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Flight 93 a ‘collective act of courage’

SHANKSVILLE — President Donald Trump and Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden marked the 19th anniversary of 9/11 by visiting the Flight 93 National Memorial in Shanksville, Somerset County. The field, now hallowed ground, is the site where 40 passengers and crew members lost their ...

Court rebukes area judge

The Pennsylvania Superior Court, in an opinion this week, concluded that a Huntingdon County judge abused his power when he dismissed felony drug charges against an inmate serving life without parole for first-degree murder. In a February opinion laden with sarcasm, Huntingdon County ...

Centre County center of local outbreak

For the first time Friday, an area county passed the 1,000 mark for COVID-19 cases to date: Centre, with 1,062. None of the other five are even close: Cambria is next, with 515; followed by Blair, with 511; then Huntingdon, 392; Clearfield, 270; and Bedford, 199. That seems largely to ...

Tyrone man faces charges in fatal hunting accident

A Tyrone man faces charges in a December hunting accident that claimed another man’s life. John J. Markel, 56, of Tyrone was hunting with 42-year-old Mahlon Osterhout in a wooded area off Route 453 north of Tyrone at dusk on Dec. 2 when he shot Osterhout while trying to down a whitetail ...

Driver accused of stalking

An Altoona food delivery driver is accused of stalking a customer. Robert S. Wales, 53, of Altoona was working as a food delivery driver for DoorDash when Altoona police allege he started stalking a city woman to whom he delivered food on the afternoon of Sept. 4. According to the charges, ...

HASD, Spring Cove foundations see donations drop

School foundations in Hollidaysburg and the Cove continue to work through fundraising and donation challenges posed by the coronavirus pandemic. Jodie Albarano, executive director of the Hollidaysburg Area School District Foundation, said the group brought in just over $68,000 from 2019-20, ...

Failed vote leaves dim relief hopes

A failed attempt at a scaled-down relief bill — the latest effort to secure funds amid the coronavirus pandemic — left Congress at an impasse Thursday, leaving a hodgepodge of state and federal policies to support those hit hardest. Pennsylvania’s senators were split Thursday when a ...

Tyrone police seek drug suspects

Tyrone police continue to look for suspects charged in last week’s drug sweep. The round-up of about 20 people accused of dealing drugs in 2019 and 2020 was carried out Wednesday and Thursday in Tyrone by Tyrone police, narcotics agents with the state Attorney General’s Office, and ...

Cambria to host tax sale seminar

EBENSBURG — The Redevelopment Authority and Tax Claim Bureau of Cambria County will host an Act 152 and Tax Sale seminar from 1:30 to 2:30 p.m. Wednesday at Duman Lake County Park, Pavilion 2. The park is at 157 County Park Road in Ebensburg. The seminar is open to the public and free to ...

Judge to reconsider sentence

HOLLIDAYSBURG -- A Blair County judge has at least three options at a Sept. 21 hearing when he reconsiders a minimum three-month prison sentence imposed on a Bedford County man convicted of charges accusing him of supplying ingredients for a meth lab in Altoona. If Judge Daniel J. Milliron ...

PARSE meeting set

The Centre County Chapter of the Pennsylvania Association of Retired State Employees will meet at Hoss’s Steak & Sea House in State College at 11:45 a.m. Thursday. Hoss’s is at 1450 N. Atherton St. Members and guests are on their own for lunch. Lori Fisher, Gallery Manager of the ...

BEHIND THE DESK: Nathan W. Karn Sr.

Address: Evey Black Attorneys LLC, 401 Allegheny St., Hollidaysburg; 902 E. Main St., Roaring Spring Telephone number: 814-695-7581, Hollidaysburg office; 814-224-5162, Roaring Spring office Position: Managing partner Years with company: 20 years at the end of November 2020 Family: Wife, ...

Logan Valley Mall to host New Year Resolutions Expo

The 2020 New Year Resolutions Expo (NYRE) will take place from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Nov. 21 at the Logan Valley Mall. It’s sponsored by the Altoona Mirror and is designed for everyone who would like to successfully start the new year with a new resolution (and keep it.) Many people wait ...

Deeds

­­­Blair County Therese L. Gieg to Matthew P. and Erin A. Gieg, Hollidaysburg, $100,000. Samantha N. Campbell to Joseph E. Napora and Megan N. Dunlop, property in Blair Township, $305,000. Sherrie Louvon Walters to Todd R. Leydig and Delene J. Foster, property in Blair Township, ...

Never forget — In a year of social distancing, virus alters Sept. 11, too

NEW YORK — In a year when the coronavirus pandemic has reshaped countless American rituals, even the commemoration of 9/11 could not escape unchanged. The 19th anniversary of the terror attacks will be marked by dueling ceremonies at the Sept. 11 memorial plaza and a corner near the World ...

More arrests made in sweep

For a second day, Tyrone police, along with state narcotics agents and members of the Blair County Drug Task Force turned their focus on arresting the targets of multiple investigations into methamphetamine and heroin. “We are very fortunate the Attorney General’s Office coordinates the ...

Blair retirement board eyes real estate funds in pension plan

HOLLIDAYSBURG — The board managing Blair County’s pensions wants to reduce its investment in real estate funds, a pursuit initiated in 2017 that is no longer generating desired returns. Real estate funds, producing a 6% to 7% return for the county’s plan before the coronavirus pandemic, ...

ISC awards Lakemont dredging contract

The Intergovernmental Stormwater Committee on Thursday awarded a $1.22 million contract for dredging of the pond at Lakemont Park to low bidder Glenn O. Hawbaker Inc. of State College. The cost is about $500,000 less than a pre-bid estimate. There were three other bids, spanning from ...

Blair joins steps effort

HOLLIDAYSBURG —Blair County leaders are joining an effort encouraging county residents to register 100 million steps by Nov. 7. The effort is sponsored by the Let’s Move Blair County Committee and the Blair County Chamber of Commerce Workplace Wellness Committee, both associated with the ...

‘Dangerous structure’ concerning

Hollidaysburg Borough Council voted Thursday to investigate a “dangerous structure” downtown. Council also approved conditional use for a parking lot for the Presbyterian Village at Hollidaysburg, and accepted the resignation of a staff member. Gerald Harbison, director of Planning and ...