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Grant will help abuse victims

April 18, 2016 HOLLIDAYSBURG — Domestic abuse victims often find it difficult to remove themselves from their troublesome circumstances. Sometimes they live in fear. more »»

Brush fire contained

April 18, 2016 A brush fire scorched about 4 acres in Logan Township on Monday. more »»

Power outage continues

April 18, 2016 Driving toward downtown Altoona on Monday on 17th Street, a blinking arrow sign flashed to warn drivers about the closure of the road’s right lane. more »»

Expansion interests providers

April 18, 2016 MARTINSBURG — Multiple airline companies may be interested in providing daily passenger flights at the Altoona-Blair County Airport because of its link to the Pittsburgh airport and the opportunity... more »»

Fire, explosion knock out power

April 18, 2016 The Altoona area got a whiff of Armageddon Sunday evening. more »»

Ross to head AASD search

April 18, 2016 The Altoona Area School Board hired a consultant for $9,500 on Monday night to conduct a search for the district’s next superintendent. more »»

Fuel tank to be removed

April 18, 2016 MARTINSBURG — Plans are being made to sell and remove a never-used aircraft fuel tank on the grounds of the Altoona-Blair County Airport. more »»

Portage approves treatment center

April 18, 2016 PORTAGE — In a split vote Monday, Borough Council agreed to turn over the documents necessary for a drug and alcohol counseling center to open at the edge of town. more »»

Management changes name of Valley View

April 18, 2016 Valley View nursing home has a new name. The former county home, purchased by a partnership in January, is now Maybrook Hills Health and Rehab Center. more »»

Special Olympians enjoy event

April 18, 2016 LORETTO — Among the 125 Saint Francis University students who ran a “sectional” Special Olympics games here Sunday, freshman runner Khailen Carroll probably hit his stride as fast as anyone. more »»

Conflict between Phoenix fire company, borough ongoing

April 18, 2016 HOLLIDAYSBURG — In a split vote recently, Borough Council decided to transfer titles for five vehicles to a local fire company while also continuing to discuss the company’s “troubling” choice to... more »»

Logan, county asked for ballpark funds

April 17, 2016 Two local governmental bodies are expected to consider contributing to a privately managed fund to help pay for major maintenance and capital improvements at Peoples Natural Gas Fiel. more »»

Halvorson, Shuster spar in debate

April 17, 2016 Art Halvorson, Republican primary challenger for the District 9 U.S. more »»

211 hotline directs callers to social services

April 17, 2016 At a hearing Wednesday in Harrisburg, state Rep. Mike Sturla, D-Lancaster, demonstrated the sheer breadth of a public service many Pennsylvanians might not know about. more »»

Stop the train and let me off

April 17, 2016 I started out years ago writing my columns in longhand, scratching all over them with a red pen, making changes and then sweet talking the neighbor’s wife into typing them for me. more »»

Road restoration assured

April 17, 2016 GALLITZIN — After halting a communitywide Peoples Natural Gas project a few weeks ago pending road maintenance and repair agreements, it seems both Gallitzin and Tunnelhill boroughs have received... more »»

Road work

April 17, 2016 Route 30 will be one lane for work BEDFORD — Cottle’s Asphalt Maintenance Inc. more »»

Family Resource Center celebrates young children

April 17, 2016 You can measure the difference in self-assurance, according to Jackie Staines of Hollidaysburg, great-grandmother to 4-year-old Jama. more »»

Abuse bill passes, but some locals stand opposed

April 17, 2016 A vote to rescind the state’s statute of limitations on sex abuse cases sharply divided local lawmakers, even as the bill passed the state House overwhelmingly last week. more »»


April 17, 2016 Rep. Irvin to host Senior Expo HUNTINGDON — Rep. Rich Irvin, R-Huntingdon, is sponsoring a Huntingdon County Senior Expo from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. more »»

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