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Altoona library hosting session on reassessment

August 4, 2016 Blair County residents concerned about projected property tax increases due to the recent reassessment can visit the Altoona Area Public Library at 2 p.m. today for guidanc. more »»

Developer: Old Cambria jail plans on hold

August 4, 2016 A local developer planning to renovate the old Cambria County Jail confirmed this week that his project has been put on hold as the county deliberates moving files from the building. more »»

Tyrone Area to vote on language program

August 4, 2016 TYRONE — School board members are slated to vote next week on proposals to increase pay for substitute teachers and to shell out more than $13,000 for an online foreign language servic. more »»

Commission approves land development on Union Ave.

August 4, 2016 The city Planning Commission this week approved a land development application for a property near the corner of Union Avenue and 19th Street that comprises two buildings, each about 23,000 square... more »»

Altoona to use consultant for development reviews

August 4, 2016 The city has hired Keller Engineers for “third party” reviews on land development proposals. more »»

Police reports

August 4, 2016 Logan Township police - Erica Connelly, 33, 310 Scarlett Lane, was arrested Saturday afternoon at her home and charged with aggravated assault, terroristic threats recklessly endangering another... more »»

Area briefs

August 4, 2016 BELLEFONTE Judge: Sandusky may testify at hearing A Pennsylvania judge’s court order says former Penn State assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky could take the stand during his appeal hearing. more »»

Blair adds boards for tax appeals

August 3, 2016 HOLLIDAYSBURG — Appeals in Blair County’s reassessment project have started to increase as the deadline nears for taxpayers who want to contest the values assigned to their properties. more »»

Halvorson takes run at Shuster as Dem

August 3, 2016 Two-time Republican congressional challenger Art Halvorson announced his intention Tuesday to run as a Democrat in this November’s race against Rep. more »»

Commissioners undecided on bed tax

August 3, 2016 HOLLIDAYSBURG — Blair County commissioners could not reach a consensus Tuesday on how to divide bed tax revenue, so a pending ordinance to raise the tax paid by those who stay at local lodging... more »»

Tyrone to crack down on illegal parking

August 3, 2016 TYRONE — Parking enforcement near local schools is slated to get a boost after Snyder Township supervisors decided Monday to allow outside police agencies to operate on a township road. more »»

Logan Twp. OKs Ebner modulars

August 3, 2016 The Logan Township supervisors on Tuesday gave permission for the Altoona Area School District to install four modular classrooms at Ebner Elementary School to relieve overcrowding there. more »»

Firm to study courthouse stone

August 3, 2016 HOLLIDAYSBURG — Blair County is hiring a New York conservation company for a closer examination and plan for keeping water from seeping into the horizontal sandstone surfaces of the courthouse. more »»

AHA gives bonus to acting director

August 3, 2016 The Altoona Housing Authority recently approved a $4,000 bonus for Kathi Ardizzone, who has been acting executive director during a medical leave for Executive Director Cheryl John. more »»

Couple to stand trial

August 3, 2016 FEASTERVILLE — A Pennsylvania couple was ordered Tuesday to stand trial on charges they gave away their 14-year-old daughter to a Philadelphia-area man after he helped them out financially. more »»

Tyrone teen faces assault charge for alleged beating

August 3, 2016 A Tyrone teenager faces a felony assault charge over an alleged beating of another woman in early July. Kristi A. Carroll, 18, of 324 W. 15th St. more »»

Event unites community

August 3, 2016 DUNCANSVILLE — Police cars and emergency service vehicles paraded through town Tuesday as Duncansville hosted its 32nd annual Night Out Against Crime. more »»

Amtran approves ‘tripper’ contract

August 3, 2016 Amtran recently approved a $285,000 contract with the Altoona Area School District to provide another year of “tripper” service. The payment is 2 percent higher than last year. more »»

Blair among counties under drought watch

August 3, 2016 Blair is among 34 counties placed under a drought watch by the state Department of Environ-mental Protection. Bedford, Clearfield, Centre and Huntingdon counties also were placed on the drought watch. more »»

Spangler fire company hosts fire safety program

August 3, 2016 NORTHERN CAMBRIA — Spangler Fire Department is hosting a fire safety program for young children at 10 a.m. today at Hope’s Villa Children’s Center accompanied by Smokey Bear. Department Capt. more »»

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