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George G. - Gene' Ketner
He was born in Hollidaysburg, son of the late George O. and Minnie Ketner. He married Susanne R. Jayne on June 21, 1959, on Long Island, N.Y. Surviving are his wife, with whom he shared 55 years of marriage; three daughters: Audrey L. Snoberger and husband, Bill, in Virginia, Peggy S. Cook and husband, Wayne, of Duncansville and Gina E. Ketner and ... (more)
Thu Aug 28, 2014
Convicted killer's appeal rejected
The Pennsylvania Supreme Court has denied further hearing into an appeal by Sean Louis Allen, who was convicted of murder and sentenced to life without parole for the 2009 death of a Penn State Altoona student.
Esther Jane Albright
She was born in Hollidaysburg, daughter of Claymore and Mary Ethel Beegle. She married Donald E. Albright on Aug. 17, 1946, in Frostburg, Md., and he preceded her in death on Dec. 19, 2013.
Wed Aug 27, 2014
Provoking thought: 9/11 story examines selfishness in a time of tragedy
Taking the stage in a Things Unseen Theatre production at the Church in the Middle of the Block Cultural Center in the coming weeks, the 2002 play by playwright and filmmaker Neil LaBute takes place the day after 9/11, and tells a story of the show's only two characters, Ben and Abby.
Tue Aug 26, 2014
Courthouse canopy project gets low bids
Low bids for two canopies and an extension on the main entrance of the Blair County Courthouse came in below estimates, so the proposed project is likely to get started in September.
Sun Aug 24, 2014
Edna C. Carney
Surviving are her husband, William, of Hollidaysburg; two daughters: Jennifer O'Brien and Mary Castillo in New Jersey; six grandchildren; two stepsons: Thomas of Philadelphia and Gerald of Hollidaysburg; five siblings: Faye Szebin of Altoona, Homer of York, Linda Dodson of Tipton, Merrill of Altoona and Bonita Wertz of East Freedom; and numerous ... (more)
Sat Aug 23, 2014
Margaret Helen - Margy' McConnell
Margaret Helen "Margy" McConnell, 88, Garvey Manor Nursing Home, Hollidaysburg, formerly of 1625 27th Ave., Altoona, died Friday at the Manor after an extended illness.
Marjorie M. Barnett
Marjorie M. Barnett, 86, a resident at Homewood at Martinsburg, formerly of Roaring Spring, went home to be with the Lord Thursday evening at Nason Hospital, Roaring Spring.
Ross retrial delayed
The death penalty trial for Paul Aaron Ross, accused of killing a young Hollidaysburg woman a decade ago, has been moved from October to November, giving prosecutors and defense attorneys more time to prepare expert reports that must be presented to each other for review.
Fri Aug 22, 2014
Hollidaysburg unveils sewer project
Borough officials are gearing up for what will likely be a multimillion sewer project to be completed in the next few years.
Historians to honor Civil War colonel
A few months ago, when John Crider opened a book filled with Col. William Gray Murray's papers, he was likely the first person to do so in 90 years.
Corbett visits McLanahan Corp.
Set for use processing oil-rich tar sands in western Canada, the tube backdrop might not have strictly matched Corbett's message of domestic energy production - but he heaped praise on its builders as paragons of Pennsylvania's "job creator" class.
Sun Aug 17, 2014
Veterans Affairs director draws on military experience
Daniel McIntyre of Blue Knob took the job as Blair County's director of veterans affairs on April 28. His office is located on the first floor of the Blair County Courthouse.
Sat Aug 16, 2014
Legislation allows Act 47 cities to triple service tax
A bill set for the state Senate this fall - and backed by Rep. John McGinnis, R-Altoona, and Sen. John H. Eichelberger Jr., R-Blair - would open a legal path for financially distressed cities like Altoona to triple a service tax on anyone working in the city.
Ernest E. Keller Sr.
He was born in Sinking Valley, son of Arthur and Emma Keller. He married Judy A. McKillip on Nov. 22, 1956, in Los Angeles, Calif., and she died on May 17, 2005, after having shared 48 years of marriage.
Fri Aug 15, 2014
WWII planes return to airport
The World War II airplanes on display this weekend at the Altoona-Blair County Airport provide some patrons with a chance to remember and others with a chance to imagine.
Thu Aug 14, 2014
Mistaken identity lawsuit heads to resolution
A civil lawsuit in a case of mistaken identity that landed an Antis Township woman in the Blair County Prison for two days has been sent to the Cambria County Court of Common Pleas for resolution.
Mon Aug 11, 2014
Brother Baker case conference to focus on settlement deals
Blair County President Judge Jolene G. Kopriva has offered her services to try to mediate seven civil cases in which area residents claim they were sexually abused by a Franciscan friar who served as an athletic trainer at Bishop McCort High School, Johnstown, in the 1990s.
Fri Aug 08, 2014
Man gets six to 12 years for abduction
A 29-year-old New Kensington man who allegedly threatened a woman in June that he would shoot her if she did not drive him to the Pittsburgh area has been sentenced to a state prison term of six to 12 years for kidnapping and terroristic threats.
Thu Aug 07, 2014
Booktique nearing its final chapter
It's a book lover's dream, where you can find just about every author you can imagine, books on any topic and in every genre you can think of, and for half-price.