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Baez’s brother returning to NY

December 17, 2014 HOLLIDAYSBURG — The 14-year-old juvenile who threatened a Blair County prosecutor at the conclusion of his brother’s recent murder trial will be allowed to return to New York, despite the objection... more »»

 
 
 

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Baez’s brother returning to NY

December 17, 2014 HOLLIDAYSBURG — The 14-year-old juvenile who threatened a Blair County prosecutor at the conclusion of his brother’s recent murder trial will be allowed to return to New York, despite the objection... more »»

Blair County Courthouse repairs estimated at $3.46M

December 17, 2014 HOLLIDAYSBURG — Two phases of exterior repairs to halt and prevent water from leaking into the Blair County Courthouse are estimated at $3.46 million, commissioners learned Tuesda. more »»

State lawmakers give name to ‘paycheck protection’ bill

December 17, 2014 Republicans in the Pennsylvania General Assembly have given paycheck protection legislation a face as they try again to pass the controversial measure. more »»

Ex-Marine wanted in 6 killings found dead

December 17, 2014 PENNSBURG — An Iraq War veteran suspected of killing his ex-wife and five of her relatives in a shooting and slashing frenzy was found dead of self-inflicted stab wounds Tuesday in the woods of... more »»

Blair County adopts 2015 budget

December 17, 2014 HOLLIDAYSBURG — Blair County commissioners on Tuesday adopted a no-tax-hike budget for 2015. more »»

Local Sports

Others step up to help Steelers

December 17, 2014 PITTSBURGH — The numbers have become so sublimely routine, Pittsburgh Steelers coach Mike Tomlin is getting tired of talking about them. more »»

Ellis makes lone field goal count

December 17, 2014 Hollidaysburg’s Caroline Ellis didn’t score a lot Tuesday night, scoring just once from the free-throw line in the third. more »»

Zettel not just a defender for Nittany Lions

December 17, 2014 UNIVERSITY PARK — Anthony Zettel prides himself on his athleticis. more »»

No one to blame for Pitt opening

December 17, 2014 PITTSBURGH — Is today the day when Wisconsin introduces Paul Chryst as its new football coach? Most signs seem to be pointing that way. more »»

Hoops du Jour

December 17, 2014 Manhattan at Pittsburgh men Tipoff: 7:02 p.m., Petersen Events Center Records: Manhattan (2-6, 1-1 in MAAC); Pittsburgh (6-3) Coaches: Steve Masiello is 62-45 in his fourth year at Manhattan. more »»

Zettel not just a defender for Nittany Lions

December 17, 2014 UNIVERSITY PARK — Anthony Zettel prides himself on his athleticis. more »»

Final 4 teams well represented

December 17, 2014 The College Football Playoff participants are well represented on The Associated Press All-America tea. more »»

Lions’ defense too much for GW

December 15, 2014 UNIVERSITY PARK — Sunday was Military Appreciation Day at the Jordan Center. So it was fitting that Penn State used a dominating defensive effort to dispatch George Washington, 64-51. more »»

Lady Lions cruise to rout of Rider

December 15, 2014 UNIVERSITY PARK — Behind the first career double-double for Kaliyah Mitchell and a career-high 23-point effort from freshman Lindsey Spann the Penn State Lady Lions (3-7) cruised to an 85-51 victory... more »»

Lions look to Paris to cure line woes

December 13, 2014 Penn State’s had big problems on the offensive line this season, but, late Friday night, the Nittany Lions got a big man who they think can have a big hand in helping solve them sooner rather than... more »»

Obituaries

James A. Boytim

December 17, 2014 May 19, 1937 – Dec. 12, 2014 James A. Boytim, 77, Carlisle, died Friday at Carlisle Regional Medical Center with his wife of 53 years, Joan (Frey) Boytim, by his side. more »»

Edward A. Hale

December 17, 2014 Jan. 16, 1960 – Dec. 13, 2014 Edward A. Hale, 54, Muscatine, Iowa, died Saturday. He was born in Quantico, Va., son of the late Sgt. Maj. Harry “Jack” and Sarah (Rothwell) Hal. more »»

Anastasia ‘Annie’ Hanlin

December 17, 2014 Oct. 17, 1928 – Dec. 12, 2014 Anastasia “Annie” Hanlin, 86, Braselton, Ga., formerly of 1512 25th Ave. more »»

Myrtle A. Knisely

December 17, 2014 Jan. 17, 1937 – Dec. 15, 2014 Myrtle A. Knisely, 77, Roaring Spring, died Monday at UPMC Altoona. She was born in Roaring Spring, daughter of the late Lester C. and Sarah E. (Dick) Thompson. more »»

Deborah M. Maines

December 17, 2014 Dec. 4, 1957 – Dec. 12, 2014 Deborah M. Maines, 57, Altoona, died Friday morning at UPMC Altoona. She was born in Bellefonte, daughter of the late Robert and Ethel (Sandborn) Brooks. more »»

Area Life

Tasty Words: Throw a healthy, hassle-free holiday appetizer party

December 17, 2014 What I love the most about the holiday season is the opportunity to share food with family and friends. more »»

Bell ringer doesn’t allow disease slow her down

December 14, 2014 Carolyn Fenchak of Ebensburg is an excellent musician, at one time playing the trumpet, her fingers flying over the valves to play the quick eighth notes. more »»

Garden Notes: Books can make great gifts for your family’s gardeners

December 13, 2014 Stumped for a gift for a gardener? Consider one or more of the following books. I find myself referring to them often. “Spring Flowers of the Northeast” by Carol Gracie (ISBN 978-0-691-14466-5. more »»

The power of bells: Bell choirs ‘make you think of heavenly things’

December 12, 2014 There’s something about Christmas that gets people thinking about bells, said Ann Makin of South Ebensburg. She should know. more »»

‘Birdman’ leads Screen Actors Guild noms

December 11, 2014 LOS ANGELES — The dark show-business comedy “Birdman” soared with a leading four Screen Actors Guild Award nominations, including best ensemble cast. more »»

Local Business

Briefcase

December 17, 2014 Fitness challenge planned TYRONE -- Northern Blair County businesses are invited to join the second annual Northern Blair County Corporate Fitness Challenge. The challenge — which kicks off Jan. more »»

Toll Brothers profits increase for 4th quarter

December 11, 2014 HORSHAM — Toll Brothers Inc.’s profit climbed in its fiscal fourth quarter but fell short of Wall Street’s view, hurt by inventory impairments and an increase in reserves. more »»

Briefcase

December 9, 2014 LANCASTER Area companies honored Several area companies were recognized at the recent “Best Places to Work in Penn­sylvania” awards ceremony in Lancaster. more »»

Local merchants say Small Business Saturday a success

December 4, 2014 Both locally and nationally, merchants said the fifth annual Small Business Saturday turned out to be a successful day. “Our sales were up 48 percent compared to a regular Saturday. more »»

Forever lays off some part-time employees

December 4, 2014 Forever Broadcasting of Altoona has laid off some of its part-time staff. Market General Manager Dave Davies confirmed the layoffs but did not give an exact number of people involved. more »»

 
 
 

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