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Gaming account helps nab alleged burglar

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An online video gaming account helped police finger a suspect in a Tyrone burglary. Cody K. Sweeney, 19, of 325 W. 16th St., Tyrone, is accused of breaking into a home on the 2400 block of Hamilton Avenue on April 6 and making off with several PlayStation 4 video games along with a cord for a ...

Court reviews abuse sentence

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CLEARFIELD — The sentence for an Osceola Mills woman sent to state prison after her 3-week-old child was seriously injured, was discussed in Clearfield County Court Tuesday. Both Stephanie McGuire, 23, and her boyfriend, Aaron Mills, 33, were charged in March 2017 with assault and various ...

Area briefs

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Labor Council to honor Wolf Gov. Tom Wolf will be honored as the 2018 Person of the Year by the Blair Bedford Central Labor Council. Wolf will be honored Sept. 13 at the 38th Annual Person of the Year Awards Dinner at the Bavarian Hall in Altoona. The dinner will be held in conjunction ...

Logan settles complaint over age discrimination

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The Logan Township su­per­visors have paid $45,000 to settle an age discrimination complaint made to the federal Equal Employment Opportunity Commission by a police officer candidate. David Rosamilia, currently an officer with North Woodbury Township, ac­cused the township of violating The ...

Births

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May 12, 2018 Joseph Timothy Heaton, a son born to Amber (Hazen-stab) and Fred Heaton, Hollidaysburg, at Conemaugh Nason Medical Center, Roaring Spring, at 4:04 p.m. Kaylee Melody Poet, a daughter born to Katlyn (Kep-hart) and Trystan Poet, Roar-ing Spring, at Conemaugh Nason Medical Center, ...

Briefcase

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Workshop to focus on grants Penn State Extension and the Southern Alleghenies Planning & Development Commission, will offer a free workshop, “Exploring USDA Small Business Innovation Research Grants,” from 1 to 4 p.m. June 19 at the SAP&DC office, 3 Sheraton Drive. The ...

GOP chairwoman may try to keep post

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In an apparent attempt to stay on as chairwoman despite losing her re-election bid to the Blair County Republican Committee, Lois Kaneshiki is reviewing the committee’s bylaws to potentially pitch a change so that a nonmember can serve as chairperson, Mike Routch confirmed. “She’s been ...

Tennis courts to cost $643K

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The Altoona Area School Board received two bids for Mansion Park tennis court upgrades, and the administration is recommending the board choose W.G Land Co. of Champion, which bid $643,930 to replace the park’s four tennis courts and construct a fifth one where basketball courts are currently ...

Clymer man held in 3-county crime spree

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EBENSBURG — After an alleged crime spree that spanned three counties, a Clymer man faces more than 20 criminal charges, including felonies. Joseph J. Gillo Jr., 27, of 7000 Route 553, allegedly began the spree about 1 a.m. May 6 with the theft of a vehicle from a Johnstown convenience store, ...

Football players involved in student’s bullying, lawsuit alleges

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The family of an Altoona Area Junior High School student who died by suicide a year ago has filed an amended complaint in its federal civil lawsuit against the district, alleging the 12-year-old was being bullied by members of the school’s football team. The complaint filed Friday in the ...

Honoring athletes

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Student athletes Alli Campbell (left) of Bellwood-Antis High School and Jess Stevens (center) of Altoona Area High School talk with Stevens’ mother, Lori Stevens, after the 13th annual Altoona Mirror Athlete of the Year banquet at The Casino at Lakemont Park on Monday. See story on Page B1. / ...

Judge: Altoona man must return to prison

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HOLLIDAYSBURG — A Blair County judge has directed an Altoona businessman to report to Blair County Prison on Friday to finish a jail term on drug offenses. Brian Stroh served 15.5 months of his minimum sentence of 30 months be­fore Judge Timothy Sulli­van, on Nov. 9, 2016, signed an order ...

County inmate charged in prison sexual assault

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A Blair County Prison inmate faces charges that he sexually assaulted another prisoner. According to charges filed by Hollidaysburg Borough police, 24-year-old Marcell A. Ellis allegedly groped another prisoner over his prison pants before reaching inside the back of the man’s pants and ...

Ebensburg man faces charges in strangulation

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EBENSBURG — An Ebensburg man faces felony charges after allegedly as­saulting and then choking a woman Thursday even­ing. Timothy W. Mock II, 31, of 616 Rowena Drive, is accused of assaulting the woman at his home. According to a criminal complaint filed by Ebens­burg Borough police, ...

AMED to move headquarters

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AMED on Monday committed to constructing a second story on the station it plans to build in Lake­mont, which means the Lake­mont station will become the organization’s new headquarters when it’s finished around the end of the year. Building a second story to accommodate the ...

Police reports

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Altoona police - Kristen J. Miller, 2002 Fourth Ave., was arrested late Friday on the 1100 block of 21st Avenue and charged with DUI. Ebensburg state police - An East Carroll Township victim lost $1,100 in a scam perpetrated by a company that purported to be an ad agency. The ...

Births

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May 7, 2018 Lorelei Scout O’Dell-Forry, a daughter born to Elizabeth A. O’Dell and Derek T. Forry, Bellwood, at Conemaugh Nason Medical Center, Roaring Spring, at 2:24 a.m. May 8, 2018 Angelo David Ankeny, a son born to Erika M. (Marino) and Sean T. Ankeny, Altoona, at Conemaugh Nason ...

Narrow escape

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The concrete porch pad weighed a ton and a half, and after Nate Diehl finished with the jackhammer, it split down the middle, opening like a trap door. Diehl and the jackhammer plunged toward the ground 8 feet below, while the side edges gave way, flipping the half-slabs like playing ...

ISC: Next step costly

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It will cost the municipalities of the Intergovernmental Stormwater Committee $6.2 million over five years to comply with state stormwater requirements for the urbanized areas in Blair County, according to estimates recently compiled by the ISC’s Technical Subcommittee. The money would go ...

AASD’s Poole looking forward to reinventing himself

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Altoona Area High School Spanish teacher David Poole or Senor Poole, as his students call him, is retiring at the end of the year, capping 42 years’ teaching in the district. “It was definitely a difficult decision to retire,” Poole said. “I wasn’t ready last year even though the ...