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City searching for new manager

November 1, 2014 More than a dozen people already have expressed interest in becoming Altoona’s new manager. more »»


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City searching for new manager

November 1, 2014 More than a dozen people already have expressed interest in becoming Altoona’s new manager. more »»

Judge: Don’t avoid fines, costs; explain the situation

November 1, 2014 HOLLIDAYSBURG — Not paying costs, fines and restitution ordered by Blair County judges can open the door to a stint in the Blair County Prison. more »»

Man accused of pointing gun out of road rage won’t face trial

November 1, 2014 A Florida man won’t be prosecuted for an incident police said was a case of road rage. The Blair County District Attorney’s Office has withdrawn charges against Benjamin H. more »»

Capture of shooting suspect provides relief

November 1, 2014 MILFORD — For 48 days, Eric Frein was everywhere and nowhere, supposedly sighted again and again, only to melt back into the woods in a dangerous game of cat-and-mouse. more »»

Fort Roberdeau hosts its first vets program

November 1, 2014 SINKING VALLEY — Historical Surgeon Nicholas Kalenich said the medical technologies of years past he uncovers as a re-enactor and collector often leave him scratching his head. more »»

Local Sports

Marauders cap perfect regular season

November 1, 2014 SOMERSET — It was only drizzling at Somerset Area High School Athletic Field on Friday night, but the Bishop Guilfoyle Catholic High School football team had to weather a storm in the first half to... more »»

Lions pass first test

November 1, 2014 “Wow! It’s a great win, a great win. more »»

Berlin knocks Mustangs from undefeated ranks

November 1, 2014 PORTAGE — Portage was in control of the game after grabbing a 14-0 lead in the first quarter. But what happened next changed the fortunes of the inaugural WestPAC Championship Game. more »»

Huskies fall short in last game

November 1, 2014 LORETTO — It was a frustrating season for the Bishop Carroll Catholic football team. more »»

Golden Eagles grind out victory over Lions

November 1, 2014 NEW PARIS — Two plays after Chestnut Ridge scored to tie up the game, the Lions’ Trent Crouse came up with an interception on a deep pass by Tyrone’s Garrett Hunter that could have swung momentum... more »»

What could have been?

November 1, 2014 Some gameday observations while believing if Penn State plans to get to seven wins, one of them has to come today: There’s some irony to this matchup in that Maryland was supposed to be coached by... more »»

Resiliency of PSU, Maryland could determine winner

November 1, 2014 Five things to look for as Penn State tries to snap a three-game losing streak and uphold its historical dominance over Maryland (35-1-1 all-time in the series). No. more »»

Ventura living a dream

October 31, 2014 Saturday will be very special for Hollidaysburg product J.T. Ventura, who is expected to be on the travel roster for Maryland when it visits Penn State. “I had the date Nov. more »»

Injury thrusts young Lynch into lead running back

October 30, 2014 Akeel Lynch’s long-awaited opportunity to make a big contribution at tailback for Penn State finally has arrived, but not the way he wanted it t. more »»

Franklin putting backups in motion

October 30, 2014 UNIVERSITY PARK — Freshman Troy Apke will make his Penn State debut this weekend against Maryland. more »»


Patricia J. Daugherty

October 31, 2014 Patricia J. Daugherty, 71, Altoona, passed away Wednesday morning at Conemaugh Memorial Medical Center, Johnstown. She was born in Altoona, daughter of the late Paul and Ruth (Copenhaver) Gelbk. more »»

Amy (Coate) Fazi

October 31, 2014 Amy (Coate) Fazi, 54, Pittsburgh, died Monday surrounded in love by her family. She was the daughter of David Coate and the late Ruth (Jackson) Coate. more »»

Carol Suzanne Meinhart

October 31, 2014 Carol Suzanne Meinhart, 66, Somerset, formerly of Altoona, died Thursday in Somerset. She was born in Altoona, daughter of the late Paul W. and Eileen (Sullivan) Meinhart. more »»

Mary Louise Shoemaker

October 31, 2014 Mary Louise Shoemaker, 94, Ebensburg, died Wednesday. She was born in Carrolltown, daughter of Raymond and Catherine Eckenrode. more »»

Jean Thurston

October 31, 2014 Jean Thurston, 89, formerly of Clearfield and Altoona and most recently of The Winds at Mattern Orchard, Duncansville, passed away Tuesday at UPMC Altoon. more »»

Area Life

WPSU doc chronicles pow-wow

November 1, 2014 UNIVERSITY PARK — Fewer than 200 Native Americans call central Pennsylvania home, but thousands have gathered in State College once a year for more than a decade to celebrate and embrace their... more »»

Garden Notes: Despite bad reputation, fresh Brussels sprouts are tasty

November 1, 2014 In August, Englishman Stuart Kettle climbed to the summit of Mt. Snowdon, the highest mountain in Wales, while pushing a Brussels sprout with his nose. more »»

Area writers gather for book event

November 1, 2014 Caged grave sites, the Vietnam War and the Amish community are just a few of the topics authors will speak on at the third annual Blair County Genealogical Society’s 2014 Book Signing Day. more »»

Altoona comics show is Sunday

October 31, 2014 The Altoona-Con 1, the first Altoona comics show, will be held from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday at the Altoona Grand Hotel in Altoona. more »»

Special needs beauty pageant to be held Saturday

October 29, 2014 Angela Ebersole of Claysburg, who launched a pageant for special-needs women last year, never dreamed that when she and her husband pulled over to help a woman by the side of the road that they woul... more »»

Local Business

2 Sheetz stores to open by the end of this year

October 31, 2014 Sheetz Inc. plans to open two new Blair County stores by the end of the year. The new store at Frankstown Road and Amelia Avenue is scheduled to open Nov. more »»


October 31, 2014 ROARING SPRING Nason Hospital Home Health recognized Nason Hospital Home Health has been named a Top Agency of the 2014 HomeCare Elite, a recognition of the top-performing home health agencies in th... more »»

Fed ends bond buying, cites brighter job market

October 30, 2014 WASHINGTON — The Federal Reserve cited an improving economy Wednesday as it ended its landmark bond-buying program and pointed to gains in the job market — a key condition for an eventual interest... more »»

Hershey third quarter results mixed

October 30, 2014 HERSHEY (AP) — Hershey’s third-quarter net income fell 4 percent as costs rose. The chocolate bar and candy maker’s adjusted profit missed analysts’ expectations, while revenue met Wall Street’s view. more »»

Chrysler recalls 566K vehicles

October 30, 2014 DETROIT (AP) — Fiat Chrysler is recalling more than 566,000 trucks and SUVs in two recalls to fix malfunctioning fuel heaters that can cause fires and a software glitch that can disable the... more »»

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October 31, 2014 Halloween takes the spotlight on the area music scene this weekend, with Halloween-themed parties happening throughout the region on Friday and Saturday nigh. more »

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