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SCI Cresson sale stalls over price

November 22, 2014 Efforts to sell the State Correctional Institution at Cresson have hit a snag, even as Pennsylvania Department of General Services officials announced Friday the former State Correctional Institutio... more »»

 
 
 

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SCI Cresson sale stalls over price

November 22, 2014 Efforts to sell the State Correctional Institution at Cresson have hit a snag, even as Pennsylvania Department of General Services officials announced Friday the former State Correctional Institutio... more »»

Ex-officer accused of assaulting his children

November 22, 2014 A Blair County private detective and former Altoona police officer faces charges over allegations he assaulted and terrorized his two sons, ages 10 and 12. Craig G. Zahradnik, 43, of 504 56th S. more »»

Prosecutor: Sentence molester to life

November 22, 2014 HOLLIDAYSBURG — A Blair County assistant district attorney argued Friday that convicted child molester William D. Leigh, 43, of Altoona, should be given the equivalent of a life sentenc. more »»

City meets resistance to 2.5-mill increase at tax hearing

November 22, 2014 A city councilman and a former city mayor asked a Blair County judge Friday to strike down the city’s proposed 2. more »»

Child predator hearing held without suspect

November 22, 2014 HOLLIDAYSBURG — Blair County Judge Timothy . more »»

Local Sports

BG answers challenge for first title in 27 years

November 22, 2014 Caleb Kephart stunned the crowd with a brilliant 68-yard gallop to the end zone to open the second quarter, and, just like that, Bishop Guilfoyle was facing its biggest deficit of the year in its... more »»

Ridge overtaken by Karns City

November 22, 2014 NEW PARIS — Momentum can be a fickle thing at any level of sports competition. It often changes hands quickly, arbitrarily and without any apparent rhyme or reaso. more »»

Lions win at the buzzer

November 22, 2014 CHARLESTON, S.C. — D.J. Newbill had 26 points including the driving layup as the buzzer sounded to lift Penn State to a 72-71 victory over Cornell at the Charleston Classic on Friday night. more »»

Kephart, Mustangs go down fighting

November 22, 2014 Portage was expected by many to be little more than a speed bump on Bishop Guilfoyle Catholic’s freight train run to the District 6 Class A high school football championship. more »»

Slow start sinks Saint Francis

November 22, 2014 LORETTO — Saint Francis had a heck of a time getting the ball to fall through the basket on Friday night against East Tennessee Stat. more »»

Illini series produces (few) moments

November 22, 2014 Some nitpicking as the curtain begins to fall on another regular season: When Penn State joined the Big Ten 21 years ago, it didn’t do so with the idea that the Nittany Nation would forge a memorabl... more »»

PSU’s running game should sparkle again

November 22, 2014 Five things to look for as Penn State looks for one last chance to stick it to Illinois coach Tim Beckman before he (likely) gets fired after the season. N. more »»

Lions win at the buzzer

November 22, 2014 CHARLESTON, S.C. — D.J. Newbill had 26 points including the driving layup as the buzzer sounded to lift Penn State to a 72-71 victory over Cornell at the Charleston Classic on Friday night. more »»

McIntosh pin keys Lions' victory

November 22, 2014 PITTSBURGH — Penn State 197-pounder Morgan McIntosh is a short, powerful brute, and he proved that against Pittsburgh’s Nick Bonaccorsi. more »»

Nittany Lions go to double overtime in Classic loss

November 21, 2014 The Associated Press CHARLESTON, S.C. — Charlotte coach Alan Major didn’t know what to say after his team’s latest tournament win. “I’m kind of at a loss for words,” Major said. more »»

Obituaries

Walter Leander Beech III

November 22, 2014 Walter Leander Beech III, 68, Antis Township, died Tuesday evening at his home surrounded by his loving family. He was born in Laurel, Miss., son of the late Walter L. Beech Jr. and Catherine M. more »»

Edward C. ‘Eddy’ Geisbrecht

November 22, 2014 Edward C. “Eddy” Geisbrecht, 61, Gallitzin, died Friday at his home. He was born in Altoona, son of the late William E. and Alberta (Booterbaugh) Geisbrecht. more »»

George M. Hunt

November 22, 2014 George M. Hunt, 87, Houtzdale, died Thursday at UPMC Altoona. He was born in Houtzdale, son of Sidney and Beulah Hunt. more »»

Ethel Marie (Foor) Lantz DeGol

November 22, 2014 Ethel Marie (Foor) Lantz DeGol, 89, Homewood at Martinsburg, joyously entered into the presence of her Savior, Jesus Christ, on Wednesday. She was born in McKee, daughter of Elton Rush S. more »»

Donald C. Lundberg Sr.

November 22, 2014 Donald C. Lundberg Sr., 82, Cresson, died Friday. He was the son of Albert Sr. and Marian (Ball) Lundberg. Surviving are his wife, Valeria Mae (Eckenrode); five children: Sheila Sawyer, Donald Jr. more »»

Area Life

Cher cancels rest of tour

November 22, 2014 Cher has announced the cancellation of all remaining dates on her “Dressed To Kill” (D2K) concert tour, including her scheduled concert on Jan. 9 at the Bryce Jordan Center. more »»

Earth Matters: Earth’s tilt brings big changes during seasons of the year

November 22, 2014 Winter is not only the coldest time of the year, but its early weeks also bring the shortest spans of daylight. more »»

Worthwhile workshop: Seasonal wreath-making experience lightens heart

November 22, 2014 The smell of pine reached me when I walked into the community room at the Hollidaysburg Area Public Library on Wednesday evenin. more »»

Mickey and friends: Disney show takes the stage in Johnstown, audience encouraged to play along

November 20, 2014 Mickey, Minnie and friends are ready to rock and roll. Disney Live! “Mickey’s Music Festival” is coming to Cambria County War Memorial on Saturday for three shows at 1, 4 and 7 p.m. more »»

NBC scraps Bill Cosby TV project

November 20, 2014 NEW YORK — NBC says it has scrapped a Bill Cosby comedy that was under development, the second outlet within a day to put off or abandon a Cosby project after another sexual assault allegation... more »»

Local Business

ABCD upbeat about Marcellus project

November 22, 2014 DUNCANSVILLE — Officials remain optimistic a project announced in March 2013 that would bring 30 new jobs to the area will become a realit. more »»

State jobless rate lowest in six years

November 22, 2014 HARRISBURG (AP) — Pennsylvania’s jobless rate fell by three-tenths of a percentage point in October to a six-year low as payrolls and the labor force grew. more »»

Arizona sues GM over recalls

November 21, 2014 PHOENIX — Arizona’s attorney general has sued General Motors Co. for failing to recall millions of cars and trucks with safety defects the auto giant did not disclose for years. more »»

Senate taking closer look at soaring generic drug prices

November 21, 2014 WASHINGTON — Some low-cost generic drugs that have helped restrain health care costs for decades are seeing unexpected price spikes of up to 8,000 percent, prompting a backlash from patients,... more »»

SAPDC approves three business loans

November 21, 2014 The board of directors of the Southern Alleghenies Planning & Development Commission Wednesday approved the following business loans: — $200,000 for Cove Stake & Wood Products Inc. more »»

 
 
 

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