Blair County Newswire

Blair County Newswire

Comprehensive Real-Time News Feed for Blair County, PA.

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  1. Bias baselessRead the original story w/Photo

    9 hrs ago | The Times-Tribune

    ... had the odd quality of an engineer questioning the design of a defective bridge he built. Eichelberger, a Blair County Republican, is chairman of the Senate Education Committee, which makes him a design engineer of public education in Pennsylvania - ...

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  2. Retiring officer eager to come full circleRead the original story w/Photo

    12 hrs ago | Altoona Mirror

    After 26 years with the Logan Township Police Department, Officer Chris Bender is starting a new chapter after his retirement last week. A horse enthusiast, Bender has served as the Blair County Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Foundation as the escort for the riderless horse at the yearly memorial service in June and is a fixture among local law enforcement.

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  3. Former APD officer joins field seeking bid as district judgeRead the original story w/Photo

    12 hrs ago | Altoona Mirror

    ... division gave him the opportunity to meet and deal with people on a day-to-day basis, as well as work with the Blair County Drug Task Force and Blair County DUI Task Force. Clapper also served as a Field Training Officer with APD and was a certified ...

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  4. CNB Bank opens full-service office in Blair CountyRead the original story w/Photo

    Yesterday | The Progress

    ... Bank expanded its presence in Central Pennsylvania on Friday with the opening of a new, full-service office in Blair County. The new branch, located at 107 Lamppost Lane (off Plank Road, near Convention Center Boulevard), offers commercial and ...

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  5. Gloria J. TateRead the original story w/Photo

    Yesterday | Altoona Mirror

    ... packer from Westvaco, Williamsburg, with more than 25 years of service. She also worked as a teacher's aide for Blair County Head Start. Gloria was a longtime, faithful member of Williamsburg United Methodist Church. She was a lifetime supporter and ...

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  6. Teen who fired gun into car gets prison timeRead the original story w/Photo

    Yesterday | Altoona Mirror

    A 19-year-old Altoona man will spend six to 23.5 months in the Blair County Prison for firing shots into a parked vehicle about a year ago. Shayne E. Curfman, 309 S. Eighth St., one of three people arrested in connection with the shooting, entered guilty pleas Friday morning before Judge Timothy M. Sullivan, who handed down the sentence.

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  7. Rec Commission honors GorityRead the original story w/Photo

    Yesterday | Altoona Mirror

    Blair County commissioners signed a proclamation presented to former ComA missioner Donna Gority at Saturday night's Community Classic Dinner. The Central Blair RecA reA ation and Park ComA mission, which hosts the dinner, selected Gority to receive its Respected Citizen Award.

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  8. Police: Botched drug sale led to teenager being stabbedRead the original story w/Photo

    Yesterday | Altoona Mirror

    ... person and terroristic threats. HOLLIDAYSBURG - A 19-year-old Altoona man will spend six to 23.5 months in the Blair County Prison for firing ...

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  9. Sales strong at furniture storesRead the original story

    Yesterday | Altoona Mirror

    ... Wolf Furniture, which has stores in Pennsylvania, Maryland and Virginia, has grown through acquisitions. Wolf's Blair County business is doing well. Wolf said his business has seen a significant increase in bedding sales. Generation Xers (those born ...

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  10. Wilbur F. - Buzz' Amigh Jr.Read the original story w/Photo

    Friday | Altoona Mirror

    ... Marcus Mills officiating. Interment will be at Blair Memorial Park, Bellwood, with military honors provided by Blair County Veterans Honor Guard.

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  11. Tyrone mayor announces resignationRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday | Altoona Mirror

    ... As of Friday afternoon, Mills was the only person to file a petition for the mayoral race, according to the Blair County Elections Office. HARRISBURG - The Pennsylvania State Police say it costs $600 million a year to provide full-time coverage to ...

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  12. Tyrone women accused of stealing carRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Feb 24 | Altoona Mirror

    ... charges filed by Tyrone police. Bail was set for Albright at 10 percent of $20,000, and she was taken to Blair County Prison to await her preliminary hearing. Moore was released on an unsecured $20,000 bond. A large number of property owners applied ...

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  13. CNB Bank Expands Presence in Central PA with Full-Service Office in Blair CountyRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Feb 24 | GantDaily.com

    CNB Bank has expanded its presence in central Pennsylvania with the opening of a new, full-service office in Blair County. The new branch, located at 107 Lamppost Ln., , offers commercial and retail banking services for businesses and individuals.

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  14. Kenney Calls Pa. Senatora s "Inner City" Comment "Racism"Read the original story w/Photo

    Friday Feb 24 | Phillymag.com

    ... according to the newspaper. Last week, the Carlisle Sentinel reported that Eichelberger, a Republican from Blair County, claimed during a town hall in Carlisle that state funding was being "misspent" on students in public schools in cities like ...

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  15. IndeedRead the original story

    Friday Feb 24 | Atrios

    ... and it should be called out to be racism," he said in leveling the criticism against Sen. John Eichelberger of Blair County, which includes Altoona. "And you can see what we're up against." The city's own politicians aren't always perfect (far from ...

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  16. Eichelberger's remarks on schools revealed a deeper truth - they're still underfunded: Dan Urevick-Ackelsberg Read the original story w/Photo

    Friday Feb 24 | PennLive.com

    Senate Education Committee John Eichelberger, R-Blair County, suggested at a town hall meeting last week that "inner-city" minority students should be pushed toward vocational programs instead of college, according to a media report. He said his comment was reflective of the poor public schooling they receive, not the color of their skin.

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  17. Woman sentenced to probationRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Feb 23 | Altoona Mirror

    ... ory Drive ... A large number of property owners applied for the Clean and Green program as a result of the 2016 Blair County ... A new aviation degree program at Saint Francis University is set to get off the ground with a $1.9 million state ...

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  18. Toying with police force isn't funnyRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Feb 23 | Altoona Mirror

    ... responsible would have been subject to charges much worse than they now deservedly could face. Commendably, Blair County Crime Stoppers is offering a reward of up to $2,000 for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the individuals ...

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  19. Rare weatherRead the original story

    Thursday Feb 23 | Altoona Mirror

    ... ory Drive ... A large number of property owners applied for the Clean and Green program as a result of the 2016 Blair County ...

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  20. Leiden helped those with disabilitiesRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Feb 23 | Altoona Mirror

    said William Wallen, retired administrator of what was once called the Blair County Mental Health/ Mental Retardation/Drug and Alcohol office. "She was the warmest, kindest and most determined woman I ever knew. She had a kindness; you could see the ...

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