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US judge denies new trial for Maurizio

February 9, 2016 JOHNSTOWN — A new sentencing date was set Monday for Father Joseph D. Maurizio Jr. more »»


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US judge denies new trial for Maurizio

February 9, 2016 JOHNSTOWN — A new sentencing date was set Monday for Father Joseph D. Maurizio Jr. more »»

Altoona City Council discusses land bank

February 9, 2016 Critics call it a gateway to cronyism, according to city Mayor Matt Pacifico. more »»

Duck feces cause a stink

February 9, 2016 TYRONE — After an extraordinary amount of duck feces created a health issue at a local park, Borough Council members voted at their Monday meeting to prohibit feeding waterfowl. more »»

Blair County pension plans won’t increase

February 9, 2016 HOLLIDAYSBURG — A change in state law governing county pension plans that took effect in January has eliminated cost-of-living increases for Blair County retirees, as long as the county’s pension... more »»

Cops: Altoona man beats woman with plunger

February 9, 2016 An Altoona man whose handgun discharged while attending an Easter Mass at the Cathedral of the Blessed Sacrament in 2015 is in jail after an alleged domestic dispute at his home, Altoona police said... more »»

Local Sports

Heavy success: Ridge’s Deremer shines with weight gain

February 9, 2016 Chestnut Ridge’s Morgan Deremer had a nice 2014-15 season. He went 25-16, finished second at 132 pounds at the District 5 Tournament and went 1-2 at the Southwest Regional. more »»

Irwin: Sheaffer emergency on mat brings perspective

February 9, 2016 For most of the Huntingdon-Mount Union District 6 Duals championship match, everything that you’d expect in a rivalry match to happen materialize. more »»

Mirror wrestling rankings

February 9, 2016 106 POUNDS 1. Aaron Burkett Chestnut Ridge Sr 28-1 2. Allen Simmons Cambria Heights Fr 13-5 3. Chase Proudfit Penn Cambria Fr 22-10 4. Garret Cornell Everett Fr 21-3 5. more »»

Mirror wrestling leaders

February 9, 2016 WINS 1. Jo. Wagner Hunt 31-4 2. Baney Hunt 31-6 3. Murin CC 29-1 4. Glorioso Hunt 29-6 5. Burkett CR 28-1 Opdenhoff CC 28-1 7. McCoy CR 27-2 8. Buttry CR 26-4 9. Ostrowski CC 26-6 10. more »»

District 3 Duals final turns into crazy mess

February 9, 2016 The Cumberland Valley-Central Dauphin District 3 Class AAA Duals title match nearly erupted into a brawl as CV was winning the championship, 29-28, on tiebreaker criteria H, which is greater number... 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 »»


Vicki E. ‘Vic’ Archey

February 9, 2016 Vicki E. “Vic” Archey, 58, Cresson, died Sunday at UPMC Altoona. She was born in Lewisburg, daughter of the late Harold and Faye (Hanson) Horrox. more »»

Regis G. Becker

February 9, 2016 Regis G. Becker, 91, Altoona, died Sunday, Feb. 7, 2016, at UPMC Altoona. A funeral Mass will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Friday, Feb. 12, 2016, at Our Lady of Mount Carmel Catholic Church, Altoona. more »»

Miriam S. Caporuscio

February 9, 2016 Miriam S. Caporuscio, 93, a resident of The Village at Morrisons Cove, Martinsburg, formerly of Altoona, passed away on Saturday at UPMC Altoona. more »»

Jean S. Greene

February 9, 2016 Jean S. Greene, 93, Lititz, passed away Sunday, Jan. 31, 2016, at Moravian Manor. She was born in Lititz, daughter of the late Clarence Behmer and Beulah (Ruhl) Shaub. more »»

Donald Nelson Hatch

February 9, 2016 Donald Nelson Hatch, 67, Hollidaysburg, formerly of Ohio, died Friday at home. He was born in Altoona, son of Donald A. and Sara Elizabeth (Lasher) Hatch. more »»

Area Life

‘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 »»

‘It’s primal’: Rappers Fetty Wap, Lil Wayne play BJC

February 4, 2016 Area hip-hop fans will have the chance to see a genre legend and a breakthrough artist in the span of just weeks at the Bryce Jordan Center, University Park. more »»

Music makes a difference in your life

February 4, 2016 It’s said that the things you love shape who you are. They surround you in a way that brings warmth and comfort — and if they’re not there, you find a way to usher them into your lif. more »»

Local Business

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 »»

Behind the desk

February 7, 2016 Company: Allegheny Creamery and Crepes Address: 505 Allegheny St. more »»

Local briefcase

February 5, 2016 Johnstown JARI sets Lunch and Learn JARI will hold its next Lunch and Learn program from noon to 1:15 p.m. Feb. more »»

Comcast loses fewest TV customers in eight years

February 4, 2016 NEW YORK — Comcast is trumpeting its best year for traditional TV services in nearly a decade, even though it continues to lose TV subscribers. more »»

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