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On a roll

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JoAnn Ivory, (from left) Theresa Imbrenda and pastor Father Frank Scornaienchi, TOR, were among volunteers making gnocchi on Thursday afternoon for the annual Our Lady of Mount Carmel Handmade Gnocchi Sale. The parish will put together nearly 900 10 oz. packages for its sale on Aug. 14 and 15.

Williamsburg: Varsity football program to fold

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WILLIAMSBURG — Williamsburg Community High School may have fielded its last varsity football team. School board members voted unanimously Thursday evening to approve a co-op agreement for varsity football with neighboring Juniata Valley School District for the upcoming season. Juniata Valley ...

Portage man faces child sex assault charges

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HOLLIDAYSBURG — Sexual assault and indecent exposure charges against a Greenfield Township man are being forwarded to Blair County Court based on the testimony of five alleged victims whose accusations stretch over several years and date as far back as 1997. Magisterial District Judge ...

Biden toughens vaccination rules for federal gov’t

COVID-19

WASHINGTON — President Joe Biden on Thursday announced sweeping new pandemic requirements for millions of federal workers as he denounced an “American tragedy” of rising-yet-preventable deaths among unvaccinated U.S. employees and others. Federal workers will be required to attest ...

Inmate’s lawsuit against SCI Houtzdale reinstated

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A federal appeals court has reinstated a Pennsylvania inmate’s lawsuit against officials of the State Correctional Institution Houtzdale for failure to provide recommended medical care after he was stabbed by another inmate. The lawsuit was dismissed In 2019 by District Judge Kim R. Gibson ...

Passersby rescue victims in crash

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Logan Township police are crediting passersby for saving the lives of those involved in a Wednesday afternoon vehicle crash near the Blair and Cambria County line. According to a police report, the one-vehicle crash on Colonel Drake Highway in Logan Township occurred at 3 p.m. when a small ...