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Planners: Document armory before demo

November 24, 2014 The Pennsylvania National Guard Armory at Frankstown Road and Fairway Drive may be listed on the National Register of Historic Places, but that designation should not keep the property from being... more »»

 
 
 

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Planners: Document armory before demo

November 24, 2014 The Pennsylvania National Guard Armory at Frankstown Road and Fairway Drive may be listed on the National Register of Historic Places, but that designation should not keep the property from being... more »»

Area's farmers working to keep up with next generation of customers

November 24, 2014 Christmas tree sales have held steady for the last decad. more »»

Outgoing parole and probation director relishes role

November 24, 2014 HOLLIDAYSBURG — Tom Shea of Hollidaysburg is about to end a long career in law enforcement, but how he got into that line of work is a story he doesn’t often talk about. more »»

Parade sparks seasonal spirit

November 24, 2014 Churches, humanitarian organizations, marching bands and, of course, Santa Claus, decked the streets of historic Hollidaysburg with floats and performances for the 2014 Winterfest Parade, though... more »»

Two killed in Centre County crash

November 24, 2014 A man and woman from Delmar, N.Y., died as a result of a three-vehicle crash at 4:22 p.m. Saturday in Marion Township, Centre Count. more »»

Local Sports

Time to get serious: Top-ranked Schopp has one more shot at gold

November 24, 2014 Sometime in March, after he became an All-American for the second time with his second fourth-place finish at the NCAA Championships, Tyrone graduate and current Edinboro fifth-year senior A.J. more »»

BG, Tyrone to travel for next round

November 24, 2014 The two Blair County teams remaining alive in the PIAA high school football playoffs will be headed out of the area this weekend as they make their respective next stop on trips they hope end in... more »»

Giger: Sitting Hack not the answer for problems

November 24, 2014 Christian Hackenberg cannot be benched. Whether he should be or not is a legitimate question and has started to be asked more and more the past two weeks. But he can’t be. Not now. more »»

Newbill keys Nittany Lions by USC

November 24, 2014 CHARLESTON, S.C. — If Penn State wanted to close the Charleston Classic with a victory, coach Pat Chambers knew D.J. Newbill would have to make the biggest play. more »»

Givens, Lytle, Mencer named all-conference

November 24, 2014 Last season, Kevin Givens was one of two Altoona Area football players to make the WPIAL Class AAAA all-Foothills Conference first team. more »»

Giger: Sitting Hack not the answer for problems

November 24, 2014 Christian Hackenberg cannot be benched. Whether he should be or not is a legitimate question and has started to be asked more and more the past two weeks. But he can’t be. Not now. more »»

Newbill keys Nittany Lions by USC

November 24, 2014 CHARLESTON, S.C. — If Penn State wanted to close the Charleston Classic with a victory, coach Pat Chambers knew D.J. Newbill would have to make the biggest play. more »»

All three PSU phases falter in loss to Illini

November 23, 2014 CHAMPAIGN, Ill. — The offense was bad. The special teams were worse. And the defense finally broke in the clutch. more »»

Lions’ low point ‘tough to swallow’

November 23, 2014 CHAMPAIGN, Ill. — We’ve now reached the low point of the sanctions era. more »»

Penn State-Illinois notebook

November 23, 2014 CHAMPAIGN, Ill — Embattled Illinois coach Tim Beckman just might — might — be able to save his job, thanks in large part to Saturday’s win over Penn State. more »»

Obituaries

Frances June Welden

November 24, 2014 Frances June Welden, 88, Binghamton, N.Y., passed away and entered the Lord’s Kingdom Sunday, Nov. 16, 2014. She was born in Binghamton, N.Y., daughter of Clifford and Alice (Palmer) Booth. more »»

Betty A. Flaugh

November 24, 2014 Betty A. Flaugh, 86, formerly of Brooks Mills, died Saturday afternoon at The Village at Morrisons Cove. She was born in Brooks Mills, daughter of the late Elmer and Mabel (Boyer) Aungst. more »»

William H. McConnell Jr.

November 24, 2014 William H. McConnell Jr., 90, Cresson, died Saturday at home. He was born in Cresson, son of the late William H. Sr. and Esther (Bishop) McConnell. more »»

Attorney John F. Sullivan

November 24, 2014 Attorney John F. Sullivan, 82 of Garvey Manor, formerly of Hollidaysburg, died Sunday, Nov. 23, 20014, at the manor. Friends will be received from 10 a.m. until 1 p.m., Friday, Nov. 28, 2014, at S. more »»

Michael W. Coho

November 24, 2014 Michael W. Coho, 58, Lakemont, died Sunday at his residence after an extended illness. He was born in Altoona, son of Walter F. and Ann (Glunt) Coho. Michael married Jennifer M. more »»

Area Life

Rocky love: Letters by great women are auctioned

November 23, 2014 PARIS — An unprecedented collection of 1,500 documents from some of history’s greatest women is being auctioned in Paris, including everything from Catherine the Great’s imperious letter shunning he... more »»

Making a tough fold is sign of a good player

November 23, 2014 Decisions are made based on information gleaned. No different in poker. Last week at the Tipton Firehall — I haven’t played elsewhere recently — I played as well as I can remember. more »»

Cher cancels rest of tour

November 22, 2014 Cher has announced the cancellation of all remaining dates on her “Dressed To Kill” (D2K) concert tour, including her scheduled concert on Jan. 9 at the Bryce Jordan Center. more »»

Earth Matters: Earth’s tilt brings big changes during seasons of the year

November 22, 2014 Winter is not only the coldest time of the year, but its early weeks also bring the shortest spans of daylight. more »»

Worthwhile workshop: Seasonal wreath-making experience lightens heart

November 22, 2014 The smell of pine reached me when I walked into the community room at the Hollidaysburg Area Public Library on Wednesday evenin. more »»

Local Business

Small businesses seek support

November 23, 2014 Small businesses are hoping for an influx of holiday shoppers Saturday during the fifth annual Small Business Saturday. more »»

ABCD upbeat about Marcellus project

November 22, 2014 DUNCANSVILLE — Officials remain optimistic a project announced in March 2013 that would bring 30 new jobs to the area will become a realit. more »»

State jobless rate lowest in six years

November 22, 2014 HARRISBURG (AP) — Pennsylvania’s jobless rate fell by three-tenths of a percentage point in October to a six-year low as payrolls and the labor force grew. more »»

Arizona sues GM over recalls

November 21, 2014 PHOENIX — Arizona’s attorney general has sued General Motors Co. for failing to recall millions of cars and trucks with safety defects the auto giant did not disclose for years. more »»

Senate taking closer look at soaring generic drug prices

November 21, 2014 WASHINGTON — Some low-cost generic drugs that have helped restrain health care costs for decades are seeing unexpected price spikes of up to 8,000 percent, prompting a backlash from patients,... more »»

 
 
 

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