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County hires consultant to help with reassessment

April 20, 2016 HOLLIDAYSBURG — An Idaho man with an expertise in property taxes and assessments is being hired to review and analyze methods being used to establish updated property assessments in Blair County. more »»

McGinnis, Starr debate policies

April 20, 2016 At a debate Tuesday in Altoona between candidates for the Republican nomination for state House in the 79th District, incumbent John McGinnis stressed his adherence to Republican principles that... more »»

Local walking path to kick off

April 20, 2016 HOLLIDAYSBURG — An effort to establish local walking paths will take a step forward on Friday with the kick-off of the Historic Hollidaysburg Route. more »»

Sanders' passionate fans pack Rec Hall

April 20, 2016 UNIVERSITY PARK — Before a screaming audience of thousands at Penn State University’s Rec Hall, Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., issued a call Tuesday to “reinvigorate American democracy. more »»

Family of missing Altoona woman continues searching

April 20, 2016 Today is Cathy Copley’s 30th birthday, but instead of lighting candles on her cake, her family will spend the evening lighting candles in the hopes the missing Altoona woman soon returns home. more »»

Judges taking closer look at work release

April 20, 2016 HOLLIDAYSBURG — Blair County judges and other court officials are holding meetings in an attempt to formalize procedures for granting inmates work release. more »»

Police searching for suspected felon

April 20, 2016 An Altoona woman with multiple felony warrants for her arrest is this week’s Crime Solvers of Blair County Crime of the Week. more »»

Sylvan Heights work to begin

April 20, 2016 Hollidaysburg — Grannas Bros. Stone & Asphalt of Hollidaysburg will begin milling operations along Sylvan Heights Drive today, PennDOT announced. The contractor will then begin paving operations. more »»

Judge denies bias in Ross murder retrial

April 19, 2016 HOLLIDAYSBURG — Blair County President Judge Jolene G. Kopriva denies she is biased against homicide suspect Paul Aaron Ross, who is awaiting a retrial for the 2004 murder of a Hollidaysburg woman. more »»

VA center seeks new director

April 19, 2016 The search is on for a new permanent director at the Van Zandt VA Medical Center. William Mills notified VA officials on Friday that he would not be returning to Altoon. more »»

Spring Cove expects rising tax revenues

April 19, 2016 ROARING SPRING — Between rising tax revenue and positive signs from Harrisburg, Spring Cove School District could face a more promising budget situation than in recent years, administrators said... more »»

Grant will help abuse victims

April 18, 2016 HOLLIDAYSBURG — Domestic abuse victims often find it difficult to remove themselves from their troublesome circumstances. Sometimes they live in fear. more »»

Brush fire contained

April 18, 2016 A brush fire scorched about 4 acres in Logan Township on Monday. more »»

Power outage continues

April 18, 2016 Driving toward downtown Altoona on Monday on 17th Street, a blinking arrow sign flashed to warn drivers about the closure of the road’s right lane. more »»

Expansion interests providers

April 18, 2016 MARTINSBURG — Multiple airline companies may be interested in providing daily passenger flights at the Altoona-Blair County Airport because of its link to the Pittsburgh airport and the opportunity... more »»

Fire, explosion knock out power

April 18, 2016 The Altoona area got a whiff of Armageddon Sunday evening. more »»

Ross to head AASD search

April 18, 2016 The Altoona Area School Board hired a consultant for $9,500 on Monday night to conduct a search for the district’s next superintendent. more »»

Fuel tank to be removed

April 18, 2016 MARTINSBURG — Plans are being made to sell and remove a never-used aircraft fuel tank on the grounds of the Altoona-Blair County Airport. more »»

Portage approves treatment center

April 18, 2016 PORTAGE — In a split vote Monday, Borough Council agreed to turn over the documents necessary for a drug and alcohol counseling center to open at the edge of town. more »»

Management changes name of Valley View

April 18, 2016 Valley View nursing home has a new name. The former county home, purchased by a partnership in January, is now Maybrook Hills Health and Rehab Center. more »»

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