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Spring Cove plans tax hike

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ROARING SPRING — For the third year in a row, property owners in the Spring Cove School District will see a tax increase. The increase translates to $34.26 per $100,000 of assessed value for property owners, business office director Kathy Hazenstab said. Board members expressed ...

Mom gets probation in shaken baby case

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HOLLIDAYSBURG — A 22-year-old Tyrone mother accused of failing to immediately seek medical care for her lethargic infant daughter in 2017 will be on probation for three years. Instead of selecting a jury Monday in Blair County Court, Briana M. McClellan rendered guilty pleas to misdemeanor ...

AASD eyes continuing deficit, tax increase

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After a review of a proposed $114 million 2019-20 budget, some Altoona Area School Board members want to reconsider adding a tax increase to it. What was particularly alarming to all board members and administrators Monday night was a general fund projection for the three years from 2020 to ...

Tyrone man gets lengthy prison term

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CLEARFIELD — A Tyrone man was given a lengthy state prison sentence Monday for firing a gun and hitting a woman with a hammer during a domestic disturbance in Clearfield County. The incident occurred about 8:40 a.m. Nov. 11 at a residence in Lawrence Township when Matthew Ray Strayer, 30, ...

Mosey appeals to higher court

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A Bellwood-area man serving a state prison sentence for homicide while DUI has filed an appeal with the Pennsylvania Superior Court listing nine reasons why his guilty plea and sentence should be vacated. The inmate, Tarence M. Mosey, 25, is incarcerated at the State Correctional Institution ...

Houtzdale man sentenced for burning down his home

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CLEARFIELD — A Houtz­dale man accused of burning down his home will spend time in state prison. Cody Lynn Swanson, 27, pleaded guilty during special sentencing court Monday to three counts of felony arson, criminal mischief, false statements and recklessly endangering another person before ...

Rec commission filling open slots

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Central Blair Recreation & Park Commission Executive Director Mike Hofer exaggerated — but not all that much — at a recent meeting when asked who had left commission employment, after officials referred to staffing difficulties. “Everybody,” Hofer said. Not quite, but gone in ...

Socks for Soldiers launched

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BELLWOOD — Military Families Ministry has launched its 2019 summer Socks for Soldiers project. The nonprofit group is collecting black crew socks and black ankle socks through the end of August to send to troops serving in the Middle East; the group also is requesting monetary donations to ...

Briefcase

Local Business

PITTSBURGH F.N.B. Corp. declares dividend The board of F.N.B. Corp. declared a quarterly cash dividend of 12 cents per share on F.N.B. Corp.’s common stock. The dividend is payable on June 15 to shareholders of record as of the close of business on May 31. The company has total assets of ...

Officials weigh fees on runoff

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A representative from one of the municipalities comprising the council of governments responsible for compliance with tightening stormwater regulations favors imposing a special assessment to pay for his municipality’s stormwater costs. “I’d like to see a stormwater fee effective for ...

Arts community fixture embraces new challenges

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Some people resist change, but Karen Volpe embraces new situations, new people and will be newly retired June 1. As the program specialist at the Blair County Arts Foundation for the past 23 years, Volpe, 67, of Altoona, retires May 31, 12 days after the conclusion of the Blair County Arts ...

Military Museum to mark D-Day

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From Mirror staff reports BOALSBURG — Opera­tion Overlord, the invasion of Normandy, took place 75 years ago this June 6 and the Pennsylvania Military Mu­seum in Boalsburg, Centre County, will remember that event with its annual World War II Revisited encampment on May 25 and 26. Axis ...

Magisterial district judge

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Filed before Northern Blair Magisterial District Judge Fred B. Miller: Charges waived to court Sept. 18 – Nov. 27: Richard A. Barner, 45, 306 Sixth St., Tyrone, charged by Altoona police with possession with intent to deliver a controlled substance, criminal use of a communication ...

Nursing ‘An ever-evolving role’

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Fourteen years ago, registered nurse Amy Cornell of Cresson graduated from the Greater Johnstown Career and Technology Center as a licensed practical nurse. Her educational journey will end with a master’s degree in 2021. As an intensive care unit nurse, Cornell cares for critically ill ...

Deeds

Public Records

Blair County Gregory S. and Karen K. Patton to Rebecca M. Fagan and Dustin A. Weaver, property in Antis Township, $170,000. Steven J. Clapper to Donald E. Jr. and Susan M. Hileman, property in Woodbury Township, $36,960. Brush Oaks LLC to Linda R. Bierkland, property in Logan Township, ...

Tyrone teachers put to work

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TYRONE — A group of Tyrone Area School District teachers now have a better understanding of what career opportunities are available in the Tyrone area and the skills needed to perform those jobs. A group of 17 district educators participated in the Teacher in the Workplace program, funded by ...

Behind the desk

Local Business

Business: Studio 3 Twenty One LLC Address: 1546 E. Pleasant Valley Blvd. Telephone number: 201-2374 Position: Owner/sole member Years with company: It is the business’s first year What products or services does your company provide? We are a full-service salon with talented ...

Veterans director seeks apology

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HOLLIDAYSBURG — The director of Blair County’s Veterans Affairs Department is asking county leaders for a letter of apology and admission of faulty actions in responding to an illegal recording of a telephone conversation he had with a fake IRS agent. Veterans director Patrick Young, a ...

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 ...

Workplace

Local Business

New hires and promotions -- Kristin Cowger, formerly of Hollidaysburg, has accepted a position with the American Contemporary Ballet Company in Los Angeles. Cowger, who trained at Allegheny Ballet Company, has been with the Richmond Ballet for the past four years. -- Tom Seasoltz of Altoona ...