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State praises county’s drug court

September 28, 2016 HOLLIDAYSBURG — The operation of a drug court generates a savings to county taxpayers in the form of reduced jail time for nonviolent offenders and less recidivism, a state Supreme Court justice sai... more »»

 
 
 

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State praises county’s drug court

September 28, 2016 HOLLIDAYSBURG — The operation of a drug court generates a savings to county taxpayers in the form of reduced jail time for nonviolent offenders and less recidivism, a state Supreme Court justice sai... more »»

Assistant superintendent leaving AASD

September 28, 2016 Altoona Area Assistant Superintendent Luke Lansberry is now the superintendent of DuBois Area School Distric. more »»

Martinsburg teen wearing clown mask facing charges

September 28, 2016 A teenager faces charges after he allegedly put on a clown mask and brandished a gun outside a home in Martinsburg. Seth R. Gunnett, 18, of 108 E. Julian St. more »»

Parties divided over debate’s winner

September 28, 2016 As Donald Trump defended his performance and Hillary Clinton’s allies blanketed the airwaves with continuing attacks Tuesday, local supporters boosted their candidates following the previous night’s... more »»

Permission attained to close bridges

September 28, 2016 HOLLIDAYSBURG — Blair County is closing a historic pedestrian bridge in Tyrone and submitting a permit request to the state for permission to tear down a swinging pedestrian bridge in Frankstown... more »»

Local Sports

Franklin: ‘Take a deep breath’

September 28, 2016 James Franklin apparently knows full well how much unrest there is in the Penn State fan base following a 49-10 loss at Michigan, and the coach did his best to ease some of the anxiety Tuesday. more »»

Cubs keep winning

September 28, 2016 PITTSBURGH — Chris Coghlan hit a three-run triple and John Lackey worked in and out of trouble over five innings, helping the Chicago Cubs beat the reeling Pittsburgh Pirates, 6-4, on Tuesday night. more »»

Perry, McClain pace Lady Tigers over Punxsy

September 28, 2016 PUNXSUTAWNEY — Hollidaysburg’s Bridget Perry claimed first place in 21:26, and Sierra McClain finished second at 21:46 as Hollidaysburg defeated Punxsutawney, 26-29, in high school girls cross... more »»

Robertson earns ICC medalist

September 28, 2016 TYRONE — Everett’s Zach Robertson claimed medalist honors by shooting a 79 at the Inter-County Conference Championships held at the Sinking Valley Country Club in high school golf on Tuesday. more »»

CC edges Penn Cambria

September 28, 2016 EBENSBURG — Kaitlyn Long and Mary Beth Woods each netted two goals as Central Cambria held off Penn Cambria, 4-3, and improved to 8-2 in high school girls soccer on Tuesday. more »»

Franklin: ‘Take a deep breath’

September 28, 2016 James Franklin apparently knows full well how much unrest there is in the Penn State fan base following a 49-10 loss at Michigan, and the coach did his best to ease some of the anxiety Tuesday. more »»

What’s wrong? Injuries, bad luck or something more?

September 28, 2016 UNIVERSITY PARK — A capsule look at James Franklin’s weekly news conference. more »»

O-line shuffle begins

September 27, 2016 Penn State’s depth chart released early each week isn’t always the most reliable indicator of who will start on Saturday, but there are some noteworthy changes on the one revealed Monday night. more »»

Calm down on firing Franklin talk

September 26, 2016 Fire James Franklin. Fire Mike Tomlin. Fire Clint Hurdle. Fire every coach who suffers an embarrassing loss or fails to win a championship. No. No. Calm down. Relax. Be patient. Sports are har. more »»

We are ... embarrassed

September 25, 2016 ANN ARBOR, Mich. — Trace McSorley described the debacle best. “It’s embarrassing,” Penn State’s quarterback said. “I’m sorry to all our fans how we came out and played. more »»

Obituaries

Ruth ‘Joan’ Hite

September 28, 2016 Ruth “Joan” Hite, 83, Altoona, passed away Monday at her residence. She was born in Altoona, daughter of the late James C. and Sadie M. (Cashman) Powell. On June 19, 1951, she married . more »»

Germaine K. ‘Gerry’ Vigne

September 28, 2016 Germaine K. “Gerry” Vigne, 85, Coalport, died Monday at her residence. She was born in Coalport, daughter of the late John and Frances (Harding) Flynn. Surviving are three children: John M. more »»

Robert C. Brunner

September 28, 2016 Robert C. Brunner, 77, Martinsburg, went to be with the Lord on Sept. 21, 2016, at his residence. He was born in Altoona, son of the late Chester and Ruth A. (Parsons) Brunner. more »»

Larry Mark Robinson

September 28, 2016 Larry Mark Robinson, 70, La Plata, Md., died Sunday. He was born in Atlanta, Ga., son of Rheba (Coker) Boss and the late Rudy A. Robinson. more »»

James M. McDonald Ph.D.

September 28, 2016 James Melvin McDonald Ph.D., 91, Altoona, passed away Friday at his residence after a courageous battle with lung cancer. more »»

Area Life

History served: Cooking up 18th-century dinner is hard, but fun and educational

September 28, 2016 SINKING VALLEY — The hostess warned: Don’t fill up on the first course. It was hard not to because you wanted to taste everything — all 10 dishe. more »»

Area man to compete on ‘Voice’

September 24, 2016 Viewers of NBC’s “The Voice” will see some local musical talent this season. more »»

Earth Matters: Hottest summer calls to remembrance coldest summer

September 24, 2016 Summer officially ended on Thursday, and it will most likely mark the conclusion of the warmest summer season since worldwide records began in 1880. more »»

‘Star’-filled nights: Special ASO concerts to feature music of John Williams

September 24, 2016 The Altoona Symphony Orchestra is bringing back its former conductor to lead a special pops concert weekend series that also will feature a former area resident who has gone on to a successful piano... more »»

Out of the box: Chase Bryant playing BJC with Rascal Flatts

September 22, 2016 Diehard country fans who helped make up-and-coming star Chase Bryant’s debut single “Take It On Back” a top 10 hit in 2014 may not like his latest sexy and bluesy “Room to Breathe. more »»

Local Business

Local business briefs

September 28, 2016 CareerLink books workshop to help interviewing, research Pennsylvania CareerLink Blair County will conduct a job fair success workshop at 10 a.m. Oct. 7 at 3001 Fairway Drive. more »»

Engineers to join Hall of Fame

September 25, 2016 Editor’s note: This is the first in a series on businesses that will be inducted into the Blair County Chamber of Commerce Business Hall of Fame on Oct. 24 at the Blair County Convention Center. more »»

Blair County Nonprofit of the Month

September 25, 2016 Name: Society of St. more »»

Workplace

September 25, 2016 New hires and promotions -- Dr. Melissa Murray was recently appointed associate vice president of External Affairs at Pennsylvania Highlands Community College. more »»

PGP to supply CO2 to CCPI

September 23, 2016 From Mirror staff reports CLEARFIELD — A company will construct a liquid carbon dioxide and dry ice manufacturing facility adjacent to a Clearfield County ethanol plant. more »»

 
 
 

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AVSA Shotgun Shoot 09-28

The fall shoots run each Wednesday at 7 pm from until Nov. 23. $10 for 5 Meat Rounds and 1 Money Round. Located 1.5 miles from the Allegro Restaurant heading towards the Horseshoe Curve, Altoona. All ages welcome to attend! Fresh prizes provided by Blocher's Meat Market. more »


 
 
 
 
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