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Gospel Hill flag still inspires residents

Local News

When Altoona resident Tom Bradley returns from a road trip, the United States flag welcomes him from atop Gospel Hill, on 14th Avenue between 14th and 15th streets. “I catch myself looking for it. You can see it from I-99,” Bradley said. Bradley, retired spokesman for the Altoona Area ...

Man’s body found after Bedford County fire

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A late-night fire in Bedford County at what was believed to be an abandoned mobile home led to the discovery of a man’s body. According to state police at Bedford, fire crews were called to the fire at 5177 Allegheny Road, Harrison Township, just after 11 p.m. Thursday and in the process ...

Huntingdon heading to green

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By William Kibler bkibler@altoonamirror.com Huntingdon County will be granted its release by the state on Friday. The county will go from yellow to green on the reopening continuum, two weeks later than Blair, Bedford and Cambria counties and three weeks later than Centre and ...

Medical center sues insurance firm

Local Business

Travelers Insurance Co. of Hartford, Conn., filed papers this week in U.S. District Court, Johnstown, refusing coverage to an area medical center, which is seeking financial damages stemming from the state-ordered shutdown of nonessential businesses due to the spread of the COVID 19 virus. In ...

Roadwork

Local News

Bloomfield Township Work to begin on bridges Wen-Brook Contracting Inc. of Three Springs will begin work on a two-bridge replacement project on Monday in Bloomfield Township, Bedford County, PennDOT said. On Monday, the contractor will begin work on the first bridge carrying Route 867 ...

City woman to pay back taxes

Local News

HOLLIDAYSBURG — An Altoona woman has been ordered to pay $31,211 in back taxes after rendering guilty pleas to criminal charges filed in connection with an audit. Debra A. Frick, 58, apologized Friday in Blair County Court and acknowledged an intention to pay $31,211 to the state Department ...

Protests renew Pa. police reforms

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As protests against police violence continue and public opinion turns solidly toward the Black Lives Matter movement, politicians from Washington to Harrisburg to small cities are taking a serious look at police reform. But “reform” could mean just about anything — from total ...

Alleged meth ring ‘dismantled’

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JOHNSTOWN — A federal grand jury has indicted 38 people after an 18-month investigation into an alleged methamphetamine ring in Clearfield, Centre, Clinton and Erie counties. U.S. Attorney Scott Brady announced the indictment Friday and said it “represents the largest drug investigation ...

Comic shops face adjustments post-coronavirus

COVID-19

FREDERICK, Md. — Comic book shops are about camaraderie as much as their products, and that’s a big help as they work to recover from the COVID-19 pandemic. “(We have) a distinct advantage over lots of small shops because we have more of a loyal and personal base,” said Jon Cohen, ...

City man accused of stealing vehicle

Local News

An Altoona man is in jail after police say he stole a Domino’s pizza delivery driver’s car. Joseph K. Mahorney, 26, allegedly hopped in a Domino’s delivery driver’s Hyundai Sonata about 7:15 p.m. Thursday while the driver was at the door of a home on the 400 block of East Sixth ...

Police: Driver threw mug in road rage case

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A Cambria County man faces charges after Altoona police say he threw a coffee mug at another motorist. Rex Butterbaugh II, 37, of Fallentimber was charged with misdemeanor simple assault and criminal mischief by a summons on Friday and is scheduled to appear at Central Court on July ...

Behind the Desk: Patricia Smith

Local Business

Address: Infant and Toddler Center: 1637 E. Pleasant Valley Blvd, Altoona Preschool and School-Age Center: 284 Greenwood Road, Altoona Telephone number: 942-4221 and 944-1441 Position: Owner/operator Years with company: Purchased the childcare in 2014, but have worked as a preschool teacher ...

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. ...

Meatpacking rebounds, but high prices to stay

COVID-19

OMAHA, Neb. — Meat production has rebounded from its low point during the coronavirus pandemic when dozens of plants were closed, but experts say consumer prices are likely to remain high and it will take months to work through a backlog of millions of pigs and cattle, creating headaches for ...

House Aging committee assesses virus

Local News

HARRISBURG — As the handling of the coronavirus pandemic in Pennsylvania’s long-term care facilities comes under more scrutiny — with over 4,000 of those facilities’ residents dead from the virus — the House Aging and Older Adult Services Committee assessed the situation this ...

Births

Public Records

April 22, 2020 Coralyn Belle Kuhn, a daughter born to Jennifer Lynn Marasco-Kuhn and Christopher Bryan Kuhn, Verona, formerly of Hollidaysburg, at UPMC Magee Women’s Hospital, Pittsburgh, at 2:58 p.m. May 7, 2020 Karsin Jae Reitz, a son born to Kandess H. Zitsch and Travis I. Reitz, ...

Marriage licenses

Public Records

Editor’s note: the following information was provided by the prothonotary’s offices at area county courthouses. Blair County Daniel Harpster and Con-stance Edgar, both of Coalport. Jordan P. Bradley, Claysburg, and Shannon M. Rollan, DuBois. Richard A. Heldibridle and Zoe Beatrice ...

Divorces

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Cambria County RUSSELL — Sharon A.; William C., both of Johnstown. Married June 23, 2016. YOUNG — Melissa S.; Sean P., both of Johnstown. Married Aug. 12, 2013. WILSON — Danielle S.; Paul K., both of Johnstown. Married June 22, 2008. MALONE — Denise A.; William D., both of ...

Deeds

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­­­Blair County Burgundy Bros. Development to John C. Romanowicz and Jeannie M. Campagna, 215-17 Lowell Ave., Altoona, $269,000. Jason L. Cramer to Rebecca L. Delbaggio, 2508-10 Third Ave., Altoona, $92,000. Kaela N. Evans and Kaela N. and Brandon A. Henderson to Derek M. Hoagland, ...