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Internal affairs officer selected for prison board

April 18, 2014 HOLLIDAYSBURG — Sheriff’s Deputy Sam McClure, a 21-year veteran of the Altoona Police Department, was selected by the Blair County Prison Board to become its first internal affairs officer. more »»


Local News

Tyrone Area hosts mock DUI crash

April 18, 2014 TYRONE — With proms and graduations just around the corner, seniors at one local school district got a firsthand lesson in what can happen when people make poor choices and get behind the wheel. more »»

Union: Penelec failing to read house meters often enough

April 18, 2014 In a pre-hearing conference Thursday before a Public Utility Commission judge, the Utility Workers Union of America argued that Penelec has habitually failed to read house meters every other month a... more »»

Resident says state police shot, killed dog

April 18, 2014 ASHVILLE — A woman said state police shot a dog unprovoked Sunday while she was trying to rescue it. Ellen Whited of Gallitzin Township said she was driving home Sunday afternoon about 4:30 p.. more »»

Prison board considers fill-ins for overtime issue

April 18, 2014 HOLLIDAYSBURG — The chairman of the Blair County Prison Board said he wants to determine if the answer to the overtime problem could be the use of fill-in, or part-time workers. more »»

Local Sports

Miscues costly to Curve in setback

April 18, 2014 Nick Kingham pitched just fine, as it relates to throwing the ball from the mound to the plate. Some of his other throws, however, are what got him into trouble Thursday night. more »»

B-A’s Roseborough earns 400th career win

April 18, 2014 PHILIPSBURG — Bailey Swogger (100, 200), Alexis Shade (both hurdles) and Ellen Crook (1600, 3200) won multiple events for the Bellwood-Antis girls’ track and field team as it defeated... more »»

Barton keys Green Hornets sweep

April 18, 2014 ALEXANDRIA — Konner Barton went 5-for-6, had three doubles, drove in nine runs and struck out 11 while pitching a shutout during Juniata Valley’s doubleheader sweep of Glendale in high school... more »»

Claysburg gets by Lady Blue Devils

April 18, 2014 CLAYSBURG — Claysburg-Kimmel’s three-run first inning was enough as it held on to edge Bellwood-Antis, 3-2, in high school softball Thursday. more »»

Bowler of the week

April 18, 2014 Jeff Yothers Series: 825 League: Thursday Classic at Holiday Bowl Residence: Warriors Mark BOW history: Nine times Previous series high: 825 Previous single-game high: 300 Reaction to being BOW: I... 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 »»

Walk-on shines with heavy heart

April 13, 2014 UNIVERSITY PARK — One day, Cole Chiappialle was home with his mom in Beaver Falls. The next day, Chiappialle was getting a call that she was gone. more »»


Michael A. Finelli

April 18, 2014 Michael A. Finelli, 84, Golden LivingCenter-Hillview, formerly of 1039 Third Ave., Altoona, died Wednesday at the center after an extended illness. He was born in Altoona, son of the late Michael A. more »»

Frederick Morgan Jr.

April 18, 2014 Frederick Morgan Jr., 61, Duncansville, passed away Wednesday, April 16, 2014, at UPMC Altoona. Friends will be received from 6 to 8 p.m. Sunday and noon to 2 p.m. more »»

Gloria F. Parks

April 18, 2014 Gloria Faith Parks, 89, Williamsburg, passed away early Thursday morning. She was born in Williamsburg, daughter of Nelson C. and Amy B. (Roush) Parks. more »»

Rose Mary (Delegram) Tripodi

April 18, 2014 Rose Mary (Delegram) Tripodi, 66, formerly of Cresson, died Thursday in Culpeper, Va. She was born in Gallitzin, daughter of the late Peter and Rosanna (Myers) Delegra. more »»

James R. ‘JR’ Robbins

April 18, 2014 James R. “JR” Robbins, 76, Altoona, died Wednesday at Valley View Health and Rehabilitation Center. He was born in Coupon, son of the late William T. and Margaret H. (Squashic) Robbin. more »»

Area Life

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 »»

A natural approach

April 16, 2014 I loved dying Easter eggs as a kid. I can remember laying down sheets of newspaper on the dining room table and setting up mugs, one for each color. more »»

SAMA Night of Distinction honors Altoona site, patrons

April 16, 2014 The Southern Alle­ghenies Museum of Art will host its third annual Night of Distinction on April 26. more »»

Review: ASO finale lauds age, unveils youth

April 15, 2014 The Altoona Symphony Orchestra gave the final performance of its 85th season at the Mishler Theatre on Saturday night. more »»

Women honoring women: WISE Tribute Honorees receive recognition for good works

April 13, 2014 Several local women are getting the recognition they deserve Wednesday. The 2014 WISE Women of Blair County tribute honorees are: Dorothea Nelson of Hollidaysburg, Patricia W. more »»

Local Business

Gov. to attend opening of The Meadows store

April 16, 2014 DUNCANSVILLE — Gov. Tom Corbett will be among a group of elected officials that will be in attendance on Monday as J.. more »»

Creative Pultrusions will make 3-D panels

April 16, 2014 ALUM BANK — Creative Pultrusions Inc. and Ebert Composites Cor. more »»

County to ask for training grant

April 16, 2014 HOLLIDAYSBURG — Blair County is preparing to ask the Pennsylvania District Attorneys Assoc– iation for a $10,000 grant that will be used for training those who work with sexually abused children. more »»

Bellwood firm ‘hale and hearty’

April 13, 2014 BELLWOOD — Donny Beaver has spent his career identifying and solving problems. more »»

Businesses recognized for creating positive impact

April 10, 2014 Numerous local companies are among nominees for the second annual Governor’s Impact Awards. more »»

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Shotgun Shoots 04-23

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