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Smoke and ash

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The largest fire Logan Township ever saw tore through the Logan Valley Mall 25 years ago, and changes helping the fire service have flowed since then. “I think that with a large-scale event, you are always going to ask what could we have done differently? What could we have done better? ...

Deeds

Public Records

Blair County Stephen P. and Jennifer L. Bonsell to James A. and Megan E. Lemin, property in Tyrone, $52,000. Harris Realty LLC to William D. Little, 115 S. Ninth St., Altoona, $64,000. Adam J. and Jessica R. Hunter to Ethan S. and Catherine G. Farr, 304-08 57th St., Altoona, ...

Florists ready for the season

Local Business

The holiday season is an important time of the year for florists and greenhouse operators. According to the Society of American Florists, Christmas/Hanukkah is the number one floral-buying holiday. Thirty percent of adults purchase flowers or plants as gifts for the holiday ...

Blair sets law clerk starting salary

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HOLLIDAYSBURG — Blair County will increase the starting pay for law clerks to $38,500 for 2020, far less than the $45,000 level that county judges requested based on pay levels in other counties. But $38,500 is also $5,217 more than they’re making now. The salary board settled on the ...

Bankruptcies

Public Records

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. ...

Judge: Hardin may review his own file, not security policy

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HOLLIDAYSBURG — A Blair County judge is rejecting most document requests a state prison inmate sought in an plan to challenge his designation as an “escape risk.” In a recent ruling, Judge Timothy M. Sullivan said that inmate Adam C. Hardin may ask to review his inmate file at the State ...

Police: Dog thwarted potential burglary

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Freedom Township police are looking for a would-be burglar who was thwarted by the family dog at a home on Cream Hollow Road. Police said it was Wednesday between 9 a.m. and 10:15 a.m. when someone broke in through the front door of a home on the 300 block of Cream Hollow and encountered the ...

Is this our last anniversary?

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On March 31, 2020, my wife and I will be married for 58 years — if we make it. We are presently experiencing one of the most difficult times that can occur to married couples, we are remodeling our kitchen. During the first six years of our marriage, we moved 13 times, including four times ...

Clearfield men plead in drug case

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CLEARFIELD — Two Clearfield men accused of being involved with a methamphetamine drug ring were given state prison sentences after they pleaded guilty Thursday during jury selection in Clearfield County Court. The case is the result of an investigation by agents of the attorney general’s ...

Impeachment looms

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With a House panel moving a step closer on Friday to a historic trial for President Donald Trump, Pennsylvania Democrats have lined up in favor of impeachment. The House Judiciary Committee approved two articles of impeachment against Trump, who is accused of pressuring Ukrainian leaders to ...

Rail projects set to receive funding

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Two Blair County rail operations as well as one each in Cambria and Clearfield counties are among 26 rail freight improvement projects statewide receiving funding. Altoona freight railcar repair facility Union Tank Car Co. will receive a $1 million grant through PennDOT to rehabilitate a ...

Marriage licenses

Public Records

Editor’s note: the following information was provided by the prothonotary’s offices at area county courthouses. Bedford County Gary J. Wyles and Kathryn Rae Dasher, both of Saxton. Jarrod Daniel Webb, Middleburg Height, Ohio, and Katherine Anne Tice, Bedford. Jaden Bryan Foor and Jada ...

Divorces

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Editor’s note: The following information was provided by the prothonotary’s offices at area county courthouses. Blair County HART — Jeremy J.; Ciera N., both of Roaring Spring. Married Oct. 21, 2006. RHODES — Robert G., Tyrone; Misty R., Clearfield. Married Sept. 21, 2000. Bedford ...

Fire leaves dozens homeless

Local News

HOLLIDAYSBURG — A major fire destroyed half of an apartment building at the Country Club Terrace Apartments, leaving 12 families homeless and necessitating the overnight evacuation of 12 more families from the other half of the building. The American Red Cross was on hand to assist all of ...

Chief’s passing strikes blow to firefighting community

Local News

The Allegheny Township Volunteer Fire Department lost one of its leaders this past week with the passing of Chief David C. Cassidy. “It’s not quite set in yet,” Deputy Chief Scott Richardson said Friday of Cassidy’s death at age 57 following a brief illness. Richardson, a ...

Mother’s request to move with child denied

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A Blair County judge has denied a request by a Tyrone-area mother to relocate with her child to Florida because the mom did not prove to the court that her move was in the child’s best interest. The request for judicial review of the mother’s relocation plans was brought by the father, ...

Police file new charges in convenience store burglary

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An Altoona woman accused of breaking into a convenience store where she used to work now faces additional charges. Traci Lynn Holliday, 46, waived her preliminary hearing on burglary and related charges Wednesday at Central Court after prosecutors added additional counts based on evidence ...

City man faces endangerment charge

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An Altoona man faces charges after police say he endangered a 1-month-old child during an argument with his girlfriend. According to charges filed by Altoona police, Robert J. Ferrell was arrested just before 2 p.m. Tuesday after he allegedly snatched the child, who was in a car seat, from ...

Stop and go

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Dale Dickey of Tioga takes his four-year-old Lochen, “Sully,” for a walk during a more than hourlong closure of Route 22 between the Gallitzin and Cresson Summit exits due to icy conditions on Friday morning. Dickey was on his way to the Pittsburgh area to visit his grandchildren when he ...

Coming Sunday…

Local News

Some highlights to look for in the Mirror’s upcoming Sunday edition: Russ O’Reilly revisits the painful memories of the Logan Valley Mall fire, which happened 25 years ago this month. Logan Township Supervisor Joe Metzgar frequently grouses about “unfunded mandates,” especially ...