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Governor: Invest in education

February 11, 2016 Followed by a throng of students, school board members and school administrators, Gov. more »»


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Governor: Invest in education

February 11, 2016 Followed by a throng of students, school board members and school administrators, Gov. more »»

Kane survives removal from office

February 11, 2016 HARRISBURG — Pennsylvania’s embattled attorney general survived a Senate vote to remove her from office on Wednesday as all but one of her fellow Democrats stood by her, defeating a resolution that... more »»

Police accuse father of burning daughter

February 11, 2016 A 34-year-old Altoona man is in jail on child abuse charges after police discovered his daughter with a severe burn to her leg. Travis Q. Bush-Wonderly, of 1030 Fifth Ave. more »»

C-K students’anti-drug poster draws national attention

February 11, 2016 CLAYSBURG — A crowd of Claysburg-Kimmel Elementary students — already pumped up by a dog-themed assembly — cheered and raised their hands for high-fives Wednesday as they celebrated a national win... more »»

Gallitzin sewer project nearly done

February 11, 2016 GALLITZIN — Borough officials announced Wed­nesday that mainline installation for its multi­million-dollar sewer project is nearly complete. more »»

Local Sports

Carroll reaches LHAC title tilt

February 11, 2016 EBENSBURG — It might have literally taken the entire regular season, but the Laurel Highlands Athletic Conference finally has a Section 1 representative for its championship game. more »»

Johnstown’s late bucket sinks BG

February 11, 2016 Greater Johnstown High School sophomore forward Darrian Berkins experienced the full spectrum of emotions in a 12-second span Wednesday night as the Trojans stormed back for an exhilarating 69-68... more »»

Lundqvist blanks Penguins, Crosby

February 11, 2016 PITTSBURGH — Henrik Lundqvist stopped 34 shots for his third shutout of the season and 58th of his career, leading the New York Rangers past the Pittsburgh Penguins 3-0 on Wednesday nigh. more »»

Expansion greatly changed NHL

February 11, 2016 The NHL’s “great expansion” of 1967 delivered hockey to California, led to the “Broad Street Bullies” and legitimized the league as a major force in North American professional sports. more »»

Pirates fans can buy ticket packages Friday

February 11, 2016 PITTSBURGH?— The Pittsburgh Pirates announced Wednesday that the 2016 12-pack ticket plans designed to offer fans the chance to reserve a seat at PNC Park for some of the most in-demand games of the... more »»

Franklin favors early signing day

February 8, 2016 UNIVERSITY?PARK — One will never be able to accuse Penn State football coach James Franklin of straddling the fence when it comes to the issue of instituting an early signing date for football like... more »»

PSU recruiting mirrors 2015 play on field

February 7, 2016 How a college team recruits usually sets the tone for how it performs on the field. For Penn State football, though, it might be the other way around. more »»

Penn State upsets Indiana

February 7, 2016 UNIVERSITY PARK — Against No. 22 Indiana at the Jordan Center Saturday night, Penn State finally landed a haymake. more »»

Nittany Lions looking at linebacker for 2017

February 7, 2016 Penn State wasn’t able to address its need for a middle linebacker in its 2016 recruiting class. Fortunately for the Nittany Lions, it looks like they’ll have ample opportunity to do so in 2017. more »»

Fading at the finish: Despite late issues, Franklin likes class

February 4, 2016 UNIVERSITY PARK — Penn State football coach James Franklin did his best impression of his elusive, five-star running back recruit Miles Sanders in trying to sidestep a question about the reasons the... more »»


Regis G. Becker

February 11, 2016 Regis G. Becker, 91, Altoona, went home to be with the Lord early Sunday afternoon at UPMC Altoona after an extended illness. He was born in Bellwood, son of the late Charles E. and May (Zeak) Becker. more »»

Bernadine M. Brumbaugh

February 11, 2016 Bernadine M. Brumbaugh, 90, a resident at Homewood at Martinsburg, formerly of Roaring Spring and James Creek, died Wednesday morning at Homewood, after an extended illness. more »»

Theresa L. Claar

February 11, 2016 Theresa L. Claar, 62, Altoona, died Tuesday. She was born in Altoona, daughter of the late William and Catherine (Burns) Jones. Surviving are a son, William . more »»

Betty Jean Gunsallus

February 11, 2016 Betty Jean Gunsallus, 90, Tyrone, died Tuesday at UPMC Altoona. She was born in Petersburg, daughter of John Clay and Thelma (Carper) Dearing. On Nov. 2, 1944, she married Charles L. more »»

Frances H. Hunter

February 11, 2016 Frances H. Hunter, 97, Tyrone, died Monday at Epworth Manor after a brief illness. She was born in Tyrone, daughter of Charles E. and Jennie W. (Updike) Hiney. On Aug. more »»

Area Life

Bringing in country: Jason Aldean to perform at Bryce Jordan Center Feb. 26

February 11, 2016 With hit songs like “Dirt Road Anthem,” “She’s Country” and “Big Green Tractor,” Jason Aldean has made his mark on country music. more »»

'Treated like family': Greenwood Steakhouse's regulars love the food, welcoming atmosphere

February 10, 2016 Rita Kephart didn’t expect to be recognized on an ordinary trip to Sam’s Club, but someone stopped her and paused, trying to figure out why they knew who she was. more »»

‘Ace’ in the hole: TV Food Network’s Duff Goldman to headline food show

February 7, 2016 Celebrity chef and baker Duff Goldman said he will bring some Pennsylvania-inspired flair to his presentation at Taste of the Alleghenies later this month. more »»

Time flies: Lincoln Caverns’ Batfest celebrating its 10th year

February 6, 2016 Attending the 10th annual Batfest at Lincoln Caverns next week is sure to be fun and educational, and proceeds will help benefit research into a condition that has threatened the bat population of... more »»

Garden Notes: Oregano not very particular about soil quality

February 5, 2016 Even today, men die scaling the rocky cliffs of Crete in search of dittany. There, dittany grows wild and is classified as “vulnerable” on the Conservation of Nature Red List of Threatened Plants. more »»

Local Business

Sports costs at ESPN weigh down Disney’s quarter

February 10, 2016 LOS ANGELES — ESPN, the sports network that drives Disney’s profit engine, has hit a soft patch. Subscribers have fallen by about . more »»

Alpha says lenders offer $500M for coal producer’s assets

February 10, 2016 CHARLESTON, W.Va — Alpha Natural Resources said it has received a $500 million offer from existing lenders for the potential sale of the bankrupt coal producer’s core assets. more »»

Business briefs

February 10, 2016 Chamber sets Business Before Hours at ALSM The Blair County Chamber of Commerce will hold Business Before Hours from 7:30-9 a.m. Feb. more »»

Valentine’s is big retail day

February 7, 2016 Consumers are expected to spend a record $19.7 billion for candy, a romantic dinner, jewelry or flowers this Valentine’s Day. more »»


February 7, 2016 New hires and promotions -- Melissa Walls has been named CEO of the Broad Top Area Medical Center. more »»

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