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Thefts reported in Cumberland Valley Twp.

November 12, 2014 BEDFORD — Several Cumberland Valley Township residents have reported thefts from garages and cars, state police said Tuesday, though the thefts appear to date from late October. more »»

Vets offered free meals at eateries

November 12, 2014 By Greg Bock gbock@altoonamirror. more »»

Tyrone man speaks at Legion service

November 12, 2014 TYRONE — John Harlow, a Tyrone native and Army veteran, said he spent last Veterans Day at home, alone in his basement, mourning his mother who had passed away shortly before. more »»

Cambria Heights football might move to its school

November 12, 2014 PATTON — Moving Cambria Heights football games to school grounds is an idea the district has batted around for years. Tuesday night, officials took the first step toward making it happen. more »»

Bellwood-Antis refinancing bonds

November 12, 2014 BELLWOOD — Bellwood-Antis School Board members Monday approved a resolution to refinance a 2011 bond issue by issuing a series of general obligation bonds not to exceed $8,785,00. more »»

Medicaid plans poised for overhaul

November 12, 2014 HARRISBURG — Gov. Tom Corbett’s administration is telling hundreds of thousands of adult Medicaid enrollees that their benefits will change as part of an overhaul of the coverage plans beginning Ja. more »»

City manager: Raise taxes by 6.3 mills

November 11, 2014 Interim City Manager Peter Marshall on Monday proposed a 2015 budget calling for a property tax hike of 6.3 mills and an additional $5 in per capita tax to build up a contingency reserve. more »»

Blair weighs tax hike

November 11, 2014 HOLLIDAYSBURG — Blair County commissioners have started reviewing a 2015 draft budget showing a 2.5-mill increase in real estate taxes and a $2.26 million deficit. more »»

Forever ending scholastic coverage

November 11, 2014 Charlie Weston has been broadcasting local high school sports for 33 years. He isn’t ready for that to end. At the conclusion of Friday night’s broadcast of the Altoona vs. more »»

Prison’s closing to force sewer rate increase

November 11, 2014 CRESSON — The impact of the State Correctional Institute at Cresson’s closing is more expensive than borough officials originally thought. more »»

B-A tabs new principal

November 11, 2014 BELLWOOD — Bellwood-Antis School Board members Tuesday named an eighth-grade teacher at the district’s middle school as its new high school principal. more »»

Shoplifting suspect wanted in Virginia captured in Bellwood

November 11, 2014 A Bellwood man is behind bars awaiting extradition to Virginia after trying to flee police. Sean W. Buckmaster, 41, of 316 S. First St. more »»

Mining company president vows to work with Portage residents

November 11, 2014 PORTAGE — Rosebud Mining Co.’s Jim Barker, the company’s executive vice president, said he cannot make promises to Portage residents but said that officials will work hard to see life improv. more »»

Duncansville Borough to raise real estate taxes

November 11, 2014 DUNCANSVILLE — Borough Council is preparing to raise householders’ real estate taxes in 2015 to pay costs including borough employee raises, road repairs and new doors for the fire department. more »»

14-year-old boy accused of vandalism

November 11, 2014 TYRONE — A 14-year-old Tyrone boy faces criminal charges after a weekend vandalism spree, police said. more »»

Ex-member returns to Spring Cove

November 11, 2014 ROARING SPRING — The Spring Cove School Board voted Monday to return former board member Sam Dean to the table, replacing outgoing colleague Julie Mills for the remainder of her term. more »»

Inmate accused of spitting on officer

November 11, 2014 EBENSBURG — A Nanty Glo woman in jail for assault and harassment charges allegedly spit on a corrections officer last month, police said. Lori Ann Oldham, 50, 1120 Lloyd St. more »»

Police reports

November 11, 2014 Altoona police - Terry Lee Kuhy, 50, 823 First Av. more »»

Girl, 16, faces DUI charges

November 11, 2014 ROCKVIEW — A 16-year-old Williamsburg girl faces driving under the influence charges after a weekend crash in Centre County. more »»

Tyrone weighs possible tax hike

November 11, 2014 TYRONE — The Tyrone Borough Council decided to table discussions on its preliminary 2015 budget at its meeting on Monday night. Council will meet again Nov. 18 at 6 p.m. more »»

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