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Baker’s 88 abuse victims receive $8 million

October 22, 2014 Altoona attorney Richard A. more »»


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Baker’s 88 abuse victims receive $8 million

October 22, 2014 Altoona attorney Richard A. more »»

Tax break program could help downtown Altoona

October 22, 2014 HOLLIDAYSBURG — The Blair County commissioners said Tuesday they are interested in a proposal to use real estate tax breaks as a spur for the development of downtown Altoona. more »»

Area residents hear plans about possible 9/11 trail

October 22, 2014 HOLLIDAYSBURG — The second in a series of public hearings and workshops on a potential trail connecting the three 9/11 memorials invited area residents to note local landmarks that the trail should... more »»

Schools scoured in search for accused police killer

October 22, 2014 SWIFTWATER — With two possible sightings in four days, a man charged in the deadly ambush of a state police barracks appears to have moved out of the deep woods and into a more heavily trafficked... more »»

Huntingdon school reimbursed for construction project

October 22, 2014 HARRISBURG — The Huntingdon Area School District has been reimbursed $271,796 for a construction project. more »»

Local Sports

BG has no trouble in opener

October 22, 2014 The Bishop Guilfoyle Catholic High School girls soccer team controlled the tempo, the scoreboard and the territory from start to finish in its District 6 Class A quarterfinal-round playoff game... more »»

Franklin realizing expectations lofty

October 22, 2014 UNIVERSITY PARK — When he was at his previous institution, as James Franklin likes to call Vanderbilt, fans of that long-suffering program just wanted something — anything — to look forward to and... more »»

Eckenrode medals

October 22, 2014 YORK — Central Cambria High School junior Jeremy Eckenrode earned a medal at the PIAA Golf Championships on Tuesday at Heritage Hills. more »»

Krise’s late goal lifts P-O over Somerset

October 22, 2014 HOLLIDAYSBURG — It’s playoff time. That means it’s time for the Philipsburg-Osceola boys soccer team to shine. more »»

Damsels capture historic victory

October 22, 2014 HOLLIDAYSBURG — It was just a year ago the Moshannon Valley girls soccer team made its postseason debut, and was eliminated by Richland. more »»

Franklin realizing expectations lofty

October 22, 2014 UNIVERSITY PARK — When he was at his previous institution, as James Franklin likes to call Vanderbilt, fans of that long-suffering program just wanted something — anything — to look forward to and... more »»

Coachspeak with James Franklin

October 22, 2014 A capsule look at James Franklin’s weekly news conference Opponent: Ohio State Kickoff: Saturday 8 p.m. more »»

Johnson harbors no ill will towards Lions

October 21, 2014 Twice he applied to be Penn State’s head coach, and twice Larry Johnson was bypassed for the job. The first time it went to Bill O’Brien in 2012, the second time to James Franklin earlier this year. more »»

O'Brien living his dream

October 20, 2014 PITTSBURGH — Nearly 10 years ago, when he was an assistant coach at New England under Bill Belichick, Bill O’Brien used to appreciate the respect his mentor showed for the game in general and the... more »»

PSU must do 3 things rest of year

October 19, 2014 Did you see what Ohio State did to Rutgers on Saturday? A 56-17 shellacking, which means things are probably going to get worse for Penn State before they get better with the Buckeyes coming to town... more »»


Harold F. ‘Hank’ Bond

October 22, 2014 Harold F. “Hank” Bond, 93, Hollidaysburg, passed away Friday morning after a brief illness. He was born in Guernsey County, Ohio, son of Henry F. and Emma (Laughman) Bond. He married Ruth L. more »»

Nancy L. Cree

October 22, 2014 Nancy L. Cree, 69, Duncansville, died Saturday at her residence. She was born in Altoona, daughter of the late Chauncey and Myrtle (Moore) Moses. Surviving are a daughter, Constance E. more »»

Mary M. Mack

October 22, 2014 Mary M. Mack, 98, Lyndhurst, Ohio, formerly of Carrolltown, died Friday. She was born in Carrolltown, daughter of Andrew and Mary (Bensko) Papson. more »»

Mary Geraldine ‘Gerry’ Buck

October 22, 2014 Mary Geraldine “Gerry” Buck, 82, Gallitzin, died Monday at the Presbyterian Village at Hollidaysburg. She was born in Gallitzin, daughter of the late Gerald and Margaret (Duffy) Campbell. more »»

Esther Louise McConahy

October 22, 2014 Esther Louise McConahy, 91, formerly of Altoona, died Sept. 19, 2014, at Hidden Springs Senior Living, Bentonville, Va. She was born in Altoona, daughter of Howard and Grace (Clugh) Pierson. more »»

Area Life

Altoona natives will appear on ‘House Hunters’

October 22, 2014 Altoona natives Brianna Durbin and Eric Scherden are potentially welcoming millions into their Florida home Friday. more »»

Following his 'Quest': Altoona native captures people's imagination with popular video games

October 19, 2014 Adam Bohn admits he’s been obsessed with video games since the fifth grade. Little did he know that obsession would one day lead him to found a multimillion dollar business that creates video games. more »»

Rough-and-tumble dogs may hurt knees

October 19, 2014 LOS ANGELES — Dashing after a ball or tumbling off a couch make dogs up to 10 times as likely to get surgery on a key knee ligament that is similar to the one athletes often injure. more »»

Bono says he wears sunglasses due to glaucoma

October 19, 2014 LONDON (AP) — U2 singer Bono says his ever-present sunglasses are not a rock-star affectation — he has suffered from glaucoma for 20 years. more »»

Garden Notes: Miss Willmott’s Ghost beautifully haunts gardens

October 18, 2014 We’ve all heard some variation of the old Cornish prayer, “Good Lord, deliver us from goblins and ghoulies and long-legged beasties and ... those who plant seeds in the night. more »»

Local Business


October 21, 2014 Danaher earnings increase WASHINGTON, D.C. — Danaher Corp. said net earnings for the third quarter ended Sept. 26 were $680. more »»

Business Hall of Fame

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October 21, 2014 Not so fast cordcutters; cable’s not going anywhere Cord cutters rejoiced last week after HBO and CBS announced plans to sell stand-alone streaming services, a move that cable and satellite... more »»

Chamber honors J.C. Orr & Son

October 18, 2014 Editor’s note: This is the fourth in a series on businesses that will be inducted into the Blair County Chamber of Commerce Business Hall of Fame Monday at the Blair County Convention Center. more »»


October 18, 2014 New hires and promotions -- Dr. Benjamin Salter recently joined the medical staff of UPMC Altoona in the Radiology Department. more »»

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