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Empower3 looks to alter health care

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You have fire insurance on your house. You certainly don’t want to use it. You have auto insurance — liability and collision. You certainly don’t want to use it, either. You have health insurance. You almost certainly use it. And if you’re middle aged or older, you probably use ...

Survey says: Revenues to rise

Local Business

A nationwide survey of small business owners indicates 59 percent of them expect to see increased revenues in 2017. Nearly 49 percent of small business owners also plan to spend more on marketing and advertising, according to a new survey from Clutch, a leading B2B ratings and reviews ...

Workplace

Local Business

New hires and promotions -- Jerry Hudson has become the newest member of the Ben Franklin Technology Partners of Central & Northern PA team. Hudson will serve as the primary point of contact for tech-entrepreneurs who need startup funding as well as those who need business mentoring ...

Kaneshiki creates stir in board election

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View the HASD candidate survey Often holding opinions not shared by other members of the Hollidaysburg Area School Board, Lois Kaneshiki has taken pains this primary election season to cull the selection of Republican candidates to those who may share her views. From recruiting and ...

Behind the desk

Local Business

Company name: Classic Travel Address: 215 Allegheny St., Suite 102, Hollidaysburg Telephone number: 696-3558 Email: janet@classictravelpa.com Position: Travel consultant Years with company: 10 years with Classic, 25 years in the travel industry Family: Single What products or ...

Bill would give treatment options to terminally ill

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HARRISBURG — Almost 13 years after he was given a life-changing medical diagnosis, state Rep. Robert Godshall is still trying to turn his unfortunate circumstances into a lifeline for other Pennsylvanians. The Montgomery County Republican, a bone marrow cancer survivor, is pushing ...

Area briefs

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Republican group hosting meeting The Central Penn­sylvania Council of Republican Women will meet at 6:30 p.m. Thursday at the Altoona Grand Hotel, 1 Sheraton Drive. Cynthia Ayers, a national security analyst, currently working as an independent consultant within the U.S. War College, will ...

Police: Drug suspect stole from vehicle

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A suspect from last week’s drug raid faces more charges after Altoona police say he stole from a parked car in August. Shayne Curfman, 19, 309 S. Eighth Ave., was arraigned from Blair County Prison on Friday on misdemeanor theft and receiving stolen property charges filed by Altoona police ...

Daughter’s move off campus adds to father’s stress

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If someone can help me get a hold of Chuck Norris, it would be greatly appreciated. You see, I need his help — now. My daughter Julianna, after one year on campus at Carlow University in Pittsburgh, has decided she wants to live in an apartment off-campus instead of a nice safe ...

Police: Woman used stolen access card

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A Martinsburg woman faces charges by two police departments over a stolen access card. Patricia Ann Hall, 127 E. Allegheny St., Martinsburg, is accused of taking a wallet from a home in Martinsburg where she had visited on April 2 and then using the Direct Express Access Card, a debit card ...

Eichelberger advances bill to arm teachers

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In his occasional clashes with teachers, Sen. John H. Eichelberger Jr., R-Blair, has been accused of trying to take away teachers’ powers — from guaranteed sick leave to private email use to full-time union work. But in a bill he has co-sponsored and sent through his committee, ...

Marriage licenses

Public Records

Editor’s note: The following infor­mation was provided by the prothonotary’s offices at area county courthouses. Bedford County Eric Allen Stiffler, Bedford, and Lauren Brooke Weyandt, Imler. Travis Scott Lipscomb and Savannah Renee Moyer, both of Cumberland, Md. Kegan Shawn ...

Divorces

Public Records

Editor’s note: The following infor­mation was provided by the prothonotary’s offices at area county courthouses. Bedford County WEIDE — Derek R., Clear-ville; Heide L., Meyersdale. AUSTIN — Brian M., Everett; Natasha C., Lewistown. LEED — Tammy S., Schells-burg; Jerry T., ...

Deeds

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Blair County Craig and Beth Kling to Thomas and Breanne Venios, property in Blair Township, $337,500. Suntrust Mortgage Inc. to Brannock & Shaw Properties LLC, 803 Park Blvd., Altoona, $31,500. Robert L. Jr. and Sabrina Pearce to Brandon and Geridan Walter, property in Juniata and ...

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 ...

Magisterial district judges

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Filed before Roaring Spring Magisterial District Judge Craig E. Ormsby: Charges waived to court Feb. 9-23: Jessica V. Snyder, 38, 391 Douglass Road, Hopewell, charged by North Woodbury Township police with DUI, possession of a controlled substance and two summary traffic violations on Cove ...

Wolf strips lieutenant gov. of security

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HARRISBURG — Breaking decades of precedent, Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf is stripping the state’s lieutenant governor, Mike Stack, and his wife of state police protection following complaints about the Stacks’ treatment of troopers and other state employees who tended to their ...

Sentencings

Public Records

The following sentencings were filed in Blair County Court. Although some cases may be more than a year old, the Mirror publishes them in the interest of complete reporting. The following defendants pleaded guilty to the charges shown and were sentenced as follows: Jeffrey Smyers, 47, 1213 ...

Corps rejects resort proposal at Raystown Lake

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A proposal to build a resort and marina along the northeastern edge of Raystown Lake took a blow Friday when the Army Corps of Engineers rejected developers’ plans. In a news release, corps officials said the proposal by Austin, Texas-based Lancer Resources LP to build along the lake does ...