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Ross debate turns contentious

July 29, 2014 HOLLIDAYSBURG — Blair County President Judge Jolene G. more »»

 
 
 

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Ross debate turns contentious

July 29, 2014 HOLLIDAYSBURG — Blair County President Judge Jolene G. more »»

Legislators want NCAA to relieve sanctions

July 29, 2014 CHICAGO — Five members of the U.S. more »»

Behavioral health building planned

July 29, 2014 Navy veteran Barni Hodossy of Shirleysburg, who was a radio operator in the Mediterranean during the 1980s, has fought with depression, anxiety, obsessive-compulsive and bi-polar disorders and... more »»

Man accused of molesting girl in custody, faces 40 charges

July 29, 2014 An Altoona man accused of molesting a girl for years is in custody. Joseph M. Abrams Jr. more »»

Lewd images lead to probation

July 29, 2014 EBENSBURG — A Huntingdon man received 23 months’ probation Monday for possessing sexual materials involving children in 2013, while he was enrolled in a state program for multiple drunken driving... more »»

Local Sports

Running back matures, ready for big year

July 29, 2014 CHICAGO — Bill Belton admits he needed to grow up, to work harder, to not feel entitled. more »»

Additions may be rivals

July 29, 2014 CHICAGO — The addition of Rutgers and Maryland to the Big Ten were a major focus at Monday’s conference media days, and the Penn State camp believes those teams will be good rivals for years to com. more »»

Meadows, McCabe Trucking move on

July 29, 2014 Greenwood Meadows and McCabe Trucking both advanced to the next round of the Dean Patterson Little World Series, thanks to victories Monday night at the Altoona Independent Youth Baseball League... more »»

Bucs salvage Rockies trip

July 28, 2014 DENVER — Josh Harrison proved that last month’s escape in a rundown was no fluke. He also helped the Pittsburgh Pirates avoid another sweep at Coors Field. more »»

New PSU AD has solid hoop history

July 28, 2014 CHICAGO — One of the best things about new Penn State athletic director Sandy Barbour — if you’re a basketball fan — is that she has a lot of experience working at schools where basketball actually... more »»

Running back matures, ready for big year

July 29, 2014 CHICAGO — Bill Belton admits he needed to grow up, to work harder, to not feel entitled. more »»

Additions may be rivals

July 29, 2014 CHICAGO — The addition of Rutgers and Maryland to the Big Ten were a major focus at Monday’s conference media days, and the Penn State camp believes those teams will be good rivals for years to com. more »»

New PSU AD has solid hoop history

July 28, 2014 CHICAGO — One of the best things about new Penn State athletic director Sandy Barbour — if you’re a basketball fan — is that she has a lot of experience working at schools where basketball actually... more »»

Giger: Barbour odd choice for PSU

July 27, 2014 UNIVERSITY PARK — It’s just a bizarre hire. A major head-scratcher in so many ways. Whether it will turn out to be good or bad, nobody knows at this point. That will take years to find out. more »»

Franklin eager to get to know new athletic director

July 27, 2014 UNIVERSITY PARK — Football coach James Franklin had no input on Penn State’s decision to hire Sandy Barbour as the new athletic director, but he said he has “tremendous faith and excitement moving... more »»

Obituaries

Donna M. Barr

July 29, 2014 July 28, 1933 - July 26, 2014 Donna M. Barr, 80, Juniata, died Saturday morning at her home. She was born in Altoona, daughter of the late Charles and Harriet (Gillespie) Noll. She married Robert R. more »»

Robert Lawrence Leigey

July 29, 2014 Robert Lawrence Leigey, 90, Blairsville, passed away Saturday at Indiana Regional Medical Center, Indiana, Pa. more »»

James Donald McNabb

July 29, 2014 James Donald McNabb, 57, Altoona, died Sunday at UPMC Altoona. He was born in Allentown, son of Nancy J. McNabb and the late Donald F. McNabb. more »»

Linda Lou Cronmiller

July 29, 2014 Linda Lou Cronmiller, 59, Altoona, died Saturday at her home. She was born in Altoona, daughter of the late Walter J. and Mary Lou (Decker) Clinger. She married Anthony B. Cronmiller Jr. more »»

Earnest F. Otto

July 29, 2014 Earnest F. Otto, 92, Pinecroft, died Saturday morning at the Presbyterian Village at Hollidaysburg. He was born in Pinecroft, son of the late Edward B. and Florence Mabel (Forshey) Otto. more »»

Area Life

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 »»

Ice cream may make you happy, but be sure to eat sensibly, dietitian says

July 23, 2014 MARTINSBURG — You could say Pam Stock and her granddaughter, Kayla Jo Dodson, have worked side-by-side in Stock’s ice cream business almost since it opened 15 years ago. more »»

Rib festival returns to 7 Springs

July 23, 2014 SEVEN SPRINGS — As a rib cook, Bill Ball travels across the country doing something that he loves — making people happy. more »»

Staking a claim: Community Supported Agriculture programs bring farmers, consumers together

July 20, 2014 NICKTOWN — Victoria Cope of Johnstown can’t bring herself to buy a tomato at the grocery store any more. more »»

Local Business

Four chosen for chamber’s 2014 Hall of Fame class

July 29, 2014 Four businesses will comprise the Blair County Chamber of Commerce Business Hall of Fame’s Class of 2014. Holiday Inn Express, Homewood at Martinsburg, J.C. Orr & Son, Inc. more »»

Dollar Tree buys Family Dollar

July 29, 2014 NEW YORK — The fight for penny pinchers is intensifying. Dollar Tree said Monday it is buying rival discounter Family Dollar for $8. more »»

Red Lobster focuses on quality

July 29, 2014 NEW YORK — Red Lobster wants to be seen as a purveyor of quality seafood, so it’s getting rid of some of its promotional discounts and stacking the food higher on plates, as is the style at fancier... more »»

Bedford pleases palates

July 27, 2014 You won’t find chain restaurants like Olive Garden and Red Lobster in downtown Bedford, but you will find some high-quality eating establishments. more »»

Workplace

July 27, 2014 New hires and promotions -- Cindy Ginter has been named by First Common­wealth Mortgage as mortgage loan originator to serve Altoona, Johnstown and the surrounding areas. more »»

 
 

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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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