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Ebensburg readies for Dickens of a Christmas

EBENSBURG — Ebensburg’s 14th annual Dickens of a Christmas will take place Friday to Dec. 8. Events kick off on Friday with special activities at the Cambria County Courthouse during the day. County employees will decorate the row offices in the theme of a Winter Wonderland. The ...

Vets home plans open house

DUNCANSVILLE — The Hollidaysburg Veterans Home, 138 Veterans Blvd., will have an open house from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Tuesday. The Hollidaysburg Veterans Home provides memory, personal and skilled nursing care, said Deborah Nesbella, Hollidaysburg Veterans Home commandant. The HVH provides ...

United Way seeking projects

United Way of Blair County Seeking Projects and Volunteers for 5th annual Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service. United Way of Blair County will host the 5th annual Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service on Jan. 20. This day of service is a great opportunity for nonprofit agencies ...

Latin learning not lost in translation

Little did I know, way back in 1949, that learning the Latin language from teacher David L. Shaffer at Morrison Cove High School would serve me well 70 years later. When “quid pro quo” became the central accusation in the impeachment inquiry against President Donald Trump, I didn’t need ...

Burns sets open house

EBENSBURG — State Rep. Frank Burns, D-Johnstown, will host four holiday open house events at his offices for residents. The dates, times and locations for this week are: - 1 to 2 p.m. Tuesday at the Patton office, 405 Park Ave. - 4 to 6 p.m. Wednesday at the Ebensburg Office, 119 S. Center ...

Honor guard subject of book

BEDFORD — The Bedford County Historical Society will host William Roy Mock, author of “A Final Salute: Gloves On /Safety Off” at 2 p.m. Dec. 7 for a book presentation and signing on the first floor of the society’s library, 6441 Lincoln Highway. “A Final Salute: Gloves On/Safety ...

Hershey bound

Bishop Guilfoyle Catholic High School football team members celebrate their 11-7 win over Lackawanna Trail on Friday afternoon in the PIAA Class 1A semifinal game held in Danville. The Marauders will take on Farrell on Thursday in Hershey for the state championship. See story on Page B1. (Photo ...

Moye to be resentenced for murder

The Pennsylvania Superior Court on Wednesday afternoon ordered that a Bedford County man, Deauntay Dontaz Moye, 21, who committed murder as a teenager, be resentenced. In a 20-page opinion authored by Judge Deborah A. Kunselman, the appeals court all but ruled out the reimposition of life ...

Police search nets gun, drugs

A gun found when police uncovered suspected drug dealing out of two Altoona motel rooms was stolen, police said this week. Two motel rooms in Altoona drew suspicion last weekend after staff noticed a lot of people coming and going at all hours of the day and night. According to police, ...

City man accused of intimidating alleged victim

A city man who was due to appear in court this week on assault charges must also answer to allegations he intimidated the alleged victim. Mark Socey, 47, was charged in late October with simple assault and disorderly conduct stemming from a domestic dispute on Oct. 12, and while free and ...

Blair dog licenses available for purchase Monday

HOLLIDAYSBURG — Pennsylvania’s 2020 dog licenses distributed by Blair County Treasurer James Carothers will become available for purchase starting Monday. Prices for the annual tags remain at $8.50, with discounts for dogs that are neutered or spayed. Discounts are also available for ...

Winter storm watch in effect

A winter storm watch is in effect for Blair and Cambria counties Saturday night through Sunday evening. National Weather Service meteorologist Michael Colbert stressed that it’s only a “watch,” which means it’s possible but not imminent. Total snow accumulation of up to 1 inch and ...

Coming Sunday …

Some highlights to look for in the Mirror’s upcoming Sunday edition: - Skills of Central PA is the Mirror’s recipient for its 15th annual Season of Sharing program. Russ O’Reilly reports on Skills’ mission. - Three area ballet companies will be staging the holiday classic “The ...

Court denies inmate’s petition

An attempt by a state prison inmate who was incarcerated in Huntingdon County to create new rights challenging timeliness rules for filing petitions in a criminal case has been denied by the Pennsylvania Superior Court. The court on Monday upheld a decision by Huntingdon County Judge George ...

City woman jailed

An Altoona woman remains in jail on charges that methamphetamine and heroin were found on her during a traffic stop. Patricia A. Tabor, 49, was arrested about 8 p.m. Nov. 22, after the car she was riding in was stopped at the intersection of Ninth Avenue and 17th Street and officers found 85 ...

City man faces gun, drug charges

A city man arrested over methamphetamine and a stolen gun is slated to appear in court this week. Donald E. Jones, 34, of Altoona, was wanted on a domestic violence arrest warrant when Altoona police got a tip Nov. 22 that Jones was at the Super 8 Motel on Fairway Drive, according to charges ...

Court upholds ending dad’s rights

An order by a Bedford County judge terminating the parental rights of a father has been upheld by a state appeals court, even though it was determined the bond between the father and his two children remains strong. Judge Thomas S. Ling determined that in the best interests of the ...

Tyrone officer plays part in student-crafted movie

When Tyrone police officer Scott Turnbaugh got an email recently asking for department volunteers to act in a movie, he barely thought about it before answering “yes.” If he had paused to contemplate playing a part — even in a movie made by students in a Penn State cinema class — he ...

Hunters address season changes

Saturday marks the first time in more than 50 years that firearms deer season won’t begin on a Monday. The change from the traditional Monday after Thanksgiving to Saturday wasn’t totally popular when it was proposed last year by Pennsylvania Game Commission. But regardless of how ...

Clearfield pair held without bail on child porn charges

CLEARFIELD — Two Clearfield residents are being held in the Clearfield County Jail without bail on sexual assault and numerous child porn charges. Jackson Curtis Martin III, 44, is facing 1,868 felony charges including 1,700 counts of child pornography, 148 counts of photograph/film/depict ...