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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

Local News

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

Public Records

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, ...

Casting about

Local News

The setting sun makes the water shimmer at Prince Gallitzin State Park as boaters take advantage of the warm weather and calm water to try their luck at catching a “big one.” Mirror photo by Patrick Waksmunski

Confederate flag at parade draws ire

Local News

EBENSBURG — A group of Ebensburg citizens drawn together by their common outrage over a Confederate flag’s appearance during a Memorial Day parade has attracted national attention through an online petition, which seeks to prohibit its future appearance at borough events. Asked how seeing ...

YMCA limiting 4th race entries

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After having canceled the first two events of its 2020 road race series because of the coronavirus, the Blair Regional YMCA will hold its July 4 race for the 48th time, given that Blair County is now in the green phase of reopening. But there will be social distancing restrictions that will ...

Second Blair care facility reports virus case

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Blair County has a second COVID-19 case in a long-term care facility — that of a personal care resident at Presbyterian Village at Hollidaysburg, according to the Presbyterian Senior Living website. The first case was in Hillview Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center in Altoona, a case first ...

HASD approves budget without tax increase

Local News

HOLLIDAYSBURG — The Hollidaysburg Area School Board on Wednesday evening approved its 2020-21 budget without a tax increase. The budget lists expenditures of $52,900,247 with $49,826,705 in revenue, leaving an initial deficit of a little more than $3 million. However, with planned use of ...

Blair employees question COVID-19 protocol plan

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HOLLIDAYSBURG — Blair County employees are raising questions and concerns about a plan to be put into place if an employee develops a probable or confirmed case of COVID-19. The plan calls for sheriff deputies to begin taking employee temperatures when employees arrive for work at the ...

Blair County sheriff dog recuperating

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HOLLIDAYSBURG — The Blair County sheriff dog is recuperating from surgery to repair his anterior cruciate ligament, also known as ACL surgery. The dog, K9 Rik, sustained a minor tear to his ligament during training, according to the office’s online posting. The office has enough money ...

Police: Lock Haven man shot at troopers

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KYLERTOWN — Attempted homicide charges have been filed against a Lock Haven man who allegedly shot at police early Thursday morning as he tried to flee a traffic stop in Clearfield County. Police say Quintin Michael Titus, 25, was driving a Chevrolet truck with a license plate registered to ...

Man accused of selling drugs

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A Duncansville man is in jail after he allegedly sold methamphetamine out of a Logan Township motel. Shane T. Kuhns, 22, of Duncansville was taken into custody late Wednesday at the Rodeway Inn on Sterling Street after he sold $600 worth of methamphetamine to a police informant, according to ...