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Women's Tennis: Titans Remain Undefeated After 8-1 Win at Waynesburg
The Westminster College women's tennis team remained undefeated for the season after an 8-1 win at Presidents' Athletic Conference foe Waynesburg on Tuesday. The Titans improved to 4-0 overall and 2-0 in the PAC, while the Yellow Jackets dropped to 5-2 overall and 2-1 in the conference.
Mon Sep 15, 2014
Magisterial district judge
Steven T. Bender, 19, 718 Jones St., Hollidaysburg, was charged by Hollidaysburg police with possession of a small amount of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia on the 900 block of Hickory Street, Hollidaysburg, March 28. -- Bryan A. Wilk, 21, 144 Mulligan Drive, Hollidaysburg, was charged by Hollidaysburg police with possession of a small amount of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia on the 900 block of Hickory Street, Hollidaysburg, March 28. -- Michael J. DeAngelo, 47, 500 Pine St., Apt.
The Citizens' Voice
Crunch time nearing for municipal debt legislation
Crunch time is approaching for a bipartisan effort to provide tighter state oversight to protect taxpayers from risky municipal debt deals. A package of bills awaiting a Senate floor vote would restrict use by municipalities of complex financial interest rate transactions known as "swaps," give state officials greater review power over municipal debt borrowing, forbid diverting debt taken on for one purpose to finance another purpose, require more security for performance bonds and give the state Ethics Commission authority to investigate conflicts of interests by individuals involved in debt deals.
Sun Sep 14, 2014
Despite a blizzard of quickly debunked online articles in the past week promising "record-breaking" snowfall nationwide, the reality this fall and winter is likely much more tame and much harder to predict, forecasters have said. While detailed predictions beyond a few days are of little use, broad weather patterns originating in the Pacific are set to carry an early-but-mild winter to Pennsylvania, State College-based National Weather Service Meteorologist Paul Head said.
Sat Sep 13, 2014
Hollidaysburg Main Street program earns national praise
Those involved with the Hollidaysburg Main Street Program work year-round to put together a variety of community events and to help promote downtown development, and on Tuesday the organization's efforts will officially get national and statewide recognition. Hollidaysburg's program is one of 32 in Pennsylvania to earn The National Main Street Center and Pennsylvania Downtown Center Program Accreditation Award.
Fri Sep 12, 2014
With the official turning of the page into autumn just days away, the final fairs of the summer season provide some highlights during this weekend and upcoming week's area live music slate. The annual Cookport Fair wraps up Friday and Saturday with live music both nights.
Thu Sep 11, 2014
Rite Aid to purchase Kopp Drug
"The acquisition fits nicely with our strategy to focus our growth in existing markets and will help create a stronger presence in the Altoona market," said Ashley Flower, Rite Aid spokeswoman. Financial terms of the transaction were not disclosed, but the transaction includes the purchase of select Kopp Drug locations and pharmacy files.
Wed Sep 10, 2014
Carroll bounces Spikers
Jordyn Platt logged 34 assists and 13 service points to lead unbeaten Bishop Carroll over Altoona, 21-25, 25-23, 25-21, 25-22, in high school girls volleyball on Wednesday at the Altoona Fieldhouse. Caiti Krevel scored 14 kills, Hannah Cotchen had 11 service points, eight kills and six digs, and Kayce Ertter notched 10 kills for Carroll .
William N. Kopp
He was born in Altoona, son of the late Donald and Josephine Kopp. He married Mary Louise Franks on May 12, 1962, at Sacred Heart Catholic Church, Altoona.
Tue Sep 09, 2014
Frankstown bridge to be razed
An 85-year-old bridge in Frankstown Township has been closed even to foot traffic by the Blair County commissioners who have decided to tear it down rather than spend $2.75 million to replace it. The county commissioners decided Tuesday that the 114-foot structure should be closed completely because the county does not want to spend such a large amount of money rehabilitating it or building a new structure.
Ray J. Lemley
He was born in Waynesburg, son of the late Roy and Carol Lemley. He married Charlotte J. Harr on Sept.
Mon Sep 08, 2014
Blair health coalition outlines plans
The Healthy Blair County Coalition is making an impact in the community, but much work remains to be done, officials said. The coalition, a partnership of individuals and organizations working to promote the social, economic, emotional and physical well-being of area residents, met Monday at First United Methodist Church.
Cyber school, district share students
Beginning this fall, the Central Pennsylvania Digital Learning Foundation cybercharter school is set to accomplish what it's aimed to do for more than a decade but never could. The CPDLF, if individual districts agree, will allow children to take its cybercourses full time or on a per-course basis while maintaining their status as students of their brick-and-mortar school districts.
Sun Sep 07, 2014
Ross attorneys file appeal for judge's ruling
The defense attorneys for Paul Aaron Ross have filed a notice of intent to appeal a decision by Blair County President Judge Jolene G. Kopriva that allows the prosecution to pursue the death penalty in the defendant's December trial. If an appeal is permitted, it could further delay a court-ordered retrial for Ross, charged with the 2004 murder of Tina Miller, 26, of Hollidaysburg.
Sat Sep 06, 2014
Laughter below: Tyrone-based theater company presents - Church Basement Ladies'
The musical comedy "Church Basement Ladies" is bringing the laughs and more to The Inn at Edgewater Acres. The dinner theater production is now showing at the Alexandria resort through Sept.
Wed Sep 03, 2014
Veronica Bernice Goclowski
She was born in Altoona, daughter of the late Kazimier and Kathryn Galant. She married Joseph B. Goclowski on July 29, 1946, at SS.
Salt Lake Tribune
Pittsburgh-based reality show 'The Chair' to debut
Viewers of a new reality show will soon find out what happens when two fledgling directors are given $850,000 to direct their own movies from the same script.
Tue Sep 02, 2014
Hollidaysburg cafe offers chance to enjoy - good food and good people'
Waitress Tina Wagner, who has worked at the cafe for six years, said people like the "friendly atmosphere," and it has an "easy going" vibe.
Kathryn A. Best
She was born in East Freedom, daughter of the late Frank and Edna Shaw. Her husband, Joseph W. Best, preceded her in death.
Milliron: Dickey's case load - overbooked'
The Blair County courts have hit a logjam because popular Altoona defense attorney Thomas M. Dickey has so many high-profile cases, not only in Blair but in Cambria and Huntingdon counties, according to statements by a county judge and officials at a hearing this week.