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  1. Simple mistake leads to big errorRead the original story

    20 hrs ago | Altoona Mirror

    A Tyrone man was only buying two turkey fryers for the fire company he leads, but a series of mistakes wound up with him erroneously being pictured as a suspect in a potential theft/fraud case. Austin Lynn, 30, said he bought two turkey fryers on behalf of the Blazing Arrow Hook & Ladder Fire Company, where he serves as president, when he handed the cashier at the Field & Stream store in Altoona a check on Feb. 27. The check had the name of the store preprinted on it, was double-signed and was valid, but because of a cashier's error, the transaction ultimately became labeled a case of potential fraud/theft, and Lynn's picture ended up online and in the news last week as the Blair County Crime Solvers crime of the week.

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  2. Judge wants more specifics in murder lawsuit against clubRead the original story

    20 hrs ago | Altoona Mirror

    A lawsuit against Choices /Club NXT in Altoona needs to be more specific as to what role each of the alleged owners played in the nightclub's operation the night that 22-year-old Willie Solomon was murdered by a New York man, according to Blair County Judge Daniel J. Milliron. Solomon's mother, Linda Karanja, who is the administratrix of his estate, has filed a lawsuit asking for monetary damages for the shooting death that occurred on Oct. 31, 2013.

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  3. Prison emergency exercise helps sharpen skillsRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday | Erie Times News

    ... Mine Workers of America, which represents more than a half-dozen correctional facilities in the state including Blair County. Team co-coordinator Officer Matthew Hale said at any given time, about half a dozen of these highly trained team members ...

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  4. Phone it inRead the original story

    Monday | Altoona Mirror

    As spring weather brings out greenery and wildlife, nature trails will become popular destinations for those looking to take in the outdoors, and, if they choose to visit one Tyrone area trail, they may get an education, too. Tryone Area Middle School teacher Beth Cannistraci said her eighth-grade science students partnered with the Blair County Conservation District to design quick response codes, or QR codes, to be placed on the Albemarle Corp. Nature Trail off Back Vail Road in Snyder Township.

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  5. Suspect critical after wreckRead the original story

    Monday | Altoona Mirror

    ... the gun found at the scene allegedly had an obliterated serial number. Until a month ago, Stehley had been in Blair County Prison awaiting trial on aggravated assault and other charges stemming from the alleged beating of a man in a bar in early ...

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  6. BriefcaseRead the original story

    Monday | Altoona Mirror

    ... their employers to others and how likely they would recommend other employers within their industries. The Blair County Edward Jones financial advisers include: John Barton and Dwight Kennedy in Duncansville, J.T. Tidd in Hollidaysburg and Dick ...

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  7. Attorney carves out niche as a humble advocateRead the original story w/Photo

    Sunday Mar 29 | Altoona Mirror

    Attorney Diana Ingersoll is often seen in the Blair County Courthouse on Thursday mornings when the hallways are lined with husbands and wives, girlfriends and boyfriends, and family members awaiting protection-from-abuse hearings. Ingersoll, a staff lawyer for MidPenn Legal Services, which has offices at the Lakemont Park business complex, can be seen moving from client to client.

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  8. Spring Cove prepares for K4 ventureRead the original story

    Saturday Mar 28 | Altoona Mirror

    ... begin this fall. Funded through grants and taxpayer money, it appears to be the first such full-day program in Blair County to accept all students irrespective of family income. Despite a short-lived bout of cold feet in January for some school ...

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  9. Antis to launch new websiteRead the original story

    Friday Mar 27 | Altoona Mirror

    ... websites, too, Martsolf said. For example, a click on the "recreation" tab provides access to a link for Blair County Hunting maps, as well as other recreation related materials. Each tab has similar related links, Martsolf said. "We want it so that ...

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  10. Varner sinks winner in all-star gameRead the original story

    Saturday Mar 28 | Lewistown Sentinel

    Bellwood-Antis senior Ana Hollen scored a game-high 19 points and had the go-ahead basket for Blair County with 30 seconds to play, but Juniata's Victoria Varner had the last word, connecting on a jump shot with 14 seconds left to give Central PA a 65-64 win over Blair County at Mount Aloysius College. Let Friday night's outcome serve as a notice to the Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference: Hollen doesn't like to lose.

