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C-K board elects new member

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CLAYSBURG — The Claysburg-Kimmel School Board elected a new member Wednesday evening to replace former board member Jonathan Burkett. Mandi Daugherty, who was not present at the board meeting, will fill the vacant seat beginning Feb. 7 until December 2019. Two other candidates, Amy ...

Farm Show

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Area youth place in competitions Three Huntingdon County youth placed in the junior beef showmanship competition at the 102nd Pennsylvania Farm Show. Nick Yocum of Orbisonia captured first place in Division II while Kiersten Baker of James Creek captured first place in Division III. Zoey ...

Deeds

Public Records

Blair County Pfeffer Family Enterprises LP to Lawruk Realty Limited Partnership, 112-116 Bryon Ave., Altoona, $200,000. Secretary of Housing and Urban Development to Paul Durbin, 1915 Eighth Ave., Altoona, $19,500. M&T Bank to Kristopher Albright, 1227 17th Ave., Altoona, ...

Bankruptcies

Public Records

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 by ...

Sentencings

Public Records

The following sentencings were filed in Blair County Court. Although some cases may be more than a year old, the Mirror publishes them in the interest of complete reporting. The following defendants pleaded guilty to charges listed and were sentenced as shown: Jocelyn E. Baker, 21, 1217 ...

Workplace

Local Business

Awards and honors Stephen McKnight, president and CEO of the Altoona Blair County Development Corp. has been named to the board of directors of Goodwill of the Southern Alleghenies. McKnight has more than 25 years of management and economic development experience in both the public and ...

Historic building gone

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Mirror photo by Gary M. Baranec Mailboxes are all that remain of an apartment building at 431 Bedford St., Hollidaysburg, as a contractor clears debris Thursday. The historic building — considered one of the oldest in town — was destroyed by a fire in February 2017 and was recently torn down.

Former MDJ candidate disbarred

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Attorney Meghan Farrell Irwin, who narrowly lost a race for magisterial district judge in November, was disbarred Friday by the state Supreme Court. The disbarment is “on consent” by Irwin, who has submitted her resignation, according to the court’s Disciplinary Board, which did not ...

AASD shelves plan to run own day care program

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The Altoona Area School District has shelved plans to run an in-house day care program at its elementary schools for the time being. School administrators had proposed establishing the district’s own before- and after-school programs in lieu of leasing classrooms to private companies to do ...

Bedford County’s only Catholic school to close

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A number of parents are disappointed they weren’t given a chance to save the only Catholic school in Bedford. After more than 50 years, St. Thomas School is scheduled to close May 30, confirmed Amy Higgins, the school’s principal, on Friday. “I was very saddened to learn about the ...

Portage revises suicide prevention policy

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PORTAGE — The Portage Area School District’s suicide prevention policy has been revised to provide students with more emotional support from district faculty. Under the new protocol approved by the school board on Wednesday, the district will attempt to “promote a healthy school climate ...

Drass moves to keep petition

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A Hollidaysburg-area man who contends he received too much jail time for the January 2005 murder of his grandfather is challenging a recommendation by a federal magistrate that his latest petition be dismissed because it was filed too late. The federal magistrate, Cynthia Reed Eddy, made her ...

Judge upholds AASD’s business tax

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HOLLIDAYSBURG — The Altoona Area School District’s business privilege tax will remain intact based on a recent ruling by a Huntingdon County judge. In a decision addressing a legal challenge to the validity of the district’s business privilege tax, Senior Judge Stewart Kurtz found no ...

J.C. Blair restricts visitation

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HUNTINGDON — Visitation at J.C. Blair Memorial Hospital is being restricted because of the number of people with influenza and the contagious nature of the flu. Some of the restrictions include: No one age 16 or under may visit patients in the hospital, only patient’s immediate family or ...

Tyrone seeks to stop flooding

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TYRONE — Borough Council is hoping for a Rail Transportation Assistance Program grant to pay for a $3.5 million flood-elimination project. The money is currently in the state’s capital budget but wouldn’t be available until an application is made later this year and money authorized for ...

Cambria DA disputes rumors over detective’s departure

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EBENSBURG — Cambria County’s district attorney has disputed a Thursday claim that local law enforcement officials are “losing the war on drugs” and explained why a top county detective is leaving his role. “In no way are those rumors correct,” District Attorney Kelly Callihan ...

Corrections

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- Pennsylvania spent $2 billion on its child welfare system in 2016, as reflected in the “State of the Child” report issued in September by the state auditor general’s office. A story on Page A1 of Thursday’s Mirror incorrectly reported the spending figure. - A Tuesday story about the ...

Clarification

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A follow-up restaurant inspection of Nunzio’s, 3185 E. Pleasant Valley Blvd., on Jan. 4, revealed three violations, state Department of Agriculture records show. The Jan. 4 inspection followed one on Dec. 19, which listed 11 violations as reported in Sunday’s Mirror.

Coming Sunday …

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Some highlights to look for in the Mirror’s upcoming Sunday edition: - Russ O’Reilly examines what the cost may be to the Altoona Area School District should it delay its decision to build a new school. - State Sen. John H. Eichelberger Jr. officially announces his candidacy to become ...

Can you see me now?

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Mirror photo by Gary M. Baranec Luke Wisniewski, an employee with Fish Window Cleaning in Tyrone, cleans windows Thursday at an Allegheny Street, Hollidaysburg, business.