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Christmas all in a day’s work

December 26, 2014 Nathan Stuller had been at UPMC Altoona since about 3 a.m. on Christmas morning, but at lunchtime he still had a few hours of waiting left before welcoming the newest member of his famil. more »»

 
 
 

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Christmas all in a day’s work

December 26, 2014 Nathan Stuller had been at UPMC Altoona since about 3 a.m. on Christmas morning, but at lunchtime he still had a few hours of waiting left before welcoming the newest member of his famil. more »»

Employees look out for those on mend

December 26, 2014 Christmas is a time to be with family, but plenty of people have to spend the day away from home. more »»

Friends remember ‘lion’ of Democratic party

December 26, 2014 Frank Rosenhoover of Altoona, the recently retired chairman of the Blair County Democratic Party, came to Altoona in 1961, and among his friends during that first year was Francis E. “Fran” Kuhn. more »»

Officer who paralyzed man on desk duty

December 26, 2014 PITTSBURGH — The white officer who shot and paralyzed a black man during a struggle in a traffic stop two years ago has been placed on desk duty while federal officials investigate, the Pittsburgh... more »»

Man accused of selling drugs to serve at least seven months

December 26, 2014 HOLLIDAYSBURG — A man arrested in a November drug raid was sentenced this week to serve a minimum of seven months in the Blair County Prison. more »»

Local Sports

Pinstripe Bowl bitterswet for Lynch

December 26, 2014 UNIVERSITY PARK — Playing in a bowl game is important to many parts of the Penn State community. more »»

Altoona’s Pry on the rise as PSU’s LB coach

December 26, 2014 Rarely has a Penn State assistant gone on to become a head coach somewhere else, but linebackers coach and Altoona native Brent Pry could have that opportunity in the not-too-distant future. more »»

Four Tigers make GAC team

December 26, 2014 Hollidaysburg’s Ryan Adams, Eric Miller, Zach Simpson and Zack Weaver were named to the WPIAL Greater Allegheny Conference football all-star first team recently. more »»

Hard work, dedication push BG’s McCloskey to success

December 25, 2014 Sam McCloskey’s been playing running back since the fourth grade, and he was always a step ahead of everyone else. Then came ninth grade. more »»

Wheeler keeps BG focused all the way

December 25, 2014 Justin Wheeler entered the 2014 high school football season with what generally was acknowledged as the most talented team in the area. more »»

Pinstripe Bowl bitterswet for Lynch

December 26, 2014 UNIVERSITY PARK — Playing in a bowl game is important to many parts of the Penn State community. more »»

Altoona’s Pry on the rise as PSU’s LB coach

December 26, 2014 Rarely has a Penn State assistant gone on to become a head coach somewhere else, but linebackers coach and Altoona native Brent Pry could have that opportunity in the not-too-distant future. more »»

Rested Hackenberg ready for bowl game

December 24, 2014 Only Christian Hackenberg knows just how much he was beaten up after getting sacked a Big Ten-record 42 times, and only Hackenberg knows just how much he’s been helped out by having three weeks to... more »»

PSU WRs need work on getting separation, but claim they are getting open

December 24, 2014 Receivers always think they’re open. That’s their mindset, their way of life. It’s their MO, and engrained in their DN. more »»

PSU men pick up win No. 12

December 23, 2014 UNIVERSITY PARK — Penn State gave itself an early holiday gift at the Jordan Center Monday afternoon, blasting Dartmouth, 69-49, to close the non-conference schedule at 12-1. more »»

Obituaries

Shirley Jean Pavlovich

December 26, 2014 Shirley Jean Pavlovich, 81, Columbus, Ga., formerly of Altoona, died Sunday at Columbus Hospice House. She was born in Altoona. She married Ivan “Duke” Pavlovich Sr. more »»

Clair E. Holmberg

December 26, 2014 Clair E. Holmberg, 86, Coupon-Gallitzin Road, Ashville, died Dec. 25, 2014, at home. Arrangements by Gibbons Funeral Home, Ashville, are incomplete. more »»

William Richard ‘Mitch’ Mitchell

December 26, 2014 William Richard “Mitch” Mitchell, 91, Altoona, died Wednesday, Dec. 24, 2014, at his residence. Friends will be received from 10 to 11 a.m. Monday, Dec. 29, 2014, at Myers-Somers Funeral Home Inc. more »»

Joyce M. White

December 26, 2014 Joyce Margaret (Harclerode) White, 64, a resident of Altoona Center for Nursing Care, formerly of Williamsburg, went home to be with her Lord late Tuesday morning at the center after a lengthy... more »»

Shirley Jean Pavlovich

December 26, 2014 Shirley Jean Pavlovich, 81, Columbus, Ga., formerly of Altoona, died Sunday at Columbus Hospice House. She was born in Altoona. She married Ivan “Duke” Pavlovich Sr. more »»

Area Life

Christmas is here!: Readers share their memories, traditions for the holiday celebrating Christ's birth

December 25, 2014 Christmas is a time full of traditions and having loved ones gathered around. more »»

Roadside inspiration: A daughter’s delight with holiday lights leads to an annual tradition

December 21, 2014 Twenty or so years ago, Barb and Wayne Guella started noticing that their intellectually disabled daughter, Shannon, was becoming more and more entranced with the Christmas lights Wayne was hanging... more »»

Earth Matters: Christmas trees have been holiday tradition for centuries

December 20, 2014 No holiday is more steeped in tradition and nostalgia than Christmas. Beyond commemorating a 2,000-year-old holy event, many Christmas traditions go back centuries. more »»

Trinkets for the tree: Turn your child’s old toys into ornaments

December 18, 2014 From tractors and trains to cats and knights, my son’s evolving obsessions all find a place on our Christmas tre. more »»

‘Saving Private Ryan’ among films preserved

December 18, 2014 WASHINGTON — “Saving Private Ryan” and “Ferris Bueller’s Day Off” are among 25 movies being inducted this year into the National Film Registry for long-term preservation, the Library of Congress... more »»

Local Business

Drones a popular holiday gift

December 24, 2014 NEW YORK — Santa’s sleigh isn’t the only thing flying this holiday season. more »»

Christmas lean for casino workers

December 24, 2014 ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. — One got her Christmas dinner handed to her a week in advance in foil containers from a union food bank. more »»

Business briefs, Dec. 23

December 24, 2014 huntingdon Juniata College recognized Juniata College rose two slots in the final major higher education poll by placing 79th in Kiplinger’s Personal Finance ranking for “Best Values in Private... more »»

Recalls

December 24, 2014 Kids hoodies Ski-Doo or Can-Am hooded sweatshirts in 14 styles for boys and girls are being recalled. They were sold at BRP dealerships nationwide and online at www.can-am.brp.com and www.ski-do. more »»

Auto sales best in 13 years

December 21, 2014 Local auto dealers hope end-of-the-year sales finish strong after the best November since 2001. According to Autodata, total industry sales for the month were up 4.6 percent to slightly more than . more »»

 
 
 

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Turning the Page

December 26, 2014 As the yearly page turns from 2014 into 2015 on Wednesday night and early Thursday morning, live music events will again be a part of the transition at various venues around the area. more »

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2014 Holiday Tour at Baker Mansion 12-27

Come visit Baker Mansion and enjoy a classic Victorian Holiday with tours, live music, refreshments, and seasonal cheer!

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