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Officials announce project for SCI

May 5, 2016 CRESSON — State officials on Wednesday signed over 93 acres of former state prison property to be used for a natural-gas fired power plant. more »»


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Officials announce project for SCI

May 5, 2016 CRESSON — State officials on Wednesday signed over 93 acres of former state prison property to be used for a natural-gas fired power plant. more »»

Tyrone plans field repairs

May 5, 2016 TYRONE — Action is being taken to remedy a deteriorating Tyrone Area football field, which experts said has suffered because of overuse in recent years. more »»

Wolf seeks to stem drug abuse

May 5, 2016 Gov. Tom Wolf is set to meet with political and health care leaders today in Bedford as he crisscrosses the state in an effort to stem the nationwide opioid abuse epidemic. more »»

Strip mall’s electric shut off

May 5, 2016 Logan Town Centre’s restaurant owners and food vendors scrambled Wednesday evening to find places to store their cold food after they were given short notice that power would be shut off because a... more »»

Airline bidding deadline extended

May 5, 2016 MARTINSBURG — The deadline for airlines interested in bidding to provide future passenger flights at the Altoona-Blair County Airport has been extended to May 20. Silver Airways Inc. more »»

Local Sports

Owning the OT: Pens win in OT for 3-1 series lead

May 5, 2016 PITTSBURGH — Patric Hornqvist beat Braden Holtby between the legs 2:31 into overtime to give the Pittsburgh Penguins a 3-2 victory over the Washington Capitals on Wednesday night in Game 4 of the... more »»

Cubs finish off sweep of Pirates

May 5, 2016 PITTSBURGH — The Chicago Cubs are threatening to run away with the NL Central. more »»

Curve rebound with win

May 5, 2016 ERIE — The Curve got a much-needed infusion to the pitching staff and bounced back from one of the worst games in franchise history to pick up a win Wednesday night. more »»

Spieth visits Oakmont

May 5, 2016 OAKMONT — Jordan Spieth briefly weighed the request, then politely declined. Sorry, Spieth just doesn’t feel comfortable posing with the U.S. Open Trophy he won last June at Chambers Bay. more »»

Nyquist draws No. 13 post

May 5, 2016 LOUISVILLE, Ky. — Doug O’Neill was all smiles after early 3-1 favorite Nyquist drew the No. 13 post for the 142nd Kentucky Derby. The number with an unlucky reputation didn’t faze the trainer. more »»

Pitt, Lions to play

May 5, 2016 NEWARK, N.J. — The University of Pittsburgh men’s basketball team will renew its rivalry with in-state foe Penn State Dec. 10 at the 2016 Never Forget Tribute Classi. more »»

PSU-OSU will be in primetime

May 3, 2016 UNIVERSITY PARK — For the fifth consecutive season, Penn State and Ohio State will meet under the lights on ABC, ESPN or ESPN2. more »»

PSU’s Zettel happy to be in Detroit

May 1, 2016 Anthony Zettel is going home to Michigan as an NFL player, and he knows how thrilled his late father would be about that. more »»

Hack lands with Jets

April 30, 2016 Christian Hackenberg’s long and winding, hotly debated road to becoming an NFL draft pick came to an end Friday night with him going midway through the second round to the New York Jets. more »»

Giger: Hackenberg’s draft spot not easy to determine

April 28, 2016 It wouldn’t be shocking to see Christian Hackenberg drafted at the end of the first round tonight, nor would it be shocking if he falls as far as the fourth round. more »»


Gilbert E. Allen

May 5, 2016 Gilbert E. Allen, 81, Altoona, passed away Sunday. He was born in Sheffield, son of the late Benjamin F. and Grace M. (Smedley) Allen. more »»

Pius A. ‘Jack’ Beegle

May 5, 2016 Pius A. “Jack” Beegle, 87, Newry, passed away Wednesday morning at his residence. He was born in Newry, son of Pius M. and Henrietta (Hoover) Beegle. On April 28, 1952, he married Rita D. Sell at S. more »»

Joseph S. Zabinski

May 5, 2016 Joseph S. Zabinski, 37, White Oak, died Saturday at his residence. He was the son of Mary (Jena) Komlenic and the late Stanley Zabinski. Surviving is his girlfriend, Robyn Webber of White Oak. more »»

Steven Eugene Champeno

May 5, 2016 Steven Eugene Champeno, 58, Vero Beach, Fla., formerly of Claysburg and Altoona, went home with the Lord Jesus on May 2, 2016, in Sebastian, Fla. more »»

Mary Louise Lord

May 5, 2016 Mary Louise Lord, Bellwood, died May 3, 2016, at Manor Care Health Services, Chambersburg. She was born in Clearfield, daughter of the late Howard and Melissa (McAninch) Schnars. more »»

Area Life

Monkey bars alert: Study: Playground concussions on the rise

May 5, 2016 CHICAGO — Playground concussions are on the rise, according to a new government study, and monkey bars and swings are most often involved. more »»

My mom is my hero

May 5, 2016 When you’re a kid, your world is built around things that are set in stone. People make you promises, and you expect them to keep them. more »»

Mental health event set at Jaffa Shrine May 12

May 5, 2016 Behavioral health clinicians, mental health clients and the public are invited to attend a day of learning, on May 12 at the Jaffa Shrine, 2200 Broad Ave., Altoona. more »»

Historic Capitol Hotel home to 'amazing eats'

May 4, 2016 HOLLIDAYSBURG — On a recent drizzly day, Kelsey Bender walked a few blocks from her home to enjoy a cheese steak hoagie at Capitol Hotel on the Diamond in downtown Hollidaysburg. more »»

Local production of ‘Spamalot’ to play Mishler

May 4, 2016 From Mirror reports The Tony-award winning musical “Spamalot” is coming to the Mishler Theatre stage in Altoona this summer. more »»

Local Business

Company buys Huntingdon building

May 5, 2016 MOUNT UNION — A Texas-based manufacturing company has announced plans to expand into Huntingdon County. ACProducts Inc. more »»

Development authority approves two loans

May 5, 2016 HARRISBURG — Pennsylvania Industrial Development Authority loans have been approved for two area projects. more »»

Business briefs

May 5, 2016 Chamber sets safety workshop in Duncansville The Blair County Chamber of Commerce will hold a safety workshop “Share the Road” from 7:30-9:30 a.m. May 20 at Hoss’s Steak & Sea House in Duncansvil. more »»


May 4, 2016 Judge to speak to chamber Blair County President Judge Jolene Kopriva will be the featured speaker at the Blair County Chamber of Commerce Breakfast Club at 7:45 a.m. more »»

Sheetz Inc. to hire 8,000

May 3, 2016 On the heels of investing more than $15 million in 2016 to increase employee wages, Sheetz Inc. officials announced Monday the business plans to hire more than 8,000 employees companywide. more »»

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Mayfest, Brian Collins and Green Jelly!

April 29, 2016 An annual springtime festival and two national names visiting area stages highlight area live music activities for this weekend. more »

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