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Medic readjusting after experiences

May 25, 2015 Growing up on a farm in the cultural backwater of Friends Cove in Bedford County, Sarah Baker was conscious that her view of the world was restricted. more »»

Grant could add drug program

May 25, 2015 HOLLIDAYSBURG — The Blair County Drug and Alcohol Program will apply for a state grant that would allow the county prison to begin a Vivitrol program as treatment for addiction to opioids like... more »»

Town reeling after deaths

May 25, 2015 WILLIAMSBURG — With funeral services set for two young Williamsburg residents and two more receiving intensive hospital care, the grieving process for their small town has only just begun, community... more »»

Penn Cambria student restores cemetery

May 25, 2015 LORETTO — It was back in August of 2013 that dedicated relatives and residents in the Loretto- Chest Springs area started to restore “The Forgotten Graves of the Alleghenies” that was established in... more »»

Police: Burglar returned stolen truck

May 25, 2015 BELLWOOD — An unidentified burglar entered a PennDOT yard in Antis Township late Saturday night, damaged property and drove a PennDOT truck 37 miles before returning the vehicle to its original... more »»

Shoplifting challenges retailers

May 24, 2015 As long as stores offer products for people to browse and buy, there will likely always be someone looking to find that “five-finger discount. more »»

Accident scene ‘a real mess’

May 24, 2015 WILLIAMSBURG — Two people were killed and two more left with severe injuries early Saturday after a violent high-speed crash in Catharine Township. more »»

Authority pursuing on-site lodging

May 24, 2015 The Blair County Convention Center and Sports Facilities Authority has authorized the placement of a legal advertisement, stating its interest in working with a party interested in building an... more »»

Attorney General’s office requests records from Lilly

May 24, 2015 Lilly War Memorial Association officials said their growing membership should be seen as a community success story. more »»

Spring Cove board prepares $4.7M bond for work at two schools

May 24, 2015 ROARING SPRING — Spring Cove School District administrators are finalizing the terms of a $4.7 million general obligation bond that’s set to pay for extensive buildings renovations this summe. more »»

Tyrone parents upset about nurse certification issues

May 24, 2015 TYRONE — When your daughter comes home at 10 p.m, tired after a day of high school and part-time job, it can be difficult to get important information from her about school. more »»

Williamsburg grocery store moving to Martinsburg

May 24, 2015 WILLIAMSBURG —Williamsburgás loss is Martinsburgás gain. Tim Cleveland and Gerald Slick, partners of C&S Family Markets, are in the process of selling the Williamsburg market to Dollar General Corp. more »»

Thought of being outside unbearable

May 24, 2015 Even though we’re still in May, I have been outside way more than I would ever desire to be in my lifetime because of the nice weather. more »»

AASD to hire four elementary teachers

May 24, 2015 The Altoona Area School District is hiring four new elementary teachers to address enrollment increases. more »»

Portage changes policy on grads using school district gym

May 24, 2015 PORTAGE — Graduated Portage Area student athletes are not allowed to continue using a district gym when they return home from college on breaks. more »»

Ex-Irvin staffer points to Fleck

May 24, 2015 A junior staffer for state Rep. more »»

Magisterial district judges

May 24, 2015 Filed before Altoona Magisterial District Judge Jeffrey P. Auker: — Mark . more »»

Tea party sets meeting

May 24, 2015 The Blair County Tea Party’s meeting will be held at 7 p.m. Tuesday at the Holiday Inn Express in Altoona. more »»

Juniata Memorial Spray Park opens

May 23, 2015 Five years ago, when the Central Blair Recreation and Park Commission learned that the filtration system of Memorial Pool in Juniata was beyond repair — and that the pool might not re-open —... more »»

Alleged dealer tries to skirt law

May 23, 2015 HOLLIDAYSBURG — The alleged leader of a Philadelphia-based fraudulent prescription ring that focused on acquiring the pain killer oxycodone said Friday he has renounced his citizenship in... more »»

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