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81st race creates friction in GOP

October 24, 2014 HUNTINGDON — When Huntingdon County Republicans gathered Thursday for their pre-election rally, the faces on the program all belonged to prominent GOP incumbents. more »»


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81st race creates friction in GOP

October 24, 2014 HUNTINGDON — When Huntingdon County Republicans gathered Thursday for their pre-election rally, the faces on the program all belonged to prominent GOP incumbents. more »»

Fire Patrol ordered to transfer assets

October 24, 2014 HOLLIDAYSBURG — A heated, three-year legal battle between two Tyrone organizations representing fire police officers could be nearing an end after a decision this week by a Blair County judge... more »»

Snyder Twp. man accused of beating elderly father

October 24, 2014 A Snyder Township man is behind bars after police say he beat his elderly father during an argument. Kent M. more »»

Prison guard recognized for saving inmate

October 24, 2014 EBENSBURG — A Cambria County Prison guard is being called a hero after he saved a choking inmate earlier this month. more »»

Woman facing heroin charges turns herself in

October 24, 2014 A Hollidaysburg woman who has eluded police for nearly nine months is now in custody. Taylor A. more »»

Local Sports

Altoona seeks home playoff game

October 24, 2014 The Altoona Area High School football team has been climbing a ladder in the last month. First, the Mountain Lions clinched a winning regular-season record. Then they secured a spot in the postseason. more »»

Ohio State’s speed to test Lions

October 24, 2014 UNIVERSITY PARK — Brent Pry doesn’t seem to be afraid of Ohio State. more »»

Bedford edges past Lady Eagles

October 24, 2014 BEDFORD — For a large portion of Thursday’s District 6 Class AA quarterfinal game against Tyrone, Bedford’s biggest nemesis was not the team on the other side of the field, but the goal itself. more »»

Lady Marauders cruise past McCort

October 24, 2014 The Bishop Guilfoyle Catholic girls lost a 2-1 double overtime heartbreaker to Richland in the District 6 Class A soccer finals a year ago, and they’re hoping to win district gold this time. more »»

Pens give up late lead, fall in overtime

October 24, 2014 DETROIT — Facing a two-goal deficit with 2:55 remaining, the Detroit Red Wings pulled goalie Jimmy Howard for an extra skater — the last, desperate option for a team with nothing much left to lose. more »»

Ohio State’s speed to test Lions

October 24, 2014 UNIVERSITY PARK — Brent Pry doesn’t seem to be afraid of Ohio State. more »»

QB battle set up for weekend

October 23, 2014 While there might not be much comparison between Christian Hackenberg and Ohio State’s J.T. more »»

As of now, Franklin will have OC down on the field

October 23, 2014 UNIVERSITY PARK — John Donovan likely will be bundling up Saturday night as James Franklin told the media after Wednesday’s practice that the offensive coordinator will return to the sideline. more »»

Franklin realizing expectations lofty

October 22, 2014 UNIVERSITY PARK — When he was at his previous institution, as James Franklin likes to call Vanderbilt, fans of that long-suffering program just wanted something — anything — to look forward to and... more »»

Coachspeak with James Franklin

October 22, 2014 A capsule look at James Franklin’s weekly news conference Opponent: Ohio State Kickoff: Saturday 8 p.m. more »»


Donald Andrew Crum Sr.

October 24, 2014 Donald Andrew Crum Sr., 74, Cape Coral, Fla., formerly of Altoona, died Tuesday in Cape Coral. A service will be held today, Oct. 24, 2014, in Cape Coral. more »»

Louise M. Sunderland

October 24, 2014 Louise M. “Weezee” Sunderland, 88, Altoona, died Wednesday afternoon at UPMC Altoona after a lengthy illness. She was born in Bellwood, daughter of the late George Ellis and Adley (Brown) Frye. more »»

William C. Kline Sr.

October 24, 2014 William C. Kline Sr., 81, Portage, died Thursday. He was born in Central City, son of Albert and Mamie (Bloom) Kline. Surviving are his wife, Pauline (Macintyre); five children: Michele, William B. more »»

Dennis Shaw Orner

October 24, 2014 Dennis Shaw Orner, 65, Altoona, died Sunday evening at his residence. He was born in Altoona, son of the late Charles S. and Iris Lorraine (Shaw) Orner. more »»

Isabelle M. Glasgow

October 23, 2014 Isabelle M. Glasgow, 91, Greenwood, formerly of Bellwood, died late Tuesday evening at UPMC Altoona. She was born in Duncansville, daughter of the late Ray and Emma (Moyer) Davinsizer. more »»

Area Life

Family dysfunction: Edgy dark comedy brings violence, suspense

October 23, 2014 A Tony-winning dark comedy about a dysfunctional family is taking the stage at the Church in the Middle of the Block Cultural Cente. more »»

Comedians honor Leno with humor prize in DC

October 23, 2014 WASHINGTON — The joke was on Jay Leno as comedians saluted the former “Tonight Show” host Sunday when he received the nation’s top humor priz. more »»

Altoona natives will appear on ‘House Hunters’

October 22, 2014 Altoona natives Brianna Durbin and Eric Scherden are potentially welcoming millions into their Florida home Friday. more »»

Following his 'Quest': Altoona native captures people's imagination with popular video games

October 19, 2014 Adam Bohn admits he’s been obsessed with video games since the fifth grade. Little did he know that obsession would one day lead him to found a multimillion dollar business that creates video games. more »»

Rough-and-tumble dogs may hurt knees

October 19, 2014 LOS ANGELES — Dashing after a ball or tumbling off a couch make dogs up to 10 times as likely to get surgery on a key knee ligament that is similar to the one athletes often injure. more »»

Local Business


October 21, 2014 Danaher earnings increase WASHINGTON, D.C. — Danaher Corp. said net earnings for the third quarter ended Sept. 26 were $680. more »»

Business Hall of Fame

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October 21, 2014 Not so fast cordcutters; cable’s not going anywhere Cord cutters rejoiced last week after HBO and CBS announced plans to sell stand-alone streaming services, a move that cable and satellite... more »»

Chamber honors J.C. Orr & Son

October 18, 2014 Editor’s note: This is the fourth in a series on businesses that will be inducted into the Blair County Chamber of Commerce Business Hall of Fame Monday at the Blair County Convention Center. more »»


October 18, 2014 New hires and promotions -- Dr. Benjamin Salter recently joined the medical staff of UPMC Altoona in the Radiology Department. more »»

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