Blair County Newswire

Blair County Newswire

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  1. Nice graduation touch by 'Kellie-Shellie'Read the original story

    Yesterday | Altoona Mirror

    She spent 10 years as a fixture on the Blair County scholastic, Penn State and central Pennsylvania sports scene, working extremely hard, sometimes carrying her own camera, and leaving her heart on many of the stories she did. I enjoyed working with her as an area media colleague, often sitting next to her during Penn State press conferences and sharing laughs when Joe Paterno would call her "Shellie," mistaking her for Shelly Anderson of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, who covered the Nittany Lions a few years earlier.

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  2. Court takes issue with attorneyRead the original story

    Yesterday | Altoona Mirror

    ... where the shooting occurred. He eventually entered a guilty plea to third-degree murder and was sentenced by Blair County Judge Timothy M. Sullivan. It wasn't until July 24, 2013, that Drass asked for a modification of his sentence, citing mental ...

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  3. Man sentenced after - family dispute'Read the original story

    Yesterday | Altoona Mirror

    A 22-year-old Altoona man was sentenced Monday to 15-30 months in the Blair County Prison for assaulting and attempting to kidnap a woman involved in what the prosecution called a "family dispute." The defendant, Jordan Thomas Knutson, has been in the county prison for almost a year, which means he has only three months to serve before he is released.

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  4. Memorial honors woman, unborn childRead the original story

    Sunday | Altoona Mirror

    ... worker to stop traffic safely, and the ceremony only took a few minutes, he said. A spokesperson for the Blair County 911 center said a call came in about traffic being stopped, and the center sent a Logan Township officer down. An informal memorial ...

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  5. Sara J. - Sally' CorbinRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday May 28 | Altoona Mirror

    ... 8 after 25 years of service. She was a member of Zion Lutheran Church, Hollidaysburg, former treasurer of the Blair County Chapter of the Pennsylvania Association of School Retirees, member of the American Legion Auxiliary and Blair Senior Services, ...

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  6. 6 new brews, bars to try during Philly Beer WeekRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday May 28 | Philly.com

    ... Williamsburg, Pa., brewery's rep for sour beers is well-established, it still usually requires a long trek to Blair County to grab a bottle. Jon's Bar & Grille (606 South St.) will save you toll money by pouring a dozen Bullfrog drafts, including ...

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  7. AG's Office turns down Sandusky sexual abuse complaint due to statute of limitationsRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday May 28 | PennLive.com

    ... whom he had met through his Second Mile youth charity activities. Kiss, a former child assault prosecutor in Blair County, said the attorney general's office was not surprised by his decision to file an appeal. "This is not a shock to them," Kiss ...

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  8. Alfred C. ManocchioRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday May 27 | Altoona Mirror

    ... since 1984. He was also a member of the Machinists Union, Navy League, Navy Seabee Veterans of America, Blair County Community Action Agency and Railroaders Memorial Museum. He served on the Altoona Gospel Hill Flag Committee and many other city ...

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  9. Officer at center of fraud case submits retirementRead the original story

    Wednesday May 27 | Altoona Mirror

    The Logan Township police officer facing insurance fraud and theft charges linked to a stolen ATV has submitted his retirement notice. Otto Gilden "Gil" Barton, 61, turned in the notice earlier this month, shortly after waiving his right to a preliminary hearing and allowing the criminal charges to be forwarded to Blair County Court.

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  10. Police: Alcohol a factor in crashRead the original story

    Wednesday May 27 | Altoona Mirror

    ... 29-year-old Brandyn Boyd and her unborn daughter, Lauralynn Walters. Boyd was 37 weeks pregnant, according to Blair County Coroner Patricia Ross, who noted that Boyd and her child died of severe blunt force trauma after they were struck by Mosey's ...

