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High school graduation always a family affair

High school graduation is always a family affair, and rarely limited to parents or siblings. So when it came to the 420 graduates in the Beaverton High School class of 2018, large family groups — as many as a dozen in a group, and sometimes more — helped fill most of the 4,800 seats Friday night (June 8) at the Chiles Center at the University of Portland. Among the spectators were Robert and Lori Conover of Milwaukie, who celebrated the graduation of their granddaughter, Raleigh Brown. “She went to her counselor and told her she didn’t really like going to school,” R…
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Ultra-Aire™ MD33 In-Wall Dehumidifier Receives Home Innovation’s NGBS Green Product …

Ultra-Aire, a leading manufacturer of dehumidifiers, has received Green Certification for its MD33 In-Wall Dehumidifier by Home Innovation Research Labs. Green certified products can be used by builders to earn points toward achieving National Green Building Standard™ (NGBS) Certification for single-family homes and multi-family buildings. The Ultra-Aire MD33 In-Wall Dehumidifier earned the Green Certification designation for the following practice guideline: The Ultra-Aire MD33 is the industry’s first true in-wall dehumidifier that provides dedicated moisture control in multi-family dwel…
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Apprenticeships and two-year degrees are calling — is anyone listening?

That approach has failed to match young workers with available positions, leading to many overqualified baristas and far fewer plumbers. “If things continue we’d be in serious danger of being able to maintain our infrastructure,” said Jeff Brown, training director for Northern Minnesota and Wisconsin Plumbers and Steamfitters JATC. “You can’t go more than a couple feet anywhere where there are people living and not see something that people in the skilled trades did — people have been taking that for granted.” For years the trades have been ringing the alarm bells, asking schools and parent…
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National Small Business Week Puts Spotlight on Local Plumbers

Every day thousands of people across the country deal with unexpected plumbing disasters. Toilets overflow, pipes burst and garbage disposals give out. Because of this, every day local plumbers are answering these calls. They’re showing up, day or night, to help get your home or commercial property back in working order, because as we all know, water emergencies don’t wait for office hours and they don’t respect weekend schedules. Who exactly are these local heroes answering the calls? In many cases, they’re a small business owner and local franchisee operating under a nationally resp…
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Around the House: Understand installation instructions before building

Daily, construction newbies and self-proclaimed construction experts from outside the state of Florida waste money on construction projects because they fail to do one simple thing: follow the directions for installation. In the state of Florida, many structural and utility components in a building project must follow the installation methods established under the Florida Product Approval process. This process requires manufacturers to submit products for approval along with how these products are to be installed. Plus, Florida Building Code mandates specific methods of installation for vario…
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Barton’s Plumbing nips Martin Oil in Federation

