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Lawsuit threat hinders land plan

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A lawsuit threatened by the developer who initiated the 100-acre Strawberry Hills housing development could stymie Logan Township’s efforts to find a use for the parcel. “My lawyers are preparing a lawsuit,” Victor Ruggery told the supervisors at the regular meeting that preceded one ...

Biosolids alternative would use AWA equipment, land

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Several months ago, a consulting engineer for the Altoona Water Authority spoke to the board about a new method of handling sewer sludge. That method would require a $2.5 million investment in equipment to heat, then blow dry the sludge, so it could be sold as shrubbery mulch, according to ...

Heritage celebration

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Mirror photo by Gary M. Baranec The Grecian Odyssey Dancers, a Pittsburgh-based folk dance group, perform in traditional attire during Altoona’s Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church festival on Saturday.

Blair fund will hold donations for courthouse preservation

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HOLLIDAYSBURG — Blair County commissioners are establishing an interest-bearing checking account to deposit tax-deductible donations toward courthouse historic preservation efforts. After taking time to refine the definition of historic preservation, commissioners voted Tuesday to set up ...

Bedford County woman files lawsuit against mall owners

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A Bedford County woman who uses a walker and a wheelchair has filed a federal lawsuit in Johnstown asking that parking accessibility for the disabled be improved at the Pleasant Valley Shopping Center in Logan Township. The lawsuit by Carmena Stoney of Imlertown Road, Bedford, was filed ...

Sewer extension planned

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The Altoona Water Authority is planning a sewer extension north of the Allegro restaurant to serve seven homes whose septic systems have failed. The authority learned of the malfunctions around 39th Street and Walnut Avenue about a year ago but hasn’t heard from the residents and doesn’t ...

Hundreds on tap for Brewfest

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On Saturday evening outside of the Railroaders Memorial Museum, Mike Kutchman pulled a lever to send beer flowing out of a tap and into a small glass. Over the course of the three hours, he’d likely repeat that motion hundreds of times, as beer lovers milled on a grassy area sampling ...

Roadwork

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Bridge work to begin Construction for the Ritchey Bridge Road bridge, spanning the Raystown Branch of the Juniata River in West Providence Township, Bedford County, is scheduled to begin this week as part of PennDOT’s Rapid Bridge Replacement Project. Crews will be working on ...

Commissioners set school zone at Shady Grove School

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HOLLIDAYSBURG — Blair County is establishing a school zone with speed restrictions near a private school in the southern portion of the county. The school zone, with a speed limit of 15 miles per hour from 7:45 to 8:45 a.m. and from 2:45 to 3:45 p.m., will apply to County Road 104, ...

Region

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Clearfield I-99, I-80 work scheduled PennDOT is alerting motorists to roadwork scheduled on I-80 and I-99 in Centre County. Concrete slab repair is scheduled Monday through Thursday on the northbound acceleration lane starting at Route 322 near exit 73. Crews will switch to the ...

Flood program at risk as hurricane season approaches

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As Hurricane Harvey pounded the Texas coastline and forced mass evacuations this weekend, a key congressional deadline to keep federal flood insurance — insurance some in the Altoona area rely on — ticked closer. The National Flood Insurance Program, which provides tax-subsidized insurance ...

Marriage licenses

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Blair County Matthew S. Miller and Natalie P. Colabove, both of Altoona. Kevin L. Martin and Twylene F. Martin, both of Williamsburg. Mark E. McChessney and Kimberly L. Wentz, both of Altoona. Rodger A. Deeter and Virginia M. Anderson, both of Altoona. Nathan J. Fasick, Altoona, and ...

Divorces

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Blair County BUTLER — Jennifer; Brandon, both of Duncansville. Married June 25, 2011. WYLAND — Caitlyn A., Holli-daysburg; Garett A., Bellwood. Married May 23, 2016. Clearfield County BOVAIRD — Rachel Kriner; Jacob Jeffrey. WITHERITE — Shawn Michael; Jamie Lee. Huntingdon ...

Teacher accused of sexual assault

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A Williamsburg High School teacher faces charges for allegedly sexually assaulting a student over the summer. In a news release Friday, state police at Hollidaysburg said Williamsburg Community School District representatives had contacted them with allegations that science teacher Nikki ...

Cheering on the team

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Mirror photo by Patrick Waksmunski Penn Cambria High School freshman cheerleader Allison Hoover, 14, cheers during the high school football game with visiting Greater Johnstown on Friday evening in Cresson. Local football coverage begins on Page B1.

County, citizens debate lawsuit

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HOLLIDAYSBURG — A citizens group that remains at odds with Blair County and related groups over the recent reassessment project is asking a judge to force the county to begin answering its civil court lawsuit. But an attorney for the county, its assessment boards and the company that ...

Judge: Police shouldn’t have stopped driver

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HOLLIDAYSBURG — Driving under the influence and related charges have been withdrawn against an Altoona man after a Blair County judge concluded that Altoona police lacked sufficient cause to stop the man’s vehicle. Judge Elizabeth Doyle, in a recent ruling, acknowledged that a vehicle ...

Third person in heroin overdose turns himself in

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The third person charged with felony drug delivery resulting in death for allegedly supplying fentanyl-laced heroin that killed a 29-year-old Altoona man in March turned himself in. Adam Culp, 32, of Altoona, turned himself into police Thursday, a week after Christopher S. Tremmel of Crawford ...

Fire rips through Shade Gap restaurant

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Emergency crews from four counties rushed to a destructive restaurant fire early Friday morning in southern Huntingdon County, officials said. Firefighters were sent about 5:46 a.m. to the Shade Gap Family Restaurant along Croghan Pike in the rural southern portion of the county, a 911 ...

Woman to finish sentence in Blair

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HOLLIDAYSBURG — An Altoona woman who helped her boyfriend run a tattoo shop that became a central hub for heroin sales in 2015 is expected to finish a minimum jail sentence of 2.5 years minus a day in the Blair County Prison. Judge Elizabeth Doyle on Thursday went to the mitigated range of ...