×

zNewsletter Sunday

AWA receives funds to renovate dam

Pennvest this week agreed to lend the Altoona Water Authority additional money to renovate the Bellwood dam and the water treatment plant below the dam, enabling the authority board on Thursday to award contracts for those projects. Pennvest added $3.5 million to a previously approved loan for ...

Local infrastructure projects receive funding for water

Four projects in Blair County received Pennvest funding to make improvements to drinking water systems, Gov. Tom Wolf announced Wednesday. Projects in Bedford, Cambria and Huntingdon counties also were among those receiving funds. In an ongoing effort to create a lead-free Pennsylvania, Wolf ...

Toasty Toddler opens registration period

Registrations for the Toasty Toddler program are being accepted through Nov. 5. The program is a winter coat, hat and glove collection and distribution for children from birth through age five. Toasty Toddler began as a collaborative project started by the Blair County Human Service ...

Martinsburg to honor Henry

MARTINSBURG — A fund drive is underway in Martinsburg to honor the late W. Gene Henry for his many contributions to the community. Henry, who died Feb. 17 at the age of 88, lived most of his life in Martinsburg and was best known for giving aid to many area organizations. Borough council ...

AASD to review security staffing

The Altoona Area School District will evaluate its security staffing after concerns were raised Monday about the district’s police response and coverage. During the school board meeting, board member Rick Hoover questioned whether the number of security guards and police officers in the ...

Paper mill owners sell equipment

ROARING SPRING — The ownership group that bought the former Appvion pulp and paper mill here this summer with the intention of marketing the plant as a “turnkey” facility has auctioned off the papermaking equipment, according to a local business leader. “Before, they were hopeful they ...