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  11. Police: Man ran out of gas, stole truckRead the original story

    Tuesday May 26 | Altoona Mirror

    ... harges, along with misdemeanor theft charges and a count of unauthorized use of an automobile. He was lodged in Blair County Prison in lieu of a total of $65,000 cash bail with a preliminary hearing scheduled for June 9 in Tyrone District Court.

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  12. Blair might revise vote precinctsRead the original story

    Tuesday May 26 | Altoona Mirror

    Blair County leaders are preparing to take on the task of revising the county's 97 voting districts, and in some municipalities, it could mean an increase. Based on the number of registered voters in Frankstown Township, it should have five voting precincts instead of three, Blair County Director of Elections Sarah Seymour said Tuesday.

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  13. Coroner: Local overdose deaths on riseRead the original story

    Tuesday May 26 | Altoona Mirror

    Blair County Coroner Patty Ross was pleased earlier this year when she announced that Blair County drug overdose deaths were lower in 2014 than the year before, because that was not the case in many counties. But the upward trend in fatalities has reached Blair County in the past few weeks, as Ross said there have been 14 suspected drug overdose deaths in 2015 as of last week.

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  14. Police keeping eyes on driversRead the original story

    Monday May 25 | Altoona Mirror

    ... moderate to major injuries during that time. Locally, looking at a four-year span from 2010-14, PennDOT's Blair County distracted driver data reveals that five crashes resulted in five deaths, and an additional 70 crashes led to 85 people suffering ...

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  15. Keystone Ride ProjectRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday May 25 | Post-gazette.com

    ... Keystone Ride, which will take place July 18-19 in Central Pennsylvania beginning and ending at Hollidaysburg, Blair County. It is the ride's 20th anniversary. Please go online and read the full articles daily at ...

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  16. Medic readjusting after experiencesRead the original story w/Photo

    Sunday May 24 | Altoona Mirror

    ... home hasn't been easy, as she explained recently in an interview at the Mirror with two new friends from the Blair County War Veterans Council - former Marine Lloyd Peck, a Korean War vet, and Frank Benfatta, a World War II vet. Baker Garcia's role ...

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  17. Grant could add drug programRead the original story

    Sunday May 24 | Altoona Mirror

    The Blair County Drug and Alcohol Program will apply for a state grant that would allow the county prison to begin a Vivitrol program as treatment for addiction to opioids like heroin, methadone and pain pills. The prison board, chaired by Sheriff Mitchell Cooper, unanimously approved a request from Judy Rosser and Charmayne Raia of the Drug and Alcohol Program that is active with the county's DUI and drug courts.

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  18. Car crashes into farm field, killing 2, injuring 2Read the original story

    Sunday May 24 | Lewistown Sentinel

    Authorities say a car traveling at high speed crashed into a central Pennsylvania farm field over the weekend, killing two people and severely injuring two others. Police in Blair County told The Mirror that the car went off Route 22 just east of Canoe Mountain in Catherine Township at about 1 a.m. Saturday.

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  19. Governor's Impact Awards includes recognition for New PigRead the original story

    Saturday May 23 | Altoona Mirror

    A Blair County company was among the 50 outstanding Pennsylvania companies and entrepreneurs recognized for creating jobs, developing ideas, expanding into new markets and making positive contributions in local communities at the 2015 Governor's Impact Awards celebration at the Hershey Lodge. The Governor's Impact Awards recognized 50 companies from throughout the state in five categories: jobs that pay, community impact, small business impact, entrepreneurial impact and export impact.

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  20. Close race yields Ketner as winnerRead the original story

    Saturday May 23 | Altoona Mirror

    An unofficial winner has emerged in the close race between two Republican primary candidates vying for a four-year term on Hollidaysburg Borough Council's Ward 7 seat after absentee vote totals were revealed Friday. On election night, poll votes placed incumbent Richard Scholton and first-time candidate Jeffrey Ketner only eight votes apart, with unofficial totals showing Ketner leading 69 votes to 61. After absentee totals were uploaded to Blair County's website Friday, the unofficial outcome remained the same, but with even closer numbers.

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