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A mid-sized city in central Pennsylvania, Altoona once changed its name to "POM Wonderful Presents: The Greatest Movie Ever Sold, Pennsylvania," for two months to promote the city, as well as the film by the same name, by documentarian Morgan Spurlock "Super Size Me!"). The city has over 46,000 residents and its located in the middle of Blair County. Interestingly, it's the only city in the U.S. that imposes no property tax on buildings, but instead on land values only.
Local Newspapers: Altoona Mirror
Local Sports Teams: Altoona Curve (Minor League Baseball)
Local Colleges: Penn State Altoona
Zip Codes associated with altoona, pennsylvania:
16601 16602 16603
Towns/Cities near altoona, pennsylvania : Hollidaysburg Bellwood Tipton Duncansville Tyrone Ebensburg
King's blames expiring leases, store underperformance for closings
King's Family Restaurants closed five locations in western Pennsylvania after being unable to reach a new deal over expiring leases and because of the underperformance of those locations.Spiritual notes
St. Michael the Archangel Catholic Church of Hollidaysburg, Montgomery and Spruce streets, will be hosting the Hollidaysburg Free Soup Program for the final three Saturdays - March 25, April 1 and 8. Soup, bread, butter, beverage and dessert will be offered from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. A free will offering will be accepted, however, it is not required. The Free Soup Program is open to everyone in the community, regardless of church affiliation, and includes those financially in need, the elderly and anyone wishing for Christian fellowship.Crash Claims Life of Frenchville Woman
According to state police, the crash occurred at 5:12 p.m. on the Shawville-Frenchville Highway near its intersection with Surveyor Road. State police say a Ford F-150 driven by Raymond Martell, 77, of Frenchville entered the opposing lane and collided with a Ford Escort driven by Eugene Plubell, 77, of Frenchville.Judge removes candidate for Altoona City Council
A Blair County judge has ordered the removal of a candidate for Altoona City Council after a review of his nomination petition identified 51 invalid signatures of the 133 offered. Judge Elizabeth Doyle ruled Wednesday that Ron Adams of Altoona did not present the minimum 100 valid signatures required for council candidates, so the judge ordered his petition be set aside.Police continue investigating crash
William Montgomery, 38, of Altoona was sent to UPMC Altoona just before 9 p.m. Saturday after he crashed a 2013 Chevrolet Silverado pickup into a utility pole and billboard after crossing the center line and driving through a yard on the 1600 block of East Pleasant Valley Boulevard, according to state police.Two candidates nixed from primary ballot
Two candidates for local public offices - one for school board and one for City Council - in the May primary election had their names stricken from the ballot on Friday, while three more candidates wait on their status as Blair County President Judge Elizabeth Doyle further reviews arguments. Republican Nikki Varney, one of the two candidates off the ballot, withdrew her name from the Hollidaysburg Area School Board race without contesting the petition to set aside her nomination made by Hollidaysburg Area School Board member Lois Kaneshiki.Law aims to address strangulation
A new state law targeting domestic violence took effect in late December, and already a half-dozen people in Blair County are facing the charge that aims specifically at one type of abuse - strangulation. While strangulation is a term most people connect with murder, nonfatal strangulation is a serious problem that people who deal with domestic abuse victims see all too often.Cooper pulls support for McClure
Retired Blair County Sheriff Mitch Cooper has retracted his endorsement of Sam McClure in the race for Blair County sheriff. Cooper has written a letter that will appear as a paid ad in Sunday's Mirror explaining his reasons and said Friday that Cooper said he struggled with the decision to place an ad, formatted as a letter to the citizens of Blair County, but saw no recourse given.Spiritual notes
Lenten meals will be served from 4-7 p.m. each Friday through April 7 at St. Therese of the Child Jesus Parish, Father Kelley Hall, 25th Avenue and Fifth Street. The menu includes baked or fried fish or fried or steamed shrimp, macaroni and cheese or french fries or baked potato, cole slaw or applesauce, stewed tomatoes, roll and butter, dessert and a drink.City man jailed on felony charges
Mirror photo by Greg Bock Travis McMasters, led by Constable Brittany Diehl, was taken into custody Thursday after an eight-month investigation into the exchange of nude pictures with underage girls on Facebook. An Altoona man is accused of posing as a teenage boy on Facebook to solicit nude pictures of underage girls.Quality Assurance Manager
Job Description This position serves as the primary manager of the NAC Quality system to ensure NAC processes and products meet specifications and quality standards. The essential duties of the position include: a Implementation, maintenance, and oversight of quality processes across within the primary ... login now to view full job description Job Details Primary Skill: Quality Control Quality Assurance Posted: Tuesday, March 14, 2017 Location: Altoona, Pennsylvania Country: United States Salary Range: Negotiable Type of Work: Direct Hire Work Shift : 1st Shift You can apply for this position online using Printworkers.com online resume and application process.Worst of storm behind region
Mirror photo by Patrick Waksmunski PennDOT employees Eric Snare, Andya SWeymer and Tim Allen attach a plow to a grader at the yard in Bellwood on Monday afternoon. Both AccuWeather and the National Weather Service meteorologists expect between 6 and 12 inches of the white stuff to cover the area when it tapers off this morning.Police say drunken driver led chase
Brandon P. Cruthers, 29, of 826 Yellow Springs Drive was driving the wrong way on Sixth Avenue and headed for two Altoona police officers in a patrol car about 5:30 a.m. Sunday, prompting a serpentine chase through city streets that ended with Cruthers' arrest on a list of charges that includes aggravated assault of a police officer. According to Altoona police, Cruthers, who was behind the wheel of a red 2001 Jaguar sedan, didn't slow down when he drove directly at the patrolling officers as they drove down the 1100 block of Sixth Avenue in the left lane.Man accused of assaulting ER nurse
Robert Sieg, 59, of Johnstown was at UPMC Altoona about 2 p.m. Thursday for a psychiatric evaluation when he took off running down a hallway from the emergency room treatment bays to the waiting room, according to charges filed by UPMC Altoona police. Two officers, along with a nurse and a clinical manager, gave chase and caught up with Sieg in the main lobby of the hospital by Subway.Tyrone Twp. woman falls victim to scam
According to state police in Hollidaysburg, the 86-year-old woman was called Monday afternoon by someone claiming to be her grandson. The caller told the woman that he was under arrest for having drugs in his vehicle and he needed help.Luddy Scholarship applications available
The Monsignor Joseph M. Luddy Scholarship Foundation is accepting applications for its annual awards. The following criteria will be utilized in the selection process: - Attendance or acceptance into a graduate education program in the fields of social work or the Roman Catholic priesthood.East Stroudsburg Borough Manager retires Updated at
East Stroudsburg is losing its longtime municipal administrator. Borough Manager Jim Phillips announced his retirement last fall at the end of 22 years of service.
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