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Solicitor: Ex-police chief hasn’t signed deal with Cresson

April 15, 2014 CRESSON — It’s been more than a month since Cresson Borough Council approved a settlement agreement between the borough and former Police Chief Jeff Kopsic, but borough solicitor Calvin J. more »»


April 15, 2014 FRANKSTOWN One person struck by vehicle during dispute State police are investigating a domestic incident Sunday afternoon involving several people on Berwind Road, Frankstown Townshi. more »»

Area's candy producers say Easter week is one of their busiest times each year

April 14, 2014 Sam Phillips is ready for a busy week. “This week is our busiest week of the year; we are prepared for the big rush,” said Phillips, president of Gardners Candies, Tyrone. more »»

Actor says life’s future in your own hands

April 14, 2014 As an actor, Giancarlo Esposito takes on the roles of characters to tell stories, and Sunday he took the stage at Penn State Altoona to urge the students envision their own stories of their lives an... more »»

Curve groundskeeper relishes­ behind-the-scenes role

April 14, 2014 LAKEMONT — Minutes into a conversation with a guest Friday, Ben Young’s phone rang with a call from Altoona Curve General Manager Rob Egan: The day’s rain had stopped, if only temporarily, and Young... more »»

St. Francis’ newest recruit all smiles after joining team

April 14, 2014 It was a big day for one little guy as the Saint Francis University football team welcomed its newest recruit during its annual spring scrimmage. more »»

Tyrone schools seeing success with Chromebook program

April 14, 2014 TYRONE — The Tyrone Area School District is piloting a one-to-one Chromebook program with its ninth graders, and teachers involved in the pilot said these students are developing key skills in the... more »»

Penn State students face charges in stabbing case

April 14, 2014 STATE COLLEGE — Three Penn State University students were facing charges in a stabbing incident over the weekend that injured two students from another school as they were trying to visit a woman’s... more »»

Weekly crime roundup

April 14, 2014 Allegheny Township police March 27 n Theft: 100 block Sierra Lane n Forgery: 500 block Elm Lane March 30 n DUI: Route 1002 and Route 1001 April 1 n Criminal mischief: 100 block Serena Lane April... more »»

Knife attack causes concern in schools

April 13, 2014 Franklin Regional and Hollidaysburg Area high schools have comparable enrollment size and see relatively low poverty among students. more »»

Inmates lament amount of food

April 13, 2014 HOLLIDAYSBURG — At least two inmates in the Blair County Prison are protesting the food, complaining that they are not getting enough of it, but Warden Michael M. more »»

County preparing for reassessment

April 13, 2014 HOLLIDAYSBURG — Starting this summer, field data collectors will begin traveling through Blair County municipalities, measuring properties, noting the size of a house and if there’s a front or side... more »»

Supervisors mull construction limits near county airport

April 13, 2014 MARTINSBURG — Officials in North Woodbury Township, home of the Altoona-Blair County Air­port, are wrestling with a state rule requiring local governments to restrict construction in wide areas... more »»

Sen. Casey’s letter calls for cash for cops

April 13, 2014 In a letter to fellow senators responsible for appropriating federal cash, Sen. Bob Casey, D-Pa. more »»


April 13, 2014 New hires and promotions Kathleen Fry of McConnellstown has been promoted to Commercial Lines Fast-Track Underwriter at Mutual Benefit Group, Huntingdo. more »»

Physics night entertains crowd

April 13, 2014 HUNTINGDON — Juniata College President James Troha looked apprehensive as he climbed on top of a bed of nails Wednesday night. He made sure to kiss his kids before hopping up on the table. more »»


April 13, 2014 Blair County Charles E. J. more »»

Grandview Road closing delayed

April 13, 2014 The lower portion of Homer’s Gap Road, where it intersects with Grandview Road, will remain open through April 2. more »»


April 13, 2014 The following people have made filings in U.S. Bankruptcy Court in Pittsburgh. Chapter 7 involves selling assets to pay debts. Chapter 13 is a plan to pay debts using income. more »»

Work on Bedford Turnpike Interchange set to begin

April 13, 2014 HOLLIDAYSBURG — Gulisek Construction LLC of Mount Pleasant will begin work Monday on the Richard Street Bedford Turnpike interchange project in Bedford Township, Bedford County, PennDOT announced. more »»

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