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Woman accused of having drugs

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CLEARFIELD — An area woman accused of possessing methamphetamine, cocaine and other drugs will be spending two years in special state program for drug offenders. Lyndsie Lea Holderman, 28, pleaded guilty Tuesday in Clearfield County Court to felony counts of possession with intent to ...

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Break-in costs company A break-in Tuesday left an Ashville coal company with thousands of dollars in losses. Logan Township police indicate someone burglarized a maintenance garage at Cooney Brothers Coal Co., 2749 Coupon-Gallitzin Road, sometime Tuesday morning and stole a large number ...

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PHILIPSBURG Business named to list Advanced Powder Products Inc. of Philipsburg has been ranked No. 3,066 on Inc. magazine’s annual 5000 list, a ranking of the nation’s fastest-growing private companies. The list represents a look at the most successful companies among American ...

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Sheetz supports kids Sheetz For the Kidz, an employee-driven charity supporting underprivileged children, raised $634,069 during its annual month of in-store fundraising in July. “We are deeply grateful for our customers’ tremendous generosity,” said Sarah Piper, executive director of ...

Coroner: Pastor’s death not homicide

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After an investigation that lasted more than four months, Blair County authorities have agreed an Everett man whose body was found in a parking lot near Conemaugh Nason Medical Center in Roaring Spring took his own life — contrary to the original belief that he had been struck by a motor ...

Police: Altoona stabbing random

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A stabbing in downtown Altoona on Tuesday afternoon that sent a man to the hospital in critical condition was random, police said Wednesday. Shawn Patrick Barnes, 42,was taken into custody Tuesday night and charged with attempted homicide and related charges. Police surrounded his house at ...

AASD board votes for refresher course on rules

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Asserting overreach by some board members, Altoona Area School Board President Dutch Brennan recommended a presentation by the Pennsylvania School Boards Association about members’ rules and responsibilities. The presentation will be scheduled and cost the district $200 per hour. It was ...

Supervision fee to fund repairs to courtroom benches

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HOLLIDAYSBURG — Blair County plans to use $23,441 from a court-ordered supervision-fee fund to cover the cost of repairing the original black public seating benches in its 1906 courtroom. The county is also going to spend almost $10,000 to buy 16 wooden juror chairs, to be softened by ...

Police: Woman swore at officers

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A Martinsburg woman faces a list of charges after she allegedly fought with police outside a Logan Township hotel. Stacy Ann Ayers, 33, of Martinsburg, was arrested Sunday about 5:30 p.m. after Logan Township police responded to the Altoona Grand Hotel for a report of a drunk woman who was ...

Judge declines to reconsider Clearfield man’s sentence

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CLEARFIELD — A motion to reconsider the 20- to 41-year sentence for one of three men convicted of having sex with animals on a Munson farm in Clearfield County has been denied. In April, Marc Thomas Measnikoff, 35, Matthew Joseph Brubaker, 33, and Terry James Wallace, 41, pleaded guilty to ...

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Stabbing victim in critical condition A stabbing in downtown Altoona sent one person to the hospital in critical condition, police said. Altoona police Sgt. Matthew Plummer confirmed that the stabbing happened about 4 p.m. on the 1500 block of 13th Avenue and that a male victim was taken to ...

Heading to the big house

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Pennsylvania Correctional Industries, also known as Big House Products, stopped at the Blair County Courthouse on Tuesday for several public seating benches that state prison inmates will repair and restore. Commissioners voted Tuesday to approve the job at $23,441. Inmates from the Blair ...

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Aug. 8, 2019 Raiden Dale Musselman, a son born to Erica K. Finnegan and Jerime D. Musselman, Claysburg, at Conemaugh Nason Medical Center, Roaring Spring, at 2:19 a.m. Due to privacy concerns, UPMC Altoona no longer provides birth announcements to the Mirror. To obtain a form to ...

Dalesmen plans brewery, distillery for Bedford

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BEDFORD — The original co-founders of Dalesmen — Derek Dowler, Nathan Haupt and Mike Wood — have announced the establishment of their new company, Dalesmen Ventures LLC, as well as their newest business partners – Nicholas and Sara Letzo of 10/09 Kitchen LLC. The Dalesmen are in the ...

AASD office rehab to cost $950K

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Altoona Area School District leaders said Monday a quote to renovate a former bank building to house new administration offices is $950,000. That is in addition to the purchase price for the Investment Savings Bank building at 1201 Eighth Ave., which was $710,000. “The biggest issues with ...

ABCD Corp. will participate in state’s new Policy Academy

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Altoona Blair County Development Corp. will participate in an initiative called the Policy Academy. Pennsylvania is among 10 states selected as part of a program designed to grow and strengthen their manufacturing base. Over the next year, interdisciplinary state teams will meet in ...

Burns pushing bullying legislation

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An area lawmaker plans to redouble his efforts to hold parents accountable with fines or community service for their child’s repeated bullying. Rep. Frank Burns, D-Johnstown, is bringing back his proposal, which failed to win approval last year. If a child bullies three or more times within ...

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Smith Transport to donate semi to CDL program PLEASANT GAP — Smith Transport Inc., Roaring Spring, is donating a semi-truck tractor and 53-foot dry trailer to the Central Pennsylvania Institute of Science & Technology for the Heavy Equipment Operations with Class A CDL Operators License ...

Couple charged in baby death

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The death of a 6-month-old baby in June has led to child endangerment and other charges against a Freedom Township couple. Elizabeth Ann McIntyre, 29, and Robert Lee Zeth, 37, of Queen, were arraigned Monday on felony charges of conspiracy, endangering the welfare of a child and criminal use ...