Briefcase

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Edward Jones recognized Financial services firm Edward Jones ranks No. 4 on the newly released Best Workplaces for Women by Great Places to Work and Fortune. The firm is the highest ranking financial services firm on the list. The ranking considered more than 540,000 employee surveys from ...

Businesses offer discounts to area veterans

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In observance of Veterans Day, a number of area businesses are offering special discounts to veterans and members of the active duty military. A military ID or proof of service is required. -- For the 11th year, Applebee’s restaurants nationwide will invite all veterans and active-duty ...

Irvin re-elected to 81st state House district

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State Rep. Richard S. Irvin won re-election to represent the 81st state House district Tuesday, which encompasses all of Huntingdon and some of Centre and Mifflin counties. He took a little more than 70 percent of the votes in Huntingdon County, or 11,184 votes, to win re-election to a third ...

Judge transfers possession charges

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BEDFORD — A magisterial district judge transferred charges of possession of contraband and possession of controlled substance that a Bedford County Jail inmate faces to Common Pleas Court on Wednesday. Judge Tonya Osman found sufficient evidence to support the criminal counts against Cody ...

Man allegedly stole thousands

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BELLWOOD — A Bellwood man faces charges he stole thousands of dollars from the Sons of the American Legion. Andrew Stowell, 60, of 411 S. Second St., allegedly confessed to Bellwood police that he had taken out a debit card on the organization’s bank account without the permission of the ...

Births

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Oct. 25, 2018 A twin son and daughter born to Allison and Michael Boone, Altoona, at Conemaugh Memorial Medical Center, Johnstown. Oct. 26, 2018 Kensly Rose Boller, a daughter born to Krystal Leap-er and Travis Boller, Roaring Spring, at Conemaugh Nason Medical Center, Roaring Spring, at ...

Joyce victorious

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Despite political experience that was only skin-deep, Altoona dermatologist John Joyce, a Republican, won election Tuesday to the U.S. House for the 13th Congressional District. Like Joyce, Democratic opponent Brent Ottaway was also a political neophyte, but the margin of Joyce’s victory was ...

Ward to serve 30th District

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State Rep. Judy Ward of Hollidaysburg, a Republican, will become the first female elected to serve the 30th Senatorial District as she received almost 80 percent of the votes cast over the expansive, five-county area during Tuesday’s midterm election. It was an election that focused on ...