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AREA Altoona 49, Carlisle 42 (FINAL-2OT) Bishop Guilfoyle 24, Penn Cambria 0 (FINAL) Somerset 11, Bedford 7 (FINAL) Clearfield 49, Bellefonte 21 (FINAL) Forest Hills 30, Cambria Heights 6 (FINAL) Chestnut Ridge 33, Central Cambria 0 (FINAL) State College 39, Central Dauphin East 15 ...

Blair to add prison guards

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HOLLIDAYSBURG — Blair County’s 2019 draft budget includes $544,000 to add 13 full-time corrections officers at the county prison to improve security and staffing issues. The additional cost, plus other increases in the prison’s operation, is projected to push that department’s budget ...

Police: Four children, woman lived in squalor

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An Altoona woman faces felony child endangerment charges after Altoona police said four children were found living in squalor on the 1900 block of Second Avenue. Rebecca L. Greenawalt, 36, was arrested Wednesday by Altoona police after a Blair County Children, Youth & Families caseworker ...

Blair County commissioners vote to keep annual raises

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HOLLIDAYSBURG — Most of Blair County’s elected leaders will continue receiving 2 percent annual raises through the 2025, based on a Thursday night vote night by county commissioners. The unanimous decision means that a commissioner’s annual pay, currently at $69,932, will increase to ...

Logan denies sewer hookup waiver

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By William Kibler bkibler@altoonamirror.com Logan Township supervisors on Thursday declined to waive a requirement for a public sewer hookup on a South Dartmouth Lane lot, despite a recommendation from the township planning commission, after the owner of the subdivision who sold the lot ...

Cambria coroner’s office partners with state

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CRESSON — The Cambria County Coroner’s Office can now partner with the state Department of Health in an attempt to track fentanyl-related overdose deaths after Thursday’s approval by the county commissioners. And later that day, Chief Deputy Coroner Joe Hribar revealed that there have ...

Logan approves plan for Park Hills Plaza

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A redevelopment plan for the Park Hills Plaza received approval from Logan Township supervisors and a favorable review Thursday by the Blair County Planning Commission. The proposal calls for the demolition of the vacant theater and construction of a 10,024-square-foot retail/cafe ...

Houtzdale inmate files multiple lawsuits

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Tarence Mosey, a Bellwood-area man serving three to six years at the State Correctional Institution at Houtzdale for homicide by vehicle while under the influence and related offenses, has filed federal and state lawsuits stemming from his time in the Blair County Prison and his court ...

Carnegie Equipment expansion OK’d

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Blair County Planning Commission members Thurs­­­day gave a favorable review for an expansion project for Carnegie Equipment. Plans call for the construction of a 4,000-square-foot storage building at the existing Carnegie site on Sixth Avenue. In addition to the proposed building, a ...

Blair DAV closes for week of training

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The Blair County De­part­ment of Veterans Affairs office, 423 Allegheny St., Suite 112, Hollidays­burg, will be closed from today until Oct. 8. The staff will be attending training for recertification as veteran service officers. VSOs represent veterans and their family members before the ...

Department of State mandate requires new voting machines

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BEDFORD — A state mandate requiring counties to update their voting machines has Bedford County commissioners concerned about the county’s budget and the future of residents’ votes. A half million dollars was requested to replace the county’s existing voting systems at a budget ...

Annual Schellsburg Tractorfest starts today

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The eighth annual Schellsburg Tractorfest kicks off today and runs through Sunday at the Shawnee Valley Fire De­part­ment Pavilion along Route 96, Schellsburg. A slow tractor race starts off the event at 6 p.m. today. The highlight of the festival will be the tractor pulls starting at 2 ...

FNB closes Williamsburg office

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WILLIAMSBURG — First National Bank has closed its Williamsburg office, a bank whose roots go back to the early 1900s. “We continually evaluate our branch network to ensure it is optimized and operating efficiently. Based on our established evaluation process, which examines factors ...

Briefcase

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Sheetz marks Nat’l Coffee Day Sheetz will celebrate National Coffee Day on Saturday with free cold brew to all customers who order through the Sheetz app. The promotion is valid for any size and any flavor cold brew at all Sheetz locations. Handcrafted by trained baristas, customers will ...

Steve Sheetz fuels bizX debut

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Joe Hurd found the right man. The president and CEO of the Blair County Chamber of Commerce said Wednesday to make bizX a success, it was necessary to find the right speaker for the inaugural event co-sponsored with the Chamber of Business & Industry of Centre County. “We insisted that ...

Blair budget initially $5M short

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HOLLIDAYSBURG — The first draft of the 2019 Blair County budget shows expenses exceeding revenue by $5.43 million, an amount that will change as commissioners decide what to cut and what to add. A year ago, the first draft of the 2018 budget showed expenditures exceeding revenue by almost ...

Elevator repair duty changes hands

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Despite the prior belief of both parties, the Altoona Redevelopment Authority — not Amtrak — is responsible for repairing the broken elevator that runs between Amtrak’s mainline platform and the pedestrian bridge over 10th Avenue to the Altoona Transportation Center. That discovery — ...

Central Blair recreation puts pressure on parties

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The Central Blair Recreation and Park Commission has ratcheted up restrictions on events at its community centers, after parties for birthdays and other occasions featuring 100-plus kids, minimal adult supervision and disc jockeys or bands have turned into the equivalent of teen dances — with ...

Mosquito spraying planned for Blair, Bedford counties

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Spraying for mosquito control is planned for select areas of Blair and Bedford counties this evening, weather permitting. Around sunset, the Blair County West Nile Virus Program start truck-mounted spraying in the Loop area, including Reservoir Road and Loop Road in Blair Township and between ...