Altoona, Pennsylvania

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the analog signal; conversely, many of Pittsburgh's outer-ring eastern and Westmoreland County (Westmoreland County, Pennsylvania) suburbs actually got a grade B signal from WJAC. Because the audio portion of VHF channel 6 was transmitted at 87.75 MHz, it was possible to listen to the television station on most standard FM car radios (or any standard FM radio for that matter). This was a feature frequently employed by area residents. However, this is no longer an option after the digital conversion. On 8th August, 2008, WJAC-TV unveiled a new set designed by FX Group in Orlando, Florida. http: www.wjactv.com 60thanniversary 17122940 detail.html http: tribune-democrat.com local x519170492 WJAC-news-de-emphasizes-channel-number-undergoes-makeover The station also unveiled a new graphics package and changed its on-air branding from its long standing "Channel 6" to "WJAC-TV" as different cable companies now carry the station on different channels. http: tribune-democrat.com local x519170492 WJAC-news-de-emphasizes-channel-number-undergoes-makeover In addition to its main studios, the station operates bureaus in State College (State College, Pennsylvania), Altoona (Altoona, Pennsylvania), and DuBois (DuBois, Pennsylvania). airdate October 13, 1986 (1986 in television) location Johnstown (Johnstown, Pennsylvania) Altoona (Altoona, Pennsylvania) State College, Pennsylvania callsign_meaning '''W'''e're '''W'''onderful '''C'''entral '''P'''ennsylvania The two outlets share studios on Scalp Avenue PA 56 (Pennsylvania Route 56) in Richland Township (Richland Township, Cambria County, Pennsylvania) (official address is Johnstown) and operate advertising sales bureaus in Altoona (Altoona, Pennsylvania) (on East Walton Avenue PA 764 (Pennsylvania Route 764)) and State College (State College, Pennsylvania) (on West Beaver Avenue PA 26 (Pennsylvania Route 26)). Syndicated (television syndication) programming on WWCP includes ''How I Met Your Mother'', ''Family Guy'', ''My Name Is Earl'', and ''Everybody Loves Raymond'' among others. The station can also be seen in high definition on WATM's second digital subchannel. This broadcasts on UHF channel 24.2 (or virtual channel 23.2 via PSIP) from a transmitter in Logan Township (Logan Township, Blair County, Pennsylvania) along the Cambria (Cambria County, Pennsylvania) County line. Career Schneider was educated at Temple University. He began his TV career in 1975 as a news writer for WPVI in Philadelphia. From 1975 to 1976 Mike worked as the weekend news anchor at WTAJ Television in Altoona, Pennsylvania, followed by a similar post at WKBW-TV, Buffalo, New York later in 1976. From 1977-82 he worked as a reporter anchor for WTAE-TV in Pittsburgh, documenting the decline of America's steel industry, the effects of the energy crisis, Pittsburgh's re-birth as a world class medical center, and travelling to Germany to cover the return of the hostages from Iran.


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at Mansion Park. The stadium is also the site of AAHS boys and girls soccer matches and countless practice sessions. District and interdistrict football and soccer playoffs are held each year at Mansion Park, the home of the PIAA Football Championships from 1992 through 1997. The Pennsylvania Scholastic Football Coaches Association East West High School All Star Game was played at Mansion Park from 2001-2010. Numerous high school and junior high school track meets, including the District 6 Class AA and AAA championships and the West Central Coaches Meet, are held at the stadium each spring. The track is also used extensively on a daily basis by hundreds of community residents who enjoy walking and jogging. Mansion Park has also been the site of a 1992 Pittsburgh Steeler (Pittsburgh Steelers) intrasquad scrimmage, the Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference men's and women's college soccer championships, University of Pittsburgh preseason football practices and the 1995 PIAA Soccer Championships. Music events have also been well received. Appearances by the Beach Boys, Up With People, the United States Marine Drum and Bugle Corps, the Penn State Blue Band, the Ohio State Pride of the Buckeyes Band, the University of Notre Dame Band of the Fighting Irish, the University of Illinois Marching Illini and the Indiana University of Pennsylvania Marching Band have attracted huge crowds. Drum Corps International competitions were held in 1998 and again in 2000. Altoona Area High School's Commencement is scheduled at the stadium each year. Mansion Park is also the home of the American Cancer Society's Relay for Life. In early 2010, a new scoreboard featuring a video display board with an improved stadium sound system was erected thanks to the generosity of local sponsors.


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as they converge into Plank Road, consisting of numerous stores and shopping centers. This area plus Route 764 which runs through Altoona and the northern and southern suburbs is known as the "Green Banana". * The Walmart and Target shopping centers. * The Logan Town Centre which is the newest and arguably the best and most diverse shopping center that sits directly next to I-99. * As well as several more plazas and centers just to the North and South of the city as well as the western

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with Turkey Hill (Turkey Hill (company)) from Lancaster (Lancaster, Pennsylvania), Wawa (Wawa Food Markets) from the Philadelphia area, and Sheetz from Altoona. 7-Eleven has no presence in the Altoona (Altoona, Pennsylvania)–State College (State College, Pennsylvania)–Johnstown (Johnstown, Pennsylvania) area because of Sheetz, Meg Major, "Fancy Footwork", ''Progressive Grocer'' May 15, 2006. Describes the competitors and stresses the advanced development


