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Tyrone gets sludge deal

TYRONE — Tyrone Borough Council recently approved a tentative deal with the University Area Joint Authority in State College that would give Tyrone a cheaper destination for its sewer sludge than the landfill where it now goes. The final terms of the potential deal will be contingent on ...

County approves plan to save thousands on record storage

Faced with the rising cost of storing Blair County’s microfilmed records, a group of county employees have come up with a plan they say could save the county hundreds of thousands of dollars — over the next 80 years. “I just wanted to thank them all,” said Commissioner Amy E. Webster, ...

Sherlock faces new charges

A Port Royal man previously arrested in May 2020 for exchanging sexually explicit images with a minor was arraigned Friday on additional charges, court documents stated. Joshua Michael Sherlock, 33, was arraigned by Magisterial District Judge Fred B. Miller and waived his right to a ...

Inmate charged in assault of fellow prisoner

HOLLIDAYSBURG — An inmate who stood outside a Blair County Prison jail cell during the assault of a fellow inmate has rendered a no contest plea to a charge of criminal conspiracy to commit assault by prisoner. Brian Michael Stair, 39, who indicated in court that he’s now living in ...

Sentence appealed for 1997 murder

CLEARFIELD — The appeal for a man convicted of killing a classmate in 1997 was discussed before Senior Judge David E. Grine on Monday in Clearfield County Court. Andrew Callahan, now 39, was charged with the murder of his Glendale High School classmate, Micah Pollock, in Pine Run, Beccaria ...

Glass pleads guilty to touching minor

CLEARFIELD — A Coalport man could spend up to seven years in state prison for inappropriately touching a 12-year-old girl. Kenneth Elroy Glass, 72, pleaded guilty Monday during sentencing court in Clearfield County to misdemeanor counts of corruption of minors and indecent assault related ...