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Hollidaysburg Downtown Live Concert rescheduled Because of inclement weather, Hollidaysburg Borough’s Downtown Live Concert featuring Felix & the Hurricanes was rescheduled for 6 p.m. Thursday on the Diamond. Hollidaysburg Annual cruise-in on tap today The annual Downtown ...

On this date

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50 YEARS AGO — May 26, 1967 The Sons of Legion Squadron 827 of the A&J Iaia American Legion Post in Altoona were making plans to host the state Sons of Legion convention in Altoona in June with A. John Garritano event chairman. 25 YEARS AGO — May 26, 1992 Lucy Savino, who ran a ...

Memorial Day services planned

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Saturday LAKEMONT — The Lakemont Lions Club will hold its annual memorial service at 10:30 a.m. Saturday at the veterans monument on Lake Avenue. The short program is open to the public. Please bring a lawn chair. Sunday ALTOONA — Retired Coast Guard Adm. James M. Loy and Kim ...

DelGrosso’s water park opens Saturday

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TIPTON — DelGrosso Park’s Laguna Splash Water Park will open for the season on Saturday. Laguna Splash is America’s only Italian-themed water park, and showcases a lazy river and wave pool. The rides also will be open, and visitors can enjoy free entertainment by the Jurassic Kingdom ...

Dixon Tool & Die receives positive review

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TYRONE — Blair County Planning Commission members Thursday gave a positive review to an expansion project for Dixon Tool & Die Inc. The company plans to construct an 11,537-square-foot building expansion to its existing building on Adams Avenue for the purpose of relocating portions of ...

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NORTHUMBERLAND North Shore Railroad honored at Convention The North Shore Railroad was recognized at the Norfolk Southern Short Line Convention in Norfolk, Va., as “Short Line of the Year.” This award was accompanied by two NS 2502 Business Initiative Awards for NSHR’s Lycoming Valley ...

Altoona board to vote on tax hike

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The Altoona Area School Board is scheduled to vote tonight on a preliminary $104 million budget that raises taxes five mills. The increase would add $36 to the tax bill for a property assessed at $75,300. District administrators said the tax increase is necessary to reduce its deficit and pay ...

Pa. Senate expands gambling online

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HARRISBURG — Legislation to allow an expansion of casino-style gambling and lottery play to the internet in Pennsylvania passed the state Senate on Wednesday, as lawmakers look for ways to heal the state’s deficit-ridden finances by capturing new and younger gamblers. The bill would make ...

Marriott cooperating with Convention Center

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The Courtyard by Marriott has increased the number of rooms it makes available to those planning events at the Blair County Convention Center, but the boost is not enough to keep convention center personnel from pursuit of another on-site lodging facility. The Courtyard by Marriott now ...

Pair of overdoses subjecting children ‘to this epidemic’

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The day after a 9-year-old girl found her mother dead of a suspected drug overdose in Cambria County, Bedford County police charged a man for overdosing in front of his 4-year-old son earlier this week. “It’s very heart wrenching when our children are being subjected to this epidemic,” ...

Strangulation suspect faces trial

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A city man accused of felony strangulation will face trial. Kawan Lee Butcher, 23, of Altoona appeared Wednes­day at Central Court for his preliminary hearing on one count of felony stangulation and a misdemeanor charge of simple assault stemming from an alleged incident May 15 at the home ...

Struggling committee looks to lawmakers for assistance

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The Intermunicipal Relations Committee unloaded myriad money worries Tuesday onto representatives of three local lawmakers, in hopes the lawmakers can alleviate the worries through the General Assembly. The IRC, which oversees recycling in the four Blair County municipalities mandated to ...

Woman accused of assaulting officer

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EBENSBURG — A Northern Cambria woman faces a list of charges, including felony aggravated assault, for allegedly fighting a police officer when he attempted to arrest her May 10, according to a criminal complaint filed Saturday. In the complaint, Northern Cambria Borough police said they ...

Heights hires principal

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From Mirror staff reports PATTON — Cambria Heights School Board members voted Tuesday to hire a new elementary school principal, Superintendent Michael Strasser said. After a lengthy executive session, Hilary Yahner was hired as principal at a $70,000 annual salary, Strasser ...

State trooper, wife charged after fight

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EBENSBURG — A Cambria County state trooper and his wife both face charges of simple assault and harassment following an alleged domestic dispute Monday at their Cambria Township home. Officers responded Monday to the home of Scott M. Baran, 42, and Jennifer N. Baran, 40, when Jennifer ...

Births

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May 7, 2017 Victoria Maye Brallier, a daughter born to Christine R. Pittman and James R. Brallier, Everett, at Conemaugh Nason Medical Center, Roaring Spring, at 1:01 p.m. May 8, 2017 Oliver William Green, a son born to Katrina N. (Koch) and Justin G. Green, Huntingdon, at Conemaugh Nason ...

McCarl to be honored as person of the year

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A local businessman will be honored as the 2017 Person of the Year by the Blair Bedford Central Labor Council. Shawn P. McCarl, president and CEO of S.P. McCarl and Co. Inc., will be honored Sept. 14 at the 37th Annual Person of the Year Awards Dinner at the Bavarian Hall in Altoona. McCarl ...

Bedford leaders question GOP budget

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BEDFORD — The Bedford County commissioners on Tuesday publicly questioned the budget passed by the state House, arguing that planned funding cuts would hamper the county’s ability to provide services. In a resolution at their Tuesday meeting, the commissioners took a firm stand against ...

Wolf selects sheriff nominee

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HOLLIDAYSBURG — A former sheriff deputy and retired Allegheny Township police chief has been nominated to serve as Blair County’s sheriff through January. Gov. Tom Wolf announced Tuesday that he is forwarding the name of P. Richard Books to the Senate for confirmation to fill the vacant ...

Reade Twp., RTMA solicitor resigns

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Tim Burns, who served as solicitor for both Reade Township and Reade Township Municipal Authority, has resigned from both roles following negative remarks made at a meeting last week. On Monday, Burns sent a pair of letters to both organizations, explaining he was resigning effective ...