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For Blair, a glimpse into the future

August 17, 2015 HOLLIDAYSBURG — When it comes to property reassessment, Blair and Indiana counties are only a year apar. more »»

Hollidaysburg among districts offering naming rights for sponsorships

August 17, 2015 Add Hollidaysburg Area to a growing list of school districts that are selling naming rights to its sports complexes instead of dipping into school budgets to pay for turf and infrastructure repairs. more »»

Child advocate coordinator relishes job’s challenges

August 17, 2015 Dave Aiello, a retired state trooper, enjoyed his 20-plus years as a law enforcement officer. more »»

Fire destroys family’s home

August 17, 2015 A northeastern Cambria County family is trying to recover from a Saturday night fire that destroyed their Glasgow home, vehicles and personal belongings. more »»

Lack of budget troubling universities

August 17, 2015 The state budget impasse is taking students to the brink of starting college without the state financial aid they’ve applied for. more »»

Per diem VA position helps veterans court graduates

August 17, 2015 EBENSBURG — An initiative started last year to hire veterans in Cambria County’s Veterans’ Affairs Office is paying off in several way. more »»

Population loss forcing small municipalities to make tough decisions

August 16, 2015 It’s no secret that Cambria County’s population is shrinking, losing an average of 1,000 people each yea. more »»

Authority selling scattered sites

August 16, 2015 City Council last week approved an Altoona Housing Authority application to the federal government for permission to sell 10 “scattered site” public housing properties. more »»

Background check rules, costs causing confusion

August 16, 2015 Changes to the state’s background check laws have already caused a few headaches for those who work with kids, but one step — reducing a required fee for school and child-care employees — appears to... more »»

Blair rescinds tower approval

August 16, 2015 HOLLIDAYSBURG — If a communications tower is going to be built near Chimney Rocks, plans for that tower will need to again be reviewed by Blair Township leaders. more »»

School districts announce 2015-16 schedules

August 16, 2015 Blair County Altoona Area Aug. 26: First day of classes Sept. 7: *Labor Day Sept. 28: *In-service Oct. 30: *In-service Nov. 11: *Veterans Day Nov. 26-30: *Thanksgiving Dec. 23: *In-service Dec. more »»

Can you hear me now — from the doghouse?

August 16, 2015 As I looked up from my checkbook, I said to my wife, “We have got to get your dog signed up for Medicare; these vet bills are killing me!” She peered at me over the top of her glasses without the... more »»

Dispute cropping up between crops

August 16, 2015 A brewing agricultural battle could pit state against state, Republican against Republican and carbohydrate against carbohydrate. And Bill Shuster, R-9th District, has chosen his side. more »»

Council revisits city noise ordinance

August 16, 2015 The Buccinese Society’s request to City Council last September for an outdoor music permit has been hanging like a long echo, so Mayor Matt Pacifico on Wednesday suggested that council resolve it. more »»

Judge sends man to SCI for punishment program

August 16, 2015 HOLLIDAYSBURG — A Glasgow man who seemed to be responding to treatment programs offered through the Blair County Drug Court was sent to a state correctional institution Friday for doing something fo... more »»

Zoning board rejects variance for sales lot

August 16, 2015 The city Zoning Hearing Board on Wednesday rejected a request by used car dealer Vincent Adams for a variance to create a sales lot on vacant ground along Pleasant Valley Boulevard near Bishop... more »»

Off-street parking argument holds up PSU Altoona student housing request

August 16, 2015 By William Kibler bkibler@altoonamirror. more »»

Judge reduces sentence after mandatory minimum provisions struck down

August 16, 2015 BELLEFONTE — A Centre County judge has reduced the sentence of an Altoona man convicted in that county of drug possession charges. Al Mumin Y. more »»

Diocese set to unveil school closures

August 15, 2015 The Altoona-Johnstown Diocese plans to announce a final decision for consolidating schools in its Altoona quadrant on Wednesday evening, spokesman Tony DeGol said. Bishop Mark L. more »»

Shuster: Road funding an issue

August 15, 2015 When Rep. Bill Shuster, R-9th District, answered questions from Blair County’s business leaders Friday, it didn’t take long to get to the key issue: paying for the nation’s roads beyond October. more »»

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