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footing regardless of the weather conditions. Most importantly, there has been a significant decrease in serious injuries since the artificial turf was installed. During a typical fall season, more than 60 events take place on the turf. Altoona High (Altoona Area High School) varsity and junior varsity teams, Altoona Area Junior High School (Altoona Area School District#Altoona Area Junior High School) ninth grade teams, and Bishop Guilfoyle High School all play home football games at Mansion Park. The stadium is also the site of AAHS boys and girls soccer matches and countless practice sessions. District and interdistrict football and soccer playoffs are held each year at Mansion Park, the home of the PIAA Football Championships from 1992 through 1997. The Pennsylvania Scholastic Football Coaches Association East West High School All Star Game was played at Mansion Park from 2001-2010. Numerous high school and junior high school track meets, including the District 6 Class AA and AAA championships and the West Central Coaches Meet, are held at the stadium each spring. The track is also used extensively on a daily basis by hundreds of community residents who enjoy walking and jogging. Mansion Park has also been the site of a 1992 Pittsburgh Steeler (Pittsburgh Steelers) intrasquad scrimmage, the Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference men's and women's college soccer championships, University of Pittsburgh preseason football practices and the 1995 PIAA Soccer Championships. Music events have also been well received. Appearances by the Beach Boys, Up With People, the United States Marine Drum and Bugle Corps, the Penn State Blue Band, the Ohio State Pride of the Buckeyes Band, the University of Notre Dame Band of the Fighting Irish, the University of Illinois Marching Illini and the Indiana University of Pennsylvania Marching Band have attracted huge crowds. Drum Corps International competitions were held in 1998 and again in 2000. Altoona Area High School's Commencement is scheduled at the stadium each year. Mansion Park is also the home of the American Cancer Society's Relay for Life. In early 2010, a new scoreboard featuring a video display board with an improved stadium sound system was erected thanks to the generosity of local sponsors.


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''' is a stage bicycle race held in Central Pennsylvania each July. The International Tour de Toona bicycle race started as a one day race and was initially called the Tour de Toona because it was based in Altoona, Pennsylvania. The current event has become the largest pro-am cycling event in North America and has stages spanning Blair (Blair County, Pennsylvania), Cambria (Cambria County, Pennsylvania), Bedford (Bedford County, Pennsylvania), and Somerset County, Pennsylvania


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for a "helper-ahead" of the road power is due to the road crew running short on time. All 30 units built were delivered to Conrail (Consolidated Rail Corporation), and the 28 production units were completed, tested, and painted at the former Pennsylvania Railroad shops in Altoona, Pennsylvania. In the Conrail split, Norfolk Southern (Norfolk Southern Railway) received 17 units (numbered 7200–7216) while CSX (CSX Transportation) got 13 (800–812, being renumbered to 4590–4602


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of the tracks south of 21st street and between the 5th Ward and the tracks to the west and the 9th Ave tracks to the east. The area is zoned as multiple, single and suburban residential as well as residential commercial and light industrial. This is probably one of the more varied and diverse areas of the city architecturally. Curtin Curtin is the neighborhood where the Jaffa Mosque is located. As well as the Broad Avenue Historic District, which was added to the National Register

business along Plank Road, residential commercial along parts of Frankstown Road and Logan Blvd, and light industrial south of Logan Blvd. This is the only section of the defined city limits that Interstate 99 actually passes through. Calvert Hills Calvert Hills is a small area between 12th Street and 16th Street north to south and 17th Ave to the east. This is the area of multiple, single and suburban residential on the hills around the former Keith Junior High School, which is now


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Pennsylvania State University. He had his first professional newspaper job with the Altoona Mirror in 1966.historic&date Dec+11,+1981&author &pub Chicago+Tribune&desc Awards+for+excellence+to+13+Tribune+staffers&pqatl google Awards for excellence to 13 Tribune staffers, '' The Chicago Tribune


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name Staufer This line is still an important cross-state corridor, carrying Amtrak's Philadelphia to Harrisburg Main Line and the Norfolk Southern Railway's Pittsburgh Subdivision. In 1849, PRR officials developed plans to construct a repair facility at Altoona (Altoona, Pennsylvania). Construction was started in 1850, and soon a long building was completed that housed a machine shop, woodworking shop, blacksmith shop, locomotive repair shop

Altoona, Pennsylvania

'''Altoona''' is a city in Blair County (Blair County, Pennsylvania), Pennsylvania, United States. It is the principal city of the Altoona Metropolitan Statistical Area (MSA). The population was 46,320 at the time of the 2010 Census (2010 United States Census), making it the tenth most populous city in Pennsylvania. The Altoona MSA includes all of Blair County and was recorded as having a population of 127,089 at the 2010 Census (2010 United States Census), radius of the Altoona city center according to U.S. Census zip code population data. This includes the adjacent boroughs of Hollidaysburg (Hollidaysburg, PA) and Duncansville (Duncansville, PA), adjacent townships of Logan (Logan Township, Blair County, PA), Allegheny (Allegheny Township, Blair County, PA), Blair (Blair Township, PA), Frankstown (Frankstown Township, PA), Antis (Antis Township, Blair County, PA), and Tyrone (Tyrone Township, Blair County, PA), as well as nearby boroughs of Bellwood (Bellwood, PA) and Newry (Newry, PA).

Having grown around the railroad (Rail transport) industry, under the direction of Teresa Cheung. Prominent landmarks include the Horseshoe Curve (Horseshoe Curve (Pennsylvania)), the Railroaders Memorial Museum, the Juniata Shops of the Altoona Works, the Mishler Theatre, the Cathedral of the Blessed Sacrament (Cathedral of the Blessed Sacrament (Altoona)), and the Jaffa Shrine Center.

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