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Fred E. Hale Sr.

July 29, 2015 Fred E. Hale Sr., 76, Altoona, passed away Tuesday at UPMC Altoona after an extended illness. He was born in Altoona, son of the late Charles and Margaret (Walls) Hal. more »»

Eichelberger all wrong

July 29, 2015 I am repulsed by Sen. John H. Eichelberger Jr.’s attitude towards teachers. My daughter is a teacher, and I see first-hand all the work involved in educating our children. more »»

Vickie E. Grazier

July 29, 2015 Vickie E. Grazier, 68, Bellwood, died unexpectedly Monday at UPMC Altoona. She was born in Maryland, daughter of the late Ross O. and Alice Marjorie (Zimmerman) Schmidt. She married Jerry M. more »»

Trump following code ‘of self promotion’

July 29, 2015 I am writing to express my deep distress and offense taken to comments recently offered by presidential candidate Donald Trump at a forum in Iow. more »»

Beverly A. Frederick

July 29, 2015 Beverly A. Frederick, 71, Gallitzin, died Monday at UPMC Altoona. She was born in Sankertown, daughter of Joseph and Elda (VanBlargan) Harber. more »»

George L. Cardone

July 29, 2015 George L. Cardone, 95, Altoona, died Tuesday, July 28, 2015, at The Lutheran Home at Hollidaysburg. Friends will be received from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. more »»

Ronald E. Smith

July 29, 2015 Ronald E. Smith, 89, Summerville, died Sunday. He married Florence Shilling on Feb. 4, 1948. more »»

Audrey Louise (Glass) Pyo

July 29, 2015 Audrey Louise (Glass) Pyo, 80, Lilly, left the world on Tuesday in her home surrounded by her loving family. She was born in Cresson, daughter of the late Francis Leo and Ruth Marie (Eckenrode) Glass. more »»

Charles J. ‘Chuck’ Wilk

July 29, 2015 Charles J. “Chuck” Wilk, 87, Cresson, died Sunday at the Hollidaysburg Veterans Home. He was born in Cresson, son of the late Stanley T. and Helen M. (Goral) Wil. more »»

Penn State Altoona neighborhoods ‘overrun’

July 28, 2015 Concerning student housing: We live in close proximity to Penn State Altoona campus. From June through August, it is one of the nicest neighborhoods in town — no wild parties breaking up at 4 a.m. more »»

Fort Roberdeau not place for playground

July 28, 2015 An urban-style playground at Fort Roberdeau? That’s an anachronism. It just flat out does not belong there. more »»

‘Student slums’ haven’t become problem here

July 27, 2015 The Pennsylvania House Local Government Committee is conducting hearings regarding the student housing regulations that municipalities have enacted. more »»

Tea party thrives on intimidation

July 25, 2015 Late last month, I had the opportunity to attend a Meet the Candidates night sponsored by the Blair County Tea Party. more »»

Officer got raw deal for doing his job

July 24, 2015 I’m confused. On Feb. 11, 2015, Allen Mowery admitted to acting belligerently when he was arrested by Mark Sprouse and two other Altoona police officers. more »»

Flip side of development

July 24, 2015 I was surprised to read Dr. Dr. Mohammad Dowlut wanted to build a cabinet manufacturing shop in this nice area. What a shame. Businesses seem to forget about the good people of Altoona. more »»

Closing St. Patrick would be injustice

July 23, 2015 The impact of a school closing may seem minute and little cause for people to react. Think it over carefully. In the case of St. more »»

America must stand up, and not lose its voice

July 23, 2015 America needs to wake up. We, the people, need to stand up to our government and let it know that we are supposed to control it, and not it controlling us. more »»

Better alternative to fixing Frankstown Bridge

July 22, 2015 The bridges of Blair County — it may sound like the title of a wildly popular book of about a decade or so ago — is very important to the taxpayers of this county and the residents of the East Loop... more »»

Act getting old

July 22, 2015 I’m getting a little tired of reading about the teachers and state Sen. John H. Eichelberger Jr. more »»

Save St. Pat’s School

July 22, 2015 How often have each of us felt defeated or that we’ve sort of lost our way? During those times, somehow someone is sent to guide or help us with our problems or concerns. more »»

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