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Attorney for Baez seeks separate trial

April 15, 2014 HOLLIDAYSBURG — Attorneys for two men who were at Choices Nightclub last Halloween when Willie S. Solomon of Altoona was shot dead say they do not want their clients tried together. more »»


Local News

Prison OT hits $17K in 2-week period

April 15, 2014 HOLLIDAYSBURG — Despite an ongoing effort to curtail overtime at the Blair County Prison, the two-week payroll for the last two weeks of March contained $17,604 in such compensation. more »»

Penn State Altoona wants police report on stabbing incident

April 15, 2014 Penn State Altoona has not yet taken disciplinary action on a student charged with an alleged stabbing incident on Saturday in State College. more »»

Altoona City Council members say they need to study land value tax

April 15, 2014 A strategic planning meeting of City Council Monday to re-evaluate Altoona’s land value tax led to a consensus on the need to explore the topic more thoroughly — and on the difficulty of determining... more »»

Juniata Valley coach still suspended

April 15, 2014 ALEXANDRIA — Despite a growing petition and public support from some district residents, Juniata Valley High School teacher and football coach Mike Smith remains suspended three weeks after he... more »»

Local Sports

Mock impressive so far

April 15, 2014 Name: Mike Mock School: Central Age: 17 Grade: Junior Sport: Baseball Athlete of the week achievement: Mock was the MVP of the Altoona Curve Classic in helping Central win the title. more »»

Bucs' game vs. Cincy suspended

April 15, 2014 CINCINNATI — Neil Walker and Gaby Sanchez hit back-to-back homers twice, and the Pittsburgh Pirates and Cincinnati Reds combined for 10 homers in only six innings before rain forced a suspension wit... more »»

Wyland tops weather

April 15, 2014 Name: Ali Wyland School: Hollidaysburg Age: 14 Grade: Freshman Sport: Track and field Athlete of the week achievement: Wyland won the 100 and 200 dashes in a dual meet with DuBois, the 100 and... more »»

BG shuts out Johnstown to stay undefeated

April 15, 2014 JOHNSTOWN — Undefeated Bishop Guilfoyle defeated Johnstown, 5-0, before heavy rain hit the area in high school boys tennis Monday. more »»

Curve can't hold on to lead

April 15, 2014 From Mirror reports HARRISBURG — Not one, but two controversial calls at the plate went against the Curve on Monday, leading to a fourth consecutive loss. more »»

Personally, Franklin a big change from O’Brien

April 15, 2014 James Franklin is going to genuinely love the next 3¢ months until fall camp begins, not just endure them the way Bill O’Brien did. more »»

Strong spring a good sign for DE Barnes

April 14, 2014 UNIVERSITY PARK — Penn State defensive end Deion Barnes sent his D-coordinator, Bob Shoop, a text message Thursday night, explaining how he’s “all about being 100 percent and totally committed to... more »»

Early issues come into focus during Blue’s romp

April 13, 2014 UNIVERSITY PARK — It’s usually not a good idea to read too much into the actual football from the Blue-White Gam. more »»

Franklin touched by support

April 13, 2014 UNIVERSITY PARK — There may be no sporting event in which attendance is more closely tied to the weather than an annual spring football game, and when James Franklin awoke to a gorgeous blue and... more »»

Walk-on shines with heavy heart

April 13, 2014 UNIVERSITY PARK — One day, Cole Chiappialle was home with his mom in Beaver Falls. The next day, Chiappialle was getting a call that she was gone. more »»


William Thomas ‘Bill’ Allmond

April 15, 2014 William Thomas “Bill” Allmond, 72, Meridian, Idaho, formerly of Altoona, died Wednesday at home. He was born in Lancaster, son of the late Ermine and Grace Allmond. more »»

Michele Lynn Briggs

April 15, 2014 Michele Lynn Briggs, 43, Altoona, died Saturday morning at UPMC Altoona. She was born in Altoona, daughter of Joyce Ramsey and the late Fredrick Briggs. more »»

Robert Charles Dionis

April 15, 2014 Robert C. Dionis, 74, Duncansville, died April 2, 2014, at his residence. He was born in Altoona, son of the late Joseph G. and Ann M. (Rouzer) Dionis. Surviving are a son, Eric A. of Kalamazoo, Mich. more »»

Lawrence L. ‘Larry’ Switala

April 15, 2014 Lawrence L. “Larry” Switala, 72, Parsonville, died Saturday. He was the son of John and Rose Switala. He married the late Hermance Lefebvre. more »»

Anna Yarosh

April 15, 2014 Anna Yarosh, 89, Portage, died Monday. She was born in Portage, daughter of Vasil and Helen (Mihalko) Belovsky. more »»

Area Life

Review: ASO finale lauds age, unveils youth

April 15, 2014 The Altoona Symphony Orchestra gave the final performance of its 85th season at the Mishler Theatre on Saturday night. more »»

Women honoring women: WISE Tribute Honorees receive recognition for good works

April 13, 2014 Several local women are getting the recognition they deserve Wednesday. The 2014 WISE Women of Blair County tribute honorees are: Dorothea Nelson of Hollidaysburg, Patricia W. more »»

Earth Matters: Lessons learned from those who came before, come after

April 12, 2014 Too often, we underestimate the impact and worth of our teachers and mentors. Similarly, we do not always realize the great things being done or the lessons being learned by those we mentor. more »»

Film for thought: International program to screen movies in Altoona

April 12, 2014 An opportunity for viewing thought-provoking film work is coming to Altoona. Pennsylvania is one of four states selected to show films from the Film Forward: Advancing Cultural Dialogue initiati. more »»

Symphony celebrates Altoona

April 10, 2014 Concert pianist Anthony Cornet remembers in the mid-90s when he was about 6 years old attending a concert of the Altoona Symphony Orchestra. more »»

Local Business

Bellwood firm ‘hale and hearty’

April 13, 2014 BELLWOOD — Donny Beaver has spent his career identifying and solving problems. more »»

Businesses recognized for creating positive impact

April 10, 2014 Numerous local companies are among nominees for the second annual Governor’s Impact Awards. more »»

Huntingdon Fiberglass expands expecting growth

April 9, 2014 HUNTINGDON — The leadership of Huntingdon Fiberglass Products welcomed local leaders, staff members and media Tuesday to tour the facility in celebration of the company’s recent expansion. Pa. more »»

Comcast argues benefits of deal

April 9, 2014 WASHINGTON (AP) — Comcast Corp. on Tuesday presented its case to government regulators arguing that its $45 billion takeover of Time Warner Cable Inc. more »»

Ford recalls nearly 435,000 cars, SUVs

April 8, 2014 DETROIT — Ford is recalling nearly 435,000 cars and SUVs to fix rusting frame parts or faulty seat. more »»

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