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FirstEnergy seeks 11.4% rate hike

April 29, 2016 FirstEnergy Corp.’s Pennsylvania utilities — including Penelec — Thursday asked the Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission for a rate increase that would boost the average bill by $23 a month. more »»


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FirstEnergy seeks 11.4% rate hike

April 29, 2016 FirstEnergy Corp.’s Pennsylvania utilities — including Penelec — Thursday asked the Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission for a rate increase that would boost the average bill by $23 a month. more »»

Ironville man pleads to rampage charges

April 29, 2016 HOLLIDAYSBURG — Nobody was physically injured 16 months ago when an Ironville, Tyrone Township, man went on a rampage with a crowbar, destroying the inside of home, damaging numerous vehicles and... more »»

Council introduces Dowlut ordinance

April 29, 2016 City Council on Wednesday introduced an amendment to the zoning ordinance that would rezone a section of Lakemont Terrace from residential to mixed use, while creating a special exception for... more »»

Ex-banker sentenced to prison for a day

April 29, 2016 A former Hollidaysburg banker was sentenced Thursday to serve one day in prison and two years of supervised release on his conviction for misapplication of funds by a bank employee. U.S. more »»

Cesare Battisti passes noise test

April 29, 2016 City Council may be prepared to let the Cesare Battisti club in Eldorado go before the Liquor Control Board to regain permission to hold outdoor musical entertainment. more »»

Local Sports

Voyzey wins gold in Philly

April 29, 2016 PHILADELPHIA — Erika Voyzey celebrated her birthday by signing a Division I track and field scholarship with Miami, Fla. on Wednesday. Voyzey’s high jump prowess is the gift that keeps on giving. more »»

BG’s Talko headed to 6-A final

April 29, 2016 Bishop Guilfoyle freshman tennis player Ryne Talko has made quite an impression in his first season at the high school level, playing as the Marauders’ No. 1 singles player throughout the year. more »»

Voyzey continuing career with Miami

April 28, 2016 TYRONE — It’s been a whirlwind several days for Tyrone Area High School track and field standout Erika Voyze. more »»

Kohler, Tyrone boys capture league crown

April 28, 2016 CLEARFIELD — The Tyrone boys finished ahead of Central to win the team title in the Mountain League Track and Field Championships on Wednesday at Clearfield Area High School. more »»

Golden Tigers stun Lions, 8-3

April 28, 2016 HOLLIDAYSBURG — Hollidaysburg enjoyed one of its best innings of the high school baseball season at an opportune time Wednesday. more »»

Giger: Hackenberg’s draft spot not easy to determine

April 28, 2016 It wouldn’t be shocking to see Christian Hackenberg drafted at the end of the first round tonight, nor would it be shocking if he falls as far as the fourth round. more »»

Tight end off Lions

April 28, 2016 Brent Wilkerson’s career as a Penn State football player is over as the senior tight end was dismissed from the team Wednesday. more »»

Defensive speed is added

April 26, 2016 By Philip Cmor Penn State added a speedy three-star cornerback from the Deep South to its 2017 recruiting class on Monday night. D.J. more »»

Spring kicking into gear in many ways

April 26, 2016 Former NASCAR Cup Champion Tony Stewart plans to retire from the premier stock car series at the end of the 2016 season, but he seemed very glad to be back behind the wheel this weekend at Richmond... more »»

Penn State adds to O-line pledges

April 22, 2016 Penn State filled two slots on its offensive line for its 2017 recruiting class just before its Blue-White Game last Saturday. more »»


John T. Baker

April 29, 2016 John T. Baker, 66, Altoona, passed away unexpectedly Tuesday evening at his home. Friends will be received from 12:30 until the 3 p.m. more »»

Gladys Jane Crittendon

April 29, 2016 Gladys Jane Crittendon, 85, Martinsburg, passed away Tuesday evening, April 26, 2016, at Homewood at Martinsburg. Friends will be received from 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesday, May 11, 2016, at John K. more »»

James A. Faber

April 29, 2016 James A. Faber, 80, Hollidaysburg, died Thursday at his residence. He was born in Erie, son of the late Robert W. and Florence M. (Lashinske) Faber. In 1959, he married Sharon H. more »»

Karen A. Pattillo

April 29, 2016 Karen A. Pattillo, 53, Altoona, died Wednesday morning, April 27, 2016, at UPMC Altoona after a brief illness. Friends will be received from 1 to 3 p.m. more »»

James L. Fillman Jr.

April 29, 2016 James L. Fillman Jr., 39, Ligonier, died Tuesday. He was born in Altoona, son of James L. Fillman of Altoona and the late Sherry Davis Fillman. more »»

Area Life

Student of the month: Nicholas Patrick Philipsburg-Osceola High School

April 28, 2016 Age: 18 Grade: 12 Family: Eugene and Melissa Patrick (parents), Erika and Alison Patrick (sisters) Future goals: To attend Kent State University, major in architecture and earn a master’s degree. more »»

Downtown Night Market: Altoona event promises fun, music and food

April 28, 2016 Food, music and other entertainment, along with shopping opportunities, will be featured at the Downtown Night Market, a relatively new event that promises to show off the amenities of the central... more »»

Brewing up a good time: Hundreds of beers on tap at annual Pints for Pets charity event

April 27, 2016 This year’s Pints for Pets is expecting 90 brewers from as far away as California and could very well sell out, said its chairman. more »»

Earth Matters: Caution must be used when dealing with plastics

April 23, 2016 Plastics have been both a blessing and a curse. Practically nonexistent a century ago, plastics are now part of a large number of man-made items, devices and packages. more »»

Over a barrel: How to reduce runoff at home

April 23, 2016 Joyce Stoehr grew up in the Loop Station area of Hollidaysburg with a farmer for a father who would shut off the pump if he thought his children were using too much water. more »»

Local Business


April 28, 2016 PITTSBURGH F.N.B. net income decreases F.N.B. Corp., parent company of First National Bank of Pennsylvania, reported net income for the first quarter of 2016 totaled $24. more »»

DelGrosso’s water park on track to open

April 28, 2016 TIPTON — The newest addition to DelGrosso’s Amusement Park is set to open one month from today. Construction on the $12. more »»


April 26, 2016 Workshop to aid start-ups HOLLIDAYSBURG — JMG Systems has launched a new workshop in response to an ongoing digital marketing problem for many area small businesse. more »»


April 24, 2016 New hires and promotions -- David A. Graham of Hollidays­burg, has joined MassMutual Financial Group, Pittsburgh, as a financial services professional. more »»

Blair County Non-Profit of the Month

April 24, 2016 Company: CONTACT Altoona Years in Existence: 34 Number of employees: Two full-time staff and more than 75 volunteers Type of nonprofit: Human service agency Populations served: Helpline and... more »»

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