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Inmate receives new hearing

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The Pennsylvania Superior Court has ordered a new hearing for an inmate serving a 10-year minimum sentence for striking a corrections officer at the former State Correctional Institution at Cresson. The inmate, Robert Fennell, now 49, was convicted of several serious offenses for punching a ...

The Pennsylvania Farm Show

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Harrisburg Olde Bedford Brewing places in competition Olde Bedford Brewing Co. placed in two categories in the second annual Pennsylvania Farm Show Beer Competition. Olde Bedford’s Hazy Grey & Underway captured second place honors in the IPA category and its 1794 Red Rye captured third ...

Births

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Dec. 18, 2019 Kinslee Rose Shay, a daughter born to Kendra L. (Hale) and Cody M. Shay of Claysburg, , at Conemaugh Nason Medical Center, Roaring Spring, at 5:19 p.m. Dec. 19, 2019 Mackinzee Joy Strittmatter, a daughter born to Joy L. (Barnhart) and Robert J. Strittmatter of Williamsburg, at ...

Magisterial district judge

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Filed before Altoona Magisterial District Judge Daniel C. DeAntonio: Charges waived to court June 5: Mark A. Shannon, 48, 1006 N. Third St., charged by Altoona police with DUI, three counts of resisting arrest, possession of a controlled substance and three summary traffic violations on the ...

Career with Sheetz fuels city transplant’s creativity

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When Daillard Paris Jr. first moved to Altoona from New York about seven years ago, he admitted he had been comparing Altoona unfairly to the Big Apple. “You can’t compare them,” he said. “There are things each has that the other doesn’t. When my family comes to visit me here, we ...

‘The fear is real’

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Statistics compiled by the Pennsylvania Supreme Court show that in the nine years ending in 2018, Blair County had more protection-from-abuse cases filed per capita than the state overall or any of the surrounding counties, and that in the five years ending in 2018, Blair’s filings exceeded ...

Finding housing crucial to aiding victims

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A local human services agency has become one of the first in the state to adopt a new approach to dealing with victims of domestic abuse. A little more than a year ago, Family Services Inc. began following the “Housing First” policy developed in the early 1990s in New York City to help ...

Authority plans water treatment plant upgrades

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The Altoona Water Authority has begun planning for major upgrades at all but one of its seven water treatment plants — two of them in conjunction with renovations of their associated dams. The projects, slated to be complete by the end of 2027, could cost close to $48 million, not counting ...

Blair commissioners to get straight to work after oaths

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HOLLIDAYSBURG — Blair County commissioners will hold a reorganizational meeting at 2 p.m. Monday after being sworn into office during a morning ceremony at the courthouse. The meeting, to be held in the public meeting room in the courthouse basement, will be the first time that re-elected ...

2020 census could shrink Pa.’s power in US House

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Pennsylvania will likely lose a House seat after this year’s census, according to a new analysis of population estimates. The state’s slow-growing population is set to deprive it of a congressional seat, reducing the number from 18 to 17, a Cleveland.com analysis showed. Pennsylvania would ...

There’s no pastime quite like reading

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Except for sleeping, I cannot think of a single thing I spend more time doing than reading. In fact, I’m reading right now. And I bet you are, too. I’m retired, so with no job beckoning, I need to fill the time between arising in the morning and hitting the sack at night. That’s ...

Historian to speak at society meeting

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BEDFORD — Jared Frederick will speak on the Spring 1944 D-Day invasion at 2 p.m. Jan. 18 at the Bedford County Historical Society quarterly meeting. Frederick’s book, “Dispatches of D-Day,” will be available for purchase and the Sen. John Heinz World War II exhibit “We Can Do It” ...

Hollidaysburg native named head of GPO

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Hollidaysburg native Hugh Halpern was recently named director of the Government Publishing Office in Washington, D.C. Nominated by President Donald Trump, Halpern was confirmed by the Senate Committee on Rules and Administration in November, according to a GPO news release. The former ...

Magisterial district judges

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Filed before Altoona Magisterial District Judge Benjamin F. Jones: Charges held for court May 29-30: Ja Mei A. Weathers, 27, 3600 Seventh Ave., Apt. 22A, charged by Altoona police with possession of a small amount of marijuana and one summary traffic violation on the 1800 block of 14th ...

Behind the Desk: Douglas Madden

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Company name: Doug Madden Pro Services LLC Address: 1615 25th Ave., Altoona Telephone number: 937-4066 Position: Owner Years with company: 24 years Family: Daughters: Janel, McKenzie and Keirsten; son Tre What products or services does your company provide? Concrete services, ...

Deeds

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Blair County Live Well Financial Inc. to Michael III and Kassie E. Labella, property in Antis Township, $120,000. Jason M. Kidd to Alex M. Elliott, property in Logan Township, $60,000. Joseph L., Janathyn L. and Janathan L. Crossman to David J. and Lisa I. Woodley, Hamer Drive, ...

Bankruptcies

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The following people have made filings in U.S. Bankruptcy Court in Pittsburgh. Chapter 7 involves selling assets to pay debts. Chapter 13 is a plan to pay debts using income. Chapter 11 involves reorganization to pay off debt. The information is from the Pittsburgh Legal Journal. Filings by ...

Ask SCORE: First steps critical in business startup

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Hiring employees for your small business can help lighten your workload. But it also creates the need to manage something you didn’t need to worry about when you were handling all aspects of your business by yourself: Payroll. Even if you have just one employee, you need to do payroll ...

Marriage licenses

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Editor’s note: the following information was provided by the prothonotary’s offices at area county courthouses. Bedford County Wesley Gordon McCoy III and Emily Marissa Sprigg, both of Alum Bank. Paul D. Hoover, Saxton, and Tammy L. Lemin, Everett. Barry Dean Leach and Joan Lynn ...

Divorces

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The following information was provided by the prothonotary’s offices at area county courthouses. Bedford County SCHRUM — Ashley L.; Christopher E., both of Bedford. SELL — Lee J., Loysburg; Michele R., Roaring Spring. WEYER — Brian A.; Yvette V., both of Everett. Cambria ...