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Altoona Mirror (Newspaper) - May 21, 2015, Altoona, Pennsylvania A a Routs Hollidaysburg to reach District title game City s italian clubs preserve heritage a t Facebook Altoona Mirror a to 1 a copyright 2015 twitter subscribe 946-7480 a a a a a i thursday now included with your paid subscription May 21. 2015votes outside City helped Erb Tomassetti win by Ray Stephens is . Com Hollidaysburg Altoona voters divided their support tuesday for three of the five Blair county Republican commissioner candidates. But with support from voters outside Altoona candidates Bruce Erb of Hollidaysburg and Terry Tomassetti of Altoona finished at the top of the Republican ballot based on a precinct by precinct Tomassetti review of votes cast. Erb 60, a longtime Republican committee member who made his first run for a commissioner seat said he used the last three weeks to finish his door to door campaigning. While that Effort started in Altoona he said it took him from the Northern to the Southern end of the county. A i have been All Over a Erb said tuesday night after the vote count indicated that he would be the party a nominee for the four year Post. See votes Page a6 Blair county commissioner votes candidate vote total Bruce Erb 6,917 Terry Tomassetti 5,436 Richard j. Peo 3,497 Joe Metzgar 2,199 Jamie Powers 977 source Blair county elections office i j planting some service Mirror photo by j o Cavrich agora Caber charter students planted Flowers at the Entrance As a service project wednesday at the army National guard in Hollidaysburg. Briny Williams left16, and Jared Burch 16, Plant red Flowers. Caber students help Spruce up by Russ of Reilly they May attend school at Home behind a computer but local children enrolled in agora Caber charter school came together outside wednesday for a service project with the army National guard in Hollidaysburg. About five agora students beautified the army National guard readiness Center in Hollidaysburg by planting Flowers donated by Leighty a and a amp a greenhouse. Agora Caber charter school has about 200 students in Blair and Cambria counties parts of Huntingdon and the Philipsburg area. The centers maintenance repairman Jim Robertson said the students help was much appreciated. A a it a Nice to know there Are kids willing to spend time and give Back to the National guard a Robertson said. Quot agora jumped in and it was just agora student Jared Burch 16, of Altoona said he was Happy to meet some of his classmates whom he never met before. A ifs Nice not to be sitting at the computer screen and to give Back a he said. Mirror staff writer Russ of Reilly is at 946-7435. Rally backs Wolf a budget participants express frustration at recent cuts in education by William Kibler Sharon Popes eighth Grade son Holdon attends Altoona area Junior High school under an individual education plan to help Deal with his multiple learning disabilities. At a courthouse rally in Hollidaysburg wednesday Pope told of Holdon a and his teachers struggles Over the last several years to keep up with his mainstream studies struggles that Pope blames on former gov. Tom corbetts education funding cuts. Afterwards Pope and about 20 others participating in the local iteration of a movement called a fix pay marched to the offices of two Republican members of the Republican dominated general Assembly to urge passage of democratic gov. Tom wolfs controversial budget. Because of the cuts there Are fewer special education support specialists even As there Are larger classes so Holdon Hasni to been getting the kind of one on one instruction he needs Pope said. The state has 23,000 fewer teachers and educational professionals than in 2010, Altoona Junior High teacher Liz Barr told the group. See rally Page a6mandate leaves Hollidaysburg other districts struggling District trying to close food service funding deficit avoid outsourcing by Russ of Reilly Oreilly Altoona Mirror. Com All across the nation children Are saying no to the whole grains required by the Federal government. And that protest is Manifest in school District food service fund deficits. A the Federal mandate the hunger free healthy kids act is really causing participation to drop. It is a National Issue a said Hollidaysburg area superintendent Bob Gildea. Hollidaysburg area is trying to avoid outsourcing its food services to a management company Gildea said. The District employs about 40 food service workers whom the District is currently in negotiations with. Salaries and benefits of the districts Kitchen employees Are expected to be about 60 percent of the districts $1.8 million proposed food service budget next year a District business office presentation showed wednesday. See mandate Page a6 classifieds comics Legal notices obituaries opinion puzzles sports sudoku c3-0 d5 c3-5 a7 a4 d4 bl-8 c8 910 00050 a a a. Is m v in special in 23d and 25 Fri sat is mon., Quot wait our 2 most popular salads in one fresh greens Steak amp Chicken tomatoes hard boiled eggs cheese amp dressing of follow us on Facebook

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