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Leadership Blair County graduates 21 in new class

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Graduation ceremonies were held June 7 at Park Hills Golf Club for the Leadership Blair County Class of 2017. This year’s 21 members bring the total number of people who have completed the program, sponsored by the Blair County Chamber of Commerce, to 571. This is the 24th annual ...

Workplace

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New hires and promotions Attorney David P. Andrews of Altoona has been hired by Juniata College in Huntingdon to serve as general counsel for the college and coach of Juniata’s new mock trial team. Andrews also will serve as a professor teaching courses in human resources, ...

Divorces

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Blair County BROWN — Timothy L., Foley, Ala.; Farrah R. (Fogal), Altoona. Married March 24, 2012. CADLE — Ashley; Nathan P., both of Williamsburg. Married Aug. 20, 2008. JOHANNIDES — Ty; Nicole, both of Altoona. Married Aug. 4, 1999. BONTA — Mark A., Altoona; Luz M., State ...

Marriage licenses

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Blair County Lewis G. Fox and Tracy L. O’Rourke, both of Tyrone. Nathan M. Plummer, Bellwood, and Kayla M. Myers, Tyrone. Michael G. Bradley and Regina M. Erickson, both of Tyrone. Zachariah Taylor and Lindsay E. Fosselman, both of Tyrone. Brent M. Stewart and Ellen R. Sederdahl, ...

Deeds

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Blair County Samantha N. Campbell to Kenneth James Smith, Baldwin Lane, Hollidaysburg, $179,900. Michael J. Romano to James E. and Karen J. Chappell, 816 N. Fourth St., Bellwood, $130,000. Sean and Shawna Jo McCartney to Henry A. Nerren Jr. and Jalea Lauck, 207 Howard Ave., Altoona, ...

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 ...

Guilty plea in ATV crash

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HOLLIDAYSBURG — An Everett man has entered guilty pleas to four criminal charges, inclu­ding hom­i­c­ide by vehicle, filed after the ATV crash that killed a Hollidays­­burg teenager in April 2017. On Friday, ­Trenton Ross Bilak, 24, stood Friday before Blair County Judge ...

Charges set in deadly accident

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The State College man who was behind the wheel when his car struck and killed a PennDOT foreman who was setting up flares on a snow-covered Interstate 99 in February now faces felony charges from that crash. State police charged 30-year-old Guanglong Hu of 322 Vairo Boulevard, Apt. B, on ...

Quest for live music continues in Hollidaysburg

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HOLLIDAYSBURG — An ongoing quest for live, outdoor music continued in Hollidaysburg Borough on Thursday night, 11 months after the Old Canal Inn’s owner first requested permission to hold the concerts. At Thursday’s Borough Council meeting, Councilman Brady Leahey asked his peers to ...

Logan Township grants development waivers

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The Logan Township supervisors on Thursday agreed informally to grant two waivers for Harry Benjamin’s proposed 28-lot residential development between the Garfield neighborhood in Altoona and Lower Mill Run Road. One of those waivers — to allow a single 1,300-foot access, via 13th Avenue ...

Nursing home improves rating

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The nursing home section of the Van Zandt VA Medical Center has improved its overall “Star” rating by a point on a five-point scale for the second quarter of this fiscal year, according to a VA news release. The rating for the Community Living Center in the local hospital is 3, one better ...

Blair to hire 12 for urine testing

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HOLLIDAYSBURG — Blair County will hire 12 part-time staffers to cover an expansion of hours for collecting and testing urine from people being supervised by the parole and probation office. The county has received a grant from the Pennsylvania Commission on Crime and Delinquency that ...

DUI, child endangerment case continues

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A court case involving a Bedford man accused of child endangerment, assault and driving while under the influence has been continued for further investigation. Jacob Ibarra, 39, of 2101 Dibert Road, allegedly grabbed his girlfriend’s son and threw him onto the sofa, causing his knee to hit ...

Work to begin on bridge project

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HUNTINGDON — The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation has announced that Huntingdon County Maintenance Forces will begin work on Monday on the Route 1019 (East Branch Road) Bridge Replacement Project in Jackson Township, Huntingdon County. Work on the project includes the removal of ...

Bills shield sex abuse victims

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Proposed legislation intended to protect victims of sexual abuse and prohibit cross examinations of prior alleged victimizations passed the House earlier this week. House Bill 2324, introduced by Rep. Bryan Barbin, D-Cambria, asserts that victims of sex crimes can be cross examined about ...

Magisterial district judge

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Filed before California Avenue Magisterial District Judge Steven D. Jackson: Phillip S. Kuhns, 29, 109 Spring St., Gallitzin, charged by state police with false identification to law enforcement officer and one summary traffic violations on I-99, Allegheny Township, Nov. 7, 2016. Guilty ...

Woman arrested in porn ring probe

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An Altoona police investigation into a methamphetamine-fueled child pornography and prostitution ring centered around a city apartment complex continues to expand with the arrest of a woman police say helped recruit an underage girl who was exploited by the alleged ringleader. Altoona police ...

Generations mingle at carnival

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HOLLIDAYSBURG — Blue skies greeted residents and visitors enjoying carnival day Thursday at the Hollidaysburg Veterans Home, where canopies were set up to shield attendees from the sun while they enjoyed music and a plethora of carnival-style foods that included french fries, funnel cakes, ...