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STATE COLLEGE Company offering electricity Nittany Energy of State College is now offering electricity. Nittany Energy, which encompasses Nittany Oil and Nittany MinitMart, is a locally owned and operated family company. Nittany Oil has been serving Pennsyl­va­nia families for more than 50 ...

Sutton emotional after acquittal

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HOLLIDAYSBURG — An Altoona man was acquitted of all charges Wednesday in Blair County Court, ending a three-day trial in which he was accused of indecently assaulting his former girlfriend’s young daughters. Michael Francis Sutton, 24, began smiling and crying upon hearing the deputy ...

Blair salary study under HR review

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HOLLIDAYSBURG — Blair County’s job classification and salary study has generated reports with information that may or may not be available for use in planning the county’s 2020 budget. Commissioners Chairman Bruce Erb said Tuesday the study’s report with information on job ...

Blair Twp. police probe fatal motorcycle accident

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Police in Blair Township continue to investigate a motorcycle crash that claimed the life of a Johnstown woman. Blair County Coroner Patricia Ross said Wednesday that 52-year-old Joyce Faith of Johnstown died from a head injury at UPMC Altoona after the motorcycle she was riding as a ...

City man charged in hit-and-run

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An Altoona man has been charged in a hit-and-run crash. Dean Camm, 45, of Altoona, faces a misdemeanor accident involving damage to an attended vehicle charge along with several traffic violations stemming from a crash in late August in which Logan Township police alleged he drove ...

Hurst ‘helped people of Blair County’

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A familiar face will be missing when Operation Our Town’s seventh annual golf tournament tees off Tuesday at Park Hills Golf Club. Elizabeth K. “Betsy” Hurst, 69, Hollidaysburg, died Monday at her residence after an extended illness. “She did a lot of work on our golf tournament. ...

Low math test scores spur re-evaluation

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HOLLIDAYSBURG — Ninth-graders have a difficult time with algebra tests, Hollidaysburg Area School District leaders told the school board Wednesday. The low rate of ninth-graders who passed the algebra Keystone Exam last spring has spurred district educators to re-evaluate the age at which ...

Bellwood-Antis board OKs bond measure

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BELLWOOD — Bellwood-Antis School Board members Tuesday approved a resolution authorizing the issuance of general obligation bonds. Board members agreed not to exceed $2 million in new money for projects, said Superintendent Thomas McInroy. “This resolution gives the board the ...

Police: ‘Erratic’ Tyrone man resisted officers

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A Tyrone man who police say was shirtless, sweaty and yelling at people who were not there is now behind bars after struggling with several Tyrone officers. Timothy P. Ewing, 42, of 1204 Cameron Ave., was taken into custody about 10:15 p.m. Sunday when officers found him on the 1000 block of ...

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Aug. 31, 2019 Oaklynn Leeann Grimes, a daughter born to Alicia M. (Hood) and Wesley D. Grimes of Clearville, at Nason Medical Center, Roaring Spring, at 5:36 p.m. Due to privacy concerns, UPMC Altoona no longer provides birth announcements to the Mirror. To obtain a form to announce a ...

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Applebee’s aids Alex’s Lemonade Stand Applebee’s Neighborhood Grill + Bar restaurants nationwide raised $1.5 million for Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation in a monthlong fundraising campaign. Local Applebee’s franchisee, Apple American Group, raised more than $885,000 across its ...

Central Cambria considers upgrades

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EBENSBURG — The seating capacity at a Central Cambria School Board meeting was filled Monday when the board decided to contract with Eckles Architecture and Engineering for potential athletic facility upgrades costing millions. In January, a committee of district residents and ...

Firefighters recount ‘rescuing’ stuck bird

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The firefighters approached like they would have done for a frightened cat on a roof. But the osprey reacted like a diner during a leisurely meal when the waitress comes to clear the table for another customer. It happened Aug. 24 in the parking lot behind Tyrone Ford, and it came to the ...

Tyrone to explore potential cracks in sidewalk rules

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TYRONE — After a store owner complained at a Borough Council meeting this week that vendors for community events frequently block the sidewalk in front of his business, council asked its solicitor to determine whether an existing ordinance can provide relief or if something else needs to be ...

Blair County votes to spend on courthouse completion

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HOLLIDAYSBURG — Blair County commissioners voted Tuesday to spend $27,000 on change orders aimed at completing the ongoing courthouse renovations and reopening the closed areas of the second floor. A week ago, commissioners agreed to extend the contracts to Oct. 31 for five contractors ...

City man accused of strangulation

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An Altoona man is in jail after he allegedly choked and assaulted his girlfriend. After the alleged assault, the man told her, “I wouldn’t hurt you if I didn’t love or care about you.” Franklin R. Brumbaugh Jr., 38, of 208 1/2 Seventh St., was arraigned Monday night on a charge of ...

Man denies assault charges

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HOLLIDAYSBURG — An Altoona man told a Blair County jury on Tuesday that he never inappropriately touched his former girlfriend’s young daughters. Taking the stand in his own defense, 24-year-old Michael Francis Sutton said he was alone one time in December with the girls, 6 and 4 years ...

Man pleads to metal theft

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CLEARFIELD — A Hawk Run man will spend time in jail for stealing scrap metal and then taking it to the scrap yard where the owner works to sell it. Matthew Alan Wisor, 26, who pleaded guilty Monday in Clearfield County Court, was sentenced by President Judge Fredric J. Ammerman to three ...

Police: Man sold pot, THC wax to informant

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An Altoona man faces charges after state police say he sold THC wax and marijuana to an informant last year. Gage A. Robley, 22, of 512 Third St., was arraigned Tuesday morning on felony and misdemeanor drug charges stemming from two alleged sales to a state police informant in September ...