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Gallitzin officials say ordinance fights drugs, blight

April 21, 2016 EBENSBURG — Gallitzin Borough officials argued Wednesday that a recently enacted ordinance that prohibits felony drug offenders from renting property in town will help combat the community’s drug... more »»

Power back to most of Penelec customers

April 21, 2016 By Wednesday afternoon, electricity had been restored to all but a few Penelec customers, who had been without power since Sunday evening when faults at two locations initially left thousands in the... more »»

Parent questions Penn Cambria threat policy

April 21, 2016 CRESSON — A Penn Cambria parent is asking for change after the district failed to notify parents for four days of an alleged weapons threat earlier this month. more »»

Area briefs

April 21, 2016 Huntingdon senior expo set Senior citizens will have the opportunity to visit with a variety of exhibitors offering information on state and local programs and services available to older residents... more »»

Williamsburg district OKs retiree memorandum

April 21, 2016 The Williamsburg Community School Board approved a memorandum of understanding with the district’s teacher union to provide Health Reimbursement Accounts for retirees in the current contract ending... more »»

Website pinpoints polling places

April 20, 2016 HOLLIDAYSBURG — For those with questions about where to vote on Tuesday, Blair County has a new option to provide answers. more »»

Power restored to most of downtown

April 20, 2016 Neon signs glowed in storefront windows Tuesday afternoon along 11th Avenue, advertising businesses with one illuminated word: “Open. more »»

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 »»

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