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Lowmaster ringleader gets 20 years

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Lowmaster ringleader gets 20 years

August 20, 2014 JOHNSTOWN — George M. more »»

Judge OKs Cresson’s deal with ex-chief

August 20, 2014 A Cambria County judge ruled in favor of Cresson Borough Tuesday, ordering enforcement of a settlement agreement between the borough and its former police chief. more »»

Historic Bedford County covered bridges bring in tourists — and added expenses

August 20, 2014 BEDFORD — Eighty-two-thousand dollars for a fresh coat of pain. more »»

County expected to add farmland into program

August 20, 2014 HOLLIDAYSBURG — Blair County is preparing to add 276 acres to its farmland preservation program, partly due to an increase in county and state funds. more »»

House shooting suspect to face trial

August 20, 2014 A Blandburg man accused of shooting up an Antis Township home will face trial. David R. more »»

Local Sports

Pirates lose 6th in a row

August 19, 2014 PITTSBURGH — Ervin Santana said “everything” was off when he took the mound Monday. No matter. His Atlanta Braves teammates gave him a six-run lead before he threw a pitch. more »»

McCutchen ready to take on Braves

August 19, 2014 PITTSBURGH — Andrew McCutchen says he will be back in the Pittsburgh Pirates’ lineup tonight. McCutchen pronounced himself ready to go after an extensive pre-game workout on Monday. more »»

Steelers hope to go faster in Philly

August 19, 2014 PITTSBURGH — Ben Roethlisberger and the Pittsburgh Steelers have done a good job with their no-huddle offense so far this preseason. more »»

Chambers makes PSU a viable option

August 19, 2014 TIPTON — Stop if you’ve heard this before: Penn State is killing it in recruiting. But wait. This is the part you probably haven’t heard: It’s in basketball. more »»

Martin leads Lions past Marauders

August 19, 2014 Led by Trentin Martin’s medalist score of 78, Altoona defeated Bishop Guilfoyle Catholic (329-409) in high school golf on Monday in the season opener for both schools at the Park Hills Country Club. more »»

Chambers makes PSU a viable option

August 19, 2014 TIPTON — Stop if you’ve heard this before: Penn State is killing it in recruiting. But wait. This is the part you probably haven’t heard: It’s in basketball. more »»

Report: Ohio State QB hurts shoulder

August 19, 2014 COLUMBUS, Ohio — With just over two weeks remaining before its season opener, it appears No. 5 Ohio State has already sustained a devastating loss. more »»

Four looking to become Lions’ punter

August 17, 2014 UNIVERSITY PARK — Penn State was one of the worst punting teams in the country last season, and those problems must be resolved on a squad that could have to punt a lot this year. more »»

Meet the PSU staff: Offensive coordinator John Donovan

August 17, 2014 Hometown: River Edge, N.J. more »»

Question of the week

August 17, 2014 What are your expectations in James Franklin’s first season with the Nittany Lions? ... more »»


Esther Jean Laderman

August 20, 2014 Esther Jean Laderman, 92, Our Lady of the Alleghenies Residence, Garvey Manor Nursing Home, Hollidaysburg, died Aug. 10, 2014. more »»

John H. ‘Jack’ Leiden

August 20, 2014 John H. “Jack” Leiden, 80, Altoona, passed away Tuesday morning at his residence surrounded by his loving family. He was born in Altoona, son of Aloysius and Mary (Frischkorn) Leiden. more »»

Albert T. Mills Jr.

August 20, 2014 Albert Thomas Mills Jr., 75, rural Martinsburg, died Monday. He was born in Wood Ridge, N.J., son of Albert T. Sr. and Margaret (Gage) Mills. Surviving are his wife, Julie A. more »»

Alfred G. ‘Fred’ Nardelli

August 20, 2014 Alfred G. “Fred” Nardelli, 63, DeBary, Fla., formerly of Altoona, died Aug. 7, 2014, at Hospice of Volusia/Flagler, Orange City, Fla., after a valiant battle with brain cancer. more »»

Mary (Rieker) Sartain

August 20, 2014 Mary (Rieker) Sartain, 54, Austin, Texas, formerly of Altoona, died Thursday in Austin. She was born in Indiana, Pa., daughter of the late George E. Jr. and Theresa M. (Miller) Rieker. more »»

Area Life

Health & Fitness Expo debuts with trio of celebrities

August 20, 2014 STATE COLLEGE — The Central Pennsylvania Health & Fitness Expo will debut this October at the Bryce Jordan Center with celebrity appearances by Tony Horton, the creator of P90X and the most famous... more »»

Orchard fresh peaches make for a pleasing stone fruit tart

August 20, 2014 August always ignites my anticipation for our family reunion, “The Roland Summer Spectacular.” Our family gathers each year at my Uncle Gale and Aunt Dawn’s home in Danville, Pa. more »»

Rescue reality: Area nonprofit equine shelter faces struggle head-on

August 17, 2014 HUNTINGDON — Cozee Valee Rescue & Sanctuary Inc. founder and president Beth Hearn made a promis. more »»

Dog-focused events set for Morrisons Cove Memorial Park in August and September

August 16, 2014 Despite the actual weather, the dog days of summer really are here. National Dog Day is one of two events celebrating canines taking place at Morrisons Cove Memorial Park in August and Septembe. more »»

Noteworthy anniversaries demonstrate worth of wilderness

August 16, 2014 “Wilderness is not a luxury but a necessity of the human spirit.” These were the words of Edward Abbey, author of the classic environmental memoir “Desert Solitaire. more »»

Local Business

Home construction rises to eight-month high

August 20, 2014 WASHINGTON — U.S. home construction rebounded in July, rising to an eight-month high and offering hope that housing has regained momentum after two months of declines. Construction increased 15. more »»


August 17, 2014 New hires and promotions -- Dr. Hanan Morcos has joined Central Pa. Cardiol­ogy & Vascular Center of Altoona and Everett. more »»

Farmers market expected record crop carefully

August 13, 2014 DES MOINES, Iowa — Farmers will produce a record-breaking corn harvest this year, surpassing earlier expectations of the U.S. more »»


August 10, 2014 New hires and promotions -- Dr. Christopher Hughes, former chief resident of Conemaugh Memorial’s Emergency Medicine program, is returning to Conemaugh to continue his career in emergency medic. more »»

NAC wins marketing award

August 6, 2014 DUNCANSVILLE — North American Communications was named winner of the gold award for its “Need for Speed” Brand Awareness Campaign in the Marketing Methods Competition by the Professional Insurance... more »»

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