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Central Cambria School District OKs spending plan

June 15, 2016 EBENSBURG — The Central Cambria School Board on Monday approved a final 2016-17 budget without a tax increase. The $22.6 million budget has a projected deficit of about $174,000. more »»

IU8 to spend $1.9 million to renovate education center

June 15, 2016 HOLLIDAYSBURG — Appalachia Intermediate Unit 8 is moving forward with plans to spend $1.9 million to renovate its educational development center along Foot of Ten Road. more »»

Woman facing forgery charges

June 15, 2016 PORTAGE — Police said a woman stole a check from a friend and then impersonated him on the phone to a bank teller to cash a $200 check. more »»

Blair memorial service to honor fallen officers

June 15, 2016 A yearly ceremony to honor and remember Blair County’s fallen officers will mark its 25th year Thursday evening in Hollidaysburg. more »»

Blair Township planning ‘green infrastructure’

June 15, 2016 DUNCANSVILLE — Engineers and officials revealed plans Tuesday to turn the Blair Township building and its grounds into a showcase for “green infrastructure,” as the township prepares for a broad... more »»

Cresson, DEP project easement still unresolved

June 15, 2016 CRESSON — An easement for a Department of Environmental Protection project in the Cresson area still has not been resolve. more »»

Altoona Area School District narrows search for leader

June 14, 2016 Two superintendent candidates remain after the Altoona Area School Board narrowed down a pool of 17 applicants since May, board President John Donley said Monday. more »»

Survey: Father’s Day sales to rise

June 14, 2016 Consumers say they will spend more than ever on Father’s Day this year, according to the National Retail Federation’s annual survey conducted by Prosper Insight and Analytics. more »»

Longtime area entertainer Huber dies

June 14, 2016 The Altoona area has lost a man who spent his life helping others enjoy their lives. Dennie Huber, 60, 2547 Union Ave., best known as a master balloon artist and magician, died Sunday in Pittsbur. more »»

Senators debate raising age in child sexual abuse lawsuits

June 14, 2016 HARRISBURG — Pennsylvania’s top legal office told lawmakers Monday that it is unconstitutional to change state law to retroactively give victims of child sexual abuse more time to sue, although some... more »»

Police: Altoona man fought with officers while drunk

June 14, 2016 A city man who police said was staggering drunk when he fought with officers ultimately had to be sedate. more »»

Salary board drops practice

June 14, 2016 HOLLIDAYSBURG — The Blair County Salary Board is abandoning its longstanding practice of re-creating employee positions, a task that required elected officials and/or department heads to ask the... more »»

Logan commission certifies project application

June 14, 2016 The Logan Township Planning Commission has certified to the state Department of Community and Economic Development that an improvement project for Leopold Park conforms with the township’s... more »»

Airline wants to add flights at Altoona-Blair County Airport

June 14, 2016 The company now providing daily passenger flights from the Altoona-Blair County Airport to Pittsburgh wants to add flights to the Baltimore-Washington airport starting in October. more »»

Tyrone reverses decision to use water chemical

June 14, 2016 From Mirror staff reports TYRONE — In a vote at their Monday night meeting, Borough Council members chose to undo a decision made last month to use a new chemical within the local water supply. more »»

Retirement Board votes to divert pension money

June 14, 2016 HOLLIDAYSBURG — The Blair County Retirement Board has agreed to divert invested pension dollars into two real estate funds, a practice that is new for the county. more »»

Hollidaysburg Area approves increase in real estate taxes

June 14, 2016 From Mirror staff reports In a break from the past seven years with no tax increase, the Hollidays­burg Area School Board voted Monday evening to raise real estate taxes 1.5 mills. more »»

Area briefs

June 14, 2016 Missing truck driver found dead A missing truck driver from Altoona has been found dead. Barry L. more »»

Park naturalist: ‘I have the best job in the world’

June 13, 2016 Summer is definitely a busy time for Prince Gallitzin State Park naturalist Beth Garner. On a recent weekday morning, she started her day kayaking with a group of ladies. more »»

Airlines show interest in Martinsburg airport

June 13, 2016 MARTINSBURG — Three companies have informed the federal government of their interest in providing subsidized passenger service at the Altoona-Blair County Airport. more »»

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