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Air traffic plan enters campaign fight

February 7, 2016 A landmark proposal last week by U.S. Rep. more »»

Staying fit means eating everything in moderation

February 7, 2016 Everything in moderation. Hold that thought. Not too long ago, I was 5-foot-11 and weighed 215 pounds. I exercised regularly and, while 40 pounds overweight, was not flabby. more »»

Agency, church seek project funds

February 7, 2016 The heads of a local agency for social service and a local church shared their hopes for initiatives to help struggling families at a hearing this week on the city’s 2016 allocation of Department of... more »»

College, FirstEnergy to host info session

February 7, 2016 JOHNSTOWN — Pennsylvania Highlands Community College and FirstEnergy will hold a joint information session on the electric utility technology program for interested individuals at 10 a.. more »»

Area briefs

February 7, 2016 HUNTINGDON Food safety training course planned Penn State Cooperative Extension will offer a ServSafe Food Safety Certification Training course from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Feb. 22 and from 9 a.m. more »»

Cambria leaders propose tax hike

February 6, 2016 EBENSBURG — Cambria County commissioners on Friday unveiled a 2016 budget with a 5-mill tax increas. more »»

Ross’ murder retrial set

February 6, 2016 HOLLIDAYSBURG — An attorney for Paul Aaron Ross said Friday he will ask a federal judge to review a Pennsylvania Supreme Court ruling that allows the prosecution to seek the death penalty during... more »»

Man pleads to sexual assault charges

February 6, 2016 An Altoona man accused of sexually assaulting a 9-year-old girl took a plea deal Friday that will put him in state prison for at least 10 years. Robert J. more »»

Coroner rules three deaths in fire accidental

February 6, 2016 The Blair County coroner has ruled the deaths of three people in a Jan. 17, 2015, house fire at 1814 11th Ave. as accidental. more »»

AWA issues boil-water advisory after city water main breaks

February 6, 2016 A water main break along Veterans Memorial Highway, about a third of a mile west of 58th Street, led the Altoona Water Authority to issue a boil-water advisory Friday morning to 191 customers. more »»

Police: Students pulled fire alarm

February 6, 2016 Three Penn State Altoona students face charges after allegedly pulling fire alarms on separate occasions in January. Marquis A. Hudson, 21, of Sharon Hill; Connor R. more »»

CBRC keeping safety first as upcoming audit nears

February 6, 2016 They sound like medical instruments, but they’re actually designed to avoid the need for medical care: head probe, torso probe, protrusion gauge. more »»

Blair Township sets pay for board

February 6, 2016 Compensation for members of the Blair Township Water and Sewer Authority, an ongoing issue for a number of months, is now aligned with the law, authority solicitor Matthew Gieg reported Wednesday. more »»

Claysburg keeps Sunday graduation

February 6, 2016 CLAYSBURG — Claysburg-Kimmel High School’s decades-old tradition of Sunday graduation is expected to survive this year, with school board members tentatively agreeing Wednesday to set this year’s... more »»

Nason picks next CEO

February 6, 2016 ROARING SPRING — Nason Hospital officials Friday named Timothy Harclerode as chief executive officer. more »»

Altoona Water Authority defends water quality

February 5, 2016 The problem here is real, but it’s in the paint, not the water. more »»

Gallitzin resident challenges drug ordinance

February 5, 2016 A drug rental ordinance passed in December by Gallitzin Borough Council is now being challenged in cour. more »»

Former police chief to run for 79th seat

February 5, 2016 Former Altoona Police Chief Pete Starr announced his candidacy for the state House 79th District on Thursday, setting the district up for a competitive Republican primary with incumbent Rep. more »»

Tyrone woman back in jail shortly after release

February 5, 2016 HOLLIDAYSBURG — A Tyrone woman who is part of Blair County’s DUI treatment court was returned to prison Thursday to serve 48 hours after she tested “hot” for the drug Suboxone, which she allegedly... more »»

Comment opportunities ahead for Rt. 22, N. Juniata St. project

February 5, 2016 Area residents still can comment on proposals to improve the intersection of Route 22 and North Juniata Street in Hollidaysburg. more »»

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