Blair County Newswire

Blair County Newswire

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

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  1. Volleyball team pickedRead the original story

    5 hrs ago | Altoona Mirror

    ... anchor a weekday news program in Buffalo in roughly two decades. The event is scheduled to take place at the Blair County Convention Center. Tickets are available at www.thephoenixprowrestling.com or at Five Star Mitsubishi in Altoona and are $12 ...

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  2. ABCD Corp. receives grantRead the original story

    6 hrs ago | Altoona Mirror

    Altoona-Blair County Development Corp. has been awarded a $97,500 grant from U.S. Department of Agriculture Rural Development. The funds will be used for required modifications to an access road in order to secure a highway occupancy permit for the Martin J. Marasco Business Park in Greenfield Township along Quarry Road.

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  3. Wingate approved with waiversRead the original story

    6 hrs ago | Altoona Mirror

    ... customers are connected with nearby sites, including the Green Avenue, 11th Street and IDA housing towers, the Blair County Assistance Office, the state Department of Labor & Industry, Henderson Printing, Newborn Enterprises, Lenny's Classic Car ...

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  4. County seeks funds for housing needsRead the original story

    6 hrs ago | Altoona Mirror

    Blair County will ask for $185,850 from a state agency that distributes Marcellus Shale revenue to help those who have either lost their housing or are at risk of losing it. The money can help those who lack the money to pay their rent and/or utility bills, program administrator Trina Illig told Blair County commissioners on Tuesday.

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  5. Ex-APD officer case goes to courtRead the original story

    6 hrs ago | Altoona Mirror

    A magisterial district judge found enough evidence Tuesday to send one count of simple assault and an official oppression charge against a former Altoona police officer to Blair County Court. A third charge filed against former Altoona Patrolman Mark A. Sprouse, 29, of simple assault by fear of imminent serious bodily injury was dismissed following a 2-hour preliminary hearing before Magisterial District Judge Paula Aigner.

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  6. Night Out Against CrimeRead the original story w/Photo

    6 hrs ago | Altoona Mirror

    ... Depot. (Mirror photo by Patrick Waksmunski) Jonathan Horvath, 9, of Johnstown helps draw attention to the Blair County Children Youth & Families table during the 31st annual Duncansville Night Out Against Crime at the Antique Depot on Tuesday ...

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  7. Wanted suspect captured near Blue KnobRead the original story

    Yesterday | Altoona Mirror

    ... information he may have used a camp in the area, Flinn said. Seely was also featured by Crime Solvers of Blair County, and a reward of up to $2,000 for information leading to an arrest was offered. Flinn said police are looking into whether the ...

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  8. Judge declines to order acquittal in theft trialRead the original story

    Yesterday | Altoona Mirror

    ... was made to select the jury during the most recent review of the trial list on July 27. Leeper, represented by Blair County Assistant Public Defender Ed Ferguson, recently asked the judge to order an acquittal in the case, meaning there would be no ...

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  9. Defense seeking murder case specificsRead the original story

    Yesterday | Altoona Mirror

    ... to court records. Altoona attorney Thomas M. Dickey, who represents Gomez, filed a petition Monday in the Blair County Prothonotary and Clerk of Courts Office, asking that the prosecution give the defense the specifics that it claims support each ...

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  10. Convict wants sentence reviewedRead the original story

    Sunday | Altoona Mirror

    A Buffalo, N.Y., man who is serving one of the longest sentences ever handed down in Blair County for drug-related offenses wants to be resentenced because Pennsylvania's law imposing mandatory prison time for such crimes has been found unconstitutional by the state Supreme Court. The attorney for Felix Benji Ocasio, 35, said a June 15 decision written by Justice Debra McCloskey Todd ruled mandatory sentencing was not lawful in view of a 2013 decision by the U.S. Supreme Court in Alleyne v.

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  11. Altoona teen enjoying success in triathlonsRead the original story w/Photo

    Sunday | Altoona Mirror

    ... not only has learned to do all of the above, he's learned to love them. Coming from half a world away to Blair County, Kunstbeck has gone even farther with his athletic pursuits, being named All-American by USA Triathlon in the spring. Kunstbeck ...

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  12. Pa. senator seeks bulked-up inspection for rail bridgesRead the original story

    Saturday Aug 1 | Altoona Mirror

    A train rolling through Blair County might cross as many as eight bridges, some over heavily trafficked roads. If that train is carrying thousands of gallons of oil or hazardous material - as many do - you'd best hope those bridges are properly inspected.

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  13. Analysis: Wolf plan gives most tax reliefRead the original story

    Saturday Aug 1 | Altoona Mirror

    Typical homeowners in most Blair County school districts and districts across the state would receive a higher share of property tax relief under Gov. Tom Wolf's tax reform plan than the House Republicans' plan, an analysis of both plans shows. However, the state's Independent Fiscal Office found all tax brackets eventually would pay more overall when the governor's proposed taxes are factored in.

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  14. Plenty of roomRead the original story

    Saturday Aug 1 | Altoona Mirror

    ... sales people, Cipriani said. Explore Altoona has been campaigning to bring visitors to attractions that include Blair County's two amusement parks, the Altoona Curve, the Railroaders Memorial Museum and the Horseshoe Curve, according to Executive ...

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  15. Ritchey's Dairy marks 75th yearRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday Aug 1 | Altoona Mirror

    Ritchey's Dairy is a survivor. Founded Aug. 3, 1940, by Oliver C. Ritchey, Ritchey's Dairy is the only remaining dairy in Blair County and one of the few remaining family-owned dairy processing companies in Pennsylvania.

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  16. Huntingdon County abounds with recreationRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday Aug 1 | Altoona Mirror

    Editor's note: This is the fifth story in a regular series on travel in the region. In this installment, we visit Huntingdon County, just to the east of Blair County.

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  17. Coonelly: Bucs won't mortgage futureRead the original story

    Thursday Jul 30 | Altoona Mirror

    ... and we'll plug him into the bullpen." Here to speak at a Thrivent Financial luncheon that also recognized the Blair County Miracle League, Coonelly said general managers and baseball operations staffs don't get much sleep these days. "It's a ...

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  18. Pregnant women allegedly assaulted in two incidentsRead the original story

    Thursday Jul 30 | Altoona Mirror

    ... simple assault, endangering the welfare of a child and recklessly endangering another person and placed in Blair County Prison in lieu of $15,000 cash bail. A preliminary hearing is slated for Wednesday at Central Court. In another incident in Logan ...

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  19. Plant might get new ownersRead the original story

    Thursday Jul 30 | Altoona Mirror

    ... materials, such as solder, primarily for electronics. In 2012, the Alpha Altoona plant was named to the Blair County Business Hall of Fame. The more than 200,000-square-foot facility is more than 100 years old and was once the South Altoona Foundry ...

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  20. Blair approves payments to former Valley View Home employeesRead the original story

    Wednesday Jul 29 | Altoona Mirror

    Blair County commissioners have approved a settlement agreement allocating payments to three groups of former county employees affected by the countys decision to sell Valley View Home, effective June 1, 2013. Commissioners on Tuesday approved a payment of $160,930 to Reliant Senior Care of Philadelphia for payment of wages to former county employees who continued to work at the home; a payment of $32,786 to OPEIU Healthcare of Pennsylvania for unpaid or unused vacation, sick, holiday or personal time owed to bargaining unit members, and payments totaling $107,976, also for unpaid and unused vacation, sick, holiday and personal time, to former nonunion county employees who worked at the home.

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