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Coroner confirms friar’s suicide

July 1, 2015 HOLLIDAYSBURG — Another friar of the Immaculate Conception Province has died by suicide, Blair County Coroner Patty Ross confirmed Tuesday. The Re. more »»


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Coroner confirms friar’s suicide

July 1, 2015 HOLLIDAYSBURG — Another friar of the Immaculate Conception Province has died by suicide, Blair County Coroner Patty Ross confirmed Tuesday. The Re. more »»

Errors made with Spring Cove district athletic director

July 1, 2015 A series of apparent oversights led to Spring Cove School District Athletic Director Chuck Gojmerac’s departure last week, with the mistakes that might cost the district more than $15,000, the schoo... more »»

No regrets in Valley View Home sale

July 1, 2015 HOLLIDAYSBURG — Blair County commissioners Terry Tomassetti and Diane Meling said Tuesday they were disappointed to learn of the state ban on admissions at Valley View Home and the assignment of a... more »»

Governor to veto entire Republican budget bill

July 1, 2015 HARRISBURG — Democratic Gov. more »»

Bedford County to offer early retirement

July 1, 2015 BEDFORD — Bedford County officials on Tuesday approved the county’s first early retirement program in 20 years, offering long-serving employees a chance to leave while saving payroll expense. more »»

Local Sports

Walk-off walk gives Medicine Shoppe win

July 1, 2015 Andy Scalice walked with the bases loaded, and Tyson Steele scored the game-winning run as Medicine Shoppe/Grandview Meats scored both of its runs in the seventh inning to edge Conrad... more »»

Flash football camp rescheduled

July 1, 2015 LORETTO — Due to inclement weather over the weekend, the Saint Francis University football team’s 7-on-7 passing camp was postponed. The team has announced the reschedule date of Tuesday, July 7. more »»

Suter’s no-hitter salvages City split

June 30, 2015 Shane Suter’s no-hit pitching effort led ProActive Sports to a 1-0 win over Locker Room in the second game of a doubleheader for a split of the Greater City League twinbill at Mansion Park Monday... more »»

Chambers to visit DelGrosso’s

June 30, 2015 TIPTON — The annual Penn State men’s basketball summer outing will be held at DelGrosso’s Amusement Park at 6 p.m. Monday, Aug. 17. more »»

Smith captures 5K sprint event

June 30, 2015 MECHANICSBURG — Stevie Smith kicked off the 25th annual Jake’s Wayback Burgers/Trone Outdoor PA Speedweek series for 410 sprint cars at Williams Grove Speedway on Friday night, taking a $5,000 flag... more »»

Baltimore four-star DT picks Nittany Lions

June 27, 2015 Just like that, Penn State has filled nearly all its 2016 recruiting needs on the defensive line. more »»

Rudel: Well-earned ‘ticket’ to retirement

June 26, 2015 UNIVERSITY PARK — When Bud Meredith began working in the Penn State ticket office 48 years ago, a large section-by-section map of the Beaver Stadium seating plan hung on the wall, and additions and... more »»

Lions snag big DT

June 26, 2015 When Charlotte, N.C. defensive tackle Christian Colon announced he would going public with his college of choice on Independence High School’s senior night, No. more »»

Nittany Lions hire ex-NFL coach Haslett

June 25, 2015 Penn State made an intriguing hire Wednesday, bringing former NFL head coach Jim Haslett on board as a team consultant. more »»

Hancock up for ESPY

June 25, 2015 UNIVERSITY PARK — Penn State women’s volleyball’s Micha Hancock has been nominated for a 2015 ESPY award, presented by ESPN. more »»


Joann H. Cochran

July 1, 2015 Joann H. Cochran, 80, Hastings, formerly of Carson Valley, passed away Monday evening at Conemaugh Miners Medical Center Emergency Room, Hastings. more »»

William F. Hunter

July 1, 2015 William F. Hunter, 84, of 627 W. 15th St., Tyrone, died Monday at Centre Crest, Bellefonte. He was born in Tyrone, son of Richard N. and Bertha M. (Little) Hunter. He married Norma Jean Hooper on Oct. more »»

Jack A. Love

July 1, 2015 Jack A. Love, 82, Bradenton, Fla., passed away Sunday. He was born in Ridgway, son of the late Arthur T. and Edith N. Love. more »»

Mark J. Piatak

July 1, 2015 Mark J. Piatak, 45, Portage, died Monday. He was born in Johnstown, son of Irene (Polk) Piatak and the late William Piatak Sr. more »»

Paul T. Sheffield

July 1, 2015 Paul T. Sheffield, 84, Huntingdon, passed away Sunday evening at Huntingdon Nursing and Rehabilitation Center. He was born in McConnellstown, son of Charles G. and Della (Green) Sheffiel. more »»

Area Life

Keeping things fresh

July 1, 2015 BEDFORD — Raeann Dailey said the first thing she did after finishing her bagel breakfast sandwich was look the restaurant up on Faceboo. more »»

Going natural

June 27, 2015 Craig Cameron is grateful for the evergreen privet shrubs that line his 28th Avenue front yard in Altoona. They hide the overgrown look of his yard. more »»

Wonder and humor dot Pittsburgh artist's work

June 26, 2015 Kathleen Zimbicki picked up oil painting because she wasn’t as good musically as the rest of her family, but her competitive nature made her want to be good at something. more »»

A good mix: Wine and paint events offer new experiences

June 25, 2015 People looking to try a new nightlife option need only pick up a paintbrus. more »»

Writer Larry Kramer 80, but ‘fight’s never over’

June 25, 2015 NEW YORK — He refuses to go quietly into that good night. Larry Kramer continues to rage. more »»

Local Business

Gas prices lowest in decades

July 1, 2015 Beginning today, customers of Peoples Natural Gas will pay the lowest price for natural gas since the mid-1980s. more »»


July 1, 2015 Microtel now open Jaggard Street Realty LLC has opened the new Microtel Inn & Suites by Wyndham at 1601 Valley View Blvd. The hotel is being operated by SKY Hospitality LLC and employs 15. more »»

Tenants committing to former Butterick site

June 30, 2015 The group that owns the former Butterick building on Beale Avenue is filling it back up, with the help of renovations, after the departure in 2013 of major tenant Warnac. more »»


June 30, 2015 WPS Office recognized Photizo Group has recognized WPS Office Solutions of Altoona as a leader in managed print services. more »»

Marcellus-reliant firms resilient

June 28, 2015 Local businesses who work with the Marcellus Shale industry say a significant drop in crude oil prices has had an impact on their business — and one company that had planned on building a plant in... more »»

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