Alec Bernard had two hits and two RBIs, and Garrett Kratzer and Max Swineford crafted a six-hitter as Barton’s Plumbing & Heating edged Martin Oil, 3-2, at Vets Field in George B. Kelley Federation action on Saturday. Martin Oil pitchers Mason Akers and Mark Stewart limited Barton’s to just three total hits. Akers also doubled in his own behalf. n Nick Urchick delivered three hits and three RBIs, and teammate Matt Rupert recorded three hits and two RBIs as Dick’s Pharmacy knocked off Patton Legion, 11-7, at Vets Field. Winning pitcher Donnie Moyer also knocked in two runs for Dick’s, which received two hits from J.T. Teeter. Patton’s John Elias came up with four hits and three RBIs. n A.J. Bardelang homered among his three hits, and Trevor Manley drove in four runs as Dick’s outslugged Patton Legion, 8-7, in the second game of a doubleheader at Vets Field. n Cory Lehman was 4-for-4, and Andrew Savino pitched a complete game, allowing just two ReMax Realty hits, in Tyrone Legion’s 10-1 victory at Ferner Field in Tyrone. n Winning pitcher Tanner Hunt struck out 11 and tripled twice in Shirley’s Cookies’ 6-2 win over Sheetz at Geesey Park. Hayden Ickes combined with Hunt to pitch a three-hitter. Corey Chamberlain had a pair of singles for Shirley’s. 2B–Akers (MO). Multiple hits–Bernard 2 (BPH). RBI–Wahley, Wertman (MO); Bernard 2, Hibbs (BPH). WP–Kratzer. LP–Akers. SO–Akers 3, Stewart 1 (MO); Kratzer 4, Swineford 1 (BPH). BB–Akers 2 (MO); Kratzer 5 (BPH). 2B–Elias (PL); Urchick, Keller, Snowden (DP). Multiple hits–Elias 4 (PL); Urchick 3, Rupert 3, Teeter 2 (DP). RBI–Elias 3 (PL); Urchick 3, Moyer 2, Rupert 2, Snowden, Manley, Everhart (DP). WP–Moyer. LP–Link. SO–Link 2 (PL); everhart 4, Moyer 1 (DP). BB–Link 3 (PL); Moyer 4 (DP). 2B–Manley (DP). 3B–Blake (P). HR–Bardelang (DP). Multiple hits — Bardelang 3, Rupert 2, Manley 2, Urchick 2 (DP); Schreyer 2 (P). RBI–Manley 4, Rupert 2, Snowden, Bardelang (DP); Painter, Schreyer, Lamont (P). WP–Albright. LP–Kurtz. SO–Albright 1, Bardelang 9, Urchick 1 (DP); Kurtz 5 (P). BB–Bardelang 5, Albright 3 (DP); Kurtz 3 (P). 2B–Barett (R); M. Savino, Lehman, A. Savino (TL). Multiple hits–Lehman 4, Buck 3, M. Savino 2 (TL). RBI–McNelly (R); Stoner 2, Buck 2, M. Savino 2, Vipond, Hoover. WP–A. Savino. LP–McNelly. SO–McNelly 6, A. Savino 7. BB–McNelly 3, A. Savino 3. 2B–Musselman (SC). 3B–Hunt 2 (SC). Multiple hits — Hunt 2, Chamberlain 2 (SC). RBI–Dibert, Hunt, Musselman, Chamberlain (SC), Foor, Boyer (Sh). WP–Hunt. LP–Foor. SO–Hunt 11, Ickes 5 (SC); Foor 7, Seager 1, Bradley 1 (Sh). BB–Hunt 6, Ickes 1 (SC), Foor 6, Wyland 2, Seager 1, Bradley 1 (Sh). Dylan McNelly homered and doubled, and Jacob Ebersole drove in five runs as Furrer Beverage pounded Sheetz, 17-2, in 14-15 year-old Altoona Teener League action at Seitz Field. n Winning pitcher Riley Parks drove in two runs as Professionals Auto Body rallied past Bavarian Hall, 9-6, with six runs in the bottom of the sixth inning at Seitz Field. n Steve Karageanes and Zach Pellegrine combined to throw a no-hitter as Professionals Auto Body topped Police, 10-2, in the late game Friday at Seitz Field. 2B–McNelly (FB). HR–McNelly (FB). Multiple hits–Eastep 3, Ebersole 2, McNelly 2, Manley 3 (FB). RBI–Eastep, Ebersole 5, McNelly 4, Manley, Sheehan 3, Summers, Lafferty (FB); Iachini (S). WP–Ebersole. LP–Auker. SO–Ebersole 6 (FB); Auker 1, Paladini 4 (S). BB–Ebersole 1 (FB); Auker 7, Paladini 7 (S). 2B–McCall (PAB); Criswell, Wilson (BH). Multiple hits–Mauk 2 (PAB); Criswell 2, Wilson 2, Martellacci 2, Muffie 2 (BH). RBI–Parks 2, McCall, Pellegrine, Mauk, Hibbs, Evans, Stawmeier (PAB); Muffie 2, Hartman, Criswell, Martellacci (BH). WP–Parks. LP–Hartman. SO–Mauk 3, Parks 2 (PAB); Wilson 8, Hartman 1 (BH). BB–Mauk 3, Parks 1 (PAB); Wilson 3, Hartman 2 (BH). 2B–Mauk, Pellegrine (PAB). Multiple hits–McCall 2 (PAB). RBI–Mauk 3, McCall 2, Maloney, Karageanes, Veckov (PAB); Colabove, Berkheimer (P). WP–Karageanes. LP–Naglowsy. SO–Karageanes 8, Pellegrine 7 (PAB); Naglowsy 6, Becker 2, Colabove 2 (P). BB–Karageanes 6, Pellegrine 3 (PAB); Naglowsy 3, Becker 5, Colabove 4 (P). Name: Fuzz Frazier Age: 48 Residence: Duncansville High school: Hollidaysburg College: Elizabethtown My … Skip Dry gazed out at an organizational meeting of the Mansion Park Summer Basketball League last week, saw the … The Central Blair Recreation Commission is exploring options for the 2019 Mansion Park Summer Basketball … CRESSON — As a nose tackle with the National Football League’s Baltimore/Indianapolis Colts from 1982 to 1984, … LILLY — Ryan Ickes drove in a pair of runs, and winning pitcher Shane Suter struck out 11 as Lilly Conrad … Glendale High School will be in the running this fall. Glendale is adding a varsity boys and girls cross country … Copyright © Altoona Mirror | http://www.altoonamirror.com | 301 Cayuga Ave., Altoona, PA 16602 | 814-946-7411 | Ogden Newspapers | The Nutting Company
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 Posted on : June 10, 2018

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