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Altoona VA holds ribbon cutting to open new expansion area

ALTOONA, Pa. (WTAJ) — The James E. Van Zandt VA Medical Center opened its new 15,000-square-foot expansion area Thursday afternoon with a ribbon-cutting ceremony. Doctors, patients and Congressman John Joyce (PA-13) joined VA staff for the ribbon cutting of the Patient Aligned Care Team (PACT) expansion, which includes 30 exam rooms with specialized areas for […]
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Police: Altoona man admits to setting fire to his own home

Altoona, PA (WJAC) — Altoona police say a Blair County man is behind bars after he admitted to setting fire to his own home. Police say Matthew Wombacher, 33, faces charges of arson, risking catastrophe, reckless endangerment, disorderly conduct and reckless burning, according to online court records. According to...
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Scott R. Sheehan Begins Term as NAfME National President, 2022–2024

RESTON, VA (June 30, 2022)—On June 15, 2022, the National Association for Music Education (NAfME) welcomed the new 2022–2024 National President, Scott R. Sheehan, as he begins his term. Scott Sheehan is the Director of Bands and Music Department Chairperson at the Hollidaysburg Area Senior High School in Hollidaysburg, Pennsylvania. He is also a consultant for strategic planning and association development.
RESTON, VA
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Road Trippin' PA: The Rockhill Trolley Museum

Huntingdon Co., PA (WJAC) — Rockhill Furnace in Huntingdon County is home to Pennsylvania’s first operating trolley museum. The Rockhill Trolley Museum allows visitors to experience riding in the trolley cars that played a significant role in the country’s development. The museum also has several of Johnstown’s...
HUNTINGDON COUNTY, PA
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Heat pumps can help modular homeowners save money

Mount Union Lumber and Supply or MULS located in Mount Union, Pa. is a one-stop shop for contractors and do-it-yourself customers. From Epoxy flooring samples to concrete overlay displays, rental equipment, and heat pumps. handyman Dwight Rittenhouse chats with Studio 814’s Rebecca Petner about something he’s been wanting to share...
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Keep your pets safe & happy this summer season with JustJak’s Pet Market

Michael Mastalski owner of JustJak’s Pet Market in Altoona, Pa. stops by Studio 814 to talk summer safety for your furry friends. Mastalski says to be mindful of heat exposure, including the temperature inside vehicles, pavement temperatures for their paws (they have booties to protect your doggo’s precious paw pads!), and even sunblock for pets. Don’t forget to provide ample water to keep your pet hydrated. Mastalski also chats about Natural Outdoor Pest Protection options for both humans and pets that he offers at JustJak’s.
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Mount Aloysius College Announces New VP for Student Affairs

Cresson, Pa. – After a national search, Mount Aloysius College is proud to announce that Robin A. Gore, Ed.D., has been named Vice President for Student Affairs. Gore comes to Mount Aloysius most recently from Pepperdine University in California, where she served as the Associate Dean of Student Affairs.
CRESSON, PA
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Golfers Wanted! PAWing IT FOREward Golf Tournament benefits Service Paws of Central PA

ALTOONA, Pa. (WTAJ) — Studio 814’s Rebecca Petner sits down with Joe Fagnani, Chairperson for Service Paws of Central PA, and Sharon Moore, a diabetic who received her service dog, Waffles, thanks to the non-profit — SPCP. Moore says she doesn’t know how she lived without the help of a service dog for so long. Waffles also helps her with her PTSD, anxiety, and panic attacks. When Moore is having panic or anxiety issues, her service dog puts gentle pressure on her chest.
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Rep. John Joyce held roundtable about Alzheimer’s resources

BLAIR COUNTY, Pa (WTAJ) — 13th District Representative John Joyce held a roundtable discussion at the Hollidaysburg Area Public Library about Alzheimer’s. Alzheimer’s is a type of dementia affecting over six million Americans, which is expected to grow to 13 million people by 2050. This year the disease will cost the nation $321 billion. The […]
BLAIR COUNTY, PA
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French & Pickering Creeks Conservation Trust preserves 7.5 more acres in Charlestown

PHOENIXVILLE — French & Pickering Creeks Conservation Trust, in partnership with Charlestown Township, has protected another 7.5 acres in northern Chester County. The conservation easement of the Green Lane Road property, owned by Frances Rodgers, was funded through the township’s Open Space Initiative dedicated tax dollars and expanded the total protected lands along Green Lane to 175 acres.
CHESTER COUNTY, PA

Destination PA: Leap The Dips, world’s oldest roller coaster

ALTOONA, Pa. (WTAJ) — Roller coaster enthusiasts from around the world have come to Central Pennsylvania to see and experience the oldest coaster on earth, Leap The Dips located inside Lakemont Park in Altoona, Pennsylvania. The one-of-a-kind coaster was built in 1902 by the Federal Construction Company and designed by E. Joy Morris. Leap The […]
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