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New prison ‘long term’ possibility for Blair

November 23, 2014 HOLLIDAYSBURG — Blair County Prison wardens over the years have mentioned the need for a new facility to house the growing number of inmates, but until Thursday the issue has never been discussed... more »»

 
 
 

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New prison ‘long term’ possibility for Blair

November 23, 2014 HOLLIDAYSBURG — Blair County Prison wardens over the years have mentioned the need for a new facility to house the growing number of inmates, but until Thursday the issue has never been discussed... more »»

PLCB lawyers attempt to explain why certain areas buy more booze

November 23, 2014 The differences are surprising. A chart in the recently released annual report of the Pennsylvania Liquor Control Board shows that Cambria County has 6.2 alcohol establishments per 3,000 people. more »»

Bedford budget avoids tax ­increase

November 23, 2014 A tentative 2015 Bedford County budget will keep spending on pace and avoid a tax hike for a second consecutive year, Commissioner Chairman Kirt Morris said Friday. more »»

Hollidaysburg parade kicks off festivities

November 23, 2014 The Hollidaysburg Community Partnership will kick off the borough’s annual Winterfest today with a parade. The parade will begin at 2 p.m. and feature an appearance by Santa Claus. more »»

Icy roads keep crews busy

November 23, 2014 Spinouts, guardrail crashes and hours-long standstills disrupted many commuters’ Saturday schedules because of icy conditions, especially on bridges in the are. more »»

Local Sports

All three PSU phases falter in loss to Illini

November 23, 2014 CHAMPAIGN, Ill. — The offense was bad. The special teams were worse. And the defense finally broke in the clutch. more »»

Penn State-Illinois notebook

November 23, 2014 CHAMPAIGN, Ill — Embattled Illinois coach Tim Beckman just might — might — be able to save his job, thanks in large part to Saturday’s win over Penn State. more »»

Eagles back on top of D6-AA

November 23, 2014 Rather than stack its defensive line against Mount Union’s run-first offense in Saturday’s District 6 Class AA championship game at Mansion Park, Tyrone mostly used just three up front and played... more »»

In spots, bad behavior rewarded

November 23, 2014 PITTSBURGH — Busy week for LeGarrette Blount. On Monday night, he decided to leave the Steelers-Titans game in Tennessee early. The Steelers released him hours later. more »»

Success in the spotlight comes to patient Hunter

November 23, 2014 Patience is a virtue for a running back, waiting for the hole to develop so they can hit it at just the optimum instant. Patience was a necessity for Aleic Hunter. more »»

All three PSU phases falter in loss to Illini

November 23, 2014 CHAMPAIGN, Ill. — The offense was bad. The special teams were worse. And the defense finally broke in the clutch. more »»

Lions’ low point ‘tough to swallow’

November 23, 2014 CHAMPAIGN, Ill. — We’ve now reached the low point of the sanctions era. more »»

Penn State-Illinois notebook

November 23, 2014 CHAMPAIGN, Ill — Embattled Illinois coach Tim Beckman just might — might — be able to save his job, thanks in large part to Saturday’s win over Penn State. more »»

PSU highlights, lowlights

November 23, 2014 CHAMPAIGN, Ill. more »»

Penn State-Illinois scoring summary

November 23, 2014 FIRST QUARTER Penn State 7, Illinois 0: The Lions got great field position on their first possession, starting at their own 48, and took nine plays to reach the end zone. more »»

Obituaries

Norma M. Dixon

November 23, 2014 Norma M. Dixon, 87, of Tyrone died Saturday at Tyrone Hospital. She was born in Lancaster, N.Y., daughter of Norbert and Clara Bauer. On Oct. 26, 1946, she married Leroy N. Dixon in Lockport, N.Y. more »»

Timothy L. Gillichbauer

November 23, 2014 Timothy L. Gillichbauer, 58, Duncansville, died Saturday at Valley View Home. He was born in Shamokin, son of Fred and Myrtle I. (Heitzman) Gillichbauer. He married Polly J. Parke. more »»

Beverly (Miller) Hock

November 23, 2014 Beverly (Miller) Hock, 72, Elizabethville, formerly of Roaring Spring, went to her heavenly reward Thursday after a lengthy illnes. more »»

Thomas E. Knee

November 23, 2014 Thomas E. Knee, 91, Sequim, Wash., passed away peacefully the morning of Nov. 8, 2014, at home from age-related illnesses due to natural causes. He was born in Gallitzin, son of Thomas E. more »»

Gregory M. Lamertina

November 23, 2014 Gregory M. Lamertina, 55, Altoona, passed away Wednesday at home after a brief illness. He was born in Altoona, son of Robert and Priscilla (Smith) Lamertina. more »»

Area Life

Rocky love: Letters by great women are auctioned

November 23, 2014 PARIS — An unprecedented collection of 1,500 documents from some of history’s greatest women is being auctioned in Paris, including everything from Catherine the Great’s imperious letter shunning he... more »»

Making a tough fold is sign of a good player

November 23, 2014 Decisions are made based on information gleaned. No different in poker. Last week at the Tipton Firehall — I haven’t played elsewhere recently — I played as well as I can remember. more »»

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 »»

Local Business

Small businesses seek support

November 23, 2014 Small businesses are hoping for an influx of holiday shoppers Saturday during the fifth annual Small Business Saturday. more »»

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 »»

 
 
 

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