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Rumors Fly of Roaring Spring Paper Mill Closing

Almost four years after filing for bankruptcy and three years after being sold in a “stalking horse” sale that saw employees lose millions in retirement funds, Appvion is apparently set to permanently close its Spring Mill... — Updated 2/19/2021


Couple Sets 'Moonshot' Goal for Helping Hollidaysburg Library

Janet and Keith Eldred are embarking on a "moonshot" goal to raise a million dollars for the Hollidaysburg Area Library. The "This is Red" Campaign was prompted by Janet's... — Updated 1/28/2021


Pandemic may cause some permanent job loss

Fiscal analysts projected Jan. 21 that Pennsylvania's economic damage from the pandemic will last years, and some jobs may never return. The Independent Fiscal Office released its... — Updated 1/28/2021

The Herald's Weekly Coronavirus Update

– WEEKLY UPDATE – As of noon 1/25/2021 Area Counties #Cases / #Deaths / Rate* Bedford: 2,641 / 117 / 244.3 Blair: 8,026 / 237 / 194.5 Cambria: 8,175 / 356 / 273.4 Centre: 9,921 / 185 / 113.9 Clearfield: 4,233 / 88 / 111.0... — Updated 1/28/2021


Blair County Acting D.A. Announces Candidacy for Full Term

When Blair County District Attorney Rich Consiglio retired last April, First Assistant District Attorney Pete Weeks was named to replace him. Last Week, Weeks announced his... — Updated 2/4/2021

Pa. Rep. Gregory Hollidaysburg Office Closed Indefinitely

Pennsylvania Rep. Jim Gregory (R-Blair) has closed his Hollidaysburg office to walk-in visitors indefinitely due to acts of vandalism and criminal mischief that have occurred in recent weeks. “For the past three days, and for... — Updated 2/22/2021

Hollidaysburg High Parents Strongly Prefer In-Person Graduation

The Wednesday, Feb. 10, Hollidaysburg Area School District Board of Directors virtual Committee of the Whole meeting began with public comments. All callers taking part addressed the possibility of in-person graduation as opposed... — Updated 2/15/2021

Hollidaysburg Partnership Looks for Additional Partners, Resources

The Feb. 10 Hollidaysburg Area Community Partnership (HACP) Board of Directors meeting was held at the Hollidaysburg Area School District Administration Building and was focused on ways to move forward during the COVID-19... — Updated 2/15/2021

Pa. Dept. of State Failed to Advertise Constitutional Amendment

The Pennsylvania Department of State on Feb. 1 apologized for failing to advertise a proposed constitutional amendment first passed by the legislature in November 2019, HB 963, which could have been considered this month for... — Updated 2/4/2021

Pa. L&I Urges Vigilance Against Social Media Fraud

The Pennsylvania Department of Labor & Industry (L&I) has become aware of attempts by fraudsters to obtain personal and confidential information through fake Facebook pages and is reminding Pennsylvanians to never provide... — Updated 2/11/2021

Counties Call for Election Reforms Based on 2020 Experience

The County Commissioners Association of Pennsylvania (CCAP) has released its preliminary report and recommendations outlining county priorities for further Election Code reforms, and strongly urged the General Assembly and... — Updated 2/4/2021


Community , 4-H Had a Leader and Friend In Fred Imler, Sr.

"He was a Shriner's Shriner," Dan Kindle, Jaffa recorder, said of Fred Imler, Sr. "Anything that supported the kids, he was always there," Kristin Bigelow, former 4H educator,... — Updated 2/4/2021


Blair Co. Man Pens Book Celebrating Famous County Natives

A fascination with celebrity along with an appreciation for local history has led to an Altoona man to publishing his first book. "They Came from Blair County," authored by Blair... — Updated 2/4/2021


'Miss Virginia' made the Community Better

"Virginia Day was very committed to the community," Donna Gority, former Blair County Commissioner, said. "Miss Virginia was a pillar in the community," said the Rev. Keith Moore... — Updated 2/15/2021

IUP Announced Fall 2020 Dean's List

The following students from the Hollidaysburg/Duncansville area have been named to the fall 2020 dean’s list at Indiana University of Pennsylvania. Students achieve dean’s list status when they are full-time (12 or more... — Updated 2/22/2021

Ryan Negola of Duncansville named to James Madison University dean's list

Duncansville resident Ryan Negola has been named to the dean's list at James Madison University for the fall 2020 semester. Students who earn dean's list honors must carry at least 12 graded credit hours and earn a GPA of between... — Updated 2/15/2021


The following students from the Hollidaysburg/Duncansville area have completed requirements for graduation from Indiana University of Pennsylvania as of December 2020 and January 2021. Local graduates, their hometowns, majors and... — Updated 2/26/2021

Cory James of Duncansville named to fall Deans' List at Nebraska

Cory Michael James of Duncansville has been named to the Deans' List at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln for the fall semester of the 2020-21 academic year. James, a graduate student working toward a Master of Business... — Updated 2/11/2021

Briar Nystrom of Duncansville graduates from Edinboro University

Edinboro University celebrated the academic success of nearly 600 students during virtual undergraduate and graduate commencement ceremonies in December. Associate and bachelor's degrees were conferred upon 264 undergraduates and... — Updated 2/17/2021


Former Altoona church relocates to Hollidaysburg

The Abundance of Grace Church which had been meeting in the annex room at Nicolettas restaurant in Altoona has moved into the former Hollidaysburg First Church of God at 514-516... — Updated 2/15/2021

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