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Van Zandt placed on VA ‘watch’ list

June 1, 2016 The Van Zandt VA Medical Center is in a new “watch” category created by the Department of Veterans Affairs, representing the local hospital’s decline from the VA’s top performance level to the next... more »»

 
 
 

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Van Zandt placed on VA ‘watch’ list

June 1, 2016 The Van Zandt VA Medical Center is in a new “watch” category created by the Department of Veterans Affairs, representing the local hospital’s decline from the VA’s top performance level to the next... more »»

Blair County chooses higher premiums

June 1, 2016 HOLLIDAYSBURG — Blair County is opting to pay the higher of two premiums — almost $20,000 more than a lower priced option — for a variety of insurance coverage in 2016-17. more »»

Volunteers clean up Altoona, local parks

June 1, 2016 If you braved the rain to visit the recent Blair County Arts Festival and entered the hall reserved for scholastic works, you might have noticed a self-portrait by Altoona Area High School senior... more »»

Altoona man pleads to statutory sex assault

June 1, 2016 HOLLIDAYSBURG — An Altoona man will spend one to two years in the Blair County Prison after pleading guilty to statutory sexual assault involving a 15-year-old runaway. more »»

Coroner: Baby dies from SIDS

June 1, 2016 Sudden infant death syndrome was the determination reached in the death of 3-month-old Ireland J. McClane, Blair County Coroner Patty Ross said Tuesday. The girl’s parents, Brian E. and Kelley K. more »»

Local Sports

Hornets defend title

June 1, 2016 Juniata Valley’s Green Hornets picked the right time to play their best baseball of the season. more »»

RubberDucks blast Curve

June 1, 2016 AKRON, Ohio — The Curve found a way to break even with mighty Akron during a series of Western Division heavyweights last week in Altoona, but the RubberDucks continued to show why they’re so good... more »»

Defensive woes doom Lady Panthers

June 1, 2016 BEDFORD — Meyersdale needed only three hits and a little help from Northern Bedford’s defense to defeat the Lady Panthers, 6-4, in a District 5 Class A semifinal softball game on Tuesday at Bedford... more »»

Lilly hurlers combine for one-hitter in win

June 1, 2016 LILLY — Three Conrad Chiropractic/Lilly American Legion pitchers combined on a one-hitter as the home squad defeated Sheetz, 9-0, in Greater City League action on Tuesday. more »»

PSU athletes earn awards

June 1, 2016 UNIVERSITY PARK — Two Penn State student-athletes were named recipients of 2016 Big Ten Post-Graduate Scholarships. more »»

PSU athletes earn awards

June 1, 2016 UNIVERSITY PARK — Two Penn State student-athletes were named recipients of 2016 Big Ten Post-Graduate Scholarships. more »»

Lady Lions edged in lacrosse semis

May 28, 2016 CHESTER — The Penn State women’s lacrosse team ended the game on a 4-0 run but fell a goal shy of forcing overtime in a 12-11 NCAA FInal Four loss to No. more »»

Sex scandal leads Baylor to fire Art Briles, re-assign president

May 26, 2016 WACO, Texas (AP) — Baylor University's board of regents said Thursday that it will fire football coach Art Briles and re-assign university President Kenneth Starr amid questions over the school's... more »»

PSU promotes three staff members

May 17, 2016 UNIVERSITY PARK —?Penn State Director of Athletics Sandy Barbour recently announced the promotion of three Intercollegiate Athletics staff members to Assistant Athletic Directo. more »»

Maryland, PSU get noon kick

May 12, 2016 UNIVERSITY PARK — The game time for the Penn State Football homecoming contest against Maryland Oct. 8 is slated for noon. Television arrangements for the contest will be announced at a later date. more »»

Obituaries

Betty Jean (Lender) Miles

June 1, 2016 Betty Jean (Lender) Miles, 90, a resident of Rosewood Health Center at The Cypress of Raleigh, Raleigh, N.C., passed away Sunday, surrounded by her loving family. more »»

Beverly J. Barr

June 1, 2016 Beverly J. Barr, 74, Michigan, died Sunday, May 22, in Michigan. She was born in Altoona, daughter of the late Michael F. and Josephine (Schmeltzer) Bombay. more »»

Ireland J. McClane

June 1, 2016 Ireland J. McClane, 3 months, died Monday at her residence. She was born Feb. 24, 2016, daughter of Brian E. and Kelley K. (Robison) McClan. more »»

Paul A. Bracken Jr.

June 1, 2016 Paul A. Bracken Jr., 62, Altoona, formerly of Ebensburg, died Sunday at his residence after a lengthy illness. He was born in Johnstown, son of the late Paul A. Sr. and Helen M. (Fox) Bracke. more »»

Darlene K. Marlett

June 1, 2016 Darlene K. Marlett, 69, Altoona, passed away early Saturday morning at Maybrook Hills Health and Rehabilitation Center. She was born in Altoona, daughter of the late Walter and Dorothy McGinnis. more »»

Area Life

Italian and more: Sizzler Pizza in Williamsburg -- specials, pan-crust square cuts are hot here

June 1, 2016 WILLIAMSBURG — Patrons regularly cross the mountain from Huntingdon and Altoona to taste the pan-crust square pizza at Sizzler Pizza. more »»

Take a bow: Best high school musical productions honored

May 30, 2016 As the 11th annual Isaac Awards began Sunday night at the Mishler Theatre in downtown Altoona, master of ceremonies Jonathan O’Harrow, a veteran of many Altoona Community Theatre productions, asked... more »»

Multiple disorders are the rule, not exception

May 29, 2016 Serious mental illnesses, in and of themselves, create significant challenges, not only for individuals suffering from these conditions, but for clinicians attempting to treat the conditions. more »»

National, state and local sources of help/assistance for mental illness

May 29, 2016 National Organization: The National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI). Phone: Toll-free, 1-800-950-NAMI Website: www.nami.org Organization: NAMI Information HelpLine Website: www.nami. more »»

Garden Notes: Mountain laurel bountiful and blooms beautifully

May 28, 2016 Mountain laurel soon will be creating pastel polka dots all along the wood line and in our forest clearings. more »»

Local Business

Briefcase

June 1, 2016 Dickey’s Barbecue Pit plans grand opening Dickey’s Barbecue Pit at Chestnut Avenue and 11th Street downtown, which opened March 31, will hold a grand opening celebration on June 1. more »»

Briefcase

June 1, 2016 Dickey’s Barbecue Pit plans grand opening Dickey’s Barbecue Pit at Chestnut Avenue and 11th Street downtown, which opened March 31, will hold a grand opening celebration on June 1. more »»

Boat, cycle sales promising

May 29, 2016 With warm weather finally arriving, boat, motorcycle and powersports dealers are excited about an increase in business. Growth in U.. more »»

Blair County Nonprofit of the Month

May 29, 2016 Name: Home Nursing Agency Years in existence: 48 Number of employees: 970 Type of Nonprofit: Health and human services Populations served: All ages Area of focus: Assisting the most vulnerable... more »»

Workplace

May 29, 2016 New hires and promotions Penn State Altoona has announced several promotions: -- Jungwoo Ryoo has been promoted to professor of information sciences and technology. more »»

 
 
 

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