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Blair County Jane Ellen Everett to Joseph S. and Brenda L. Veckov, property in Allegheny Township, $168,000. Cecile C.S. Peters to Rebecca A. Kelly, 1203 Allegheny St., Hollidaysburg, $130,000. Jeremy Charles and Melissa May Hetrick to Justin Charles and Krista Elsie Hetrick, property in ...

Behind the desk: Beth Wagner

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What products or services does your company provide? Full-service pet grooming for all dog breeds with deep conditioning treatments, deshedding treatments and teeth brushing maintenance, just to name a few. Who are your customers? So many are clients that have been with me for 20 years. My ...

Ex-Commissioner Beam switches parties

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HOLLIDAYSBURG — Former Blair County Commissioner Ted Beam Jr. is now a Republican. The longtime Democrat who lost his bid in November for a third term as commissioner said Friday that he changed parties, an action he started considering before the November election. “I received a door ...

CRBC to construct new park

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On Thursday, for the second time in two days, it was announced that a church group has donated property on Sixth Avenue at 23rd Street so a secular organization can create a facility to benefit the community. In the first case, the Simpson-Temple United Parish congregation gave its church ...

Bedford historians to meet

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The Bedford County Historical Society will hold its quarterly meeting at 2 p.m. Feb. 8. The meeting was rescheduled because of Saturday’s inclement weather. The meeting will be held on the first floor of the society’s barn at 6441 Lincoln Highway in Bedford. Jared Frederick will speak ...

Womens meeting planned

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The Blair County Federation of Democratic Women will meet at 6 p.m. Tuesday at Perkins restaurant in Altoona. Plans for the annual spring tea, invitations to candidates and speakers, fundraisers and community events will be discussed. All registered women Democrats are invited to attend. ...

Marriage licenses

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Editor’s note: The following information was provided by the prothonotary’s offices at area county courthouses. Bedford County Danny Alan Slack, Schellsburg, and Lori Lynn Copley, Bedford. Drew Michael Handwork and Renae Nicole Guenther, both of New Paris. Devin Scott Whitfield and ...

Divorces

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Editor’s note: The following information was provided by the prothonotary’s offices at area county courthouses. Bedford County RAGER — Jo Ann; Raymond S., both of New Paris. SCHREIBER — Chantel P., Clearville; Lucas D., Hopewell. HARKLEROAD — Amber; Kevin, both of ...

Convicted murderer could get parole

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HOLLIDAYSBURG — The Altoona man convicted of first-degree murder in the brutal 1988 stabbing death of Pasquale J. Lascoli of Altoona no longer faces life in prison without the chance of parole. Based on a new sentence of 40 years to life handed down Friday morning by Senior Judge Daniel ...

Fence spat proves divisive

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DUNCANSVILLE — In the poem “Mending Wall,” Robert Frost’s narrator quotes the farmer next door, “Good fences make good neighbors.” A proposal for a fence between a church and a business here has turned the relationship of those two neighbors bad. The proposal by Hicks United ...

Off the rails

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Norfolk Southern personnel and contractors work to clean up a five-car derailment Friday afternoon near Cresson that occurred shortly before 6 a.m. Friday. Three of the five loaded grain cars turned on their sides near Second Street. The derailment was visible from the overpass of eastbound ...

Alleged assault leads to charges

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A Duncansville man faces charges over an alleged assault in September that left a woman with a broken jaw. Shawn Lee Warner, 44, of Duncansville was arraigned Wednesday on a felony aggravated assault charge along with misdemeanor counts of simple assault and terroristic threats stemming from ...

Bartender accused of drinking at work

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An Altoona bartender faces charges after state police said she was drinking on the job. Melissa Stroh, 45, was charged last week with a misdemeanor charge of drinking while tending bar after a trooper with the state police’s Bureau of Liquor Control Enforcement allegedly watched Stroh ...

East Freedom man faces drug, fleeing charges

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An East Freedom man is behind bars after police said he tried to run from officers after a traffic stop on Plank Road. Ronnie V. Snyder, 27, of East Freedom was taken into custody about 2 a.m. Thursday, after he jumped from a Chevrolet SUV and started running from Allegheny Township police ...

Coalport woman faces new counts

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DUBOIS –– A Coalport woman already facing burglary charges for allegedly breaking into a Clearfield County garage, has been charged with felony criminal trespass for an incident in another part of the county. State police say Kristin R. Ricciotti, 43; a Coalport man, Joel Riley McCellan, ...

Winter splendor

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From left: Haleh Haerian, Mehrdad Ghaffari, both physicians at UPMC Altoona, Kelly Morrissey and Lori Demko, a nurse practitioner, enjoy UPMC’s sixth annual Winter Splendor celebration Friday night at the Blair County Convention Center. The event, which supports UPMC Altoona’s emergency ...

Magisterial district judges

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Filed before Altoona Magisterial District Judge Benjamin F. Jones: Roy C. Lucas, 55, 2522 Beale Ave., charged by Altoona police with diversion of services, April 24. Charge was dismissed June 6. Charges waived to court June 5-6: Brian A. Lassiter, 33, 1106 14th Ave., Apt. 1, charged ...

Coming Sunday

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Area school districts talk about how they are dealing with the reversal of the 2017 “lunch shaming law,” which enables school districts to again serve alternative lunches to students without money and who don’t qualify for federal free and reduced-price lunches. Russ O’Reilly ...

Falling bricks close Luigetta’s Restaurant

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HOLLIDAYSBURG — It was business as usual for a while on Thursday at Luigetta’s Restaurant, despite some exterior damage to the 322 N. Juniata St. building. “I got a call from the police about 6:30 a.m. saying bricks had fallen off the back of the building. Everything is fine inside the ...

James “Frankie” Rodgers gets 40-years-to-life in resentencing

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The Altoona man convicted of murder in the 1988 stabbing death of Pasquale J. Lascoli of Altoona is no longer facing life in prison without parole. James "Frankie" Rodgers, who was 17 years old at the time of the murder, will be eligible for parole in about eight years, based on a ...