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Lauver plans race for AASD board seat

Clair Lauver, 45, of Walton Avenue, has announced his candidacy as a Republican for the Altoona Area School Board. He is a 1991 graduate of Altoona Area High School, as well as a graduate of the Greater Altoona Career and Technology Center. Lauver is a lifetime member of the Logan ...

Tyrone

Community Clean Up Day set Tyrone Community Clean Up Day will be held from 8 to 11:30 a.m. Saturday. The day begins with breakfast at Joshua House at 8 a.m. and volunteers will be split into groups. A picnic lunch will be provided at 11:30 a.m. at Pavilion 1 at Reservoir Park. Anyone ...

Local airport getting waiver

HOLLIDAYSBURG — Three central Pennsylvania airports, including the Altoona-Blair County Airport, are among 11 expecting to receive temporary waivers so they can continue offering daily passenger flights. The U.S. Department of Transportation, in an order distributed Monday, recognized 11 ...

Pair objects to using reserve

Altoona Area School Board members Sharon Bream and Ed Kreuz again protested Monday that the cost of renovating a bank building for administration offices and other costs are coming out of the capital reserve and general fund instead of the $88 million high school project budget. When the high ...

Police: City man stalked woman

A city man is in jail after Logan Township police say he stalked a woman and threatened to kill her husband. Gary A. White, 41, of 116 E. Second Ave., is accused of repeatedly calling the woman about 8 p.m. Saturday, and after she and her husband drove away from their Logan Township home to ...

Habitat for Humanity to host dinner, auction

There will be a luau dinner and silent and live auctions Saturday at the Bedford American Legion at 3271 Business 220 to support the Bedford Habitat for Humanity. Doors open at 5 p.m. with dinner at 6. The silent auction will be at 7 and the live auction at 8. Tickets are $25 per person. ...

Logan tries again for Leopold

In mid-2016, when the Logan Township supervisors applied to the state Department of Community and Economic Development for a $225,000 competitive grant for improvements at Leopold Park, Planning Director Cassandra Schmick estimated the odds of success were slim. Her pessimism proved ...

Pa. Superior Court upholds parental termination case

The Pennsylvania Superior Court has upheld a decision by a Huntingdon County judge who terminated the parental rights of a father because of safety concerns for the child. President Judge George N. Zanic on Oct. 24 granted a request by Huntingdon County Children and Youth Service Agency ...

Blair County Tea Party plans 10th anniversary

The Blair County Tea Party will celebrate the 10th anniversary of the Tea Party movement at noon April 15 at the Blair County Courthouse, 423 Allegheny St., Hollidaysburg. Featured speakers will include Art Halvorson, Blair County Sheriff Jim Ott and former state Rep. John ...

Area

#TealTuesday to raise awareness and support for sexual assault survivors Family Services Inc. urges people to wear teal today on #TealTuesday to raise awareness and support for survivors of sexual assault. The organization encourages people who participate to post a picture wearing teal to ...

Commission rethinks CWD approach

The Pennsylvania Game Commission wants to establish its credibility with hunters in Blair and Bedford counties where the agency says chronic wasting disease threatens the future of the deer population in the entire state. Game Commission Executive Director Bryan Burhans has acknowledged ...

Ebensburg woman forges unique path with consignment shop

Patty Kubat believes that stylish fashion should be both affordable and fun and incorporates that perspective into her business, It’s Worth Repeating, a clothing consignment store located at 4848 Admiral Peary Highway. Stocked with new or gently used, fashionable attire and accessories, ...

Borough to use mulch on trail

DUNCANSVILLE — Borough consulting engineer Tom Levine recently worked up a plan for replacing a flood-damaged stretch of trail at Duncansville Community Park using asphalt, a job that would require significant excavation, regrading and seeding — and one that would cost $65,000 in liquid ...

‘That date hangs heavy on my heart’

Ten years ago on a placid early spring day, Nicholas A. Horner, then 28, a distraught Army veteran of the Iraq war, shot his way into the Subway restaurant on 58th Street, purportedly to obtain money. In opening fire at the restaurant’s back door, Horner killed 19-year-old Scott Thomas ...

Williams family shares faith, grief

Raymond Williams, 64, was depicted by his daughter, Melanie Kollar of Chambersburg, as “just a fun guy.” The 64-year-old Williams, who lived most of his life in the borough of Northern Cambria, was in the insurance business. He also loved technology, coffee, rebuilding cars and was among ...

Work on I-99 looms again, but with differences

PennDOT is planning for construction again this year on I-99 north of Altoona, and again there will be lane restrictions — as there were much of last year, officials said at the annual District 9 outreach on Thursday. “Here we go,” said Blair County Commissioner Ted Beam Jr., who was ...

State court denies petition

The Pennsylvania Sup­reme Court this week denied a petition for appeal filed by Stanley Leo Spriggs, 64, of McConnellsburg, Fulton County, who is serving a life sentence for the murder of a Johnstown man. Spriggs allegedly was part of a trio that traveled to Johnstown on July 17, 2015, to ...

Poll shows Pennsylvania voters back climate action

Pennsylvania voters are serious about climate change, according to a new poll. But for their representatives in Harrisburg and Washington, solutions aren’t always up for debate. A wide majority of Pennsylvanians registered to vote, 67 percent, believe climate change is already causing ...

New wheels give children opportunity to get around

The Saint Francis Uni­versity Physical Therapy Department produced a way for children with limited mobility to experience what it feels like to be in control and on the move. Whether they are limited by cerebral palsy, down syndrome, spinabifida or another diagnosis, children need to ...