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Malone makes community service her life’s mission

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Local shoppers at Walmart and Sam’s Club recently may have seen members of the GFWC Hollidaysburg Area Women’s Club conducting a holiday food drive for families. Among the women collecting donations was Donna Malone of Hollidaysburg. Malone was recently named Hollidaysburg Borough’s ...

Dam permit pending

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In September 2014, the Altoona Water Authority authorized its staff to submit a schedule to the state Department of Environmental Protection for renovation of the Bellwood dam, to bring it into compliance with upgraded safety standards that require a much bigger spillway. Originally, ...

Ice skating recital, events set

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More than a dozen solo and ensemble ice skating numbers, a free 20-minute learn-to-skate lesson, plus a special public skate and a visit by Santa Claus highlight the third annual Winterfest at Galactic Ice Rink on Saturday. The “Winter Iceskapes” ice skating recital will feature solo and ...

CWD testing offers peace of mind

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There’s never been excessive salivation, listlessness and teeth grinding exhibited by people who eat meat from deer infected with chronic wasting disease. But hunters can saw off a deer’s head and dump it in a collection bin to be tested by the Pennsylvania Game Commission if they want to ...

Moving the needles

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The National Christmas Tree Association says the market remains tight this year for real trees, which means higher prices for buyers. According to the NCTA, 32.8 million trees were sold last year, compared to 27.4 million in 2017. In 2018, the average tree sold for $78, compared to $75 in ...

Court upholds lengthy sentence

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A federal appeals court in Philadelphia has upheld a 70-year prison sentence imposed on a Huntingdon County man who pleaded guilty to production of child pornography and witness tampering, despite testimony by an area psychiatrist that he may have been suffering from a “brain disorder” when ...

Rec commission to seek public input on plan

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A pair of consultants working for the Central Blair Recreation and Park Commission will set up the forum for a public meeting Tuesday on the commission’s proposed comprehensive plan, but the residents in attendance will be the ones to provide the content, according to those consultants. Sue ...

Judge revises travel regulations for friars

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HOLLIDAYSBURG — Travel rules have been revised for a pair of Franciscan friars serving probationary sentences for a child endangerment offense linked to a fellow friar and suspected child predator. In a ruling filed last week in the Blair County Prothonotary’s Office, Blair County Senior ...

Representation at issue in appeal

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The Pennsylvania Superior Court has asked a Clearfield County judge to clarify whether a defendant, serving time in a state prison for possession of child pornography, is representing himself or by an attorney in an appeal. A three-judge panel ruled that Raymond Arthur Mikelonis Sr., 63, of ...

Joyce opposes drug price plan

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Since taking office this year, U.S. Rep. John Joyce, R-13th District, has made much of his efforts to lower drug prices. But he appears to draw the line at a new congressional push to let the government negotiate Medicare drug costs. Joyce, a physician by trade, has cosponsored and even ...

Agriculture briefs

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HERSHEY Clearfield County farmer recognized — Pennsylvania Farm Bureau selected Leon Kriner of Clearfield County as the recipient of the 2019 Distinguished Local Affairs Leader Award during the farm organization’s annual meeting. The award recognizes an outstanding individual, whose ...

Deeds

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Blair County Debra A. Swope to Hole L. Parisi, property in Logan Township, $88,500. David L. and Tracy A. Lillie to Austin D. McMonagle and Victoria K. McGregor, 620 W. Second St., Williamsburg, $130,000. Jeldo J. Evangelisto to Sean M. and Dawn M. O’Connor, 1431 16th Ave., Altoona, ...

Workplace

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New hires and promotions Charlotte Butler of Duncans­ville was recently named terminal manager for Titus Transport in Williamsport, Md. Butler, who previously worked for Swift Trans­portation and Smith Transport, is the daughter of Thomas and Delores Butler of Martinsburg. She is a ...

Dad’s little helper

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Ty Thomas, 6, helps his dad, Joe Thomas, decorate the bushes outside their 24th Street home in Altoona for Christmas on Friday afternoon. (Mirror photo by Patrick Waksmunski)

Martinsburg goes blue to honor hero

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MARTINSBURG — A pair of lights installed near the main intersection in Martinsburg now shine blue to honor a local hero. Local officials dedicated those lights — and the parking lot where they are located — to State Trooper Landon Weaver during a public ceremony on Friday. Weaver, a ...

Williamsburg remembers dedicated school board member

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WILLIAMSBURG — A longtime member of the Williamsburg Community School Board is being remembered as a caring and giving person. Ruth H. Morelli, 86, a resident of William Penn Care Center in Jeannette, formerly of Williamsburg, died Wednesday at the center. Morelli was very active in the ...

Franklin gets new 6-year contract

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James Franklin, the self-proclaimed “Pennsylvania boy with a Penn State heart,” received a new contract Friday that will keep him as the Nittany Lions’ head football coach through at least 2025. Franklin already was under contract through 2022, but his new deal extends him by three more ...

Coming Sunday …

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Some highlights to look for in the Mirror’s upcoming Sunday edition: - The Christmas tree business is brisk, but you may pay more this year. Walt Frank reports. - Russ O’Reilly interviews hunters about eating deer that may be infected with chronic wasting disease. - It’s opening ...

East Freedom woman gets prison term

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HOLLIDAYSBURG — A Blair County judge has imposed a three-month county prison sentence on an East Freedom woman whose child was a victim of physical abuse requiring two brain surgeries. On behalf of 35-year-old Mandie Lee Paulsen, Assistant Public Defender Ted Krol tried to convince Judge ...

Magisterial district judge

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Filed before Hollidaysburg Magisterial District Judge Paula M. Aigner: Charges waived to court April 2 – May 7: Aleeta N. Queen-Dively, 30, 4028 Fourth Ave., Altoona, charged by state police with possession of a controlled substance and possession of drug paraphernalia at Microtel Inn and ...