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  1. Newcomers find success at pet expoRead the original story w/Photo

    23 hrs ago | Altoona Mirror

    ... / A Shetland Sheepdog leaps through an obstacle during the fourth annual Central Pennsylvania Pet Expo at the Blair County Convention Center on Sunday. "We have a store in Stroudsburg, but we wanted to expand to people that are all about pets. We ...

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  2. Blair County Chamber of Commerce Business Hall of Fame celebrates area companies' successRead the original story

    Yesterday | Altoona Mirror

    What some have called Blair County's version of the Academy Awards will take place at the Blair County Convention Center tonight when the Blair County Chamber of Commerce hosts its 25th annual Business Hall of Fame Dinner. "We wanted to recognize businesses.

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  3. Judge: Prison stint could help save woman's lifeRead the original story

    Saturday | Altoona Mirror

    A judge told an Altoona woman on Friday that if she didn't get help for her drug and alcohol problems she would likely end up in the obituaries. Blair County Judge Wade Kagarise sent Patricia Grace Rhodes, 39, of East Sixth Avenue, a chronic user of bath salts, also known as "Blizzard," and other drugs, to the correctional institution at Muncy for evaluation and possible entry into the state's Intermediate Punishment Program, a term used to describe drug treatment at the state level.

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  4. Politics of an email trailRead the original story

    Saturday | Altoona Mirror

    ... general's office for 25 years - are now asking about Kane. "She did it primarily as a a political tactic," said Blair County Republican Committee Chair A.C. Stickel, who pointed out that the Democratic Kane campaigned on a promise to look into the ...

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  5. WorkplaceRead the original story

    Friday Oct 17 | Altoona Mirror

    ... for judges Fredric Ammerman and Paul Cherry. -- Michelle Weston has been selected as employee of the month for Blair County for September 2014 by The Alternative Community Resource Program Inc. -- Barbara Hernandez, a family-based therapist for ...

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  6. Chamber honors J.C. Orr & SonRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Oct 17 | Altoona Mirror

    Editor's note: This is the fourth in a series on businesses that will be inducted into the Blair County Chamber of Commerce Business Hall of Fame Monday at the Blair County Convention Center. The oldest construction firm in Blair County - now in its sixth generation - remains right where it began - 438 Seventh Ave. J.C. Orr & Son Inc. will be one of four businesses inducted into the Blair County Chamber of Commerce Business Hall of Fame tomorrow night at the Blair County Convention Center.

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  7. Pet Expo set for Blair County Convention Center on SundayRead the original story

    Friday Oct 17 | Altoona Mirror

    Don't miss the Central PA Pets Expo on Sunday in the lower level of the Blair County Convention Center. This the fourth year for the expo, which is sponsored by Metzgar Animal Hospital, Bob Pennington Coldwell Banker and the Altoona Mirror.

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  8. Bond of brothers: Men, mostly veterans, return yearly for canoe tripRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Oct 17 | Altoona Mirror

    ... trip each year, said Misko, who is the only club member to have gone on every trip. U.S. Army wrestling coach, Blair County Sports Hall of Fame inductee and Altoona native Jason Kutz has also been on the canoe trip, Misko said. One of McGraw's sons, ...

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  9. Police on hunt for oxycodone robbery suspectRead the original story

    Thursday Oct 16 | Altoona Mirror

    Police in Blair and Bedford counties are seeking the man responsible for two drug robbery attempts - one failed, the other successful - at pharmacies Thursday afternoon. The man first struck Dick's Pharmacy in Claysburg about 3:10 p.m., Greenfield Township Police chief Ron Givler said.

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  10. Courtney leads Lions to semisRead the original story

    Thursday Oct 16 | Lewistown Sentinel

    Blair County Christian took the opening ball, drove straight up the field, was awarded a free kick and blasted it toward the Juniata Mennonite goal. Lions' goalkeeper Jacob Metz bobbled the ball but caught it - and that was perhaps the hardest he had to work in the first half of his team's opening-round game in the Allegheny Christian Athletic Association boys soccer tournament Thursday.

