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Sales likely to establish record

June 27, 2016 With the Independence Day holiday falling on a Monday, sales of consumer fireworks are likely to hit a record. more »»


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Sales likely to establish record

June 27, 2016 With the Independence Day holiday falling on a Monday, sales of consumer fireworks are likely to hit a record. more »»

C-K tax shift raising questions

June 27, 2016 The last time a tax shift spurred cross-county protest in the Claysburg-Kimmel School District, Sir Mix-a-Lot’s “Baby Got Back” topped the charts and an Arkansas governor named Bill Clinton was abou... more »»

Altoona native wields special kind of power in mideast

June 27, 2016 At first, Ted Kattouf thought the Kennedy-Lugar Youth Exchange & Study program wouldn’t work. Kattouf, an Altoona native and former U.. more »»

Weekend crashes result in six deaths

June 27, 2016 Police reported a number of serious or fatal crashes involving motorcycles over the weekend, with at least six people killed and one person wounded. more »»

Weekly crime roundup

June 27, 2016 Altoona police May 25 ? Drugs: 1100 block 16th St., 1100 block 16th St., 1100 block 16th St., 1100 block 16th St. ? Lewdness: 16th St. ? Theft: 2800 block Beale Ave., 400 block Hudson Ave. more »»

Local Sports

Curve move into first place with win at Bowie

June 27, 2016 BOWIE, Md. — One month ago, the possibility of the Curve being in first place right now seemed crazy. more »»

Area youth baseball

June 27, 2016 Logan Township Major League W-L Razors Edge 16-1 Geig Law 12-4 McCloskey Remodeling 8-7 Barton’s Plumbing 9-8 Petermans Florist 8-8 Sheetz 3-14 Cumming Motors 1-15 RESULTS McCloskeys Remodeling 7,... more »»

Dick’s rallies for victory; Locker Room scores 14

June 27, 2016 Dick’s Pharmacy came from behind, scoring seven times in the bottom of the sixth, to take down Sheetz, 16-10 in George B. Kelley Baseball Federation action on Sunday at Vets Field. A.J. more »»

Railbirds edge Barton’s in 8

June 27, 2016 Cam Malone scored on a wild pitch with two outs to lift Railbirds over Barton’s Plumbing, 5-4, in Altoona AAABA play at Juniata on Sunda. more »»

Patton, Ebensburg split pair

June 27, 2016 EBENSBURG — Josh Serafin hit a grand slam in the fifth inning to pick up four of his six RBIs for Patton in its 13-3 victory over Ebensburg in the second game of a Cambria County American Legion... more »»

Battle goes on: QB race to extend into camp

June 24, 2016 UNIVERSITY PARK — Trace McSorley outplayed Tommy Stevens by such a wide margin in the Blue-White Game that just about everyone has assumed that McSorley will be Penn State’s starting quarterback thi... more »»

Lady Lions opening at Drexel

June 24, 2016 UNIVERSITY PARK — Eight home tilts, three true road game and a trip to the San Juan Shootout all highlight the 2016-17 non-conference schedule for head coach Coquese Washington and the Penn State... more »»

Volleyball at Olympics has 3 Lions

June 22, 2016 COLORADO SPRINGS, CO — Three Penn State alums were recently named to the USA men’s volleyball team which is preparing for the Olympic games in Brazil this August. more »»

Sports at a glance

June 20, 2016 HERSHEY — Penn State has one big-time running back in rising sophomore Saquon Barkley. It looks like another will be joining him in the coming months. more »»

McCort falls short

June 17, 2016 UNIVERSITY PARK — Ethan Pritchett pitched a complete-game three-hitter to lift Neumann-Goretti to a 3-0 victory over Bishop McCort in the PIAA Class AA baseball championship game on Thursday at... more »»


Ronald V. Diehl

June 27, 2016 Ronald V. Diehl, 48, Duncansville, died Saturday at UPMC Altoona. He was born in Altoona, son of Richard V. and Patricia Madigan Diehl. He married Lori F. Arnold February 14, 1997, in Canan Station. more »»

William P. ‘Bill’ Heininger

June 27, 2016 William P. “Bill” Heininger, 23, Altoona, died Saturday morning, June 25, 2016, in Altoona as the result of a motorcycle-automobile accident. Friends will be received from 4 to 8 p.. more »»

Dora A. Rosian

June 27, 2016 Dora A. Rosian, 90, Patton, passed away Thursday at home. She was born in East Carroll Township, daughter of Florest and Pearl (Beckwith-Weeks) Gobert. more »»

Thomas B. Kenney Jr.

June 27, 2016 Thomas B. Kenney Jr., 65, passed away Friday, June 24, 2016, in Black Lick Township, as a result of injuries from an automobile accident. He was born in Altoona in 1951, son of Thomas B. Sr. more »»

Shirley A. Gardner

June 26, 2016 Shirley A. Gardner, 71, Alexandria, passed away Friday at J. C. Blair Memorial, Huntingdon. She was born in Altoona, daughter of the late Dominick and Linda (Frederick) Uliano. She married John R. more »»

Area Life

Garden Notes: Story proves pesticides bad for bees, bad for husbands

June 25, 2016 This is a story about what can happen to your toothbrush when you ignore the rules for using pesticides. For 46 years, the husband and wife have lived on the small farm at the end of the lane. more »»

Freedom in harmony: Patriotic music on tap for Independence Day celebrations

June 25, 2016 The Hollidaysburg Community Band will represent the state of Pennsyl­vania at a national celebration of music near the Lincoln Memorial in Washington D.C. on July 3. more »»

Thunder coming: Johnstown expecting record crowds for motorcycle rally this weekend

June 23, 2016 Thunder in the Valley is roaring toward Johnstown at lightning speed. Today through Sunday, bikers will descend upon the town for four days of music, stunt shows, parades and entertainmen. more »»

Joe Wicks: ‘Trying to get whole world lean’

June 23, 2016 LONDON — With over a million Instagram followers and a best-selling book, Joe Wicks is back for round two with “Lean in 15: The Shape Plan,” released earlier this month. more »»

In a pickle? Don’t be sour, make them yourself

June 22, 2016 In the world of summer barbecues, the pickle hardly plays a starring role. more »»

Local Business

Blair County Nonprofit of the Month

June 26, 2016 Name: Catholic Charities Inc. more »»


June 26, 2016 New hires and promotions -- Shannon Vitovich has been named Cardiac Catheterization Lab manager for the new Chan Soon-Shiong Medical Center at Windber facility that is planned to open this fall. more »»


June 24, 2016 Johnstown Sales pitch focus of session Brian Law, president of Prime Design Solutions, will share his expertise in developing a sales pitch that’s short enough to be delivered during an elevator rid... more »»


June 23, 2016 WE-LEaD hosting event The next WE-LEaD Networking event will be held 5-7 p.m. Tuesday on the patio at Park Hills Golf Club. The cost to attend is $20 for chamber members and $40 for nonmembers. more »»

Barber school flourishing

June 19, 2016 Terry E. Green was looking for a second career. So Green, 50, enrolled at Martin’s Barber School in Huntingdon. more »»

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