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Relief from the heat

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June toastiest; July may follow WASHINGTON — The heat goes on: Earth sizzled to its hottest June on record as the climate keeps going to extremes. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Thursday announced that June averaged 60.6 degrees, about 1.7 degrees warmer than the ...

AASD tennis courts crack

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A bit of trouble was served up recently at the new Mansion Park tennis courts as cracks appeared on the surface only a year after the courts were replaced. The crack was nothing to sneeze at considering it cost district taxpayers $670,000 to create the entire five-court venue including ...

Hollidaysburg board votes to hike student parking fee

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HOLLIDAYSBURG — The student parking fee at the Hollidaysburg Area Senior High School will jump from $5 last year to $25 this year. The school board approved the increase during their Wednesday night meeting. The vote was 5-1, with Melissa Mitchell casting the vote against the increase. ...

Hollidaysburg board approves service contracts

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HOLLIDAYSBURG — The Hollidaysburg Area School Board approved several contracts Wednesday for products and social services for the new school year. Of the contracts presented to the board, the only one not unanimously approved was a contract with Gaggle.net Inc. for Gaggle safety management ...

B-A community mourns loss

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The Bellwood-Antis community is mourning the loss of Susanne M. (Whiteford) Johnson, 60, of Bellwood, a local business owner, former Bellwood Borough Council member and dedicated community volunteer. Johnson died Sunday of cancer, according to her obituary published earlier this week. When ...

Area

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No injuries reported in barn blaze No people or animals were injured in a barn fire Monday evening in Tyrone Township, the Sinking Valley Volunteer Fire Company posted on its Facebook page. The fire was at 1301 Silver Barn Road in Sinking Valley. The barn was fully involved when ...

Joyce, Thompson vote no to raise

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After more than 10 years without an increase in the federal minimum wage, the U.S. House of Representatives voted Thursday to pass the Raise The Wage Act. However, it is not expected to pass the Republican-controlled Senate. A total of 231 House members voted Thursday in favor of the Raise ...

Homeless man faces charges

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A homeless man is in jail after Altoona police allegedly found him prowling inside an apartment with a flashlight. Joshua B. Mercer, 31, was taken into custody after Altoona police officers ordered him out of the basement of a first-floor apartment on the 1900 block of 13th Avenue on Wednesday ...

Hollidaysburg junior high principal resigns

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HOLLIDAYSBURG — The Hollidaysburg Area School Board accepted the resignation of Junior High School Principal Robert Heinrich, who will take a higher position at the Indiana School District. In addition, the board accepted letters of retirement for business administrator Rob Roberts, who ...

Carney pleads in overdose death

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HOLLIDAYSBURG — A Hollidaysburg man will spend 10 to 20 years in prison, followed by five years’ probation, after pleading guilty Thursday to heroin delivery in connection with a fatal overdose in 2016 and a near-fatal overdose earlier this year. Clinton W. Carney, 29, was expected to ...

Visitor impressed by art offerings

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Karl Blischke, executive director of the Pennsylvania Council for the Arts, spent a half-day in Altoona visiting Baker Mansion, the Mishler Theatre, Allegheny Ballet Company and Southern Alleghenies Museum of Art and came away impressed. Blischke listened to representatives of those and other ...

Attempted homicide going to trial

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An Altoona woman accused of trying to kill her husband and son will face trial. Blair County prosecutors added a third count of attempted homicide to an already lengthy list of charges against Tracy L. McClellan at her preliminary hearing at Central Court on Wed­nesday. The 43-year-old ...

CSX lawsuit may be resolved

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The federal judge presiding over three lawsuits arising from a derailment of a CSX Trans­portation train in August 2017 has noted that one of the lawsuits might have been settled. Judge Kim R. Gibson in an order issued this month stated that a lawsuit filed in April by the resident of and the ...

Blair convention center works on Marriott deal

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The Blair County Convention Center Authority and the new owners of the Courtyard by Marriott are moving forward with the signing of an amended land lease that should make the convention center more attractive to larger groups seeking overnight lodging. As reviewed Wednesday, the updated lease ...

Home will assist caregivers

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A new home designed to provide support for caregivers of people with intellectual or developmental disabilities is expected to be fully operational by late summer. The Blair County Chamber of Commerce will hold a ribbon-cutting ceremony at noon July 30 for Skills of Central Pennsylvania’s ...

Man’s assault charge waived to court

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CLEARFIELD — A Philips­burg man who allegedly fled from police shortly after an assault waived his right to a preliminary hearing Wednes­day in Clearfield County Court. On July 10, state police said Michael Allan Parkes, 54, violated a protection-from-abuse order by having contact with the ...

Man faces additional charges

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CLEARFIELD — A Clearfield County man already accused of creating child pornography using a 10-year-old girl is facing additional charges for indecent assault. In December, Anthony James Terrizzi, 56, of Frenchville, was charged with 50 felony counts each of photographing/filming/depicting ...

New phone system to save Central Cambria $17K

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EBENSBURG — Accord­ing to Su­per­in­ten­dent Jason Moore, Central Cambria School District will save about $17,000 annually after board members had unanimously agreed to switch telephone services Monday. The new system is a hosted voice over internet protocol service called Jive Voice, ...

Briefcase

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TYRONE Coffee shop now open The Brew Coffee and Tap is now open for business at 25 W. 10th St. Owned by Shannon Rice, the Brew Coffee and Tap features ELIXR Coffee Roasters out of Philadelphia. Also available is a light food menu consisting of a breakfast sandwich, bagels, ...