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Coroner: Local overdose deaths on rise

May 27, 2015 Blair County Coroner Patty Ross was pleased earlier this year when she announced that Blair County drug overdose deaths were lower in 2014 than the year before, because that was not the case in many... more »»


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Coroner: Local overdose deaths on rise

May 27, 2015 Blair County Coroner Patty Ross was pleased earlier this year when she announced that Blair County drug overdose deaths were lower in 2014 than the year before, because that was not the case in many... more »»

UPMC offering buyout to some

May 27, 2015 The University of Pittsburgh Medical Center hopes to encourage early retirements among 3,500 eligible employees with a “voluntary separation” program. more »»

Police seize cellphone, explicit video from boy

May 27, 2015 Police have seized the cellphone of an Altoona Area High School boy after a sexually explicit video of a 15-year-old female student allegedly was passed around school. more »»

Board meets privately; agrees to bid bus routes

May 27, 2015 ROARING SPRING — After meeting in a closed-door session to hammer out disagreements on “confidential” bus contracting information, the Spring Cove School Board voted Tuesday to move forward with... more »»

Police: Lilly man assaulted girlfriend

May 27, 2015 CRESSON — A Lilly man is in jail after allegedly pushing and choking his girlfriend Saturday, police said. more »»

Local Sports

Falling short of championships

May 27, 2015 John McGinley had just doubled in the tying and go-ahead runs in the bottom of the fourth inning, and it looked like the Altoona Area High School baseball team was on its way to its first District ... more »»

Devils can’t find offense against Rams’ Kutchman

May 27, 2015 There is no doubt that Bellwood-Antis is a more confident team when ace Chad Luensmann is on the mound, as the senior came into Tuesday’s District 6 Class AA championship game sporting a 9-0 recor... more »»

Miscues cost Curve in loss to New Britain

May 27, 2015 NEW BRITAIN, Conn. — The first matchup of the season between the Eastern League’s two best teams featured plenty of frustration and bad defense by the Curv. more »»

NB bats fall silent in semis

May 27, 2015 SHANKSVILLE — The Northern Bedford Lady Panthers came into their District 5 Class A semifinal softball matchup with Meyersdale riding hot bats and hoping for another upset of a Somerset County... more »»

Suter whiffs 13 in ProActive’s win

May 27, 2015 Winning pitcher Shane Suter tossed a complete game striking out 13, walking two and giving up two hits as ProActive Sports defeated Matty Trucking in a 7-2 Greater City League win Tuesday at Juniat. more »»

Bizer leads rugby into national championships

May 23, 2015 DENVER — Caution: “Human Sledgehammer” at work. Big hits about to happen. Penn State rugby standout Meya Bizer is known for her jarring collisions on the field, leading to her fitting nickname. more »»

Franklin says camp idea wasn’t his

May 21, 2015 NEW YORK — Penn State coach James Franklin wants to make something clear when it comes to the debate about so-called satellite camps: He stole theidea. more »»

CB Davis dismissed from team

May 21, 2015 Senior cornerback Da’Quan?Davis has been dismissed from the Penn State football team for violating team rules, the university announced Wednesday. more »»

PSU’s Brown, Gebhart recognized

May 20, 2015 UNIVERSITY PARK — Penn State Nittany Lion wrestler Matt Brown and field hockey player Laura Gebhart have been named to the First Team CoSIDA At-Large Academic All-District team. more »»

PSU picks up O-line recruit

May 19, 2015 Penn State bolstered the offensive line for its 2016 recruiting class on Monday afternoon when the Nittany Lions received a verbal commitment from 6-foot-7, 270-pound offensive tackle Alex... more »»


Sharon ‘Shari’ Baith

May 27, 2015 Sharon ‘Shari’ Baith, 55, Portage, died Saturday at UPMC Presbyterian, Pittsburgh. She was born in Altoona, daughter of Walter Baith and the late Judy (Weamer) Baith. more »»

Alfred C. Manocchio

May 27, 2015 Alfred C. Manocchio, 99, Altoona, passed away Tues­day, May 26, 2015, at UPMC Altoona. Friends will be received from 9 to 10:30 a.m. more »»

Gregory T. ‘Tom’ Hensal

May 27, 2015 Gregory T. “Tom” Hensal, 55, Madera, died Saturday. He was born in Philips­burg, son of the late William and Kathryn (Pollick) Hensal. more »»

Winiferd R. Myers

May 27, 2015 Winiferd R. “Winnie” (Patterson) Myers, 73, Waterbury, Conn., formerly of the Duncansville/ Hollidaysburg areas, died Thursday at Waterbury Hospital. more »»

Viola M. Benton

May 27, 2015 Viola M. Benton, 76, Portage, died Friday at her home. She was the daughter of the late Charles and Anna (Mayher) Schmidt. more »»

Area Life

Make our garden grow

May 27, 2015 Kim Zeiss knows the struggles of putting quality fresh food on the table while being a single mother of four and going to school. “I’ve been there,” she said. more »»

10th Isaac Awards shine: Central Cambria’s ‘Godspell’ named Best Production

May 25, 2015 Cole Harris said his starring role in State College High School’s production of “Curtains” was his first school theater production. more »»

Atop One World Trade Center, high-tech views of bustling NYC

May 24, 2015 NEW YORK — From the top of One World Trade Center, the nation’s tallest building, it really does seem as if you can “see forever. more »»

Striking chords against cancer: Event features continuous music and a Kid Zone

May 24, 2015 Ten musical acts have donated their time for an outdoor music festival that will have continuous music from gates open to close on May 30. more »»

Here come the judges as ‘AGT’ returns for its 10th season

May 24, 2015 NEW YORK — “They keep telling people it’s the 10th anniversary. But it’s the fourth season, as far as I’m concerned,” says Howard Stern, who joined “America’s Got Talent” as a judge in 2012. more »»

Local Business

Media heads rule ranks of CEOs with highest pay

May 27, 2015 NEW YORK — They’re not Hollywood stars, they’re not TV personalities and they don’t play in a rock band, but their pay packages are in the same league. more »»

Taco Bell, Pizza Hut boot artificial ingredients

May 27, 2015 NEW YORK (AP) — Taco Bell and Pizza Hut say they’re getting rid of artificial colors and flavors, making them the latest big food companies scrambling to distance themselves from ingredients people... more »»

Governor’s Impact Awards includes recognition for New Pig

May 24, 2015 HERSHEY — A Blair County company was among the 50 outstanding Pennsylvania companies and entrepreneurs recognized for creating jobs, developing ideas, expanding into new markets and making positive... more »»

Working on the holiday

May 24, 2015 Many American workers will enjoy a day off on Memorial Day, but most of those people on the job will be compensated for working on what is traditionally the first holiday of the summer season. more »»


May 24, 2015 New hires and promotions -- Dennis E. Doll of Hollidaysburg has been promoted to president and chief executive officer of Reliance Bank. more »»

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