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Webster tops commissioners race

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HOLLIDAYSBURG — The group inside Amy Webster’s living room started cheering Tuesday night when election results showed her as the Republican candidate with the most votes for a seat on the Blair County commissioners board. Reassessment, which had been the main focus of Webster’s ...

NAC shutters Duncansville facility

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DUNCANSVILLE — North American Communications Inc., a direct mail print production company headquartered in Duncans­ville, suddenly closed its doors on Monday. “Today, we made the difficult decision to shut down North American Communications Inc. and to close our doors,” President Rob ...

Voters send message over building project

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Voters of the Altoona Area School Board primary election seemed to send a clear message Tuesday, said Frank Meloy, who won the Democratic nomination and came in second on the Republican ballot. School board candidates may cross-file for primary elections, and Meloy is one of four candidates ...

Kaneshiki tops field in Hollidaysburg race

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Lois Kaneshiki has seen her share of controversy over the past two years as a member of the Hollidaysburg Area School Board, but on Tuesday, she finished first on the Republican ballot that included 11 candidates. She is among five Republicans who will square off against an equal number ...

Metzgar, Jones top GOP primary in Logan

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Joe Metzgar didn’t want any echoes of Thomas Dewey, the candidate prematurely declared a victor in the 1948 presidential election won by Harry Truman. Metzgar, the only incumbent in the Republican primary race for Logan Township supervisor — featuring three candidates for two seats — ...

Voters oust C-K board VP

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The vice president of the Claysburg-Kimmel School Board was defeated in Tuesday night’s primary election. Shelda Repko lost to newcomer Amy Claar-Gill, who carried both the Republican and Democratic tickets in Kimmel Township. Board member Mandi Daugherty finished second in both parties ...

Geis, Pacifico to vie for mayor

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It was after 10 p.m. Tuesday when Demo­cratic city mayoral nominee Mark Geis called the Mirror to comment on his 55- to 44-percent victory over Bridgette Jackson. Geis said he was out collecting all his polling place campaign signs, many of which were on the grounds of churches and other ...

Dunio secures district judge post

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Matt Dunio secured his place on both the Democratic and Republican ballots this fall to effectively ensure he will succeed Magisterial District Judge Steven Jackson. According to Tuesday night’s unofficial results in the race for District Judge of Magisterial District 24-3-02, encompassing ...

Liquor referendums get positive votes

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Liquor sales will be coming to a pair of Cove area boroughs and to the Altoona-Blair County Airport, unofficial tallies from Tuesday’s referendums show. Voters in Roaring Spring and Williamsburg voted to allow the sale of liquor in their municipalities, while in North Woodbury Township, ...

Callahan tops Grove in Frankstown Twp.

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It looks like the Frankstown Township auditor will be the newest township supervisor after he defeated a longtime supervisor for the Republican nomination, with no Democratic candidates. James Callahan, who has served the township as auditor for the past six years, took 53.49 percent of the ...

Disturbance leads to charges

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From Mirror staff reports A New Jersey man is behind bars after an alleged incident at Evergreen Man­ors early Saturday. Elijah L. Bonner, of East Orange, N.J., was booked on misdemeanor disorderly conduct as well as possession of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia charges ...

Morrisdale man guilty of hitting child

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CLEARFIELD — A Morrisdale man accused of hitting a 2-year-old child, pleaded guilty Monday in Clearfield County Court. Ethan Jeremy Sperling, 23, was sentenced by Judge Paul Cherry to nine months to two years less one day in the county jail with an additional two years’ probation for ...

Van Zandt to hold open house

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From Mirror staff reports The Van Zandt VA Medical Center will hold an open house for veterans and their family members from 1 to 2 p.m. Thursday in the Yellow Team lobby on the first floor. Coordinators will be available to answer questions and resolve problems with enrollment, benefits, ...

Carnicella, Hunt top GOP contenders for commissioners

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With all 125 precincts reporting in late Tuesday, unofficial results in the Cambria commissioners race show Republicans Jerry Carnicella and Scott Hunt will run against Democratic incumbents William “BJ” Smith and Thomas Chernisky. Carnicella received nearly 24 percent of the vote ...

Brother against brother

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Josh Webster, 14, (left) is about to have his shot blocked by older brother Tyler, 19, on Tuesday while they were playing some one-on-one in the family driveway in the Highland Park area of Altoona. Mirror photo by Gary M. Baranec

Police reports

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Altoona police Patrick J. Long Jr., 1531 E. Pleasant Valley Blvd., was charged Monday with a drug law violation on the 1200 block of 12th Avenue. Matthew Villano III, 2316 18th St., was charged Monday with disorderly conduct and public drunkenness at his residence.

Briefcase

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ST. LOUIS Enterprise Truck Rental opens location in Altoona Enterprise Truck Rental is continuing its North American growth with the opening of more than two dozen new locations so far in fiscal year 2019 — including one at 412 Aldrich Ave., Altoona. Business hours at the Altoona ...

All smiles

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Mirror Athletes of the Week award winners Nick Rigby (left) of Huntingdon Area and Mason Yingling (right) of Bellwood-Antis pose for a fun photo with Luke Ruggery of Bishop Guilfoyle Catholic, after the 14th annual Altoona Mirror Athlete of the Year Banquet at the Casino at Lakemont on Monday ...

North American Communications closes

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DUNCANSVILLE -- North American Communications, Inc., a direct mail print production company headquartered in Duncansville has closed its doors. The Mirror will have a story on the closing in Wednesday's edition.

E-Slate to be retired after election

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Thirteen years probably isn’t long enough to make anyone nostalgic about a voting system, so there isn’t likely to be much angst with today’s election being the last for Blair County’s e-Slate machines — which will be replaced in November by paper ballots with ovals to blacken with ...