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Veterans director seeks apology

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HOLLIDAYSBURG — The director of Blair County’s Veterans Affairs Department is asking county leaders for a letter of apology and admission of faulty actions in responding to an illegal recording of a telephone conversation he had with a fake IRS agent. Veterans director Patrick Young, a ...

Bankruptcies

Public Records

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 ...

Workplace

Local Business

New hires and promotions -- Kristin Cowger, formerly of Hollidaysburg, has accepted a position with the American Ballet Company in Los Angeles. Cowger, who trained at Allegheny Ballet Company, has been with the Richmond Ballet for the past four years. -- Tom Seasoltz of Altoona has been ...

Protect property during partnerships

Local Business

One way to grow your business is by reaching out to strategic partners who offer complementary products or services or who otherwise can work with you to the mutual advantage of both your businesses. Strategic partnerships can expand your market reach and help you achieve more sales. But ...

Rise in Blair prison population linked to female inmates

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HOLLIDAYSBURG — The inmate population at the Blair County Prison has been climbing for a year now and is showing no sign of declining. May’s population, so far, is averaging around 332 inmates, slightly higher than April’s 327 average and slightly lower than March’s 342 average. But ...

Magisterial District judges

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Filed before California Avenue Magisterial District Judge Steven D. Jackson: Charges waived to court Nov. 29 – Dec. 6: William M. Franz Jr., 38, 1022 Fourth Ave., Altoona, charged by Logan Township police with robbery, conspiracy, aggravated assault, simple assault and theft by unlawful ...

City man faces assault charges

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An Altoona man faces charges after police say he assaulted wife. Caleb M. Thompson, 38 of 1115 16th Ave., was taken into custody by Altoona police on domestic violence charges after police said they were called to UPMC Altoona for an incident that occurred at the couple’s residence at 1 ...

Nurses crucial in patient care

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HOLLIDAYSBURG — Residents at Garvey Manor and Our Lady of the Alleghenies receive care from an educationally diverse mix of nurses, said registered nurse Becky Wilson, director of nursing. The facility employs 90 certified nursing assistants, 35 licensed practical nurses and 20 registered ...

The Twilight Zone is alive

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The following story is true and nothing was changed, altered or added to protect the innocent. Often when talking to people who are fans of my writing, the question, “How do you come up with the ideas for your columns,” always comes up. While I have addressed this subject in my column ...

Police reports

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Hollidaysburg state police - Stephen Campbell, 28, Tyrone, was charged with theft on April 6 on the 100 block of Wayward Lane in Snyder Township for allegedly not returning tools that were lent to him valued at $515. Bedford state police - Kevin Auker, 18, Schellsburg, was arrested April ...

Tyrone woman faces drug charges

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A Tyrone woman is in jail on drug charges after an unexpected visit was made to her home by probation officers, police say. Heather Kay Taylor, 31, 815 Tipton Road of Tyrone was arrested at her residence after probation officers conducted a home visit. While officers attempted contact, there ...

Liquor sales up to voters

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Three Blair County municipalities — Roaring Spring, Williamsburg and North Woodbury Township — have referendums on their ballots to allow liquor sales. The questions in Roaring Spring and Williamsburg, if passed, would allow the granting of liquor licenses within those boroughs. The ...

Area

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Trail construction planned Construction of a “Born Learning Trail” at Lakemont Park has been delayed until May 29 to avoid some weather-related issues. The Blair County Chamber of Commerces’s Young Professionals of Blair County is seeking volunteers — preferably other young ...

Men face stolen vehicle charges

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Two Altoona men are facing charges after Altoona police say they stole a vehicle. Quynten Savoy Castell-­anos, 23, of 1127 Seventh Ave., and Jordan Miller, no age or address given, are charged with criminal conspiracy, theft and receiving stolen property. Police allege that on April 24, ...

Man dies while fishing at area dam

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A Philipsburg man is dead after a fishing incident, police say. William Jones, 72, fell while fishing in the Cold Stream Dam in Philipsburg, Centre County, on Friday afternoon. Bystanders pulled Jones from the water and gave care until EMS arrived. Jones could not be resuscitated, according ...

Blair Democratic candidates

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The following are the candidates listed on the Blair County Democratic ballot. See Page A13 for the Republican list. Commissioner (2) Laura Burke Ted Beam Jr. Magisterial District Judge (1) Rick Benzel Edward C. Kreuz Jr. Edward E. Zang Matt Dunio Altoona mayor (1) Bridgette ...

Northern Cambria County races

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The following list includes selected races from the Republican and Democratic ballots: Republican ballot Superior Court judge (2) Rebecca Warren Megan McCarthy King Christylee Peck County commissioner (2) Scott Hunt Raymond Guzic Paul Seitz Howard D. Terndrup Jerry ...

Blair Republican candidates listed

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The following are the Republican candidates listed on the ballot for Blair County. See Page A11 for the Democratic list. Commissioner (2) Chuck Gomerac Bruce Kelley Bruce Erb Joseph A. Zolna Amy Webster Debra Weston Controller (1) August C. Stickel IV Treasurer (1) James ...

Marriage licenses

Public Records

Blair County Edward L.G. Antigua and Thomas A. Miller, both of Tyrone. Ian M. Greene and Rhiannon Seymour, both of Tyrone. Stephen J. Gelletta Jr. and Bethany A. Housel, both of Roaring Spring. Curtis L. Mickel and Sierra N. Yingling, both of Duncansville. Justin W. Decker, Tyrone, ...

Divorces

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Blair County ZONFRILLI — Jamie S., Altoona; Renee H., Roaring Spring. Married June 4, 2011. MONTGOMERY — Katrina M., Altoona; William J., Altoona. Married Sept. 27, 2014. AUNGST — Jerrett T., Altoona; Jessica N., Hollidays-burg. Married Sept. 27, 2010. MERRITTS — Jacob W., ...