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Eichelberger: Pension reform Pa.’s biggest issue

January 9, 2015 HOLLIDAYSBURG — Sen. John H. Eichelberger Jr., R-Blair, said Thursday the biggest problem facing the General Assembly this coming year will be pension reform. more »»

State to spend $500K for Route 56 study

January 9, 2015 The state is set to spend $500,000 for a study intended to improve the mountainous Route 56 corridor that runs from the Johnstown area to Bedford County, officials said Thursday. more »»

Stickel announces run for Blair controller job

January 9, 2015 City Controller August AC Stickel is running for the Republican nomination for Blair County controller in the spring primary. more »»

Cambria County receives $300K grant for Johnstown

January 9, 2015 EBENSBURG — Thanks to a convincing presentation from grants facilitator John Dubnansky, Cambria County will receive more than $300,000 in grant money from the Department of Defense for upcoming... more »»


January 9, 2015 HOLLIDAYSBURG Law enforcement support rally set Supporters of area police are expected to rally on the patio of the Blair County Courthouse today as part of Law Enforcement Appreciation Day. more »»

Cambria to outsource crisis services agency

January 9, 2015 EBENSBURG — The Cambria County commissioners announced on Thursday the county will be outsourcing its crisis intervention services, a change they’d been working on for some time. more »»

JC Penney closing 40 stores

January 9, 2015 NEW YORK — J.C. Penney Co. more »»

Juniata Twp. supervisors check on elderly residents

January 9, 2015 DUNCANSVILLE — Bitter cold temperatures can cause problems for many people — especially the elderly. more »»

Judge approves Nason acquisition

January 8, 2015 HOLLIDAYSBURG — The acquisition of Nason Hospital by a for-profit, Brentwood, Tenn. more »»

Agencies closer to taking over Easter Seals

January 8, 2015 Area agencies are getting closer to adopting the role of providing outpatient therapeutic services to disabled children that has been handled by Easter Seals of Western and Central Pennsylvani. more »»

Leaders in favor of adding vehicle fee

January 8, 2015 HOLLIDAYSBURG — Blair County commissioners spoke Wednesday in favor of adding a $5 fee to most vehicle registrations, starting in May. But they tabled action to consider forthcoming public comment. more »»

Tyrone man takes plea deal for sex crimes

January 8, 2015 A Tyrone man will spend at least 15 years behind bars after taking a plea deal in Huntingdon County. Tobias T. more »»

Search narrowing for Altoona manager

January 8, 2015 A City Council search committee plans to conduct face-to-face interviews of two to four finalists for the Altoona manager’s position soon, according to committee member Erik Cagle. more »»

Light district created for Blair development

January 8, 2015 DUNCANSVILLE — A light district has been created for Blair Township residents in the fourth phase of Pleasant View Estates housing developmen. more »»

PSU ranks No. 1 on college list

January 8, 2015 U.S. News and World Report ranked Penn State No. 1 for the best online bachelor programs in the country, up from No. 3 in 2014. The rankings were published in its 2015 “Best Online Programs. more »»

Home rule makes mayor’s term slightly complicated

January 8, 2015 It’s not surprising that when a municipality changes its form of government, there would be complications. One of the more intricate sets of complications involve Mayor Matt Pacifico. more »»

Tyrone Regional looking to form new partnership

January 8, 2015 TYRONE — The Tyrone Regional Health Network plans to look into the formation of a partnership. more »»

Pacifico asks for new ideas

January 8, 2015 At City Council’s last meeting of 2014, Mayor Matt Pacifico challenged fellow councilmen, city staffers and city residents to come forward with helpful ideas. more »»

Convicted murderer gets attorney for appeal

January 8, 2015 An attorney from the Federal Community Defender Office in Philadelphia has been named to represent death row inmate Stephen Rex Edmiston, who was convicted 25 years ago of murdering a 2-year-old girl. more »»

Court allows sheriff’s sale

January 8, 2015 HOLLIDAYSBURG — An Altoona businessman lost his attempt Wednesday to stop a sheriff’s sale in which 55 acres of land under the name of Woodbridge Springs in Blair Township was sold. more »»

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