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Tyrone police deal on hold

TYRONE — An ordinance that would commit the Tyrone Borough to a three-way agreement with Snyder Township and the Tyrone Area School District — so borough police could enforce oft-ignored traffic laws on Clay Avenue near the district schools — will wait at least another month for approval. ...

City cycling

Rich Hess makes his way along 13th Avenue in Altoona late Tuesday afternoon on his way to visit a friend. Mirror photo by Gary M. Baranec

Central High School unveils new gym

Spring Cove School Dis­trict staff and community stakeholders unveiled and celebrated a newly renovated gymnasium at Central High School Tues­day. The renovation project, which included new flooring and bleachers, followed a September weekend of rainstorms that damaged a large section of ...

Bellwood gives McInroy new contract

From Mirror staff reports BELLWOOD — Bellwood-Antis School Board members Tuesday unanimously approved a new four-year contract for Superintendent Thomas McInroy. The contract will run from July 1, 2019, through June 30, 2023. “The board unanimously supports what he is doing in the ...

Erb seeking second term

From Mirror staff reports HOLLIDAYSBURG — Blair County Commissioner Bruce Erb is asking voters to keep him in office for a second four-year term. Erb, who is seeking the Republican nomination in the May primary, kicked off his re-election campaign Tuesday night at the American Legion Social ...

Dunio plans run for district judge

From Mirror staff reports Logan Township police officer Matt Dunio is announcing his run for magisterial district judge. Dunio, a 23-year law enforcement veteran, will kick off his campaign for district judge serving Magisterial District 24-3-02 at 6 p.m. Thursday at the Quality Inn on ...

Central Cambria names assistant superintendent

From Mirror staff reports Central Cambria School Board promoted Tricia Murin to assistant superintendent Monday evening. Murin, a Central Cam­bria alumna, most recently served as the district’s curriculum director after spending a decade as a district elementary principal and federal ...

AASD featuring live music shows at athletic events

Musical halftime shows are an experience beginning to make a mark at Altoona Area athletic events. Since last year, local musicians have been slated to perform a 9-minute concert at high school indoor sporting events. The first concert series last basketball season featured musicians ...

Tyrone man faces charges for meth

From Mirror staff reports TYRONE — A Tyrone man faces charges he sold methamphetamine to a state police informant. Matthew Lee Moore, 29, of 254 Meade St., is accused of selling a half-gram of meth to the informant on April 8, according to charges filed by state police before Magisterial ...

Tyrone hires principal

From Mirror staff reports TYRONE — The Tyrone Area School Board unanimously approved the hiring of Kristin Musselman as Tyrone Ele­men­tary School principal at a salary of $77,000. That salary is to be prorated for the re­mainder of the school year and effective pending her re­lease ...

Magisterial district judge

Filed by California Avenue Magisterial District Judge Steven D. Jackson: Stephen C. Vaughn, 68, 543 Meade St., Tyrone, charged by Allegheny Township police with making a materially false written statement, unsworn falsification to authorities and disorderly conduct at Field & Stream, 141 ...

Conemaugh Nason expands services

ROARING SPRING — Starting today, Conemaugh Nason Medical Center offers regional residents an option when it comes to diagnosing and treating heart and blood vessel problems with its opening of a $3.1 million heart catheterization laboratory. “Opening this new cath lab means that members ...

City man contends his trial was not fair

An Altoona man serving a lengthy prison sentence for drug violations is asking the U.S. District Court to grant him a new trial because years ago his attorneys failed to challenge specifics of his arrest and conviction. The late Blair County President Judge Thomas G. Peoples in 2011 sentenced ...

Man out on bail faces new charges

HOLLIDAYSBURG — What started as a call for a reported cardiac arrest late Friday turned into a heroin overdose investigation that culminated in charges against a Hollidaysburg man who had been out on bail for allegedly supplying heroin that killed a man in 2016. Clinton W. Carney, 28, of ...

Tyrone looks for enhancement ideas

TYRONE — Borough Council plans to hold a public meeting next month to discuss potential projects that could be funded with “community enrichment” money generated by a wind farm lease. Both borough officials and the general public are welcome to make suggestions, said Mayor Bill ...

Claysburg woman killed in accident

A 70-year-old Claysburg woman died in a traffic accident Monday afternoon in southern Blair County. State police at Hollidaysburg said Joyce M. Eicher died in a fatal accident that occurred where Route 36/Woodbury Pike intersects with Cross Cove Road, south of Roaring Spring. The other ...

Police: City man choked woman during argument

An Altoona man is in jail after police said he choked a woman during an argument. Jeffrey A. Holmberg, 55, of 1601 Princeton Road, was arraigned Thursday morning after his arrest by Altoona police after officers were dispatched to the 100 block of East Second Avenue just before 8 ...

City man accused of assault

A city man faces charges after police said he punched a woman and then threatened her with a knife. Christopher A. Hahs, 46, of 1130 13th Ave., Apt. 113, was arrested by Altoona police just before 11 p.m. Thursday after officers responded to City Hall Commons for a report of a domestic ...

Woman charged in stabbing

A Frankstown woman is in jail after police said she stabbed a man in the leg. Rebecca J. Baker, 28, of 611 Route 22, Hollidaysburg, is accused of stabbing a man, described as a friend of Baker’s boyfriend, in the leg early Sunday at her home. According to charges filed by state police, ...

Former AASD leader seeks school board post

A former Altoona Area School District administrator wants to put his 42 years of experience in education to use as a school board member. Frank Meloy is running for the school board in the primary election. “I strongly support providing the best education for our children that our ...