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Antis gets grant for rain garden

May 20, 2016 More than $17,000 in grant funds has been awarded to Antis Township to cover the installation of a rain garden at a community park, Township Manager Lucas Martsolf said. more »»

Local students helping South Sudan

May 20, 2016 BELLWOOD — A water well in South Sudan may soon have a local connection. more »»

Police seek driver who failed to stop after crash

May 20, 2016 HOLLIDAYSBURG — State police at Hollidaysburg are looking for the driver who failed to stop after a crash on I-99. It happened at 6:25 a.m. more »»

Poll: US residents struggling financially

May 20, 2016 NEW YORK — Two-thirds of Americans would have difficulty coming up with the money to cover a $1,000 emergency, according to an exclusive poll released Thursday, a signal that despite years after the... more »»

Portage Area approves tentative deficit budget

May 20, 2016 PORTAGE — Portage Area School Board has approved a tentative deficit budget for the 2016-17 school year without a tax increase. The $12.9 million budget represents a 5. more »»

Penn Cambria to notify parents of any potential school threat

May 20, 2016 CRESSON — Penn Cambria School District now plans to contact parents after any school threat is made, even if the threat turns out to be fals. more »»

Traffic pattern changed

May 20, 2016 CLEARFIELD — Traffic has switched on a bridge job on Route 53 near Irvona, PennDOT said. more »»

Wolf gaining support in opioid crisis battle

May 20, 2016 HARRISBURG — With more than 10 million prescriptions for opioid medications filled in the state, Gov. Tom Wolf has been traveling around the state to draw attention to opioid abuse. more »»

Altoona Water Authority buying acreage for dam project

May 20, 2016 The Altoona Water Authority on Thursday agreed to buy three acres near the Bellwood reservoir from the Bellwood Borough Water Authority to use for the Altoona authority’s upcoming renovation of the... more »»

Jurors listen to phone calls in assault trial

May 20, 2016 HOLLIDAYSBURG — An Altoona man accused last year of assaulting a woman and trying to get her to change her testimony is on trial at the Blair County Courthouse. more »»

Blair County Prison to train new workers

May 20, 2016 HOLLIDAYSBURG — The Blair County Prison is ready to begin training corrections officers hired for 12 newly-created full-time positions. more »»

Rep. Burns to update Patton residents about water

May 20, 2016 State Rep. Frank Burns, D-Johnstown, has scheduled an open house and meeting next week to update Patton residents on reported problems with their drinking water. The meeting is scheduled for 6:30 p.m. more »»

Gun found in lawyer’s briefcase

May 19, 2016 HOLLIDAYSBURG — A Philadelphia-area lawyer is facing criminal charges for attempting to enter the Blair County Courthouse with a loaded handgun in his briefcase. more »»

Neighbors not OK with club changes

May 19, 2016 City Council might vote next week on a resolution that could open the door for some outdoor music at the Cesare Battisti club on Beale Avenue, but some neighbors remain opposed. more »»

VA building parking garage

May 19, 2016 The Van Zandt VA Medical Center is building an $8.2-million parking garage off Fairway Drive to handle an increase in parking demand and to help ensure patient safety and convenience. more »»

Fallen serviceman to be remembered

May 19, 2016 This year’s Armed Forces Day commemoration, set for Saturday at the Van Zandt VA Medical Center, is set to combine old traditions with a new one: Honoring a local serviceman killed in action. more »»

Hollidaysburg board member apologizes

May 19, 2016 HOLLIDAYSBURG — Hollidaysburg Area School Board member Lois Kaneshiki apologized at the board’s Wednesday meeting for using a term considered offensive to people with mental disabilities. more »»

Convention center to host appeals

May 19, 2016 The Blair County Convention Center will become a hub this year for property owners appealing the assessed values assigned through the county’s reassessment project. more »»

Driver killed in tanker crash

May 19, 2016 PHILIPSBURG — An early-morning tanker truck crash Wednesday left one person dead in Centre County. more »»

Blair DUI Task Force recognized

May 19, 2016 The Blair County DUI Task Force has received statewide recognition by PennDOT for its efforts to stop impaired driving. more »»

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