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Chicago Rivet to be recognized

Local Business

Editor’s note: This is the first in a series on businesses that will be inducted into the Blair County Chamber of Commerce Business Hall of Fame on Oct. 15 at the Blair County Convention Center. TYRONE — The Tyrone Division of Chicago Rivet and Machine Co. sits along Adams Avenue on the ...

Behind the Desk

Local Business

Name: Erika Alley Company name: Alley's City View Florist Address: 2317 Broad Ave., Altoona Telephone number: 942-3745 Website: cityviewflorist.com Position: Manager/floral designer Years with company: 21 years; 28 years in the floral industry Family: Significant other of 22 ...

Pa. lawmakers pushing for more open primaries

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A group of state lawmakers is moving to open Pennsylvania’s primary elections to unaffiliated voters, adding hundreds of thousands of potential voters to Democratic and Republican races each spring. Senate President Pro Tempore Joe Scarnati, R-Jefferson, introduced a bill Thursday to expand ...

12th Street pedestrian bridge to be closed for rehabilitation

Local News

The 12th Street pedestrian bridge that connects the area near the Post Office with the area near the Railroaders Memorial Museum will be closed starting Monday through December for rehabilitation, according to a city news release. The work will include rehabilitation of the steel stair ...

Deeds

Public Records

Blair County Bowman Realty LP to Portage Land Holding Co. Inc., property in Antis Township, $300,000. Nathan P. and Ashley Cadle to David A. Ellis and Stephanie L. Ellis-Foor, Spring Street, Williamsburg, $80,000. Bayview Loan Servicing LLC to TCH Solution, 148 Sickles Corner BK Road, ...

Roadwork

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Overnight paving on I-99 in Centre County continues STATE COLLEGE — PennDOT has announced that paving work will continue in the southbound passing lane and the southbound off and on ramps at the Waddle Road interchange and the southbound off ramp at the Valley Vista interchange from 8 p.m. ...

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 ...

Hollidaysburg passes new ‘disorderly house’ measure

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HOLLIDAYSBURG — Owners of homes that repeatedly require visits from police now may face stiffer penalties after a new ordinance was approved by Borough Council. The “disorderly house” ordinance received unanimous approval at a meeting Thursday. The ordinance was discussed at length at ...

Floods take toll on environment

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Sewage, debris and dirt are all environmental issues that arise when floods force rivers over their banks. So far this year, Altoona’s rainfall totals more than 43.68 inches, exceeding the average for the entire year — 42.43 inches, according to National Weather Service ...

Cambria man dies in crash

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From Mirror staff reports HOLLIDAYSBURG — A 71-year-old Cambria County man died Friday night when he crashed his motorcycle on Interstate 99, south of Altoona’s 17th Street exit. Barry Ray Smith of Vintondale was pronounced dead at the crash site, according to a statement released ...

Flooding swamps plumbers, home improvement stores

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While floodwaters might have slowed down some businesses, hardware stores and plumbing companies are keeping busy. The recent flooding and heavy rains have caused a couple of hardware stores to restock on supplies, while plumbers have had a lot of “residual business.” David Mallow of ...

Homeless man faces charges

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From Mirror staff reports A homeless man in Altoona faces charges after police said he was found sleeping in a Juniata ballpark. James E. Birtcher Jr., 38, was found sleeping in the Ju­niata Civic Asso­ciation’s ballpark in Juniata, located at 705 Broadway, about 2 p.m. Wednes­day, ...

Sentencing delayed in drug death case

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From Mirror staff reports BEDFORD — The sched­uled sentencing on Fri­day of a man who allegedly sold drugs re­sulting in death of a preg­nant woman and her child has been continued to Oct. 26. Shykwon Knight, 21, of Somerset is accused of col­laborating with Charles Roberson to ...

Music in the air

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Aerial flyers perform at the Altoona Symphony Orchestra’s Cirque de la Symphonie at the Jaffa Shrine Center on Saturday to help kick off the orchestra’s 90th anniversary celebration. Photo for the Mirror by Chuck Meyers

Divorces

Public Records

Editor’s note: The following infor­mation was provided by the prothonotary’s offices at area county courthouses. Blair County OTT — Matthew C.; Sarah E., both of Altoona. Married March 17, 2015. FRYE — Thomas, Altoona; Jammie, Gallitzin. Married Feb. 14, 2005. DROCHEK — ...

Marriage licenses

Public Records

Editor’s note: The following infor­mation was provided by the prothonotary’s offices at area county courthouses. Blair County Victor J. Rizzo and Rhonda S. Humphrey-Worry, both of Altoona. Andrew F. Fix and Rochelle E. Weitzel, both of Martinsburg. Zane A. Diehl and Christiane J. ...

Friday fishing

Local News

Chip Chapaloney of Utahville fishes at the Prince Gallitzin State Park marina on Friday afternoon. Although the day was cloudy, it turned out to be pretty dry, giving local residents the chance to get outside. Mirror photo by Patrick Waksmunski

Judge unswayed by repeat offender

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HOLLIDAYSBURG — Troy Steven Stehley was arrested in 2013 for aggravated assault and placed in the Blair County Prison in lieu of bail, but eventually that bail was lowered by a Blair County judge after Stehley said he wanted to care for his mother and address personal medical issues. Judge ...

County hiring deputy warden

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The Blair County Salary Board this week began taking a look at the long term staffing needs at the county prison, and in the process, created a position for a third deputy warden to oversee the facility’s daily operations. Judge Daniel J. Milliron, the chairman of the prison board, ...

Local volunteers head out to help storm victims

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Local people have left their homes to go into the path of the hurricane laying siege to the Carolinas. Retired from the U.S. Air Force, Jim Singer of Huntingdon is a local American Red Cross volunteer deploying today to Wilmington, N.C., where he will join thousands of other volunteers. His ...