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Dormevil receives 7 years’ probation

May 22, 2015 HOLLIDAYSBURG — Jacob Dormevil is only 21 years old, but he said in a statement Thursday to Blair County Judge Elizabeth Doyle that the last two years of his young life have been “unbearable. more »»

 
 
 

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Dormevil receives 7 years’ probation

May 22, 2015 HOLLIDAYSBURG — Jacob Dormevil is only 21 years old, but he said in a statement Thursday to Blair County Judge Elizabeth Doyle that the last two years of his young life have been “unbearable. more »»

Circus company facing scrutiny

May 22, 2015 An Oklahoma circus company is being asked to respond to allegations linked to the handling of elephants, including a 2014 incident in Altoona, as reported in a recent complaint filed with the U.S. more »»

Holiday travel to increase

May 22, 2015 Highways are expected to be busy this weekend for what is typically the first big travel holiday of the summer season. About 37. more »»

PNG elaborates on Gallitzin gas signups, benefits

May 22, 2015 GALLITZIN — If there was any perceived benefit to delaying signing up for natural gas, it’s gone now, said Peoples Natural Gas officials Thursday. more »»

Local Sports

Eleventh heaven

May 22, 2015 Nick Barton struck out his first three at-bats Thursday, but the Altoona High right fielder came through with one of the biggest clutch hits of his career in the bottom of the 11th inning to give th... more »»

Bellwood-Antis moves into title game

May 22, 2015 BELLWOOD — For mid-May, Thursday’s overcast, chilly, misty weather was very uncharacteristi. more »»

Central upsets P-O

May 22, 2015 PHILIPSBURG — It didn’t take an oddsmaker to tell onlookers that the odds of a Central win in the bottom of the seventh against second-seeded Philipsburg-Osceola weren’t very good In one of the... more »»

Portage loses pitching duel

May 22, 2015 BLAIRSVILLE — It was a game someone had to lose — and it took only two batters to decide which starter would get the loss. more »»

Albemarle/Family Clothesline wins thriller

May 22, 2015 TYRONE — Brett Robinson drove in five runs and scored the game-winning run in the bottom of the seventh inning to cap a four-run rally and lift Albemarle/Family Clothesline to a 9-8 victory over... more »»

Franklin says camp idea wasn’t his

May 21, 2015 NEW YORK — Penn State coach James Franklin wants to make something clear when it comes to the debate about so-called satellite camps: He stole theidea. more »»

CB Davis dismissed from team

May 21, 2015 Senior cornerback Da’Quan?Davis has been dismissed from the Penn State football team for violating team rules, the university announced Wednesday. more »»

PSU’s Brown, Gebhart recognized

May 20, 2015 UNIVERSITY PARK — Penn State Nittany Lion wrestler Matt Brown and field hockey player Laura Gebhart have been named to the First Team CoSIDA At-Large Academic All-District team. more »»

PSU picks up O-line recruit

May 19, 2015 Penn State bolstered the offensive line for its 2016 recruiting class on Monday afternoon when the Nittany Lions received a verbal commitment from 6-foot-7, 270-pound offensive tackle Alex... more »»

Stanford lineman completes transfer

May 19, 2015 From Mirror reports UNIVERSITY PARK — Penn State coach James Franklin announced the addition of offensive lineman Kevin Reihner to the Nittany Lion football roster for the 2015 season on Monday. more »»

Obituaries

Rilla (Mansell) Kearney

May 22, 2015 Rilla (Mansell) Kearney, 91, Lilly, died Wednesday. She was born in Cassandra, daughter of James and Eliza (Sanders) Mansell. more »»

Michael Thomas Pattie

May 22, 2015 Michael Thomas Pattie, 34, Altoona, passed away Saturday at home. He was born in Altoona, son of John M. Pattie and Tamara Knisley. more »»

Susan M. (Hatch) Quirin

May 22, 2015 Susan M. (Hatch) Quirin, 69, Altoona, passed away Wednesday at home surrounded by her loving family. She was born in Altoona, daughter of Edwin C. and Margaret A. (Wolford) Hatch. more »»

Raymond F. Treml

May 22, 2015 Raymond F. Treml, 75, Mercersburg, died May 15, 2015, at his home. He was born in Johnstown, son of the late Charles Wilbur and Priscilla (Kovach) Treml, who had resided in Cassandra. more »»

Thomas F. Albright

May 22, 2015 Thomas F. Albright, 61, Altoona, died unexpectedly Wednesday, May 20, 2015, at his home. Friends will be received from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, May 26, 2015, at Mauk & Yates Funeral Home Inc., Juniat. more »»

Area Life

Music helps brain injury patients find their voice

May 21, 2015 Pianist and guitarist Tom Sweitzer will perform a free concert on May 24 to thank his hometown of Altoona for supporting his early education, which he said, has led him to a successful career in... more »»

Keeping history alive

May 21, 2015 Editor’s note: The second story in the “Our Heritage” series looks at Altoona’s Italian roots. “Buon birra, buon vino, buon amici. more »»

On-Foot Foodies: The Meadows Original Frozen Custard

May 20, 2015 It’s almost summer — almost time for relaxing outside and enjoying the mild weather. But it’s also a great time to take a ride and buy a treat at a food stand. more »»

Recipe contest finds new family favorites

May 20, 2015 This past March, I launched a call for recipes for the Lauren K Recipe Makeover Contest through “Central PA Live.” As the entries began arriving, I proceeded to my kitchen to begin experimentin. more »»

It’s time to say goodbye to Dave

May 20, 2015 If anyone’s perspective on David Letterman is limited to the past 10 years or so, it’s reasonable to wonder why his retirement is a big deal. more »»

Local Business

Feds seek to manage Takata air bag recall, speed up repairs

May 22, 2015 DETROIT — Exploding air bags made by Takata Corp. are so dangerous that U.S. safety regulators want to manage a massive recall so cars can be fixed faster. more »»

Suit: Competitor’s smiley face cookies ‘confusingly similar’

May 22, 2015 PITTSBURGH (AP) — The cookies may be smiling, but the restaurants are not. more »»

Briefcase

May 20, 2015 UPMC lab gets accreditation UPMC Altoona’s Laboratory Services received accreditation from The Accred­i­ta­tion Committee of the College of Ameri­can Pathologists, based on results of a recent... more »»

Briefcase

May 19, 2015 Online boutique starts Courtney Conaway of Altoona has started an online boutique at www.courtney annboutique.com. more »»

Convenient care center to open in Huntingdon

May 15, 2015 HUNTINGDON — Mutual Benefit Group has committed $100,000 to J.C. Blair’s new Convenient Care Center scheduled to open Tuesday in the Giant Plaza in Huntingdon. more »»

 
 
 

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