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Plea delayed for man facing sex abuse charges

BEDFORD — A plea for a criminal case involving a Hyndman man faced with 45 sexual abuse, assault and corruption related charges has been delayed. Bradley Allan Blocher, 30, of 2399 Cooks Mill Road, allegedly sexually abused and assaulted a 13-year-old girl and a 15-year-old girl, between ...

Police find 7 pounds of pot

An Everett man faces a felony charge of possession with intent to deliver a controlled substance after police found seven pounds of processed marijuana Sept. 14. Michael Brian Diehl, 38, is also being charged with use and possession of drug paraphernalia and marijuana for possessing an ...

Woman facing insurance fraud charge

A Williamsburg woman faces insurance fraud charges stemming from a crash back in January. Lynn A. Hughes, 33, of 1126 Yellow Springs Drive, Williamsburg, was ar­raigned Wednesday on felony and misdemeanor counts of insurance fraud and a felony theft by deception charge stemming from a claim ...

Amtran expects to fill Trolleyworks rentals

Less than a year ago, Amtran’s three rental spaces — a small and a large section of the Trolleyworks building, plus the Battery Barn — were filled with tenants: INRange Systems occupied the Trolleyworks spaces and Gorilla House Gym the Battery Barn. Then in December, INRange moved out, ...

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Possible Mirror delivery delay Due to the lateness of tonight’s Penn State-Illinois game, along with a full schedule of high school football, it’s possible that customers could experience a delay in the delivery of Saturday’s Mirror. Your patience is appreciated. Library closed for ...

Briefcase

HUNTINGDON Mutual Benefit Group boosts efficiency Mutual Benefit Group, a property and casualty insurer in Pennsylvania and Maryland, and a longtime customer of Duck Creek Technologies, has entered into an agreement to transition its on-premises claims solution to Duck Creek OnDemand. ...

Blaze destroys 2 homes

A two-alarm fire on Altoona’s East End destroyed two homes and damaged a third Wednesday evening. “We lost everything,” Stacey Langguth said of the loss of his family’s home at 107 E. Sixth Ave., which was left a gutted, blackened shell after flames ripped through the two-story house ...

Gunman killed after shooting 4

MASONTOWN — The man who shot four people at the office of a Fayette County magistrate was facing charges of strangulation and assault in relation to an August domestic violence incident. State police and District Attorney Rich Bower did not identify the man, but said he was shot and killed ...

Parents lose rights to child

The Pennsylvania Superior Court in separate opinions Tuesday terminated the parental rights of a Blair County couple whose child was placed in the custody of a foster family a month after her birth. The child is almost 2 years old, and the state appeals court on Tuesday ruled that Blair ...

Cambria seminar addresses blight

EBENSBURG — On Wednesday, a Cambria County man attending an afternoon seminar asked how many blighted properties existed across the county. About 20 others gathered in the room laughed — it was their way of saying a lot. The seminar was intended to allow Renee Daily, executive director ...

Police: Man held woman captive

CLEARFIELD — A Philipsburg man is facing false imprisonment charges for allegedly not allowing a woman to leave a residence for 17 hours. Brandon James Ramos, 31, was also charged by state police with simple assault, terroristic threats and a summary harassment in relation to an incident on ...

Rep. Irvin announces state grants

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 ...

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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 ...

Blair County asked to support loan

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

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

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

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

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

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 ...