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Police: Student had marijuana, nearly $8,000

March 27, 2014 A fire alarm led to the discovery of nine and a half pounds of marijuana and thousands of cash inside the off-campus apartment of a Penn State Altoona sophomore, according to Logan Township police. more »»

County selects firm for data

March 26, 2014 HOLLIDAYSBURG — A team of data collectors may be organized and ready in June to begin gathering property information for Blair County’s first reassessment since 1958. more »»

Forum acts as 80th district primary preview

March 26, 2014 While the three candidates for the 80th District state House seat all lamented government waste and political greed Tuesday at a Blair County Tea Party forum, differences in their policies and style... more »»

Chemical safety becomes focus of neighborhood watch

March 26, 2014 In January, July and September of 1996, this area experienced damaging floods, the memories of which haven’t drained away in the 18 years since. more »»

Rumors swirl of alleged buyout of school official

March 26, 2014 NORTHERN CAMBRIA — Some school board members addressed rumors — but wouldn’t confirm plans — to buy out the final year of Superintendent John Jubas’ contract. more »»

Blair County splits vote on union dues

March 26, 2014 HOLLIDAYSBURG — Blair County commissioners cast a 2-to-1 split vote Tuesday in support of legislation to prohibit governments from withholding union dues from employee paychecks and forwarding... more »»

Clarion cuts connection with USVEI

March 25, 2014 The institution slated to provide the educational content for veterans studying with the U.S. Veterans Educational Institute has withdrawn from its USVEI partnership. more »»

Attorney’s lawsuit put on hold

March 25, 2014 HOLLIDAYSBURG — The lawsuit filed by an attorney who was assaulted in a Blair County courtroom last May has been put on hold until the Pennsylvania Commonwealth Court can determine if local official... more »»

Curve, UPMC join forces

March 25, 2014 UPMC Health Plan will be the primary sponsor for the 2014 Eastern League All-Star Stop set for July 15 and 16 at Peoples Natural Gas Field. more »»

Burgmeier’s updating fleet of trash trucks

March 25, 2014 Burgmeier Hauling Inc. is another step closer to running a complete fleet of compressed natural gas trash trucks. Gov. more »»

Maps could help Tyrone residents

March 24, 2014 TYRONE — At a time when skyrocketing flood insurance rates have many people scared of losing their homes, an effort by Tyrone Borough leaders to pursue accurate flood maps might help its resident. more »»

Flood rates hitting river towns hard

March 24, 2014 HARRISBURG — Jeff King had put his house in Wilkes-Barre up for sale for $90,000 last year, put off by the city’s struggles with crime and the desire for a better school district for his four... more »»

Tax program spurs some to buy lots

March 24, 2014 Michele Smithmyer and her husband, Charles, lived near Mansion Park for about 20 years, then bought Redevelopment Authority ground in northwest Juniata, built a house and moved there in 2005. more »»

Volunteering turns into life’s work for retiree

March 24, 2014 Fred Buckreis’ retirement in September gave him more time to help others. more »»

Northern Cambria music program thrives despite cuts

March 24, 2014 NORTHERN CAMBRIA — The Northern Cambria School District music program has been nursing a “slow bleed” over the years, with less funding and less time for classroom instruction. more »»

Rates to jump for about 2,900

March 24, 2014 More than 2,900 residents in Blair and surrounding counties are facing premium increases of 18 or 25 percent for flood insurance through the National Flood Insurance Program, figures compiled by The... more »»

Lawmakers pushing drug database

March 23, 2014 An ex-cop, addicted to powerful painkillers after an injury, befriends a doctor and tries to acquire a blank prescription pad from his office. more »»

Bill offers immunity in overdose incidents

March 23, 2014 When Tracy Luke’s son died from a heroin overdose last year, it took nine hours before anyone called 91. more »»

Hollidaysburg heard concerns about swim coach during season

March 23, 2014 The successful Hollidaysburg Area High School swim team’s season concluded at the state championship last wee. more »»

Political notebook: McGinnis stands behind Wagner

March 23, 2014 When York County trash-company owner Scott Wagner won a historic write-in campaign in Tuesday’s special election for the state Senate, he did so with a little help from Altoona. State Rep. more »»

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