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Tiffany Rizzo


Altoona, PA, United States

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Past articles by Tiffany:

Sinking Valley Farm Show kicking off

BLAIR COUNTY, Pa (WTAJ) — If you want to spend some quality time with your family, the Sinking Valley Farm Show is going on this week. They will have hayrides from the parking lot to the fairgrounds and will be filled with fun for the kids like sack races and tractor pulls. And while this […] → Read More

American Legion Cambria County Fair promoting agriculture in youth

EBENSBURG, Pa (WTAJ) — The American Legion County Fair kicked off Sunday, September 5th with lots of rides, food, and family fun! A big part of the fair promotes agriculture through their Youth Livestock Show. Barn Superintendent Mike Niebauer said along with livestock exhibitors learning responsibility by taking care of their animals, it also teaches […] → Read More

Cambria County Job Fair calling all employers and job seekers

CAMBRIA COUNTY, Pa (WTAJ) — The 24th Annual Cambria County Job Fair is will be held on September 28th from 12 PM to 5 PM at the F.J. Pasquerilla Conference Center in downtown Johnstown. As companies struggle to get employees, this job fair will give them access to a couple of hundred job seekers. If […] → Read More

Old bank in Madera transforms into drive-thru coffee shop

CLEARFIELD COUNTY, Pa (WTAJ) — A community in Clearfield County is going bananas for a smoothie and coffee shop that opened in July. The owners transformed an old bank in Madera into a drive-thru shop, Coffee N Bananas, bringing more options to the small town. The shop is located at 3064 Main St. and is […] → Read More

Tyrone Gardners Candies holds fundraiser for families of house explosion

TYRONE, Pa (WTAJ) — After the explosion in Tyrone on Monday, the community is coming together to raise money for the families affected. Gardners Candies in Tyrone is donating a dollar of every ice cream item sold Wednesday and Thursday. They have already raised over 700 dollars from sales and donations. The Tyrone Gardners candies […] → Read More

Altoona resident born blind inspires community members

BLAIR COUNTY, Pa (WTAJ) — An Altoona native is proving that you can do whatever you put your mind to, no matter what barrier you face. Taylor Carini is a man with many talents, playing music since elementary school. “He was showing me the trumpet one day and he asked me to play a couple […] → Read More

PA CareerLink helping more people search for work

ALTOONA, Pa (WTAJ) — A service that offers assistance to job seekers and employers is seeing more people on the hunt for work. PA CareerLink said as long as you are 16 years of age, they can help you find a job, no matter what barrier you face. Blair & Bedford County CareerLink site administrator […] → Read More

Youth mission trip making a difference in Altoona

ALTOONA, Pa (WTAJ) — Team Effort, a youth mission trip, is holding their 28th summer program in Altoona. That means middle and high school students from all over the United States are in the area making a difference. Team Efforts 8 week-long program started the first week of June and will go until the last […] → Read More

Community thinking about money management post-pandemic

(WTAJ) — To save money or spend it? That is the age-old question and it’s one that is changing as people get back out there after the pandemic. It seems like this pandemic has been eye-opening to a lot of people giving them the time to learn how to not only save their money but […] → Read More

ArtsAltoona holding summer art market to promote local artists

BLAIR COUNTY, Pa (WTAJ) — If you are a fan of handmade products, ArtsAltoona is holding its summer art market this weekend. Along with about 30 artists selling their work, there will be live music, food trucks, and a silent auction. This is their 2nd market and they plan to make it seasonal, with the […] → Read More

Houtzdale pickleball tournament aims to promote sport

CLEARFIELD COUNTY, Pa (WTAJ) — In more and more communities, pickleball is the talk of the town. With the sport growing in popularity, there is a tournament this weekend happening in Houtzdale. The pickleball tournament was set up to help promote the new pickleball courts that were built last year in Houtzdale. “Something about the […] → Read More

Sideline Cancer 10th annual golf tournament

BLAIR COUNTY, Pa (WTAJ) — One local organization is “teeing off” today to help find a cure for pancreatic cancer. Over the past 10 years, the Greg and Cathy Griffith Family Foundation have raised over $130,000 through their golf tournament at the Scotch Valley Country Club. The 4 man scramble, 18 hole tournament, kicks off […] → Read More

Altoona Fire Department arson dog retires after 7 years of service

BLAIR COUNTY, Pa (WTAJ) — After a very successful career with the Altoona Fire Department, Tyra, the city’s arson dog is ready for retirement. The city of Altoona presented this pup with a certificate of recognition for all her hard work. About 20 Altoona firefighters and city hall staff attended the event. Tyra gave 7 […] → Read More

Altoona Area Public Library hosts kids summer reading program

BLAIR COUNTY, Pa (WTAJ) — If your child has a love for reading, a program this summer can make sure they don’t fall behind. The Altoona Area Public Library is holding a summer quest all season long. It all starts June 12th at Lakemont Park from 1 PM to 4 PM. The library has temporarily […] → Read More

Project Bloomtown beautifies Huntingdon streets

HUNTINGDON COUNTY, Pa (WTAJ) — Spring is nearing its end, but one local community is continuing to keep the season’s beauty alive in their town. This is the 5th year of Project Bloomtown, where volunteers hang baskets of flowers to brighten the streets of Huntingdon. There are dozens of baskets in Huntingdon, mostly along Washington […] → Read More

Spray Park in Altoona opening this weekend

BLAIR COUNTY, Pa (WTAJ) — As the weather gets a bit warmer, kids are going to want a way to cool off. In Altoona that opportunity is coming this weekend, the Juniata Memorial Spray Park opens Saturday at 11 AM and will stay open all summer long, 7 days a week. The park is a […] → Read More

Powerlines down causing problems in Hollidaysburg

BLAIR COUNTY, Pa (WTAJ) — A downed powerline caused some problems in Hollidaysburg tonight. Several lines down have left hundreds of people without power Wednesday night. In the American Legion Park, the strong winds snapped a pole in half, leaving wires down near the discovery garden. The park superintendent Greg Mielnik said this could be […] → Read More

Altoona fills two major in-house positions

BLAIR COUNTY, Pa (WTAJ) — Two major in-house positions have been filled in the city of Altoona. In a council meeting Monday night the new city manager and police chief were announced. After the city manager, Ken Decker was put on administrative leave in early April, council members said both parties have mutually agreed to […] → Read More

Vigil to be held for missing woman as her disappearance gains interest

BLAIR COUNTY, Pa (WTAJ) — After nearly a decade after she went missing, one woman’s disappearance continues to gain more interest. Fawn Mountain went missing in 2012, and this weekend her family and friends are putting together a vigil ceremony. They’re hoping the community shows out for Fawn as they continue to share her story. […] → Read More

PennDOT in need of funds for upcoming projects

(WTAJ) — PennDOT outlined upcoming road and highway projects for 2021 this week at outreach meetings for counties in our region. A spokesman from district 9 said the need for new projects is greater than the amount of money available to them. He adds the department will use techniques to try to stretch the funds, […] → Read More