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  11. Prison board probes inmate's health careRead the original story

    Thursday Oct 16 | Altoona Mirror

    To Blair County Judge Daniel J. Milliron, it was "by the grace of God" that a Hollidaysburg police officer decided to go to the county prison last Nov. 28 to investigate a report that an inmate may have been the victim of an assault. As it turned out, there was no assault, but when the officer, Sgt.

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  12. Courtroom No. 2 renovation project called 'feasible'Read the original story

    Thursday Oct 16 | Altoona Mirror

    Architect David Albright has presented the Blair County Board of Commissioners with the results of a feasibility study on relocating the judges' chambers in Courtroom No. 2 of the Blair County Courthouse, where a number of renovations are planned.

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  13. Pennsylvania man charged with Leesburg home break-insRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Oct 16 | Loudoun Times

    ... Lt. Jeff Dube. The burglaries occurred between Aug. 18 and 19 on Prospect Drive SW. Colyer is being held at the Blair County Prison in Hollidaysburg, Pa. on unrelated charges. His court date on those charges are pending. According to The Altoona ...

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  14. GOP sets eventRead the original story

    Wednesday Oct 15 | Altoona Mirror

    Blair County Commissioner Terry Tomassetti and Chief Deputy District Attorney Jackie Bernard will be speaking today as part of the Republican Party of Pennsylvania's "Day of Truth."

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  15. Jury clears Altoona man of rape chargesRead the original story

    Wednesday Oct 15 | Altoona Mirror

    When Henry C. Agnew, 33, of Altoona was found not guilty of rape, kidnapping and related offenses by a Blair County jury late Wednesday, he took off the dark glasses he was wearing and squeezed his eyes. His sense of relief was apparent, but as the jury's decision began to sink in, members of his family, one from California, others from Baltimore as well as Altoona, had a similar reaction.

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  16. Start date for flights to Pittsburgh scheduledRead the original story

    Wednesday Oct 15 | Altoona Mirror

    The start date for Martinsburg-to-Pittsburgh flights under the Altoona-Blair County Airport's new airline has been set at Nov. 17, an airline executive said Wednesday, after airport officials had earlier set tentative Oct. 1 and Nov. 1 start dates. Although an airport representative said Wednesday that the final date wasn't yet certain - only that it would be sometime after Nov. 1 - Mark Cestari, marketing vice president for Fort Lauderdale, Fla.-based Sun Air Express, confirmed Nov. 17 as the expected launch day.

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  17. Sen. Scott Wagner sees a victory in 'paycheck protection' proposal's defeatRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Oct 15 | PennLive.com

    ... Wagner to insist it was an appropriate use of union resources and not illegal. Sen. John Eichelberger, R-Blair County, supported Wagner's measure. He saw the measaure as addressing an ethics issue, he said. Using government resources for political ...

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  18. York County's hotel tax and other proposals die as term closesRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Oct 15 | York Dispatch

    ... but it stalled in the House Tourism and Recreational Development Committee, chaired by Rep. Jerry Stern, R-Blair County. Rep. Seth Grove, R-Dover Township, said the lack of action on the bill is "a matter of seniority and leadership," as Stern ...

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  19. Pennsylvania Senate OKs bill on enrollment helpersRead the original story

    Tuesday Oct 14 | WFMJ-TV Youngstown

    ... party lines. The bill would limit them from selling insurance and allow the state to fine them for violations. Blair County Republican Sen. John Eichelberger says it's an important consumer protection step because enrollees reveal financial ...

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  20. Pitt Public Health Partners with the State to Increase Physical Activity in PennsylvaniaRead the original story

    Tuesday Oct 14 | PressReleasePoint

    ... year are in the school districts of Purchase Line, Indiana County; Kane Area in McKean County; Altoona Area in Blair County; and Albert Gallatin, Fayette County. Additionally, a walking project will be established within the Capitol Complex in ...

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