Local News

McInroy set to lead GACTC

Bellwood-Antis School District Superintendent Thomas McInroy will take over as “Superintendent of Record” of the Greater Al­toona Career and Tech­nology Center in January. McInroy, who has been superintendent at Bell­wood-Antis since October 2014, said the work will not interfere with ...

Logan to enforce fireworks rules

Logan Township Police are reminding residents to be aware of the ordinance regarding the use of fireworks. The Logan Township code ordinance, “Public Display of Fireworks” has been amended to prohibit people from igniting or discharging fireworks on the streets, sidewalks or any property ...

Borough woman held on drug, gun charges

From Mirror staff reports A Hollidaysburg woman is in jail after a traffic stop allegedly turned up drugs and a gun. Tami Jo Lingenfelter, 38, of 513 N. Juniata St., Apt. 2, was taken into custody about 2 a.m. Thursday after Holli­days­burg Borough police allegedly found ...

Julian man who fled police arrested

A man who fled Altoona po­lice Saturday is now in custody. Craig Hauke-Miller, 32, of Julian was arrested just be­fore 1 p.m. Wednesday by A­l­toona police after he showed up at a Union Avenue check cashing business to pick up money, police said. Altoona police Sgt. Matthew Plummer said ...

Tea Party to meet

From Mirror staff reports The Blair County Tea Party will present an educational meeting on the Electoral College at 7 p.m. Tuesday at the Bavarian Hall, 112 S. 13th St. The meeting will be led by President Rhonda Holland and Vice President Jason Gardner. In the wake of Hillary Clinton ...

Quick work

Volunteer fire personnel from Roaring Spring and Martins­burg quelled a fire on the second floor of a multi-family house along Main Street in Roaring Spring on Thursday evening. Mirror photo by Patrick Waksmunski

Journey of discovery

Evgeny Krayushkin of Huntingdon, known artistically as “Zheka,” introduces his art at 321 Gallery in Hollidaysburg on Wednesday. His sculpture was made in collaboration with 15 art students from Altoona Area High School during a 14-week program. “The students all discovered their ...

Briefcase

STATE COLLEGE Clark Service Group opens Clark Service Group, a multifaceted service company offering repair, maintenance and installation of hot side and cold side commercial food service equipment, beverage systems, and commercial HVAC units, has opened its sixth branch location in State ...

Union rallies against VA proposal

A provision of the master agreement between the Department of Veterans Affairs and the union representing 250,000 of its employees — including 780 at Van Zandt VA Medical Center — states that negotiations to amend the agreement can occur “only by mutual consent.” So it would seem that ...

HASD alerts saving students

It’s a common policy for school districts to provide personal computer tablets to students, but when officials looked into how students were using them, what they found was eye-opening. Junior and senior high school students in the Hollidaysburg Area School District have district-issued ...

Judges awards ex-worker more than $200K in case

A Martinsburg woman who lost her job with a service company at the Altoona-Blair County Airport has been awarded more than $200,000 by a federal judge in Johnstown because, she claimed, her company refused to support her during an ongoing dispute with the airport manager. Kelly C. Henry was ...

Area students tackle mock trial camp

HUNTINGDON — This isn’t your typical summer sports camp. Teens checked in for camp Wednesday and were issued their pads — not shoulder pads but legal pads. Juniata College’s first annual three-day mock trial camp was sold out. Students in high school mock trial teams from Michigan, ...

Bellwood-Antis board approves tax increase

BELLWOOD — Bellwood-Antis School Board members Tuesday agreed to raise real estate taxes for the 2019-20 school year — but the decision took longer than expected. After the seven board members present voted unanimously to approve the $19,069,997 spending plan — which includes a 0.180 ...

Doctor: Survey tool led to ‘epiphany’ with patient

Not long ago, Dr. Zane Gates of Empower3 Center for Health primary care was finishing up with a patient who had come in for treatment of migraines when he glanced at the results of a survey tool his office has been using for 18 months to identify those having problems with mental health, drugs ...

Plan could impact hiring practices

HOLLIDAYSBURG — Blair County has about 80 jobs affected by the State Civil Service Commission requiring applicants to be hired from a list of candidates who have taken a written qualifications examination and passed. But that hiring process, typically used to hire staff in the Children, ...

NAC seeking Chapter 7 protection

A lawsuit brought by former employees of North American Communications Inc. has been transferred to the United States Bankruptcy Court for Western Pennsylvania where NAC filed a petition last week to liquidate its assets. The Duncansville-based direct mailing firm, represented by Johnstown ...

Van Zandt union protest rally set

The union that represents 780 employees at Van Zandt VA Medical Center will hold a rally today to protest a national VA plan to negotiate master agreement changes that include a 99-percent reduction of on-the-clock time for union representatives to help members, other shrinkages of worker ...

Housing complex proposed for former Bon Secours area

The Durbin family is planning to build a 27-unit rental complex with townhomes and duplexes — along with apartments over garages — across Seventh Avenue from the Grande Palazzo senior housing development under construction at the former site of Bon Secours Hospital. The Durbin family, ...

Down the line

Dave DeNicola of Craig Fencing in Altoona works on the new fence layout around Tiger Stadium in Hollidaysburg on Monday. Mirror photo by Patrick Waksmunski