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Murderer petitions for early release

April 16, 2014 HOLLIDAYSBURG — An Altoona man who was sentenced to life behind bars for a murder 27 years ago this month is asking for bail because, he claims, “I have satisfied my sentence. more »»


Local News

Police: Ex-guard gave pills to inmates

April 16, 2014 HOLLIDAYSBURG — A former Blair County Prison guard is behind bars on charges he supplied inmates with pills and tobacco in exchange for drugs. more »»

Spring Cove to hire for Life Skills program

April 16, 2014 ROARING SPRING — Spring Cove School District will hire away at least three staffers from a regional special-education program next week to begin a local replacement, the school board agreed Monday. more »»

Penn Cambria school board approves security upgrades

April 16, 2014 CRESSON — Penn Cambria school board is working on close to $300,000 in summer security upgrades to all of its buildings — a project administrators said has been in the works for some time. more »»

Cresson requests pleas court’s help in settlement dispute

April 16, 2014 CRESSON — A former police chief’s apparent refusal to sign a settlement agreement that would exchange financial compensation for his letter of resignation has forced Cresson Borough officials to... more »»

Local Sports

Hollidaysburg boys basketball coach Mick Pentoney resigns

April 16, 2014 After 14 years and almost 200 wins, boys basketball Mick Pentoney has resigned to pursue other opportunities, according to a press release sent out by Hollidaysburg Area High School athletic directo... more »»

Appleman building a name for himself

April 16, 2014 Fans sitting in the newest section of Penn State’s Beaver Stadium, or listening to the Notre Dame Fight Song near Touchdown Jesus in South Bend, may occasionally entertain thoughts as to the brains... more »»

Clouser, Sharks head to Pa.

April 16, 2014 JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — Brant Clouser’s Arena Football League career will be taking him to Pennsylvania this Saturday. more »»

Mtn. Lions roll past Dragons

April 16, 2014 MARTINSBURG — Altoona swept Central, 25-6, 25-11, 25-12, behind 12 service points and 12 digs from Kody Clawson in high school boys volleyball Tuesday night. more »»

College signing: Ty Miller, Juniata College football

April 16, 2014 Name: Ty Miller High school: Central Hometown: Martinsburg Sport: Football Position: Offensive tackle, defensive guard College choice: Juniata College Other colleges considered: Bloomsburg,... 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 »»


Philip Joseph Baldacchino

April 16, 2014 Feb. 13, 1927 – April 14, 2014 Philip Joseph Baldacchino, 87, Carroll­town, died Monday. He was born in Barnesboro. more »»

Gregory A. Cook

April 16, 2014 Gregory A. Cook, 55, Altoona, formerly of Elizabeth, N.J., died Monday, April 14, 2014, at his residence. Friends will be received from 10 to 11 a.. more »»

Peggy (Detwiler) Gates

April 16, 2014 Dec. 28, 1940 – April 14, 2014 Peggy (Detwiler) Gates, 73, Everett, died Monday. She was the daughter of C. Galen and Grace (Pressel) Detwiler. Surviving are three children: Galen L. Claycomb, Lee . more »»

M. Elayne Gooderham

April 16, 2014 Aug. 16, 1935 – April 14, 2014 M. Elayne Gooderham, 78, Altoona, died Monday. She was born in Ashville, daughter of the late James and Alma (Colbert) Brannigan. She married Richard E. more »»

Mona R. Halerz

April 16, 2014 Feb. 26, 1933 – April 14, 2014 Mona R. Halerz, 81, Gallitzin, died Monday at Windber Hospice. She was born in Altoona, daughter of the late Albert T. and Mary (Tramont) Wilson. more »»

Area Life

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 »»

Earth Matters: Lessons learned from those who came before, come after

April 12, 2014 Too often, we underestimate the impact and worth of our teachers and mentors. Similarly, we do not always realize the great things being done or the lessons being learned by those we mentor. 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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