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Bankruptcies

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The following people have made filings in U.S. Bankruptcy Court in Pittsburgh. Chapter 7 involves selling assets to pay debts. Chapter 13 is a plan to pay debts using income. Chapter 11 involves reorganization to pay off debt. The information is from the Pittsburgh Legal Journal. Filings ...

Behind the Desk: Kristina McAllister

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Address: 2322 Curryville Road, Martinsburg Telephone number: 793-3783 Website: agchoice.com Position: Regional lending manager Years with company: 10 years Family: Husband, Joe Zug What products or services does your company provide? AgChoice Farm Credit specializes in providing farm, ...

As COVID-19 disrupts life, area police modify procedures

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While COVID-19 continues to disrupt daily life, area police departments say it’s business as usual, with some extra precautions being put in place to protect officers and the public. “We’re still responding to emergency calls, but we will handle as much as we can by phone,” said ...

Officials forced to change routines

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As the coronavirus continues to spread across the state, businesses have been forced to change their normal operating routines, and government and law-enforcement are no exception. Municipal police departments have been issued masks and are changing procedures for handling calls. Greg Wyandt, ...

Man: I never made any money from drug deals

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HOLLIDAYSBURG — A Bellwood man has been ordered to spend almost five years in prison for drug sales to support his addiction. Robert A. “Pappy” Mills, who rendered no contest pleas in January to offenses associated with six illegal drug sales, told Blair County President Elizabeth Doyle ...

Reps weighing relief efforts

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Congress is debating the next steps in a massive government response to the new coronavirus pandemic, now surging across the country and throwing daily life into disarray. Even as hospitals in the hardest-hit areas record more cases of the COVID-19 illness, Congress is moving to aid the ...

Camp sites shutting down

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HUNTINGDON — The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Baltimore District, has closed or delayed the opening of Corps-owned and managed recreation sites indefinitely, effective immediately, due to the concern for public health and safety of its employees and the visiting public during the COVID-19 ...

Boscov’s closes all stores, offices

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Boscov’s has temporarily closed all stores and offices, including the one in Logan Town Centre, to try to reduce the spread of the COVID-19 coronavirus. “Throughout this crisis, our first priority has always been the health and safety of our coworkers, customers and our communities. We ...

Blair prison’s future explored

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HOLLIDAYSBURG — A four-member committee has been formed to take the lead in exploring a future for the aged Blair County Prison. Controller A.C. Stickel, who became prison board chairman in January, will be on the prison expansion committee, a group assigned to explore all options for the ...

Shutdown order delayed

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HARRISBURG — In response to numerous concerns expressed by business leaders and lawmakers, enforcement of Gov. Tom Wolf’s order for all non-life-sustaining businesses to close has been delayed until Monday, according to Sen. Judy Ward. The delay in enforcement will provide additional time ...

Bank service drive-up only

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First Commonwealth Bank announced that its branch offices will switch to drive-up only service and lobby hours by appointment in reaction to the spread of coronavirus. Lobby appointments can be made by calling local offices. The change begins Monday and will be in place for all offices ...

Divorces

Public Records

Editor’s note: The following information was provided by the prothonotary’s offices at area county courthouses. Blair County AULT — Jacqueline A., Altoona; Donald L. McVeytown. Married Aug. 25, 2004. PODELCO — Brittany N.; Levi D., both of Altoona. Married May 4, 2019. PHILLIPS ...

Marriage licenses

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Editor’s note: the following information was provided by the prothonotary’s offices at area county courthouses. Blair County Derrick M. Tardive and Alysha A. Hill, both of Hollidaysburg. Henry A. Nerren Jr. and Jalea D. Lauck, both of Altoona. Nathan K. Miller and Elaina E. Gleason, ...

Economic rescue passes $1 trillion

COVID-19

WASHINGTON — Negotia­tors from Congress and the White House resumed top-level talks Saturday on a ballooning $1 trillion-plus economic rescue package, urged by President Donald Trump to strike a deal to steady a nation thoroughly upended by the coronavirus pandemic. It was an extraordinary ...

COVID-19 outbreak upends elections

COVID-19

ATLANTA — U.S. elections have been upended by the coronavirus pandemic. At least 13 states have postponed voting and more delays are possible as health officials warn that social distancing and other measures to contain the virus might be in place for weeks, if not months. The states that ...

Holiday lights are brightening dark times

COVID-19

CONCORD, N.H. — At a time of great uncertainty, even the seasons seem scrambled. Christmas lights in springtime? Wrapped around a tree trunk in Colorado, fashioned into a heart in Alabama and hung high over Main Street in a New Hampshire town, holiday lights are going back up. As the ...

Nation briefs

COVID-19

Factories pivot to fight coronavirus DETROIT, Michigan — Factories that crank out cars and trucks are looking into making ventilators. Distilleries intended for whiskey and rum to instead turn out hand sanitizers and disinfectants. An electronics maker that builds display screens ...

Stranded US tourists try to return

COVID-19

Linda Scruggs and Mike Rustici trained for months to hike the winding trails leading to Machu Picchu’s complex of Inca ruins. So they were thrilled when their flight landed earlier this month in the Peruvian capital. They did part of their trek but wound up trapped in a Lima hotel room for ...

Federal inmate tests positive for virus

COVID-19

WASHINGTON — An inmate at a federal jail in New York City has tested positive for coronavirus, marking the first confirmed case in the federal prison system. The inmate, who is housed at the Metropolitan Detention Center in Brooklyn, complained of chest pains on Thursday, a few days after ...

Coronavirus reaches Centre County

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It’s getting closer. The coronavirus has shown up in Centre County, the first county contiguous to Blair, after having been no closer than Westmoreland, on the other side of Cambria, according to information from the state Department of Health. The virus’s entry into central ...