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Oath Keepers group sets local summit

May 31, 2016 One likely guest at this week’s Oath Keepers summit in Greenfield Township offered an intriguing, if vague, piece of advice for those planning to atten. more »»


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Oath Keepers group sets local summit

May 31, 2016 One likely guest at this week’s Oath Keepers summit in Greenfield Township offered an intriguing, if vague, piece of advice for those planning to atten. more »»

Audit says Reade Township Municipal Authority has billing issues

May 31, 2016 An audit requested by Reade Township Municipal Authority board members earlier this year has revealed discrepancies in billing and office practices as well as possible conflicts of interest. more »»

City pays respect to fallen veterans

May 31, 2016 Hundreds of veterans, citizens and children lined 17th Street Monday morning as the Blair County War Veterans Council annual Memorial Day parade passed by. “I never miss. more »»

City Council allocates money for recreation

May 31, 2016 City Council on Wednesday allocated the $10,600 earned by the Goodman Trust Fund in the past year for six projects — all of them to enhance recreation in the city, as required by the fund. more »»

Blair County purchases computers for reassessment

May 31, 2016 HOLLIDAYSBURG — Blair County will buy 34 refurbished desktop computers and lease two printers and one copy/print/fax machine for the forthcoming appeals associated with the reassessment project. more »»

Local Sports

Hensor leads Hornets to final

May 31, 2016 Name: Bryce Hensor School: Juniata Valley Age: 18 Grade: Junior Sport: Baseball Athlete of the week achievement: Hensor went 4-for-7 with two RBIs, four runs scored and four stolen bases in a 5-3 wi... more »»

CC’s Wess shines at state meet

May 31, 2016 Name: Paige Wess School: Central Cambria Age: 15 Grade: Freshman Sport: Track and field Athlete of the week achievement: Wess was part of the gold-medal winning 3200-meter relay at the PIAA Track an... more »»

Meadows uses bat, glove

May 31, 2016 BOWIE, M. more »»

Athletes eyed by military

May 31, 2016 Memorial Day festivities throughout the region this weekend served as a reminder of the service and sacrifice that so many American families have provided in the pursuit of freedom and peace. more »»

Helsel among Mountain League stars

May 31, 2016 Central’s Justin Helsel was selected as a first-team all-star in three events for the boys track and field season (100 dash, long jump, triple jump) when the Mountain League all-stars were recently... 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 »»

PSU softball experiencing glory days

May 10, 2016 Saddle up to a Central Pennsylvania bar and you’ll probably find someone talking about the “Glory Days” – looking back at their time playing high school sports or college athletics. more »»


Arthur C. Beckwith

May 31, 2016 Arthur C. Beckwith, 94, Tyrone, died Saturday at UPMC Altoona. He was born in Taylor Township, son of Cimious A. and Sarah E. (Hardy) Beckwith. He married Frances M. Kolessy. more »»

Fae L. Imler

May 31, 2016 Fae L. Imler, 93, Bedford, died Sunday at Pennknoll Village Nursing Home. She was born in Mount Union, daughter of the late Harry and Edna (Wagner) McDonald. On Nov. more »»

Bertha Mae Reed

May 31, 2016 Bertha Mae Reed, 95, a resident of Polk Center, Polk, since 1936, went to be with the Lord on Tuesday, May 24, 2016, at the center after complications of pneumonia. more »»

Betty J. Rohm

May 31, 2016 Betty J. Rohm, 94, Duncansville, passed away Sunday, May 29, 2016, with her children at her side. Arrangements by Dalla Valle Funeral Service, Everett, are incomplete. more »»

Lynn M. Zapotoczny

May 31, 2016 Lynn M. Zapotoczny, 61, Altoona, died Saturday at her residence. She was born in Altoona, daughter of the late Robert Erndl and Grace Allison. She married Walter J. more »»

Area Life

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: 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 »»

Roth Port to appear at Barnes & Noble

May 28, 2016 Celebrity dog trainer Zak George and award-winning writer Dina Roth Port have collaborated on a dog-training book scheduled for release on June 7. more »»

Local Business

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 »»


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 »»

Planning Commission reviews Chick-fil-A idea

May 27, 2016 Blair County Planning Commission members Thursday gave a favorable review to plans for a new Chick-fil-A restaurant at 106 Sierra Drive, the site of the former Montezuma Mexican Restaurant. more »»

Barn project received positively

May 27, 2016 Blair County Planning Commission members Thursday gave a positive review to a project that calls for the conversion of a barn on Locke Mountain Road into a place that will host weddings and banquet. more »»

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