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Officials weigh fees on runoff

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A representative from one of the municipalities comprising the council of governments responsible for compliance with tightening stormwater regulations favors imposing a special assessment to pay for his municipality’s stormwater costs. “I’d like to see a stormwater fee effective for ...

Arts community fixture embraces new challenges

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Some people resist change, but Karen Volpe embraces new situations, new people and will be newly retired June 1. As the program specialist at the Blair County Arts Foundation for the past 23 years, Volpe, 67, of Altoona, retires May 31, 12 days after the conclusion of the Blair County Arts ...

Military Museum to mark D-Day

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From Mirror staff reports BOALSBURG — Opera­tion Overlord, the invasion of Normandy, took place 75 years ago this June 6 and the Pennsylvania Military Mu­seum in Boalsburg, Centre County, will remember that event with its annual World War II Revisited encampment on May 25 and 26. Axis ...

Magisterial district judge

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Filed before Northern Blair Magisterial District Judge Fred B. Miller: Charges waived to court Sept. 18 – Nov. 27: Richard A. Barner, 45, 306 Sixth St., Tyrone, charged by Altoona police with possession with intent to deliver a controlled substance, criminal use of a communication ...

Nursing ‘An ever-evolving role’

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Fourteen years ago, registered nurse Amy Cornell of Cresson graduated from the Greater Johnstown Career and Technology Center as a licensed practical nurse. Her educational journey will end with a master’s degree in 2021. As an intensive care unit nurse, Cornell cares for critically ill ...

Deeds

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Blair County Gregory S. and Karen K. Patton to Rebecca M. Fagan and Dustin A. Weaver, property in Antis Township, $170,000. Steven J. Clapper to Donald E. Jr. and Susan M. Hileman, property in Woodbury Township, $36,960. Brush Oaks LLC to Linda R. Bierkland, property in Logan Township, ...

Tyrone teachers put to work

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TYRONE — A group of Tyrone Area School District teachers now have a better understanding of what career opportunities are available in the Tyrone area and the skills needed to perform those jobs. A group of 17 district educators participated in the Teacher in the Workplace program, funded by ...

Behind the desk

Local Business

Business: Studio 3 Twenty One LLC Address: 1546 E. Pleasant Valley Blvd. Telephone number: 201-2374 Position: Owner/sole member Years with company: It is the business’s first year What products or services does your company provide? We are a full-service salon with talented ...

Veterans director seeks apology

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HOLLIDAYSBURG — The director of Blair County’s Veterans Affairs Department is asking county leaders for a letter of apology and admission of faulty actions in responding to an illegal recording of a telephone conversation he had with a fake IRS agent. Veterans director Patrick Young, a ...

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 ...

Workplace

Local Business

New hires and promotions -- Kristin Cowger, formerly of Hollidaysburg, has accepted a position with the American Ballet Company in Los Angeles. Cowger, who trained at Allegheny Ballet Company, has been with the Richmond Ballet for the past four years. -- Tom Seasoltz of Altoona has been ...

Protect property during partnerships

Local Business

One way to grow your business is by reaching out to strategic partners who offer complementary products or services or who otherwise can work with you to the mutual advantage of both your businesses. Strategic partnerships can expand your market reach and help you achieve more sales. But ...

Rise in Blair prison population linked to female inmates

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HOLLIDAYSBURG — The inmate population at the Blair County Prison has been climbing for a year now and is showing no sign of declining. May’s population, so far, is averaging around 332 inmates, slightly higher than April’s 327 average and slightly lower than March’s 342 average. But ...

Magisterial District judges

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Filed before California Avenue Magisterial District Judge Steven D. Jackson: Charges waived to court Nov. 29 – Dec. 6: William M. Franz Jr., 38, 1022 Fourth Ave., Altoona, charged by Logan Township police with robbery, conspiracy, aggravated assault, simple assault and theft by unlawful ...

City man faces assault charges

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An Altoona man faces charges after police say he assaulted wife. Caleb M. Thompson, 38 of 1115 16th Ave., was taken into custody by Altoona police on domestic violence charges after police said they were called to UPMC Altoona for an incident that occurred at the couple’s residence at 1 ...

Nurses crucial in patient care

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HOLLIDAYSBURG — Residents at Garvey Manor and Our Lady of the Alleghenies receive care from an educationally diverse mix of nurses, said registered nurse Becky Wilson, director of nursing. The facility employs 90 certified nursing assistants, 35 licensed practical nurses and 20 registered ...

The Twilight Zone is alive

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The following story is true and nothing was changed, altered or added to protect the innocent. Often when talking to people who are fans of my writing, the question, “How do you come up with the ideas for your columns,” always comes up. While I have addressed this subject in my column ...

Police reports

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Hollidaysburg state police - Stephen Campbell, 28, Tyrone, was charged with theft on April 6 on the 100 block of Wayward Lane in Snyder Township for allegedly not returning tools that were lent to him valued at $515. Bedford state police - Kevin Auker, 18, Schellsburg, was arrested April ...

Tyrone woman faces drug charges

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A Tyrone woman is in jail on drug charges after an unexpected visit was made to her home by probation officers, police say. Heather Kay Taylor, 31, 815 Tipton Road of Tyrone was arrested at her residence after probation officers conducted a home visit. While officers attempted contact, there ...

Liquor sales up to voters

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Three Blair County municipalities — Roaring Spring, Williamsburg and North Woodbury Township — have referendums on their ballots to allow liquor sales. The questions in Roaring Spring and Williamsburg, if passed, would allow the granting of liquor licenses within those boroughs. The ...