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  1. Judge denies withdrawal of Piner's guilty pleasRead the original story

    2 hrs ago | Altoona Mirror

    A Blair County judge has denied a request by Stephen M. Piner of Altoona to withdraw his guilty pleas to 32 drug-related offenses. Blair County Judge Daniel J. Milliron said Piner, 54, knew what he was doing Feb. 11 when he entered his pleas, bringing an end to his jury trial that was about to begin its third day.

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  2. Police say city man beat pregnant dogRead the original story

    2 hrs ago | Altoona Mirror

    ... al mischief. Magisterial District Judge Steven Jackson set bail at $7,500 cash, and Schandelmeier was lodged in Blair County Prison with a preliminary hearing at Central Court scheduled for Wednesday.

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  3. Nominations are invited for Mirror's next - 20 Under 40'Read the original story w/Photo

    Sunday | Altoona Mirror

    ... components are factored into the final selections. Eligible for selection are people who either live or work in Blair County and who will not be 40 years old until after July 1, 2015. Nominations should include a brief letter in support of the ...

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  4. Bill restricting union dues collection fails but not dead yet in Pa. SenateRead the original story w/Photo

    7 hrs ago | PennLive.com

    ... voted 29-19 to reconsider it at a later time to keep it alive. The bill, sponsored by Sen. John Eichelberger, R-Blair County, would have made it illegal for government to deduct union dues from state and school employees' paychecks. The amendment ...

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  5. Republicans come out against Governor Wolf raising Personal Income TaxRead the original story w/Photo

    8 hrs ago | WPMT-TV York

    ... range, which is a great thing and all of the corporations are happy," said State Senator John Eichelberger (R) Blair County. Sen. Eichelberger said this isn't good for small businesses, mainly becuase the governor's plan may include raising the ...

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  6. Fred E. EckardRead the original story

    Saturday | Altoona Mirror

    ... funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday by Pastor John B. Clemens. Interment with military honors by Blair County Veterans Honor Guard will be at Union Cemetery, Claysburg.

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  7. Easter Seals to return some moneyRead the original story

    Saturday | Altoona Mirror

    ... Boulevard center. "This type of situation will never occur again. We are fighting to keep assets that belong to Blair County in Blair County," Gildea said. The Pennsylvania Attorney General's office "would not confirm or deny the existence of any ...

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  8. Supervisor seeking bid as commissionerRead the original story

    Saturday | Altoona Mirror

    ... "But from what I see out at the county, they have problems and now is the time for me to run." Metzgar said Blair County needs to create a long-range plan addressing the 47 recommendations in its 2013 audit, its under-funded pension plan, its prison ...

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  9. Pumpkin butter confounds attendees at Taste of the AllegheniesRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday | Altoona Mirror

    ... Also Saturday, local chef Michael Roddey's demonstration attracted a lot of attention, including that of former Blair County Commissioner Donna Gority, who said she learned new uses for kale and rice wine vinegar. Gority, now retired for several ...

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  10. Earth Matters: Storm water management requires everyone's attentionRead the original story

    Friday Feb 27 | Altoona Mirror

    ... be effective. Yet they can be surprisingly effective when combined together. It is with that in mind that the Blair County Conservation District has helped organize a Rain Garden and Storm Water Control Workshop at the Tyrone VFW at 9 a.m. Thursday. ...

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  11. $1.7 million drug-ring case moved from Dauphin CountyRead the original story

    Friday Feb 27 | Altoona Mirror

    A relatively minor criminal charge against a 60-year-old Philadelphia man on Friday provided a first look into a $1.7 million prescription drug ring that operated in 44 of Pennsylvania's 67 counties. Because many of the fake prescriptions were passed in Blair County, the judge in charge of a statewide grand jury in Dauphin County has ordered that the cases will be prosecuted in Blair County.

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  12. Fiery derailment unlikely locallyRead the original story

    Thursday Feb 26 | Altoona Mirror

    ... said the fire department is in charge of hazardous materials management in the city, as well as the rest of Blair County. "The Altoona Fire Department has committed itself to training a minimum of 600 hours per year," he said, explaining that ...

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  13. Cambria seeking better links for radiosRead the original story

    Thursday Feb 26 | Altoona Mirror

    ... "The early discussions of what we want our assessment to look at is for Cambria, and Region 13, to reach out to Blair County," she said. A connection with Blair would, by extension, connect with Blair's network, she said, and provide a link to ...

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  14. County plaque reminds of nation's drug czarRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Feb 26 | Altoona Mirror

    ... their clients' actions. Mirror photo by Kay?Stephens A plaque originally presented in 1963 and kept inside the Blair County Courthouse was lost, and a retired DEA agent was responsible for arranging for a replica of the original. Anslinger took ...

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  15. IRS filings detail Easter Seals' troubleRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Feb 25 | Altoona Mirror

    On Feb. 26, 1967, exactly 48 years ago today, William W. Ward handed the keys to the treatment center of the Blair County Society for Crippled Children & Adults to 11-year-old Timmy Jones, who received the keys on behalf of people who would receive treatment at the center, regardless of their ability to pay. On Sept.

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  16. Man facing trial for allegedly robbing womanRead the original story

    Wednesday Feb 25 | Altoona Mirror

    Magisterial District Judge Fred Miller found that police had enough evidence to send charges against Travis Replogle, 30, of Seward, on to Blair County Court after his preliminary hearing Tuesday in Tyrone, where state police in Huntingdon County also filed charges against Replogle related to the theft of a pickup truck and gun in Warriors Mark. Replogle is accused of pointing a gun in the face of a woman Feb. 7 at around 5:30 p.m. after the woman withdrew money from an ATM at Citizen's Bank on Third Street.

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  17. Lady Lions pass first testRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Feb 24 | Altoona Mirror

    ... players on Penn State Altoona's roster. All three start, making the majority of the Lady Lions' lineup from Blair County. Tyrone graduate Alex Brooks, Northern Cambria graduate Gabrielle Pizur and Penn Cambria graduate Wheeler also were among the ...

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  18. Predator Label Applies to Ex-Girls' Soccer CoachRead the original story

    Tuesday Feb 24 | Courthouse News Service

    ... that December to 60 days to 23 1/2 months imprisonment, followed by 30 months probation. The trial court in Blair County designated Hollingshead a sexually violent predator in July 2014, and the Pennsylvania Superior Court upheld that finding on ...

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  19. Dealer wants to withdraw guilty pleas, get new trialRead the original story

    Monday Feb 23 | Altoona Mirror

    Two weeks after pleading guilty to 32 drug-related offenses and being sentenced to at least 30 years in state prison, Stephen M. Piner of Altoona says he wants to withdraw his pleas and go to trial. The 54-year-old Piner said in his petition he realizes his 20-40 year sentence imposed by Blair County Judge Daniel J. Milliron is probably a lot less than he will receive if he is convicted on all the charges by a jury.

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  20. Rex W. HershbergerRead the original story w/Photo

    Sunday Feb 22 | Altoona Mirror

    ... serving the Cove for 40 years until his retirement in 1993. Rex was one of the first insurance agents in Blair County to receive a CPCU designation, and he was chosen Professional Agent of the Year in 1982. The community of Martinsburg benefitted ...

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