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Blair County William W. and Caroline W. Hutchison to LR Assist LLC, 907 N. Fourth St., Altoona, $52,000. Betty M. and Betty Marie Putt to MJD Family Limited Partnership, 2842 Quarry Road, Claysburg, $275,000. Freedom Storage Rentals LP to Justin D. and Brooke J. Hoover, property in ...

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 ...

Marriage licenses

Public Records

Editor’s note: The following infor­mation was provided by the prothonotary’s offices at area county courthouses. Blair County Jason A. Smith and Elizabeth A. Breon, both of Hollidaysburg. Luke D. Boyd, Madison, Ala., and Alison M. Lingenfelter, Claysburg. Cody S. Dugan and Ashlyn ...

Divorces

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Blair County FEATHERS — Bethany (McNeal); Kurt Jr., both of Claysburg. Married May 23, 2015. WEBB — Jean L. (Benz), Altoona; Joe D. Jr., Snyder, Texas. Married Jan 18, 2004. WALLS — Julia (Sheets), Altoona; Jeffrey A., Duncans-ville. Married July 3, 2004. McKENDREE — Jake; ...

Child named in deadly accident

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TYRONE — State police continue to investigate how a delivery truck struck and killed a 7-year-old Tyrone Area School District second-grader as he waited for the bus before school. Huntingdon County Coroner Paul Sharum said Friday that 7-year-old Nicholas Woomer died of blunt force trauma ...

Weekend Playoff Football Scoreboard

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DISTRICT 6-9 CLASS 4A SEMIFINALS at BALD EAGLE AREA H.S Bellefonte 58, Bradford 18 (FINAL) DISTRICT 6 CLASS 3A SEMIFINALS at RICHLAND Forest Hills 30, Westmont Hilltop 22 (FINAL) DISTRICT 6 CLASS 2A QUARTERFINALS Bellwood-Antis 14, West Shamokin 6 (FINAL) Penns Valley 42, Southern ...

Lilly man pleads in $4.5M fraud case

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A Lilly man faces up to 49 years in federal prison after pleading guilty in federal court in a $4.5 million fraud scheme, the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Western District of Pennsylvania said. Douglas P. Simanski, 53, pleaded guilty to five counts including securities fraud, wire fraud ...

Philly heroin dealer’s sentence upheld

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HOLLIDAYSBURG — Blair County Judge Timothy Sullivan has rejected a request by a Philadelphia man to reduce the time he must serve on probation after the completion of his prison sentence for participating in a heroin-cocaine ring that operated in Blair County in 2009 and 2010. Michael ...

Construction begins on health center

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Construction is starting on a $22 million outpatient center for Ebensburg’s Conemaugh Health System. The new Conemaugh Ebensburg Outpatient Center will be a 40,000-square-foot facility featuring advanced diagnostic imaging services, including computerized tomography and magnetic resonance ...

Charges mount for Burd

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(Editor's note: This story was updated at noon Saturday to correct an inaccurate headline.) An Altoona man facing trial for allegedly smothering a 16-month-old is now also accused of sexually assaulting the girl. Drue S. Burd, 20, remains in Blair County Prison, where he's been since his ...

Bus driver finds child dead at stop

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As state police investigators worked to unravel the tragic mystery of how a 7-year-old boy was killed along a rural road in Hun­t­ingdon County on Thursday, news of his death rippled through the communities of the Tyrone Area School District, where the boy attended second grade. State ...

Briefcase

Local Business

Panda Express now open Panda Express is open in the Park Hills Plaza. The restaurant’s menu includes a variety of Chinese-inspired dishes such as its sweetfire chicken breast, award-winning honey walnut shrimp and Shanghai angus steak. The American Chinese kitchen also provides guests its ...

‘They’re our brothers and sisters’

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HOLLIDAYSBURG — Mike and Karen Watt of Altoona stood with hundreds of others, with candles in their hands, shadowed by the Blair County Courthouse, at a prayer service Thursday for the 11 Jewish people killed Saturday at a Pittsburgh synagogue. The Watts aren’t Jewish, but many of the ...

Turnpike project raises concerns

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BREEZEWOOD — While a proposal to turn an abandoned section of the Pennsylvania Turnpike into a recreational destination — comprised of trailheads and tunnel art galleries, among other features — has garnered support from many, some expressed concerns about the project’s estimated costs ...

Friday Playoff Football Scoreboard

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DISTRICT 6 CLASS 6A CHAMPIONSHIP State College 42, Mifflin County 7 (FINAL) MID-PENN Central Dauphin 42, Central York 6 (FINAL) Manheim Township 20, Chambersburg 17 (FINAL) OTHERS Hazelton 47, Williamsport 13 (FINAL) DISTRICT 6-9 CLASS 5A CHAMPIONSHIP Hollidaysburg 38, Brashear 7 ...

Three Springs man gets 70 years for child porn

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From Mirror staff reports HARRISBURG — A Three Springs man faces 70 years in federal prison for child pornography and obstruction, as well as possible state prison time for two counts of rape. Jay Eugene Reed, 58, of Three Springs was sentenced Tuesday by U.S. District Court Judge Yvette ...

Nanty Glo man entitled to new sentencing

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A Nanty Glo man who was sentenced from 46 to 360 months in a state correctional institution after he failed to complete a state drug treatment program is entitled to a new sentencing hearing because the judge did not ask him if he wanted to be represented by an attorney. The defendant, ...

Burn ban decision sparks anger

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DUNCANSVILLE — Borough Council recently dropped the idea of tightening its restrictions on open burning, touching off a heated discussion Wednes­day about how the decision was made. The idea of tightening the restrictions originated at a meeting in late August, when residents Ed Blontz and ...

Fort Roberdeau offers vets lunch

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From Mirror staff reports Fort Roberdeau will treat active duty, veterans and their spouses or caregivers to a free program and complimentary lunch on Saturday. Veterans and guests are welcome to arrive at the fort, 383 Fort Roberdeau Road, at 10:30 a.m. for coffee with a program from 11 ...