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  11. Central PA boys impressed with CampbellRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Mar 27 | Altoona Mirror

    ... at the Mount Aloysius College Athletic Convocation and Wellness Center. Mirror photo by Patrick Waksmunski Blair County's Alex Scheel is pressured by Central PA's Katie Wilson.?Scheel is headed to the Marines after graduating. "I thought it was a ...

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  12. Central PA's decision to share pays off bigRead the original story

    Friday Mar 27 | Altoona Mirror

    ... it, but Luke said jokingly 'Hey, don't let Martinazzi break it.' I got a little scared there for a second." Blair County accomplished that goal - Martinazzi, Bishop Carroll's hot-shot guard, only finished with 19 points. However, the Central PA ...

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  13. Food, fun, friends and laughter': Events bring people together for dinner and a showRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Mar 27 | Altoona Mirror

    For folks who like a few laughs alongside their dinners, two local events in April offer both a taste of fine cuisine and a taste of comedy. The United Way of Blair County will host its third Laugh United fundraising event on April 2, with doors opening at 5 p.m., at the Blair County Convention Center.

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  14. Man wanted by police escapes crashRead the original story

    Friday Mar 27 | Altoona Mirror

    ... unication facility. Miller is considered to be a lower level dealer, said Sassano, who added that the buy was a Blair County Drug Task Force operation.

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  15. Man at mall shooting released from prisonRead the original story

    Friday Mar 27 | Altoona Mirror

    A 38-year-old Altoona man involved in a racial incident and shooting at the Logan Valley Mall last July was released Friday from the Blair County Prison after pleading guilty to charges of ethnic intimidation, disorderly conduct and harassment. Kevin Morrow thanked Blair County Judge Wade A. Kagarise and his lawyer, Assistant Public Defender Ed Ferguson, for bringing an end to his imprisonment, which began last July when Logan Township police arrested Kevin and his brother, Larry D. Morrow, 30, for a confrontation that occurred on the road outside the Applebee's Restaurant entrance.

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  16. Norfolk Southern Launches $53-Million Energy Innovation Project at Juniata Locomotive ShopRead the original story

    Friday Mar 27 | CSRwire.com

    ... the 21st century." "I applaud Norfolk Southern's commitment to innovation and growth for the rail industry in Blair County and across the country," said U.S. Rep. Bill Shuster, chairman of the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee. "The ...

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  17. Blairsville's talent on display in Mirror ClassicRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Mar 26 | Altoona Mirror

    ... College, when Blairsville seniors will occupy four of the 24 Central PA roster spots - the most for a non-Blair County team - at the 10th annual Altoona Mirror Classic all-star games. Lady Bobcats Chelsey Koren and Laurel O'Barto will suit up for ...

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  18. Intermediate Unit 8 teaches about missionRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Mar 26 | Altoona Mirror

    ... a tour of the Altoona facility to (from left) state Reps. Jesse Topper, R-Bedford, John McGinnis, R-Altoona, Blair County Commissioner Ted Beam Jr and Altoona Blair County Development Corp. CEO Marty Marasco on Thursday afternoon. State Rep. John ...

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  19. 5 things to know for Thursday in PennsylvaniaRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Mar 26 | Erie Times News

    ... examining complaints about the mishandling of claims at the Philadelphia Veterans Affairs Regional Office. Blair County Prison guard Lloyd Gene Rogers Jr., 36, is accused of assaulting an inmate who was serving a drunken-driving sentence by pushing ...

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  20. Politics at play in PSU speaker dispute?Read the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Mar 25 | O-R Online

    ... Barron came before the state Senate Appropriations Committee this week. Republican Sens. John Eichelberger of Blair County, Kim Ward of Hempfield, Randy Vulakovich of Shaler and John Rafferty of Montgomery County all took Barron to task, with ...

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