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Fans flock to ‘Anarchy’ star

August 1, 2014 Altoona Curve fans were invited to “fear the reaper” at Thursday night’s home game. more »»


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Fans flock to ‘Anarchy’ star

August 1, 2014 Altoona Curve fans were invited to “fear the reaper” at Thursday night’s home game. more »»

Vietnam veterans will be honored

August 1, 2014 JOHNSTOWN — Tom Caulfield, director of Community Vet­erans Initiatives of Johnstown, said Thursday the Vietnam Era was among the most divisive in the nation’s histor. more »»

Corbett battling what he calls the ‘basic lie’

August 1, 2014 As the Richmond Flying Squirrels fought to overcome a seemingly insurmountable 7-0 deficit against the Altoona Curve on Thursday, Gov. Tom Corbett watched, hoping to do much the same. more »»

Saxton man sentenced for gun trafficking

August 1, 2014 A federal judge sentenced a Saxton man Thursday to 35 months in prison for his role in a 2013 Bedford County-to-Baltimore handgun trafficking scheme that followed a Saxton gun store robbery. Joshua M. more »»

Man faces vehicular homicide charges

August 1, 2014 State police have charged an Everett man with vehicular homicide after blood tests allegedly confirmed he was intoxicated the night of a two-car crash that left another driver dead. more »»

Local Sports

State amateur features plenty of local flavor

August 1, 2014 This year’s prestigious Pennsylvania Amateur championship, which concluded on Wednesday, was held at one of the country’s oldest and most historic courses — Oakmont Country Club, near Pittsburg. more »»

DPLWS championship game set

August 1, 2014 It is said that defense wins championships, but apparently no one told that to the Cumming Motors and McCabe Trucking youth baseball teams before their respective semifinal games at the Dean... more »»

Mixed team wins at Sylvan; Ergler takes home car

August 1, 2014 HOLLIDAYSBURG — The team of Ken Perry, George Focht, John Kyle and Linda King recently won the Sylvan Hills Golf Club Scramble with a 34. more »»

Lots of familiarity as City playoffs open

August 1, 2014 What a regular season it was in the Altoona Greater City Baseball League as the season was competitive and tightly contested. more »»

Dziabo sets mark at Summit

August 1, 2014 Last weekend, just days after mentioning a few of his recent golfing exploits in this column, Summit Country Club’s Quintin Dziabo accomplished yet another fantastic feat. more »»

Franklin enjoys versatility

August 1, 2014 So many young athletes feel the need to specialize in one sport, thinking it will improve their chances for success, but Penn State coach James Franklin prefers the opposite approach with football... more »»

Blue band director set to retire

August 1, 2014 UNIVERSITY PARK — The director of Penn State’s renowned Blue Band is retiring. O. Richard Bundy says the upcoming football season will be his last. more »»

Lions get five-star recruit

July 31, 2014 Penn State is putting together one of the best recruiting classes in the nation for 2015. From the early returns, though, the Nittany Lions’ 2016 class might even be bette. more »»

Tweets turn off Lions assistant

July 31, 2014 Few college football staffs in the country are as active on Twitter as the Penn State coaches, and one Nittany Lion coach made national news Wednesday for a strong message he wrote on the social... more »»

Coach is ‘comfortable’

July 30, 2014 CHICAGO — James Franklin fielded about 100 questions Tuesday, most of which were serious while two were downright sill. more »»


John H. Bowers

July 31, 2014 John H. Bowers, 83, Roaring Spring, died Wednesday morning at Homewood at Martinsburg after a brief battle with pancreatic cancer. more »»

Donna Marie Cassatt

July 31, 2014 Donna Marie Cassatt, 71, Huntingdon, died July 21, 2014, at UPMC Altoona. She was born in Huntingdon, daughter of Walter and Effie Priscilla (Thompson) Cresswel. more »»

Jack W. Ogden

July 31, 2014 Jack W. Ogden, 90, died July 24, 2014, at Heritage Manor in Normal, Ill. He was born in Altoona, son of the late Lloyd Warren and Margaret Miriam Ogden. more »»

Mia Grace Mauk

July 31, 2014 Mia Grace Mauk, the infant daughter of Craig and Michelle (Lingenfelter) Mauk, died during childbirth Tuesday morning, July 29, 2014, at Conemaugh Memorial Medical Center, Johnstown. more »»

David Maddas Sr.

July 31, 2014 David Maddas Sr., 65, Henderson, Nev., formerly of Altoona, died July 13, 2014. He was born and raised in Altoona, son of Doris (White) Maddas and the late Marion Madda. more »»

Area Life

Leftover Salmon, Boz Scaggs headline Flood City Music Fest

July 31, 2014 Asked to describe his band’s eclectic mix of styles, Leftover Salmon co-founder Drew Emmitt laughed before answering. more »»

On the air: A quick look at some area radio and TV personalities

July 31, 2014 Patrick Welter, WJAC-TV Age: 26 Current position: Sports reporter/anchor at WJAC-TV Family: John and Patty Welter (parents in New Hampshire), Jenna Welter (sister at University of Minnesota), Justin... more »»

Making a meal outdoors doesn’t mean you have to sacrifice taste

July 30, 2014 Just because you can’t pack up your at-home kitchen and take it camping with you doesn’t mean the menu for your outdoor adventure has to suffer. more »»

IUP trumpet professor making appearance at Sunday concert

July 26, 2014 HOLLIDAYSBURG — Musician Kevin Eisensmith was first introduced to the trumpet at hom. more »»

‘Unity in the community’: African American Heritage Festival marks 21 years

July 24, 2014 The 21st annual African American Heritage Festival will be packed with entertainment and fellowship for another year of celebrating “unity in the community. more »»

Local Business

Dow plunges as multiple worries vex investors

August 1, 2014 NEW YORK — For stock investors, the red flags were everywhere on Thursday. more »»

WPS Solutions recognized

August 1, 2014 WPS Solutions of Altoona has been recognized by Photizo Group as a leader in managed print services. more »»

Spa brings new services to area

July 31, 2014 DUNCANSVILLE — When Joyelle Scavone opened her business on Route 764 in 2011, she hoped to one day expand into offering spa service. more »»

Backyard show

July 30, 2014 Tussey Mountain Mulch Landscape Center is organizing a free self-guided tour of area backyards. The seven stops will accept visitors from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday. more »»

School featured

July 30, 2014 The Altoona Beauty School is featured in this month’s Seventeen magazine. The local school offers four programs: cosmetology, esthetician, nail technician and beauty teaching. more »»

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Tyrone Hospital Foundation golf tournament 08-27

Hospital foundation plans golf outingTYRONE — The Tyrone Hospital Foundation will hold its 13th annual golf tournament on Aug. 27 at Sinking Valley Country Club. The tournament is a best-ball four-man scramble, with registration beginning at 8 a.m. and a shotgun start at 9 a.m. more »

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