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Baez turns emotional at sentencing

January 31, 2015 HOLLIDAYSBURG — Hugo Baez was stoic throughout his December trial for the murder of William Solomon, but on Friday, just before being sentenced to 30-60 years in prison, Baez put his head on the... more »»


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Baez turns emotional at sentencing

January 31, 2015 HOLLIDAYSBURG — Hugo Baez was stoic throughout his December trial for the murder of William Solomon, but on Friday, just before being sentenced to 30-60 years in prison, Baez put his head on the... more »»

Blair approves Easter Seals lease transfer

January 31, 2015 HOLLIDAYSBURG — Blair County commissioners approved and signed documents Friday that will allow the Tyrone Regional Health Network to take over the lease and use of the Easter Seals building along... more »»

YTI students show off skills

January 31, 2015 By the time the award ceremony began, Heather Dougherty’s fingernails had no more nail polish on them for her to nervously pick off. more »»

Police: Daughter reported father’s drunken driving

January 31, 2015 HOLLIDAYSBURG — A Clearfield County man is facing charges after state police say his daughter called police to report he was driving drunk. Dennis R. more »»

Police: Students used stolen PSU ID at several businesses

January 31, 2015 Five Penn State Altoona students face conspiracy, fraud and theft-related charges after police say they used a stolen Penn State ID at several area businesses. more »»

Local Sports

Tigers prevail again

January 31, 2015 HOLLIDAYSBURG — As soon as the shot left her hand, Sierra Kirsch cringed. “I knew it wasn’t going in,” Kirsch said. “I kind of rolled my eye. more »»

Win puts Eagles in first place

January 31, 2015 TYRONE — The calendar hasn’t flipped to February yet, but a playoff-type atmosphere certainly enveloped the Tyrone Area High School gymnasium for the Golden Eagles’ Mountain League showdown with... more »»

B-A dominating ICC foes

January 31, 2015 BELLWOOD — The Lady Blue Devil Express continues to roll. Juniata Valley’s youthful Lady Hornets are the latest to succumb to the Bellwood-Antis pressure. more »»

Charge dropped against ex-Steeler Blount

January 31, 2015 PITTSBURGH — Prosecutors have dropped a marijuana charge against New England Patriots running back LeGarrette Blount that stemmed from an August arrest with former Pittsburgh Steelers teammate... more »»

Blue Devils deliver in first-place showdown

January 31, 2015 MORRISDALE — With first place in the Inter-County Conference North Division on the line, Bellwood-Antis traveled to one-loss West Branch on Friday night. more »»

Nittany Lions edge Michigan

January 31, 2015 ANN ARBOR, Mich. — The Penn State Nittany Lion wrestling team won four of the first five bouts and six of 10 overall to down No. 15 Michigan for a Big Ten dual meet win on Friday night. more »»

Recruit leaves Pitt for Lions

January 27, 2015 Some nasty weather didn’t stop Penn State football coach James Franklin. Franklin ventured out into the snowstorm on Monday, heading to western PA. more »»

Penn State addresses needs on defensive line

January 26, 2015 Penn State came into this key recruiting weekend hoping to increase the overall upside of its 2015 class and to fill a gaping void with the days winding down until signing da. more »»

No. 2 Gophers nip Lions

January 26, 2015 UNIVERSITY PARK — Going up against a Minnesota team ranked second and with three top-ranked wrestlers in its lineup, Penn State faced an uphill battle to pick up a victory Sunday afternoon at a... more »»

Lady Lions earn 2nd straight win

January 26, 2015 UNIVERSITY PARK — Sophomore Alex Harris came off the bench to score 11 points and grab 10 rebounds for her first career double-double, and sophomore Kaliyah Mitchell grabbed a career-high 15 boards... more »»


Andrew P. Campbell

January 31, 2015 Andrew P. Campbell, 49, Loretto, died Wednesday. He was born in Altoona, son of the late Bernard and Mary (McConnell) Campbell. more »»

Sister M. Elizabeth Daher

January 31, 2015 Sister M. Elizabeth Daher, 86, Pittsburgh, a member of the Sisters of the Holy Family of Nazareth for 66 years, died on Jan. 8, 2015. Surviving are a brother, John (Judi) Daher of Lansing, Mic. more »»

William Roy Drugg

January 31, 2015 William Roy Drugg, 88, Altoona, passed away early Friday morning, Jan. 30, 2015, at UPMC Altoona. Friends will be received from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Monday, Feb. more »»

Virginia R. ‘Ginny’ Kostan

January 31, 2015 Virginia R. “Ginny” Kostan, 84, Portage, died Thursday. She was born in Kewanee, Ill., daughter of Rollin and Eleanor Snider. Surviving are children: James A. Jr. more »»

Margaret ‘Marge’ Tokarchic

January 31, 2015 Margaret “Marge” Tokarchic, 90, Coalport, died Thursday. She was born in Madera, daughter of John and Catherine Kashien. more »»

Area Life

Earth Matters: Energy sources have checkered past in Pennsylvania

January 31, 2015 Energy, economics and politics have made strange bedfellows for centuries. The peculiar dynamics among the three have historically been especially interesting in this part of the United States. more »»

Fundraiser for sick boy Saturday

January 30, 2015 CRESSON — A fundraiser will be held from 1 to 4 p.m. Saturday at the Cresson American Legion Post 238, 222 Ashcroft Ave., for a 5-year-old boy who was diagnosed with Ewing’s sarcoma on Oct. 30. more »»

Student of the Month: Ali Feathers Claysburg-Kimmel Junior Senior High School

January 29, 2015 Grade: Senior Age: 17 Chosen for: In addition to being an honors student, Ali’s greatest accomplish is her servant leadershi. more »»

Initiating imagination: Gallery exhibit ‘empowers’ student artists

January 29, 2015 HOLLIDAYSBURG – Knowing her mixed-media work entitled “Obsession” is displayed at a local gallery, Hannah Myers said she is excited that the community supports the arts. more »»

Talented and mysterious: Area autistic artist's artwork on display locally

January 25, 2015 By the time Matthew McCoy was 5, he was meticulous with his toys. Too meticulous, his parents noticed. more »»

Local Business

Sheetz opening concept restaurant in State College

January 30, 2015 STATE COLLEGE — Sheetz Inc. will open a new concept restaurant with a beer cave in downtown State College this fall, company officials announced. The concept restaurant at 129 1/2 S. Pugh St. more »»

Landolfi opening at new location

January 30, 2015 The long-vacant former Altoona YWCA building on Union Avenue has a new occupant. Guy J. Landolfi CPA, CFP will open for business Monday at the 224 Union Ave. locatio. more »»

Mobile provider TracFone to pay $40M in federal settlement

January 29, 2015 WASHINGTON — The nation’s largest prepaid mobile provider, TracFone Wireless, will pay $40 million to settle government claims that it misled millions of smartphone customers with promises of... more »»

Business briefs, Jan. 29

January 29, 2015 huntingdon ServeSafe food safety training certification session set Penn State Cooperative Extension will offer a ServSafe Food Safety Certification Training course from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Feb. more »»

Norfolk Southern 4Q profit flat

January 27, 2015 OMAHA, Neb. — Norfolk Southern Cor. more »»

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