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County sets trick-or-treat

September 25, 2016 Municipalities across Blair County have set Oct. 27 as this year’s Halloween trick-or-treating date. In a news release, police said trick-or-treating will take place 6 to 8 p.m. more »»

Penn Highlands to host open house

September 25, 2016 Pennsylvania Highlands Community College is set to open its campuses, including locations in and around Blair County, to the public next month for an open house. more »»

Bail sought for man granted new trial in 1991 slaying

September 25, 2016 EBENSBURG (AP) — A federal public defender is seeking bail for a Pennsylvania man granted a new trial in his ex-wife’s slaying a quarter-century ago. more »»

End of summer means now I can warm up in my own home

September 25, 2016 Fall officially arrived last week, which means I am legally allowed to remove the air conditioners from the windows in my home, which is something I wanted to do a couple of months ag. more »»

VFW Post 685 honors its namesake

September 25, 2016 The Juniata VFW Bernard Albert Good Post 685 celebrated its 70th anniversary on Saturday with a ceremony honoring its namesake. Bernard A. more »»

Absentee ballot requests soaring

September 24, 2016 HOLLIDAYSBURG — Blair County has received requests for almost 800 absentee ballots so far from registered voters who want to participate in the November election. more »»

Send in the real Clowns

September 24, 2016 It’s not a good time to be a clown. With rumors of creepy clown sightings ravaging news reports and social media, times are tough for the men and women who have made clowning their vocatio. more »»

Driver who killed man on I-99 to face trial

September 24, 2016 An Indiana County truck driver who struck and killed an Altoona man on I-99 will face trial on an involuntary manslaughter charge, a judge ruled Friday. more »»

Man gets no relief from lengthy prison sentence

September 24, 2016 HOLLIDAYSBURG — A man who once bragged that he was the biggest drug dealer in Altoona will continue serving a 20-40 year prison sentence, despite his claim of reform. more »»

Fire police captain faces theft charges

September 24, 2016 The captain of the Tyrone fire police faces charges he used the organization’s money for his own use. John F. Eirich Sr., 74, 703 Park Ave. more »»

Vandals damage job site

September 24, 2016 Vandals damaging a job site using heavy machinery is the focus this week of Blair County Crime Stoppers. The Logan Township Police Department is investigating a reported criminal mischief incident. more »»

VA offering veterans flu shots

September 24, 2016 The Van Zandt VA Medical Center is offering veterans flu shots at several locations, including Altoona, in the coming weeks. more »»

Property owners turning to courts

September 23, 2016 HOLLIDAYSBURG — Blair County property owners unhappy with the newest value assigned to their properties through the county’s reassessment project have started to turn to the court system for help. more »»

Burns seeks tax-free zone for SCI land

September 23, 2016 State Rep. Frank Burns, D-Johnstown, said he is again asking local officials to consider a tax-free zone at the closed Cresson state prison after the state lowered its asking pric. more »»

Developer offers Cambria space for records

September 23, 2016 EBENSBURG — A local developer has offered storage space to county officials looking for a place to transfer decades’ worth of public records. more »»

Marshals nab couple in Clearfield County

September 23, 2016 Two people wanted in Clearfield County were nabbed Thursday by members of the U.S. Marshals Western Pennsylvania Fugitive Task Force and state police. U.S. Marshal David Zerjav said that David J. more »»

Trail group to remove trees

September 23, 2016 A volunteer group will help Rails to Trails of Central Pennsylvania Inc. officials get rid of ash trees along the 17-mile Lower Trail. The project will be conducted from Oc. more »»

Man faces charges in alleged shooting

September 23, 2016 HUNTINGDON — A Huntingdon County man faces a felony charge after state police say he shot at workers trimming trees along a power lin. more »»

Adelphoi might lease former detention center

September 23, 2016 EBENSBURG — County officials said a potential buyer is interested in the county’s former detention center and emergency shelter. more »»

Logan Twp. approves liquor license transfer to restaurant

September 23, 2016 The Logan Township supervisors recently approved the transfer of an Allegheny Township liquor license to the Aki Japanese Steakhouse and Sushi Bar, after a hearing. more »»

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