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Ketner to retire from borough police force

July 22, 2014 Longtime Hollidaysburg Police Chief Jeffrey Ketner will announce his retirement at today’s Borough Council meeting, according to a statement released Monday. more »»


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Ketner to retire from borough police force

July 22, 2014 Longtime Hollidaysburg Police Chief Jeffrey Ketner will announce his retirement at today’s Borough Council meeting, according to a statement released Monday. more »»

Pair accused of robbing Goodwill

July 22, 2014 A former employee was one of two men police said held up a Logan Township thrift store Monday. David Askia Wilson, 23, 1905 Sixth Ave., and Dawane A. more »»

Home rule charter adopted

July 22, 2014 The city’s Government Study Commission approved the final version of the home rule charter at its meeting Monday, sending the document to a public vote in the general election. more »»

Parents face charges after conditions of city home

July 22, 2014 An Altoona couple is in jail on charges they allowed their children to live in squalor. David W. more »»

Portage working out kinks of upcoming sewer project

July 22, 2014 PORTAGE — Borough officials hoped to smooth out the final wrinkles of their upcoming sewer project Monday, approving a second ordinance outlining the project’s parameters by a 5-0 vote. more »»

Local Sports

Claysburg shakes off bad start, wins again

July 22, 2014 CLEARFIELD — A lot of baseball teams would have been staggering after back-to-back home runs and a 4-0 deficit after one inning of play, but not the Claysburg American Legion team. more »»

Horton steps down as Central girls coach

July 22, 2014 After guiding the Central High School girls varsity basketball program for just one season, Mike Horton has decided to step dow. more »»

Three area athletes head to nationals

July 22, 2014 HUMBLE, Texas — Three Mountain Top Track and Field Club members are set to participate in the USATF National Junior Olympics championships later this week at Turner Field near Houston. more »»

Altoona places 3rd

July 22, 2014 MILROY — Levittown defeated Altoona Maroon, 5-4, in semifinal action of the Babe Ruth 14-year-old State Baseball Tournament on Monday. more »»

Flash women traveling to Italy

July 22, 2014 LORETTO — The Saint Francis University women’s basketball team is taking a foreign trip to Italy on Aug 3-11 where it will play three exhibition games and visit five different cities. more »»

PSU’s Hull honored by Athlon Sports

July 22, 2014 UNIVERSITY PARK — Penn State linebacker Mike Hull was selected preseason first-team All-Big Ten by Athlon Sports, with four additional Nittany Lions on the second-team. more »»

Nittany Lions add wideout Charles to ’15 class

July 20, 2014 Penn State got closer to completing its 2015 football recruiting class on Saturday. The Nittany Lions also got a jump on 2016. more »»

PSU WR Lewis ‘excited for season’

July 20, 2014 UNIVERSITY PARK — When Geno Lewis arrived at Penn State in 2012, Allen Robinson took him under his wing and served as his mentor. more »»

Healthy Hull matters greatly for PSU football team

July 18, 2014 UNIVERSITY PARK — Mike Hull couldn’t give his full focus to making big plays last year, not after suffering a knee injury in the opener and dealing with it all season. more »»

4 players going on big stage

July 18, 2014 CHICAGO, Ill — Four women’s soccer players will have the opportunity to represent Penn State on the international stag. more »»


Jon David Ferguson

July 22, 2014 Jon David Ferguson, 70, Altoona, died Monday morning at Golden LivingCenter-Hillview. He was born in Altoona, son of the late William Burley and Mary T. (Schorsch) Ferguson. more »»

Bernard E. Hinish

July 22, 2014 Bernard E. Hinish, 78, Curryville, rural Martinsburg, passed away Monday afternoon, July 21, 2014, at Homewood at Martinsburg. Friends will be received from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. more »»

Torin Robert Verbeck

July 22, 2014 Torin Robert Verbeck, 27, Philipsburg, died Thursday. He was born in Clearfield, son of Robert L. Jr. and Kimberlee A. (Culp) Verbeck. more »»

Timothy C. Weyandt

July 22, 2014 Timothy C. Weyandt, 57, Claysburg, passed away Sunday, July 20, 2014, at UPMC Altoona. Friends will be received from 4 to 7 p.m. Thursday, July 24, 2014, at Leslie-Miller Funeral Home, Claysburg. more »»

Eleanor J. Nedimyer

July 22, 2014 Eleanor J. (O’Leary) Nedimyer, 88, died Sunday morning at Graystone Manor at Bellmeade. She was born in Juniata, daughter of John Robert and Catherine O’Leary. more »»

Area Life

Staking a claim: Community Supported Agriculture programs bring farmers, consumers together

July 20, 2014 NICKTOWN — Victoria Cope of Johnstown can’t bring herself to buy a tomato at the grocery store any more. more »»

Beyonce exhibit to debut at Rock Hall Museum

July 20, 2014 NEW YORK — A fashion exhibit centered on Beyonce will debut at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum in a section previously featuring only Hall of Famers. more »»

A ‘labor of love’: Area man creates backyard haven with garden rooms

July 19, 2014 WILLIAMSBURG — Told that his sprawling yard and garden seem almost like a vacation area, George Dempsie nodded in agreement, before adding with a laugh, “With one tired gardener. more »»

Earth Matters: Rhododendrons provide beautiful show in area forests

July 18, 2014 Living among the mountains of central Pennsylvania day in and day out, sometimes we don’t notice the natural beauty of our forests. more »»

Five tips for making family trips with teens more fun

July 17, 2014 NEW YORK — Family travel falls into three distinct phases. First, there’s the exhausting period of travel with crying babies who need diapers, bottles, strollers, car seats and naps. more »»

Local Business

Shear determination

July 20, 2014 Joe Martin admits he’s taking a risk. more »»

Court further limits reach of gas drilling law

July 18, 2014 HARRISBURG — A Pennsylvania court has further limited the reach of a major 2012 law that modernized drilling regulations, ruling Thursday that state public utility regulators cannot review how local... more »»

Microsoft cutting 18K jobs

July 18, 2014 LOS ANGELES — Microsoft announced the biggest layoffs in its 39-year history Thursday, outlining plans to cut 18,000 jobs in a move that marked the CEO’s sharpest pivot yet away from his... more »»

Fox bid for Time Warner sparks content merge race

July 17, 2014 LOS ANGELES — Even though Rupert Murdoch’s $76 billion bid for rival media giant Time Warner Inc. more »»

Visa launches ‘Checkout’ service

July 17, 2014 NEW YORK — Payment processor Visa is launching a new service called Visa Checkout that eliminates a few steps in online paymen. more »»

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Curve SS Hanson benched again, manager says 'enough is enough'

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