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Opioid abuse epidemic ‘not going away’

September 7, 2016 DUNCANSVILLE — Two congressmen met with locals on the frontline of the opioid abuse crisis Tuesday, as legislation connected to the national drug epidemic moves toward a possible Senate hearing. more »»

Potential city ordinances held for discussion

September 7, 2016 A series of proposed ordinances introduced last month by City Council to clarify Altoona’s planning, zoning and land development regulations doesn’t include proposals pertaining to... more »»

Peoples talks gas project

September 7, 2016 COLVER — By the end of an hourlong town hall meeting, several Colver residents had already signed up for natural gas. more »»

Police: Man molested city girl

September 7, 2016 A Cambria County man is accused of molesting an Altoona girl over the span of a year. John S. more »»

Tyrone board plans to fill Huff’s term

September 7, 2016 TYRONE — On Tuesday, a vase filled with flowers was placed at the seat where the late Rev. Norman E. Huff would sit on the Tyrone Area School Board. more »»

Nanty Glo official accused of selling alcohol without license

September 7, 2016 A Nanty Glo official is facing charges for selling alcohol without a license during a Thunder in the Valley-related event. Nanty Glo Municipal Authority Treasurer Calvin J. Evans, 68, was charged Aug. more »»

Man accused of assaulting pregnant girlfriend

September 7, 2016 EBENSBURG — A Johnstown man is facing charges after he allegedly assaulted his pregnant girlfriend Tuesday night. Ebensburg Borough police were called to a home along Park Street about 11 p.. more »»

Judge sentences woman to state drug program again

September 7, 2016 HOLLIDAYSBURG — When Coreina M. more »»

Judge sentences woman to state drug program again

September 7, 2016 HOLLIDAYSBURG — When Coreina M. more »»

Districts struggle to find teachers

September 6, 2016 When a teacher resigns 10 days before school starts, Greater Altoona Career and Technology Center Executive Director Donna Miller said: “It throws you into a tizzy you can’t believe. more »»

Students encounter parking problems

September 6, 2016 Some Penn State Altoona students parking on downtown streets are learning a lesson about the cost of exceeding time limits. more »»

Cambria County Fair, 4-H celebrate milestones

September 6, 2016 EBENSBURG — The visitors lining the midway at the Cambria County fairgrounds Monday might not have noticed it, but this year is an auspicious one for the huge annual gatherin. more »»

Students to research drummer boy, flag

September 6, 2016 Michael Halloran was a 15-year-old Civil War drummer boy from Hollidays­burg, and the battle-scarred flag that his company carried is being restored for the Hollidaysburg Area School District with a... more »»

Area briefs

September 6, 2016 UNIVERSITY PARK PSU Extension publishes manual Penn State Extension has published the newly updated Master Gardener Manual, an expansive guide containing a comprehensive inventory of gardening and... more »»

Blair County Courthouse continues to improve

September 5, 2016 HOLLIDAYSBURG — From the highest-level scaffolding around the Blair County Courthouse towers bordering Allegheny Street, decorative iron fencing now tops those towers like it did in the early years... more »»

Counties consider voting by mail

September 5, 2016 HARRISBURG — For generations, Pennsylvanians have elected their local, state and federal officials in relatively the same fashion, by visiting a polling place and casting a ballot. more »»

Very’s devotion to farm show spans five decades

September 5, 2016 WILLIAMSBURG — As part of its first board of directors, Joe Very helped the Williamsburg Community Farm Show set its roots. more »»

‘Low Life Riders’ help local children

September 5, 2016 DUNCANSVILLE — Hundreds of motorcycles filled parking lots near Apple Harley-Davidson Sunday morning, where bikers clad in sleeveless vests and bandanas gathered en mass. more »»

Fire destroys former restaurant in Northern Cambria

September 5, 2016 A former restaurant was destroyed by a Saturday evening fire in Northern Cambria, but emergency responders said it was already in the process of being demolished. more »»

Leaders admit reassessment needed

September 4, 2016 HOLLIDAYSBURG — Former Blair County commissioners are offering no protests to the ongoing reassessment project that will generate updated property values to use in calculating real estate taxes. more »»

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