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Child abuse cases fall in Blair

September 8, 2016 Blair County saw a 43 percent increase in calls about suspected child abuse in 2015, but there was a slight dip in the number of cases substantiated, a state report says. more »»

Penn State offering voluntary retirements

September 8, 2016 STATE COLLEGE (AP) — Penn State is offering voluntary retirement packages to about 1,270 faculty and non-academic staff members in order to address “budgetary and ongoing workforce challenges. more »»

Hollidaysburg, teachers ratify four-year contract

September 8, 2016 The Hollidaysburg Area School Board and the district teachers’ union Wednesday ratified a four-year contract with annual raises between 2 and 3 percent and added teacher health insurance burden. more »»

Hollidaysburg, teachers ratify four-year contract

September 8, 2016 The Hollidaysburg Area School Board and the district teachers’ union Wednesday ratified a four-year contract with annual raises between 2 and 3 percent and added teacher health insurance burden. more »»

Rotation suggested, rejected for Logan supervisors board

September 8, 2016 At a recent meeting of the Logan Township Super­visors, member Dave Rhoa suggested that Logan emulate Antis Township by rotating the roles of chair and vice chair among all five board members, via a... more »»

Life getting bogged down by passwords

September 8, 2016 For most people, passwords are something out of a World War II movie used when someone tries to cross the line at the front and a sentry yells out, “What’s the password?” It could also be something... more »»

Area briefs

September 8, 2016 GOP council hosting candidate event The Central Pennsylvania Council of Republican Women will have cookies and coffee with candidates at 6 p.m. Tuesday at the Altoona Grand Hotel, 1 Sheraton Dri. more »»

Blair pact ensures baseball’s future

September 7, 2016 The Blair County Commissioners on Tuesday approved a memorandum of understanding that could help ensure the future of minor league baseball in Altoona, as well as that of the Blair County Convention... more »»

Nonprofits invited to be part of Mirror’s Blair County Proud

September 7, 2016 Local nonprofit organizations and service clubs have until Friday to submit information on their activites for inclusion in the 2016 Blair County Proud edition. more »»

Mosey’s charges bound for trial

September 7, 2016 An Altoona man charged in the death of a pregnant Juniata woman and her unborn child will be headed to trial. more »»

Opioid abuse epidemic ‘not going away’

September 7, 2016 DUNCANSVILLE — Two congressmen met with locals on the frontline of the opioid abuse crisis Tuesday, as legislation connected to the national drug epidemic moves toward a possible Senate hearing. more »»

Potential city ordinances held for discussion

September 7, 2016 A series of proposed ordinances introduced last month by City Council to clarify Altoona’s planning, zoning and land development regulations doesn’t include proposals pertaining to... more »»

Peoples talks gas project

September 7, 2016 COLVER — By the end of an hourlong town hall meeting, several Colver residents had already signed up for natural gas. more »»

Police: Man molested city girl

September 7, 2016 A Cambria County man is accused of molesting an Altoona girl over the span of a year. John S. more »»

Tyrone board plans to fill Huff’s term

September 7, 2016 TYRONE — On Tuesday, a vase filled with flowers was placed at the seat where the late Rev. Norman E. Huff would sit on the Tyrone Area School Board. more »»

Nanty Glo official accused of selling alcohol without license

September 7, 2016 A Nanty Glo official is facing charges for selling alcohol without a license during a Thunder in the Valley-related event. Nanty Glo Municipal Authority Treasurer Calvin J. Evans, 68, was charged Aug. more »»

Man accused of assaulting pregnant girlfriend

September 7, 2016 EBENSBURG — A Johnstown man is facing charges after he allegedly assaulted his pregnant girlfriend Tuesday night. Ebensburg Borough police were called to a home along Park Street about 11 p.. more »»

Judge sentences woman to state drug program again

September 7, 2016 HOLLIDAYSBURG — When Coreina M. more »»

Judge sentences woman to state drug program again

September 7, 2016 HOLLIDAYSBURG — When Coreina M. more »»

Districts struggle to find teachers

September 6, 2016 When a teacher resigns 10 days before school starts, Greater Altoona Career and Technology Center Executive Director Donna Miller said: “It throws you into a tizzy you can’t believe. more »»

 
 
 

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