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3D printer among additions

September 18, 2014 The Altoona Public Library is reinventing the experience it provides to its patrons. A room on the second floor is furnished with $21,000 of new technology, including a Makerbot 3D printer. more »»

 
 
 

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3D printer among additions

September 18, 2014 The Altoona Public Library is reinventing the experience it provides to its patrons. A room on the second floor is furnished with $21,000 of new technology, including a Makerbot 3D printer. more »»

Men linked to murder to be tried together

September 18, 2014 HOLLIDAYSBURG — Hugo Baez of New York and Brandon Midder of Altoona will be tried together for last year’s Halloween night fracas at Choices Nightclub that left one man dead, Blair County Judge... more »»

Ickes to undergo mental health evaluation

September 18, 2014 HOLLIDAYSBURG — A 79-year-old Osterburg man in the Blair County Prison following an Aug. more »»

House OKs bill offering immunity

September 18, 2014 The Associated Press HARRISBURG — A bill that would provide immunity from criminal prosecution for “good Samaritans” who assist victims of drug overdoses has been overwhelmingly passed by the... more »»

Online sleuths aid probe into gay couple’s beating

September 18, 2014 PHILADELPHIA — Police searching for a group of people suspected in the beating of a gay couple got an outpouring of help from Twitter and Facebook users, who located a photo of the clean-cut young... more »»

Local Sports

Tigers win ‘nice little rivalry’ game over Lions

September 18, 2014 Hollidaysburg Area High School’s M&M Boys — Kieran Miles and Hunter Marks — provided the scores and the Golden Tigers’ defense was outstanding in a 2-0 soccer win over the Altoona Mountain Lions on... more »»

Lions trying to overcome offensive line woes

September 18, 2014 It’ll all be on the line with the Altoona Mountain Lions trek to Harrison City to take on undefeated Penn-Trafford in a Foothills Conference High School football game this week. Well, not really. more »»

Positive Williams impresses

September 18, 2014 Major-college football players don’t get where they are without an enormous amount of confidence, and even when they struggle, many don’t want to divulge that their confidence may have dipped. more »»

Altoona outlasts Hollidaysburg in five sets

September 18, 2014 Kylee Clawson scored 21 digs, Emma Kreuz had 12 blocks, and Lydia Greaser scored 27 assists and 10 service points as Altoona defeated Hollidaysburg, 25-18, 25-27, 25-18, 14-25, 15-10, in high school... more »»

Golden Tigers not taking non-sectional game lightly

September 18, 2014 Non-sectional games rarely come into play when it comes to the WPIAL Class AAA football playoffs, so how coaches choose to approach them can be varied. more »»

Positive Williams impresses

September 18, 2014 Major-college football players don’t get where they are without an enormous amount of confidence, and even when they struggle, many don’t want to divulge that their confidence may have dipped. more »»

Franklin trying to redshirt QBs

September 18, 2014 UNIVERSITY PARK — James Franklin typically has a narrow mindset each week — always focused on Saturday’s opponent and this week it’s all about UMass — and the Penn State coach doesn’t like to delve... more »»

Issues on O-line easy to pinpoint

September 17, 2014 UNIVERSITY PARK — Penn State is 3-0 and favored by nearly four touchdowns this week, and in a sport where winning is all that matters, those are undeniably positive facts. more »»

coachspeak with james franklin

September 17, 2014 A capsule look at James Franklin’s weekly news conference Opponent: UMass Kickoff: Saturday 4 p.m. more »»

Take your pick for league’s best

September 17, 2014 So who’s the best offensive player in the Big Ten? Yes, the conference has gotten off to a dismal start. And, yes, the season is youn. more »»

Obituaries

Anna Marie Allshouse

September 18, 2014 Anna Marie Allshouse, 83, Altoona, died Tuesday at Garvey Manor Nursing Home, Hollidaysburg. She was born in Altoona, daughter of the late Henry “Harry” and Annie (Kaylor) Sanke. more »»

Jon Edwin ‘Jack’ Butterworth

September 18, 2014 Jon Edwin “Jack” Butterworth, 69, Chester Hill, died Tuesday. He was born in Philipsburg, son of Edwin and Mabel Butterworth. more »»

Lisa A. Cullen

September 18, 2014 Lisa A. Cullen, 49, Altoona, passed away unexpectedly Tuesday at UPMC Bedford Memorial. She was born in Altoona, daughter of Janet L. (Doll) Cullen and the late Herman W. “Mike” Culle. more »»

Warren G. Grove

September 18, 2014 Warren G. Grove, 70, Altoona, died Wednesday at his residence. He was born in Hunting­don, son of the late George Grove and Edna Cunning­ham. He is survived by an uncle, Robert H. more »»

Michael D. Hertel

September 18, 2014 Michael D. Hertel, 50, Hollidaysburg, died Wednesday at UPMC Altoona after a courageous battle with cancer. He was born in Altoona, son of the late Fred C. and Nancy L. (White) Hertel. more »»

Area Life

Sweitzer returns home with ‘Music Got Me Here’

September 18, 2014 Some people believe writer Thomas Wolfe’s assertion that “you can’t go home again,’’ but Altoona native Tom Sweitzer isn’t one of them. more »»

Rosh Hashanah desserts try to keep things lighter

September 17, 2014 My grandma Ursula relied on honey to solve nearly any culinary or health problem. Have a nagging nighttime cough? Swallow a spoonful of honey. more »»

Cooking show, fresh basil inspire homemade pesto

September 17, 2014 September is full of exciting fall firsts for me: the first days of the school year, the first Steelers game and the first abundance of basil in my garden. more »»

Actor portrays C.S. Lewis in one-man show

September 14, 2014 British actor David Payne was a teenager when someone gave him a copy of a book by noted author C.S. Lewis, but Payne had little idea then of how the writer would later change his life. more »»

Actor portrays C.S. Lewis in one-man show

September 14, 2014 British actor David Payne was a teenager when someone gave him a copy of a book by noted author C.S. Lewis, but Payne had little idea then of how the writer would later change his life. more »»

Local Business

Briefcase

September 18, 2014 SAP&DC receives awards The Southern Alleghenies Planning & Development Commission received two 2014 Innovation Awards from the National Association of Development Organizations Research Foundation... more »»

Briefcase

September 17, 2014 Food safety training planned HUNTINGDON — Penn State Cooperative Extension will offer a ServSafe Food Safety Certification Training course from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Oct. 6 and from 9 a.m. to noon Oc. more »»

Once-troubled reverse mortgages start rebound

September 16, 2014 WASHINGTON — Advertised as a path to an affordable retirement, federally insured reverse mortgages are showing signs of a rebound, drawing the scrutiny of regulators seeking to reduce historically... more »»

Olive Garden defends breadstick policy

September 16, 2014 NEW YORK — Olive Garden is defending its practice of giving customers as many breadsticks as they want, saying the policy conveys “Italian generosit. more »»

Workplace

September 14, 2014 New hires and promotions -- Mark Slonaker has been appointed as McLanahan Corp.’s first vice president of manufacturing. In his position, Slonaker oversees manufacturing operations at all U.S. more »»

 
 

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September 14, 2014 Penn State got out of New Jersey with a win on Saturday night, and the Nittany Lions came home and won over a recruit from that state on Sunday. more »

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