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Radio tycoon Barger dies

July 5, 2015 A distinctive local radio voice has gone silent. Altoona native Dave Barger, owner of WRTA, WKMC, WBXQ and WBRX, died Friday evening after an illness. more »»

 
 
 

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Radio tycoon Barger dies

July 5, 2015 A distinctive local radio voice has gone silent. Altoona native Dave Barger, owner of WRTA, WKMC, WBXQ and WBRX, died Friday evening after an illness. more »»

McGinnis stands against GOP in state budget battle

July 5, 2015 Amid all the clamor and noise of the state budget battle is a lone voice, harrumphing in the wilderness. It’s Rep. more »»

Beer vendors, customers unhappy with liquor bill veto

July 5, 2015 Cassidy’s Brew Zoo nearly doubled its usual number of transactions on Friday, with customers carting out cases on cases of beer in preparation for Independence Day parties. more »»

Locals run, bike, learn on July 4th holiday

July 5, 2015 Each July 4, the Hollidaysburg YMCA provides an opportunity for a personal declaration of independence in Altoona: to haul oneself around a 5-kilometer or 15-kilometer course with no outside help. more »»

Patton fireworks postponed to tonight

July 5, 2015 Patton residents who expected their fireworks Saturday evening in the traditional July 4 slot had to wait until this evening, due to the loss of an operations permit by the person designated to set... more »»

Local Sports

Great day for Goodfellow

July 5, 2015 Hollidaysburg native Kenny Goodfellow has participated in the Hollidaysburg Area YMCA’s Fourth of July Angie Gioiosa Memorial Race many times since he was a kid. more »»

Hall of Fame enshrinee Bill Polian pays tribue to lesser known Paterno

July 4, 2015 When Bill Polian is enshrined in the Pro Football of Fame next month, he’ll pay tribute to a name that is recognized throughout the football world: Paterno. more »»

Taillon set for surgery

July 4, 2015 PITTSBURGH — Pittsburgh Pirates pitching prospect Jameson Taillon lost the 2014 season to injury. Now it looks like his 2015 season might be a wipeout, too. more »»

Struggling Curve hope coming home boosts them

July 4, 2015 TRENTON, N.J. — The Curve are looking for a way to stop the bleeding, and at least they’ll have a chance to do so at home over this holiday weekend. more »»

DeGol, Linder lead Park past ReMax Realty

July 4, 2015 Josh DeGol had two hits and two RBIs, while Jake Linder also drove in two runs, to lead Park Furniture to an 11-8 victory over ReMax Realty in a Kelley Federation baseball game Friday at Mansion Park. more »»

Hall of Fame enshrinee Bill Polian pays tribue to lesser known Paterno

July 4, 2015 When Bill Polian is enshrined in the Pro Football of Fame next month, he’ll pay tribute to a name that is recognized throughout the football world: Paterno. more »»

Lions get surprise commit

July 1, 2015 You know your recruiting class is on a roll when you start getting big-time prospects no one thought you were going to get. more »»

Baltimore four-star DT picks Nittany Lions

June 27, 2015 Just like that, Penn State has filled nearly all its 2016 recruiting needs on the defensive line. more »»

Rudel: Well-earned ‘ticket’ to retirement

June 26, 2015 UNIVERSITY PARK — When Bud Meredith began working in the Penn State ticket office 48 years ago, a large section-by-section map of the Beaver Stadium seating plan hung on the wall, and additions and... more »»

Lions snag big DT

June 26, 2015 When Charlotte, N.C. defensive tackle Christian Colon announced he would going public with his college of choice on Independence High School’s senior night, No. more »»

Obituaries

Joseph H. Highduch

July 5, 2015 Joseph H. Highduch, 83, of Altoona passed away Friday morning at Golden LivingCenter-Hillview. He was born in Antis Township, son of the late Charles and Fannie (Moryken) Highduch. He married Linda R. more »»

John Walter Rouzer

July 5, 2015 John Walter Rouzer, 62, Safety Harbor, Fla., passed away unexpectedly Saturday, May 30, 2015, in Tarpon Springs, Fla. John was born in Altoona, son of the late John R. and Jane R. (Coakley) Rouze. more »»

Donald Roy Stere, Lillian Sarah (Monahan) Stere

July 5, 2015 Donald Roy and Lillian Sarah (Monahan) Stere, both 91, both passed away recently in Clearwater, Fla. Married in 1953, they moved to Clearwater, Fla. more »»

Maria McCarthy

July 5, 2015 Maria Kathleen (Rhodes) McCarthy, 70, Indiana, Pa., passed away June 25, 2015, at St. Andrew’s Village in Indiana. She was born in Altoona, daughter of Donald E. and Jessie P. Rhodes. more »»

Kathleen M. (Molnar) Rentz

July 5, 2015 Kathleen M. (Molnar) Rentz, 56, of West Farmington, Ohio, passed away peacefully Friday with her family at her side. more »»

Area Life

Centre County has the whole nine yards Penn State, festivals, recreation, history

July 5, 2015 State College recently was ranked as the 14th best town in which to live in the country, in part, because of the wide variety of fun things to d. more »»

Curve honoring Mister Rogers today with special jersey

July 5, 2015 Mister Rogers would have loved the clever idea, which is all the validation the Altoona Curve could hope for as they honor his legacy. more »»

'Daniel Tiger' an example of children’s programming excellence

July 5, 2015 Television is bad for kids, and it will rot their brains. Right? That's an outdated myth that many parents hear over and over but actually isn't true -- if your kids are watching the right kind of TV. more »»

Last month the second-wettest June­­ locally on record

July 4, 2015 Even if you spent most of June in a cave, it was difficult to miss that it was a very wet month. more »»

Fighting multiple sclerosis: Bicycle ride, tennis tournament to raise funds for local MS group

July 2, 2015 Organizers are hoping two fundraisers this month will both increase awareness and bring in money for a disease that continues to affect millions of peopl. more »»

Local Business

Bourbon: Inventory at 40-year high point

July 5, 2015 By Bruce Schreiner The Associated Press LOUISVILLE, Ky. — Kentucky’s bourbon boom is showing no signs of peaking as distilleries keep up a production pace unmatched for decades. more »»

Pickup truck sales jump

July 5, 2015 Auto dealers enjoyed a good spring with an increase in pickup truck sales playing a key role. more »»

US stocks slip on mixed US jobs report, Greek fears

July 5, 2015 NEW YORK — Stocks ended a tumultuous trading week with slight losses Thursday as investors sought safety ahead of an extended holiday weeken. more »»

Check your credit scores annually

July 5, 2015 Dear Bruce: I recently sold my vehicle, which I had for five year. more »»

Visibility key to freelancing

July 5, 2015 When you’re a freelancer or solo independent contractor, you are your own marketing department. It’s up to you to make contacts and generate work that will enable you to grow your business. more »»

 
 
 

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