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Blair judge’s ruling overturned

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The Pennsylvania Com­mon­wealth Court has overturned a decision by a Blair County judge who ruled that the Hollidaysburg Veterans Home and its employees were immune from lawsuit by the family of a resident who died after being pushed to the floor by another resident. The lawsuit was brought ...

Roadwork

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Bridge repair work to start this week CLEARFIELD — PennDOT has announced that repairs to a bridge along Route 219 in Clear­field County will begin later this month. Temporary traffic signals have been placed to prepare for the start of work on April 22. The signals will be in flash mode ...

Haugh seeks Altoona Area School Board post

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Eric C. Haugh, 47, of Cogan Road, has cross-filed and will appear on the Republican and Democratic ballots for the Altoona Area School Board on the May 21 primary. “If elected, I will work to reduce spending, provide a fair contract for the teachers and improve education to better prepare ...

Hospital offers health care planning info

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HUNTINGDON — J.C. Blair Memorial Hospital, along with other national, state and community organizations, are highlighting the importance of advance health care decision-making. The hospital is providing information and tools for the public to talk about their wishes with family, friends ...

Magisterial district judge

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Filed before Altoona Magisterial District Judge Daniel C. DeAntonio: Almalik H. Harper Jr., 19, 404 E. Walnut Ave., Apt. D, charged by Altoona police with possession of drug paraphernalia on the 100 block of Lloyd Street June 23. Charge was withdrawn Oct. 31. Michael A. Burchfield, 43, 1452 ...

Briefcase

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Teacher to offer weekend of gentle Yoga, training Nationally recognized Yoga teacher Rudy Peirce will offer a weekend of dynamic gentle yoga and a yoga teacher training May 16-19 at Bloom Yoga and Wellness, 1506 12th Ave. Joyce Peirce will offer sessions on MELT Away Stress, which is a ...

Shifting focus

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A retirement announcement by a longtime Blair County Arts Festival organizer/Blair County Arts Foundation employee has prompted the foundation’s board of directors to “take a step back” from the 52-year creative and performance arts celebration and refocus efforts on increasing the ...

Pros, cons of making drug legal debated

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DUNCANSVILLE — When Lt. Gov. John Fetterman brought his statewide recreational marijuana listening tour to Blair County on Sunday, he received plenty of views on the hot topic, with a few undecided people turning out to hear more about the pro­posal to legalize the drug. State and county ...

DNA testing reveals tangled family roots

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Think before you spit into that DNA testing tube and prepare for possible surprises when it comes to your family history, advises two area women and a local genealogist with the Blair County Genealogical Society. Julie Lingenfelter Moyer, a volunteer ge­nealogist with 40 years of experience, ...

Deeds

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Blair County Thu and G. Bradley Evans to Paul W. Hiles, 508 Sixth Ave., Altoona, $15,200. Carol Ann Dannenberg to Kevin D. Wall, 511 Hickory St., Hollidaysburg, $115,000. Virginia C. Shaw to Dewayne T. and Carol A. Newman, 1106 Third Ave., Duncansville, $58,000. Kevin D. and Kristy A. ...

Easter sales stay steady

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Spending for Easter is expected to be about the same as last year, according to the National Retail Federation. “Easter 2019 spending is actually expected to be on par with spending in 2018 and the trend over the last several years. The year-over-year changes in both per person spending and ...

County lockup bleeding money

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HUNTINGDON — In the past five years, Huntingdon County has paid about $4.5 million to other counties to house inmates, a cost that is bleeding the taxpayers at a rate of about $3,500 each day, according to budget numbers supplied by county officials. “This is an ongoing problem,” ...

Workplace

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New hires and promotions -- Dr. Michelle Stoudt, a Board Certified Cardiologist and Fellow in the American College of Cardiology, has joined the Tyrone Regional Health Network medical staff. Stoudt, who is a provider with Cardiology Associates of Altoona, now has office hours at Tyrone ...

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 ...

The Clarks, Steep Canyon Rangers headline ‘Frontier’ fest

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From Mirror staff reports Pittsburgh rock legends The Clarks and the Grammy-winning Steep Canyon Rangers will headline an expanded Altoona First Frontier Festival this July, featuring paid and free shows by eight bands over two days in downtown Altoona. Altoona First Savings Bank is the ...

Behind the desk

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Bolt Tax & Financial LLC Address: 1707 Newry Lane Duncansville Telephone number: 695-2478 Position: Owner Years with company: 27 years Family: A wonderful husband; four fantastic kids and their spouses; and eight precious grandchildren What products or services does your company ...

Signs of spring

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Young Penn State football fan Natalia Woskob, 6, of State College hands a ball to offensive lineman Des Holmes to autograph prior to the Blue-White game at Beaver Stadium on Saturday. Please see story on Page B1. Mirror photo by Patrick Waksmunski

Making social brand ‘human’ is crucial

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Social media gives small businesses an interactive way to connect with prospects and customers, yet many businesses still struggle with building relationships via the platforms they’re using. They fail to make their brands “human” on social media. According to nationally known social ...

Hunter pleads guilty in shooting

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CLEARFIELD — An Altoona man accused of shooting a hunter during a bear hunt in Clearfield County in November pleaded guilty Tuesday. Frank M. Ferguson, 47, was originally charged with a misdemeanor count of shooting at or causing injury to a human being while hunting and a summary count of ...