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Marriage licenses

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Editor’s note: The following infor­mation was provided by the prothonotary’s offices at area county courthouses. Blair County Todd J. Himes and Leslie J. Rinker, both of Altoona. Kenneth W. Ballos II and Laquisha R. Emeigh, both of Altoona. Nicholas S. Astle and Angela M. Taylor, ...

Divorces

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Blair County VINGE — Shellie M.; William J., both of Altoona. Married Oct. 17, 1992. KISSELL — Deborah L.; David, both of Altoona. Married July 11, 2011. BAUR — Paulette; Gary, both of Martinsburg. Married April 6, 1993. Bedford County PEVARNIK — Kelly, Fulton County; ...

Leaders hope to build on Altoona’s momentum

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Ten or 15 years ago it would have been hard to imagine there would ever be sufficient demand to justify an online calendar to track art-related events in Altoona, according to a local economic development official, speaking at a recent forum on the state of downtown business. But in the past ...

Cat-filled feed mill will be destroyed

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HOLLIDAYSBURG — Demo­lition permits are set to be finalized in January for the dilapidated mill alleged to be the base of a feral cat colony, according to the owner of the building. The structure sits at the corner of Montgomery and South Juniata streets, on the property of Hines Feed ...

Alleged dealer’s contests denied by Blair judge

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HOLLIDAYSBURG — A Blair County judge has denied most of the legal challenges a Philadelphia man offered to contest criminal charges accusing him of distributing large amounts of heroin and cocaine in 2016 and 2017. In a 37-page ruling released Thursday, Judge Daniel A. Milliron permitted ...

Assault on officer alleged

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From Mirror staff reports A Robertsdale man is accused of assaulting a police officer in Saxton, causing the officer to suffer head injuries. Brandon Lee Baker, 29, of 21201 Coles Valley Road faces charges of aggravated assault, simple assault, resisting ar­rest, use and possession of ...

Fire claims Buffalo Mills man

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From Mirror staff reports The identity of a man who died Thursday in a fire in Buffalo Mills is still unknown. A call came in to emergency services at 1:12 p.m. for the fire at 324 Shomo Road, according to Bedford County 911 Coordinator Harry Corley Jr. Coroner Russell Styer was called ...

Singing in the rain

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From left, Maria Murphy, Rita Murphy, Derek Wright and Cindy Wright join in Christmas caroling on the Diamond in Hollidaysburg Friday sponsored by the Hollidaysburg Area Community Partnership and Youth Ministerium. Mirror photo by Gary M. Baranec

Man accused of store theft

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A North Carolina man faces multiple criminal charges for attempting to steal thousands of dollars worth of merchandise from a Bedford County store. Brandon Antonio Moore, 30, of 6211 Twiggs Court, Hope Mills, is being charged with burglary, retail theft and criminal mischief for trying to ...

US: 19-year-old Johnstown man died in Afghanistan

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A 19-year-old man from Johnstown died Thursday in Afghanistan, according to the U.S. Department of Defense Pfc. Joshua Mikeasky, 19, died at Bagram Airfield, Bagram District, Parwan Province, Afghanistan, from a non-combat related incident, the DOD said in a news release. The incident is under ...

Police: Man partook in meth deal

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Small children opened the door for a visitor who walked into the house on the 1800 block of 14th Avenue to meet the man who police allege exchanged a plastic bag with a bomb logo stamped “stay high” for the visitor’s $100. A police affidavit stated Altoona officers were surveilling near ...

Packing up

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With Christmas just around the corner, the holiday rush is on for those who deliver packages. “Package volumes are up about 5 percent over last year,” said Tad Kelley, spokesman for the Western Pennsylvania District of the United States Postal Service. “Nationally, we will handle 900 ...

HUD pot rule draws disdain

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Over the years, Altoona Housing Authority member Scott Brown has frequently demonstrated impatience when initiatives of the federal Department of Housing and Urban Development venture beyond what he regards as common sense. The latest directive of the agency that funds most of the ...

Hollidaysburg to address cat issue

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HOLLIDAYSBURG — Feral cats have colonized a privately owned barn at the corner of Montgomery and South Juniata streets for far too long, said residents who find them wandering in terrible condition. They are flea-bitten, emaciated, shot with pellet guns and — as of this summer — ...

Joyce looks forward to solving problems

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Dr. John Joyce is poised for his next venture. The long-time Altoona dermatologist will be sworn in as a member of the U.S. House of Representatives on Jan. 3, representing the newly created 13th District. Joyce will be a good fit, said Maggie Sheely, manager of congressional and public ...

Couple seeks rezoning for ag

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The Logan Township supervisors on Thursday gave their blessing for a couple in the Castle Farms area to apply for rezoning, so they can keep horses — but at least a few of the supervisors have reservations about the proposed change. Mark Ritchey and his wife, who live on Windsor Drive, ...

Knife found on Bedford bus

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A small paring knife was found on one of the Bedford Area School District buses Thursday. When the bus arrived at the Bedford Elementary School, a student alerted the bus driver about the knife on the bus floor. The driver then notified school administration and state police on patrol, ...

Bedford looks at revenue, considers demographics

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BEDFORD — Discussion of anticipated tax revenue for next year brought up concerns about Bedford County’s demographics at the commissioners meeting Tuesday. The commissioners anticipate the county will bring in about $14 million in tax revenue, prompting a meeting attendee to comment on ...

Blair planners review projects

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Blair County Planning Commission members on Thursday gave favorable reviews to four projects: - JLC Holdings LLC plans to construct a 2,508-square foot office building and an accompanying 3,200-square-foot warehouse building and parking lot at 1313 Blair St. in Hollidaysburg. - Roof Works ...