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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 »»

Duncansville resets street cleaning

May 19, 2016 From Mirror staff reports Because of Wednesday’s rain, Duncansville has moved its street cleaning effort to 6 a.m.-4 p.m. Friday, Police Chief James Ott said. more »»

Bishop, Catholics pray for sex abuse victims

May 18, 2016 More than an hour before a prayer service began Tuesday inside the Cathedral of the Blessed Sacrament, a crowd of people gathered outside holding signs, which displayed different messages. more »»

Bellwood pilot killed in crash

May 18, 2016 It was about flying in the beginning, in the middle and at the end for Dan Swayne, a Bellwood-raised pilot who died Sunday in the United Arab Emirates. more »»

Ex-officer receives probation

May 18, 2016 A former police officer arrested for dealing drugs while on duty received probation Tuesday. Cambria County Judge David Tulowitzki ordered Matthew John McMurray, 27, 2216 First Ave. more »»

Blair to spend $600K on courthouse roofs

May 18, 2016 HOLLIDAYSBURG — Blair County will spend almost $600,000 this year to replace the roofs on the front portion of the courthouse, next to Allegheny Street. more »»

Bomb threat evacuates Bedford high school

May 18, 2016 BEDFORD — A bomb threat left on a calculator prompted Bedford Senior High School administrators to evacuate the building Tuesday. more »»

Spring Cove hires new elementary school principal

May 18, 2016 ROARING SPRING — A new principal is set to take over at Spring Cove Elementary this summer, marking another shift in the district’s leadership in time for the 2016-17 school year. more »»

Altoona Area School Board approves preliminary budget

May 18, 2016 No tax increase was included in a preliminary 2016-17 budget accepted by Altoona Area School Board members Monday night. more »»

Bedford man faces sex assault charges

May 18, 2016 A Bedford County man faces charges a decade after he allegedly sexually assaulted two girls in Altoona. James Eric Gibson, 42, of 110 Blanche St. more »»

Suspect has attempted homicide charge dropped

May 18, 2016 Prosecutors in Blair County have dropped a charge of attempted homicide against a Tyrone man arrested after a Snyder Township stabbing. Justin E. Walk, 27, of 14728 S. more »»

Cambria planning commission sets meeting for public input

May 18, 2016 The Cambria County Planning Commission has announced a June workshop to gather community input on a project targeting the Cresson area. more »»

Penn Cambria budget contains $943,000 deficit

May 18, 2016 CRESSON — Despite a proposed maximum tax increase for Cambria County residents, the Penn Cambria School Board passed its tentative 2016-17 budget Tuesday evening with a $943,000 deficit. The $24. more »»

Williamsburg board passes preliminary budget plan

May 18, 2016 WILLIAMSBURG — School board members unanimously passed a preliminary $8 million budget Tuesday with no tax increase for the next school year. more »»

Area briefs

May 18, 2016 Volunteers sought for Altoona cleanup The Central Blair Park and Recreation Commission is seeking volunteers for a May 31 cleanup of Altoona. more »»

Residents seek reassessment answers

May 17, 2016 CLAYSBURG — About 120 people attended a Monday night meeting at Claysburg-Kimmel High School where they had a chance to ask questions about Blair County’s reassessment project. more »»

Police: 4 firefighters made false alarms

May 17, 2016 Four volunteer firefighters in Logan Township face charges they called in false alarms to Blair County 911 five times in early 2016 so they could respond to scenes of the fake incidents. Dustin A. more »»

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