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Teen arrested for threatening school, friends

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BELLEFONTE — An 18-year-old Centre County high school student has been jailed after talking in recent weeks about “shooting up the school” and getting away with it, state police at Rockview reported. Derek Landon Henry of Julian, a student at Bald Eagle Area High School, was arrested ...

Hee Haw’s country-style humor

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CLAYSBURG — “Hee Haw” may be long gone from the list of current TV shows, but the Claysburg Rotary Club has wrapped up another year of generating laughter with country-style humor. “I come because it’s hilarious,” said Wanda Leonard of Duncansville, walking into the 17th annual ...

Changing with the times

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Editor’s note: This is the fourth and final story in a series about the futureof education. As education evolves, changes to school day schedules could follow. Some school districts are moving the start time of high school students back because of research that says kids perform better ...

New DA working to restore trust

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BEDFORD — Despite the hectic transition to the position of Bedford County district attorney, Lesley Childers-Potts said she is becoming more secure and confident in her new role as she continues to settle in. Childers-Potts was sworn in as district attorney by Judge Thomas Ling on April 4, ...

Altoona First Frontier Festival to debut this summer

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Blair County will get its very own music festival this summer when the Altoona First Frontier Festival debuts a one-day, four-band lineup at the Railroaders Memorial Museum on July 28. Altoona First Savings Bank is the title sponsor of the event, which is presented by Altitude Entertainment ...

Firefighters hurt in brush fire

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Two firefighters suffered fall injuries and two more firefighters were treated for dehydration and heat exhaustion while fighting a brush fire Saturday afternoon that burned an estimated 8 to 10 acres in Logan Township. About 50 to 60 volunteer firefighters responded to the fire, which ignited ...

Tourism director says Blair thriving

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The tourism industry in Blair County continues to prosper. Blair County reached an all-time high of $335 million in travel spending according to the 2016 Annual Economic Impact Report released last week by the Manager of Tourism Research and Statistics with the state Department of Community ...

Gift to aid construction of Pollinators’ Garden

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UNIVERSITY PARK — A commitment from local leaders will help The Arboretum at Penn State to move forward with its plans for a world-class pollinators’ garden. State College real estate developer Galen Dreibelbis, and his wife, Nancy, have committed $1 million to support construction of the ...

Area dealership turns 90

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EBENSBURG — Ron Davidson took to the automobile business at a young age. “I started working when I was 12. I swept floors, changed tires and things like that. I worked here all my life except the four years I was at college,” said Davidson, who graduated from Duke University in 1959 ...

Nehemiah Project to host Leadercast

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Area residents have the opportunity to participate in the world’s largest one-day leadership conference. Known as Leadercast 2018, the conference will be simulcasted May 4 to more than 700 sites in 20 countries — including a location in Altoona — from the Infinite Energy Arena in ...

Customer service, may you rest in peace

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The sayings, “Things are not like they used to be” or “It is not like the good old days,” are often attributed to senior citizens who just don’t understand today’s modern world. Well, I am a senior citizen, and I am here to testify that things are definitely not like they used to ...

Workplace

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New hires and promotions William R. Crowe has joined Tyrone Regional Health Network/Tyrone Hospital as chief financial officer. Crowe most recently served as chief financial officer at The Martella Group in Johnstown, a regional group of pharmacies serving regional and national ...

Hopes for new map dashed

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Two local legislators supported a move Wednesday to quash a proposed citizens’ commission that would draw electoral maps, and instead backed a constitutional change to hand the process over to their colleagues. The House State Government Committee vote approved a total change to a ...

Behind the Desk

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Name: Mitch Frederick Company name: Frederick's Meat Market Address: 1077 E. Main St., Roaring Spring Telephone number: 224-4812 Website: fredericksmeatmarket.com Position: Owner Years with company: 24 Family: Married with two grown children What products or services does your ...

Children meet officers, enjoy ice cream treats

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HOLLIDAYSBURG — After climbing into a Greenfield Township police cruiser on Saturday afternoon, 3-year-old Kelan Carter of Altoona figured out how to activate the vehicle’s siren. Then he activated it again. Patrolman Jason Loose laughed in response as the young boy flashed a big ...

Mount Aloysius nursing students win Challenge

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Five nursing students from the Mount Aloysius College School of Nursing took first place in the 11th annual Western Pennsyl­vania Student Nurse Asso­c­i­ation of Pennsylvania Student Nurse Challenge. The competition at Penn State Kensington on March 23 consisted of several rounds of ...

Road work

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East Graceville bridge work to start HOLLIDAYSBURG — Construction for the East Graceville Road Bridge, spanning Tub Mill Run in East Providence Township, Bedford County, is scheduled to begin this week as part of PennDOT’s Rapid Bridge Replacement Project. Drivers will be detoured using ...

Divorces

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Blair County CUNNINGHAM — Tiffany J., Altoona; Scottie L., Madison-ville, Tenn. Married Aug 17, 2012. YOHN — Jennifer; Mark J., both of Altoona. Married July 14, 2014. WINELAND — Matthew; Audrey, both of Altoona. Married Sept 10, 2011. SKINNER — Zachery A.; Kristin C., both of ...

Marriage licenses

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Blair County Randy A. Knepp, Martinsburg, and Kathryn A. Abdalla, State College. Austin T. Plummer, Portage, and Rebekah C. McCoy, Duncansville. Derrick J. Gable, Woodbury, and Harleyann M. Dixon, Roaring Spring. Harry M. Smeltzer and Mary A. Helsel, both of Altoona. James B. ...

Deeds

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Bedford County Barry R. and Cheri Alberts to Mark J. and Lucille N. Cichon, property in Bedford, $42,000. Nancy A. Fowler to Willis E. Reed and Kimberly M. Eller, property in Bedford, $170,000. Jack H. and Susan J. McMillin to Larry M. and Diana L. Duncan, property in Monroe Township, ...