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Former athletic director gets up to 4 years in jail

August 16, 2014 The former Penns Valley School District athletic director who pleaded guilty to stealing more than $23,000 from the district and the Mountain League was sentenced Friday to spend up to four years in... more »»

New Taco Bell plans submitted

August 16, 2014 A limited liability company associated with The Blair Companies has submitted plans for construction of a new Taco Bell restaurant on an outparcel of the firm’s Chesnut Plaza in Logantown. more »»

Police reports

August 16, 2014 Altoona police - Earl R. Nyiri, no age listed, was arrested early Friday at First Avenue and Ninth Street and charged with driving under the influence. - Jonathan R. Hockenous, 30, 855 . more »»

Area briefs

August 16, 2014 Woman faces drug charges An Altoona woman, who as a passenger in a vehicle, faces resisting arrest and drug charges after a traffic stop on Fourth Street, according to Altoona police. Autumn . more »»

Mistaken identity lawsuit heads to resolution

August 15, 2014 HOLLIDAYSBURG — A civil lawsuit in a case of mistaken identity that landed an Antis Township woman in the Blair County Prison for two days has been sent to the Cambria County Court of Common Pleas... more »»

Woman in gun scheme tells side

August 15, 2014 With heavily armed federal agents surrounding her Saxton home Jan. more »»

Hollidaysburg tabs acting chief to replace Ketner

August 15, 2014 HOLLIDAYSBURG — The Hollidaysburg Borough Council unanimously named David Gehret as the borough’s new police chief at its meeting Thursday night. more »»

Sale for bishop’s home pending

August 15, 2014 The Diocese of Altoona-Johnstown has reached a tentative agreement with a buyer for the former home of Bishop Mark L. Bartcha. more »»

Tyrone Area School Board approves hiring 10 staffers

August 15, 2014 TYRONE — The Tyrone Area School Board voted to approve several new hires for the upcoming school year at its meeting Tuesday night. more »»

New Pig buys former Warnaco building in Duncansville

August 15, 2014 Tipton-based company New Pig has purchased the former Warnaco distribution facility in Duncansville, according to a release from the compan. more »»

Studios coordinate fundraiser show for local dancer

August 15, 2014 When Cianna Stone learned she had Ehlers-Danlos syndrome, her dream of becoming a professional dancer went out the window. more »»

Cambria County commissioners finalize $49M debt refinancing

August 15, 2014 EBENSBURG — Cambria County commissioners finalized a $49 million debt refinancing Thursday and made payments to the two companies that helped the county secure a better bond rating earlier this month. more »»

Police: Man stole cash, cards from priest

August 15, 2014 An Altoona man faces charges after police say he stole from a priest. Justin M. Gambardella, 38, of 1217 Third Ave. more »»

Local cyber charter without full-time CEO

August 15, 2014 A local cyber charter school, the Central Pennsylvania Digital Learning Foundation, is in transition while hiring a new chief executive officer. more »»

ABCD drafts water systems proposal

August 14, 2014 Altoona Blair County Development Corp. more »»

Trustees vote to support settlement

August 14, 2014 HARRISBURG — A divided Penn State board voted Wednesday to endorse a potential legal settlement that would keep its $60 million fine over the Jerry Sandusky scandal within Pennsylvania, signaling... more »»

Prostitution ring suspects face trial

August 14, 2014 Three people who police say tried to rob a City Hall Commons man in an alleged prostitution scheme will face trial. Amber N. Schwartztrauber, 20, of 1121 20th Ave. more »»

Spectra gas project placed on backburner

August 14, 2014 Three months after information on a proposed Bedford County-to-North Carolina natural gas pipeline became public, the plan has been put on hold, a company spokesman revealed this week. more »»

Tyrone rebidding stormwater project

August 14, 2014 TYRONE — The Tyrone Borough Council voted this week to revise an engineering agreement for a stormwater maintenance project along Park Avenue. more »»

Corbett, Wolf set gubernatorial debates

August 14, 2014 HARRISBURG — Pennsylvania’s gubernatorial candidates may not see eye to eye on many things, but they agreed Wednesday to participate in three debates heading into the Nov. 4 election. more »»

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