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Tyrone plans party for library’s 50th

September 29, 2015 TYRONE — Adda Frye said she remembers growing up without a well-maintained library, when she had to save her change and borrow from friends and neighbors to read the newest books. more »»

Local man killed in fall from tower

September 29, 2015 The Hollidaysburg man who fell to his death on Friday morning was part of a five-person crew working on a radio tower. Matthew J. Vance, 37, was employed as a tower hand for ComPros Inc. more »»

Area briefs

September 29, 2015 Huntingdon Hospital to host two health insurance events J.C. Blair Health System, a PinnacleHealth affiliate, will host two health insurance outreach events in the hospital’s main lobby from 3 to 6 p. more »»

Redevelopment Authority sells last big tracts

September 29, 2015 The Altoona Redevelopment Authority has sold what may have been the two largest tracts of undeveloped — and available — land in the city, both of them in northwest Juniata. more »»

GAEDC fortifies tax credit proposal

September 29, 2015 The Greater Altoona Economic Development Corp. more »»

Police reports

September 29, 2015 Altoona police - Michael A. Luciano Jr., 20, 110 E. Third Ave. more »»

Improvements possible for city plaza

September 29, 2015 Officials from the city and the Greater Altoona Economic Development Corp. are trying to figure out a strategy for refurbishing Heritage Plaz. more »»


September 29, 2015 City police probe 31st St. robbery Altoona police are investigating an armed robbery Sunday at the Puff Super Value located off 31st Street, according to the department’s Facebook page. more »»

Bedford to celebrate post office’s 100th anniversary

September 29, 2015 When the Bedford post office was built in 1915, a new highway had just connected the borough to Hollidaysburg, a stamp cost 2 cents and airmail was little more than an experiment. more »»


September 29, 2015 Bedford state police - An SUV driven by Raymond E. Moore Jr. more »»

Altoona Water Authority deal may resemble Reading’s

September 28, 2015 A deal struck last year between the City of Reading and the Reading Area Water Authority — under which the authority pays the distressed city $10. more »»

Johnstown hosts family fun fair for Hockeyville

September 28, 2015 JOHNSTOWN — From a bird’s-eye view, it may have looked like there was a bumble bee convention Sunday afternoon at Peoples Natural Gas Park in downtown Johnstown. more »»

High school teacher, newspaper adviser receiving honor

September 28, 2015 No funding, no problem. more »»

Meeting set for grant program

September 28, 2015 HOLLIDAYSBURG — A program that provides money to help low-to-moderate income residents in Blair County is facing some administrative changes that could mean less responsibility and less money for... more »»

Alleged gunman expected to plead guilty

September 28, 2015 A Clearfield County man arrested in October 2013 for a Dean Township bar shooting is scheduled to plead guilty to aggravated assault Tuesda. more »»

City stops payments to systems consultant

September 28, 2015 As it negotiates a deal with the Altoona Water Authority, the city has stopped paying the company it hired last year to auction a lease of the water and sewer systems for a big upfront payment. more »»

Magisterial district judge

September 28, 2015 Filed before Northern Blair Magisterial District Judge Fred B. Miller: Charges waived to court April 17-28: - Randall W. more »»

Council: Definite knowledge of relationship came at last minute

September 28, 2015 The sister-company relationship between Altoona’s Act 47 distress coordinator and a consultant the coordinator recommended the city hire to monetize its water systems wasn’t clear until City Council... more »»

Cambria County approves position

September 28, 2015 JOHNSTOWN — Disagreement over a school outreach program position with the Cambria County District Attorney’s Office created a split vote of the county’s salary board Thursday. more »»

Weekly crime roundup

September 28, 2015 Allegheny Township police Sept. 17 - Weapons: 100 block Apple Blossom Lane - Theft: 2600 block Plank Road Sept. 18 - Theft: 100 block Veterans Blvd. more »»

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