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Rep. Irvin announces state grants

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HUNTINGDON — Rep. Rich Irvin, R-Huntingdon, has announced that three separate state grants totaling $380,700 will be awarded by the Commonwealth Financing Authority for infrastructure improvements in Broad Top City Borough, Walker Township and Huntingdon Borough in Huntingdon County. The ...

Bedford Candies celebrates new building

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OSTERBURG — Bedford Candies will celebrate the opening of its new corporate headquarters today in Osterburg. On Aug. 1, the company moved into its new 10,000-square-foot building, which houses its manufacturing operations and serves as a distribution center. Today’s celebration also ...

Area

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DUBOIS Mount Aloysius to host X-ray tech open house The Mount Aloysius College Office of Graduate and Continuing Education Admissions will host an open house for area residents interested in becoming x-ray technicians at 6 p.m. Oct. 2 at the Central Resource Center, next to the Penn ...

Briefcase

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TIPTON Italian Food Festival set The 29th annual Italian Food and Heritage Festival will be held from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday at DelGrosso’s Park. The Kitchens of DelGrosso will set up in Pavilion No. 2 as an Italian Food Villa with multiple serving stations for guests to try the many ...

Blair County asked to support loan

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HOLLIDAYSBURG — Blair County commissioners on Tuesday asked representatives of the county airport authority to consider a shorter payback period for a pending loan, with an option for lengthening the payback period if needed. Commissioners Chair­man Bruce Erb said he has concerns about the ...

Volunteers will be honored by Ebensburg

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EBENSBURG — Today, the Ebensburg Main Street Partnership will host a volunteer appreciation night and Main Street member happy hour at Lake Rowena to recognize and thank their event volunteers and to allow business members an opportunity to network. “We host a special night of food, ...

Adelphoi plans program launch

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A greater number of at risk teens soon will be housed in Cambria County, as Adelphoi Village Inc. moves to launch a new program at the former county juvenile detention center. That’s while officials also work to provide recent college graduates with scholarship funds and employment ...

Bridge requires swift repairs

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HOLLIDAYSBURG — A two-lane bridge on Plummer Hollow Road, near Route 453 in Snyder Township, is in need of immediate repairs to avoid further deterioration and possible closing. Blair County commissioners, when meeting Tuesday, directed Brian Wiser of Keller Engineers to immediately solicit ...

Juniata track generates criticism

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A representative for a flower shop on the main drag in Juniata complained recently to City Council about dust, mud and the aesthetics of a dirt track for racing radio-controlled model cars that has been laid down next door on a hobby shop parking lot. “I’m all for business, but I don’t ...

Tyrone sees ‘significant’ decrease in feral felines

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TYRONE — The resident who complained to Borough Council in August about approximately 30 feral cats in his neighborhood damaging gardens and depositing feces, urine and vomit on porches told council Monday the problem has abated a little. There seem to be fewer animals in the area, as a ...

Penn State’s research costs reach record high

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Penn State’s research expenditures reached a record high for the second consecutive year in fiscal year 2017-18, according to Neil Sharkey, vice president for research . The $927 million total represents a $64 million increase over last year’s figure, and includes a record $562 million ...

Rehab Awards to honor five

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Five people will be honored today when HealthSouth Rehabilitation Hospital of Altoona presents its 25th annual Rehab Awards. Dr. Michael Kline of Altoona, Matthew Summers of Claysburg, Gary Green of Huntingdon and Melinda Dye of Cumberland, Md., will receive personal achievement awards, ...

Tyrone funds home rehab program again

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TYRONE — Borough Council on Monday allocated Tyrone’s entire fiscal 2019 Community Development Block Grant allocation to its single-family-housing rehabilitation program. Council hesitated to make the allocation at first, after Councilman Bob Dollar pointed out that the program has ...

High school project on time

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Despite unforeseen costs and inclement weather, Altoona Area School District’s high school building project is on schedule and on budget, said Mike Arnold of Reynolds Construction Co., Altoona Area’s construction manager for the project. “We are now four months in, and there have been ...

Clearfield river-front development planned

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CLEARFIELD — The next phase of the river-front development in Clearfield will begin soon. Clearly Ahead Develop­ment recently presented plans for construction of a new, multi-occupancy building to Clearfield Borough Council’s planning committee. The project, known as the River’s ...

Speakers named for luncheon series

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From Mirror staff reports Inspirational topics and outstanding speakers top the 2018-2019 season of the Blair County United Sisterhood Series luncheons. Started in October 2017, the Sisterhood Series was designed to help people of all ages learn from each other’s experiences. “We know ...

Ward hosting shred event

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State Rep. Judy Ward, R-Blair, is hosting a shredding event 2 to 6 p.m. Oct. 3 at the American Legion Hall located across from the state police barracks on North Juniata Street in Hollidaysburg. The event is aimed at protecting attendees from identity theft, enabling them to destroy ...

Convicted Hawk Run killer sentenced to life in prison

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CLEARFIELD — A Hawk Run man convicted of first-degree murder for the death of a Philipsburg man was sentenced to life in prison without parole Tuesday in Clearfield County Court. Dustin Thomas, 28, was charged with the murder of Brett Bamat after an incident on Oct. 30, 2017. He was found ...

City man declared sexual predator

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HOLLIDAYSBURG — A Blair County judge on Tuesday declared an incarcerated Altoona man to be a sexually violent predator, a designation recommended based on his review by the Sexual Offenders Assessment Board. Ralph Leroy Emery, 57, is incarcerated at the State Correctional Institution at ...