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Police: Man scammed elderly

April 23, 2014 An Altoona man convicted last year of scamming people is back in jail and facing new charges. Shawn P. Price, 25, of 110 16th St. more »»


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Two accused of bomb threat in Cambria

April 23, 2014 EBENSBURG — Police have arrested two suspects in connection with a bomb threat that closed the Cambria County Courthouse for hours Tuesday. more »»

Transportation program’s growth to be ‘sustained’

April 23, 2014 HOLLIDAYSBURG — Local PennDOT representatives met with area municipal leaders, police officers and planning agencies to highlight the perks of the recently passed Act 89 transportation funding law... more »»

AG’s office cops to mistake

April 23, 2014 HOLLIDAYSBURG — An agreement approved by a judge late Monday has eliminated a hurdle faced by Dr. more »»

Robbery spree ends in jail time

April 23, 2014 HOLLIDAYSBURG — An East Freedom man this week told Blair County President Judge Jolene G. more »»

Local Sports

Sampson strong on mound

April 23, 2014 Curve pitcher Adrian Sampson did not have a good year at Single-A in 2013, but he’s been one of the biggest surprises in the Eastern League so far this season. He showed why Tuesday night. more »»

Lady Blue Devils hold off West Branch rally

April 23, 2014 MORRISDALE — Anna Wolfe delivered three hits and two RBIs to help Bellwood-Antis hold off West Branch, 6-4, in high school softball Tuesday. more »»

Northern’s Over captures 4 events

April 23, 2014 BELLWOOD — Blake Over won four events — all three jumps and the 110 hurdles — as the Northern Bedford boys edged Bellwood-Antis, 79-71, in a triangular meet, handing the Blue Devils their first... more »»

Bishop Guilfoyle sweeps Rangers

April 23, 2014 SIDMAN — Bishop Guilfoyle Catholic ran its record to 7-1 by sweeping Forest Hills, 25-11, 25-10, 25-15, in high boys volleyball Tuesday. more »»

College signing: Ethan Lewis, La Roche baseball

April 23, 2014 Name: Ethan Lewis High School: Central Hometown: Martinsburg Sport: Baseball Position: Pitcher/outfield College: La Roche Other colleges considered: Lebanon Valley, Slippery Rock Why I picked La... more »»

Nittany Lions, Rutgers will play night game

April 23, 2014 UNIVERSITY PARK — The return of one of Penn State’s long-time rivalries is set for prime time, as the Nittany Lions’ Big Ten Conference opener at Rutgers has been selected as their third night game... more »»

Personally, Franklin a big change from O’Brien

April 15, 2014 James Franklin is going to genuinely love the next 3¢ months until fall camp begins, not just endure them the way Bill O’Brien did. more »»

Strong spring a good sign for DE Barnes

April 14, 2014 UNIVERSITY PARK — Penn State defensive end Deion Barnes sent his D-coordinator, Bob Shoop, a text message Thursday night, explaining how he’s “all about being 100 percent and totally committed to... more »»

Early issues come into focus during Blue’s romp

April 13, 2014 UNIVERSITY PARK — It’s usually not a good idea to read too much into the actual football from the Blue-White Gam. more »»

Franklin touched by support

April 13, 2014 UNIVERSITY PARK — There may be no sporting event in which attendance is more closely tied to the weather than an annual spring football game, and when James Franklin awoke to a gorgeous blue and... more »»


Jean M. Holtz

April 23, 2014 July 16, 1931 – April 21, 2014 Jean M. Holtz, 82, Hastings, died Monday. She was born in Niagara Falls, N.Y., daughter of Walter and Edna Kirsch. Surviving are her husband, Bill J. more »»

Robert W. ‘Rab’ Jasper

April 23, 2014 Robert W. “Rab” Jasper, 94, a resident of the Hollidaysburg Veterans Home, formerly of Blain City, Coalport RD, died Tuesday, April 22, 2014, at the home. more »»

Dale L. O’Donnell

April 23, 2014 Dec. 13, 1952 – April 21, 2014 Dale L. O’Donnell, 61, Coalport, died Monday. He was born in Ginter, son of the late Dean L. and Bertha J. (Roseweir) O’Donnell. more »»

Walter R. ‘Wally’ Porter

April 23, 2014 Walter R. “Wally” Porter, 86, passed away peacefully Saturday, April 19, 2014, at his home in Levittown surrounded by his family. more »»

Eugene R. Siters

April 23, 2014 Eugene R. Siters, 83, Bellwood, died April 9, 2014, at UF Health Shands Hospital, Gainesville, Fla. A funeral Mass will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Saturday, April 26, 2014, at St. more »»

Area Life

Gallitzin Sportsmen’s Club preps third Wine Fest

April 23, 2014 When Ray and Kim McCloskey first took the idea of having a wine festival fundraiser to the board of the Gallitzin Sports­men’s Club, there were some doubts. more »»

Dig in! It’s time to plan, plant, nurture, grow

April 20, 2014 For many, the zing in the air this time of year has them rushing to their area garden shops for supplies, eager to add new life to their dreary landscape. more »»

Garden Notes: Carrots have reputation as difficult to grow for gardeners

April 19, 2014 “A fit of patriotism hundreds of years ago gave us the short end of the carrot stick. more »»

Aged artistry: Ancient Japanese technique of shibori revisited, revamped

April 19, 2014 NEW YORK — From tablecloths to duvet covers, iPhone cases to wallpaper and startling calf-skin wall hangings, the ancient Japanese resist-dying technique of shibori has gone mainstream. more »»

Female-focused expo set for April 26

April 17, 2014 TYRONE — An inaugural health expo aimed at educating and empowering women will take place next week. more »»

Local Business

Local election officers await decision

April 23, 2014 As officials in small counties expressed deep concern this week with the limited time left to order primary ballots, state officials announced that they're set to certify the forms statewide —... more »»

Glendale authority gets $2.4M in loans, grants

April 23, 2014 FLINTON — Glendale Valley Municipal Authority customers will see much smaller increases in their bills thanks to $2.4 million in grants and loans approved Tuesday. more »»

FNB Corp. declares dividend

April 23, 2014 HERMITAGE — The board of directors of F.N.B. Corp. declared a quarterly cash dividend of $18.13 per share on F.N.B. Corp.’s Non-Cumulative Perpetual Preferred Stock, Series . more »»

Chamber plans career fair

April 23, 2014 The Blair County Chamber of Commerce BASICS (Businesses and Schools Investing in Cooperative Solutions) program, in partnership with the six Rotary Clubs of Blair County, will hold the first-ever... more »»

Edward Jones plans event

April 23, 2014 DUNCANSVILLE — Dwight L. Kennedy, a local Edward Jones financial adviser, will host a coffee club at 9 a.m. Thursday at his office near the Meadows Intersection at 104 Hollidaysburg Plaz. more »»

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